This walkman was bought for family use whilst on holiday. We did have a cheaper alternative but it broke so we got this one. It is possibly the most reliable piece of electronic equipment I have ever used. It has been going for many years despite the rise of unreliable mp3 players. The sound quality is brilliant and settings such as bass/treble can be chosen to taste. The supplied headphones are also good and I have seen no need to change them. The best feature of this walkman is the battery life, which is amazing. 2AA batteries last all holiday without needing to be charged. The cd player is 'jog proof' and this feature works well with no skipping whenever it has been shaken.
Obviously, a problem with all CD players is their size compared to MP3 players but if space is not a premium I would definitely recommend this instead of an MP3 player.