Summary: This is a really good table top ipod dock, and radio. It however fails as a bedside clock radio. The sound is pretty decent for the size and price. I have a more expensive $300 Denon iPod dock and this is about 80-90% as nice in terms of sound quality and volume, without rattling the speakers. I am not a audiophile, but I do like music, and this sounds nice.
Summary: My main use: - Kitchen radio and iPhone/iPod dock. Pros: - Excellent sound from speaker system! I'm an audiophile (self-proclaimed) and the WR-5 does not disappoint. Honestly it is comparable to Bose and other units costing 3-4 times as much. The bass is deep and rich and the 3D sound effect works well. It also has plenty of volume - enough to fill my small 1300 sq ft house with sound. - Radio reception is excellent.
Summary: WOW!!! I read the reviews before ordering. I expected "good"... I got "excellent" quality and performance. This little table top radio performs very much like it's famous expensive name brand competitor. Their "passive reflex speakers" do an excellent job. I would highly recommend this Sangean WR-5 Table-Top AM/FM/RDS with iPod Dock to anyone interested in a quality listening experience.
Summary: This is a terrific product. The sound is as good as my Wave radio, but much less expensive. It works very well. Its small and compact but the sound is terrific, rich and full - with good base. It works well with the Ipod also.
Summary: I bought the Sangean WR-5 R clock radio after doing quite a bit of online research. I am thrilled with the flexibility of alarm settings, whereby each of the two alarms may be set for weekday, weekend, or daily; volume setting specific to each alarm; and alarms can be set to different music sources (IPod, AM, FM, buzzer). Setup is a bit complicated due to the flexibility of settings. The remote control is easy to use.
Summary: Initially, i was disapointed this particular radio didn't quite measure up to my Sangean WR-1 (or 2), which was a simple retro, mono, walnut finished design. That particular radio had such warmth to it, with a Bassier tone, that i loved. The stereo WR-5 has a crisper, maybe more articulate sound. Both radios, however, do sound fantastic in their own right. I warmed up to the WR-5 after a few days, and now i'm thinking, "Why didn't i like it, initially?
A fine, inexpensive tabletop radio & iPod docking device
A music lover, Amazon
17 August 2012
Summary: I have owned this radio, purchased through Amazon, for about two weeks. I have owned similar and more expensive radios that, even after replacement, had constant and vexing software problems. The Sangean WR-5 Duo has no such problems. It works fine, and it doesn't seem to mind power disruptions.
Summary: I bought this unit as a replacement for an office AM/FM radio because I wanted a unit with an IPod dock. My thoughts are as follows: Pros: The unit is attractive and feels well built AM reception is better than expected with a plug in option for an external antenna. FM reception good. Aux in ports for other audio sources. Sound is fine but I do not pretend to be an audiophile. Cons: Unfortunately, the remote did not work even after a battery change.
Amazing sound and quality! Plus you can hook a CD player up to it.
17 August 2012
Summary: In my endeavor to replace an old and broken, but nice sounding and well made Sony boom box, I became frustrated with the current quality and sound of the newer products. I did MUCH research and found this wonderful hidden jewel: The Sangean WR-5. I just received it today and it truly is amazing!
Summary: I had never heard of Sangean and honestly was a bit skeptical buying this. I can't speak to the long term, but I can speak to my initial impression after getting it, setting it up, and listening for a few hours / comparing. Good: Appearance - It has a very sturdy and eye appealing look. The solid wood is very nice (though not as nice as Tivoli). It has a very classic look to it, but is clearly modern also.