I actually owned a TU-X1 and a 717. I thought they both looked great and the sound was just short of heaven. I feel the 717 sounded as good as the TU-X1. Sold them both because FM around here just plain sucks. Well that is unless you like preachers ranting, rap music and new country. Besides that someone really wanted that TU-X1 a whole lot more than I did $$$ Sold the 717 for the same price as you got yours for. You did great. Know you will like that one.