Product Comparison: Sangean DT-400W vs Sangean DT-800BK

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Sangean dt-400w is the last pocket radio you will ever need to buy. It has about everything you could want, and then some, in a small, pocket sized portable radio.
The Saugeen dt-800 is the last pocket radio you will ever need to buy. It has everything you could want, in a small, pocket sized portable radio. The NOAA Weather Alert emergency channel sounds a very loud audible tone when an extreme weather condition is imminent and/or a police emergency or child abduction has occurred or any type of Public awareness becomes critical.
Key Specs
Frequency Range
FM: 87.5 ~ 108MHz, MW: 520 ~ 1710kHz
FM: 87.5 ~ 108MHz, MW: 520 ~ 1710kHz, MW: 522 ~ 1710kHz
Number Of Station Memories
Tuning Methods
Manual Tuning
Auto Tuning Storage, Manual Tuning
Volume control, Deep Bass Boost switch, Power switch, Stereo/Mono/Speaker switch, MEMORY button, Band selection/Time set button, Manual tuning buttons, Lock Switch
Band / WX Alert set button, Power switch, Volume control, Stereo/Mono/Speaker switch, Preset 1 / Information button, Preset 2 / Tuning step button, Preset 3 / soft mute on / off button, Preset 4 / Band Width narrow / wide selection, Preset 5 / Alarm on / off selection, Preset PAGE / MENU button, TUNING / SELECT button, Lock Switch, Deep Bass Boost switch
Antenna Type
Wire antenna
Wire antenna
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sangean DT-400W AM/FM Digital Weather Alert Pocket Radio
  • The radio has NO vices. It is sensitive and it is selective on all bands. Thats AM, FM and NOAA weather.
  • The earphone cable is the antenna. I think this is a feature, not a detriment, having destroyed countless telescopic whips over the years.
  • AM antenna id built inside. Very good reception even in highly frequency congested communities.
  • The noodle antenna works well for FM stations through the speaker.
  • Easy to use, clear sound, good antenna, good battery life.
Sangean DT-800BK AM / FM / NOAA Weather Alert Rechargeable Pocket Radio (Black/Gray)
  • Still learning the features, some easy to use others not. Good reception with antenna plugged in, in FM.
  • It finds the local channels quickly and gives a clear signal.
  • But this one picks up stations very nicely - most without the need of the wired antenna.
  • It can handle 20 FM presets and 20 AM presets along with a Weather Band.
  • FM reception is great but AM requires the antenna (headphone wire) to stand straight out from the radio for decent reception on weaker stations.
Size & Weight
4.19 in.
4.54 in.
2.52 in.
2.69 in.
1.18 in.
1.04 in.
0.22 lbs.
0.29 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sangean DT-400W AM/FM Digital Weather Alert Pocket Radio
  • Reception on this Sangean radio never cuts out, and it has a nice compact size.
  • I purchased this radio with one purpose in mind. I wanted a compact radio.
  • Being smaller than the old personal cassette players, it is certainly compact and lightweight.
  • This is my Go-To fall asleep radio. Compact yet easy to handle.
  • Great radio in a very, very compact case. Everything it claims to be!
Sangean DT-800BK AM / FM / NOAA Weather Alert Rechargeable Pocket Radio (Black/Gray)
  • I like the compact size and all the functions it has. I use this to listen to the news when at work very convenient.
  • However the design and function and the small size is pretty much perfect for the intended purpose.
  • Takes a bit of effort to set up at first but it is pretty good and flexible for such a small radio.
  • I'm glad I bought this radio. It's small & lightweight enough to easily fit into a shirt pocket.
  • Radio is a bit thick, and speaker is a bit small -- due to two AA batteries.
Display Type
Audible Alarms
Speaker(s) Type
0.07W speaker
0.1W speaker
Mobile Charger Ability
Integrated Flashlight
Accesories Included
Batteries, Removable Belt Clip
Removable Belt Clip, AC Adapter
Headphone/Antenna Jack
Earphone / FM Antenna jack, USB 5V DC-IN jack
90 Minute Auto Shut Off, Auto Seek Station, Public Alert Certified Weather Radio
Public Alert Certified Weather Radio, Automatic Alert Warns you of Hazardous Condition, Softmute to Reduce Background Noise, Snooze Function, Adjustable Auto Shut Off
What customers say about "Features"
Sangean DT-400W AM/FM Digital Weather Alert Pocket Radio
  • Build quality is excellent. While the case is plastic, it feels solid in your hand.
  • The built in speaker is at best OK, but with a decent set of earphones the radio shines.
  • The display is bright and clear and large. I like the yellow back light.
  • Sound quality using headphones is excellent (if you have good headphones.
  • Screen is very easy to read, even in the dark, had a light.
Sangean DT-800BK AM / FM / NOAA Weather Alert Rechargeable Pocket Radio (Black/Gray)
  • Talking about the speaker it's small but definitely does great job for it size and radio, max volume is 25 and it gets really loud on music.
  • The LCD screen is well-lit all across and there is no shadings or less visible areas.
  • Sound quality fair from small internal speaker as expected.
  • Default settings includes beep sound and auto sleep timer on (both can be removed).
  • My only gripe is that the belt holder is not very robust and seems like it could easily break off.
Power Source
2 x 1.5V (UM-3)
2 x AA / LR6 / UM-3 or 2 x Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Built-In Charger
What customers say about "Power"
Sangean DT-400W AM/FM Digital Weather Alert Pocket Radio
  • The Battery Life is very good, In a emergency situation It is nice to have a radio that can play for 80 hours straight before battery replacement is needed.
  • This model was no exception, with good DX on AM, solid sound on FM. Excellent battery life.
  • The battery life is pretty good, and rechargeable batteries work fine.
  • Excellent battery life (maybe 30 hrs on 2 AA batteries).
  • Battery life is just Okay was hoping it would be longer with (2) AA Batteries.
Sangean DT-800BK AM / FM / NOAA Weather Alert Rechargeable Pocket Radio (Black/Gray)
  • You can also use both alkaline and rechargeable batteries, and radio also comes with an adapter so you can plug it in and charge batteries that are inside of the radio.
  • This radio comes with an wall adapter and the radio can recharge batteries.
  • It can be used with either 2 AA alkaline batteries or 2 AA rechargeable batteries.
  • I just plug this guy in and go.. batteries last a good long while as well.
  • I think the battery charge capability is also a big plus.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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