Summary: I purchased this radio to provide music on our patio in the evenings. It had very good FM reception, very poor AM reception and the external MP3 player did not work at all. Sorry. to report neither did the internal one. I did receive excellent support from Grundig customer service. They did not jack me around telling me to try all kinds of "fixes" they told me to return it to Amazon that it was obviously defective. After years of "try this. no did not work?
Summary: This is a great shortwave am/fm radio. The reception of the am/fm is very nice. It is nicely made and finished. Considering what is available in sound quality in current small speakers technology this one is pretty good. The packaging and presentation is beautiful.
Summary: I too wanted so badly for this radio recorder to actually work. The only other radio like it (C. Crane)was way too expensive. Bought this on Black Friday .. found it for 47. at Frys. Got it home and the first button I pushed hung up and stuck. I figured it really was too good to be true so with out further ado I repacked it and took it back. I wonder now if the smart phone era has ruined the markets for other smart devices such as this.
Summary: Like many others, I was enthused about this unit (rec'd as a gift)--until I had it unpacked and found: 1. THE WORST: No charger is included. So I hooked the USB up and charged it. A lithium ion battery for a radio?? You must have a computer or purchase a charger to use it--RIDICULOUS! Give me AA or AAA batteries that I can replace instead of hooking up for several hours of charging.
Summary: I have not really been all that happy with this radio. FM reception is ok, but the AM band is rather weak. Also, the sound is only fair. It does have a lot of features on it, but the instructions given with the radio are very vague and difficult to understand. I have to admit it does pull in FM stations quite well, but as I say the AM band is poor and has a lot of static.
Grundig G2 AM/FM/Shortwave Radio, Recorder - Black (NG2B)
William L. Keating "bill", Amazon
30 June 2013
Summary: The radio part is good to excellent, AM FM SW and MP3 work well but... the only knob on it just falls off with the slightest excuse and soon will be lost. The type font on all the buttons is too small and the saddest that chose red lettering on black insured that the radio can only be used in perfect lighting conditions. I do notice that picking the free supersaver shipping lets the seller wait 3 to 4 days before shipping the radio.