It didn't come with earphones so I'm using the set that came with my cell phone. It sounds okay (not all that much bass) but I'm expecting better after I order the matching earphones. I started loading and operating the unit without even reading the instructions so it's quite easy if you have basic knowledge of loading music from your Windows player. I just use it for when I'm taking a walk or working in the garden... which means I hardly use it at all... but when I do, it's more than adequate. Nice low price too.