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Sony ICF-C707 Clock Radio with AM/FM Dual Alarm and Large Easy to Read Backlit LCD Display

Set two-, five-, or seven-day alarms with the ICF-C707 clock radio. It's ideal for your busy lifestyle, and perfect for ending your day in style. Built-in nature sounds are included to help lull you to sleep, plus the large, back-lit display is easy-...

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Size

(29 reviews)
Feature

(64 reviews)
Set

(29 reviews)
Reception

(47 reviews)
Backlight

(23 reviews)
Radio

(108 reviews)
Light

(79 reviews)
Sound

(125 reviews)
Alarm

(92 reviews)
Product

(32 reviews)
Display

(89 reviews)
Time

(46 reviews)
Quality

(79 reviews)
Button

(44 reviews)
Speaker

(25 reviews)
Room

(27 reviews)
Buzzer

(12 reviews)
Couple

(7 reviews)
Bird

(5 reviews)
Nature noise

(6 reviews)
Minute

(6 reviews)
Device

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Tinny

(9 reviews)
Step

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Reviews around size (4.78 of 5)

  • More features and sound than one would expect from the compact size of this great clock radio.
  • each alarm has its own "off" button in the midst of 4-5 identically sized other buttons
  • I purchased this clock radio because I liked its small size and shape
  • The biggest positive is the great radio reception, and small size.
  • The radio gets nice reception, and GREAT sound quality for the clock's very compact size.
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Reviews around feature (4.00 of 5)

  • The other features are good but Sony missed a few top ones for an alarm clock.
  • The features are very good and for a small radio the sound is fine.
  • Many features on this including two alarms, dimmer and off setting for the clock readout, automatic time setting, and a set of sounds to go with the am/fm radio that will either put you to sleep or wake you up
  • are other great features, but those were my "must haves" when looking for the perfect clock
  • The worst feature is how all of the buttons aren't very well labeled, meaning when I see the time or alarm settings need to be changed, I have to get the friggin manual out and figure out which button does what.
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Reviews around set (4.00 of 5)

  • The low setting is easy on the eyes at night but difficult to see the time during the day.
  • It could be me, but I have a hard time setting and resetting this clock
  • (And the darkened setting defeats the purpose of having a clock.)I will unfortunately be returning this clock.
  • Many features on this including two alarms, dimmer and off setting for the clock readout, automatic time setting, and a set of sounds to go with the am/fm radio that will either put you to sleep or wake you up
  • I prefer to leave Alarm A as my setting for work and use B for other days/times when I need a different setting.
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Reviews around reception (3.90 of 5)

  • The sound is great on the radio and it gets good reception.
  • The reception is poor and the speaker is tinney sounding almost annoying to listen to.
  • But I am at a loss how one can fault a radio for poor AM reception without hooking up the antenna supplied exactly for that purpose
  • This radio is quite small and the speaker is a little "tinny" but it has very good reception
  • Very useless product, terrible radio reception, sound, and I could not read the ugly lcd
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Reviews around backlight (3.77 of 5)

  • As other reviewers have mentioned, the backlight is too bright even on the lowest setting
  • Despite setting both alarms (A & B), neither has gone off in two days of use
  • On a nightstand near my head, it might be more readable, but then the backlight would be even more disturbing.
  • As may other reviewers point out, the backlight is really, really bright.
  • On the backlight low setting, the faint blue digits on a faint blue backlight is illegible at a distance of 5 or more feet, and the backlight is still a little too bright by which to sleep.
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Reviews around radio (3.75 of 5)

  • The second alarm I set to an annoying radio station that is sure to get me fully awake.
  • radio seems very cheap, has low quality tinny sound and poor reception
  • This is a good clock radio, Sony name brand with some good features
  • I needed a clock radio with good radio reception and digital tuning
  • The one, tiny speaker in this radio has poor radio quality and the alarm doesn't get very loud
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Reviews around light (3.74 of 5)

  • Everyone has already commented on the noxious blue background light.
  • Also, the back light (even on the low setting) is too bright for me.
  • BAD that even on the lowest setting the light is MUCH TOO bright.
  • It has nice functionality and is not difficult to set the alarm, but the back light is a nightmare unless you like sleeping with a bright light in your face
  • When you dim the light, the numbers are difficult to read unless you are at specific angles.
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Reviews around sound (3.42 of 5)

