@sammydog01 because they are made by the same company that made the worlds worst bluetooth head phone which is why I will not by one and the fact that I have two bluetooth speakers already that get little to no use but this one does have a FM radio. Oh wait radio really sucks now and even public radio sucks unless they are playing the Met on Saturdays and these don’t look like Met worthy speakers.
@alacrity I first saw them on the Grace Under Pressure tour in 1984. Didn’t miss a single tour since then. I lost track somewhere after 20 some odd shows. Once upon a time it was one show per tour. As I got older I’d go to several shows per tour. I had made it as close as 2nd row seats but never got to fulfill my dream of being in the front row. Now I never will. Damn you Peart.
Bought…just for the fact that I can add a TF card. Picked up a small transistor radio off ebay from China which had a TF card slot and that has been great…Loaded it with Motown and British invasion. Gonna do the same with this.
@bdb@fastharry TF and SD Cards are the exact same thing, but these days the only companies I ever hear using ‘TF’ to describe SD Card functionality are the ones who make the cheapest of Chinese electronics. It’s actually a fairly accurate judge of quality, LOL.
@bdb@Plutonian actually, some newer modern class 10 cards will not work in a TF slot. I read that before i ordered a card for my radio. Different standard. I went with an old school class 3 8gb SD card and that worked fine.
@bdb@fastharry The sound quality would be mostly independent of the quality of the radio tuning circuit itself. I just prefer to be able to tune backwards and forwards, rather than relying on scan/reset.
@bdb@fastharry@Plutonian Thanks for the link. I’m looking for something that I can tune manually, but if I can’t find anything, I’ll go back and order this. I appreciate you giving info about how it works. You’ve sold me…well, except for the scan tuning thing. lol
@username Yep, I wanted to see if the radio has analog or digital tuning. Guessing it’s digital as one of the multi-function buttons on the front says “scan”. But then there should be an LED/LCD display somewhere but not seen on the stock photos. Meh.
@ciabelle@username It’s very likely one of those super-cheap ‘scan/reset’ style radio circuits, in which you simply press a button to scan forward through the channels, and press another to jump back to the beginning of the band.
@CraigDanger Ok, thanks. I got it and the manual. The manual is terrible, but whatever. I can’t get my Shure microphone to output to it, even though I have a gizmo that adjusts the output for smartphones, aka Shure -> gizmo -> microphone input into phone. Probably my mistake to assume the gizmo would work as a “crappy amp”.
Right now I only really want to learn how to turn off the LEDs. Don’t think that’s possible. Maybe I’ll crack it open and “cut the powa” to the LEDs.
@TheFLP A “party speaker” would be a DJ which would be a great speaking gig if you like to stay up late and rhyme the word itch and say the n word a lot. Which I don’t but a lot of people are making a lot of money doing just that.
A meh 4" woofer in a well designed and well made enclosure will sound better than a meh 8 inch woofer in an unoptimized plastic box.
Based on the reputation of the manufacturer, I am going to assume that this speaker is neither well designed, nor well manufactured.
It’s been a week since I ordered and is still “in process”. I don’t understand why I had to be moved to behind the back of the line. I’m only a shipment day away from meh, so maybe I’m low priority. Meh may have had a meh supply.