Choosing the Right Speaker Dock
A speaker dock determines the degree of enjoyment that one gets from his or her music in an open space, like a room. Therefore one must choose the best speaker dock possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind here.
The Quality: This depends upon how you want to use your choice of music storage device. Your device may be an iPod (the most popular), an iPhone, an iPad, a Zune HD or any mp3 player. Many speaker docks work well for a combination of devices, and can be used with more than one of the above. If you are planning to have a party in your living room, or if you love quality music and enjoy the whole surround sound experience, then of course you must invest in a higher price range, good quality speaker dock, preferably one which is made for the particular device exclusively. It is always better to go for branded devices as they carry a warranty and better customer support.
Features: Look for features like video output, a remote control, an auxilliary input device option, FM radio, iPod chargers and accessibility. A video output will do great for people who would like to add another dimension to their music experience, audio as well as visual. Most people will also want to invest in an dock which looks like it belongs in their home and blends in aesthetically with its surroundings.
Price: Buying a dock with rechargable batteries is a good option. It costs more initially but pays for itself by saving on new battery costs. Branded docks are also more expensive but come with a warranty, great customer service and usually also with an excellent aesthetic styling.
The dock you choose should match your preferences, and should be compatible with the device in which you intend to use it.