Summary: This was a Christmas gift for my husband and he was very pleased. The radio has great reception for all his favorite stations. The only issue that he had was setting the stations in memory. He followed the directions in the manual but could only set two stations.
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: I have had 2 of these little gems, (Sangean DT-400W) over the last 10 years. I replaced the first one because I dropped it in Lake MI getting onto my sons boat. The second one I just lost this weekend on a camping trip. I CAN NOT be without this little friend.
Summary: I have gone through about 3 to 4 of the silver Sangean DT-210s....I drop them multiple times (by accident) and they finally reach the fatal drop. I'm an electrician. I like the DT-400W because of the AA power instead of the AAA set required by the DT-210. I only use the speaker - never headphones.
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.