"If you move around alot like I do, this is for you!"5.0 starson by jessicanaturegirl
Pros: Portability, Consistency, Reliability, Ease of Use, Quality, Appearance
Cons: Takes money to own luxury
Summary: I bought this back in 1999 shortly after buying my first house. I really really hate any sort of LED lights in my bedroom and so that alone eliminated so many other stereo systems. I also hate taking time to set things up, because I move and travel alot and why should I waste all that time wherever I go. This unit, I simply took out of the box, put in a cd, plugged in and turn on. Viola, done in 20 seconds. Nearly 10 years later and after taking all the abuse that I could throw at it, it still looks brand new, the laser for reading cd's works perfectly and it sounds awesome like it did the very first day. I called the Bose technician to make sure it's fine to run at volume setting 100 for long periods, and he said, yeah, it won't harm a thing. With the right cd, it'll shake the house. I have never had any problems with this unit, while other members of my family have cycled through 3 other stereos in this time and have ended up paying the same amount total. It's a long term investment and well worth every penny if you're not boring and live in the same house for over 3 years.