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: This is a great product. In response to Dan R speaking of Bose being in denial about 20 playing then cutting off...It is NOT the Bose but most likely the settings related to YOUR audio device(i-pod or whatever you are using).
Summary: ..its appearances and sound quality now, this is what I expected from Bose, totally satisfied with Series II, outstanding gentlemen and to mention a bonus auxilary imput for connecting a external portable audio sources other than Ipod .I know the price might for you , believe me, its worth every penny..
Summary: to keep this simple; i highly recommend this product. The sound is so clear, base sounds amazing, AND it recharges your ipod while playing music! Over-all don't be worried to much about price; yes it is quite expensive but it'll last you many years!