My first portable speaker. It has a good weight to it... not too heavy. The audio lead is very short, but then again not a problem if your portable music player is right next to it. The sound is ok, I mean, for the price and size, it would be unreasonable to expect hi-fi sound. It does sound surprisingly good. Since it has no volume control (just an on/off button), volume is controlled by the music player. On my player, medium volume is more than enough to fill a room of 6m x 3m. But at max volume, I did detect some cracking sound.