"Good value, for a decent price!"4.0 starson by SBHreview
Pros: Compact so it won't waste space, light weight, good sound quality; includes a sub-woofer hidden underneath the unit, sleek design so it will fit in with most decors, its remote controlled and it can playback video to your tv with proper cords/cables.
Cons: No cd, cassette, am/fm playback capability. Video output cord not included. Unit's cord is only about 6 feet, so it must sit on a desk or nothing taller than 4-5 feet.
Summary: BACK STORY: I originally purchased the Sony CMT-LX20i Ipod docking station and was NOT impressed with the playback sound, I thought the CD player was a bonus in case there were songs I wanted to listen to, but had yet to put them on my Ipod touch. But my biggest gripe was the tiny black/red wires I had to plug into the unit's speakers. So after having had the unit for two nights, I was on a mission to find its replacement.
Naturally, I thought of Bose, but with its price tag, I wanted to make sure I was buying a quality item and not the brand. So I did a search of the best ipod docking stations and Cnet had suggested the Altec lansing Octiv 650, with it being in my target price range (and the trusted reviews of Cnet) I purchased it three days ago. I am quite pleased overall with the product. I've listened to the Bose docking system and I can find very little difference between the two systems. I would recommend this product for those looking for good sounding ipod docking station that is reasonably priced.