Top Best 10 Portable Radios & Pocket Radios in November 2021

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Studebaker
Studebaker - Master Blaster CD-RW/CD-R/CD-DA Boombox with AM/FM Radio - Black
Description

Keep your music blaring with this Studebaker Master Blaster Bluetooth boom box. It connects to your smartphone or tablet for convenient audio streaming, and the AM/FM analog radio offers precise tuning options so you can listen to your favorite stations. This Studebaker Master Blaster Bluetooth boom box has a CD player and USB port to maximize media input.

6 Features
  • Plays back multiple formats: Including CD-RW, CD-R, CD-DA and MP3 on CD-R/RW discs.
  • Built-in AM/FM analog tuner: Lets you listen to your favorite stations.
  • Built-in LED display: Offers a clear view of information.
  • Inputs: Include audio line-in.
  • Outputs: Include headphones.
  • 10W total output power: For sound you can enjoy.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MikeyzmCoffeeMaker, 10 out of 10
    Boombox

    Going okd school w/ a boombox!!! A must have if u old school like me!!!!

    Jan 26, 2021 12:23
  • Review by Leapy, 8 out of 10
    Good Value and Price

    The sound is not bad at all for this size of Boombox, and have all the convenience features, I love it.

    Aug 12, 2019 10:13
  • Review by BoatguySWCC, 8 out of 10
    Takes me back to the 80's

    I've read the past reviews, and took the risk purchasing through Deal of the Day. I will tell you I have people offering the full price if I would sell it to them. Needless to say, I've kept it and continue to enjoy this flashback boombox. Although not the quality of sound like the new generation of systems like Bose, Sony, and other brands of the like, the sound quality is pretty good. Obviously, the quality of digital music nowadays is a lot higher, so it is a step up from the analog music played through the original boomboxes.

    Overall quality is fairly good. The knobs are cheap plastic, and not the quality as found on the original boomboxes, but if you can look past it, you will enjoy. The only thing I would've appreciated would be having the VU meters rather than the light show, like the ones installed on the JVC and Panasonic boomboxes of yesteryear that I owned as a teenager.

    Overall, I am enjoying the boombox, and further enjoy the reaction people have when they hear it playing "old school" rock and R&B.

    May 10, 2019 16:16
  • Review by Sharon, 10 out of 10
    No cassette player

    The Bestbuy on site specs read: Cassette Player yes. This was a gift for an OG with a large cassette collection. This does not have a built in cassette player. You could hook one to it, but no. It looked cool and fun with the disco lights but I had to return it.

    Jul 20, 2019 15:21
  • Review by Raydex75, 10 out of 10
    Very good sounding "retro" boombox.

    It was nice to find a modern version of a "retro" boombox like in the 1980's, that plays CD'S and

    is up to date to play MP3's with a USB Flashdrive

    input and bluetooth too from an external music

    player, as I can from my smartphone.

    The digital aspects, in red, are useful for showing

    the mode chosen, etc. The Peak Sound displays

    and blue backlights on the speakers are colorful.

    However, the Peak Sound levels are quite sensitive

    to the recorded levels, and they reach peak easily.

    The Bass and Treble tone controls are helpful.

    The AM and FM reception are moderate in their sensitivity, failing to pick up and separate weaker

    AM stations, and FM Stereo reception requires a

    fairly strong signal. It would be nice to have these

    Frequencies in a digital readout, which have been

    available for over 30 years.

    There are not any recording capabilities such as to

    CD's not Flashdrives, which would be nice, but

    probably at a greater cost.

    So far the internal rechargeable battery seems to

    power the unit well.

    Jun 14, 2019 16:45
  • Review by Frankie, 10 out of 10
    Nasa Technician

    Your technician Brian Herring was a vey polite and knowledgeable man. He hooked up my home theatre system right down to the very last wire. He talked about what he was doing it , just to clear up any question od doubt I may have had. If I ever should need a Technician for anything again, I'll request Brian . Good man!

    Apr 26, 2021 09:21
  • Review by Cking, 10 out of 10
    A great retro boombox

    It has a built in rechargeable battery, very loud speakers, Bluetooth, CD and an AM/FM radio. Great for the beach, or the outdoors.

    Aug 09, 2019 16:53
  • Review by Arlene, 8 out of 10
    Best used for playing CDs

    I like it mostly for the CD player. I have to have it close to a window to pick up clear stations, even with the antennae fully extended.

    Sep 05, 2020 12:07
  • 9.2score
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    Sony - Portable AM/FM Radio - Black
    Description

    Stay informed during emergencies with this Sony portable pocket radio. It uses two AA batteries to provide up to 100 hours of listening, and it has a built-in AM/FM tuner for entertainment as you travel. An integrated hand strap and headphone socket on this Sony portable pocket radio let you use it anywhere.

    6 Features
  • Volume control: Lets you easily set the volume at an ideal level.
  • AM/FM tuner: Lets you listen to your favorite stations.
  • Telescopic antenna: Promotes optimal performance.
  • Built-in speaker: Delivers powerful audio.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack: Allows private listening.
  • 2 batteries: Provide up to 110 hours of radio life.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TotallyRadio, 10 out of 10
    Just like it was

    This radio is just fantastic!

    It's a throwback to yesteryear!

    I had a transistor radio hanging from the handlebars of my bicycle years ago ... This is excatly that! Durable, sufficient, reliable, fun ❤️

    Jun 18, 2021 17:12
  • Review by Rob2017, 10 out of 10
    Great for Emergencies / hurricanes

    Bought it when hurricane Irma was coming. Great after power & phone service outage during the hurricane. kept me informed all night. Literally a life saver

    Sep 30, 2017 07:26
  • Review by Gregg, 10 out of 10
    Excellent buy !

