The radio looks and sounds great. Lots of options for music sources. The USB AND SD slot AND aux in option make a CD unneeded. I hooked up my XM via FM modulator and it works well. The Ipod works great through the aux in port also. I have had a few glitches so I'm a bit concerned about the long haul. The volume/equalizer/fade/balance all in one knob catches at it rotates which may be a manufacturing issue. So far the great price overcomes these issues easily.