Summary: If you're an old fogey like me and just want to listen to the radio while jogging and don't download tons of music on to a cell phone, this radio does the trick. Lots of presets, light weight, durable with a good arm band. Programming isn't too bad. Only problem is when you change the battery you lose all the preset stations, which is annoying, particularly since the battery life (one "AAA") isn't that long.
Summary: Just received this item and have enjoyed it during morning walks. The earphones take a bit of time to get used to as they need frequent adjustments to maintain position; they tend to go in the ears sideways as opposed to ear buds or other type of headsets. It simply was a matter of getting accustomed to the different positions. I also found that the antenna was not particulaly strong in picking up distant stations.
Summary: Sound for this unit is adequate for this type of radio. Control button layout just stinks. Analog volume control is on an outside corner unprotected - constantly changing. Lockout feature does not work on volume. Power button is on top-always turning off.(should be 3 sec. holddown). Headphone plug-in on top of unit-easy to tangle with hand. I would think SONY could do better.
Summary: Bought this as a back up for my wife. She has been using one of these for 6 years for running. Personally, I can't stand using the armband or the belt clip, having the speakers stuck in my ears, or headphone cords flopping around. I use an old-tech, over the head Walkman with everything built in to the largish earpieces. She, of course, thinks that heavy old-tech thing is kind of dumb. At any rate, she raves about the performance of this S2 and its water resistance.
I use this while walking and the reason I like this model is you get AM radio vs
28 August 2014
Summary: I use this while walking and the reason I like this model is you get AM radio vs. other brands. I can listen to talk radio while walking....nice armband, easy to use, buttons are easy to use...
Summary: This purchase was to replace a unit I had lost. I listen to a lot of radio broadcasts; this is just product to listen as I am away from broadcast or Internet sources. The headset is really great. Ear bugs are crap, usually to large or small for my ears. The head set hangs nicely over the head and works well with my Android tablet and the TV system on the treadmill at the gym. The unit is quite durable, surviving many drops.
Summary: I've been using this Sony S2 to listen to AM talk radio for years. It has been very reliable. It gets very good reception, compared to some other sport radios that I've used. I accidentally dropped it on a tile floor and other than the battery flying out, it survived with no damage at all... Very tough. I very much like the fact that it operates on a single AAA battery... Very easy to carry some extras on trips.
Excerpt: This replaced my previous Sony Walkman radio and I use it primarily for biking where it is almost a perfect solution. Tired of my large smartphone for music, this radio gets great reception, provides excellent sound and is very durable. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the controls are rather small and not easy to access at times. Certainly worth the money!
Pros: Durable, Good Sound Quality, Great Reception, Lightweight
Excerpt: I use my stereo for work and when I ride my bike to work. I can use it for everything just about. I really like that I could preset the stations and switch a button and keep it on the station that I want to listen to and it does not move to any other stations if I accidently touch the buttons.The only button I could move is the Volume. I used a lot of am/fm headphones and this one is very nice. If it were to break I would get this stereo again and no other.
Pros: Durable, Good Sound Quality, Great Reception, Lightweight, Long Battery Life