Summary: The radio itself is good but the ON/OFF button stopped working after only 7 months of normal/light wear. So many others commented on this same defect but I decided to buy it anyway. I feel like I wasted my money.
Summary: I purchased this little radio five months ago. Have used maybe eight times. All the good features mean nothing because the On-Off button is failing, as reported by others, rendering the radio useless. Expensive mistake on my part!
Summary: My first issue with the Sangean DT-210V is that the reception is no better than the $10 Sony I purchased back in 2000. My second is that after only a few months of use my DT-210V no longer works. My $10 Sony still does. Too bad my old Sony doesn't have digital tuning.
Summary: I purchased the Sangean DT-210v based on the favorable reviews on Amazon.com. What I got was a worthless piece of junk. First, the earpieces are the size of megaphones. Unless your ears are the size of caves, the fit is so ergonomically uncomfortable there is no way you can wear them for any extended period of listening. I had to use my iPod earbuds, instead. The AM band is totally worthless.
Summary: I've had two types of Sangean radios of this size and I use them to fall asleep at night. I thought this model would be a big improvement over the larger black one, but changing stations is hitting one button and then another button and then if you wait a few seconds, you have to do that all over again. With the slightly larger black unit, you just push one button to go through every programmed channel in every band, much more convenient.
Summary: The Sangean DT-210V is not perfect, and it is much more expensive than the Sony and Panasonic conventional analog tuning "transistor radios" that I have used before this model. But this radio is much smaller, lighter, and the digital tuning definitely locks in the stations better than the old school units.The miniplug type wire antenna works well, and is also less bulky and heavy than conventional telescoping rigid antennas.The sound quality coming from the built-in...
Summary: While the radio generally performed well, after about 8 months the female earphone connector in the radio started to be intermittent, and would require moving the earphones male connector around or sustaining pressure on the side of male connector to make good contact. After exactly 12-months, the connector has completely failed. The supplied warranty was only for 90-days, so of course I had no recourse.
Summary: If you're a lover of FM stations distant from you, this radio is among the very best to get reception. It has a switch to choose between Mono and Stereo and the reception is always better and with less distortion in Mono for the distant ones. I walk my Lab an hour every morning in a nature preserve and listen to either one FM (NPR) station 30 miles away or another 70 miles away in mono. Reception of both is excellent.
Summary: It is said in radio engineering circles that all possible advances in improving radio reception reached a pinnacle decades ago. As anyone who has used some of the classic radios of ages past can attest, there are burled wood, chrome, hand-wired, and even vacuum tube examples with reception and fidelity that put modern units to shame.