Originally I bought this for my sons room and was considering buying myself one if it worked well. My room theme is space. So I thought it would be an awesome idea but I knew if it was as awesome as it looked my son would steal it anyways. For the price I wasn't expecting much. However, when I first plugged it in and the lights were all on it was already awesome. The colors on the ceiling the stars blinking in and out. It was gorgeous. It took a few minutes of fiddling to figure out how to get it to change colors. The remote is an awesome feature. The fact you can have just the water effects or just the star effects is awesome. There are four different colors for the water effect white, blue, green, and red. You can use single colors or use two of the colors together. The red and blue are super pretty together. I was very impressed. Even more so you can make the lighting go brighter or dimmer and set a timer for the lighting if you're using it for bed. I laid on my couch with my mother and son for an hour while watching it and playing with the different settings and it was super calming. It will be a nice tool for my anxiety. We didn't connect music to the speakers but when you turn it on it speaks and it seemed like it was really loud and clear. This is definitely worth the money and is a must have.