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August 19, 2012



It appears that both NPR and Amazon are offering the S350DL at a discounted price, although were I to buy one I would support NPR with my purchase. My question, however, is this: which radio has better overall reception; the C.Crane Radio-SW or the Grundig S350DL? Both have very good sound quality, with the general opinion that the edge is with the Grundig, but sound is meaningless without good sensitivity. I just picked up a CC-SW but at this price I am also tempted to snag a S350DL. What do you guys think? Thanks!


I have both. Speaker sound is better on the S350. It has a sloppy, cheap tuning dial, but not a deal breaker.

I find FM to be similar, maybe a hair better on the CCR-SW. AM is about the same.

Overall, the CCR-SW is a better radio; however, poor quality control makes for a lot of variability. I'm talking a good CCR-SW is better than a good S350.


I currently have a S350DL in black, but have gone ahead and bought the copper-colored one from NPR; to support them, and because I think it looks cool.

I tried a CCR-SW, and returned it. Don't know if I had a bad unit, but it just didn't perform as well as the 350 for me.

Agreed about the 350 having the sloppy tuning dial, but, on the whole, I still like it a lot.

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