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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About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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