After several years of good work, the Sangean WR-2 was giving me hiss on KPCC for several days. I replaced it with a CCRadio Plus. I got hiss on KPCC and KJAZZ. So I put on my Eton E5. I assumed I'd get the same sterling reception as my Kaito 1103, but I was wrong. Static and hiss on same stations.
Then I went into the garage and pulled out my fried (put a cell phone adapter into it by mistake several months ago, dummy) CCRadio-SW stored in a plastic bin after I ruined the battery charger. I plugged it in and no static on any stations. No comparison.
I don't like the CCRadio-SW's large footprint or the lousy ergonomics (try toggling that thing in the dark of night), but at the end of the day I chose reception over everything else.
For the last week or so, KPCC has been give trouble to all my radios with the exception of the CCRadio-SW, a testament to its FM strength.