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Sangean DT-160 FM/AM Stereo Pocket Radio (White)
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- Operates for 100 Hours (at normal listening levels) with 2 AA batteries (not included)
- 90 Minute Auto Shut Off
- Built-In Real Time Clock
- Easy to Read Large LCD
- Direct Recall 15 Station Presets (10 FM, 5 AM)
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Sangean DT-160 FM-Stereo/AM Pocket Receiver
Sleek and Portable with Battery-Saving Features
Sangeans Engineering Team worked overtime so your batteries don't have to. With the DT-160, you'll enjoy over 100 hours of listening to favorite programs (at normal listening levels) with 2 AA batteries (sold separately). Zip right to preferred stations with 15 memory presets and auto scan. DBB (Deep Bass Boost) enhances the sonic low end, with a stereo-mono switch that provides improved reception when needed.
Sangean DT-160 At a Glance:
- Operates for 100 hours (at normal listening levels) with 2 AA batteries (not included)
- Direct recall 15 station presets (10 FM, 5 AM)
- 90-minute auto shut off
- DBB (dynamic bass boost)
- Built-in real time clock
- Battery power indicator
- Easy-to-read LCD display
- Earbuds included
- Lock switch
- DSP tuner
Sangean DT-160 Features
Listen with Confidence Anywhere
With digital tuning, Sangean's excellent radio sensitivity, and included earbuds, enjoy a morning jog, trips to the beach, and more without missing a favorite AM/FM station.
Portable and Powerful
Pocket-Sized, the DT-160 is a small AM/FM stereo radio that's small enough to fit in a shirt or jacket pocket while powerful enough to pull in distant AM/FM stations. Portable enough to take anywhere, this sleek radio measures a mere 2-1/2 by 4 by 0.78 inches, and weighs only 2.5 ounces.
Battery Powered with Auto Shut-Off
The Sangean DT-160 runs on two AA batteries (not included). A low-battery indicator on the LCD display offers a helpful hint on when it's wise to carry replacements. 90-minute auto shut-off lets you fall asleep to the radio without fear of waking up to dead batteries.
Sangean DT-160 FM-Stereo/AM Pocket Radio. With the DT-160 you'll enjoy over 100 hours of listening to your favorite programs (at normal listening levels) with 2 AA batteries (not included)
Top customer reviews
but that was the first cycle for the rechargeables and I have heard they get stronger the more you charge them. The 160 is a good radio but more modern than the Sony and has a few more features like the lighted dial and 90 minute shut- off. The performance is about Identical. I am not an expert on radios so I will leave the comments to the expert reviewers. The Sangean does lock onto the signal a little better especially on FM signals. I did take the advice to get other earphones and glad I did. Got two pairs of the Panasonic ErgoFit earbuds and they are nice. At this time I do not know If it will last as long as the Sonys so I will find this out. My third Sony is still working and in my drawer for a backup. Written by Tom, Theresa's husband.
The other small radio that I own which has no speaker is the little Sony wrist-band model, notable for how well that wrist-band functions, but its FM performance is noisy with all signals, however strong. Nowhere near this league.
Of course the DT-160 uses current technology DSP which makes a big difference in reception. My home has multiple reception issues due to terrain, power lines and a lot of electronic devices. Tuners have a hard time in here. This radio pulls in the locals cleanly, as it should, but many models fail to do this well. I really wasn't expecting that, so I am very pleased.
I may return later and edit this review to address AM performance eventually, but the truth is that I have several other radios (a bit larger) for my AM dxing, and I don't expect this to be a strong AM contender based on other reviews elsewhere. If you are looking for a small radio for listening to music on FM radio then this one will be hard to beat - and its price is very reasonable given its excellent performance.
Just remember that your headphone wires are the antenna and if you do hear any noise due to a very weak signal, reposition the wire. I bought it in white along with a pair of Sony MDRZX100 headphone in white (also from Amazon) for a nice coordinated look. Just got the radio yesterday and love it already. Small, light and functionally outstanding, so what's not to like?
The radio takes two AA batteries. So far so good. The battery compartment is easy to open and close.
Now the annoyance: The toggle tuning wheel on the radio’s right side. You hold it to set the time. You wait for the hour number to flash, then set with preset 1. You do the same for the minute. You have to click downwards to scroll through the numbers. The toggle feel is awkward.
You use the same toggle for tuning, and here I really dislike the tune/set jog wheel because it’s impossible to scroll through the stations without prompting the set button to flash. It’s like my wife doesn’t like me brushing my teeth in the shower. Don’t mix the tuning with the time set. They belong in separate chambers, so to speak.
Once you get your presets (5 for 2 FM bands and another 5 for one AM band), you’re done with this tuning nonsense. Make sure you change batteries when they’re low on the indicator light so you don’t have to use this annoying jog wheel.
The volume is not a wheel. It’s buttons.
Now the good news: FM Reception
While my aforementioned DT-180 and DT-400 are unstable on FM and while they bleed adjoining stations so you will too often get two FM stations on one signal, the DT-160’s DSP really improves FM in terms of stability, selectivity, and overall reception. This is evident here where I live in Torrance where KPCC 89.3 from Pasadena can be problematic. Not so with the DT-160. KPCC comes in loud and clear.
While I heard AM could be a problem due to a small ferrite, I had no problems with AM. It seems as strong on my DT-180 as my other portable radios.
Another annoyance are the earbuds. They’re like giant coin-sized buds, slightly smaller in circumference than a nickel, and are way too big for my small ear canals.
I threw them away and chose properly-fitting buds.
All in all, my DT-160 improves FM and allows me to listen to the FM stations I enjoy, so it’s a keeper.