    Small but packs a punch. Don't have to run my phone down .

    May 16, 2020 09:59
  • Review by Jace, 10 out of 10
    Perfect portable radio

    Perfect portable radio for at home or on the go! Just 2 AA batteries gives you 100 hours of play time. Definitely would recommend this product to o everyone.

    Jun 11, 2021 17:28
  • Review by InsignaFireTV, 10 out of 10
    Sony fm/am black radio

    The radio stations are clear. The music sounds always clear most of the time. When not clear I change to classical music. I usually listen to jazz on this radio. I can only get jazz and keep it if I get it in the morning if not it sounds cloudy.

    Sep 25, 2021 11:49
  • Review by Winniey, 10 out of 10
    Good product

    Great radio , I almost use it everyday and carry it everywhere because light weight and 3 weeks only 2AA battery need ,love it soooo much .

    May 01, 2020 21:16
  • Review by Bestbuy, 10 out of 10
    Old School

    Alright, I already know most of those under the age of 50 asking why do I need a portable AM\FM radio, since I have my phone always with me. But for those of you who know the advantages and enjoy a separate means of listening to the radio, you'll find this Sony brand radio a perfect match. It will surpass your needs and you can even answer your phone and walk away from the radio at the same time... Enjoy it - battery life has surprised me by using it daily for over a year and it is still going strong. Let's see a new cell phone match those capabilities...

    Jan 01, 2021 16:17
  • Review by BestBuyEnthusiast, 10 out of 10
    Back to the 60s

    Love this small and light radio. Since I cannot get the Twins games over the internet and cable tv is too expensive for me I have gone back to listening to games on the radio as I did in the 60s. My wife doesn't understand why I bought this when I can listen on Sirius Radio. With this SONY radio I get the live event four seconds earlier than Sirius or cable tv so I am informed before all my buddies.

    Apr 10, 2021 10:55
  • 9.0score
    3
    Studebaker
    Studebaker - Portable AM/FM Radio - Gold/Black
    Description

    Enjoy your favorite radio stations wherever you are with this Spectra Studebaker portable radio. The large analog tuning knob lets you easily adjust the station, and the integrated auxiliary input lets you play music from your smartphone and other devices. This Spectra Studebaker portable radio can run on AC current or batteries (not included) for versatility.

    4 Features
  • Volume control: Lets you easily set the volume at an ideal level.
  • AM/FM tuner: Lets you listen to your favorite stations.
  • Telescopic antenna: Promotes optimal performance.
  • Built-in speaker: Delivers powerful audio.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Niftiness, 10 out of 10
    Groovy retro feel!!

    It's adorable. It's retro. It's exactly what I wanted!

    Feb 08, 2021 13:13
  • Review by Bestbuyforbrother, 10 out of 10
    Beat this

    I purchased this adorable portable radio for my mom, who lives in a nursing home. During the pandemic, she was confined to her room, all of the clients were. She does have a television however, she loves her music, so I wanted to give her a choice in her daily entertainment. She loves it.

    Sep 17, 2021 16:08
  • Review by modelbulider, 8 out of 10
    Studebaker Radio

    I found this to be a good solution in my husbands' hobby room. He now can have music while he works. It small, compact and very easy to use. He is very happy with the quality of the Studebaker Radio.

    Jul 23, 2021 15:38
  • Review by Eleanor78, 10 out of 10
    Perfect radio for small spaces!

    I purchased this for my grandma who is in a care facility. She loves to listen to the radio but doesn’t have a lot of space. This radio was fun because it had a retro look and very straightforward and easy to use. Great quality and value!

    Jan 10, 2020 20:57
  • Review by Review, 10 out of 10
    Great little transistor radio

    Small and efficient - we bought this to have for storms.

    Sep 23, 2021 13:14
  • Review by Cris, 10 out of 10
    Great Radio!

    My Mom loved the old style, color and sound of true AM radio music!

    Aug 20, 2021 16:15
  • Review by Radio, 10 out of 10
    Retro Radio

    Love the retro look and that it uses batteries for hurricane season!

    Apr 25, 2021 12:20
  • Review by Wizardwins, 10 out of 10
    Great Price Point !

    Great for room or patio area. I think they offer another color.

    Great gift for an AM talk radio listener.

    Feb 27, 2021 12:08
  • 8.6score
    Insignia™ - Portable Digital AM/FM Radio - Gray
    Description

    Catch the latest news and music while taking a morning walk with this Insignia armband radio. It lets you preset up to 10 AM and 10 FM stations, and it comes with on-ear headphones and two AAA batteries to get you started. The removable belt clip and armband of this Insignia armband radio provide flexible wearing options.

    5 Features
  • LCD display: Features continuous backlighting for easy viewing.
  • Volume control: Lets you easily set the volume at an ideal level.
  • AM/FM tuner: Lets you listen to your favorite stations.
  • Stereo sound: Produces clear, detailed audio.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack: Allows private listening.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Insignia, 2 out of 10
    Portable arm band radio

    When I’ve purchased this model the design and features of the radio are very good but the durability of the brand is suspect for it has failed to hold up even when the use is not that demanding. On my first purchase the headphone Jack broke off and was not repairable. On my second purchase the internal parts failed leaving the clock as the only functional part the radio would not operate. It’s best to buy the insurance if you buy this insignia model .

