Product Comparison: Tecsun S-2000 vs Tecsun PL880

General Specifications
About the Product
The Tecsun S2000 Desktop Radio is the ultimate desktop listeners radio combining all of the features of the Tecsun radio range and more. The Tecsun S2000 Desktop Radio will allow you to listen to AM, FM, shortwave, longwave and VHF Air Band broadcasts all on the one radio.
The PL880 is one of our bestselling Tecsun radios; it is a world band receiver with a comprehensive frequency coverage including: AM/FM, long wave, shortwave and single side band (SSB). It features an ultra dynamic audio amplifier with full range speaker for full, rich & distortion-free sound.
Key Specs
Frequency Range
FM: 76 ~ 108MHz, FM: 87.5 ~ 108MHz, MW: 522 ~ 1620kHz, MW: 520 ~ 1710kHz, AIR: 118 ~ 137MHz, LW: 100 ~ 519KHz, SW: 1711 ~ 29999KHz
FM: 87 ~ 108MHz, FM: 87.5 ~ 108MHz, FM: 76 ~ 108MHz, FM: 64 ~ 108MHz, MW: 522 ~ 1620kHz, MW: 520 ~ 1710kHz, SW: 1711 ~ 29999KHz, LW: 100 ~ 519KHz
Number Of Station Memories
Tuning Methods
Auto Tuning Storage, Auto-scan tuning, Jog dial manual tuning, Direct keypad entry of a frequency
Auto Tuning Storage, VM mode, VF mode, Direct numeric key entry
Clock setting, Timer a on/off, BASS Adjusting knobs, TREBLE Adjusting knobs, VOLUME Adjusting knobs, BW selector, Single Side Band, FM Stereo, DELETE, MEMORY button, FM button, MW/LW button, SW button, AIR button, SETP/FAST-SLOW/LOCK button, TUNING knob, Memory Page, Memory mode/ Frequency mode, RESET button, SSB BFO knob, Squelch control, RF GAIN, Antenna Attenuator, Sleep Timer, Power button
Power button, FM button, AM button, SW button, USB/ NORM button, LSB/ NORM button, Memory page selection, DELETE, Auto-sorting station list, Time button, Alarm button, Display button, FM stereo & AM bandwidth button, VF / VM / SCAN button, Snooze button, SW ANT. Gain switch, LCD backlight control, Multifunctional tuning knob, Tone selection, Fine tuning knob, Volume control
Antenna Type
External telescopic antenna
External telescopic antenna
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Tecsun S-2000 SHORTWAVE Radio Dual Conversion PLL FM MW SW LW SSB Air Band
  • I love this radio. It performs fantastic on all bands. Sound is great.
  • This is my FAVORITE Shortwave Radio! This radio has the BEST reception with just it's built in collapsible antenna.
  • This is an outstanding FM radio whether using the included speaker or stereo headphones.
  • This is a dynamite AM radio. The S-2000 has an excellent built-in antenna.
  • Excellent radio BUT you must be extremely careful with the whip antenna! If you turn it the "wrong" way it may snap off as my radio.
Tecsun PL880 Portable Digital PLL Dual Conversion AM/FM
  • It’s multitude of functions are well thought out and accessible through the front panel buttons.
  • It has a multitude of bands and memories and should be more than ample for the serious short-wave listener.
  • Solid, well made, heavier than expected, clear display with smart or switchable backlight, smooth controls, stainless steel telescoping antenna - not plated brass, very nice padded case.
  • The sync detector is poor, hardly ever improving the reception.
  • FM sounds great in mono or stereo, but there is no RDS (Radio Data Service), or HD radio.
Size & Weight
7.2 in.
4.5 in.
14.65 in.
7.6 in.
6.02 in.
1.3 in.
5.95 lbs.
3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Tecsun S-2000 SHORTWAVE Radio Dual Conversion PLL FM MW SW LW SSB Air Band
  • This is an amazing little radio. Set up is easy.
