Summary: Unreliable cd player. Sound is decent (although not the equivalent of a good large speaker stereo). I bought it for the portability - I use it in several different rooms for listening to music and hook it to my TV for movies and concerts. However, the cd-playing technology is anything but robust. I upgraded to System II when the cd player failed on my earlier model Bose (you get the choice of paying for repairs by Bose, no one else, or upgrading at a discount).
Summary: We bought this after having a huge system for years and enjoying the sounds only they can provide. We knew the smaller unit likely wouldn't match the incredible range - especially bass - of a big stereo system. However, after years of wires and cables. etc. - we opted for smaller. The sound is wonderful - clear and precise. No, it isn't the same as the "huge system" but, we're very pleased with this amazing little unit.
Lacks deep tones and low frequencies. OK. .but not Great.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
20 December 2014
Summary: I purchased this system for my Father in law...it's clean and clear. ..but it lacks depth. I was disappointed with the lack of bass tones and low frequencies. There are a few "room" settings for which I have found no real explanation in the manual except to say how to switch between them. It doesn't say what it's about or how to decide which one is best. If you want rich, deep tones, especially for your TV, look for a system that features a subwoofer or bass box.