Most people don't need this probably if they like to use more modern technology to play music, or if they want to watch videos (not just music), but I love these. This is my second one. I don't remember if I lost the first one or if it quit working, but this one is theoretically better because it also has FM radio. I haven't had luck getting a station I like yet, but I haven't really tried but once. I keep forgetting it has radio. The only feature I've used in the mp3 player, but it does more. Since I already knew how to use this general type after having my previous model, I just started playing music without having to go through all the directions again. As I recall, it was pretty tedious with my previous model to learn how to use it, but that's to be expected. This comes with soft earbuds or if you have the right setup you can play it with speakers.