Summary: I originally bought the Cyber Acoustics Portable Dock for iPod ($47) for use in my home gym. But after discovering that the CA didn't support my iPod 3G, a 30 GB model purchased in 2003, I returned it to Amazon and began searching for a suitable replacement in the same price range.
Summary: Hands down. I recommend this to every one of my friends. I love it so much that when I lost my first one, I ordered another one the next day. The fact that you can plug it in or pop in some batteries and carry it around is great.
Summary: I used to plug in my iPod to the stereo speakers in our family room with a $9 splitter cable. But earlier this year, my husband upgraded his Tivo & moved the old one into the family room & there were no more jacks for me to use for the iPod. (BOO! OTOH, it's nice having two Tivos, now, too!
Summary: I was making a field recording of a Bushman choir in Botswana. I wanted to play back for the group what they had just recorded, but the speakers on my recorder couldn't get loud enough. My colleague plugged in external speakers which, when cranked loud enough, provided almost solid distortion.
Summary: I was more than happy with the sound quality of the iM9. I was afraid that the bass might be weak, but I discovered that the opposite was true when the I set up the unit in the corner of our kitchen.
Summary: This product does exactly what I need it to do: provide excellent sound quality in a small and portable package. I use it for poolside music and traveling. I've read other reviews complaining about no remote, sound quality not up to par. I disagree with these comments.