Summary: There are several things that disappointed me about this radio. Although the FM stations come through loud and clear, unfortunately the AM stations do not. I listen to talk radio on AM. The base is so strong you cannot understand what the host is saying.
Summary: The design is decent although the display is barely readable. Reception is satisfying. The deal breaker is the dull sound which cannot be adjusted. How dumb to save a couple of bugs, Eton! No comparison to Model One from Kloss! The $10 radio-clock of my father sounds better than this unit.
Summary: My initial reaction was not helped by my receiving a very obviously used or repaired repackaged unit from Amazon when I supposedly bought a new one. This is becoming too common with my online purchases.
Summary: This radio failed my first basic requirement for any electronic purchase: can I use it without looking at the manual. In this case, I couldn't because the set was in some kind of "safe mode." Safe for who?
Summary: Purchased from Amazon on sale for $40.00. I own two Tivoli Model Ones and a Bose Waveradio II and a Grundig S350DL (an Eton). The sound and reception on this radio is not comparable to any of the above radios.
Eton's Sound 100 - For Eton Purists - check out the iPod version instead
Mark "Technology, Music and Movies", Amazon
28 October 2007
Summary: The Sound 100 is the latest in Eton's product family. As a stand-alone radio this device is average. The model with the iPod dock is a cut above and more worth consideration for only $30 to $50 more. The speaker is monaural, but optimized to prevent distortion.
Overpriced, Lacks Features, Average Tuning Sensitivity
Severian "Severian", Amazon
8 August 2007
Summary: I compared this unit to a Sangean WR-2 and felt the Sangean was a better buy, having more features and better value. The WR-2 also looked much more attractive, and the wood cabinet certainly seemed much nicer than the ordinary plastic used for the Eton.
Summary: It's not a bad table radio; it sounds pretty good and AM/FM reception is good. I like that it has an external FM antenna (but it lacks any connections for an external antenna). The bad things are the cost, the backlighting, and the difficulty in setting the time.