The Samsung S-P2450 might be looked down upon at first look, but as i always say "don't judge a book by its cover". Believe it, the saying applies here. This CD player is neat, simple and stylish it will more than happily provide for all your listening needs. There's a vertically loading CD player, which i think is aot better than any tray loading mechanism. There's also an FM/AM tuner and -yes, wait for it- a detachable MP3. Burn your tunes straight on and take them with you where ever you go. The detachable MP3 isn't just a way of selling the Player, oh no, this MP3 player is very good, it's manufactured by YEPP. I'd say one of the best MP3 makers around. The MP3 player has all the basic functions of a normal MP3 player and is small, light and full of life. The CD player is fitted with a prallel port, it can access all your tunes from your data base of MP3s on you PC. To get maximum sound from CD player i would turn "p.sound" on to get best surround sound. Also to improve performance even more i would put the player somewhere where it's not that near other electrical equipment, i found that this way there isn't sound interference and the sound waves will be able to bounce all over the room and give you the best sound you've ever heard! This player is great for the money, a CD player with radio and MP3 player, you'll pay much more if you buhy separate!