Summary: I have wanted a cassette player like this one for a long time. It is for nostalgic reasons....it's exactly like the one I had as a child when I would sit listening to the radio with my finger hovering above the record button waiting to capture my favorite tune at the time. The sound is tinny and lovely. I can listen to the radio or a Cassette in '80's style.
Summary: It was packed horribly and heard a part sounding loose in the radio/recorder and it ate the first cassette tape I put in it !! I threw away the packaging and about a month later I tried using the cassette and it doesn't work. So now since I don't have the original packaging to return it I'm stuck. I guess the only thing it is good for is a battery operated Am/fm radio !!
Summary: I was happy to be able to find a compact cassette radio player because these things are almost impossible to buy. Bought it for my mom because her old compact cassette radio player was acting up and I wanted to buy a replacement before they became extinct. Without comparing to mp3 players or HD audio sound, the audio quality of the Coby is more than adequate. The radio reception is not as clear as I'd like it to be.