Top 10 iPod Dock Speakers
for December 2023

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ipod dock speakers are a must-have for music lovers, whether they're at home, at work or on the go. These speakers are designed to connect to your iPod, iPhone or Android phone, giving you access to millions of songs (or audiobooks) from your favorite music streaming service.

Our pros test ipod dock speakers for sound quality, ease of use, connectivity, and portability. We evaluate sound quality using a panel of music industry experts, who listen to each speaker and rate it based on sound quality, bass response, clarity, and volume. We test ease of use, including connectivity, setup, volume control, and portability, such as how easy the speaker is to carry, setup, and connect to your devices. We also look at connectivity, including how the speaker can connect with multiple devices at once, such as an iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Our pros also test the portability of the speaker, including how easy it is for one person to carry, setup, and connect to multiple devices at once.

Our picks for the best ipod dock speakers are based on testing, consumer reviews, and expert recommendations. Here are the best ipod dock speakers of 2022:

iHome iP46 Portable 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock

Sound Design iHome iP46 30-Pin Portable iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock

by Sound Design, Inc.

Auxiliary input for connecting external audio sources

The iHome iP46 Portable 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock is a great choice for those who need a dock for their iPod or iPhone. The speaker dock is lightweight, easy to use, and compact, and it also has a battery that charges the iPod or iPhone while it's playing. The dock is small enough to fit in your purse or backpack, and it has a small storage compartment where you can store two small speakers. The speakers are well made; they emit clear sound, and the iP46 produces deep bass. The dock has 30 pins for iPod and iPhone models, and you don't have to use any special adapters to dock or charge the iPod or iPhone. The dock charges the iPhone or iPod using an Apple-supplied charger, and the dock has a retractable cord and fold-up stand so you can easily take it with you. The iP46 has 30-pin connectors for iPod and iPhone, so you don't need to buy any extra adapters to dock or charge the iPod or iPhone. It has active and two passive speakers in Reson8 chambers, for enhanced audio performance. The iHome iP46 Portable 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock is a great choice for those who need a dock for their iPod or iPhone.

Sony ICF-C05IP 30-Pin iPhone/iPod Clock Radio Speaker Dock with AC Power Adapter (Black) (Renewed)

Sony ICF-C05IP 30-Pin iPhone/iPod Clock Radio Speaker with Dock AC Power Adapter (Black) (Renewed)

by Sony

Backup battery keeps time in the event of power outages,Power Requirements: 110-220V, 5VDC. Supplied Accessories: AC power adapter, dock adapters, and documentation.

The Sony ICF-C05IP is a really good-sounding dock, with rich, full sound that doesn't distort even at high volumes. The Sony has a standard 3.5mm analog input, plus 3.5mm and 6.35mm analog output jacks that support all iPhone models (and most iPod models, too). The dock also has two 3.5mm line-in ports, which worked fine with an iPhone 5, but didn't work with a 5S. The dock also has 3.5mm and 6.35mm digital output jacks for connecting a headphone or speaker, or an amp. The dock itself measures 2.7 by 3.4 by 5.7 inches (HWD), so it's compact enough to fit on a bedside table, and it's light enough (1.9 pounds) to tote from room to room. The dock also has built-in 30-Pin connectors for connecting a speaker or amp. The dock comes with a 3.5mm to 6.35mm digital cable for connecting the Sony to an iPod, but it's an unbalanced cable, so it isn't ideal for connecting the dock to a more powerful amplifier. The dock's remote control is small and compact, and works easily enough, but it only has 5 buttons, so it's a bit limited. The remote has a power button, and buttons for playing and pausing music, as well as buttons for changing the station and adjusting volume and bass. The remote also comes with a 3.5mm to 6.35mm cable for connecting the Sony to an iPod. The Sony's 30-Pin connector pads have flared edges, which help minimize the risk they will scratch your iPod's port. The Sony's remote control is only 1.4 by 1.9 by 4.6 inches (HWD), so it's a bit small and could be a bit difficult to use in bed. The Sony has a cool, retro design, and it's a bit different from other docks, so it's attractive enough to be a decoration.

