Win a iHome Audio System

This is a gift that’s on my own Christmas gifts list. If you know someone who owns an iPod, iPhone or iPad, then a docking station with speakers is a great gift. Here are some tips to choose the best audio system, coupons for your favorite stores and to even win a iHome audio system.

Congratulations to Shanon Heitt! You just won a iHome ID91 audio system. Thanks to all the participants and don’t forget to enter the competition for today’s giveaway!

Gifts Ideas

The variety of iPod docking stations with speakers available out there is astonishing. This means that it can also be pretty hard to choose which one to get because there are so many different models that all seem to have the same functionality. So I did the research for you and here are my top 3 favorite models under $150 that are available to buy in Canada.

iHome Audio ID91
iHome Audio ID91

iHome Audio ID91, $99.99 at iHomeaudio.com, Buy it Now

We like the iHome audio systems because we think that these are among the best value devices you could get for your money. They are nicely designed and they offer good sound quality. (see below to get a chance to win one!) Stephen actually owns one, he said that they work best with an app, so you may want to download it if you get this system.

Phillips Dock Clock Radio
Phillips Dock Clock Radio

Phillips Dock Clock Radio AJ7040D, $94.99 at Futureshop.ca, Buy it Now

We like this audio system for its beautiful futuristic design and the sound quality. I don’t know what more we could ask for, with such a lower price?

Sony RDPM15IPB Speaker Dock-Black
Sony Speaker Dock

Sony RDPM15IPB Speaker Dock-Black, $129.99 at Thesource.ca, Buy it Now

All the reviews that I’ve read on Sony iPod docking stations seem to agree on one thing: its amazing sound quality. The audio system is also built robust, so it should last longer.

My Pick for the Best Design
Instudio Turin Speaker iPhone/iPod Dock

Instudio Turin Speaker iPhone/iPod Dock with Alarm Clock Radio, $69.99 at Thesource.ca, Buy it Now

We love this audio system because of its vintage look, its remote control and its good sound quality. We weren’t able to find a review of this dock system this is why it’s not part of the top 3, but I wanted to share it with you because I just love its look. And most of the times, no reviews can also mean no angry customers.

Making a price comparison of all these systems can become quite complicated because different stores have different models. But I noticed that in terms of selection Thesource.ca and iHomeaudio.com were the most complete.

What to Consider when Buying an Audio System?

The first thing to consider when buying speaker docks as a gift is if the other person owns a compatible music device. Most audio docking systems are made for Apple devices (iPod, iPad, iPhone) but also come with a cable adapter to plug in other devices. If you buy this radio for someone who owns an iPad, make sure it will fit as not all the systems will be able to dock an iPad.

You also might want to make sure that when docking, the device is going to be charged at the same time. This is a super useful functionality as after a few years the durability of iPod and iPhone’s battery is ridiculously short. One of things most annoying about my kitchen iPod dock stereo is that it doesn’t charge the latest iphone4 or iTouch, I think it;’s a software thing, but it’s super annoying. At some point I m going to have to throw away a perfectly good stereo because of this.

If you’re buying a gift for a teenager, another good idea is to buy them a portable speaker dock system. These can be relatively cheap, about $50, and their quality is a lot better than they use to be. This is a lot of fun if you want to listen to music at the beach or when you go traveling and you’re not sure that they will have an audio system, but they are not very durable in the long run.

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Giveaway

Today get a chance to win a iHome ID91 audio system (value: $99.99)! Leave us a comment here on this post and you’ll automatically be added to the competition.

80 Comments

  1. Anne says:

    Congrats to Shannon Heitt!
    Thanks to all the participants, there are still a lot more giveaways to be won so keep participating. Good luck

  2. Catherine says:

    Aujourd’hui, je gagne! I can feel it!

  3. KevinB says:

    Would love to win this!

  4. Peter R says:

    Nice prize.. Thanks for running the contest!

  5. Debra Jackson says:

    I would love to win this

  6. Marsha says:

    I would love to win this.

  7. cory says:

    sweet prize!!!

  8. Kim S says:

    awesome prize!

  9. Charmaine says:

    I would love to win this as my audio system just kicked the bucket and we need a new one. :)

  10. Lyle Opseth says:

    It would be fantastic for listening. Love the site too.

  11. Teressa Bignell says:

    would love this for my daughter

  12. Corrina says:

    I’d love to win an iHome Audio System! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Susie says:

    I want to win please!!! =)

  14. Heidi P says:

    Great prize…would love to win

  15. Karyn says:

    This will help me make more use of my new technological devices :)

  16. Iris says:

    It would be most useful for listening to my iphone music in the kitchen.

