This is the best player you will find for the money. WMA, MP3, MP3pro. I can live with USB 1.1. Do not even think about the Archos series (who the hell needs recording?). The sound quality is excellent (with the right headphones). The "Sound pressure control" that so many users complain about is gone after an update to the 1057 FW (see the thompson homepage). The case is solid (allbeit a bit heavy) and the accessories are good. All this for 199 euros. Well recommended!