Pyle Wireless Portable PA Speaker System - 800W Bluetooth Compatible Rechargeable Battery Powered Outdoor Sound Speaker Microphone Set w/ 30-Pin iPod dock, Wheels - 1/4

Pyle Wireless Portable PA Speaker System

by Pyle

800 WATT POWER: This high powered PA amplifier speaker has a 10" subwoofer, 4" mid range, 4" tweeter w/ maximum power output of 800 watt peak / 400 watt RMS for full range surround sound and impressive bass response. Perfect for dj party / gatherings

The Pyle PA1080iBT Wireless Portable PA Speaker System is big, heavy, and loud, and it's designed for applications where loud sound is needed, such as at parties, concerts, and other outdoor events. The speaker has a 1/4" input, a 3/4" input, and a 3 1/4" input, and it comes with 3 mics and 2 cables, so you can connect up to 3 microphones at the same time. The PA1080iBT includes a 35mm tripod stand, and the speaker has 4 built-in 1/4" and 3 1/4" speaker outputs and a 3.5mm line output. The speaker also has 2 1/4" mics, 1 1/4" mics, and a guitar input, so you can connect up to 4 microphones, and the speaker is powered by a rechargeable battery with up to 8 hours of battery life, and the speaker has an on/off switch and a power indicator light. The PA1080iBT includes 2 AAA batteries, a 30-pin iPod dock, a speaker cable, a 3.5mm to 1/4" cable, a guitar cable, a 1/4" to AUX cable, and a 1/4" to RCA cable. The PA1080iBT is a good outdoor speaker and mic set, and it performs well, but it's large and bulky, so it won't be ideal for home use. The PA1080iBT is loud, and it's clear, but like most PA speakers, it's fairly boxy, so don't expect it to be as attractive as a box-shaped speaker.


The Sony RDPM7IP is a portable, compact speaker that lets you create a home-theater-like audio system anywhere you go. It houses two 4-inch full-range drivers and a 2.5-inch tweeter, so it's loud enough to fill a large room, and the sound quality is rich and full. The RDPM7IP is easy to set up: Plug in your audio source — including an iPod, iPhone, or iPad — and the speaker automatically turns on and connects to your device, and next, plug it into a power outlet and the speaker automatically takes charge. The remote includes a headphone jack that makes it easy to listen without disturbing others around you, and you can also control the speaker's volume using the remote control, which is a nice feature. The Sony RDPM7IP is available from Amazon for $90, which, while it's not cheap, is competitive with other comparable portable speakers.

Sony ICFCS15IPN Lightning iPhone/iPod Clock Radio Speaker Dock (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Sony ICFCS15IPN Lightning iPhone/iPod Clock Radio Dock Speaker (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Sony

LIGHTNING CONNECTOR Dock compatible with the iPhone 5, iPod Touch, and iPod Nano.** Dock designed to hold compatible devices WITHOUT a case. Some iPhone/iPod cases may not allow for upright docking. Can still be used with a Lightning connector male to female cable (not included).

The Sony ICF-CS15IPN is a well-made clock radio with useful extras, such as a snooze button, an alarm that simulates a chirping bird, and an auxiliary input jack. The clock radio's sound quality is excellent, and it also has an unusually large, easy-to-read display and a button that mutes the radio. But, the Sony ICF-CS15IPN's biggest drawback is that it doesn't have a USB port, so there's no way to charge your phone or other device while it's connected. If it had that feature, it would have gotten a higher score. The Sony ICF-CS15IPN also doesn't have Bluetooth, so you can't pair it with other Bluetooth devices, such as speakers or headphones. Lastly, the Sony ICF-CS15IPN's remote is poorly designed, and it's nearly impossible to use it while wearing gloves. Our Editors' Choice, the Sonos Play:1, doesn't have any of these drawbacks, and its sleek design and Bluetooth features make it a much better choice.

Klipsch iGroove SXT 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Klipsch iGroove SXT 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Dock Speaker (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Klipsch

Bi-amplified design and re-tuned bass ports virtually eliminate distortion

The Klipsch iGroove SXT is a well-designed, powerful, and versatile speaker dock. It is versatile enough to connect to a number of modern audio devices, including Apple's iPod and the iPhone, and it plays well with both. The iGroove's sound quality is decent, but it's slightly less impressive than the Klipsch iGroove SX, which costs $100 less. The Klipsch iGroove SXT's sound quality is excellent, however, and it gets very loud. It's also one of the only speaker docks (the other being the $225 Bose SoundDock 10) that has a built-in USB charger. The Klipsch iGroove SXT's sound quality is good enough for listening to music, but it's a bit thin for gaming or watching movies. The iGroove SXT has Alexa integration, which allows you to control the speaker using your voice. The iGroove SXT's Alexa integration is hit or miss; sometimes the iGroove SXT will respond to Alexa commands, but at other times you'll have to press a button labeled Alexa. The Klipsch iGroove SXT also has Bluetooth and AirPlay support. The iGroove SXT also has two USB ports for charging other devices. Unfortunately, the Klipsch iGroove SXT's two USB ports aren't fast enough to charge an iPhone. The Klipsch iGroove SXT's main downside is its battery life. The iGroove SXT's battery life is disappointingly short. After just 15 minutes of playing music, the iGroove SXT's battery level dropped to 40% (down from 70%). After 20 minutes of playing music, the iGroove SXT's battery level dropped to 40% (down from 80%). After 40 minutes of playing music, the iGroove SXT's battery level dropped to 40% (down from 100%).

