|Submited By: Tough Customer on 12/29/2008|
The crucial advantage of this unit is the ability to receive FM stereo signals in mono mode, which boosts the signal-to-noise ratio. In simple terms, this makes weak stations sound stronger. (Sony Walkmans no longer offer a mono switch). Otherwise, this digital radio tuner has functioned very well for me during my many long walks over the past couple of years. A minor downside of this unit is the fact that it is a little bulky, requiring 2 AAA batteries. Also, the "ear-buds" were worthless (and painful), but easily replaced by $9 Panasonic headphones. The station preset selection controls are complicated and non-intuitive, and the instruction manual is hard to understand. But this is a good tuner, and I do recommend it.