Sony SRF-59 AM/FM Walkman Radio, AM/FM Tuner, Local/Distant DX Switch, Headphones and Belt Clip - Silver

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About Sony SRF-59

The Sony SRF-59 Walkman AM/FM Stereo Radio lets you take the magic of radio everywhere you go. Enjoy your favorite spots up and down the dial with clarity thanks to the radio's local/distant (DX) switch, along with the AM and FM antennas. The SRF-59 also happens to be an economical choice, running on just 1 'AA' battery (not included). And, you'll be ready to rock right out of the box with the included MDR stereo headphones and belt clip.

The Sony SRF-59 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony SRF-59: Good sound and Simple controls

Summary of Customer Reviews

(8)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good sound (4),Simple controls (4),Durable (3),Lightweight (3),Long battery life (3)
Best Uses:
Home use (3)

Sony SRF-59 Features

  • AM/FM Stereo Tuner: Enjoy your favorite spots on the dial all in stereo sound
  • Compact Design: This Walkman is a lightweight way to listen to the radio virtually anywhere
  • Ease of Use: Tune in stations quickly and easily
  • Economical Choice: Aside from being a budget-friendly radio, only a single 'AA' battery is needed to power the SRF-59
  • Local/Distant (DX) Switch: The DX switch brings in far and near stations with clarity
  • Antennas: The radio uses a ferrite bar antenna for AM frequencies and the headphone cord for FM reception

Sony SRF-59 Specifications

Type
Analog
Display
Analog tuner
Frequency Range
FM: 87.5-108MHz
AM: 530-1710kHz
Presets
None
Power Output
3.6mW + 3.6mW (at 10% harmonic distortion with headphones having impedance of 32V-)
Connectors
Stereo mini jack
Power Requirements
1.5VDC (1 x 'AA' battery)

Sony SRF-59 Reviews

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5

(based on 8 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A SONY RADIO CLASSIC

A lush musical soundscape, the effortless and detailed reproduction of a classical string quartet, and the latest news broadcast in one compact unit. The Sony SRF-59SILVER Walkman is just a fantastic radio that offers reception of all types of music and news information from the FM/AM bands. The Sony Walkman is also an ideal personal radio to take on the bus or train when travelling to or from work or for any other portable audio task. This Sony portable radio features excellent sensitivity a...

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A lush musical soundscape, the effortless and detailed reproduction of a classical string quartet, and the latest news broadcast in one compact unit. The Sony SRF-59SILVER Walkman is just a fantastic radio that offers reception of all types of music and news information from the FM/AM bands. The Sony Walkman is also an ideal personal radio to take on the bus or train when travelling to or from work or for any other portable audio task. This Sony portable radio features excellent sensitivity and selectivity with respect to its broadcast FM/AM reception capabilities. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman is well suited for my diverse musical and talk radio interests. I admire the quality and inherent value that this Sony Walkman represents in the portable audio product category. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman radio is a small and lightweight unit that fits easily in your hand or on your belt with supplied clip. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman is a take anyplace radio that performs well under difficult seasonal conditions such as a very hot summer day. I use the Sony SRF-59 Walkman frequently when sitting poolside, at home for private listening sessions, or when I walk in my neighborhood. The supplied headphones fit comfortably over my ears for a stress-free listening experience for an extended period of time. The FM stereo reception of my favorite rock music stations sound magnificent. The Sony Walkman’s broadcast reception is free of static and other distracting noise anomalies that often plague lesser performing portables. It is without doubt, that this Sony Walkman offers drift-free classic analog tuning performance. Listening to AM broadcasts is a joy on this portable. My listening preference is for sports talk radio. Whether it’s today’s game broadcast or analysis of yesterday’s game, this Sony SRF-59 Walkman portable radio is always there to satisfy my sports talk needs perfectly. Talk radio programs and news broadcasts come in accurately and with great clarity as well. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman requires only one AA battery to operate and it never seems to run out. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman has the essential features that a traditional radio or outdoor aficionado would appreciate. Those high performance features include: FM/AM reception, headphone cord FM antenna, built-in AM antenna, analog tuner, thumbwheel style tuning dial, FM local/distance sensitivity switch, FM/AM band slide switch, power on/off switch, 3.5 mm headphone output jack, volume control, and belt clip. With its trouble-free AM reception and precise FM stereo reproduction, this Sony SRF-59 Walkman is an outstanding performer. Good Luck. Enjoy.

