On a whole, the Yamaha TSX-130 is a fine product for a desktop audio system that punches well above its weight, thanks to its useful features and impressive audio performance. Considering its category and capabilities, here's our audio performance summary.
|Overall Audio Performance||8.5|
From an aural standpoint, the TSX-130 might not be as accomplished and refined as the “über docks”, namely Bose’s SoundDock 10 and Bowers & Wilkins’ Zeppelin, but at least it comes really close. Crucially, the TSX-130 is lacking that little bit of the sparkle and spaciousness that would have elevated its status. Nevertheless, it remains to be a solid sounding dock, full, well-rounded and authoritative, and certainly well worth the S$599 price tag that it commands.
Furthermore, unlike most other Apple docking devices, the TSX-130 is much more versatile, and music lovers would definitely rejoice in its wide-ranging abiliies. Specifically, not only can it play regular CDs, CD-R/CD-RW, and MP3 CDs; it can also play MP3 and WMA music from USB flash drives; and it is also a FM receiver.
All in all, the Yamaha TSX-130 is one for the music-lover, letting music-lovers enjoy tunes from multiple sources, and at the same time impressing with its great audio performance.