This was a gift for a friend and my friend really likes it! :) For a small, inexpensive boom box, it holds its own. It can handle a good amount of volume, but, it’s not a power house, but, that’s not what I got it for. Incredible clarity for such a such small unit! For what it is, with all the features, it’s definitely worth the money. It’s not a piece of crap like a lot of others out there!