Summary: I bought this based upon the good reviews on the sound quality. Everything said about this unit's sound output is true. Amazing volume out of a small boombox. Unfortunately, the negative reviews that have been posted lately are also true regarding the issues with battery power.
Almost but not quite.... Battery issues where it shuts off.
20 July 2012
Summary: I really enjoyed this boombox. It sounded amazing. It was loud. It had FM radio and plenty of other nice features. However, I purchased this boombox so I can use it outside most of the time and this is where the boombox failed.
Summary: Cool object. Much more compact than I expected. Sturdy. Two drawbacks: 1) Not good at all for playback at low volume (say, in my apartment): the sound results very flat. The problem disappears at higher volume. It is definitely designed for parties and outdoor recreation.
Summary: I have had great experience with Altec Lansing powered speakers for my iPod Touch 4th Generation and iPad 1. I had always wanted this speaker dock and as soon as I had a few dollars to rub together I purchased it. But when I listened to it, my heart sank. I was so disappointed.