Philips docking speaker DS3000 for iPod/iPhone Battery/AC powered
Great Product..So-So App
I've always known Philips to be a company that takes pride in making unique and quality products.. at times taking a chance at clever design. This docking speaker for my iPhone [3G] is just such a product. I'm the type of person who not only looks for quality and performance, but uniqueness as well! When I discovered this Speaker-Dock, I was initially impressed with its clever appearance. I expected good sound, especially since it's a Philips product. For its size, this Speaker-Dock produces great sound. Good Bass for it's size, and wonderfully clear and pleasing mids and highs. It is well made, and even weighty for its size. That's a good feature for a small unit like this.. it won't fall over easily. It holds my iPhone in place well. It also doesn't have annoyingly bright LED's of any kind, just subtle, amber lighting behind the volume control. This also is a good feature if you use the dock as an alarm clock [with the Philips App]. I'm impressed and happy with this unit.
The App, however, is a bit buggy. Sometimes it lets you access all its available menu-screens, and at other times, it won't let me access the screen where I can activate the Bass Boost. Also, sometimes when I dock my iPhone, I get an 'error' on the iPhone stating that the Dock is not compatible with the iPhone. When this happens, I still can use the App, but it won't let me access the Bass Boost. I haven't looked to see if there's a recent update [as of June, 2012], but I will look soon. Regardless, you should feel confident in purchasing this Speaker-Dock.. it sounds great! - and other Apps will work just fine with it! I'm very glad I bought it!
17 June 2012
Amazed by the sound
It was given to us as a christmas gift. I wanted a small system for
My newborn's room to play music and white noise. I popped in an old iPhone and fired up pandora and was immediately impressed with the full sound. I couldn't believe it. I was expecting a thin sounding system because of its size and was pleasantly. I would highly recommend this system. Only downfall is the app. If you don't have it loaded on your iPhone it prompts you to download it everytime you turn on the system. I haven't found a good use for the app.
9 March 2012
Fidelio App Problems
I can't find the support to adjust the sound. Radio stops. Slider bars no effect. Unsupported device messages come and go.
Would some of the people who give this 5 stars kindly come over and explain fidelio to me.
Sounds like an old AM radio.
Easy to use, as far as stick the iPhone in and play my iPod play list, but no Fidelio features. So it may be that the design is real cute and portable and it is a fine piece of hardware fluffery, the software is a drag and the website is useless.
25 January 2012
Perfect for me
I purchased this docking speaker after reading reviews both on Philips site and Amazon. It did not disappoint! I originally wanted it to play Pandora thru my iphone by our pool. It perfectly drowned out my neighbors Jimmy Buffet (well worth it for that reason alone!). Since closing the pool it has proved to be my only source of home music as well. I'm very happy with this docking speaker.
21 October 2011
Outstanding sound quality
sounds great in bathroom and out on patio. Good quality and very portable.
9 October 2011
Value for $
Although I adore the clarity of sound (it does fill my room with great sound) and design of this product, I still trying to figure out why it cuts out when I want to listen to the radio. When in the dock and I click on the Fidelio app it lights up for 2 seconds then goes out.... Very frustrating!!!
27 June 2011
Nice little speaker/charger/synch dock
Nice sound for the size. Stereo separation is not sufficient since the thing is not wide. But sounds pretty good. I carry around the house. Takes 4 AA batteries. Battery cover acts a the base with rubbery cushion. Like the fact that it comes with an iPhone/iPod app where you can set up equalizer setting that out takes effect only when playing on the dock. It does not change the iphone/ipod EQ setting so I don't have to change back when undocked. Simple app but shows weather, time, etc. When playing songs, the app shows album arts. Not sure if it fetches the arts online or from the song's own mp3 tag. The app gives you almost full ipod music control functions within your playlists. But if you want to pick just one song to play, you need to use the option to exit to native ipod. Not a problem.
28 April 2011
Small package,big sound!
I was blown away by the sound from this little device. Also the free Fidelio App gives you access to over 7000 radio stations around the world. I love the DS3000!!
25 April 2011