Sangean WFR-27C Internet Radio : Good portable Internet radio with ability to stream from devices

The product is fine but the power adapter is fitted with a continental europe plug and not with a uk plug as it should. Very frustrating lack of consideration for the buyer.

Using the radio for over two weeks now, time for a review (purchased at amazon, not in the uk though). My decision fell for the sangean wfr-27c because:1. The portability along with the use of rechargeable batteries, not too heavy. The form factor similar to an external 3. 5” hdd, easy to store and carry. The design in black with grey components, the colour display, the layout and the number of the buttons. Stereo channels provided through the headphone jack, with an adapter 3.

This is a “traditional” radio in looks and small enough to be a superb travel set. It fulfils all the techie requirements, including some that are not made really clear in the spec. Will pick up internet stations (of course) plus dab / dab+ and fm. If you know the streaming address of a station not listed, then it can be added using your sangean sign in account. Can also stream music from pc using undok app. Or direct from a mobile phone using upnplay app. Used mainly for streaming from mobile phone and for internet radio and so batteries last about 5 to 6 hours total before needing a re-charge (but i do a lot of station hopping and music changing)music quality acceptable – it is relatively small portable (hence 4 stars overall, rather than 5). Price is a bit high, but i am used to sangean brand and preferred the black finish. (the roberts version is considerably lower price, but only available in white). When used on travel trips – if a discrete sign in screen is required for wifi (as common on mobiles and laptops) the same sign in cannot be completed on internet radios and so internet radio stations cannot be accessed (although music streaming from mobile is sometimes available).

  • Good portable Internet radio with ability to stream from devices
  • Great Portable Radio featuring latest Wifi standards, reliable Portal
  • Be aware the power adapter is not fitted with a UK plug

Sangean WFR-27C Internet Radio, FM-RDS, DAB+ Network Music Player Digital Receiver

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Sangean WFR-27C Internet Radio, FM-RDS, DAB+ Network Music Player Digital Receiver
Rating
2.0 of 5 stars, based on 5 reviews
Price
£125.21

One Comment on “Sangean WFR-27C Internet Radio : Good portable Internet radio with ability to stream from devices”

  1. This review is from : Sangean WFR-27C Internet Radio, FM-RDS, DAB+ Network Music Player Digital Receiver

    The charger is eu model ,not uk model, so you need to buy a seperate adaptor. Amazon should state this clearly in description.
    1. The charger is eu model ,not uk model, so you need to buy a seperate adaptor. Amazon should state this clearly in description.
      1. This review is based on my experience with the sangean wfr-28d (white and black models) and the new model wfr-29c (received only few days ago) and after reviewing the specs. I will go straight to the bottom line of which model is the best choice for me and why. The wfr-28c would be my choice today and this is why:- the wfr-27c doesn’t have the capability to play files from a usb flash disk- wfr-27c has a small 2-1/4″ loudspeaker while wfr-28c which has a 3″ speaker. Assuming that sangean uses the same loudspeaker for both wfr-28d and wfr-28c, then i can honestly say that the sound quality of the larger speaker would be much enjoyable and has more depth than a smaller speaker. Even the slightly larger loudspeakers of 2-1/2″ on the wfr-29c are no match to the loudspeaker on the wfr-28c. The sound even in stereo lacks the depth. – there are no line-in or line-out sockets. Which means that if you want to hear the sound from an audio system, you would have to use the earphones jack, which is not going to be of the same quality as a dedicated line-out connection. The difference in price between the wfr-27c and wfr-28c is well worth the extra functionalities that you would get.
  2. This review is from : Sangean WFR-27C Internet Radio, FM-RDS, DAB+ Network Music Player Digital Receiver

    This review is based on my experience with the sangean wfr-28d (white and black models) and the new model wfr-29c (received only few days ago) and after reviewing the specs. I will go straight to the bottom line of which model is the best choice for me and why. The wfr-28c would be my choice today and this is why:- the wfr-27c doesn’t have the capability to play files from a usb flash disk- wfr-27c has a small 2-1/4″ loudspeaker while wfr-28c which has a 3″ speaker. Assuming that sangean uses the same loudspeaker for both wfr-28d and wfr-28c, then i can honestly say that the sound quality of the larger speaker would be much enjoyable and has more depth than a smaller speaker. Even the slightly larger loudspeakers of 2-1/2″ on the wfr-29c are no match to the loudspeaker on the wfr-28c. The sound even in stereo lacks the depth. – there are no line-in or line-out sockets. Which means that if you want to hear the sound from an audio system, you would have to use the earphones jack, which is not going to be of the same quality as a dedicated line-out connection. The difference in price between the wfr-27c and wfr-28c is well worth the extra functionalities that you would get.

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