I purchased this for my daughter's 7th birthday for the CD alarm function. She is thrilled that she can choose what she wakes up to in the morning and it makes getting up for school a little easier. I wanted a radio that a little girl would like (it's pink) without being too young (I don't do characters). She loves it and is often in her room just listening to her music. The sound quality is not great, but fine given the audience in this case. What is troublesome is the sensitive switches. Every night I check that the CD is the right volume and make sure the alarm is set to "CD." However, many mornings, my daughter wakes up to the buzzer despite the settings. I check all the time to see if it was my mistake. It's still set to CD mode, but the radio seems to have a mind of its own. It's an upsetting way for her to start the day. As was stated in an earlier review, the CDs do not always play immediately. I find I have to turn the power off and on again and play with it, otherwise the disc will just spin. I am disappointed and would not get another one.