Part of what you pay for with iPhone speakers is what’s incorporated into the internal system. The more you pay, the more you get. The less you pay – well you know the answer. A pair that retail at around $200 to $300 will offer a far richer stereophonic experience, simply because they’ll contain clever internal widgets such as GSM shielding.
To the uninitiated, GSM shielding is the ability to prevent unwanted interference from anything that operates by way of GSM technology, such as mobile phones and radios. So saying, you’re audio pleasure will be undisturbed by static fuzz and superfluous interference from your neighbors cell phone chatter and so on.
Other tricks and on-board toys that come with high-end iPhone speakers are technological goodies such as sub-woofers, tweeters and studio sound quality. You can and should expect to have your ears caressed with full bodied, crisp and clear sound, something similar to what you’d expect to hear through cinema quality speakers or when you’re at an Elton John concert.
Or maybe JLo is more to your tastes but – the point is, the more you pay, the more you get. However, cheaper brands are definitely worth considering, especially if it’s your first foray into the world of iPhone 3g speakers. Consider spending somewhere around the $40 to $80 mark, not too much, not too little.
That kind of money should buy you a decent pair of speakers and give you something to work from when you decide to upgrade to a better quality set. Not everyone will but true music lovers usually leapfrog until they end up with at least something approaching their ideal speakers.
There is one thing about cheaper speakers though; they tend to have some alternative and cool onboard gadgets. A few allow you to dock your iPhone and recharge it at the same time. Others allow for the receiving of incoming calls – something some of the more expensive makes don’t factor in.
And some of the middle priced speakers are truly portable. You can listen to your iTunes wherever you choose. Whilst luxuriating in the bathtub. Maybe while you’re creating a masterpiece for the dinner table or even when out, lounging around the garden.
Quite a few of the models are even aesthetically pleasing, though one of two resemble a roll of aluminium foil or a small suitcase. But – the old adage you get what you pay for usually applies when it comes to iPhone speakers. Still, don’t let price put you off.
If you have the money to buy a high-end set, shop around. And don’t buy the first pair you stumble across. Contrast and compare, consider what it is you want from your speakers. What kind of music do you listen to and do you want your speakers to elicit surges of envy from those around you?