Summary: Panasonic, formerly known as 松下電器産業株式会社 (Matsushita Denki Sangyō Kabushiki-gaisha), makes great products in my opinion. I had the SC-HC57 which has the old 30-pin ipod connection and needed to upgrade for the ipod 5 Lightning connector and am very glad I finally did!
Summary: The sound quality seems good and it is compact and sleek in appearance. It serves its function well in our kitchen/ breakfast table area for music during dinner prep and during the meal. I would recommend it; for the price, it seems like a good deal.
Summary: It's small, great connectivity, works fine with Air Play, Bluetooth, Dock and cable, and it has FM radio. You can play with any apple device, and with any Bluetooth device, even if it's not an apple one. I'm very happy with it.
Summary: I love these compact stereo systems. Have 3! One for the garage, one for our bedroom, and one for our in-laws apartment. Good sound, easy to connect via Bluetooth, and have standard CD players built in. Great deal!
Summary: I bought this system to have soft music at bedtime...rather than watching TV. I think the sound is wonderful, the CD door works perfectly, the remote is useful. I'm not comparing the sound on this system to a high wattage sound system...wouldn't make sense.