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It works, but quality could be a lot better
on November 3, 2013
After reading the other reviews, I guess I got lucky: my remote works, the dock works, and my iPod charges up. On the negative side, both the audio and power cables are very short, and there was initially an annoying 60Hz hum at all times. I reversed the AC adapter in the socket (the usual solution to iPod hum while charging), and there was a small improvement, but the hum continued. I pushed both the power and audio plugs in extra-firm to make sure they were completely seated, and the sound quality improved dramatically while the 60Hz hum almost disappeared. Check your connections! As for the build quality of the dock, flimsy is not too harsh a word, but then it's not a product that's meant to be treated roughly is it? I would say this dock does everything it claims to. I'm not expecting audiophile quality sound out of an iPod, but c'mon, 60Hz hum on a device that's meant to be connected to a stereo? I'll be looking around for a better quality dock with the same functionality. Note: this dock takes the audio from the iPod's 30-pin connector, not from the headphone jack. Changing the volume on the iPod doesn't affect the signal coming out of the 30-pin docking connector, which is at a fairly low "line" level.