I tried a Sony digital Walkman and was disappointed since the reception at my place of work was ...
30 January 2015
Summary: I tried a Sony digital Walkman and was disappointed since the reception at my place of work was poor (my work place has plenty of Bluetooth communications taking place b/t numerous devices). I had great results with the Sony Walkman SRF-59 but it is bulky. So I bought this device and am pleased, it performs as well as the SRF-59.
Summary: I ordered this radio to have with me when I was in the hospital for a few days during the early part of 2013. I loved the compact size of this radio and the stereo sound was out of sight. I was very pleased to have ordered this item.
Lightweight, analog radio with good signal retention.
Michael Faulkner, Amazon
8 December 2014
Summary: I required an ultra-lightweight analog-tuning radio for a long-distance hiking trip I plan for 2015 and this fits my requirements perfectly. I have tested it in terrain where an (older) digitally tuned Sony radio would constantly lose signal. The SRF-S84 not only hung onto the signal but did so without re-tuning and, with a pair of Klipsch Image A5i in-ear headphones (I find the hook-type 'phones more secure), weighs only 60 g or a shade over 2 oz.
Summary: Small but mighty!! This unit performs like it had BIG antennas inside. AM reception is excellent for it,s size; it puts the Sony SRF59 to shame.. FM reception is also great!! If it has any disadvantages , the fact that it is tuned by a tiny thumbwheel makes it a little touchy when it comes to zeroing in on a station on the AM band!! On FM as soon as you get close to the desired station it "locks" on!!!
This thing works as advertised in our stadium at Appalachian ...
Chris Bertolini "CB", Amazon
26 November 2014
Summary: This thing works as advertised in our stadium at Appalachian State in Boone, NC. Others I have tried, not so much. Plenty of audio especially when paired with my Philips Audio Booster. But, it has plenty by itself.
Summary: Just received the radio today as expected! I just love the 2 day delivery for Prime members!! The radio is tiny but has a great reception/sound for its size. However, the reviews I read were correct about the ear buds. This radio does not have an exterior antenna, its actually built into the cord itself. The radio also works only when one wears the ear buds/phones. I found that the ear buds included do not retain the reception well when one moves around.
Summary: The quality of this Sony radio became poor again. AM reception disappeared and the battery rattles around in the battery compartment. Quality went down for a while maybe a decade ago and it has happened again. When it comes back up, hopeful not after a delay of years as happened last time, this will again be by far the best little radio on the market.
Summary: Exactly what I needed. Just use it for listening to baseball games (Go, Giants!). Battery life is excellent. Very compact. Reception is decent. Nice, simple product that delivers. I agree with another reviewer that an on/off light and battery life indicator would be useful, but I guess they'd just suck up power, so not a huge loss.