I have had mine for a little over a week and love it. I do not use AM when I have it, so I don't miss it on the 250. I do use FM every day. The only time I use the CD is when I am out of range of an FM station, which sometimes is all day/night. I have used the CD to play mp3 and it does not skip under any of the roads I have ridden. My Sony and Panasonic used to skip occasionally even with 40 sec anti-skip engaged. I haven't tried the standard CD anti-skip on the SP 250 yet. The mp3 mode has 8 MINUTES of anti-skip :-) I load 250 mp3 tracks on each CD disk, which gives me over 12 hours of music without a repeat. If I use WMA compression, I can load 25% more. I have 7 GB of mp3 music on my computer, so I can burn lots of hours on a number of disks for long trips. I use Entymotic Research in-the-ear monitors through an Autocom Pro 3000 intercom, which, of course, gives excellent results. See http://www.johnandbecci.com/Hints/pro3000.htm for a more in depth report on the Pro 3000 and the ER-4S in-the-ear speakers. The SP250 has a single earphone output jack (as every other CD player I have seen), but this is not a problem. Go to Radio Shack and pick up a 2.5 mm stereo splitter if you decide to use the SP 250 this way with your pillion. If you decide to go with the SP 250, there are lots of discounts online. I use http://www.pricegrabber.com/ quite a bit with good results. ...John
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