Good speakers. It's louder when using the iPod dock than when using the headphone-USB to connect the iPod to the speakers. The microphone isn't as loud as I had expected it to be... But it's decent. From what I've heard about this product, it's best to not over-charge it or use it till the battery is dead; due to the battery type, the battery will leak or some sort, if over-charged or over-used. The battery will also die on you if you DON'T use the speakers often. So when buying this product, USE IT OFTEN. One neat thing about the package: the speakers came with a small bag that you can attach to the handle. The bag is big enough to fit the microphone & it's cords. From what I expected though, it didn't quite meet up to my expectations. The handle feels a little too weak for the speakers.... it seems to be made cheap-ly.... The material for the handle isn't sturdy. And I had also expected the speakers to be louder. Eh.... It's all right though. I'd recommend buying warrantee.