OK, i've been REALLY thinking of buying this cd player because of it's low cost and functionalibity. I need to know whether or not if the SL-CT480 can recharge NORMAL rechargable niMH batteries without doin any modding to the battery, like cutting part of the label off, i know that some panasonic models requires their special rechargables in order for it to recharge. Does the unit have a battery meter so i know how the power level is, and what is the headphone amp rating on it?? I need these info by tomarrow before i make my final decision on buying it on not, but for $60 it's a good deal to me, im leaving for my vacation trip and i need something to listen to during the long car rides and plane trips. My old Sony D-E551 (2nd sony that failed on me) is seriously fallin apart and the buttons does not function most of the time, and i need a low cost and long term replacement player. Thanks.