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Coby CX789

Coby CX789
alaScore 79

117 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of Coby CX789. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Coby CX789 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Coby CX789 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Coby CX789 DDigital AM/FM/NOAA Radio with Dual AlarmsCoby CX789 DDigital AM/FM/NOAA Radio with Dual Alarms

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Farmer Ned (

not so good really


This radio has a digital tuner, but the AM is off about 40 or 50 khz as displayed. Signal reception is poor.


Poor reception

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: frank (

good dual use radio


good dual use radio

Good Sound Quality, Great Reception, Lightweight

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Donna (

just OK


I use it at home. I can't get rid of a slight background static. Moving the antenna doesn't seem to affect it. I can still use the radio OK but I expected the sound quality to be better.

Durable, Lightweight

Poor Sound Quality

May, 2010

Consumer review by: fish (

This is my second one


This product is to use in my boat. With automatic weather advisories it is great.

Durable, Good Sound Quality, Great Reception, Lightweight, Long Battery Life

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: DAZ (

Very low quality


I was looking to add a digital AM/FM radio mostly for the AM. While I wasn't expecting anything fancy for [$] this was pretty weak. It came with a chip in the plastic handle. It takes 3 d cell batteries. It can't hold memory. When I turn the radio on...


Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Just Jim (

An excellent portable


This is a great portable for use during power outages. The NOAA feature is quite valuable for severe weather warnings. I recommend this radio highly to anyone who wants a full-featured portable radio.

An excellent choice, Good for power outages, Good Sound Quality, Great Reception, Lightweight, NOAA is very useful

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Drover the Radio Guy (

Low Quality


I had to put two coins in the battery compartment to make the radio work. I still don't understand why the radio shuts down completly when I plug the AC out wire in back, and the radio has to be completely reset.



Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Boston (

Exactly What I Was Looking For


I keep this radio on my bedside table and use it every night. All I need is a small am/fm radio. Most of the radios I found were way too big and had options I didn't need (CD, MP3, HD, nature sounds, etc.) It has great reception and is easy to program....

Durable, Good Sound Quality, Great Reception, Lightweight

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Joe the flash (

worst radio I've ever bought


Static on all stations. Either defective or of the poorest quality. Big disappointment, returned radio to manufacturer. Will not buy anything but small items (batteries, cords, etc.) from Radio Shack again. No faith in company.

Poor Sound Quality

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: JB (

Good radio for the money


Good overall radio with a lot of features that would cost twice as much to get on other radios.

Durable, Long Battery Life

Jun, 2009