I received mine in the mail today and it sounds great! It's refurbished
and I see on Amazon that for an extra $50 bucks, or so, you can get a new one. Reviews are pretty favorable across the board, the biggest complaint seems to be a QC issue. Also, there's no tax for me in NY, so I see a bit more saving there too. This guy is about 6lbs, so it's not exactly something I'd take hiking.