I originally bought one of these radios from our local Cash Converters several years ago. It quickly became my husband's favourite radio as it had the optional battery fitted when I bought it, and was therefore very portable. Garden, greenhouse, garage, wherever he wanted it, Mainly radio 4, but I programmed it for 4 Extra, 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra too. When it died, he didn't want me to buy the same again at full price but still wanted a DAB/FM. I looked around, but he wanted portable, which meant batteries. I honestly couldn't see anything else I liked, and I knew the sound was great. It was easy to programme (for me, not him - he is manually dextrous, not into electronics) It was our anniversary, so I bought it anyway. He was absolutely over the moon to have the same again. Not cheap, but the original battery was still working, amazingly, I do not have experience of other DAB's, but we both think this one is great. It has functions we don't use and can't comment on as we only want a radio!