The sound out of this compact speaker is rather good, for the price I don't think you can do better, I have listened to lots of budget speakerdocks & would recommend these. Clear sound, no options to play with bass & trebble but you can alter that on your ipod EQ. I find this ideal for use in the kitchen, very little distortion on full volume, not that I've needed it as it's loud enough to hear over the washingmachine without turning it up full!
Feels good quality & sturdy unlike others I've tried out.
Works fine with my old ipod video, ipod touch & iphone 4 too. .