The Accurian was a great value at the 99 dollars I paid 10 months ago. It has great reception (with a good antenna), but I think the speakers are quite mediocre. I dont' use them (my radio is patched through my audio system). I haven't heard the Sangean HDR-1, but have been a Sangean fan for some time. I'd buy it without hesitation. They make good products, and it's well reviewed here by others. I also have no experience with the Sony, but others have said it's comparable to the best radios in terms of sensitivity, and sounds better than the Boston Acoustics Receptor HD (a radio I AM familiar with...good sound quality, but reception which isn't in the top-tier).
My 2 cents worth.