Ever since Apple introduced the iPhone 5, things have never quite been the same in the dock-producing industry. The lightning dock, a massive shift from the 30-pin dock connector, has led to several new product ranges. With the launch of iPhone 5, Apple moved towards a new dock system and here we are, with some of the best industry leaders’ docking stations for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.
When you go looking for iPhone 5/5s docking stations with speakers, there’s only one important thing that matters: the quality/fidelity of the speakers. Depending on your budget, you would be looking from a range of minimalist docks from Philips to some really stunning ones from Bose.
We checked the catalogs, worked our way through reviews and popular opinion and figured we’d compile a list of good – no, the best iPhone 5/5s docking stations with speakers. Here’s that list.
Philips has some really interesting line-up of docking stations for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. These come with an extensive support; a couple of them have a clock display.
The Philips DS1155 speaker dock is a good-enough dock for a clear, crisp and high-quality indoor music. The coolest thing is that it’s small so it fits your bedside table. And it’s slick.Price Range: $89.99 ($81.79 on Amazon)
For more info visit this link or buy it from Amazon.
Philips DS3205 goes a step further and brings you a complete dock. It can be powered by AC or battery and it’s a larger dock but it still stays portable. The dock features neodymium speakers.Price Range: $99.99 ($60.94 on Amazon)
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JBL OnBeat Micro is the one you’re looking for if all you need is a minimal, small but powerful iPhone 5 dock speaker. It’s from JBL so I don’t have to describe to you how the output is supposed to be. It can run on four batteries (5 hours) and there’s the AC adapter too if you don’t want to use up precious triple-As.Price Range: $100 (a little more for the white version); $49.99 on Amazon
For more info go here or buy it from Amazon.com.
3. Bose SoundDock Series III
Bose SoundDock isn’t exactly the kind of a gadget a budget-conscious fellow would think of but in case you’re ready to shell out $250 for a dock that has no equals, this might be it. The SoundDock is well-known and the Series III is the only one I’ve seen that fits an iPhone 5. I think you can safely say that amongst most docks with speakers, the Bose SoundDock Series III is the best iPhone 5 docking station.Price Range: $250
You can find more info by following this link or you may visit Amazon.com.
iLuv’s Aud 5 is currently one of the most stylish docking stations we’ve seen for the iPhone 5/5s. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, it seems to be out of stock but it has won some rave reviews. The Aud 5 has a kind of bold and beautiful design with some really interesting specs on the speaker.Price Range: $150 ($95.17 on Amazon)
More info can be found at this link; or you may buy it from Amazon.com.