Summary: THIS SANGEAN IS WELL BUILT, SOUNDS VERY GOOD, LOOKS RETRO COOL AND WORKS AS IT SHOULD PICKING UP ALL THE STATIONS YOU WOULD EVER WANT. FIRST GO TO FRONTIER SILICON AND REVIEW ALL THE RADIO STATIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THEN SELECT YOUR FAVORITES. THE SET UP SEEMS EASY BUT I HAD A HARD TIME FOR SOME REASON. BE PATIENT AND READ THE INSRUCTIONS. ONCE IT STARTS WORKING JUST ENJOY EVERY SECOND.
Summary: Maybe I Got the wrong radio? Looks like the WFR-1 much nicer looking in real life then the picture portrays. Ok got the radio plugged it in up and running in six minutes went right to the BBC that's not what I would listen to but what the heck, the sound is amazing very clear lots of bass. Played with the remote had it on 70's sounding good. This has to be the fastest loading wifi radio I have in my hoist thought the Logitech was fast buffering this one smokes it.
Superior Internet Radio, Inferior FM, Controls & Remote
Ian Hardcastle, Amazon
29 September 2013
Summary: The WFR-1 is a good internet radio. I upgraded to the WFR-1 from a Grace Mondo. Compared with the Mondo, the WFR-1 sounds better and works better as an internet radio. It was way faster to set up on my WiFi network. It connects to the selected station and buffers much more quickly, and stations drop out less often. The WFR-1 needs work, however.
Summary: I have three Grace, one logitech, and one vtech internet radios. The Sangean is the best. It was easy to set up, the remote has a memory for 10 stations just by pressing one of the 10 buttons. Very useful, specially in the evening or when waking up in the middle of the night when nobody feels eager to search for stations. The WIFI sensitivity is adequate. The sleep feature, essential in a radio, is easy to set up.
Summary: I do not know how the others operate, but this one is very flaky. Tunes in to local FM stations very well. Continually drops the wifi internet connection which involve a tedious reconnection process. Audio quality is very poor. Supposed to have the ability via inputs to change the sound but it is marginal at best. Stay away from this product if you have an alternative.
Summary: I was loving this unit until the FM receiver started making an intolerable scratchy screechy noise, after barely two months use. The wifi still works great, but now it is impossible to listen to any regular radio. This seriously sours the deal. Worse is that it is too late to return the item. And the only option Sangean offers is to pack it up and send it to them for repair.
Summary: I live at the edge of broadcast coverage areas, so a wifi internet radio is necessary for clear reception. In addition, there are stations across the country and around the world which provide more listening opportunities. Much, much easier than shortwave.
Summary: I found the radio easy to set up and the sound was pretty nice, for a bedside radio. My biggest beef was that it only had one "program" for the alarm, basically either on or off. I haven't had an alarm radio in a long time that couldn't be programed on a weekday vs weekend mode at the least for individual days. We returned the radio and purchased a Grace instead..