"It's obvious the Marantz IS301 Wireless iPod Dock is going to be the next must-have device for iPod owners."
- Alexander Grundner, eHomeUpgrade.com.
"But one thing that has surprised me about many of the dock offerings I've seen is that they so often fail to take advantage of two of the iPod's greatest strengths: namely, its portability and terrific user interface. Happily, Marantz's IS301 Wireless Dock for iPod addresses both problems in an ergonomically satisfying way."
- Chris Martens, Playback, July 21, 2009
"Marantz's IS301 is extremely versatile in its design, as it can accommodate a variety of set-up configurations and iPods with ease. The IS301's design and functionality are a cut above the majority of iPod docks on the market. Sound quality was not compromised by either undocking the handset or utilizing wireless transmission between the base and receiver units."
- Brian Kahn, HomeTheaterReview.com, June 7, 2009
"The wireless option may work only for audio, but it is far more fun... Only the Extender needs to be near your hi-fi, delivering the audio output (and control signals, if required). The you can have the base unit anywhere within Bluetooth range (about 10 metres we found, even with a stud wall or two in the way), and can walk, dance, and prance around within that range holding the handset and iPod in your hand. This is not only excellent fun, and it gives you perfect control of track selection and menus, because you just use your iPod as normal."
"We had no issues with sound quality via Bluetooth; indeed, it compared well on an A-B with the same tracks coming direct from a Mac through an external DAC."
"The IS301 is beautifully made, with the handset and dock looking fantastic in remote operation on a study desk or lounge table."
- Australian Best Buys, Home Theatre magazine, The Winter 2009