Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 90
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JarradTheAustralian BUY THIS RADIO!
Let me start out by saying, I was apprehensive about buying this radio, after another owner posted that the Bluetooth was an outdated version, and caused battery drain on his iPhone 6 Plus. After a weekend partying with this thing, I can absolutely say that ISN'T the case. Battery life on my IPhone 6 Plus was totally unaffected. So if you're wondering about this, now you know. The Bluetooth reception is as good or better than my trusty UE BOOM. One negative is that your phone can't control the overall volume of the unit. An iPhone 6 Plus will fit into the storage bin at the top, but only without a case.
I'm happy with the sound quality and the volume of the unit. This thing gets LOUD, and has pretty good bass and a nice top end. The radio tuner works well, as does the AUX, and all functions are easy to perform (setting the clock, presets, adjusting EQ) was all done without reading the manual.
Build quality is quite nice and the feel of the buttons excellent. The display is a nice touch and is easily visible in sunlight.
I noticed no one really talks up the battery life when unplugged from the mains, I have to say, it's AMAZING! I've had a 5.0 amp hour battery that's been used at quite loud volumes for 8 hours on Bluetooth, and it's only lost one bar when checked with the power indicator. I wouldn't be surprised if it could run for at least 30 hours on a single fully charged 5.0 battery.
If you have Milwaukee M18 tools, and want a radio, definitely buy this. It's so nice that I'm considering not taking it in the workshop!
August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mtao BETTER THAN JUST A JOBSITE RADIO!
I cant say enough good things about the 18v Milwaukee tool line up. I already had the Milwaukee 18v tools but I still shopped around at different brand Jobsite radios cause Im particular about music and if im gonna spend money on a radio it better sound good. Some other brands show thier radio falling down steps or getting beat with baseball bats and thats all good to have a durable radio but it still has to sound good. some had no bass at all or too much. This radio/charger is really refined. it has nice controls like equipment should have, great display, Bluetooth, aux port, and usb. You can hook anything that plays music up to this thing. The sound is great, loud and undistorted, dial up or down the bass/treble to you liking, it can take it. It sound the same running on 120v as it does on 18v. As sson as you plug it in it switches to charge mode and charges the battery. The usb port in the protected compartment also charges devices while on 120v and 18v. When on battery the radio will last 8+ hours at moderate volume. I use 4.0 and 5.0xc batteries. The radio is a beast, it is very heavy and probly would not survive rolling down the stairs again and again but you get a much better radio and i can only assume its weigh attributes to the good speakers inside with proper size magnets for the drivers. In the audio world, heavier is better when it comes to speakers.
As far as uses goes, It come with me to work on the job site and at home in the garage. in the truck to picnics and outdoor event. It always something friends ask me to bring with. when its not doing all that its at home on my workbench playing mucis to my ears.
long story short, if your in the market.......GET IT!!
March 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Norman2 Great Addition to Work site tools
This was a great buy. I use it all the time. Radio reception is excellent and Bluetooth works great so it is great for listening on the job site. It is load enough to be heard throughout the site. The best part is, it charges my batteries for my tools and my phone. It will run on the same tool batteries it charges if there is no power source available and it ran all day. It will also charge my phone from my tool battery as well when no other power source is available. It is as good as all of my other Milwaukee tools
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Way better than DeWalt
This job site radio doesn't even compare to the competition on how loud it can get and its sounds quality. Owned a Dewalt radio before and one of its speakers blew out the first week and customer service was no help. Milwaukee has never disappointed me and they always make a very durable product
August 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Bluetooth and volume
The radio does not sound as loud as it looks like it would it has problems conectiing to the bluetooth i have to try and try the 3 rd time it conecta so one good thing about it it charges my iphone really fast dewalt radio is lots better
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by M18Dude LOVE IT
I purchased two, one for the garage and the other to move around the house as I work. Is there anyway to sync the bluetooth signal from my Iphone to both units at the same time?
August 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ac54 Great product
Meets all expectations very well, but pricey and they forgot to show in the manual where to install the backup battery. Had to consult independent reviews to find it.
July 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mikey Good things,Bad things,Just ok.
First of all,I have been acquiring fuel tools for the last 6 mths.I have almost all of them.Still waiting for the finish nailer due in may.This is about the last m-18 tool I will need to purchase.I love them all.I don't know if anybody out there agrees with me about the jobsite radio should be considered a tool or not.The radio seems to work ok,but I think millwaukee should extend the warranty to 5 yrs. like all there tools.In my honest opinion,1 yr tells me that the radio will not hold up to there heavy duty standards as there tools do.That has me concerned about the quality in the electronics.I have had the radio for approx. 1 month and am pleased so far.But I do not use it every day.It sounds good,not great.I do like the added features the previous models did not have.Lets just say for the price I paid(which I cant mention)I am satisfied.All in all it does what it is supposed to do.I do think millwaukee should back up there radios with a decent tool like warranty.4 words "only time will tell"
May 6, 2016