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Rockin' portable speakers?

by buddhistwithafancybicycle / January 22, 2005 10:25 AM PST

I'm looking for some rad portable speakers... it's okay if they are on the heavier/bulkier side, but I want something that can put out a decent amount of sound, and can run off a battery.

I will be hooking these up to an iRiver H320.

Is there anything better out there than the creative Travelsound?

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Altec Lansing Inmotion
by luapo / January 22, 2005 12:45 PM PST
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InMotion IM4 is coming out soon - for non-iPod MP3 players
by MaggieS / January 24, 2005 11:20 PM PST
In reply to: Altec Lansing Inmotion
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by rcgcfn / January 22, 2005 12:53 PM PST
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by buddhistwithafancybicycle / January 23, 2005 3:43 AM PST

-are the speakers on the altec inmotion detatchable from that cradle they are in? (the cradle is pretty worthless to me since i dont use an ipod)

-has anyone compared the travelsound, inmotion, and SI's? How does loudness (without getting distorted) and bass compare between these three?

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portable audio at home and outside
by dinneenp / January 24, 2005 10:34 PM PST
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I have a Creative Nomad Zen and have also started looking for portable speakers.

Creative have new speakers,just out on the market TravelSound Notebook 500-

I'm also at a loss as to which make to buy, the JBL on tour are meant to be good as well.
Take a look at http://gear.ign.com/audio.html#Speaker

What I want is speakers that I can use around the house mainly. I know I can plug my MP3 player into a hifi but I don't have a hi-fi in each room.

Anyone able to help me out as well?

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Current inmotion speakers
by luapo / January 28, 2005 4:05 PM PST
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The cradle is not detachable - the cradle is where the battery compartments are 2AA for each speaker. This also includes a full dock connector for ipod - (Which is worthless in your case).

The inmotion folds down into a nice small package and have an incredible sound. Bass response is good however there is some slight distortion when play back at full volume.

You must here them for yourself to truly appreciate the quality from such a small speaker.

hope this helps


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SI-5 Gen2 (SKU# 5008)
by MaggieS / January 25, 2005 10:33 PM PST

Sonic Impact Technologies has a new version of the SI-5 speakers ("Generation 2" model 5008, replacing the original model 5006) that are flat panel, only 6"x6.5"x.75" each, run on batteries AND use MaxxBass technology for a great bass sound.

Here's the link to the relevant page on si-5.com:

Best of all, although Sonic Impact sells them direct for $49 (and I've seen them going for a lot more than that), you can find them for as little as $30 if you shop around!

Hope this helps.


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