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Sony Walkman WM-FX290W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews of Sony Walkman WM-FX290W. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Comments about the performance and portability are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative reviews about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman WM-FX290W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Walkman WM-FX290W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 345 user reviews of Sony Walkman WM-FX290W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the durability. There are mixed comments on the design and reliability.

sound, usability, price, portability, performance

durability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Walkman Digital Tuning Weather FM/AM Stereo Cassette Player (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony Walkman Digital Tuning Weather FM/AM Stereo Cassette Player (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Computerhobbyist (sony.com)

Sony Walkman WM-FX290W Cassette Player

 

Preset Tuner Controls. Digital Synthesized Tuning. Digital LCD Display. Extraordinary FM/AM Radio Reception. Weather Band Forecasts. Cassette Tape Playback. Pocket Size. Effortless Sound Reproduction. The Sony Walkman features first class audio...

Excellent Radio Reception, Reliable Cassette Playback Operation

No Auto-Reverse Playback

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Mort (sony.com)

I hope you always make these!

 

My daughter has down syndrome...once we set her radio stations,...she has no problem listening to the radio preset channels, or using the cassette player!! She loves it! These is her 2nd one...after 6-8 years,...the 1st one finally stopped...

easy to use, good sound

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Mush (sony.com)

Great Player

 

This is my second one. I had the previous on that had the tv channels on it but I wore it out. After that, I tried a cheaper one but you get what you pay for. I went back to get another and am so delighted I did. If anything should happen to this one,...

Overall, great sound quality, long battery life,ease of use

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Hugh (sony.com)

Great improvement on previous Walkmans

 

The first Walkman I ever had went to Viet Nam with me. I have had various ones ever since. This is a fine descendant. Easy to use and excellent reproduction of both music and voice. I have had this one about three months, and just ordered another as a...

Easy to load, even in the dark, ditto for tape controls, sound reproduction is excellent, long battery life

Havn't tried the radio controls yet

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Mick2010 (sony.com)

very good

 

Very good, but be warned that only Type II cassettes sound good on this player. Type I cassettes sounded muddy. I'd buy another.

one battery power, good sound

Type I cassettes don't sound very good on it

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Blueberry (sony.com)

Husband just had to have another!

 

When my husband saw these were not going to be made much longer, he wanted one as a backup! He loves the sound the tapes give rather than mp3s. Thank you Sony for such a great product!

Great cassette player for use while walking. Great sound

For the cassette aficionado

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Storm (sony.com)

Good Radio, Bad Battery Door

 

When I went to Best Buy in Gilroy, I bought my first Christmas gift, a cassette radio. I changed from the JVC earbuds to the Sony Clip Style Headphones and then the Sony Behind the Neck Headphones. The first drop was worse. The battery door came open...

Good Sound, Interchangeable Headphones, and a Good Radio

Battery Door Keeps Falling Open

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Computerhobbyist (pcrush.com)

Sony Walkman WM-FX290W Cassette Player

 

Preset Tuner Controls. Digital Synthesized Tuning. Digital LCD Display. Extraordinary FM/AM Radio Reception. Weather Band Forecasts. Cassette Tape Playback. Pocket Size. Effortless Sound Reproduction. The Sony Walkman features first class audio...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

Sony Walkman WM-FX290W Cassette Player

 
Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Mort (pcrush.com)

I hope you always make these!

 

My daughter has down syndrome...once we set her radio stations,...she has no problem listening to the radio preset channels, or using the cassette player!! She loves it! These is her 2nd one...after 6-8 years,...the 1st one finally stopped...

Oct, 2011
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Product Specifications

Enjoy 33 stations presets, up to 35 hours of battery life and Mega Bass sound with this slim and attractive Walkman digital radio and cassette player. You will also hear instant weather updates with the handy Weather Band, perfect for storms and other inclement weather situations. The LCD indicates battery level and the automatic volume limiter adjusts sound so that volume remains constant over a variety of music passages.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio
Functions (KB):Cassette player / Radio / Weather alert radio
Sound Effects:Mega Bass
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):CD / MD / cassette players / personal radios
Type:Radio / cassette player

Cassette System

Control Type:Mechanical
Type:Cassette player

CD System

Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:WM-FX290W
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Walkman

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Preset Station Qty:40
Tuner Bands:AM/FM/TV/Weather
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None