Pros: I use this radio almost everyday, working in the yard with it clipped on my belt, or in my pocket while riding my bike. The AM reception is very good and I can receive several FM stations with out the earphones which act as an external antenna. I have a older model of this radio without the Weath...
Excerpt: Bought the yellow one to replace my dt 300, many years old, paint even worn off. Use it for biking & occasional rides on my road king. It's larger but still stuffs in your bikin' shorts. Outstanding reception! Way better than my old one.
Excerpt: The duracell batteries last a long time.Has an amazing sound. Auto shut is great. Always has the weather on if you need it. Can go to sleep listening to a radio program and automatically shuts off.Its tough and durable. You get what you pay for and this is worth having in my opinion.
Pros: Accurate, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Value, Reliable, Waterproof
Excerpt: Just love the radio! I'm a amateur radio operator "WR2H" and I listen to radios all the time. I will tell you this is a keeper. Has great sensitivity for weak stations and you can program 20 stations. Can't wait to go for a run with this guy!!
Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Good Value, Lots of Features, Reliable
Summary: This little radio has kept me safe during tornado season. I was out camping with it on. When a few tornadic storms flared up I was one of a few that could keep track of them. Most of the others had cell phones with patchy coverage and couldn't pull up weather radars or get alerts the same alerts.
Pros: Easy to work with, with a good built in speaker. Loud alert. It is still running on the batteries it came with. Works like it should. First alert ever came while listening to music, with a press of a button was able to switch to the alert and back to music.
Cons: Weather Alert function is timer based. The max you can set the alert timer to is 16 hours which is good if you know there are or going to be storms in the area. needs either the antenna or headphones plugged in to get best signal, which they give you.
Summary: I have owned several similar models of this radio - the Sangean DT-200V, the DT-200VX, and now this one. They were all very similar but this is definitely not up to par as far as sound quality. My DT-200VX (now discontinued) had beautiful audio. The current DT-400W sounds flat compared to it.
Pros: Good sensitivity, selectivity on AM
Cons: Poorer sound quality than previous similar models. You'll also need to buy yourself a decent set of comfortable/good sounding earbuds.
Summary: Should stand up to a couple years of daily use, and go through several sets of earbuds. Analog thumb-wheel volume control will probably be the first point of failure. A couple operational notes: Mode button cycles FM - AM - Favorites.
Pros: Excellent build quality and reception, when used with supplied wire or headphones for FM. Can program any mix of up to 19 favorite AM or FM stations, and step through them in your chosen sequence. One touch weather button jumps to local NOAA broadcasts, touch again to return to previous setting. ...
Cons: Earbuds supplied not up to the quality standard of the radio, and a right angle plug is preferable to the straight line plug provided. A bit tricky to program the favorites, but instructions are clear as is the display. Can not leave in NOAA Alert mode indefinitely, as it draws the battery down. ...
Summary: I purchased this radio from Amazon and it worked well for a few weeks. The radio will not pick up stations unless the earbuds or the short wire is in the headphone jack. This jack is NOT strong and after a few weeks the sound went on and off as the wires moved.