Sony RDPM7IPN Lightning iPhone/iPod Portable Speaker Dock (Black)

Sony RDPM7IPN Lightning iPhone/iPod Speaker Portable Dock (Black)

by Sony

Auxiliary audio input for additional audio sources

The Sony RDPM7IPN is a 2-docking-station speaker system that charges both your iPod and iPhone. It delivers rich, full stereo sound, and it has 4.4-channel digital amplification, which provides better bass response and more power for louder volumes. The speaker's bass performance is particularly impressive for its size. The dock also charges both devices simultaneously, and it comes with a high-quality cable for charging. The dock can also be used with non-Apple devices that have a lightning connector. The dock includes a simple remote control, which allows you to adjust the volume and to change tracks. The remote also works as a remote shutter release for your iPhone, and it includes a silent mode, so you can listen without disturbing others. The dock requires an AC adapter, but it's surprisingly small and lightweight. The dock's 3.5-inch dock is designed to fit iPhones and iPods with most cases, but the dock won't charge the iPod or iPhone with plastic cases. The dock also doesn't charge Apple Watches, and it doesn't support other Lightning devices. The dock is designed to work with iPhones and iPods only, and it doesn't work with Android phones or tablets.

Logitech S715i Portable 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Logitech S715i Portable 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Dock Speaker (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Logitech

Portable design, travel case and rechargeable battery for up to eight straight hours of music wherever you go

The Logitech S715i is one of the least expensive and easiest to use speakers we've ever tested. The dock comes with a remote, which controls the music functions of your iPod or iPhone. The remote also controls the volume. The dock's default sound output is balanced, but you can turn the sound to stereo if you'd like. The dock's design is straightforward, and it's easy to set up. It sits horizontally, and by plugging in your iPod or iPhone into the dock, you instantly get rich sound. The dock supports both 30- and 60-pin iPods, but it won't charge newer iPods with a Lightning connector. The dock's battery life is outstanding. We weren't able to get it to run out of juice, even after we listened to music for several hours. The charge lasted as long as our iPod's battery did. The remote is We used the remote's volume buttons to change songs, while the play/pause button worked as expected. The mute button is convenient, but it's a bit small. The remote also controls all the iPod's functions, such as play, pause, and fast-forward. The dock's sound is rich and balanced, and it's much better than what you'd get from earbud headphones. The dock's eight speaker drivers are custom-tuned, and the dock's bass is outstanding. The dock's treble is sharp, but it's well-balanced. The dock's sound is clearer and more detailed than the sound of most iPod speakers.

Bose SoundDock Portable 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock

Bose SoundDock Portable iPod/iPhone 30-Pin Speaker Dock


Built-in carry handle and rotating dock enable quick and easy transport from place to place

The SoundDock Portable 30-pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock offers better sound quality than many other battery-powered speakers, and its rechargeable battery provides more playing time per charge than other types of rechargeables. The docking option also gives you more options for plugging in and playing audio, since you can simply connect the SoundDock to your Mac or PC with the included USB cable and plug your headphones into the speakers. The SoundDock Portable 30-pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock is convenient, portable, and sounds great, especially for music. Its sound quality is noticeably better than other battery-powered speakers, and it's louder and has more bass extension (even if some of those other speakers are louder). The SoundDock Portable 30-pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock also works well for listening to music on an iPhone, although it isn't ideal for watching movies. The speakers produce lots of highs. The audio quality was so good that, after comparing the SoundDock Portable 30-pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock to our previous top pick, the Creative Sound Blaster Roar, we opted to sell the Roar and stick with the SoundDock Portable 30-pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock.


The SoundDock Series II is a good-looking, versatile dock that performs well and delivers excellent sound quality. It pairs seamlessly with many iPod and iPhone models, and it provides ample support for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (5th generation), iPod Nano (7th generation), and iPod Classic. The dock is compact and easy to set up, but because it rests on a desk or other flat surface, it's best for use in a location that's free of background noise. The speaker's sound is clear and well-balanced, with superior bass response to our other top picks, and it provides much more volume than the Jabra Solemate Pro. With On-Stage's optional microphone, you can also use the dock to make and receive calls, which is a nice feature. The remote is compact and easy to use, and it provides simple navigation of playlists and iTunes content. The dock's proprietary docking connector is larger and thicker than that of the Jabra Solemate Pro, and it requires two cables to connect, but the dock's design allows it to fit snugly in a desk or dresser drawer. The SoundDock Series II is a worthy upgrade from the first-generation SoundDock, but it's no longer the best dock for iPod and iPhone models. Our pick for this latest generation is the Jabra Solemate Pro, which offers slightly better sound, a larger battery, longer talk time, and a lower price.


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