  • The radio is small/compact but packs a surprisingly good sound
  • I dont need to turn it up all that much to get a loud sound.
  • Do not get this for any listening though the sound is awful the speaker is small and sounds like its inside a can
  • For me, I like having the good radio reception and sound
  • The sound is great on the radio and it gets good reception.
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Reviews around alarm (3.40 of 5)

  • just love it, favorite alarm clock, totally non-jarring alarms to wake up to.
  • You can set it to play a radio station or plug in an Ipod, but the internal alarm isn't even as loud as a microwave
  • No, the Alarm off button is not hard to find, nor are there too many buttons to fuss with
  • I was searching a long time for a good minimal alarm clock.
  • The alarm is difficult to set and even more difficult to turn off when awakened.
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Reviews around product (3.20 of 5)

  • I would say this product is good for use in a bedroom not around the house like a kitchen , living room or outdoors.
  • I bought this product for the station pre-sets and they work as they should.
  • This is the poorest Sony product I have ever purchased.
  • For now I will boycott SONY products and will enjoy reading about their forthcoming bankruptcy in the press.
  • The only thing I would say to discredit this product would be the 3 cords it has coming our of it (aux input, radio antenna, thermometer).Overall, this is a great product.
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Reviews around display (3.12 of 5)

  • At night the display is WAY too bright, even on the lower setting (it casts shadows across the room).
  • The display is much too bright even on its lowest setting
  • The backlit display is too bright in a dark room, yet the display is difficult to read because of the low contrast between the numbers and the background.
  • #1 problem is the display is either too dark to read digits easily, without staring, or it's way too bright
  • Display is hard to read unless in bright mode, which the blue background is too bright.
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Reviews around time (2.92 of 5)

  • All functions work well and the time was correct when I first plugged it in
  • I had used it less than a dozen times when it failed to go off at the appointed time
  • so I have a hard time reading it in the middle of the night when I'm still half asleep.
  • I plugged this in and it had the right time immediately
  • Someone not used to operating complex technical devices will have a hard time with it
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Reviews around quality (2.86 of 5)

  • radio seems very cheap, has low quality tinny sound and poor reception
  • I have given it two stars only because the sound quality is so good.
  • There radio reception is good and the sound quality is good for little clock radio.
  • Sound quality is poor, more like an old transistor radio
  • The Sony ICFC707 Clock Radio has:PRO- Good sound quality for an alarm clock;- Sleep
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Reviews around button (2.21 of 5)

  • The buttons are hard to located inthe morning - even the off button.
  • two nits, the reset button is the same size as the other buttons on the top of the radio so hard to pick put in the dark.
  • To remediate that, I placed very small clear adhesive plastic pads (less than 1/4" wide) onthe buttons I use most - so I can hit the right button by touch only
  • The only negative comment I have is that the OFF button for the alarm is hard to find among the other buttons.
  • The buttons are a bit small too, so it's not easy to turn off the alarm, which may or may not be good.
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Reviews around speaker (1.89 of 5)

  • Do not get this for any listening though the sound is awful the speaker is small and sounds like its inside a can
  • The audio input would be a nice feature if the speaker didn't sound so bad
  • They all sound tinny and poor through those crappy little speakers
  • Speaker could be louder, but it's nice to amplify the sound a little for one room
  • The speaker is very loud, but is nice for listening to the radio because of the volume
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Reviews around room (1.83 of 5)

  • It literally illuminates the entire room once your eyes adjust.
  • Another problem I have is that even on the lowest setting the time display is too bright and distracting in a dark room.
  • The blue light on the face is very bright and illuminates the room when dark
  • I like that the display light can be turned off - I have had 5 other Sony clock radios and even on the dimmest setting, I still have to cover them to get a dark enough room to sleep
  • The blue light on the face is very bright and illuminates the room when dark
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Reviews around buzzer (1.75 of 5)

  • Nature sounds are pleasant to wake up to - much better than an annoying buzzer!
  • This is why I don't even know what the buzzer sounds like
  • BUT the absolute nail in the coffin was the anemic "buzzer" to wake you up.
  • have two different alarm settings, and the alarm buzzer is a refreshing change from the standard rude buzzers.
  • The alarm function works well and the buzzer is loud enough to wake you.
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Reviews around couple (1.74 of 5)

