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April 29, 2010

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huesby

Way to go Scooby !...100% agree with you.

huesby

Nice radio...Ebay item 350346952840

scooby214

I've had the R-308 for well over a year now, and have found it to hold up well. The radio is very gentle on batteries. It still has its first set! It gets used outside when I am tinkering around on my old car, as I certainly don't want to get grease on my vintage sets.

The R-308 was certainly worth the $32.50 or so I spent on it back in 2008.

Brian

Radio Russ

I use my R-308 a lot nowadays. I listen to audio books with it using my CCrane FM XMTR and a small MP3 player. There's something about the sound that is very "comfortable". It does FM music very well and has a perfect sound for audio books and talk radio with the versatile tone control. It is frequently left on all night if I fall asleep listening. The batteries seem like they will last forever.

It's hard to beat what you get for the price. It's not built like an old Panasonic but it's still pretty good by today's standards.

Michigan Radio Addict

I've got both of these radios as well, and while I didn't see that large of a difference on FM between the R-308 and the S350DL, Scooby is basically right on.

Got the R-308 as a cheap radio for work. My office is where radio signals go to die, and I'd tried several different radios in there.

I'd been using a Degen DE1103 and then a Tecsun 9700DX. They both got good reception, and the sound on the 9700DX was better than on the DE1103, but I wanted something with a fuller sound, and I didn't want to pay for another S350DL, so I gave the R-308 a try.

Had it for six months, and it's been great. Sound and reception are both very good, and battery life is excellent.

Build quality is fair-to-middling, and the FM antenna doesn't swivel or rotate, so you have to flip out the back panel and rotate the radio for FM reception.

But, as Scooby said, you can get the thing for less than $35 including shipping; at that price, it's a very good deal.

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