Reviewed by 8 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW

By

from Bremerton wa usa

This little radio is my "go to" radio for extended listening sessions to radio stations. In Seattle we have an oldies station (880 KIXI) that plays radio dramas several nights a week. The little Sony SRF-59 has a very big, comfortable sound, even in comparison to my expensive specialized ham radio and a general coverage receiver. The unique Sony on a chip design, low IF and very quiet circuity make for a quality listening experience. The radio has outstanding selectivity and sensitiviity. This design wins contests all over the world, pulling in transcontinental stations on a good dawn morning sometimes. I run audio through my TUBE headphone amplifier and studio monitor headphones for an amazing listening experience. The sound is warm, liquid and lively without the annoying chuff of digital tuning or other artefacts found in almost all other radios. Battery life is phenomenal.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AM/FM Walkman Radio (SRF-59SILVER)

By

from California

I ordered the radio on a Sunday afternoon and it was delivered two days later. The radio is extremely lightweight but the sound quality is excellent. This radio replaced my old Walkman, and although this one does not have the buttons to store station settings, etc., it cost a lot less than my old Walkman. Maybe the next generation will have a wireless headset (at a vastly increased cost).

 
5.0

This was exactly what I was looking for!

By

from San Jose, CA

This product is for my autistic daughter who loves music. It suits her needs exactly as it is only a radio. It is easy for her to use and the headphones are comfortable for her. I have had great difficulty in finding this of late and was so happy that you made the extra effort to get it to me.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A SONY RADIO CLASSIC

