Summary: I actually gave a way a mini (but not micro) 5 cd system and I have an I pod player.... but I have hundreds of CD's and had no fm radio. I did not want something that took up a lot of space but sounded good for the money.
Summary: This stereo is great for the low price. Of course it does not sound as good as a $1,000 surround system that's 20 times the size, but that should not be expected. For such a small system, it sounds pretty good. It is very, very small and gives all the control you need over the ipod.
Summary: I bought this radio as a replacement after my HD radio's premature passing. HD is the only feature that could make this radio any better. The iPod/iPhone bay works great with the 3GS phones if you have the right case (Otterbox Defender won't work but ifrogz or similar thin case is fine).