I LOVE this thing! If you are having problems with setting alarm volume or what you will wake up to - read the instructions. I know, I know...seems silly, but it really did take a little playing around to figure it out. You CAN set the alarm volume different than your ON/OFF volume. Meaning, you CAN "sleep" with music quietly and wake up with it blaring, if neccessary, in the morning. I have found that -for me- the buzzing wasn't quite loud enough and that I wake better with music -and it is only on 1/2 volume! Oh, and the charger still works great too. Hope this helps!