    Jul 16, 2021 20:19
  • Review by GrassValleyMe, 8 out of 10
    For emergencies & for activities.

    Inexpensive little battery radio. Wrist clip is handy. Great radio for local stations. At first I thought it didn't work, but there are TWO on/ off switches. One locks everything (for jogging etc) so that has to be OFF for tuning, vol, etc to work.

    Oct 29, 2021 19:21
  • Review by in2play, 8 out of 10
    Insignia Radio Is an Uncommon Bargain

    Insignia portable digital AM/FM radio is a fantastic bargain, It has it's own over the head headphones, attaches to your arm for walking, and is good for sporting events.

    Oct 27, 2021 00:49
  • Review by DanL, 8 out of 10
    Works great

    great basic radio for mobile use. Great while doing outside activities without worrying about getting signal

    Nov 08, 2021 09:41
  • Review by Mary, 8 out of 10
    Nice purchase

    I use radio when I am doing yard work and walking my dog. Most of the stations come through on am\fm. For the price the radio is good.

    Oct 23, 2021 17:03
  • Review by Shake, 8 out of 10
    It works

    It does what it needs to do, sound isn't super great but thats ok. It fufills the need it was made for.

    Oct 02, 2021 01:12
  • Review by elf2577, 10 out of 10
    Like sweet

    Belt is a great idea for this product and I enjoy it very much and would love to see more progress on products like this ...............................................................................................

    Sep 17, 2021 20:07
  • Review by MDot, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Bought this for my dad who is much older and loves listening to radio stations and these head phones. He loved it.

    Nov 03, 2021 11:41
  • 8.4score
    Insignia™ - Tabletop FM/HD Radio - Black
    Description

    Choose this Insignia HD tabletop radio to access a variety of HD programming. This compact digital radio fits well on a slim shelf or tabletop, and its 3.5mm jacks let you connect headphones or other audio devices. This Insignia HD tabletop radio has a large display screen that shows you song, artist and station information as you listen.

    8 Features
  • LCD display: Features continuous backlighting for easy viewing.
  • Auxiliary input: Enables you to connect a wide range of audio devices.
  • FM tuner (No AM Radio): Lets you listen to your favorite stations. Receives additional HD2/HD3 without a subscription.
  • Telescopic antenna: Promotes optimal performance.
  • Built-in speaker: Delivers powerful audio.
  • Program info: Displays song title, artist name and station ID on your radio display.
  • Digital Sound: Provides you with CD-like audio quality.
  • Powered by an AC adapter (included) or 4 AA batteries (not included): Allowing you to listen to music at home or on the go.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HisMastersVoice, 10 out of 10
    Excellent HD radio, with external antenna connect!

    I own a Sangean HRD-14 pocket radio shared between my office and bedroom so wanted another to prevent from having to move it from room to room. The Sangean price seems to fluctuate wildly lately, so when I saw this Insignia FM HD radio was on sale it seemed perfect for my bedroom setup. Sensitivity is about the same as the Sangean using the telescoping antenna at full extension, with both radios needing to be on the window sill for solid reception in the bedroom. I prefer the radio to be on my nightstand, and the external pigtail allowed me to do so. Since the telescoping antenna is disabled when the pigtail is inserted the telescoping is able to he collapsed and stored neatly in the tabs behind the top of the radio. The external antenna connection is IMHO the best reason to purchase this radio, especially for those living in fringe reception areas where it could even be connected to a good outdoor antenna. I plan to do some experimenting myself with an antenna in the attic. This is not an option for any other HD radio even close to the Insignia's current sale price, or even at the original MSRP. The Sangean portable regretfully does not have an external antenna connection, and for solid reception must have the radio placed on the window sill for stable reception. The Insigia, by using the supplied pigtail antenna plugged into the back and dropped behind my night stand allowed solid reception of WFAE HD2 Charlotte Jazz channel with the radio placed exactly where I wanted it on the night stand. WFAE HD1, 2 are equally good reception, as well as many other FM HD channels in and around Charlotte. The radio is simple to operate and program the presets, and sounds very good even through the built in speakers (yes, it is stereo too), I will use mainly with an external headphone amp and "cans", but didn't expect it to sound as respectable as it does through its internal speakers, so will use it just on its own as well as with headphones. I find the styling is unique, looks cool, and of good design that has a wider base than i expected to keep the radio very stable. The Insignia HD radio is much better than I expected from a $60 HD radio, and at close to half that on the current sale! Very good build quality, although I would have liked to see the battery compartment in a 2x2 side by side configuration, but now im just nit-picking : p This is an excellent tabletop FM and FM HD radio (no AM, not an issue for me) that has so far exceeded my expectations in every way. Get one on sale now while you can...not many choices out there for portable or tabletop HD radios being manufactured with many modela apparently becoming discontinued. I hope this one isn't destined for that fate as well. Great job Insignia, thank you for a product that has exceeded my expectations in nust about every way I can think of!

    Aug 18, 2020 22:00
  • Review by BBBuyer, 2 out of 10
    Radio - Regret Purchase

    This radio is not an easy one to use. Complicated.

    Mar 29, 2018 14:07
  • Review by Matthew, 10 out of 10
    Decent battery-powered emergency radio

    Picked this up to use as an emergency radio, and if the power goes out and I need some tunes, it will get the job done.

