Top-rated, retro radio for quality sound. Has great speaker volume for a tabletop radio. Good tuner performance and reception. Sleek wooden cabinet for a softer, less electronic look for the home. Aux port in back for device input. Easy to use, especially the tuning.
Bass is too heavy for some users. Broke for a few consumers after only a year of use.
User-friendly operation with a turning knob. Suitable for outdoor or shop use, given its durability and small footprint. Nostalgic gift for music lovers who still love listening to terrestrial radio. Only requires two AA batteries.
AM radio stations sound buzzy compared to FM ones. Only the front is retro wood-inspired; the back of the device is a regular electronic.
Bluetooth enabled to use with your wireless devices. Tuning dial illuminates a much admired warm, authentic glow. Handmade, wooden exterior has a distinctly antique look. 5-year warranty.
Volume on Bluetooth is much softer than the radio. Not battery operated.
Reasonably priced. Loved for its solid, sturdy construction of real walnut. Bluetooth enabled and comes with an aux cable for portable listening devices. Built-in rechargeable battery. If you’re looking for a small radio made of quality materials, this is your pick.
Not an audiophile’s speaker. Keep your phone away from your speaker when using Bluetooth to avoid static.
Popular for its old-fashioned design. Dial changes color to alert you to when radio station is properly tuned. Great reception; picks up distant stations. SD card slot and USB port, which doubles as a device-charging port. Bluetooth enabled to work with smartphones, tablets, computers.
Bluetooth function sometimes works poorly. Low volume, but hooks up to auxiliary speakers.
For those who want to take a trip down memory lane, a retro radio may be ideal. Each tabletop radio provides a blast from the past, and as such, will stand out in any living space. It includes old-fashioned dials and a distinct wood exterior. Plus, each radio is designed to fit on a desk or table and allows you to listen to AM and FM stations. Radios are available in multiple styles and designs. They are sometimes Bluetooth-enabled, which means you can use your smartphone or tablet to play tunes from the radio. Also, a retro radio often comes with a rechargeable battery. Some radios even include a manufacturer's warranty.
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