Summary: The price was right...I really did not want the color listed (grahphite) but saw later that it was the white platinum color which I had wanted in first place so was very pleased at that. Received the merchandise in a timely manner so I was very pleased with the entire purchase from beginning to end.
Summary: it's actually not gray, but off-white. Sound is better than the original, although having to use the remote for all functions is a tad less convenient than being able to also use the buttons that were on the top of the original. On the other hand, the cat doesn't step on the ON button prowling around the nightstand at 3:30 in the morning.