I own, and sell, TYT 9600's. This Retevis is the same radio, and it's more than $100 higher price than the TYT. And for the "Chinese Junk" haters......... There are at least 20 9600's in operation in my area. They sound better than most of the big three models, and I've had zero returns. The early versions (1 & 2) had some issues. By version 3 they had been resolved. Also, don't forget, it wasn't that long ago it was the "Jap Junk"!