Summary: Great sound. But.... Mine lasted for about year of light use. Started crackling loudly after a few minutes, every time we turned it on. Finally blew up with an explosive pop. Done. Bought online, so no warranty. And it looks like I'm not alone.
Summary: I got this speaker in Aug 2013 and did / do like the sound quality. My problem has been the last few weeks, I have been getting a popping sound and then the speaker will stop working. If I shut the speaker off and turn it back on, the sound comes back. There is no consistency with this problem.
Summary: I was just like the rest of you looking for a good soundbar for my place. I saw the reviews and hoped "I'd get lucky" as I have with other products not breaking down on me. But 5 months after receiving my CS3, it is not working.
Summary: Great Robust Sound. Easy to use with iPhone/iPad to play music over bluetooth. Died on me after less than a year. I mailed it back at my own expense since it was still under warranty and it was replaced.
Summary: I rolled the dice and ignored several other customer reviews which warned of this thing completely dying after a short period of use. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened. Yes, it sounded wonderful while it worked. The customer service/replacement prospects are uneconomical.
Two Defective Units In One Year, Not Risking a Third
25 August 2014
Summary: I have now owned two of these units in a little over a year and I will not be owning a 3rd. Both units experienced the same type of failure: out of the blue, with no sign of distress, the output from all devices became a loud, high-pitched shrill combined with white noise.
Summary: First, let me state the weaknesses as I see them before I give my glowing assessment. #1 The LED is drastically underpowered. It is the only feedback you will have of your input from the almost equally poor remote.