Summary: Beautiful sound for a small unit -- I've always wanted a Bose of some kind, and this is my first. It lives up to its reputation. Of course, it is not equal to a full-blown system, but the sound is surprisingly rich in tone, with plenty of volume. My iPod Classic fits snugly, and, with a relatively inexpensive adapter, so does my iPhone 5. Perfect for what I wanted -- a unit that has enough oomph to catch all the nuances in my music, while being small and easy to manage.