Product Comparison: Sangean ATS-909X vs Sony ICF-SW7600GR

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General Specifications
About the Product
The ATS-909X has 3 Alarms. You can Wake to the Radio, HWS (Humane Wake System) or Buzzer. The ATS-909X also has Sleep, Nap and Snooze timers available. The ATS-909X features a Built-In Battery Charger and an LED light that indicates the charging status.
The Sony ICF-SW7600G is a compact, microprocessor-controlled, frequency synthesized general coverage portable receiver, following on the success of the ICF-SW7600 Direct access tuning is provided along with a multifunction LCD digital readout for unsurpassed convenience and accuracy (1 kHz step tuning on long wave, medium wave and shortwave).
Key Specs
Frequency Range
FM: 87.5 ~ 108MHz, FM: 76 ~ 108MHz, FM: 64 ~ 108MHz, MW: 522 ~ 1710kHz, AM: 520 ~ 1710kHz, LW: 153 ~ 519KHz, LW: 100 ~ 519KHz, SW: 1711 ~ 29999KHz
FM: 87.6 ~ 108MHz, LW/MW/SW: 150 ~ 29.999kHz
Number Of Station Memories
Tuning Methods
Auto Tuning Storage, Direct keypad entry of a frequency, Manual Tuning, Auto-scan tuning, Memory Tuning
Direct tuning, Manual Tuning, Auto-scan tuning, Preset tuning, Memory Tuning
Time Set, Daylight Saving Time Switch, Home / World Time Selection, Single Side Band (SSB) / RDS / Alarm mode, Sleep Timer, SQUELCH, LCD backlight control, TUNING knob, Manual tuning buttons, Lock Switch, Edit button, Page Button, Priority button, Enter selection, FM button, LW button, MW button, SW button, Alarm timers, Volume control, Tone Control, Wide narrow, RF GAIN
Antenna Attenuator, Light button, SSB fine tune control, LSB/USB selector, AM mode selector, Tone selection, Volume control, Sleep button, Hold switch, Direct button, FM/AM button, STENDBY buttons, Enter selection, ERASE/DST button, AM band/World time button, Power button, Number buttons, Display button, SCAN button, Page Button, Manual tuning buttons
Antenna Type
External telescopic antenna
External telescopic antenna
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sangean ATS-909X AM/FM/LW/SW World Band Receiver
  • This is an outstanding FM radio whether using the included speaker or stereo headphones. FM sensitivity is very good on the whip antenna.
  • FM reception on the whip antenna is just plain unbeatable in its class. MW (AM broadcast band) performance is very good.
  • It comes with a 20 foot longwire antenna that connects to the external antenna input jack on the side of the radio. FM sensitivity is really good.
  • MW (AM) and FM broadcast bands are superior using only the built in antennas.
  • The controls work well and smoothly. I easily rotate knobs and press each button.
Sony ICF-SW7600GR AM/FM Shortwave World Band Receiver
  • FM sensitivity, selectivity, and capture ratio are all excellent.
  • FM reception is very good and this compact radio picks up many stations that are otherwise faint or beyond the reach of other, similarly equipped radios.
  • The synchronous AM feature works as advertised to reduce interference.
  • Controls and features not 100% intuitive. Read the user's manual.
  • I would highly recommend this radio to someone looking for a nice, compact portable, that has great reception, good sound, and is very well made. Five stars for sure!
Size & Weight
5.31 in.
4.68 in.
8.17 in.
7.4 in.
1.63 in.
1.3 in.
1.62 lbs.
1.35 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sangean ATS-909X AM/FM/LW/SW World Band Receiver
  • This is an amazing little radio. Audio quality is very good for its size.
  • The radio is a great size for traveling, is extremely easy to tune and move between bands.
  • It's the perfect size and has a lot of features for the price.
  • I liked the size, weight, and easy features. I have had many portable and table radios over the years, and it's the best.
  • Compact size with very good sound. Ignore any negative reviews about the radio.
Sony ICF-SW7600GR AM/FM Shortwave World Band Receiver
  • I believe that it is the finest compact portable shortwave receiver ever designed.
  • The Sony is a compact little jewel with a well-made, tight-fitting vinyl case.
  • like the price, quality, features and compact size of this radio.
  • It's not quite an ICF-2010 in size, bulk or sensitivity, but it's a lot more compact and has its own virtues.
  • This is a very compact shortwave radio. It is a little hard for we older people to figure out and remember all the details. It plays good though.
Display Type
Audible Alarms
Speaker(s) Type
3W speaker
0.38W speaker
Mobile Charger Ability
Integrated Flashlight
Accesories Included
AC Adapter, Carrying pouch, Earphones, SW Antenna
Carrying case
AUX, Line-out jack, External recorder jack, Headphone Jack, SW external antenna jack
AM external antenna jack, Line-out jack, Headphone Jack, DC-IN 6V
Automatically Search, Dual Conversion for LW, MW and SW, EEPROM, Individual Headphone Amplifier, Battery Indicator
Label presets with 6 alphanumeric letters, World clock and dual clock functions, with built-in timer, MY-memory tuning memorizes and scans up to 100 frequencies
What customers say about "Features"
Sangean ATS-909X AM/FM/LW/SW World Band Receiver
  • The screen is stunning. It is really big and it lights up really bright.
  • Screen is very well lit when the back-light is turned on. Screen fonts/numbers are easy to read and are logically placed.
  • Nice lighted screen. Good sound. Tunes ssb well.
  • I like the big bright screen, long built in telescopic antenna and large amount of accessories.
  • The unit works as described and has good quality sound.
Sony ICF-SW7600GR AM/FM Shortwave World Band Receiver
  • The speaker is really good. It never sounds tinny. I read another review that said the volume wasn't room filling, but I disagree.
  • I've used it in every room in the house and never had any problems hearing it.
  • I find sound quality from the speaker as adequate to good. I use ear buds most of the time, listening for distant stations.
  • Readability might be an issue for some people. The display is quite small, no problem for me, but I dislike the display due to the shallow viewing angle.
  • Sound quality is pretty bad. I may have just been spoiled by the excellent speaker on the CCRane, but this radio's speaker is not up to snuff.
Power Source
4x 1.5V (UM - 3)
AA x 4
Built-In Charger
What customers say about "Power"
Sangean ATS-909X AM/FM/LW/SW World Band Receiver
  • I like the battery recharging circuit for rechargeable batteries. That is a nice feature.
  • Battery charging very convenient, nothing to set, just plug in power supply as needed to recharge after setting switch in compartment to NiCD.
  • Works very well. I love that you can use rechargeable battery's in the unit and with the radio plugged in to the electrical outlet it will charge the batteries.
  • The capability of charging NiMH AA batteries right in the unit is a big plus.
  • The only feature I liked was that it charged the batteries when plugged in. Great battery life while working on the batteries.
Sony ICF-SW7600GR AM/FM Shortwave World Band Receiver
  • There is no noticeable drift and the battery life seems endless.
  • Battery life is acceptable, although I would recommend acquiring a set of rechargeable AA batteries for the Sony.
  • Battery life is fantastic. I was able to use the radio several hours for over a week before the batteries needed to be replenished.
  • The batteries (not included) last forever (NiMH) and the sound quality is pretty good too.
  • Battery life is average, plan on using rechargables.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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