I did my research on the web when I was thinking about a Bose Wavesound to put in my kitchen. Only requirements where a compact device that had great sound for a smaller area and was capable to play my iPod.
Reading the various reviews on Bose Wavesound, I changed my mind. Many buyers complained about the bad quality of the cd player and I got the feeling the exellent sound quality was more a marketing hype than a real fact.
In more than one review of the Wavesound, a comparison was made with this Vita Audio device. And reviews were very possitive, esspecially looking at the lower price. I have it now for a month and it is incredible how much sound can be produced by such a small machine. Also, the bass is very full. The digital audio (DAB) sounds perfect, it is a pitty we do not have many stations broadcasting in the Netherlands.
Also very usefull is the fact that the powersupply has the option to change the UK plug into a normal EC plug, same setup as the Blackberry charges uses, you just click it on.
One negative remark. The Vita also comes with different adapters for various iPod models. These adpaters are made of white plastic. Very uggly on this nice black and silver design. I decided to put my iPod on without the adapter, which works ok as well.
My wife has an iPhone, that works ok as well, although it gives a warning that you should put it on airplane mode to avoid interference. We did not do that and the sound is fine, no problems.
I am going to cook for friends tomorrow and will enjoy my kitchen music in style!