Summary: I have a Sangean 505 radio I received for Christmas. I liked it so much I wanted one for traveling. This is very reasonably priced. It does Not come with an adapter. --The On/Off button is on the top right front, so when I pick it up in the dark I manage to turn it off. Good Shortwave ability. Entering the freq. into channels is very easy. I listen to Talk radio at midnight until I go to sleep, so I did need something I could plug in. Adapters are available at Walmart.
Summary: Bought this for our bathroom to use when getting ready in the morning. The sound and reception is good. One of the best parts is the push button feature for station selection. My husband and I listen to different stations and now it's just a button away rather than trying to find the station with a dial. Can't go wrong for the price.
Summary: This radio was somewhat complicated to use. I mean, it's a radio but Sangean managed to make some of the functions about as convoluted as you could. Definitely over-engineered. After a year or two the volume knob started to mess up. Sometimes it would control volume and other times it would create this awful static sound like there is a loose connection or something.
Summary: The shortwave radio is great. Very light weight and the main reason is for times in hurricanes when Electrical companies shuts down the power. I also purchased some eneloop AA rechargeable batteries to use with this shortwave radio.Very good for listening to other stations globally. Highly recommended for everyone at home,individuals camping and all others involved in some form of technology with radios.
Summary: Be careful when buying an AC adapter to make sure the adapter has a negative tip. Look for adapters with reversible tips.
Pros: Lots of station presets. Quiet button operation. You have the option of switching to monophonic for using a monaural earphone.
Cons: When an earphone is inserted, there are two situations when the radio still emits a loud beep through its speaker: When a station scan reaches the end of the frequency band; and when you push the Time/Frequency button. This is really annoying to others who don't want to be disturbed. Also, the user manual has minimal info and fails to tell you how many amps are needed for an AC adapter, or what size the adapter plug needs to be. (Size N worked at a local shack). Also,...
Summary: Main problem: i like to scan memories,stop at one and if I have no interest in it, then continue on; however this radio goes back to memory #1, it does not continue to the next memory. So, if you are at mem.#7 and want to hear what is on #8, you end up on #1 and have to wait until it goes through all the others. I dont care for that feature.