You gotta be kidding, right? On loudest I can easily hear it, I normal keep it at 3 bars! It's not a bose, or a B&o or even a nice sony in sound, but it works! It's mono, so what do you expect? Wave acoustics I'm sure...I've looked at the 2G's at the apple store, and I wasn't impressed with the speaker when playing video..I couldn't even hear it all the way up after I had the store kill the musak!