I guess it depends on the ear of the individual. I had two DJ-X11's and sold them both primarily because I thought the audio was the worst sounding of any handheld receiver I had ever had. I've had the R20 at one point also and enjoyed it far more.I had the R-20 and still have the Alinco DJ-X11 . Both are very capable receivers but I have to say the Alinco has very nice audio and better AM reception. Includes charging stand and more than 100.00 cheaper.
Isn't milair supposed to be something the R20 is really good as too? Maybe a dud? Now I'm starting to get curious again.I have no experience with the Alinco but did have an R-20. It was returned within a week due to the serious lack of sensitivity in the 300mhz area.