Monster Beatbox iPod Dock Review

By on January 2, 2011
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Bringing da house down

Good: Extremely loud, awesome quality
Bad: Remote isn't that great, no on unit controls and pricey!
Price: AED 1212
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Connecting the Beatbox was as easy as plugging in the power outlet and connecting your iPod or iPhone. I have an iPhone 4 and sadly, there was no adapter dock present for Apple’s latest, however, I was very easily able to attach my device without any dock. It sat on the Beatbox securely without any wobbling. While on the dock, your iPod can charge as well.

I played quite a few tracks off my iPhone on the Beatbox and let me say that it is loud and incredible. I tested the Beatbox at home and my double height foyer sounded like an auditorium. Everything from light and easy tracks by Norah Jones and Andrea Bocelli to something hip-hop like Black Eyed Peas and hard hitting like Bruce Springsteen and Radiohead sounded incredibly loud and powerful. The Bass and treble levels were awesome while the voice quality extremely clear.  Sound never distorted even at the highest levels which is not something I can say for any audio gear we review. The following line truly shows what Monster feels about audio

The only disappointing bit about the beatbox was the remote control. The volume controls and skipping buttons are not very responsive. At times. I had to press the skip button three times for it to register on the beatbox and this was while I was barely sitting ten feet away from the unit. The lack of navigation buttons on the dock makes it an even bitter pill to swallow. Also, strictly for aesthetic reasons, it would have been nice if the volume knob rotated when changing the volume levels from the remote like it does on many home receivers- it adds a bit of pimp to the design.

Priced at AED 1212, the Beatbox is strictly for those looking for a high quality audio dock for your iPod. It does not feature some of the gimmicks found in other docks such as a clock or FM radio but nothing I’ve tested comes close to the audio quality produced by the Beatbox.

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Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

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