I don't know what it is with teenagers but it seems they can function without music. I purchased this Venturer book shelf stereo for my teenager for Christmas because I just knew that she would get my money's worth out of it. This stereo has almost went into the dumpster a few times as It is load and my daughter just doesn't seem to understand the words TURN IT DOWN! So as you can see the speakers are nice and load and very clear. This Venturer is a 5 cd changer. The one down fall that I was nicely told was that a front loader isn't what she wanted. That she's afraid that if it is open and if one of her siblings are in her room that they might accidentally hit the loading drawer and that would be it. She does however like the look and that it came with a remote. Which is perfect for most teens as most of them are lazy. At least mine is. (haha). This stereo also has an adjustable bass and tremble amongst other little sound gadgets. One thing I hate about this stereo is that sometimes I swear it turns it self on. Or my teenager is playing tricks.