"expensive and unreliable"2.0 starson by andrewleong
Pros: fairly decent sound and compact
Cons: remote is spotty and cd player sometimes don't work
Summary: I purchased the older model for my father and it seemed to have decent sound quality. Therefore, I picked a new one up myself. Within months the remote control failed (unresponsive). The elimination of the button controls on the new model (coupled with the unresponsive remote) made the thing useless. Bose said to unplug the thing and let it sit for 1 minute b/f replugging, thus resetting the settings. Soon thereafter the cd player could not read my cds ("unreadable"). By this time my warranty has expired and it's been crapshoot as to whether the cd can read at times or not.
It does also become a nuisance that one pays $500 and it doesn't even have some basic treble or bass controls. For the price this was not worth it.