Let me just sat I really tested this and it doesn't skip a beat. You can jam like there's no tomorrow, turn it sideways, I even dropped it on the bed and it never had any interrupted play. 1) You get all the best features of a CD player, like pause, rewind/forward, and repeat. 2) Then you get all the best features of an MP3 player, randomize, skip, and search, the display even shows artist and title of your tracks. And 3) You get a radio tuner, that comes with preset options to save your favorite stations, like The Sound or K-ROQ.
It's well worth the price because your getting a CD, MP3, and Radio in 1 great player. I would definitely recommend this to everyone who loves listening to music , and needs to replace their broken electronics. Love, love, love it! =]