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Sony S2 Sports Walkman SRF-M85W - Personal radio

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Sony S2 Sports Walkman SRF-M85W - Personal radio. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the price and durability are overall positive. The sound and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the connectivity.

usability, portability, sound, durability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony S2 Sports Walkman SRF-M85W - Personal radio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony S2 Sports Walkman SRF-M85W - Personal radio from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Opinions about the sound and headphones are overall positive. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the usability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Tuning Weather/AM/FM Stereo Armband Radio (White)Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Tuning Weather/AM/FM Stereo Armband Radio (White)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Nathaniel Wilkins (

Sony S2 Sports Headphones review


Editor's note: We have changed the rating in this review to reflect recent changes in our rating scale. Click here to find out more. Intended for active pursuits such as jogging and exercising, Sony's MDR-A35G headphones ($19.99 list) are lightweight...

Lightweight and compact sports design; secure, comfortable fit; collapsible headband; decent sound quality.

No carrying case; dual-cord design more prone to tangles.

The MDR-A35G headphones are ideal for active pursuits, such as jogging.

Jul, 2004

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Great radio


Brought this a couple of years ago for my husband. He hadn't used a Walkman before, but since he started jogging, I thought it was a great idea. HE LOVES IT. He jigs almost every day and loves it. Great simple design. Easy to use.

Light weight, durable comfortable

Nov, 2011

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Real Disappointment


I like listening to radio when I exercize. So, I was really happy to see this product come on the market. However, it has not lived up at all the high quality I have experienced in Sony products owned previously.


The whole thing

Apr, 2011

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I think People forget how AM radios work.


This is a great AM radio. I think people forget how AM radios work. The antenna is internal, and requires constant positioning, to achieve optimal reception. Unless you live in a large city with multiple, high-strength AM stations nearby, you won't be...



Dec, 2010

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The S2 model has very poor reception, and I will not buy another S2. It is useless. A radio with no reception? Sony, what were you thinking? I was able to locate a refurbished older model, so I am okay for now. Unless Sony corrects the reception...


Very Poor Recption

Aug, 2010

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This is a waste of your money. Their older models which had 2 AAA batteries had more power to capture a signal and produce a great audio tone. This is a one battery waste of money. I purchased as a gift and can't return since its more than 30 days....

It's little, but then again so is a small rock

Weak power. Static and unable to capture any signal causing horrible audio

Jan, 2010

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A morning commute to the city on the Staten Island ferry, a relay track event, the sailboat race on the lake, an aerobic exercise routine at the gym, the morning jog, up-to-date weather forecasts on the fishing trip, a handy car ride companion for a...

FM/AM/WB Reception, Mega Bass Sound, High Output Power, Water-Resistant


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Very weak reception in major metropolitan area


Doesn't receive FM stations very well at all. Must be the one AAA battery or the antenna design. Something is flawed in this device

Armband, clock, timer

WEAK RECEPTION ... Disappointing

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The Best!


Bought this to enjoy my daily walks as I recover from heart surgery. Love it! Great reception and plenty of presets. Easy to fit, comfortable to use. Would recommend to anyone who seeks an entertainment source while exercising!

Durable ; Good Sound Quality ; Great Reception ; Lightweight ; Long Battery Life

May, 2015

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Armband Radio


I have owned several of these radios. I usually end up replacing them within a couple years because the Velcro band wears out. You cannot replace just the band, unfortunately.

Durable ; Good Sound Quality ; Lightweight

Strap does not hold well

May, 2015

Product Specifications

This lightweight and sleek SRF-M85W S2 Sports Walkman digital stereo armband radio is just what you need to add a serious soundtrack to your exercise routine. The convenient LED display is positioned at the perfect angle for easy glancing during rigorous activity. And featuring an innovative stop watch that lets you record split times, it makes a perfect companion while jogging or competing in any activity where time is a factor. You'll also enjoy the Mega Bass sound system that pumps thrilling sound to the supplied vertical-type sports headphones.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear

Audio System

Functions (KB):Radio
Sound Effects:Mega Bass
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):CD / MD / cassette players / personal radios
Type:Personal radio


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony S2 Sports Walkman


Preset Station Qty:25
Tuner Bands:AM/FM/Weather
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None