    Pros: One of the few consumer radios that still available on the market with an HD Radio tuner built-in. How much that will matter in a 5-10 years, I don't know — HD Radio never really caught out with consumers because of the expensive licensing requirements for the technology needed to decode HD signals (which is controlled and licensed by the company that makes TiVo — really, look it up). The tuner on this model appears to be sensitive enough to pull in stations from 30 miles away, even when inside and with a few terrain blocks. Display is nice and clear, gets bright when tuning and then quickly dims after you've settled on a station. Has a preset function, but I've never used it. Runs on 4 AA batteries which are pretty widely available. Includes an AC adapter for daily use.

    Cons: Runs on 4 AA batteries, which means it probably won't last more than a few hours, given everything it does. Even though it can pick up a good signal on most stations that are around 30 miles away, I'm not getting all the stations I could get compared to when I'm in the car. Radio has a pretty glossy finish, which makes it a fingerprint magnet and might scuff easily over time. Not extremely durable either. No Bluetooth, which won't matter to people who want a radio to just be a radio, but thought it's worth mentioning since Bluetooth seems to be everywhere.

    Audio: Volume gets nice and loud. Quality is decent — not audiophile quality, and some cheap headphones crank offer better fidelity, but if you're someone who just wants a radio playing in the background (say, at work, or while on a remote job, or a garage or kitchen), it's plenty fine. Also good for people who listen to a lot of spoken word content like NPR or sports radio, especially when tuned to an HD station.

    Features: It has an FM tuner only. There's no AM radio, but most mainstream AM radio stations (like all news or sports talk) simulcast on a secondary FM HD radio signal. Many AM stations are also starting to simulcast on traditional analog radio, so even if it's not offered in HD, you shouldn't feel like you have to go without. When tuned to most FM stations and nearly all HD stations, part of the display will provide subcarrier information, like the station's call letters, currently playing artist/song/program, etc. Radio also includes an aux jack for hooking up to a phone or MP3 player.

    Durability: It's not. It's just not. Yes, it's portable, but if you take it everywhere you go (i.e., you're a contractor who likes having a radio on at different jobs), it will scratch and scuff over time. Beyond cosmetic imperfections, it should still operate just fine.

    Overall, this is a great radio for people who live in an area with a good selection of FM radio stations that are transmitting HD signals, like to listen to music in the background and aren't looking for pure audiophile quality (but still want a good sounding radio, which this is), like listening to spoken word content and want a battery-backup device for emergencies or the occasional power outage. It's a great daily driver for background radio listeners, especially with the included adapter, and a good option for emergencies, too (just make sure you have a stockpile of AA batteries).

    Dec 04, 2020 08:20
  • Review by Mav3rick, 10 out of 10
    One of the Best FM/HD Radios

    I always tell people, never buy a portable FM radio unless it’s an HD radio. If you live in a major market/city where every FM station has an HD Channel, but this radio. Many of their HD Channels rebroadcast their AM signals and/or present special programming, like 106.7 KROQ in LA has their ROQ of the 80’s format. KOST rebroadcasts KFI, and K.Earth 101 rebroadcasts KNX.

    When they originally released this particular radio, it was...ok. Insignia, a Best Buy brand, did a great job with upgrading this radio, fixing issues they had with their old one. For an example, when tuning into a save station on the presets, before you would have to start at the beginning every time. With the new and improved version of this radio, if you’re at a station that you’ve saved in preset #4, when can continue from to move forward to the next station or backward.

    Play with the radio, and you’ll love it.

    Mar 06, 2020 20:46
  • Review by SheilaD, 8 out of 10
    FM/HD radio with radio stations pre-sets

    Wanted a replacement for my kitchen radio that had radio station pre-sets since I like to go between various music types and found this FM/HD radio with pre-sets. I was pleased since I could now listen to the oldies HD-2 stations I like in the whole house (I have an HD radio in my bedroom). A plus is that the radio can run on batteries so it can play music and keep you informed in a power outage. It's lightweight, so you could carry it around if needed. The small minus is that it does not the AM band.

    Nov 09, 2020 11:54
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Good value for money

    For the price, this is good value for money if you are specifically looking for a radio that can receive HD Radio signals. I also like that even though it is battery-powered, the external power supply is included in the box.

    This radio also has some modes that aren't documented in the manual that make it VERY useful for test/engineering purposes.

    Split mode:

    This mode is used for calibrating the time-delay alignment at the transmitter site. Because of the interleaving, FEC, codec, buffering, and other processing delays in the digital audio path as compared to the instantaneous nature of the analog path, the digital path is delayed. It is thus necessary to delay the analog audio by a suitable amount at the transmitter so that as the reception varies, the radio can switch back and forth between analog and the digital simulcast seamlessly without any listener discomfort or annoyance. The NRSC-5 specification states that the difference between the analog FM audio and the HD1 digital audio simulcast shall not exceed 68 microseconds. This mode allows you to calibrate this by putting both signals on one output that you can record with a computer and then visualize the waveform (and relative delay) in an audio editor program

    To enter split mode, press and hold MEMORY and HD SEEK (-) at the same time. After 3s, "CH:Normal" will appear on the screen. To toggle split-mode, press MEMORY again. "CH:L-HD R-FM" will appear on the screen.

    RSSI, manual gain, CINR, SNR:

    This mode has to do with measuring the strength and quality of the incoming signal and overriding the automatic gain control. This can help you fine-tune the antenna for tuning in radio stations that have a weak signal where you are located.

    To enter this mode, press and hold MEMORY and HD SEEK (+) at the same time. After 3s, "m>XXX rssi:xx" will appear on the screen. To change the gain control, use PRESET (-)/(+) buttons. To see CINR/SNR, press MEMORY. "C:XXX Snr:xx" will appear on the screen.

