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Gear4 HouseParty 5 iPod & iPhone speaker dock

Gear4 Houseparty 5 iPod and iPhone speaker dock

Gear4 refers to the HouseParty 5 as a speaker dock for the home, and in some ways it is if you are on a strict budget, or perhaps looking for a entry  level speaker dock for your children’s room.

Gear4 Houseparty 5 iPod and iPhone speaker dock

Design, features & sound

I can see what Gear4 has been trying to do with the HouseParty 5, exposing the drivers with the yellow membrane, making the system look more raw and powerful than it really is. Once you take a closer look at it you do get the impression that this is kinda like the childrens play version of what could potentially be a powerful and attractive speaker dock. The gloss black finish and rounded corners that so often work to a speaker docks advantage just does not do it for me on this model.

As for the drivers, there are 4 of them; two 3-inch and two 1.5-inch tweeters, in addition to two bass ports. Combined they offer more than 20W of power (RMS).

I might have sounded overly negative about the appearance of the Gear4 HouseParty 5 above, as i do think that based on first impression the system is not bad for its price range. I have not spent enough time with the system to judge it on true sound performance, but it holds its own against competitors in its price class, which is also reflected in an overall positive rating amongst Amazon UK consumers – read reviews here.

Price information

The Gear4 HouseParty 5 is available from amongst other the following UK retailers:

See other Gear4 iPod speaker docks or compare with other budget iPod speaker docks here.

* This is not a full review as the model has not been tested hands on and as such is based on product information and my own view of the collective information available on the system.

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