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I got my first CD walkman when I was about 8 or 9 and a number of people are surprised I still use one, and don't just transfer my CDs onto the computer or a more portable device etc. I'm not really sure why either, I think it's the same reason I won't use a kindle or e-book and still read regular books! I like the feel of the walkman, I find that a CD has more of a personal touch than listening on my phone all the time and the CDs are a reminder of my childhood.
This walkman is my favourite, it's easy to use and I've never had any problems with it, the sound quality is great but that may be my headphones, I didn't like the headphones that came with the walkman so I use other ones.
The battery life is good, I'd say usually around every month or two I'd need to replace the batteries depending on how often I'd listened. If I go on holiday and listen for hours a day by a pool I always take spare batteries but have never needed them.
I understand that these are not for everyone and in the current day very few people still use them, particularly my age (I'm 22!) but it's an item that I probably won't get rid of, even if it breaks I'll buy another! I've had this one around 6 years and I have had no problems at all with it, would definitely recommend.
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.