    PBlock, PBit, P3, P2, P1 packet counters:

    This is used to verify that the radio is or is not receiving digital data from the transmitter, and if so, which programs it is receiving data for. This mode is likely most helpful for the people who wrote the firmware, but could also be helpful for tuning in weak stations.

    To enter this mode, press and hold MEMORY and VOLUME (+) at the same time. After 3s, "PBlock:xxxxxxxxx\ntot:xxxxxxxxx" will appear on the screen. To cycle between PBlock, PBit, P3, P2, P1, press MEMORY. Total packet counter remains on the screen at all times.

    Clear presets:

    Press and hold MEMORY and SOURCE at the same time. After 3s, "Restart ...." will appear on the screen. The device will clear all stored presets.

    Exiting any of these menus to return to normal operation requires a soft power-cycle by holding down the power button. It is NOT necessary to remove the batteries or unplug the power supply.

    Apr 06, 2018 00:20
  • Review by StanTheMan, 8 out of 10
    Is What It Is...

    At the time, I was looking for an AM/FM radio, and I failed to look at the fine print. If this is what a customer wants, it certainly appears to be a good quality receiver for the price. I wish the description was in bolder print on the carton prior to purchase, as I have little use for this FM-only radio. I would not recommend the radio due to its limited FM reception.

    Sep 14, 2019 15:05
  • Review by FujiUserCH, 8 out of 10
    It works on HD channels

    HD radio works. Now I may bring FM 103.7 hd2 home, from my car radio.

    I wish this type of HD radio may bring more information like current time, and more information of what it's broadcast on the LCD display while it's tune to a HD radio channel

    Jul 10, 2021 11:28
  • 8.4score
    Jensen - AM/FM Radio - Black
    Description

    Take your tunes on the go with this Jensen MR-550-BK radio, which features an AM/FM tuner that enables you to listen to your favorite stations and an auxiliary input for connecting a compatible audio device. The foldable handle makes transport easy.

    3 Features
  • Built-in AM/FM digital tuner: Lets you listen to your favorite stations.
  • Foldable carrying handle: Simplifies portability.
  • Auxiliary input: Allows connection of a compatible Apple® iPod®, MP3 player or other digital audio device, so you can easily enjoy your music while you're out and about.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by beachken, 8 out of 10
    Jensen Radio Reception Better Old Radio

    I live in a low area of Redondo that gets poor electronic wave reception. Old radio would only pick up a few stations and they would fade in and out. Jenson gets more stations and much clearer. No stereo or thumping base but if you still listen to Rock & Roll, you probably can't hear the difference either. Great for use in the garden.

    Mar 12, 2019 16:25
  • Review by LizS183, 6 out of 10
    sound quality OK for senior, but no headphone jack

    I bought this to send to my dad, who is in a nursing home. I checked the specs before purchasing and it said there was a headphone jack so I bought a pair of inexpensive headphones too. My dad loves music but can't see well enough to work an iPod or similar player, thought this would do the trick and he could listen as loud as he wanted to w/headphones. When I received the radio there was NO headphone jack! it's an AUX jack to hook in an MP3 player or similar. So now I have to return headphones and/or radio. Very frustrating.

    May 28, 2020 15:02
  • Review by Raziel, 8 out of 10
    Basic, No Digital Display

    Very basic. Bought it as a gift, but the person understandably wanted one with a digital display. Still not bad for the price if you aren't in need of something fancy.

    Oct 20, 2021 23:40
  • Review by Prkuhn, 8 out of 10
    Adequate radio

    very cue little radio. Sound quality is only fair but fine to shave by in the morning.

    Oct 08, 2021 15:48
  • Review by BICHO, 8 out of 10
    RADIO

    The radio is very It has only one problem the battery because is not A AA o AAA It no esay to get code C

    Oct 29, 2021 16:42
  • Review by Jensen, 10 out of 10
    Portable radio.

    My little Jensen portable AM/FM radio is exactly what I was looking for. It’s lightweight & so easy to use.

    The store associate was extremely helpful as he listened to what I needed.

    Nov 06, 2021 15:42
  • Review by OldHawk, 8 out of 10
    Shore power plus batteries

    Our previous radio for listening to Rush Limbaugh was a battery-only; plus reception was so-so. This radio with shore power PLUS batteries works both in the house and in the camper. This made is a good buy.

    Jun 12, 2020 17:34
  • Review by Arjohn, 10 out of 10
    Great for Listening

    I initially got it to listen to BAseball. I actually like it better than TV. -- Not as good as in-person though. This little unit is PERFECT. Great tuning - AM needs no antenna and what little FM I used required only that it Stand it up -- not pulling it out at all. An excellent buy.

    Oct 09, 2020 17:56
  • 8.4score
    Crosley - Cassette Player with AM/FM Radio - Silver
    Description

    Play your classic music collection with this silver Crosley cassette player. The built-in Bluetooth receiver supports seamless digital audio streaming, while the AM/FM tuner lets you catch news, sports and emergency broadcasts. This Crosley cassette player features a microphone so you can add a personal touch to your mixtapes and recordings.

    6 Features
  • Mechanical cassette recorder: Lets you play your classic cassette tapes.
  • AM/FM radio: You can listen to your favorite stations.
  • Thumb drive and SD card playback: Allow listening to your favorite music.
  • Bluetooth receiver: Lets you stream your favorite digital music through this cassette player.
  • Headphone jack: Enables private listening.
  • AC- or battery-powered: Take music with you wherever you go.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by CRX4me, 10 out of 10
    Senior citizen purchase.

