It is hailed by some as:
"The best sounding table radio ever made" by MSNBC in the USA. Quality audio components is one secret, right down to the cabinet - it's handmade real wood, not cheap veneer."
It also has a headphones plug together with an Ipod socket.
Also pictured (below) is a Generic Brand (Arch Audio HS5400A) or Dick Smith Electronic Classical Wooden AM/FM Radio Model No. A1676, which retails in Australia for $20.
Whilst anyone can argue with plausible results that a $350 is / must / has to be better than a $20 unit one has to be dubious about HOW MUCH better sound come out of ONE speaker.
Items with an Ipod socket are generally much higher priced, as also there are ROYALITES involved to Apple for using the Ipod connection.
Carlton Audio Visual are also stockists of JAMO products which are made in CHINA, BUT this is NOT clearly visible to the consumer, as it is written in small writing that it is made in PRC, which is the PEOPLES REPUBLIC of CHINA.
Goods manufactured in China are sold for HUNDEREDS of % in mark up values to the unsuspecting customer.
A recent trip to China confirms that RJ45 telephone connectors sold at a retail cost in China for 10 cents are sold in Australia at (e.g.) Dick Smith for $10.