"Great price; mediocre audio"3.0 starson by cfkaye
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...