What Hi Fi Sound and Vision Mon, 5 Feb 2007, 2:00pm

iHome iH19

Tested at £60

You expect small systems to sound tiny but good - however, this one sounds massive but bad

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  • Goes amazingly loud considering the tiny proportions


  • Lacks detail, dynamics and openness

It's almost impossible to fathom how much of a huge sound the iH19 produces. This neat unit houses your iPod within, offering complete protection against poor weather and the occasional accident.

But it's the sound stakes that matter more to us. And, frankly, it's a bit disappointing. Yes, it sounds huge, but it's poor; the dynamics are almost non-existent, there's a lack of detail, and the presentation sounds compressed.

Worth a look, but you can do better.


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