As budget CD players go this one really hits the mark. As you would expect from SONY; its sound quality is excellent and in a CD player what could be more important than that?
The additional features really help to make life easy. The jog dial (a little dial that allows you to scroll through your tracks with a flick of the finger) works without problem, which is more than a blessing in the low cost market. The peak search function assists you in setting your recording levels and the programming function operates with minimum fuss.
The best part of it is that CD-R/RW discs actually play! However - beware they do not always play without fault (as these discs are often plagued by their own failings), but the majority do and that really is something worth shouting about.
Being a budget model the list of functions does not go on and on, which means the novelty wears off quick (I am not sure if this is a good or a bad thing!).
If you looking for a reliable budget CD Player you could do a lot worse.