Summary: I purchased this a few months ago as a replacement for my Autistic son's radio (same exact one purchased at a local retailer) because he is obsessed with music and this particular product knowing that his existing one would break soon. Well, his existing one broke last night and upon opening this one up, it does not work AT ALL. Turns out, but cd does not spin and play and I had to rush out to the 8 different stores to find one as close as possible.
Summary: This item is a very simple, easy use, no frills CD player. Yes, it does have am/fm also, but I mainly chose it for CD purposes. May be compact, but you can definitely get a very loud sound from it. I believe there are volume buttons on each side. So simple, (which is all I needed), that the instructions are not even really necessary unless you don't understand what each CD button is for!
Summary: Bought this as a gift for my daughter. She loves it! It plays great! Great sound! She listens to it everyday, especially while in the bathroom showering. Glad I made the purchase. Would definitely recommend it to others.