Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5 out of 5 by JasB Great little radio!
Works beautifully and a real bargain. Only criticism is that on-off switch will sometimes activate in pocket or suitcase draining battery. I now keep battery separate. Great sensitivity and tone through included headphones. Highly recommended.
May 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Don1122 Poor reception
I use the radio daily as I walk my Greyhound. I mostly listen to local AM stations. The radio does not get good reception in this area --- at times I can hardly hear the radio over the static.
This is the 3rd or 4th. Sony I have used on my walks; the others all got good reception in this area. However, they have all worked well for 2 to 3 years then they just died --- I hope this is not planned obsolesence as I have also bought two Sony flat screen TV's in the past 18 months.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NWLORAX WOW
This little radio is my "go to" radio for extended listening sessions to radio stations. In Seattle we have an oldies station (880 KIXI) that plays radio dramas several nights a week. The little Sony SRF-59 has a very big, comfortable sound, even in comparison to my expensive specialized ham radio and a general coverage receiver. The unique Sony on a chip design, low IF and very quiet circuity make for a quality listening experience. The radio has outstanding selectivity and sensitiviity. This design wins contests all over the world, pulling in transcontinental stations on a good dawn morning sometimes.
I run audio through my TUBE headphone amplifier and studio monitor headphones for an amazing listening experience. The sound is warm, liquid and lively without the annoying chuff of digital tuning or other artefacts found in almost all other radios. Battery life is phenomenal.
April 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1paul AM/FM Walkman Radio (SRF-59SILVER)
I ordered the radio on a Sunday afternoon and it was delivered two days later. The radio is extremely lightweight but the sound quality is excellent. This radio replaced my old Walkman, and although this one does not have the buttons to store station settings, etc., it cost a lot less than my old Walkman. Maybe the next generation will have a wireless headset (at a vastly increased cost).
November 28, 2012