It seems fantastically dubious that something 43 cm wide, with
a listed bass floor of 53 Hz (the bottom string on a bass is
42 Hz), weighing 6.6 kg, and costing $349, could actually produce
“audiophile” sound. But you know, it’s not impossible; if they
design for truth and accuracy as opposed to fake-bass thump and
scary volume, it could turn out to be pretty useful. In which
case, it’d be a complete waste to play your average
iTunes-store-sourced lo-rez lossy-compressed MP3 through it.
But you can get audiophile sound out of your iPod, and for
quite a bit less than $349.