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Logitech Pure-Fi Express Plus review

In this updated version of the Pure-Fi Express, Logitech's got the sound just right, but we've concerns about your iPod's positioning Tested at £60.00

Our Verdict

It's got a great sound, although we've qualms about that iPod positioning

For

  • Full and meaty sound
  • good dynamics
  • good detailing

Against

  • Exposed iPod position
  • limited remote functionality

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

It's got a great sound, although we've qualms about that iPod positioning

Pros

  • + Full and meaty sound
  • + good dynamics
  • + good detailing

Cons

  • - Exposed iPod position
  • - limited remote functionality

The Pure-Fi Express Plus brings an integrated alarm clock to the docking party, although you probably won't lose any sleep over this particular feature (pardon the pun).

Our only real disappointment is the remote control's lack of functionality.

You can do the basics, but there's no way to cycle through the menus on your iPod. This has to be done by manually prodding the device.

Being posiitioned on top of the dock also leaves you're iPod exposed to the elements and it doesn't feel very secure.

On the positive side, the Logitech sounds meaty and full-bodied. Bass has good weight but can be a bit prominent at times.

Gwen Stefani's What you Waiting For? sounds dynamic and punchy. There's a fine spread of detail too.

Despite some misgivings, the Pure-Fi Express Plus is still worth a punt. It's not quite up to the standards of our Award-winning Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere, but it's worth a listen.

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