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Soundfreaq SFQ-1 Sound Platform Bluetooth Wireless Audio System

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  • Soundfreaq SFQ-1 Sound Platform Bluetooth Wireless Audio System

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  • Platform:   Windows
  • Media: Electronics
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Product Dimensions: 38.1 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm ; 3.2 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 Kg
  • Item model number: SFQ-01
  • ASIN: B004E0ZLZQ
  • Date first available at March 7 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #436,887 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Soundfreaq SFQ-1 Sound Platform Bluetooth Wireless Audio System

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I bought this system the other day to replace my computer speakers and past dock system that no longer work. I did a lot of research and looking before settling with this one and I must say I am not disappointed. Though it might seem like a small speaker system it has a lot of power. From low volume to high, the sound quality remains the same and doesn't get distorted in any way. The Bass on it is superb and the acoustics are excellent. they give you the option to make your own adjustments to the treble and bass however I recommend leaving it on the SFQ settings that make the sound that much more crisp. The Bluetooth also works quite well getting rid of those annoying cords and allow you the freedom to move around the room with your laptop or tablet well playing music. It was quite easy to setup and didn't run into any troubles syncing it with my Macbook or Playbook tablet. I recommend this to anyone who wants a small sound system that both give you wireless freedom and superb sounds from a system just under 200 dollars and did i mention it looks great.
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237 of 244 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3045570) out of 5 stars Good sound, seamless Bluetooth connectivity is a real treat Jan. 31 2011
By Shantanu Sharma - Published on
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I was looking for a dock for my wife's iPhone4 and my Blackberry. I had 2 mandatory requirements other than good sound quality:

1. It should work with an iPhone 4 in a bumper case.
2: I should be able to use it with non-Apple devices using the AUX input.

I first purchased the Philips Fidelio DS8500 Speaker Dock with Remote for iPod/iPhone (White/Silver) (Note: I have posted of review there as well) based on the good reviews on Amazon but returned it because it wouldn't allow the iPhone4 to dock with the bumper case and there was an omnipresent hum when I used the AUX input. The sound quality however was excellent. I then purchased the Soundfreaq and was able able to compare it with the Phillips before I shipped the Phillips. Here are my conclusions:

1. Sound: Phillips wins hands down. The bass is fuller and it can be played at a higher volume. Having said that, the Soundfreaq is no laggard. The bass isn't as deep but the sound over all is excellent. My wife listens mostly to older Indian songs and podcasts, neither of which requires big thumping bass. Both genres are more vocal oriented and the Soundfreaq does a good job. I have a different system for my periodic dose of classic rock/metal and any sound dock in this price range will most likely not do the trick anyways.

2. Connectivity and convenience: The Soundfreaq is the outright winner. The iPhone4 connects without any adapters even with the bumper case. No problems! Even better, I don't even need to actually mount the iPhone on the dock because of Bluetooth connectivity. It took 5 - 7 minutes from the moment I signed the UPS receipt for the box to having a song from the iPhone 4 playing through this dock via bluetooth. It works like a charm. Setup is a breeze and the convenience of Bluetooth is a HUGE plus. Similarly, I was able to connect my Blackberry via Bluetooth, so I no longer need to use the AUX input for my BB. The device can stay in your pocket or you can do something else on it while the music plays through the dock. Also, the AUX input works perfectly with no background hum like the Phillips.

3. FM radio: Works fine on the Soundfreaq. Not present on the Phillips. This isn't a very big differentiator but since I'm spending more for the Soundfreaq, its nice to get more too.

4. Looks/aesthetics: both systems look pretty good. I liked the Phillips but the retro, vacuum-tube radio like design of the Soundfreaq is very nice.

5. iPhone app: Phillips' app is buggy, clunky and is more of a hindrance. Soundfreq app does what it is supposed to and stays out of the way. Neither app needs to be used but the Soundfreq app doesn't irritate like the Phillips.

1. If you want deeper bass and all round richer sound, go with the Phillips. I am however very satisfied with the Soundfreaq in this department.
2. The convenience of the Soundfreaq cannot be matched by the Phillips. I really like the fact that I can switch on bluetooth on my phone (I don't have it running all the time to conserve battery), connect and I'm in business from anywhere in the room. No wires. No need to even get close to the actual dock.
3. Soundfreaq is more expensive, and more than what I was planning to spend but I think I'm getting decent value for the extra money.

