I guess you get what you paid for, this brand isn’t cheap, and the quality isn’t cheap either. I was thinking of buying the 205 version, but the price pretty much the same, but this model have a bigger size speaker same functionality if you ask me, but the 205 have more dial and buttons, not sure what if it help with anything, so I got this 208 model from Amazon for about $100, normal price range from $160 to upper $200, I was able to get good deal yay!!
So I got it new, opened it, plug in and immediately play around with it, plug in my keyboard and music, and man, the sound is nice and crisp, powerful loud speaker, bass pretty good also, I haven’t test the microphone yet, I’m pretty sure it’s as good. This is a 8 inch size speaker, very portable, I can probably take it with me to the park or small even live show for music and public address PA, I’m confident it’s strong enough and powerful enough. Although I did tried to max out the volume it still good but I notice a bit foreign vibration, but it doesn’t bother me, I’m sure it’s not defective.