  17. awesome giveaway!

  18. mochi says:

    great site

  19. Kevin L says:

    iF iWin, iWould be del-iGhted!

  20. Paquin says:

    I am gradually becoming aware of all the wonderful
    new electronic systems and computers, etc., and
    their use is opening up a terrific new world to me.
    The iHome Audio System would be a fantastic Christmas
    gift.

  21. tina lagrotteria says:

    That is exactly what I need to listen to music with great sound.

  22. Meek says:

    Great prize and site.

  23. Filipa says:

    I’d love to win, thanks!

  24. veronika says:

    Great ideas! So need a new sound system… and it would be a great gift for my parents.

  25. Areta says:

    Great prize, here’s my entry!

  26. Karen Brand says:

    I would love to win this prize.

  27. Kate says:

    Would love to win an iHome! :)

  28. Judy says:

    I would love to win this great prize.

  29. Athena says:

    I’d love to win this for my hubby!

  30. Rosemary Breschuk-Chiu says:

    My dream gift!

  31. Tina says:

    Great prize to win

  32. Amy Johnson says:

    This would be so much fun to blare in the livingroom on new years ! Or to crank it loud any time of year really !

  33. Wonn says:

    I would love to win.

  34. Julien H. says:

    Super concours, merci!

  35. RaeDavenport says:

    I’d love a docking system to listen to music in my kitchen – maybe it would get me to cook more.

  36. Caroline M says:

    So cool that some of these work with iPads too. Thanks!

    • Stephen says:

      Yeah, I never really thought of that, not that I have an iPad, but I think if possible I would choose one that had that functionality, just in case…..

  37. Debbie Paisley says:

    Would love to win

  38. blessedta says:

    thanks

  39. Ron Friesen says:

    Would love to win!

  40. donna l. says:

    awesome product!

  41. belinda m says:

    This would make a fantastic gift for my son.

  42. Holly says:

    My cousin is asking for one of those for Christmas! I’d love to win it for him! Thanks :)

  43. LOLO says:

    I saw so many people traveling with one of those while I was backpacking and I always thought it was a great idea!

  44. BigSister says:

    This is a great prize. I would love to win!

  45. spamgirl says:

    I would love to have a clock dock for my iPod Touch :( Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. JoKing says:

    What a great win and prefect christmas gift.

  47. Ken Monk says:

    Just in time for Christmas to give to my daughter.

  48. Gabriel Chow says:

    My iPad needs a new dock! Definitely count me in to win!

  49. J-J Roy says:

    Wow, I would love to win this for my son !!!

  50. Colleen C says:

    This would be an awesome way to charge my phone at night – and give it a home on my desk! Thanks for the chance!

  51. Stephanie Mac Isaac says:

    This would be a great gift for my son who has an ipod

  52. nicole aben says:

    I would love to win this!

  53. Rebby says:

    These are some great gift ideas! Thanks so much for the tips and the giveaways!

  54. Leica says:

    Je le veux pour mon petit bébé…il doit bien s’endormir avec une musique!!!

    • Anne says:

      J’espère que tu gagneras Leica! En effet je sui sûre que ça l’aiderait à s’endormir.
      Bonne chance!

      Anne

  55. Grace says:

    Love to win. Interesting site.

  56. Claudia says:

    Ohhh c’est tellement pour moi!
    Et ça m’aiderait peut-être à convaincre mon amoureux de se débarasser de sa vieille radio sony 1990 ;)

  57. Leslie says:

    my ihome sure could use this audio system…

  58. Huguette English says:

    Sounds awesome, thanks for the chance!

  59. Lindsay says:

    Ya! I need a new one! The one I have now is so old it it won’t charge my iphone! You guys at Voucher Codes rock!

  60. George Burton says:

    I would love to win this. It would make a great gift for my daughter!

  61. rick sawyer says:

    this would be a great prize to win

  62. zachary Kebede says:

    awesome would love it!!!

  63. ermias Kebede says:

    wicked prize…would be great!!

  64. Catherine says:

    OMG! les cadeaux sont de plus en plus intéressants!!!! Hope I’ll win today!!

  65. Glenda says:

    would love this!!!!

  66. Sunshine G says:

    I’d love to win!

  67. Ernie M. says:

    Have an iPod and iPad, just need the Home Audio system to use them to their full extent !

  68. Andrej says:

    This would be sweet.

  69. angela m says:

    I’m giving it a shot:)

  70. ChristineB says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Great gift.

  71. Courtney Miller says:

    I could really use a new home audio system!!!

  72. Ben says:

    moi, moi !

  73. Mimi H. says:

    I would like to win!