In choosing my first HF rig I spent some time with other Hams and their radios and read many reviews as I could only buy used. I would have to echo the same praise others have lauded upon the IC-737. Excellent RX & TX audio, useful and effective controls "up front" without the bother of menus for selection and adjustment. I may upgrade radios some day in the future but this Rig will never be sold. Must be used with either an external speaker or headphones as the internal speaker is a POS.