I've had this player for over 1 year and i cant count remember how many problems i have had. the headphones lasted for about 2 months, for a while it wouldn't turn on, philips (the manufacturer) were helpfull and sorted out the problem in about a week but ever since when i charge it the battery goes down in a few hours. this happens every now and again but is very annoying. the software is below average and recently if its not charging it will just turn off if its plugged into the computor. after all that its got a good battery life (when its not broken) and easy to use but after i spent £120 on this its not worth it. save up get an ipod or sumthing else. p.s. my player has just stopped playing and started blinking on and off even though it was charging.