Bought as a birthday present for junior who has been pinching our Bose portable sound dock (which is our main open play music source!), we had spent a considerable time looking at alternative models to the Bose that would last and offer good sound quality.
It had to offer portability and a rechargeable battery, have good build quality, good sound quality and finally, allow different IPods/Phones etc. to dock easily. and have a remote. In other words as close to a Bose as we could get but at a much smaller price!
So after a lot of research and not a little disappointment when seeing other models, we decided on the S715i.
It has proven to be a revelation with, admittedly for us non-experts, excellent sound quality from what is a very compact unit (check out the dimensions!)combined with what feels like a premium product appearance and feel. Easy to use and truly portable, this has turned out to be a massive hit with my daughter and we think it compares very well with the Bose. Frankly, if we ever had to replace the Bose, this unit would be at the top of the list.
Heartily recommend the S715i!