The player works juat as it should. It can record from the built in mic or from the radio and the recording quality is suprisingly good, just make sure you use good earbuds and not the supplied ones. Overall id recommend this if you have some old tapes lying around. Will update review if anything goes wrong. UPDATE! After listening for quite some time i noticed it was playing tapes a little fast. Its an easy fix, turn the player over and on the back above the jensen logo and next to the battery door is a little hole. Remove the four screws and take off the back to get into the hole easier and adjust the little knob in the hole woth a small flat head screw driver to adjust the speed. Works perfectly after. Hope this helps!