Summary: I bought this pocket radio for my mother and being an avid walker, she enjoys having her music on her walks but she could not ever get the ear buds to stay in place and she said that they were very uncomfortable too. It MAY be possible to purchase another type of ear phones but I did not see the stereo because I had it shipped to her home address.
Summary: Good radio for AM listening, with some minor whining on certain frequencies. This depends on how you hold the radio, such as near the AM antenna ( opposite end from controls on right side of radio ) and near the LCD display. Still, it is a great performer.