PROS: portability and convenience;clear crisp sound with decent volume;good battery life;easy to use.
CONS: limited bass; average speakerphone; expensive compared to good digital radios.
SUMMARY: no substitute for home hi-fi, but with limitations a very good portable solution.
ONE WEEK LATER
Still pleased with the product, which is significantly enhanced by device-based equalisers. If your phone lacks one there is a very good app at the Google Store which includes a base-boost. I needed this for radio stations as my phone-based EQ only worked for music downloads. The resulting sound is pleasing, although not really able to compete with decent home hi-fi, or headphones.
The speakerphone works fine incoming, but they will have difficulty hearing you (unless it's right up against your face - like a phone!!) so it's not a lot of use.
This product is the best solution when a portable speaker is needed for specific situations involving more than one person, such as the beach, or with friends when you can all share the music on your phones. On your own in the house, the bathroom is the obvious scenario. Other than that you might find that the cheaper option of head/earphones is better, given the improved sound quality. Also, as I hinted earlier, given the expense you may wish to consider a good digital radio (especially one with usb/internet capability).