Summary: This has been the best portable CD Player so far! I have tried several others that include a Phillips,Vextra,Coby & none of them have worked as well as this one All the others have either stopped working or were hard to use. The LCD Display is really nice and clear easy to read. This brand reminds me a lot like TEAC products that just seem to last forever. This thing is so loud! Headphones have excellent sound & are also very comfortable.
Summary: EDITED TO ADD: I used this 5 months, just 3 nights a week before it bit the dust. I used it 99% of the time when I went to bed at night to relax. It was not mis-handled in any way at all. It just didn't last, so I do not recommend this CD player. If you want to read the rest of my review which I wrote shortly after receiving it in February, go right ahead, but I do not recommend this CD player now. And yes, even after all these months, the headphones still smell odd.
Summary: No memory, so the slightest movement of the player causes it to skip. Drains batteries at a voracious rate. At least it has provision for an AC adaptor (the Colby does not), but the pin would not remain in contact with the jack unless I squeezed it. Colby, GPX, Jwin--mass-produced lightweight plastic that, if it works, does so erratically and briefly. Even if the players were free, the cost in frustration and disappointment is becoming too high a price to pay.
Summary: When first using it, it is an effective inexpensive CD player. Don't consider it portable, because it is highly vibration sensitive and doesn't have skip protection- even setting a coffee mug on the desk it sits on can make it skip; setting it on a mouse pad helps. I use it on my desk, plugged into an AC adaptor, so that is not usually much of an issue.