After reading all positive reviews and seeing the speakers amazing design in person, I decided to take one home. It indeed looks great in my room, but the sound isn't nearly as good as I expected. Using any of the three sound presets from the iOS app, it does not sound as good as my (rather basic) computer speakers out of the box and requires careful equalizing (especially for mid-ranges). Also, even if you follow all placement recommendations, the stereo effect is mostly lost, there is no way this can be considered "surround sound". It's quite loud and ok for casual music listening, but if you expect high quality stereo sound I would look somewhere else. Finally, as I have other non-Apple devices I like to stream from (eg Android phone), I miss the Bluetooth capability of my previous speakers, that could be included in a product in this price range.