By

from NY

A Lush Musical Soundscape. A Classical String Quartet. Effortless Acoustic Reproduction. A Yankee Game. News Broadcasts. The Sony SRF-59SILVER Walkman is just a fantastic portable radio that offers superb reception of all types of contemporary music, classical music, live sporting events, stock market updates, weather forecasts, public affairs, auto repair, public health programs, sports author interviews, and news information from the AM/FM broadcast bands. The Sony Walkman is an exceptional compact personal radio to take on the bus or train when traveling to or from work, to go on vacation or a business trip with, to enjoy tunes during the morning exercise routine, and for any other portable audio task that you can think of. This Sony portable radio features excellent sensitivity and selectivity with respect to its analog broadcast AM/FM reception capabilities. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman is well-suited for my diverse musical and talk radio interests. I admire the quality and inherent economical value that this Sony Walkman represents in the portable audio product category. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman radio is a small and lightweight unit that fits easily in your hand or on your belt with the supplied clip. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman is a take anyplace radio that performs well under difficult seasonal conditions such as a very hot summer day, a cold winter day, or a minor rainy weather event. I use the Sony SRF-59 Walkman frequently when sitting poolside, at home for private listening sessions, on the boardwalk, the ferry, the library, the local café, or when I walk in my neighborhood. The supplied Sony MDR-023 open-air stereo headphones fit comfortably over my ears for a stress-free listening experience for an extended time period. AM news, weather updates, traffic reports, sporting contests, and political talk show programs are a joy to listen to on this portable radio. My AM listening preference is for sports talk radio. Whether it's this afternoon's game day broadcast, analysis of last night's game, or the latest score, this Sony SRF-59 Walkman portable radio is always there to satisfy my sports talk and information needs perfectly. Talk radio programs and up-to-the-minute news broadcasts come in accurately and effortlessly. Voice tonality is pleasantly warm, natural, balanced, and transparent. AM DX reception of out-of-market stations offers strong performance during the overnight hours on most clear winter nights. Weak signal AM reception is of good quality during the daytime hours. Adjacent channel interference from competing radio frequencies on either broadcast band does not exist, in my experience. The Sony Walkman's FM stereo reception and reproduction of my favorite light rock, classic rock, folk rock, jazz, oldies, rhythm & blues, country, and classical music stations are absolutely vibrant, nuanced, and very detailed. The music sounds magnificent, replete with booming vocals that extracts robust audio reproduction across the FM dial. The Sony Walkman's broadcast reception is free of static and other distracting noise anomalies that often plague lesser performing portable audio products in this price range. This Sony Walkman offers drift-free, classic analog tuning performance on demand. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman requires only one AA battery to operate that never seems to run out. There is no definitive answer as to the actual length of time that the battery will last. The battery specifications provided by Sony in the user manual are only approximate, are only offered under perfect factory operating conditions, and are only accurate if you use a Sony branded (LR6 or R6) AA alkaline or zinc chloride battery. Your Sony Walkman will have different battery life results because it is not likely to be used exclusively at the Sony factory. Battery life longevity will also vary by battery manufacturer and battery chemistry. Of course, the longer the duration the Sony Walkman is powered on and as the volume level increases during a playback session, battery life will be shortened accordingly. Proceed with caution. Personally, I recommend a Duracell Coppertop, Duracell Ultra, Energizer Max alkaline battery, or an Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA cell battery for maximum audio performance and battery life of this Sony SRF-59 Walkman. Stay away from cheap no name label alkaline or carbon zinc batteries. In my experience, these unknown brand batteries are of inferior quality, last a very short time span, and have a tendency to leak in the battery compartment. Remove the single-use alkaline battery from the Sony Walkman if the portable radio is not going to be used for an extended period of time. The battery should be replaced with a new one when the Sony Walkman consistently outputs subpar sound or no sound at all. The Sony Walkman is compatible with the following AA 1.5V battery types: carbon zinc battery, alkaline battery, lithium battery, and a NiMH rechargeable battery (1.2 V). When purchasing a battery for this unit, it is a good idea to check the date on the package. A fresh set of batteries should have a best if used by date of at least 6 or 7 years ahead of the date of purchase. In the case of lithium batteries, the package date may be up to 15 years ahead of the current date of purchase. Battery life is determined by many factors and that is why individual results vary. Such factors include the type of music being played, the volume level being used, and ambient room or outdoor temperature. Battery performance will be decreased if this unit is powered by an alkaline battery in extremely cold temperatures. You should always have a spare battery nearby in case audio performance deteriorates in the middle of your favorite song. Please note that a lithium AA battery is approximately 33% lighter in weight when compared to an alkaline AA battery. As a result, the total system weight of the Sony Walkman will be affected by the type of battery used in the battery compartment. