Super clarity, great separation, big fat warm bass, LOUD! The volume is reduced when ipods are attached via the supplied cable, but you can always whack it up a bit if using this. It is not possible to get your hand around the back of your ipod for ease of navigating the the scroll wheel once it is in the dock; this is a pain. However, can't detract from the greatness. The £114 one from the German company is an absolute BARGAIN for this beast. Recommend!