Product Type: Roberts portable radios
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Roberts R 9924
Member Name: CaptainScarlet
Roberts R 9924
Disadvantages: not stereo
I had one of the roberts small compact portable radios to take with me when I wanted to listen to the radio and keep updated as well as for listening to music. I think for £15 it is not too bad and it works with no problems when you need it.
You can use the radio with batteries and it takes only 2 AA size ones. I think that batteries lasted well in this and they did not run down all the time. I had to make sure I switched the radio off right and that way I was sure that I was not wasting battery power.
The radio is small easy to transport and use and picks up signals ok. I think that the look is ok. Its not all that stylish but it is neat, tidy and fine for use away from home, holidays, in the garden, when working etc. The carry strap can be handy when you take the radio with you and I used it with no problems.
The radio can pick up lw, mw and fm signals and the dial to pick up the signal is easy to use. The fm signal is the best. The ariel can be put up for a better signal and I did most often have to do that to get the best signal. When I did that the sound was very clear and easy to listen to.
I don't think there is much base or treble balance to the radio but I didn't mind too much. It is functional enough but its nothing special in the sound dept it works and its not muffled.
You can hear it clear enough and when its on its not too bad on the old ears. It won't win any awards for best sound quality, but its not the worst sounding radio I have heard. You can put the volume up or down and the led will show when the radio is on.
If you want to use the radio and not annoy anyone near you, you can use the headphone input and that works fine. I used that with no problems and found it a good thing to be able to use.
Its easy to plug in a headset to it and the sound you get back when using the radio like that is ok. Its a good way to listen to the sports when you are out away from home as you can stick it in your pocket and listen with earphones on. Good for hen pecked lads out with the wife.
I would recommend the radio for its compact portability and ease of use. It fits in the palm of your hand ok or can be used with the carry strap. Even though there is only a single speaker on this the sound is good enough.
Summary: works well
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