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman has all of the essential accoutrements that a traditional radio or outdoor enthusiast will appreciate. Those high-performance portable audio features include: AM/FM reception, FM monaural reception, FM stereo reception, AM frequency range: 530-1710 kHz, FM frequency range: 87.5-108 MHz, built-in ferrite bar AM antenna, headphone cord FM antenna, AM/FM dial scale, analog tuner, red tuning marker, thumbwheel-style tuning dial, rotary volume control, volume dial directional arrow indicator, local/dx sensitivity switch to optimize reception of both near and distant FM stations, AM/FM band selector switch, power on/off slide switch, clear-type headphone indicator, green color coded 3.5mm (1.8") stereo headphone output jack, Sony MDR-023 over-the-head stereo headphones, stereo headphones impedance rating of 32 ohms for consistently loud sound output when needed, 30mmm diameter speaker drivers for dynamic reproduction of club music tracks, foam ear pads, ferrite magnets, P.E.T. diaphragm for resonant bass response, 20Hz-20,000Hz headphone frequency response for full spectrum audio coverage, 100dB/mW sensitivity rating for excellent loudness output, slim adjustable headband for maximum comfort, L/R ear cup placement marks, dual-sided 3.3 ft. (1.0m) headphone connecting cord, nickel-plated 3.5mm (1/8")L-shaped stereo mini-plug connector for high quality signal transfer, hinged battery compartment cover, rear panel battery compartment, one AA battery operation, two rear panel case screws, FCC compliance certification sticker, serial number sticker in battery compartment, 1.5 V DC power operation rating, DC positive and negative battery terminals, 3.6mW + 3.6mW total system output power at 10% T.H.D., detachable belt clip, belt clip release directional arrow indicator, handsome silver finish, black and white front panel lettering, blue AM/FM dial scale panel, Sony logo, Walkman trademark logo, excellent build quality, and this item comes with operating instructions. The main unit product dimensions are as follows: Width: 2-5/8", Height: 3-¾", Depth: 1-1/16", (65 x 92.9 x 26.5mm w/h/d) without belt clip, Width: 2-5/8", Height: 3-3/4", Depth: 1-1/4" (65 x 92.9 x 30.5mm w/h/d) with belt clip attached, and Weight: 3 ounces (84 g) with battery and accessory belt clip installed. The Sony Walkman includes a one year parts and labor limited manufacturer warranty. Please note that that the Local/DX sensitivity switch must be set to the "DX" position in order to receive FM stereo broadcasts. Additionally, the manufacturer recommends that the headphone cord be extended as much as possible for best FM reception performance. AM reception can be improved upon by rotating the unit horizontally until clear reception is obtained, if needed. Accurate, clear, and drift-free radio reception for the Sony SRF-59 Walkman depends on a multitude of factors. Factors that affect reception include the time of day reception is being sought, the distance from the station's transmitter to your Sony Walkman, the altitude of the broadcast tower, the type of material that your office building or home is made of, signal strength the radio station emits, the location of the FM/AM receiver within the home, seasonal conditions, atmospheric storms, the types of structures in the neighborhood such as tall buildings, rolling hills, mountains, the quality of the radio receiver, and its antenna. FM signals are broadcast at a higher altitude than AM radio signals. As a result, FM band radio interference can be caused from multipath reflections of radio waves off tall buildings or nearby mountains in the neighborhood. AM radio stations periodically reduce power at night or perform maintenance operations on the transmitter that could adversely affect reception capability on the 530-1710 KHz medium wave frequency band. It should be noted that the transmission of AM radio broadcasts in general are much longer than FM broadcasts. Clear channel AM band broadcasts offer the longest range transmissions day or night. In the daytime, AM radio broadcasts via ground wave transmission may reach listeners within a several hundred mile radius. However, at night, AM signals traveling via sky wave may journey perhaps hundreds or even thousands of miles away from the intended radio market. Long distance or DX reception of remote AM radio stations is possible after sunset because of an AM broadcaster's ability to bounce signals off the outer reaches of the earth's atmosphere to radio receivers outside of the intended radio market. The reception area of most FM signals can range between forty to one hundred miles. FM signal coverage is much shorter than AM because FM signals travel in straight lines and they have reduced interaction with the earth's ionosphere. However, FM mono reception offers better sound quality when compared to its AM counterpart. FM mono signals are susceptible to much less interference than traditional AM radio broadcasts. FM stereo broadcasts provide high fidelity sound quality to the target radio audience and provide the shortest reception range in any particular market on the 87.5-108 MHz frequency band. An examination of the various sources of radio interference is an important subject as it pertains to the Sony SRF-59 Walkman's overall day-to-day performance. Typically, most sources of radio interference come from entertainment devices within the home that emit RF or radio frequency waves. In addition, radio interference may be caused by phenomenon occurring outside the home, in the immediate surrounding area of your home, deteriorating