Our Verdict An excellent-sounding speaker dock that merits a closer inspection For Simple, but effective design clear OLED display controlled bass clear midrange Against Remote’s a bit of a faff Reviewed on 14th September 2010 The Sony RDP-X80iP is an iPod speaker dock specifically tuned for the UK market. It's a solid, sturdy yet discreet design. The built-in rechargeable battery should be good for seven hours use. There's a small, clear and crisp-looking OLED display and a row of concave touch-sensitive control buttons dotted on the top edge of the dock. The accompanying remote is small, so the tiny buttons can make navigating iPod menus tricky, and the dock doesn't always respond as swiftly as we'd like. Despite these minor grumbles, sound quality is seriously good for the money. More after the break The Sony sounds enthusiastic, entertaining and rhythmic. Bass stays taut, even at unsociable volumes, while vocals sound expressive and surprisingly natural for a product of this type. Don't fork out for a new £200+ speaker dock until you've had a chance to listen to this talented unit. See all our iPod dock reviews Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Related News iXOOST speakers are made from supercar exhaust pipes Tue, 17 Mar 2015, 03:14pm Best iPod, iPad and iPhone docks to buy in 2014 Thu, 01 May 2014, 05:27pm Arcam rDock-uni with built-in DAC handles all iPhones and iPads Thu, 20 Feb 2014, 11:19am Pure Contour i1 Air comes with AirPlay, 30-pin and lightning connectors Tue, 01 Oct 2013, 11:52am Pure expands Jongo family with T2, T4 and T6 wireless speakers Wed, 14 Aug 2013, 06:00pm Dock systems Hi-Fi RDP-X80iP Sony Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.