Summary: We purchased this radio because we were looking for one with no static. It is great has a good sound. It is a little complicated to tune in the stations and the remote never worked but we didn't really need it.
Seriously flawed as a clock radio, but GREAT as a laptop speaker!
ZmanNYC2 "BUDGET-MINDED AUDIOPHILE", Amazon
9 October 2008
Summary: Had I purchased this as an alarm clock/radio at $150, I wouild've been completely dissatisfied. However, I got it during a gold deal for $40. As noted by so many reviewers, the bright lcd display lights up a dark room so much that it's difficult to sleep. However, I purchased this for it's radio/aux functions, for which it is very satisfactory. Radio reception here in Manhattan is excellent on both am/fm.
Summary: Bought this radio back in April and placed it in the kitchen. We run it for hours at a time and it sounds just fine we like it. Remote is nice to have also. I cranked up the volume to see if will distort the sound and it did not. Some people would like to see bass and treble controls it would be nice but this unit is not competeing with high end stereo units as I said it sounds good. As for the light in the display at night it is somewhat bright.
Summary: I found the sound of this device to be very rich and suitable for radio. When connected to other devices via the Aux input, the sound, by default, has too much bass. For me, that wasn't a problem because I was able to neutralize the excessive base with my MP3 player's custom EQ function. The build quality of the radio feels cheap, but it's light and has great sound with little distortion when the volume is cranked up.
Summary: Just wanted to reiterate, the back light on the clock is very bright, nightlight like bright. The radio and remote both work well and overall I am satisfied with it but if I paid more (got on sale for $40), then I might be dissapointed.
Summary: Picks up weak signals well. Great sound out of such a small box. The alarms and remote work well. However, could be vastly improved with a red LED display rather than the bright, bright panel which doubles as a night light!
Performs as well as Tivoli and Sangean with great Retro/Modern Design
Groch "Gadgethound", Amazon
23 December 2007
Summary: Like the previous poster I am a radio nut/collector. I have owned several Tivoli's, as well as a Sangean WR-1 and WR-2. They all have their strong points and weaknesses, but this is a strong competitor to any of them, and the price is right when Amazon runs a sale. I use the iPod dock version daily in the office and this version in the kitchen. I like its tone better than the Tivoli or Sangean (a little less bassy and more clear).
Summary: I got this radio from Amazon when it was on sale (gold box deal). I've been using it to listen to AM/FM stations as well as connect my MP3 player to it. Overall I am happy with the purchase. Some of the pros and cons of this unit are: Pros: Excellent AM and FM reception I do like the design and styling (I got the silver version) Remote Aux input Audio quality is good for a unit this size Cons: No EQ/Tone control Can not use external antenna or wire antenna