Rated 5 out of 5 by chess Best handheld radio on the market
This radio is so good, it's offered on the CCrane catalog but it's a better value here. There is nothing I don't like about it. It does everything superbly. It goes something like 70 hours on ONE triple-A battery, doesn't lose its presets when you change the battery. You can lock in a station, get surprisingly distant stations, it's compact, gets AM, FM and weather. This radio is a bargain.
February 19, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by SamuelEFarmer best you can get
let me just say that i was looking for a digital am/fm radio headset for awhile with button tuning rather than the dial and this was exactly what i was looking for i dont know if its that it has no external antenna or just where i live but i do get alot of static with my stations that is dependent where im standing at the time :) i use this guy to jam out while doing housework and its wonderfull and i dont need to drive everyone else crazy with my switching radio stations during comercials with the 5 preset buttoms 10 for fm. this is a good unit a must if you like the radio and dont want to disturb others and need a tiny compact unit, just be ready for a little static SONY FIX THIS AND IT WOULD BE PERFECT!
August 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by RadioGuy1019 Best Radio Ever!!!!
I have had this radio for several years. It is by far and away the best radio I have ever had. Compact, easy to use design makes this a must have radio. Audio quality is superior to any portable radio I have ever owned (I have dozens of radios, and have personally been on the radio numerous times at several local stations, both as a caller and in studio. What I'm trying to say is I know my stuff!) This radio has great recption for it's size. The included headphones sound amazing. Mine have worn out because of heavy use (I avgerage 75-100 hours of radio listening per week, with more than half of it on this radio). Because of this I recently purchased a pair of Sony earbud headphones for about $20 and the sound quality was even more amazing than before. Another thing about this radio is it's reliablity. I have put thousands and thousands of hours on this radio and it still starts up every time without problems. Like I said before I spend many, many hours listening to the radio. I have used this radio for strecthes of upwards of 20 hours strait on numerous occasions and I have not had a problem once. The sheer portability of this radio is an excelent feature. It can be taken in the car, to sporting events, to resturants, on long walks, ect. I love how this radio uses only one AAA battery. That makes it very easy to carry several extra batteries in my pocket on the numerous long walks I take. Bottom line, this is the best portable radio you can buy. The $30 price of this radio is worth every penny.
August 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pumpmeup SRF - Sweet Radio Find
A Great little radio that replaced an earlier Walman I owned. Even the headset is pretty decent and has great sound and stereo separation. The weather band and clock are a nice touch. The PLL tuner pulls the stations in remarkable well and the 15 presets are a nice bonus! I'm pumped Sony.
April 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Computerhobbyist Sony SRF-M37W WALKMAN REVIEW
The Sony SRF-M37W Walkman portable radio is the best travel companion that I can think of. Once again, Sony has demonstrated its technical prowess, dominance, and mastery of the portable audio product category. This Sony portable radio features excellent sensitivity and selectivity with respect to its broadcast FM/WB/AM reception capabilities. I feel lucky and fortunate to own it. This Sony Walkman radio is a small and lightweight unit that fits with ease in the palm of your hand, on your belt with supplied clip, or your shirt pocket. It is just comforting to notice the solid feel and sturdy build quality of this resilient Sony Walkman portable radio. This Sony Walkman is a go anywhere radio that performs well under adverse conditions including a very hot and humid summer day or a minor rainy weather event. When I am at the beach, or walking in my local park, or taking a stroll on the boardwalk, I can pick up my local weather band station with a slight tap of a direct preset button to get an instant forecast the moment I see some clouds begin to populate the horizon and accompanying skyline. Weather band reception enables me to plan the immediate future of my outing accurately and immediately with the latest meteorological forecast at any time. The supplied headphones fit nicely over the ears for fatigue-free listening for hours on end. The supplied open air headphones incorporate the system’s FM and Weather Band antenna. The FM stereo reception of my favorite music stations sound marvelous with near concert quality audio reproduction. Radio reception, in my experience, with this portable offers no static and drift-free reception performance. I don’t have to worry about an accidental station change or button press wherever I use my Sony Walkman, when I enable the unit’s hold feature. AM band listening is a pleasure. I can never get enough sports information. Whether it’s the latest score, trade rumor, analysis of tonight’s game, or general sports gossip, this Sony SRF-M37W Walkman portable radio is always there to fulfill my interests. Talk radio programs and news broadcasts come in with great clarity and are easy to locate with the station preset feature. The battery life is seemingly endless. The Sony SRF-M37W portable radio requires one AAA battery that has never been consumed while in my possession. This amazing battery life longevity is wonderful because the radio’s operating costs are almost non-existent. I recommend the use of an alkaline battery for maximum audio performance and battery life of this Sony radio. This Sony SRF-M37W Walkman has every feature that any radio or outdoor enthusiast could ask for. Those high quality features include: FM, AM, Channel 1-7 Weather Band reception, headphone cord FM/WB antenna, built-in AM antenna, direct weather button, digital tuner, FM local/distance switch, 20 station presets, LCD display, digital clock function, hold, band, power, time set/tuning seek buttons, 5 direct key preset memory buttons, battery life indicator, 3.5 mm headphone output jack, volume control, belt clip, operating instructions, and the portable radio also includes stereo headphones. With its accurate reception, powerful stereo sound, simple operation, weather band reception, and convenient multiple preset station settings, this Sony SRF-M37W Walkman is an outstanding performer for your own personal mobile audio requirements. It is my opinion, that this Sony Walkman does not demonstrate any flaws in ergonomic design, broadcast reception, or sound reproduction. You can’t do better than a Sony product for any occasion that requires portable audio. I am delighted to give this Sony SRF-M37W Walkman portable radio my highest recommendation. Good Luck. Enjoy.
May 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jordan1 Excellent Walkman, I run in remote areas and receive clear signals..Best that I've found..Reasonable price..!
February 27, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by napper Gets interference
I get interference from a station tower within 5 miles of me on other stations. Radio will work satisfactorily if stationary, but this is a WALKman! Inadequate front end filtering on this radio. My other radios (car radios, etc.) do not have this problem. I am very disappointed in Sony engineering on this radio.
January 20, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by amlistner somewhat disapointed
This is my third walkman. I am a contractor and use them at work. The reception isn't great but beats any other portable am/fm offered by any other company. My walkman have usually lasted 2-3 years then I have to get a new one. This time I couldn't find one at any of the big box retail discount stores so I had to order it online from Sony. (hope they are not phasing out this radio. The trend does not favor portable am/fm radios) My disappointment with his particular radio is that my batteries don't last nearly as long as they previously did. I have to replace the battery about every 30hrs or so. I used to get about 100 hrs of use from one battery from my previous walkman radios. Changing batteries that often is annoying and more expensive to use. Disappointing! Come on Sony...I thought you're better than that.
May 4, 2014