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post #1 of 7 Old 01-02-2020, 02:25 PM - Thread Starter
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Question Cant find any portable AM/FM radios with Bluetooth/ MP3

I have been on the hunt for a decent quality portable Walkman style device that plays AM stations and has Bluetooth built in and as a bonus can play MP3s.

I don't want something that streams over the internet as this is useless to me. I am often outside in areas that only get radio waves, and I dont have cellular service so streaming is useless for me.
I see some knock off stuff on amazon but none have AM if they have Mp3 players. I cant figure out why.

I love the style and features of the Sony NW-A105 16GB High-Resolution Digital Music Player Walkman but it only has FM and I find myself wanting to listen to live AM often during the weekday.
I dont mind spending a few hundred if it ishigh quality, I dont want some $30 junk from amazon that breaks in a week.

Anyone out there have any ideas on new or older models that have AM/FM, Bluetooth headphones and possibly Mp3 capability? (MP3 is the least needed option as I have my phone for that but consolidation is nice!)

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I tried google and came up empty. Sorry, although I didn't spend a lot of time on it. You might try asking an advisor at Crutchfield.

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@divedeeper I feel for on the AM radio hunt. AM is pretty much obsolete on newer devices anymore. If I am not in the main room playing music or a movie, I am always listening to AM. 700 WLW in Cincinnati in particular. Even if a device does have AM nowadays, it is usually worthless. In my home office I got tired of the poor reception from various sources. Went on Ebay and picked up a GE Superadio from the 70's for about $40. Amazing difference. Thing picks up AM from just about every AM super station east of the Mississippi. I know this really doesn't help your situation, but just be prepared to be let down. Most younger consumers who Bluetooth have probably never even heard of AM radio. Good luck to ya.


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@divedeeper I feel for on the AM radio hunt. AM is pretty much obsolete on newer devices anymore. If I am not in the main room playing music or a movie, I am always listening to AM. 700 WLW in Cincinnati in particular. Even if a device does have AM nowadays, it is usually worthless. In my home office I got tired of the poor reception from various sources. Went on Ebay and picked up a GE Superadio from the 70's for about $40. Amazing difference. Thing picks up AM from just about every AM super station east of the Mississippi. I know this really doesn't help your situation, but just be prepared to be let down. Most younger consumers who Bluetooth have probably never even heard of AM radio. Good luck to ya.


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That is a pretty cool little radio. Have you tried one? I just can't see it getting much in the way of AM reception.
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No, I have no need for one. My smartphone apps can find all the radio stations I want.

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