It's OK but.,
This review is from: ARCHOS 1 Vision 4GB MP3 Player (Electronics)I went for this as being one of the cheapest players that coped with FLAC format in addition to MP3.
Now, I don't listen to this as an audiophile but in the gym and with a FM transmitter in the car so to me in these situations the sound quality if fine. I have replaced the headphones though.
Control wise it's less good. You can divide you tracks up by artist/album and so on but there is no search and scrolling can be painful. That said, my previous unit had no screen at all so this is far better than that.
Controls are also not always very responsive, especially if the unit has gone to sleep when you need to press any button to wake up first.
Shuffle - this does work but seems to be limited to the list where you started the playing. If that list only has 2 tracks it will just play those 2. I've not encountered the issues others have reported. What I do sometimes need to do is to start track in one set, then browse to another set, highlight new track in there and when wanted play the new track which will then shuffle the new set.
Summary - for the price it's great, plays FLAC as well as MP3.