Ive been a Bose fan from home entertainment, soundbars, headphones down to portable speakers. The only reason I was 50/50 with the Soundlink Micro before is due to its price but when Amazon AU had it for $85, I bought it right away and never had any regrets with my purchase. Sound quality is top notch as expected for a Bose product. Battery life was great and actually exceeds expectations. I had it with me during our 3D2N hike and playing for more than 15h of music at no more than 50% volume and still had some juice left after the trip.