The Helms’ SoundBuddy II K999B Mini 2.1 Digital Audio System looks very sleek. Its painted a glossy black and it really makes your iPod look stylish standing up. But the sound quality has not been getting good reviews. The device costs $140, requires four AA batteries, and can play for about 10 hours. iLounge reported “the highs and mids sound flattened and radio-like, with some treble sibilance and seeming distortion at normal listening levels. Somewhat amazingly, even the bass turns out to be anemic at its maximum level.”
Before you cough up the money for this just based on looks, make sure that you know what you are getting yourself into when it comes to sound quality.