I spend a lot of time on buses and trains, which can be awfully boring. So, it really was helpful when my parents bought me a CD walkman, this Sony product is a great cd walkman for a variety of reasons. I have to start with it’s looks, it’s quite slim and thin looking so nothing bulky and therefore not only looks good but also takes limited room in your bag. Don’t worry about batteries running out and you having to folk out for them because you can recharge the batteries, do it every night for a hour or so and they will last you quite a long time. The sound quality is really good, no crackling on my old CD walkman and even with old CD’s you will be surprised at how good the sound quality is. You have the option of listening to the songs on normal mode or whatever volume you prefer. It’s very easy to use and the instructions that come with are fairly standard but they are enough. My CD walkman came with two years warranty and although I don’t know how much my parents paid for it did cost quite a bit I am told. If you listen to another CD walkman having got used to this one you will be able to spot the difference in sound quality. The other good thing about this CD walkman is that it doesn’t skip tracks so you won’t find that one minute you are on track one and the next you are on track ten. To sum up the Sony cd walkman includes the following features: 10 playback modes, mega bass with two settings, small lcd display screen, headphone and line out jack, flat dial volume control, uses 2 'AA' batteries Overall this is a very good CD walkman, I have had no problems with it and the reliability has been first class. If you are looking for a good quality walkman then I would recommend you this one.