Summary: This unit had the usual chemical solvent smell when I first opened it. After a few days this subsided, however a electrical type burning smell continued to eminate from the rear of unit. I returned it. Thanks Amazon. Hopefully the next one will be better.
Summary: I had expected a bit richer overall sound quality for this price point. Using some of my better reference CDs, I found the bass to be boomy and undefined and the mid-range virtually absent. I don't need to spend this much to get "cheap sound.
Summary: This unit does not have an AM tuner which is bizarre. I know it's geared towards people with iPods, but how hard would it have been for Yamaha to include AM? It does sound pretty good, though. Almost as good as my Bose Wave, but not quite (and the Bose has AM). I also like how the Bose is smaller, and is one solid piece unlike the Yamaha which has the speakers separate from the unit.
Summary: I owned this unit about 8 months when the remote stopped functioning. You can only change the radio station via the remote - no buttons on the unit itself. The remote, as others have noted, is microscopic and difficult to use when it works. You need a fingernail to hit the tiny buttons, they are hard to read, and they easily get stuck. I made sure no buttons were stuck and put in a new battery - no response. So now I am stuck listening to a single radio station.
Summary: FIrst off I do want to say this is a great system as far as sound goes and using an iPod. However... the main reason I bought this system is that it features a USB input. However, after reviewing the manual when I got it... you quickly learn that almost 'NOTHING' is compatible with this USB input. Basically, the manual says the only thing that will 'possibly' work is a memory stick. Well great. I wanted to use my Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone through this USB port.
Summary: I ordered this system for my small studio based on the good reviews. After testing it for 4 or 5 hours, patiently listening both to classical and pop music, I decided to return it. It is true what other reviewers have said concerning the clear bass, midtones and treble, yes. However, one thing that caught my attention, and bothered me greatly, is the sound would get lost when I moved left or right.
Summary: Klang und Design sind - wie oft beschrieben - ausgezeichnet, leider konnte das Gerät nach 3 Monaten keine CDs mehr lesen. Rückgabe und Rückerstattung waren erfreulich problemlos. Im Gegenzug habe ich die hellgraue - eigentlich blaugraue - Variante mit air-wired - Funktion erworben. Hält hoffentlich länger!