Despite good features the quality control on these Sangean radios is ...
Donald R. Johnson, Amazon
12 August 2014
Summary: Despite good features the quality control on these Sangean radios is terrible. The volume control went out on my radio a few months after use. Now all I hear is a loud scratching noise over a very low volume reception. No help from manufacturer.
Summary: I purchased this item after watching a YouTube review of spirit boxes. This model can no longer be hacked to allow for scanning to use as a spirit box (after 2012). Used as intended, however, it would be just fine.
Summary: Despite costing $20 more than more available brands and the favorable reviews, the reception was much worse. I live in a mountainous area where reception is difficult, but this radio only brought in one station while the cheaper models picked up more than ten.
Charles G. "An Engineer and Business Person", Amazon
10 February 2014
Summary: I tried the best Sony and it was terrible. Sony has sacrificed sound quality as much as possible in order to squeeze every drop out of the battery, and the results are terrible. This radio, on the other hand is a joy to listen to. Sound quality is as good as you can get from FM.
Summary: I bought this based on glowing reviews on Amazon and other sites dedicated to the AM DXing hobby. I’m well aware this is a “pocket” radio and all have their limitations, and being that I’ve been an amateur radio operator the past 30 years I’ve owned literally hundreds of radios both good and bad.
Summary: I bought this because I wanted a radio that fit in the palm of my hand, had great AM reception, and had a speaker. Here are the positives of the Sangean DT-200X: 1) Great size. About the same size as a deck of cards. 2) Excellent AM reception. I live about 2 hours away from a major city.
Summary: The problem with small radios is their size restrictions. Only when you accept the fact that a good small radio will not perform like a good bigger radio. If you really want a small pocket radio for portability and pocketability - then you can make an objective review of this radio.
Excerpt: Happily,this little radio measures a svelte 0.875 in. thick, not a cumbersome 1.2 in. as advertised. Presets are maintained even if the batteries are removed for several hours, despite the manual.
Pros: Good Sound Quality, Great Reception, Lightweight, Long Battery Life