Pros Long battery life
Good sound quality
Standard USB charge cable
Cons Sketchy reception
Faceplate scratches easily
No MP3/ no FM record
Summary Received this as swag for a a public radio donation. Both NPR stations in my city now have HD2 stations and this radio really enhances my listening choices for NPR. For me doubling the number of commercial hiphop/country/rock stations available is not useful, and the sound quality is not that much better to my ear. But it shines for "thinking" radio where every broadcast is unique. The receiver works well in the AUX port of my Cambridge Soundworks CD 740 analog tabletop radio, in the AUX port of my wife's car and through an FM transmitter in my own car. It can play and charge simultaneously. Reception cuts out more frequently than I would like and seems somewhat weather dependant.
Pros Small size, ease of use, nice display, great price
Battery life good, charges quickly with my cell phone charger
Cons Loss of signal is most common complaint, but I live outside the city of Atlanta.
Summary I purchased the Insignia NS-HD01couple of days ago. Heard about it on the AM radio but Best Buy near employees had no idea about what it was or where to find it... with the analog tape players, etc.
The form factor, styling and display are nice and the price is quite affordable. Sounds great to me but I'm somewhat hard of hearing. Used a variety of headphones, except the plastic ones that came with the set.
HD-3 sub-channel streams programmed into presets didn't hold when signal strength dropped and subchannels were "no longer available." Otherwise it's quite an entertaining little box. Well worth the price....Can agree that a few gigs of memory for times when agreeable programming cant be found.
Pros Good build and very reasonable price point. Nice display.
Cons Can't preset HD-2 or HD-3 sub-channels. Audio frequency response limited.
Summary I purchased the Insignia NS-HD01 three days ago. That in itself wasn't easy since none of the Blue Shirts at a Best Buy near New York?s Lincoln Center had a clue as to what or where it was.
On the plus side, the form factor, build, styling and display are nice and the price point is remarkably low. But the main problem is the Insignia doesn't sound very good. Using my favorite travel headphones, the Sennheiser PX-100s, the radio produced HD audio devoid of highs. Instead of bright, crisp CD-quality audio there is nothing but midrange sound that could be coming from mediocre MP3 files. And that was on stations with little audio processing, like WNYC-FM HD 1 and WBGO HD 1.
And I programmed three HD-3 streams into presets. They were the simulcasts of WCBS-AM, WINS (AM) and WFAN (AM). When I powered down the unit, then powered it up again, my presets had reverted to HD-1 channels. @#$%^!!
Now I wait for the HD Zune to see if Microsoft does it better...