14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
A bit dated, but a durable performer,
This review is from: Sony SRF-M37W Walkman Digital Tuning Weather/FM/AM Stereo Radio (Black) (Electronics)
I've had this for a little over a year, and use it while exercising outdoors. It's taken a real beating - dropped it several times, gets wet in the rain/snow, and so on. But, it just keeps on working! Got to love a product that can take a punch.
Reception is pretty good - can pick up several stations quite clearly, and a few more with some static. Sound quality is decent. You won't mistake it for CD-quality, but it's radio, after all. Battery life is very good - goes a few months on an AAA. I just switched to rechargeable batteries, but even with regular alkalines it's pretty cost effective.
The only downside I've encountered was the headphones. Found them to be very uncomfortable, and replaced them very soon after purchasing with a set of ear buds (not sure of the brand - perhaps Sony as well).
It's not as flexible as a MP3 player but I find the radio reception on this to be far better than the reception on my MP3 player that has an FM tuner. Yes, a conventional FM radio is a bit dated, but then again, so am I - sometimes it's nice to just listen to the radio. For the price, this is a great performer.