Summary: I've found that Sangean always makes quality products and this radio is no exception. I'm very happy with it. The sound quality is quite satisfactory for mono from the one speaker, but you get stereo when you plug headphones or stereo speakers into its jack. And the USB is a nice feature: I put some MP3s onto my keydrive and then plugged it into the top of the radio and then it played my music and audiobooks.
Summary: We were looking for a digitally tuned portable radio to replace one that we had for several years. We had no experience with this brand but now that we have the radio, we like it. It is heavy. That is not bad for us because we use it around the house. It wouldn't be as good if you intended to carry it with you when traveling, etc.
Moderately priced way to play music from USB flash drive, with nice capabilities but some limitations
20 July 2013
Summary: For years I had a Sony dream machine in the master bathroom to play music from CDs while showering, shaving, & at bedtime; but it began to skip very badly despite lens & internal optics cleaning. I had already switched to using USB flash drives to play music elsewhere (I've resisted getting an Ipod). I had trouble finding a compact sized, moderately priced unit with a USB port until I found this one on Amazon. It does a nice job, but could use some improvements: 1.
Summary: I really need an affordable player like this, something to play my audio books from a flash drive. I read all the reviews, but being desperate I decided I had to try it for myself. Needless to say, other reviewers were correct. Sangean really dropped the ball on the one. I am sorely disappointed! I'm not even going to bother writing a full review because there already is one that is well-written and honest.
Summary: This great little radio replaced my ugly boombox in my bathroom. I like the look and I'm happy to say that it picks up radio stations that didn't come in clearly with the boombox. Very nice product.