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Old 08-16-2019, 09:04 AM   #21
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And the most unpopular answer on this thread is ..............................
Shut off the music and just do your work. Others don't necessarily care to hear your preferred music and it interferes with communication. If you insist on listening to music, use the ear buds.
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And the most unpopular answer on this thread is ..............................
Shut off the music and just do your work. Others don't necessarily care to hear your preferred music and it interferes with communication. If you insist on listening to music, use the ear buds.
My radio lets me know if a tidal wave is headed at us or a ICBM is inbound or maybe a air raid It has happened before. These things I do need to know about. I keep my radio HO friendly.
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Shut off the music and just do your work. Others don't necessarily care to hear your preferred music and it interferes with communication. If you insist on listening to music, use the ear buds.
It's been proven that cows and people are more productive when they have music. The radio is the first thing out of my trailer, I'm truly sorry you can't deal with it.
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What brand/type?
Here are the pics, it measures 3.75 wide by 3.5 tall. I was re-wrapping some window trim on my house this afternoon and had the belt hook on my pants pocket so I had music walking back and forth to the brake




It has no volume control of it's own, it's controlled by your phone, I love it!
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I have both bosch and milwaukee 18 volt battery platforms.

Did want the Bosch p180; great sound, lightweight, does mp3... No matter because it has been discontinued I've learned.

Anyone by chance have the Milwaukee M18 2890 radio?
Saw it locally and it looks like quality but it doesn't do charging. Which I could almost live with. Lifting like what seemed a cinder block, I might be able to live with the weight given its other features...

Ideally I wanted a cd player, a rechargeable function, digital fm and aux jack for mpeg player that is starting to take precedence over lugging around cd's -- those models stating "takes flash drive" - might this mean you can link up strict files without a player?

Then there's the Pyle bluetooth amp's having fm - with the downside that of no fm readout if I understand this correctly...makes no sense.

Suggestions? Looking to spend less than a hundred if that helps.
And yes I mainly work among multiple rooms during the day (hole patching, etc) and so weight is a factor.

note: did search CT for boom boxes and radios...nothing.
For days I'm Solo and or bouncing i wear Plantronics back beat. Actually I wear them alot but there's something liberating when I work Solo and jam to the Stones. Water proof never know there there Last 7-8 hrs single charge. If that doesn't interest you then fir fir small Bluetooth speaker there like 30/ Buck's it get one from whatever current battery platform your working with... Dewalt, Bosch festi an so on

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It's been proven that cows and people are more productive when they have music. The radio is the first thing out of my trailer, I'm truly sorry you can't deal with it.
I canít listen to music and hen Iím working. Iíve always hated working on sites where people had radios going. Thatís why I love earbuds. Just crush podcasts all day.
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I have my Milwaukee M18 2890 radio rigged for wireless xm.
I hooked a truck antenna to it and wired the xm receiver from a 120v power pack to a USB so there's no wires hanging anywhere. It all tucks away in the top compartment.

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I have my Milwaukee M18 2890 radio rigged for wireless xm.
I hooked a truck antenna to it and wired the xm receiver from a 120v power pack to a USB so there's no wires hanging anywhere. It all tucks away in the top compartment.

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Do you find weight's a factor with the box?

And the sound?
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Do you find weight's a factor with the box?



And the sound?


Never considered the weight because it sits all day. But it's certainly not an issue even for this old man!

The sounds is great for us. My guys don't complain.


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I have the previous version. Sound is great.. Some of my customers have been quite impressed with the sound quality. It can get really loud. Small boxes can't.. the quality is great. How ever it's not the weight. It's the size. It takes up storage space.
I can't do earbuds. We used to wear Walkmans, with a cassette, the constant sound gets to isolating and bothersome after awhile....

The sound quality is excellent.
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I only listen to music if I'm on a job for several months and clients aren't home. If I listen to music I need it to sound decent not like it's coming out of a tin can. I have this and don't own a single Bosch cordless tool, 24 pounds.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Bosch-Power...adio/999947826
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I only listen to music if I'm on a job for several months and clients aren't home. If I listen to music I need it to sound decent not like it's coming out of a tin can. I have this and don't own a single Bosch cordless tool, 24 pounds.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Bosch-Power...adio/999947826
That Bosch PB360C is a nice radio. I have about 3 of them. Blueteeth and the media bay for charging phones is a plus.
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I have a makita radio, works fine but not an option of you have other brand batteries. I will normally crank that of I'm outside and working with somebody that has similar music tastes or we need to chat a lot.

I also bought a pair of cheapish earbuds from lowes, isosound max or something like that. I love the BT earbuds personally. Work well as just earplugs if i want a break from music, but usually i stream something from phone. No music is a crap option in my book. Batty life is usually around 6 hours. I recharge during lunch and overnight. It's the best option imo if you are doing largely solo work.
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I am on my 3rd DeWalt radio only because of the charger feature, but the best radio ever was a Bose it filled the shop you could not tell where the sound came from, we have a Bose outlet store not to far from home I have not been there in a long time but I am sure the Bose new stuff must kick butt.

I do have a old time under cabinet radio from a remodel that's bitchen maybe from the 70.s good old time stuff that was built to last with real parts inside.

Most times I use the phone with Bluetooth and Pandora.
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That Bosch PB360C is a nice radio. I have about 3 of them. Blueteeth and the media bay for charging phones is a plus.


I love that table.
Mine broke.
I canít buy another one the same.

I ordered two online and got ripped off.


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