Most people seem to prefer the black speaker over the silver. (We ordered both these colours.) The sound quality is quite good. The blue light that appears beneath the speaker was a nice surprise. Makes it look 'cooler'. I don't care much for the voice to notify you the speaker is ready to connect when you turn it on.
I think the standard packaging could be improved on because some of the speakers are crooked when they arrive in the box and we have to adjust them so they sit neatly.