Yes, it's inexpensive, but unfortnuately it shows. It feels really flimsy, especially the cap to cover the usb connector. It's not what you expect from Sony at all.
The main button also feels like it could break at any moment, and that's before the fact that the "back" action actually moves "forwards" through the menu, and vice versa.
On top of that,I obviously got a defective model, as after less than a week of use (about half an hour a day) it completely froze up, with none of the buttons working and a loud buzzing noise coming throught the headphones. Yes, it was fine after pressing the reset button, but I don't feel like carrying a pin around for the next time it happens, especially for a brand new player. It's going back.
I realise that it's not fair to rate the item based on a faulty model, so the two stars is based purely on when the player was working. The fact that it broke after a week just added insult to injury.
Going back to Samsung; their similar-priced mp3 players are of a much higher quality.