Pros:Nice looking radio with excellent reception and sound for a pocket-size radio.
Cons:Stops at 1610 kHz on AM. Silver paint wears off around controls easily.
Here is a transistor radio that harkens back to great age of the transistor radio with an added bonus. The bonus is that unlike every pocket transistor radio that has featured both AM and FM, BOTH AM and FM have above average reception capability. The only weakness here is that if you're close to a local FM, the receiver's poor selectivity will cause you to receive that one station up and down most of the dial. Otherwise, you can easily pull in stations from the "distant" to "fringe" range.
A big plus is the above average sound for a speaker this size. Unlike the previous reviewer (who gave this radio high marks), I like the performance of the radio's sound. It's a little softer that Sony's previous offering (ICF-310) and not quite as loud, but a good balance of mid-range sound. You won't get an amp/speaker ratio any better in a box this small. And forget stereo, this is a hand-held model that you use the earphone only when necessary!