This is a very nice little Hi-FI system, it looks great, sounds great and is generally a quality piece of kit. They also come with an amazing set of speakers for the price and the whole thing was my first and still is my sound system in my room. That gives you an idea of the reliability of this product. The looks of this Hi-Fi, in my opinion are great. The gold, which has potential to look a bit over the top, looks really cool. The whole thing has a real quality to it in terms of both aesthetics and sound quality (although the sound quality comes more down to speakers). It doesn't have many extra functions or abilities but it does the basics and it does them really, really well. I would definitely recommend this as a sound system and i think it is a great piece of kit.