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. After trying several sets of new batteries, my unit would shutoff after 5 -10 minutes of operation.
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. I am not sure if I was the one of the few or there are tons of other customers who had same battery issues. Let me talk about the pros and cons. Pros: 1.
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. 2) A minor one: the remote control works only if you are aligned in front of the boombox. Not from the sides.
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. Based on my own Altec Lansing experience, and the glowing reviews on this site, I was expecting a very satisfying pure, full, balanced and well tuned sound. It was an OK sound, but not great.
Summary: Its a decent sounding boombox....However i sent mine back. Its not 270.00$ decent. Just couldnt see the value. Thought it would be a little bigger and louder also. Cost me 70$ to ship back so buyer beware.