"Well worth the Money"5.0 starson by AT-FtCollins
Pros: This radio makes listening to FM great again.
HD significantly improves:
- Greater dynamic range (no audible compression)
- Greater stereo separation
- Multipath interference disappears -- HD rides-through conventional FM 'flutter'
Cons: 1] No capability for 0.1 MHz tuning resolution, for use outside North America.
2] Needs better local strong-signal rejection.
3] A drilled hole or ring in the case for a cloth strap would be welcome.
Summary: I use this as a passenger on a multi-hour daily commute in the Colorado Front Range, where there are about 12 commercial and 3 non-commercial stations broadcasting HD.
The battery lasts about 8 hours, re-charged by USB (a 5 V interface only-no audio is sent via USB). There is no way to open the case to replace the battery.
Sensitivity is amazing with the headphone cord antenna. On travel in Rock Hill, SC, I received distant, full-power stations from North Wilkesboro and Raleigh.
However, it DOES NOT give satisfactory reception through the Aux-In system jacks of 3 cars that I tried.
Also, some features not indicated in the manual are:
It also receives RDS (giving basic id only). Some stations do broadcast both HD and RDS. When a signal is weak, only RDS will be decoded.
When the indicator shows HD1+ or HD2+, that simply means there is another 1 (or 2) more HD program(s) "above" the current one.