For the last five years I have been a fan of the Grundig/Eton S350, drawn to its rugged military styling and assured AM/FM reception. I have put up with its AM drift (improved on the new deluxe Eton models) and analog tuning. But let's face the facts: At $100, the S350, which has never been known for exceptional SW performance, is overpriced, especially now that the Sangean PR-D5 has become available. In my tuning tests, the PR-D5 is superior to the S350 in both FM and AM reception. Unlike the S350, the PR-D5 is digital, it has presets, it has dual stereo speakers, it has iPod connectivity, it is smaller. And let us not forget that the PR-D5 retails between $75-85, considerably cheaper than the S350. Unless the S350 can go digital and improve its features to meet the specs of the PR-D5, I am afraid it will lose its lofty status.
On an earlier post I point out the 10 reasons the PR-D5 is my favorite radio.