I recently bought this model in a blue colour, the blue gives it a more attractable colour. when i got it home i was disappointed that I had to purchase some cables to record from my hi-fi, but it was only £5.00, so wasn't much. LP4 is great and I dont belive it sounds too much different, pretty much the same, the bass is brilliant. Besides having to buy a cable, I also found that a remote would have been handy, so I purchased one, which makes a lot of different if you are on the move.The battery life is also very good, 44 hours may not seem long compared to other model's, but it does last long. Overall I am happy with this product and would advise any new mini disk buyer to purchase one.