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 4 out of 5 by Naomi Just what I needed.
Purchased Walkman to replace old, well used Walkman.
Only complaint is the headphones that were included.
Not good fit. Need smaller ones for female with
Used ear plugs from former set.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hiphiker Happy so far
Bought this Walkman to replace an older model. Happy with my choice so far. Unit is very light and easy to carry on my belt or top of pants. Reception and sound quality are good. I like the digital tuning.
August 20, 2014
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by AMFMlistener The headphones are to large
The radio is fair .The headphones are too big for my head
August 9, 2014