Summary: Bought another one on AMAZON for a gift. For the size of the radio the sound quality is tremendous. I am a fan of old-time radio programs. The internet is the only place to have access to several very good stations carrying old-time radio programs. The choices of musical genre seems limitless. I have been surprised of the popularity of American musical tastes in countries that I have always thought had very different cultures.
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.
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 product easy to use. It exceeded my expectations. You are able to get hundreds of radio stations all over the world. The sound quality is very good.The only fault I found was that the front panel controls are too small and difficult to see.
Summary: I have been a radio lover since I was less than 10 years old. This radio reminds me of a classic wooden tube radio in its appearance, with a gorgeous cherrywood cabinet. The subdued but very visible display and colors and lights are reminiscent of the Golden Age of Radio, however don't let the appearance fool you, this is a state-of-the-art Internet Hi-Fi radio which also receives local FM broadcasts.
Summary: Sangean has made good quality shortwave radios for many years, so it is no surprise the WFR-1 is a very good internet radio. It is easy to set up and the on-screen computer programming makes it easy to select or de-select stations. One uses his computer to program the radio.. Very simple. The sound quality is good for a table top radio. Don't expect a "boom box.
Summary: We were looking for a radio with good sound, that is easy to use, and would give us access to internet radio, our networked music library and local FM stations. We did not want it for a "clock radio" or alarm clock. This one has turned out to be exactly what we wanted with the added plus that it looks great. It sits in our kitchen and is hard wired since we took the opportunity during a kitchen remodeling to put ethernet cable in the wall. Set up was very easy.