Summary: This radio is ideal for people (particularly older people) who don't want to be dazzled--and confused--by a multitude of electronic options and settings, but rather do want something childishly simple like the radios they grew up with. This Sangean hits the nail right on the head, providing only on-off control and volume control, along with an analog tuner. Couldn't be simpler. In the bargain you get high quality, excellent sound, and a very good tuner.
Summary: I bought this for my mother who is hard of hearing. The sound quality needs to be very good in order for her to hear it. I checked out other reviews before buying and the only negative was that it lacked bells and whistled - just basic am/fm radio with good sound. And that's exactly what we wanted. My mother is enjoying the radio and says it's very clear and she has no trouble understanding the announcers etc.
Summary: I work in an office of a department that has no windows. I have tried multiple radios and none of them compare to the Sangean. The Sangean is able to pickup most channels and is able to stay locked on a channel without any drift.
Summary: This is the second Sangean product I've owned in the past 15 years. Like the first, a shortwave receiver, this one has never failed to please with its performance. I bought this particular radio because of my previous experience with Sangean, but mostly because I needed an antidote to the mind-numbing complexity that has crept into virtually all consumer electronics.
Summary: Replaced a 30+ year old Zenith table top stereo radio that finally pooped out. The Sangean WR-11 is well made, and don't be fooled by its diminutive size. I like a lot of base and this radio doesn't disappoint. I would have preferred the more expensive stereo model but wasn't willing to spend the extra bucks. All in all, a great little radio.
Summary: this radio is great at low volumes which works for me as I listen to it in my office. However once you turn it up the bass is too dominant and since there is no way to adjust the bass this is a negative. having said that we like it very much as it fit our need.
Summary: For six years my Tivoly radio kept me company in the kitchen. As an NPR listener I liked the tone of that radio for talk shows. If I wanted to hear music there is stereo amp combo in the living room and another in the den. When adult son moved out he took the Tivoly radio. I looked for a replacement got the Sangean. No tone knob but the sound is deep and rich. .Even though I like the tone some may found the sound to have too much bass.
Summary: I purchased this radio as I heard it had better reception and tone. It did not disappoint. Many FM stations I cannot get on my Bose I can hear clearly on the Sangean. The compact size and retro look are great in my kitchen. Highly recommend.