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Sony SRF-M85V
5.8 out of 10

Sony SRF-M85V

Sport Radio with TV, Weather, AM-FM Bands / 30 Station Preset Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony SRF-M85V

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Overall 8
8.0

A personal favorite

Salvatore Artusa, Amazon
16 August 2009
  • Summary: I bought one of these in 2004. As a person who commutes via public transit in all weather I put it through a lot of abuse. When it finally gave out I had to get another one. I hope this lasts as long as my first one. The TV band is great as well as the AM FM and weather band function.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy!

Donald M. Fraser, Amazon
16 August 2009
  • Summary: Reception horrible. Got as gift and never used. I feel terrible for putting on my wish list.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy this product

John Shearer, Amazon
16 August 2009
  • Summary: I owned the predecessor to this product, the M80V. It provided fine FM reception. That unit came to a bad end and I needed a replacement, so I bought the M85V unit. The FM reception is absolutely worthless. All the other features are great, but if I can't get any reception, they are worthless.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible reception!

Tammy Jo, Amazon
7 August 2009
  • Summary: I purchased this headset to wear to the gym to tune into their TV's to watch programs rather than listen to music. Reception was horrible!!! While I was in the gym I tried just listening to the radio and couldn't even get that to come in clear.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very poor FM reception and not usable walking or jogging.

W. Freeman, Amazon
5 August 2009
  • Summary: Reception is only acceptable if you are seated with the headphone antenna adjusted to maximize signal strength.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Reception

Brant Fensin, Amazon
20 July 2009
  • Summary: I also had the model before the M85V and got great reception. This new model gets terrible reception. I still have my old model and put the old one next to the new one and it was like night and day with the reception. Don't waste your money on this model!!
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Overall 2
2.0

I don't understand why Sony sells this radio

Greg G, Amazon
8 July 2009
  • Summary: Terrible terrible terrible reception from 600 watt radio towers in Cleveland. e.g. WTAM, an am station, can be picked up farther than Columbus, is all static and pops. But then again, it's hard to tell if it's the bad reception or the "how did this pass quality control" style headphone input.
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Overall 6
6.0

Wanted to replace my Sony Walkman

Ana Grundt, Amazon
8 July 2009
  • Summary: This item works pretty well except for one major fault: the volume control is right next to the belt clip, so when you are clipping the radio while you are running, you can't help but hit the volume and blow out your ears.
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Overall 2
2.0

The old model is much better!

seejakerun, Amazon
18 June 2009
  • Summary: The FM reception on the new model (SRF-M85V) of the Sony Sports Walkman is horrible. I've gone through at least 5 or 6 of the old model (SRF-M80V) and never had a problem with the reception. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst reception ever

Christopher C. Johnson, Amazon
12 June 2009
  • Summary: I would have to agree with the other review. This radio would not pick up any stations. My old yellow analog Sony was much better. Look elsewhere.
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