Broad sound palette, with good solo strings and swirling pads. Lots of editing capability but too much diving into menus. Ok in live use but I get best usage as a midi slave with patches preassigned and linked to Nord Stage 2 patches. Eg. EP on Nord with solo violin on Motif.
Looks great, Feels Great. I had the XF6 then upgraded to the XF7 within a month of purchase. Thought i really need the extra keys for good lower bass response. Really Strong and Powerful synthesizer, just too many things to play around with and there's something new you can do each day with it.