Review: Harman/Kardon GO + PLAY iPod boombox

CNET's Donald Bell reviews the Harman/Kardon GO + PLAY portable speaker system for iPod.

Photo of Harman Kardon Go + Play iPod speaker.
Don't let the playful design fool you; the GO + PLAY offers serious sound at a serious price. Corinne Schulze/CBS Interactive

The Harman/Kardon GO + PLAY is an oldie-but-goodie and its review is long overdue. It was worth the wait, though, since I can't think of a single other portable iPod speaker that's come through CNET's doors that matches the GO + PLAY's sound quality. But then, few can match its $350 price tag, either.

It's a little disappointing that the GO + PLAY hasn't yet been updated to accommodate the iPhone and iPod Touch--nor can it charge many of the newer generations of iPods. With any luck, we'll see an update to the GO + PLAY in the spring of 2009 that will modernize its compatibility. Until then, the GO + PLAY still stands as one of the best-sounding portable iPod speakers on the market.

Read the full review for the Harman/Kardon GO + PLAY iPod boombox.


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