    I had a radio/cassette player for many years. The cassette player stopped working. I went on line to Best Bey to see what I could find. I was shocked to find one so similar to what had. I very quickly ordered it. When I received it I was very shocked to find it also has a USB port. I love, love this. I get a radio, cassette, and a USB port.

    Thank you, thank you.

    Sandra Fry

    Aug 21, 2021 20:40
  • Review by Rocksand, 10 out of 10
    Cassette Player

    I live way out in the country and have a hard time picking up radio stations, I needed the metal antenna, the wire antennas don't work out here, and my cats tore the wire up. :)

    My 24 year old daughter asked were I got something from the 80s!

    Feb 20, 2021 08:06
  • Review by allarewelcometohelpthemse, 8 out of 10
    thank you for this

    it was very nice to be able to purchse the radio with a cassette player which i had been looking for a while

    Sep 03, 2021 22:34
  • Review by Works, 6 out of 10
    OK, too high priced

    Works ok, very cheaply built. High price for what you are getting. I bought a small old used player at goodwill for $6.00 and it works better and better quality than this.

    It serves the purchase for what I needed but don't expect good sound quality.

    Mar 05, 2021 17:52
  • Review by Crosleycassetteradio, 10 out of 10
    Tape [layer

    We order this player on line and I picked it up at our local store. It is a great value and we are enjoying it.

    Dec 11, 2020 16:28
  • Review by Hankinator, 2 out of 10
    Very disappointed

    This looked like a great product. It arrived quickly. I tried the radio and it worked great. Then I tried to play a cassette. This did not go well. The cassette started to play and then made a funny noise. When I checked it turned out that the spool to the left that should be taking up the tape was doing nothing and it was eating up my cassette. I tried two other cassettes with the same results.

    Dec 09, 2020 06:33
  • Review by Dean, 10 out of 10
    it is good for what I am looking for

    I was looking for something that I could use when the lights are not working for entertainment

    Sep 18, 2020 22:58
  • Review by Retro, 10 out of 10
    Cool little radio

    Works greats and I get a lot of compliments about it.

    Apr 21, 2021 07:06
  • 8.2score
    Crosley - Tribute Portable AM/FM Radio - Sand White
    Description

    Catch news and sports broadcasts on this Crosley Tribute radio. The built-in full-range speaker delivers well-balanced audio, and the FM/AM tuner lets you listen to your favorite station. This Crosley Tribute radio features a built-in Bluetooth receiver that lets you stream music wirelessly, while the gold knobs and buttons offer seamless operation.

    5 Features
  • Bluetooth connectivity: For music streaming from your phone or other Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • AM/FM tuner: Lets you listen to your favorite stations.
  • Telescopic antenna: Promotes optimal performance.
  • Built-in speaker: Delivers powerful audio.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack: Allows private listening.
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  • Review by Raymond, 8 out of 10
    Awesome product

    Great product super loud and well worth the money. Also it looks so stylish with any room.

    Dec 11, 2020 23:50
  • 8.0score
    Memorex - Armband Radio - Black With Bright Green Trim
    Description

    Listen to your favorite music on the go with this Memorex armband radio. The digital AM/FM radio offers access to multiple stations, while an LCD screen ensures easy navigation across different frequencies. This Memorex armband radio has a built-in bass boost system for versatile audio options and a digital clock to keep track of time.

    5 Features
  • Digital AM/FM armband radio: Allows listening to music, news, and talk radio while working out or just hanging out.
  • Easy-to-read LCD: Offers a clear view of available settings.
  • Digital volume control: Intuitive controls make this portable radio perfect for any occasion.
  • Single alarm function: Provides a simple way to start your day.
  • Built-in bass boost system: Ensures better listening experience.
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  • Review by TECHBEENGOOD, 8 out of 10
    Always free music and news: Portable Am/FM radio

    Memorex - Armband Radio MR700GN

    Sometimes I want to hear new music, or stay connected to local or world events. The Austin area has some great radio stations and they offer a broad variety of programming for everyone’s taste. The memorex Armband radio is a really easy, cheap, and convenient way to work around the yard, or walk around the neighborhood while staying connected to local or world news or the music scene. My wife grabbed this before she went out to plant her spring garden, leaving behind her giga-dollar phone. She tends to be risk-aversive.

    OPERATION: The included batteries should last for a long time, because there is no backlighting for the clock/radio LCD screen. Presets for the radio require you to manually scan to find and save each station by holding down the Preset button. It looks like 10 AM and 10 FM stations can be saved.

    There is an included set of earbuds with 3 pairs of ear-tips for a comfortable fit. The earbuds have those odd "wings" which are very helpful keeping the buds in place. The volume is easy to find and adjust. There is no variable tone control, but there is a bass boost.

    PERFORMANCE: This is over-the-air radio, delivered by earbuds. AM radio is no better and no worse than any other source (car, fancy table radio, boombox) I’ve ever used. It’s prone to severe tone limitations and some underlying noise. The key issue for most people with AM radio is reception, and the Memorex finds a lot of local stations.

    FM ought to have much nicer sound quality and the Memorex does not disappoint. Most stations are quiet with a natural sound quality. It’s very listenable and the Memorex found every station I’m familiar with and had no trouble bringing in stations my new car could not. This is a strong radio. A number of stations popped in with full stereo signals, with NO hiss or accompanying noise. Very nicely done.

    Not so nice was that Bass boost. It wickedly rolled off the high frequencies and the bass was excessive. I was perfectly OK with the sound unmodified, using the included earbuds. UPDATE: I experimented with a favorite, high quality set of earbuds in place of the included Memorex earbuds. Now I found the radio sound too bright and the Bass boost made everything sound normal, even improved. Make of this what you will.

