So I have a large cd collection that I like to listen to while I'm out and about. And this player is clearly good quality in regard to sound quality and functionality. But I like to take it on long healthy walks (i'm 50+) and the anti-skip is not very anti-skip at all. That said if I take it out of my shoulder bag and simply hold it in my hand, as I see people doing with their i-pods, then it works fine. If the anti-skip worked fine this would be a 4-5 star unit.