For the price, I was expecting better. When you have the volume as low as it goes, you can hear an electronic hiss from the unit. I own a pair of Klipsch Cornwalls, if that helps you figure out how much I like fine musical sound. The music coming off the unit, aside from that, is pretty decent and balanced.
When I place the iPad on the connector (no cover, with adapter), it toggles from side to side, and the iPad shifts when I use my finger or a stylus to control it. Even without touching it, I sometimes have to readjust the iPad a little one way or the other to undo the tilt that happens over relatively brief periods of time. Don't breathe on it, or it will go off kilter, and, frankly, look sloppy. And, the unit itself is quite lightweight, so you have to place it in a place where it won't accidentally get knocked into.
I would not recommend this to a friend and I would definitely not buy another one. I hope it lasts a while and does not cause damage to the iPad from all that play at the connector interface.