Firstly the sound on the Bose home Portable is fantastic. It can easily be played in large rooms and fill the area with rich sound. I've played various types of Music and it gets the sound across in big bass whilst maintaining a clear treble. After comparing this to other speakers on display at a retailer I was convinced that the Bose was the winner in my mind. Now leads to a small gripe,the software or app by Bose is rather underwhelming. Not being able to receive or make phone calls is also a little bit annoying considering it does have a great inbuilt Mic.I can only hope that Bose improve on these small in inadequacies later down the track. Overall it is a rather hefty price to pay but I'm glad I have this beast of a speaker. Just be mindful that it has some bells but not all the whistles it really could potentially have.