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Prizefight: TDK Three Speaker Boombox vs. Monster Beats By Dr. Dre Beatbox iPod Dock

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Prizefight: TDK Three Speaker Boombox vs. Monster Beats By Dr. Dre Beatbox iPod Dock

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It's throwdown showdown between the TDK Three Speaker Boombox and the Monster Beats By Dr. Dre Beatbox iPod Dock, or what we call, the Monster Beatbox.

What's up prizefight, my fans! I'm Brian Tong and it's time to find out who puts the boom into boombox. It's a throwdown showdown between the TDK Three Speaker Boombox and the Monster Dr. Dre Beatbox iPod Dock, or what we like to call the Monster Beatbox. Now bringing CNET's finest at the judge's battle. Senior editor Donald ring my Bell, senior associate editor Jasmine just dance France and myself Brian the Tong Song Tong. We'll take all the 3 judges scores on average them out the nearest tenth each round, the final prize by score will be an average of all rounds using the same decimal system. It's a 4-round practice. The first round is design. TDK Flat brings you with one of the most modern and sleek designs we've seen. Who needs a speaker grill if it looks this good? Now when you put boost speaker side by side, in this case, size does matter and TDK impressed all of us with it's clean and unique design. Monster Beatbox isn't bad looking at all, but it's a low profile wedge design doesn't stand out. Its iPod dock is placed awkwardly off to the side, and in a crowded marketplace, it looks like just another speaker dock system. TDK Three Speaker Boombox gets a perfect 5 and Monsters Beatbox gets a 3.3. Next is the sound and science. TDK Three Speaker Boombox is more like 5 when you conferred edge-driven twitters, but the total effect is the impressive balance sound that sounds more rich and detailed and excels with music genres like classical and rock and even an occasional boy band song plus the actual sound level on this Boombox will blow you away, but when it comes to low and power, the Monster Beatbox brings a full and powerful base that sure to please hip hop bands and all the hip hop wannabees. The overall sound is really for a size. Jasmine says she wants to roll around on the music and we do too. Monster Beatbox gets a 4 and TDK Boombox gets 3.3, so after averaging 2 rounds, TDK leads by half a pound with more rounds to go. Next up is features. TDK throws nearly everything into the system. You'll get AM/FM radio, iPod and iTune support, multiple inputs like RCA, a line input, instrument input, USB drive playback and EQ treble and base and even a PA tripod mount and you wanna go portable, you can pack this one with 12 D cell battery. The Monster Beatbox brings a wireless remote that's great for using at home. We've talked about its iPod/iTune dock. It supports Bluetooth, but you'll have to purchase it as an add-on and the biggest let down for speaker of this size is no battery support. You'll have to plug it in, plug it in. TDK takes this round with a 4 and Monster gets a 3. Going into the final round. TDK has increased its lead. The final round that decides it all is valued. Both speaker systems are a little impractical for the prize. The TDK Three Speaker Boombox is 499 and is basically an all in one home stereo system disguised as a Boombox. Monster Beatbox retails for 399 and it looks affordable speaker, but it doesn't run on battery. So, you're probably not getting your best bank for buck or you're not really getting ripped off either and we're calling this round even at 3. Let's average out all 4 rounds and in a Prizefight where TDK jumped on top of Monster. It held on to its lead all the way through the finish line when the 3.8 to 3.3 and it's your Prizefight winner. So, if you're in the big sound, you really can't go wrong either of these both boxes. I'm Brian Tong. Thanks for watching. Well catch you guys next time on another Prizefight.

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