Summary: I don't know if I got a lemon or what. At first it was fabulous~good sound etc... within six months the stations changed on their own. They would fix it if I sent it across country at my expense. I did because I liked the radio that much. When I first got it back, guess what? The volume increases/decreases on its own. The "gentleman" I spoke with on the phone kept asking me if the unit was being used around GREASE of all things and I assured him that it was not.
Not good as clock or alarm clock. Good radio. Good iPhone/ipod charger. Good sound.
12 November 2014
Summary: When I first received this radio, I loved it. It worked though the instructions on how to use were NOT clear. After about 6 months it stopped keeping time and now nothing works. The sound is good on the radio, but I wanted an alarm clock too. When you plug in your iPhone it does not sync the time/date...originally it did I have tried everything. It is heavy and looks well made, but does not work as an alarm clock or even a clock.
Summary: Needed a table top radio for our bathroom sink area to use while getting ready for the new day or getting ready to go to sleep. The existing table top radio did not have good sound and reception, with AM reception as nil. Was looking for a table top with external telescopic antenna and stereo speakers, but not too big of a foot print. This Sangean WR-5 is all that I was searching for.
Summary: I had busted my old stereo, but it was more than I needed anyway, so when I found this one, I was quite pleased. The sound quality is excellent, and the features are super. There are two minor reasons I docked a star. The remote that came with it didn't function properly, and although they were gracious enough to quickly send me a new one, it also is a little finicky.
Summary: Okay - so I like the sound I get from it - but - and here is the kicker...I can never rely on the Clock. I have now had the clock for about 45 days (so outside the Amazon return period - which is really pissing me off as I was not "sure" about this issue until it had happened three times). So whats the issue? On a random basis (that I cannot tie to anything) the clock will "jump" forward by 50 minutes. The last time it did it (overnight last night) was the final straw.
Summary: Had the WR-5 for almost two years now. The sound out of it is great, seems like it is solidly built, nice appearance. But the controls are oddly extremely fragile and wear out on their own very quickly. Several here have mentioned the Tuning Wheel issues (and the Tuning Wheel is THE critical component for setting things up, in addition to tuning into stations).
Summary: The bad outweigh the good looks and great sound. The two rotary dials used to adjust time, tuner, date, etc. stick and become utterly useless. I am not the only one to have had this issue. I cannot adjust any settings in the radio now, and I haven't had it but a few months. No product support. $100 paperweight.
Summary: 1) Volume control stopped working within two months of purchase. Poor craftsmanship. 2) Remote does not work after two months of purchase. Replaced batteries with name brand batteries and they get drained in ten days. Faulty remote.
Summary: This product has a great look but the quality is upsetting. It worked fine for the first two months. Eventually the volume button on the radio broke leaving me to have to use the remote for volume. Do not invest in this item!
Summary: I purchaced the Sangean WR-5 cause I already own the Sangean PR-D5 and was really impressed with the sound and its great AM and FM reception, and all my friends would comment how such a small radio produces great sound and reception. So I purchaced the Sangean WR-5 thinking it would be better,, better sound,,, BUT I can ONLY get one close (5 miles away) radio station! It has NO range at all! Its useless! I don't know if thats normal?