Summary: I received this player a couple of weeks a go and it did not work. I have been e-mailed them back and forth trying to resolve this matter. At first,I received rude comments directed at me...to the point I quit sending my e-mails to the seller. Than a few days ago I received a respectful one saying they were going to make it right. Then today I received an e-mail that did not make any sense to me.
Summary: I hated this product!!!! It was the wrong color.. did not work at all.. and had no cord or headphones, batteries to accommodate the so called CD Player. I was in total disbelief and I still tried to see if it worked and of course not... just a loud clicking noise... the nerve of some people!! I hurried up and got my money back, but now I worry about making future purchases on Amazon .com.
Summary: Having gone through several of the portable CD players in the $30-50 range, I have had better luck buying this model used. Much more solidly built, and the keys make more sense (and are easier to find, even in the dark). I also like the little beep it gives when you turn it on and there's enough power in the batteries to run (also a bonus for listening in the dark). Not having earbuds doesn't bother me - I prefer my own headphones.
Summary: This is a great little Walkman, a good combination of sound quality, ok build quality and excellent skip protection. I can't say what it was like when it was new since I bought mine used but none the less I can confidently speak about this product. The Mega Bass system on this system really lives up to the "Mega Bass" In my opinion, the bass boost on this unit is probably the strongest bass boost Sony ever put in their Walkmans (If someone has a different opinion, please...
Summary: It works great and the sound quality is excellent. My only problem is the lack of a pause button, as others have mentioned but to me that isn't such a big deal. I am sure I will enjoy this product for a very long time, as it is light in weight but very durable. I still use cd players for meditation music because I find them easier to operate while meditating. Thanks for a great product!