Summary: Bought this for the deck, for outdoor listening. When ten feet away outside, you can barely make out what song is playing. This is with this volume all the the way up on my iPad and the speaker. The iPad4 I am using, and all my iPods, blast from headphones. I wanted to be headphone free when in the hot tub or doing dirty work like sweeping the driveway, etc.. What gives? This is with the best fully charged AA batteries money can buy.