I love this player. I already have a 64gb itouch which I only bought because there wasn't a better 64gb offering around at the time. However, I asked for this for my birthday and having only it had it for a day I couldn't be more pleased. I can't fault it in any way. It is compact and well made but light. The sound quality kicks my itouch into touch and it synced with my laptop via Windows media player without any hitch. Music downloaded quickly and easily. The interface is a joy. So, if you are looking for a quality MP3 player not lots of pointless "features" that you'll never use then this is a very good choice.
20/12 - I have dropped a star from my previous review as I have since discovered that the player does not support gapless playback so if you listen to a mix CD there is a small blip in the sound as it changes tracks. This does not happen on my itouch or my Galaxy SII so really I have to say this is a big thumbs down for Sony and really takes the benefit away from this as being a great MP3 player. I was tempted to return this because I listen to a lot of mix CD's, but I can probably address this by creating gapless audio files using a music eitor and the sound quality is excellent. However, if you can't be bothered doing this and want to play mix CD's you may be better off with another player.