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So glad I bought them!
on June 13, 2011
After reading mixed reviews, and putting much thought and deliberation into it, I purchased the set for my pool area. I'm so glad I did. These are an outstanding alternative to hard wired speakers! The sound quality is remarkably good, with nice bass and treble response. The enclosures are a little larger which attributes to nice bass tones. The dock station comes with an a/c power adapter or you can use it completely wireless by using using 4 AA batteries in the unit. I have used this with my iPhone and it works great. We use the SiriusXM application, Pandora, and the iPod functions and the unit has performed great. I have noticed there is a little interference when using an iPhone when you send or receive text messages while the unit is playing, so this may be the crackling/noise interference some owners are experiencing when using the speakers. This unit also comes with RCA connections so you may plug the dock station into your home theater system/stereo system, PC, cable TV, or satellite dish receiver to use as well. You simply plug the RCA connections into your audio out (red/white plugs) on your home system, cable box, or satellite receiver and use the wireless transmitter's plug to connect to the RCA plug. Of course, to use with a PC, you will not need to use the RCA cord provided, just simply plug the dock station into your PC's headphone jack. We tune into the music channels via DirecTV and the unit had ZERO interference while using this setup. The speakers produce an amazing stereo effect. We have had several guests over to our home and they are literally blown away with these speakers partially hidden in our landscape.
Now for the cons:
It's really not a con....It's an issues others have mentioned, but I have found a fix to it.
Like others have said, there is no volume control on the wireless dock station and the volume has to be adjusted on each speaker. There's an easy solution. If you use an iPhone, iPod, any MP3 device, home stereo/home theater, PC, cable/satellite box, the volume can be adjusted with the device you connect to the dock station. The key is to turn the volume down on the device you are connecting with (let's say at to the least half way mark to start out), and turn the volume up on your wireless speakers outside. Use the volume on your connected device (Ie: iPod, etc) to turn the volume up and down on the speakers outside. It's that easy! When I connected the dock station with my satellite receiver, I could use the receiver's remote to adjust the volume outside. Problem solved!
Pros: After 16 hours of operation, I couldn't be more pleased. Upon receiving these, I charged the speakers for about five hours. I used the speakers for about four hours with no problems. I decided to charge them overnight to use them the next day, and used them for over twelve hours on a 97° day at a fairly high volume level with no issues.
The product looks great, and blends in with my landscaping. It's a fairly large (tall) unit, but it looks great.
I highly recommend this product. It's so easy to use, looks, and sounds great!