"Outstanding Buy"4.5 starson by amielp
Pros: Great sound
Cons: A little bulky
Summary: I'm a big bose fan and went to buy the bose IPOD player. I listened to the two, same song, side by side in the store. No question, everyone that listened agreed. The altec has a fuller richer sound. PLUS it can run on batteries for the once a yr picnic. AND it has a nice remote w/ separate vol, bass and treble controls. Plus it's $50 cheaper. Hard to beat it.