"The Best Portable Speakers for the iPod"4.5 starson by BigSledDog
Pros: Near Bose Sound Quality and Cord Free!!
Cons: Heavier than some. No remote.
Summary: I just got my iM9 from the Apple store and could not be happier. The sound fills the room. It has a DC power cord or runs on the iPod power cord, but best of all it runs on regular batteries for portability without being tied to the outlet. The volume control is sealed to prevent gunk from blocking and jamming the volume switch and the case is surrounded by rubber to cushion a fall making it klutz proof. This thing is near perfect. When I compared the sound to the Bose and Klipsch systems the sound was close but not perfect. You would not notice this when the others were not around. It is around $100 to $150 dollars cheaper. You have to give up the remote but you get a backpack to carry the unit with you. A real advantage when the system is portable.
In summary, the unit works as it should and is a worthy purchase.