iPod and MP3 Player Docks
Speaker docks are recently becoming popular as the output devices for portable mp3 players. Until now, personal mp3 players were synonymous with single person listening but with speaker docks, there is no need to invest in a hi-fi system. Speaker docks play music from the mp3 player and are merely an alternative for earphones or headphones. The price of these docks depends on the output capacity, equalizing features and the like. Most people prefer to invest in a speaker dock that can match a desktop hi-fi system as it is far cheaper and any mp3 player can be attached to it.
Usually, speaker docks connect to the player through the normal headphone jack but in some cases, the connectivity option that is used to connect the player to the computer is used. This gives more control to the user in terms of quality, audio and other capabilities. The Apple iPod is known to connect to a varuety of speaker docks through the cable connectivity or docking option thereby providing better equalizer settings.
Speaker docks themselves vary in features. Some of them are mere speakers with a volume control. The high end ones come with a remote and a display that shows the song that is being played along with other details. Modified ones include features such as FM Radio and internet streaming capabilities. In the end, it all trickles down to what you need and what you will be using it for.
There are numerous brands in the market that manufacture these speaker docks. The important thing to look for is versatility. By this, we mean the ability of the dock to connect to various players and play the music that is stored on them. For example, the official iPod dock by Apple is suitable only for the iPod whereas Audussey makes docks that are compatible with various players. If you are using only one type of player, then best go for a specific dock as it is much cheaper.
Audiostore has a great collection of speaker docks that drastically amplify your listening experience. Go through each one carefully and review its features to make sure it is what you want. The best part is that Audiostore offers the best prices for speaker docks on the internet!