Summary: I liked the nostalgic aspect of this radio, I grew up in the 80's. When it arrived, I opened it up, plugged it in, didn't have the volume up even a third of the way and could hear the right 4in speaker thumping with that distorted sound when someone blows out your speakers. From the get-go a bad sign. It progressed rapidly increasing in its distorted sound over 30 minutes, and to include the left 4in speaker started to do the same thing.
Summary: I got the ihome boombox for a gift at Christmas. I enjoyed using it for the first 3 months. Not incredible sound, but decent. The sound is very directional, and sounds less good if you aren't in front of it. It stopped working after 3 months. Smells like something got fried. Would never buy ihome again.