  • Nice L I T T L E
  • So if you don't mind a somewhat tinny sound, but do want a flexible alarm schedule and a couple of extra bells and whistles, you might want to consider this Sony.
  • So if you don't mind a somewhat tinny sound, but do want a flexible alarm schedule and a couple of extra bells and whistles, you might want to consider this Sony.
  • But now using numerous other time-telling devices (another portable clock, my cell phone etc) it seems only to take a couple or few days to lose a minute.
  • A couple of reviewers have mentioned that they don't like the "off" button placement among the radio and nature-sound buttons.
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Reviews around bird (1.54 of 5)

  • Despite setting both alarms (A & B), neither has gone off in two days of use
  • However, I love the fact that I can set the alarm to birds chirping instead of some hideous screeching,
  • On the rain track, you'll hear the same fake bird off in the distance, every four seconds.
  • If the light does not bother you, get this b/

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Reviews around nature noise (1.44 of 5)

  • it turns off the current nature noises and just plays the alarm
  • I love that it has 2 alarms (A and B) and you can set them for weekday or weekend using any of the sound options and even pick the volume (levels 1-30) for the alarm level to sound off
  • When you press snooze, the alarm turns off but the original nature noises do not start again (which I think is good, otherwise I'd just fall back asleep!)- if you press the snooze bar while the alarm is going off, the front clock light turns on for a few seconds and it shows you how long the snooze is set (default is 10
  • It has 6 different soothing/white type yet nature noises
  • Here are a few notes on the functionality that folks could find useful:- if you have the nature noises playing when an alarm goes off (either different nature noises, radio, or buzzer
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Reviews around minute (1.44 of 5)

  • -Great range for radio signals on a sub $200 tunerCons:-The display on the dimmest setting, without being off completely, is still a bit bright once your eyes adjust to the darkness.-Button layout not exactly convenient or intuitive.-Programming the alarm has a bit of a learning curve.-You can't manually adjust the time(ie. forward 5 minutes or delayed 5 minutes)Bottom
  • If you enjoy puzzles and want to waste 30 minutes everyday setting the alarm then this is the alarm clock for you.
  • I've had this thing for 6 months now and it lost 2 minutes.
  • As of this moment, it has lost 3 minutes in approximately 1 week (I believe it is actually slightly less than 1 week.)It is also kind of a pain to set the alarm as compared to the clock it replaced and the backlight, even when on the lower setting, is very bright.
  • But now using numerous other time-telling devices (another portable clock, my cell phone etc) it seems only to take a couple or few days to lose a minute.
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Reviews around device (1.38 of 5)

  • Unless you need a compact tabletop radio that also happens to display the time, this device is not recommended.
  • You can't use the external device as an alarm (the clock would not know how to turn on your Ipod).Buttons
  • Tacky plastic device, with a low contract display, producing poor tinny sound
  • The features are what i would expect and a much more expensive device
  • Overall, a great little device.
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Reviews around tinny (1.29 of 5)

  • radio seems very cheap, has low quality tinny sound and poor reception
  • Unlike the rich Mega Bass on my old Sony Dream Machine clock, this one has a cheap tinny sound, like the speaker on a low-end mobile phone
  • Tinny sound but nice and small
  • First off and of most importance, this clock radio has a tinny sound quality (annoying to this audiophile).Then, I found that the black numerals on blue background are not easy to see (in the middle of the night).
  • The sound on this is positively tinny, and hurts the ears .......not at all likeprevious versions of the Dream Machine
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Reviews around step (1.00 of 5)

  • It's very hard to set the alarms - multiple steps and not intuitive
  • If you miss a step, you can easily put the alarm type in the wrong mode (e.g. AM vs. FM vs. Nature sounds).
  • not user friendly-very difficult to set alarm correctly--too many steps involved-not worth the trouble for marginal device
  • not user friendly-very difficult to set alarm correctly--too many steps involved-not worth the trouble for marginal device

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More about Sony ICF-C707 Clock Radio with AM/FM Dual Alarm and Large Easy to Read Backlit LCD Display

  • Set two-, five-, or seven-day alarms with the ICF-C707 clock radio
  • It's ideal for your busy lifestyle, and perfect for ending your day in style
  • Built-in nature sounds are included to help lull you to sleep, plus the large, back-lit display is easy-to-read at a quick glance
  • Features automatic daylight savings adjustment, room temperature display and a contemporary design that will complement your decor.