If you want to transfer some beloved pop records from your childhood into the digital age, this is just fine. No, it won't give you great fidelity but then again, neither did most pop records from your childhood -- even when they were new. Nor is it great for repeated playing. It's made for a specific purpose for a specific demographic, not for snobs or audiophiles. If you know what Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs is, then just move on. And at $16, it's a bargain.