Well I have always believed that Bose is way over hyped and not worth the price, but this wave radio has got to be the biggest rip off that they have going. I was at my grandmothers this weekend and I mentioned something about this Harry James CD that I have. This is the best recorded CD that I have and is one of the CDs that I use to evaluate/show off/demo my audio systems. Well, my grandmother gets my grandfathers wave radio (with the CD feature) and I put in the Harry James CD. Well I can honestly say that my computer speakers sound as good as this thing. There was nothing special about it at all. I think the whole wave radio thing is just psychoacoustics at work.