Summary: After having the radio for over two and a half years I can say that it is the best radio I have ever owned. The sound quality is awesome considering it is a portable system. I have taking the radio on numerous camping trips, tailgates, and vacations, as well as used regularly around the house.
Pros: Looks like it can take the abuse on a worksite
Cons: am tuner appears quite weak..may buy a support antenna for around $35 Even with bass totally turned down, delivers marginal sound quality for talk radio...Sangean Ad.. "feature Dynamic bass compensation for rich bass"....as any good marketing exec would do..Spin a flaw into a feature
Summary: Purchased before a 4 day Destin trip. Just sat it in the sand around 10am and let it jam rock all day until around 4:30 pm. Plenty of volume, and once we were done for the day I just used the beach showers to rinse the whole thing off (did not spray speaker directly).
Summary: I love the radio. The battery operation leaves a bit to be desired and not well explained. I bought alkaline D-cell batteries for it and loaded them. It was to be used on my patio for early morning coffee listening. After loading the batteries, I plugged the radio in.
Summary: Surprisingly good sound from this radio and the batteries last a really long time. We had chosen this model instead of the Sangean Lunchbox radio because this one has a clock and the other doesn't.
Summary: This is a beautiful radio. It has a rugged and protective stand. It has outstanding long range reception on both FM and AM bands. It has pre-sets for locking in you favorite stations. It has a compact, but effective, FM antenna. It has a great built in cord caddy.
Summary: I purchased this radio for my husband to use in an insulated shop located inside a metal machine shed. He could not get a signal from any FM stations on his other radios. After reading the reviews on this unit, I decided to purchase it because of the customer recommendations.
Summary: To be fair, for years I've listened to a Dewalt radio...but since I've recently switched cordless tools I decided to try out some other brand of radio too...and I'm not going to lie, I've been missing out! The Sangean U3 means business..