atmospheric conditions, electromagnetic solar activities i.e. solar flares, sunspot activity, and/or interference from adjacent broadcast frequencies on the AM/FM bands. Listeners typically experience interference from nearby electronic equipment in their homes from such items as computers, cordless telephones, microwave ovens, cellular telephones, televisions, stereo systems, compact disc players, electric power tools, and everyday household appliances such as a vacuum cleaner. RF interference can be caused by operational electrical motors, lighting equipment, metal objects, broadcasting equipment, or nearby power lines outside the home. A competing broadcast station that is adjacent to the station frequency that is being listened to will occasionally bleed into the currently tuned station to degrade reception opportunities as well. It is my opinion that moving a portable radio closer to a window dramatically improves AM/FM reception immediately. Lastly, the user can change the Sony SRF-59 Walkman's FM sensitivity switch from DX to Local to achieve monaural reception if a particular FM program is received with excessive static or noise. Unfortunately, the Sony Walkman does not feature an LED tuning/battery life indicator to alert the user that a station in locked in or battery power is exhausted. Moreover, the Sony Walkman doesn't offer a backlit tuning dial for expedient nighttime operation, NOAA Weather Band reception, shortwave, aircraft band, or TV band audio. This product can't be operated on AC power. The battery compartment lid can be reattached to the unit if it inadvertently becomes separated from the battery compartment. The headphone jack can be connected to an analog line input jack of a digital MP3 recorder to copy radio programs in the .mp3 format for personal archival purposes. The manufacturer recommends that this unit be cleaned with water or mild liquid detergent periodically as needed. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman is similar in many respects to two other Sony Walkman portable radio products on the market, the Sony SRF-M37W and Sony SRF-M85W. There are also significant differences between all three products that potential customers should be aware of as well. All three Sony radios offer AM and FM stereo reception. However, the Sony SRF-M37W and Sony SRF-M85W feature Weather Band reception in addition to the standard AM and FM broadcast bands. The Sony SRF-59 features an analog tuning dial for uncomplicated, yet effective radio station navigation. The other two Sony Walkman models offer phase locked loop digital tuning to locate stations across their broadcast bands. The Sony SRF-59 does not feature any memory station presets, whereas the other two Walkman radios do for all three broadcast bands. The Sony SRF-59 AM channel step tuning interval is fixed at 10 KHz. The 10 kHz tuning interval is suitable for medium wave reception in the U.S., Canada, and select South American radio markets. Nonetheless, the Sony SRF-M37W and Sony SRF-M85W AM band channel step tuning interval can be changed from the default 10 KHZ to 9 KHz for reception of medium wave stations when traveling abroad. The Sony SRF-59 does not feature any LCD display, LED battery life, or tuning lock indicators. Conversely, the Sony SRF-M37W and Sony SRF-M85W feature digital LCD displays with battery life indicators. The Sony SRF-59 does not offer any time measurement or time keeping functionality. On the contrary, the Sony SRF-M37W and Sony SRF-M85W both feature a clock for instant time of day information access. Additionally, the Sony SRF-M85W features a full stopwatch, split timer, and pitch timer feature set to record time measurement based sporting activities such as a track or a sailboat race on the lake. The Sony SRF-59 and Sony SRF-M37W are not classified as water-resistant by the manufacturer, but the Sony SRF-M85W features an impact absorbing water-resistant casing with the exception of the battery compartment. All three Sony Walkman radios are powered by either one AA (SRF-59) or one AAA battery (SRF-M37W, SRF-M85W), are supplied with over-the-ear or sports vertical in-the-ear type MDR stereo headphones, FM band local/dx sensitivity switches, analog volume controls, ferrite-bar AM antennas, headphone cord FM antennas, 3.5mm stereo headphone jacks, limited manufacturer warranty statements, and they come with operating instructions. The Sony SRF-59 and Sony SRF-M37W feature detachable belt clips, but the Sony SRF-M85W includes a detachable armband in addition to its stationary positioned belt clip for maximum convenience when wearing the unit outdoors. The Sony SRF-59 does not offer a hold function to prevent accidental operation or a low bass boost sound enhancement feature. However, both the Sony SRF-M37W and Sony SRF-M85W incorporate a hold function to prevent accidental button presses. Moreover, the Sony SRF-M85W adds a Mega Bass sound enhancement function to its feature set. All three Sony Walkman models present similar physical dimensions, rugged build quality, and an aesthetically pleasing appearance for their intended portable audio uses. A comparison and contrast of all three Sony Walkman portable radios confirms that the Sony SRF-59 Walkman is the best choice for customers that prefer a classic analog tuning style for high-performance local and long distance reception of AM/FM radio stations. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman's advanced tuning design, circuitry, analog tuning oscillator, variable capacitor, and included system AM/FM antennas easily surmount routine radio reception obstacles. With its flawless AM reception, precise FM stereo reproduction, and simple operation, this Sony SRF-59 Walkman is an outstanding performer for everyday portable audio use. Good Luck. Enjoy.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE The SRF-59

