Consider the subwoofer. You're probably having thoughts of fawning home cinema geeks or acne-spattered Fiddy fans who spend 86 per cent of their net income on their tastelessly modified Novas. You're somewhat less likely to be thinking of the i-Station.

Its 6w, 2.5in bass-pumping efforts might not look spectacular on paper but, coupled with the (really quite effective) 3D surround processor, it creates a considerable thud. We like.  

Unfortunately, build isn't quite at the tip-top standard of some of its competitors, but you can't have it all.

Stuff says... 

Logic 3 I-Station review

We’re thoroughly impressed – a good solution for any digital music player