Summary: I dropped two tears upon first listen. The bass response is extremely precise. There's no muddying of the lower frequencies like other "high-end" devices -___-. This system thumps, the highs are always crisp & vocals are crystal clear. I tested out the Bowers & Wilkins Zepplin and my father's Bose SoundDock. Neither of them hold a candle to this. The Bose reproduces a deep, intense, smoothed out bassline..
Summary: I am so impressed with this dock. The sound quality and the rich base not having a sub fills a large room and was a hit when I brought it to the job site. I wish they made a model intended for the outdoors I would buy a second one.
Summary: For the money you can't go wrong with this unit. It's heavy, powerful, and well thought out. I have a Bose Wave that was the exact same price and it blows the Wave away. This unit has a deeper realistic bass and better treble response. I realize it's a little unfair because the Wave is a CD based unit vs. IPOD/MP3 regarding input, but I still believe the JBL would sound better even if it was CD fed.
Summary: Got it today, delivered on time. Listened to various genres on it, all sounded good. Really good. Had clarity, had bass. Only issue was on the front, the chrome had a flaw on it. Not a huge issue, but it should have more finish than that. So far, am glad i chose this over the Bose systems.
Summary: The sound is incredible … I have traditionally invested in Bose speakers for the last 30+ years and thought I would take a chance based on the ratings I found on a number of electronics sites. I have now come to a very different opinion of alternative speakers systems… they really are a great sounding system that filled a large room with surprisingly good sound!
Summary: Excellent quality. Sound is better than competing Bose units on the market. Sound is comparable to the Acoustic Research powered speakers that I used to own in college. Very loud without distortion, will play over bluetooth from my phone, macbook, and with the 1st generation ipod dock on the machine.