Excerpt: Purchased for my husband to utilize in the backyard. He loves his music. During our cookout a guest noticed my neighbor frequently looking over the fence. I told my husband to ask if it was too loud and the neighbor along with his guests answered, " NO WAY, we want you to turn it up." We all had a grand time.: ) Sound is great.
Summary: These are absolute pieces of **it!. Do not buy this product. I bought two of these for my daughters and neither one will work ..... at all. They are absolute crap.! I will be returning both units back to Best Junk!! Bose is a marketing rip off. Most high end audio companies realize it but they fail to blow the whistle on them in the marketplace. Don't ever buy a Bose product unless you won't substandard junk. Bose markets itself as being some audio miracle company.
Summary: I do like the sound quality for this compact music system, but there are a couple of flaws with the sounddock 1) as others have pointed out, the docking connection is flimsy and doesn't allow for an ipod/iphone to be connected while in it's case. I ended up buying an additional connecting (male + female) cable from cablejive which solved this problem 2) there seems to be some kind of "sleep" mode for the speaker, in that it cuts out all sound after about 20 min.