By

from PHILADELPHIA, PA

I LOVE THE OLD SCHOOL HEADPHONES THIS MODEL COMES WITH. I HATE THE EARBUDS THAT COME WITH EVERY OTHER DEVICE AND HAVE FOUND THAT NORMAL LOOKING HEADPHONES ARE DIFFICULT TO FIND. SO WHENEVER I NEED HEADPHONES I BUY THIS RADIO SINCE IT COMES WITH THEM!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A SONY RADIO CLASSIC

By

from NY

A lush musical soundscape, the effortless and detailed reproduction of a classical string quartet, and the latest news broadcast in one compact unit. The Sony SRF-59SILVER Walkman is just a fantastic radio that offers reception of all types of music and news information from the FM/AM bands. The Sony Walkman is also an ideal personal radio to take on the bus or train when travelling to or from work or for any other portable audio task. This Sony portable radio features excellent sensitivity and selectivity with respect to its broadcast FM/AM reception capabilities. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman is well suited for my diverse musical and talk radio interests. I admire the quality and inherent value that this Sony Walkman represents in the portable audio product category. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman radio is a small and lightweight unit that fits easily in your hand or on your belt with supplied clip. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman is a take anyplace radio that performs well under difficult seasonal conditions such as a very hot summer day. I use the Sony SRF-59 Walkman frequently when sitting poolside, at home for private listening sessions, or when I walk in my neighborhood. The supplied headphones fit comfortably over my ears for a stress-free listening experience for an extended period of time. The FM stereo reception of my favorite rock music stations sound magnificent. The Sony Walkman’s broadcast reception is free of static and other distracting noise anomalies that often plague lesser performing portables. It is without doubt, that this Sony Walkman offers drift-free classic analog tuning performance. Listening to AM broadcasts is a joy on this portable. My listening preference is for sports talk radio. Whether it’s today’s game broadcast or analysis of yesterday’s game, this Sony SRF-59 Walkman portable radio is always there to satisfy my sports talk needs perfectly. Talk radio programs and news broadcasts come in accurately and with great clarity as well. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman requires only one AA battery to operate and it never seems to run out. The Sony SRF-59 Walkman has the essential features that a traditional radio or outdoor aficionado would appreciate. Those high performance features include: FM/AM reception, headphone cord FM antenna, built-in AM antenna, analog tuner, thumbwheel style tuning dial, FM local/distance sensitivity switch, FM/AM band slide switch, power on/off switch, 3.5 mm headphone output jack, volume control, and belt clip. With its trouble-free AM reception and precise FM stereo reproduction, this Sony SRF-59 Walkman is an outstanding performer. Good Luck. Enjoy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice ! !

By

from Brimfield, MA  -  Practical

Listening to my walkman while waiting in the lobby for someone, helps the time go by. Listen mostly to talk radio and news stations.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST RADIO I HAVE EVER OWNED.

By

from Northwest Arkansas  -  Practical

this radio takes only one aa battery and it lasts FOREVER

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Shopper  can you download music from your computer ?
MICHELLE B  It's only radio, nothing else.
Bob D  Are you able to store stations on this device?
GORDON K  Good old school radio for walking, I replaced the head phones with ear buds.
ROGER S S  i NEED TO REPLACE THE CUSHIONS (PADS) THAT FIT ONTO THE EARPHONES. wHERE CAN THEY BE PURCHASED?
MARY L  I bought s new set of headphones for it (jogger style) at Big Lots.
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