  • The radio is a great size for traveling, is extremely easy to tune and move between bands.
  • The radio feels really solid and has a good weight to it.
  • I liked the size, weight, and easy features. I have had many portable and table radios over the years and it's the best.
  • It's built well and has a very solid feel like there's no empty space in this unit anywhere, good heft but not too heavy.
Tecsun PL880 Portable Digital PLL Dual Conversion AM/FM
  • The Tecsun PL-880 is easily the best and most expensive of the small Tecsun radios.
  • A great radio for the serious listener, yet small enough to travel well in its padded leather-like case.
  • Small, full featured and sensitive world-band radio.
  • Sound quality from this small enclosure is surprisingly good.
  • Audio is great. With an external antenna, sensitivity and selectivity is very good for such a small radio.
Display Type
Audible Alarms
Speaker(s) Type
High-quality 2W speaker
Ultra-dynamic full range 3W speakers
Mobile Charger Ability
Integrated Flashlight
Line-out jack, IF Output, SW external antenna jack, Earphone jack
SW external antenna jack, Earphone jack, Line-out jack, USB 5V DC-IN jack
Dual Conversion for LW, MW and SW, Single Side Band with Upper Side Band and Lower Side Band, 360 degrees rotatable MW antenna
Analog High-IF circuit with multi-conversion, DSP decoding technology, Fast, slow and fine tuning control
Accesories Included
18650 rechargeable battery, Stereo earphones, Carrying pouch, AC Adapter
What customers say about "Features"
Tecsun S-2000 SHORTWAVE Radio Dual Conversion PLL FM MW SW LW SSB Air Band
  • This radio has the best display of any radios its size. Big easy to see and push buttons.
  • The speaker nice. For its size its very rich and clear sound.
  • The screen is stunning. It is really big and it lights up really bright.
  • The sound quality you get from the speaker is simply amazing. It sounds very crisp and warm.
  • The sound is clear but, like most small speakers, sounds a bit tinny. That is to be expected in a radio with a small speaker.
Tecsun PL880 Portable Digital PLL Dual Conversion AM/FM
  • This unit has great sensitivity and selectivity. The design of the radio looks and feels superior to other makes and models, and it feels great in your hands.
  • It has a clock with alarm function and sleep timer. The tuning and volume knobs are very smooth and solid with a viscous sort of resistance.
  • Good construction . Sound quality and reception is great. I love the alarm waking me to my favorite station.
  • The frequencies and mode are memorized, but you cannot add text.
  • The display back-lighting is great, but does not illuminate the keys.
Power Source
4D alkaline batteries (excluded)
Li-ion rechargeable battery
Built-In Charger
What customers say about "Power"
Tecsun S-2000 SHORTWAVE Radio Dual Conversion PLL FM MW SW LW SSB Air Band
  • I only use it with batteries I'm in the us and dont have a 220v outlet to plug into. The batteries last me several days and this radio is on about 8 hours a day.
  • Well built. I like the option of rechargeable or standard batteries.
  • Very nice radio. Works very well. I love that you can use rechargeable batteries in the unit and with the radio plugged in to the electrical outlet it will charge the batteries.
  • The only feature I liked was that it charged the batteries when plugged in.
  • It only stays on for about 15 seconds when running on battery.
Tecsun PL880 Portable Digital PLL Dual Conversion AM/FM
  • The unit is powered by a 5V USB port or a rechargeable, replaceable 18650 lithium battery. This is a huge deal.
  • With heavy use and the back-light on, the factory-supplied 2000mAh battery lasts me about 15 days.
  • For the most part, the build quality is pretty decent. Battery life is long.
  • It’s up-to-date construction includes the high capacity 18560 Lithium Ion battery which can be charged on-board.
  • I like being able to charge it up using mini USB, although the mordern standard of using micro USB would be preferable.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
357.14 $
159.95 $

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