I bought this to use as a portable blue tooth speaker and connection to the laptop for audio. I was a little disappointed in the volume level, but the clarity is very good. I was VERY disappointed to find that the USB connection does not charge either my iPhone or my Andriod phone, as this was a selling point for me, and so far I have had no luck with Samson customer service. Sounds decent used as a small portable jam amp for the guitar when played clean, but not great with pedals. For the money, I am pretty happy with it, but that USB charging thing grates on me.