4.5 Recommended risinghigh71 | 14/08/2009 | See all risinghigh71's reviews (1) I've had this now since March 09 and am very happy with it. I'm really into my music and sound quality is very important to me. This player has not disappointed me in this respect. The player has several music enhancement modes such as VPT surround (which I actually switch off), DSEE sound enhancement and clear stereo mode which both work well although it's down to personal preference whether you want to use these or not. After tweaking the EQ you get fantastic sound performance. In my opinion it beats Apple's offerings any day. The bundled ear phones are pretty decent aswell although I choose to use my Sennheiser's which greatly enhances the sound quality in my opinion.You can use the bundled software to transfer files to the player. To be honest I only use mine for music and choose to transfer music files via Windows Media Player. This leads me on to the only minor gripe I have, which is, that you can't create playlists within the player itself. You have to use Windows Media Player to create them which is not a big deal however I'm not sure why Sony omitted this feature. This is the only reason I give it 4 stars.Buy this...you won't be disappointed.