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. There are no adjustment knobs to fix the problem. Another problem for me is the brightness of the clock. It will dim one level but that level is still too bright for me. Would I recommend this radio? No.
Great radio, great sound, poor visibility on the clock
J. Yoon, Amazon
10 August 2009
Summary: Like many other reviewers, I returned this device since the "clock" part of the clock radio was very poorly executed. Acceptable if it is on a nightstand; hopeless from any real distance. Eton product management failed in this one but I am a happy owner of several other Eton product that are designed to fill their intended functions.
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. I got mine for around $135 with shipping. The Sangean WR-2 which is a much better radio sells for about the same amount if you do a bit of shopping.
Overpriced, Lacks Features, Average Tuning Sensitivity
Severian "Severian", Amazon
10 August 2009
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. As far as features, the Sangean has RDS reception, bass and treble control, a knob tuner for the digital radio frequency (easier to select a station quickly), and a dimmer with variable intensity.
Eton's Sound 100 - For Eton Purists - check out the iPod version instead
Mark "Technology, Music and Movies", Amazon
10 August 2009
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. At the highest volume the sound gets tinny but doesn't hiss. If you like modern design, the Eton is one of the best looking. It is sleek, COMPACT and light. But there are shortcomings.
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. I am a fan of some of eton's portables, which I have found to be serious radios, but I am at a loss to understand how a unit with this discontinued non-docking Sound 100's manifest poverty of features could command a $150 MSRP, which seems to me to be at least three times...
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? I'm pretty electronics-literate - I can get just about anything to work, but this radio stumped me. Reception: I wanted this radio to listen to baseball games in my studio. I live in a sort of valley where reception is difficult.
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. The Tivoli Model One is close to the same form factor but is miles better in terms of sound and the radio. Of course you lose the remote / presets / clock function. Pros: Cheap if purchased on sale. Small form factor.