I'm happy with my purchase of the Soundfreaq and more important, the wife loves it. I'm keeping it and will ship back the Phillips.
47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4075cb4) out of 5 stars Great Buy Dec 18 2010
By Carolyn Cap - Published on
Great sound, huge base. Clear and sharp. The wireless feature makes it even better. in our home we have Bose wave, bose dock, two diff Sony dock, and tivoli. Tivoi sound is the best, this unit is on the level of bose. Very good buy for around 150.
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3482b10) out of 5 stars Forget AirPlay, this is the bomb! Aug. 17 2011
By Nom de Bloom - Published on
What a great sounding piece of equipment!
I compared it to a Bose SoundDock and it sounds better than the Bose unit. The Bose unit demo music sounded muddy compared to the SFQ-01 unit playing my own music from my iPhone 4.
The SFQ-1 definitely sounds better than the smaller SFQ-02, with fuller range, richer sound.
In the store I listened to some Dubstep (Swagga by Excision & Datsik) just to see how it would perform and it sounded awesome. The bass reproduction is surprising. I then tried Barbara Hendricks singing Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 and it sounded great too. The vocals were crisp and beautiful. Somehow it wound up in my shopping cart and I brought it home.
I'm listening to Vladimir Horowitz playing Beethoven Piano Sonata #14 "Moonlight" and the sound is amazing.
I also listened to Selena Gomez' Love You Like a Love Song and it sounded great too. Janine Jansen's violin work on "15 Two-part inventions" sounded amazing too.
Incidentally, My MacBook Pro is paired with the SFQ-01 via Bluetooth (i.e. wirelessly). This is going to be so awesome to have the SFQ-01 in my bedroom, the laptop in the living room where it lives, and I have the Apple Remote app on my phone so I can control iTunes on the laptop. Of course I could pair the SFQ-01 with my phone, or just dock the phone in the SFQ-01 and use the SFQ-01 remote to control it. So many great wireless possibilities!
My one complaint: the orange bar blinks on for 3 seconds, then off for 3 seconds and repeats. That's one of my idiosyncrasies, I don't like blinky things. I'm going to contact their tech support to see if there is a way to make it stop doing that.
To summarize:
Great sound.
Great connectivity.
Great styling.
Priced lower than any AirPlay device with many more connectivity options.
64 of 77 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa849adc8) out of 5 stars Good but not great Sept. 14 2011
By Michael Gowin - Published on
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Read numerous favorable reviews of the Soundfreaq Sound Platform and decided to give it a try. I was looking for a speaker that could be used with my iPhone as well as my computer and was intrigued by the Bluetooth connectivity. The FM radio was a nice bonus as well. After listening for a week, however, I decided to return the unit.

The sound quality, while good, was not great. The speaker has more low end than you'd expect given its size but the highs were not clearly distinguishable to my ear. Tweaking EQ settings in iTunes helped some but not enough for me. At this price point, I'd hoped for better sound.

Additionally, when using Bluetooth, the quality suffers even more. Perhaps Bluetooth simply doesn't have the bandwidth to pass hifi audio but I noticed that cymbals and other high-frequency sounds often "sizzled" in an irritating way.

Lastly, the dock will not accept an iPhone 3GS with a case. My phone has the minimalist Incipio Feather case but even this was too bulky to allow the phone to be docked. Though a minor annoyance, it's still an annoyance nonetheless to remove the case each time you want to dock the phone.

While I loved the aesthetics of the Sound Platform and the principle behind some features (Bluetooth wireless, FM radio), the sound quality wasn't good enough for me to justify the price tag.
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2f8dcfc) out of 5 stars Don't judge this book by its cover Dec 26 2010
By Blair R. Patton - Published on
I picked one of these up after comparing to the BOSE docking system. I really could not tell a major difference in sound in the store, so I took advantage of the $100 price difference and bought it with my teenage son for a Christmas gift for him. Like most kids his age he plays music 24/7. Well, since it has come in the door it has not shut off. As an old audiophile from the eighties I still have an ear for good sounding music. This little unit is truly a treat to the ears. Nice depth,and range. The auto setting works well, so there was really no need to adjust the bass/treble. The bass may be lacking for some who want the windows to rattle, but for his room, or his college dorm room, this is the cats meow. Nice to feel like we made a great purchase, and so far no buyers regret. Rock on good people. :-)