    Because the technology seems simple, I do wonder if the radio could have been even smaller and lighter. That would make it easier to lighten up on the armband which is a bit rough and stiff.

    SUMMARY: This Memorex Radio is a bit of a throw-back in time, but a credible argument can be made for a simple, rugged, inexpensive, portable nice performing radio that supplies a limitless “stream” of music at no additional cost for the media. Yep. I can recommend this Memorex radio.

    Apr 16, 2020 09:38
  • Review by softwareEngineer, 8 out of 10
    A great value AM/FM radio for times like these

    I grew up with Memorex cassette players, CD boomboxes and even the old CRTs. Electronics have come a very long, long way since I’ve owned those devices, but sometimes a throwback AM/FM radio from yesteryear can come in very handy in this day and age.

    This AM/FM radio does exactly what you expect it to do, and that’s to pick up your local radio broadcasts. It has an LCD display to present time, AM/FM frequency and preset station numbers. I found it very easy to navigate radio stations, volume and preset controls.

    All buttons are rubber:

    Tune Up/Down buttons, and tuning is manual press by press; if you hold a tune up/down button, it will seek until it finds the first signal broadcast.

    BBS/Time set button; hold it down to set time using the tune up/down buttons, or simply press it to enable and disable bass boost

    Preset/Alarm button for setting preset stations or setting a personal alarm.

    An AM/FM button to toggle modulations.

    An on/off/lock radio button

    Volume Up/Down

    It comes with a pair of 3.5mm earbuds. They are decent, but don’t expect high fidelity sound out of them. They do come with ear tips to best fit your ear canals and have a rubber hook that keeps the earbud in place. You can always use your own favorite pair.

    You can also wear the radio on your arm with the included armband. The strap is an elastic band with a velcro closure. The elastic will help keep fitment comfortable during long periods of use.

    Since the radio itself doesn’t have an external antenna, the radio signal may seem spotty at times. This is the only negative I can find. Otherwise, sound output is great once locked into a broadcast. The bass boost can be overbearing so I don’t use it as much.

    This review is being written during an unprecedented time and many of our devices today rely on internet connections. During this uncertain time, it’s very comforting to know that you have a tried and true device that can pick up broadcasts from your local radio stations, especially if the grid goes down. Hear your favorite local radio stations and sports games (when they come back), and listen to your local government for any updates to your community.

    Apr 18, 2020 20:03
  • Review by Posted1, 8 out of 10
    Cool... Like Old School Cool!

    OK man, this thing is truly a blast from the past. I'm talking 1987, mulletts for the dudes and tall hairspray for the ladies. I'm talking cassette tapes, indoor malls, free Red Barn Farms (real name changed to protect the innocent) samples and then the Orange J drink place and the giant pretzel, bandannas and ripped jeans... And you remember the old smoking area's? Yeah, it's that cool!

    OK, trip down memory lane done, lets talk about the unit. It's a lightweight AM/FM radio. I know, not very romantic, but totally 80's, so that IS romantic!

    Very easy to use, multiple pre-sets, built in digital (yeah baby, you heard me, DIGITAL!) clock. You can use the included arm/wrist band or remove that and use standard belt clip. Oh, the technology!

    It comes with batteries and serviceable headphones. Headphones are comfy and have the built in little ear-hook thingy that keeps them in firm place even under a decently brisk jog or gym workout.

    The sound quality is decent. I mean its a portable AM/FM stereo radio, so it is what it is. An audiophile would probably find the sound disappointing, but this is not intended for that guy or gal.

    I really like it for it's simplicity, function and blast from the past pure simple awesomeness.

    In all, I would recommend it to a friend!

    Apr 16, 2020 15:02
  • Review by Trobadour, 6 out of 10
    Old Tech in a New World

    --- SETUP ---

    The setup of this Memorex armband radio is quick and simple. In the box, you get the main unit with the armband pre-attached, a separate pouch with AA batteries, wired headphones, instruction manual and warranty documents. Just insert batteries, plug headphones, and you’re set.

    --- FEATURES ---

    The key feature of this radio is that it has an IPX4 rating, which means that it is sweatproof but not waterproof. It has an alarm feature, 20 programmable stations, and auto-find station buttons. There is a removable strap that can warp around your arm. If removed, it can be used as a belt clip.

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    The performance of the radio is fair. The strap is big enough to wrap around thick arms, but thinner arms may have a good chunk of strap flapping around when running. It feels secure and doesn’t slip down when running. Occasionally, I did get static when listening to various stations and sometimes, the autofind would land on a station that was very static-y and only one more find away from a clearer channel. All the buttons do feel like they are accessible while working out.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    The product meets my expectations with a few caveats. It definitely works as intended but it is also not the best radio experience I’ve had. Though I appreciate the return of old tech in today’s world, a few modern conveniences would be very welcomed. For example, the LCD screen is very dim and often, I didn’t know if it was on or off, or whether I was in AM of FM. I would love this radio if it gave me the option to use bluetooth headphones and not just wired ones. If it had a speaker, it would also be amazing, though I understand that those additions would probably increase price.

    --- VALUE ---

    At the price point of this radio, it makes for a great gift for people who still prefer listening to radio without the nuances that modern tech brings with it.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    I highly recommend this product for people who have relatives that still listen to the radio and could benefit from putting it on their arm or even clip it to their belt. It is perfect for hiking and experiencing the world in the days of yore.

