I've been a bit disenchanted with my Apple and iTunes lately. El Capitan won't read external CD burners. iTunes no longer automatically updates music playlists on my iPod classic, which I now have to do manually.
Also, I can get an SSD Asus laptop with superior specs to an iMac for cheaper, an Amazon Echo, and that should take care of my music needs.
I've had this urge to make the switch the last month or so.
Ed apprised me of an Eton Bluetooth SW Radio he purchased on National Geographic. He may write a short review soon.
Tune in to AM, FM, and shortwave radio at home or abroad. Bluetooth technology lets you stream your own music or podcasts from any compatible device. Includes local and world time settings, alarm clock, and sleep timer. Powers via AC/DC adapter, included, or 4 D batteries, not included.
When it comes to my obsessive personality, I can be a little scared, but I can also stand back and laugh. I love really good radios, watches . . . and now vintage coffee percolators, the all stainless steel kind with pot bellies, swan neck spouts. Old school. The brands that have caught my attention are Universal, GE, Sears, and Sunbeam. I bought two, a GE Immersible and a Sunbeam, on eBay.
Currently, I have a Bodum French Press, nice but I'm not wild about the coffee flavor. I also have a Bonavita 1900 drip coffee maker. It makes good tasting coffee, but I don't like all the plastic parts.
I'm eager to try going vintage. Also, I love the classic look of an all stainless vintage coffee percolator.
First impressions of the Sangean DT-160(earlier reviewed by Herculodge)were so-so regarding sensitivity on FM, though good on AM. But today I did a head-to-head comparison at high noon (1 pm) on both AM and FM with my CC Pocket (v2) and on FM only with my Degen DE1123. On FM, all three were very close in sensitivity, judged by the number of stations received - 48 for the Sangean, 46 for the CC Pocket. (Degen: 50, but those added four were very weak.) The DT-160 and the CC Pocket were identical in number of stations received and the quality of signal received; the Degen was just slightly better. On AM, the Sangean and the CC Pocket were exact equals. I don't know what the AM bandwidth settings are on the Sangean; the narrowband position seems mushy. The CC Pocket does a better job here. The dual FM bandwidths is a nice feature of the Sangean, though, practically speaking, I don't know how important it is. Still, it made a very weak signal from Napa's KVYN more listenable, though still weak and in mono. It won't work miracles but it might help in DX chasing, if that's even possible on the currently overcrowded FM band.
Negatives: Only five presets per band. This is what, 2016, and a car radio from 1966 could do better in this regard? The long press to turn the radio on and off takes a little getting used to. Earbuds - whatever. I wish the automatic 90-minute sleep timer could be disabled permanently. Lock switch on the back isn't where you'd expect to find it. No speaker.
Positives: Ergonomics generally very good. Dual bandwidths on AM and FM a desirable thing to have. Nice big display. AM audio recovery good; also free from digital noises. FM sensitivity good; FM selectivity exceptional when the narrow bandwidth is used.