Summary: What happened to the days of inexpensive boom boxes? They are still around but they are mostly junk. This one is a bit outdated because it still has a cassette player but it also has an iPod link up. My wife loves music. I'm a musician and she loves it more than I do. So when I saw this box for only $200, I jumped. Relative type players with this wattage were roughly twice the price. Hooking it up was easy. Has clear sound in the upper register.