I already have a Soundlink Air, plus Bose Cube speakers in my Living Room. Both are astonishing in the quality and clarity of the sound. This is no different ... I ran a direct comparison with the "Air" and apart from a slight reduction in bass (to be expected considering the size?) I was blown away! Works straight out of the box and connects with no problem. Expensive, but you get what you pay for and the quality of the product supports the extra cost, both sound and build/sturdiness. I bought the soft case and carrying case also ... again, pricey but worth having a t least one of them to protect the item? (NB - the speaker will fit in the carrying case with the rubber cover on).