Summary: Best purchase I have ever made on Amazon. I spent quite a bit of time researching and listening to different systems. I have tried the Bose, the Kicker Dock, Beats, Samsung.... The sound quality of the Harman Kardon won me over. Bass is strong but not overpowering, balanced, and clean. The mids are full, and clear, with plenty of volume. The highs are crisp with great balance.
The Benchmark for Audiophile Quality Portable Audio
Matthew W. Paradise "nutmegs", Amazon
16 December 2013
Summary: Not a lot to say here. Absolute best sound of any portable audio system that is battery powered. Non compare. Only con is the D batteries are expensive. Wish it came with a rechargeable battery system.
Good Sound, Easy Interface... eats batteries.. FAST !!!
Barry Steele "Barry", Amazon
22 November 2013
Summary: Bought as a B'day gift for a new son-in-law who wanted it for his beach parties in Cancun. It sounded really good (as you'd expect from HK) and easily interfaced the remote with his iPhone. But I was very disappointed that at this price point it didn't offer rechargeable batteries nor offer an automotive/external batter interface. It uses 8 D-cells, which gets very expensive, considering they only last a 2-3 hours at outdoor party volumes.
Summary: This item has been used nearly every day since it was purchased, and I've not regretted the money spent on it yet. The sound quality is amazing and it charges my phone as fast or faster than the higher powered iPad charger we have, too. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who appreciates music, and even to a few I know who need to appreciate it more.