At first I thought that this product was great untill things started to go wrong with it after the warrenty period was finished. First the CD player became useless because when you inserted a CD the player would attempt to read it indefinitely or else you would else I would get a CD not found message. The eject button did not work and my CD is trapped inside the unit. Neither the DAB or FM radio will respond to the tuning controls.
iSymphony have a UK website, but the fact that disgruntled customers have reported it as being a haven for computer viruses to Google without iSymphony having complained to Google shows that the website is not being monitored. The telephone number for technical help is no longer in use and when you send emails you just get automated replies.
A better quality Chinese product would have a USB port which you could connect to your computer and do a firmware upgrade with a supplied CD.
As i do not own an ipod i could not make use of the ipod dock placed on top of the stereo but the place for the ipod to stand can be hidden away. When i bought this stereo i also bought an 8gb usb drive which i store all my music on which is played through my stereo. The sound and volume of the stereo is excellent. The only issue i have noticed is that the aerial is very flimsy and doesnt get a good radio signal in my house. The remote is very useful, and the stereo as a whole is a very simple to use devise which i have had no problems with.
Avoid this product. I thought this product was great, it had everything I wanted in one neat box. I have never had problems with either DAB or FM reception in my house before. As soon as I got it home, the problems began..
1) The FM tuner was awful, it could barely pick up anything (despite having strong reception in my area.)
2) The DAB tuner was awful - I could only pick up about three stations, again, I live in a strong DAB area.
3) About one month later the radio stopped working altogether - it would play for a minute then give up and go silent. First the DAB went, then it was closely followed by FM.
4) Two months after that, the CD player stopped working. It plays for a minute then it freezes.
The ipod and usb functions are still working normally,five months down the line. This product is cheap for a reason, it is not worth the hassle. I am currently trying to get it repaired on my warantee (iSymphony are not that great on that front either).