    Apr 18, 2020 16:24
  • Review by TayTay, 8 out of 10
    A Keeper

    Looking for something simple and priced economically to use while your exercising, walking, jogging, or going bicycling? Look no further. The Memorex - Armband Radio is meant for you.

    For the size of this radio, it surprisingly packed a punch! When listening to certain radio stations with higher wattage broadcasting output, it has great sound quality. The armband radio is not only compatible with the earbuds it came with, but also your standard stereo headphones. I tested this armband radio outdoors as well as indoors. Being an essential worker, I took it to my job and the frequency was good. The radio comes with an LCD display. Like how the plus volume is on top and the low volume is on the side, which makes it easy in locating the buttons. You are also able to set the time. The armband is powered by batteries. For those that like to keep it simple and not mess with a bunch of fancy gadgets, this is perfect. The armband has velcro on it for you to wrap around your arm to secure it. I would like for the armband to have had a glow in the dark feature on the display or a built-in light. However, for the price point, you can't beat the price!

    Apr 22, 2020 00:10
  • Review by SimpleLiving, 10 out of 10
    Nice small radio

    I got this armband radio for listening to public radio and news outside during my morning walks or while working in the backyard garden. The box includes the portable radio, wire in-ear headphones, two extra pairs of replacement silicon earbuds caps, the adjustable arm straps, and a couple of AAA batteries. The earbuds work fine, and they don’t tangle very easily. The sound is surprisingly good, considering it is a small radio. Reception is good, especially when using outdoor. The tuner, volume, and other buttons are simple to use. Changing channels is quick and easy. I like the design that the radio can be detached/clipped while wearing the arm strip. It can be worn with the arm strip or with just the clip. Both arm strips and the clip can are removable. This armband radio is excellent and useful for many activities. Also, it is a good idea to own a battery-powered radio, especially during an emergency. It is an essential part of an emergency preparedness kit. Overall, this radio works very well for me, and I have no complaints.

    Apr 20, 2020 18:07
  • Review by KansasMeddlingMom, 8 out of 10
    Wearable AM/FM Radio

    This wearable and portable AM/FM radio kind of reminds me when we wore a portable Sony Walkman in the late 1980 into the 1990's. That was the first wearable music player that we could take with us on the go: to use for exercise, meditate, or relax at a pool or beach with.

    This portable armband radio came with, see attached pictures, a digital lime-green outlined black radio, 2 AAA batteries, a Velcro armband that was already attached to the radio unit, a belt clip, and a set of earbuds with 2 additional eartips so that there are small, medium. or large bud covers.

    The radio is about 4.75" from east to west and about 2.5" north to south and very light weight. The earbuds have a very long cord so that whether you are short or tall, wear the radio either around your arm with the armband or attach it with the belt clip, it is plenty comfortable even if you are exercising or swinging your arms back and forth while running. . Additionally, I noticed that the earbuds are marked R and L, so there is no guessing as to which ear to insert them and they are very secure-fitting in the ear as the manufacturer claims. .

    So, I am in a very rural area and the AM reception is so/so, whereas the FM is much better. The bass boost is a nice feature for such an inexpensive radio, it is nice that it has an alarm, but I do not know why it would need one, and the presets are also a nice feature.

    I live on a lot of acreage and we mow about 5 of the acres around us. I plan on listening to this radio while riding around on my John Deere and since the price point on this Armband Radio is inexpensive, I will not be upset if this radio somehow got damaged while mowing or gardening versus using my phone for music or other streaming. This is also supposed to be waterproof so whether I would be sweating during a really hot summer day, or somehow mow through a watery area, that should not be a problem. However, the box shows the LCD display as if it were lit in the lime green color, but my radio does not display like that at all and can find anyway to make it brighter or dimmer. .

    Apr 18, 2020 22:49
  • Review by Radio, 8 out of 10
    Radio

    A great radio for jogging! But the headset broke after 16 days, two days after the return policy allows for returns. This is the second time I've had trouble with the headset. Not hard to replace, just inconvenient.

    Otherwise, a great radio to be used when exercising.

    Nov 03, 2021 23:26
  • 7.4score
    Crosley - Cassette Player with AM/FM Radio - Silver
    Description

    Take a trip down memory lane with this silver Crosley cassette player. The Bluetooth receiver supports wireless streaming, while the built-in microphone lets you record a mixtape to reminisce about the good old days. This Crosley cassette player features AC and DC power options for flexibility, and the FM tuner keeps you updated on live broadcasts.

    6 Features
  • Mechanical cassette recorder: Lets you play your classic cassette tapes.
  • AM/FM radio: You can listen to your favorite stations.
  • Bluetooth receiver: Allow you to stream your favorite digital music through this cassette player.
  • Treble and bass dials: Add some remarkable bass, or totally fine-tune the treble with the adjustment knobs at the top.
  • Headphone jack: Enables private listening.
  • AC- or battery-powered: Take music with you wherever you go.
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  • Review by May5, 10 out of 10
    Great Purchase

    This cassette player has amazing sound quality! It makes my very old cassettes sound brand new! Great Purchase!!

    Feb 06, 2021 09:39
  • Review by Sandy, 2 out of 10
    defective product!

    This ate my tapes up. Very dissatisfied with this. I was really looking forward to listening to my cassettes. Would really like to return it as I hope it’s just a one off problem but I’m past the 15 days by less than a week.

    Mar 03, 2021 20:26
  • Review by Skippy, 10 out of 10
    Very happy with my purchase.Excellent radio.

    I was looking for a radio tht play cassettes. Excellent choice. Fast delivery.

    May 23, 2020 07:50
  • 7.4score