Any portable stereos with QUALITY anymore?
About ten years ago, I remember buying a portable stereo. It was an RCA, you know, the kind of portable AM/FM radio with a built-in CD player and cassette deck. (Not really a "boom box", but still a nice little radio.) The CD player was just old enough (and cheap enough) that when home-made music CDs could be created in iTunes the stereo could not play them. But the radio worked perfectly for years and I could use a cassette adaptor to plug in an iPod. And because the RCA was portable, I could put batteries in it and take it to outdoor venues for work or play. The tuner wasn't the best, but it did catch my favorite stations without any problem.
After years of being hauled around and used quite a bit, the old RCA gave out on me. I went to Radio Shack and bought a JWIN to replace it, but the tuner in that thing is awful. I can't pull in half the stations I used to take from granted.
Where do you go to find a portable stereo with a decent AM/FM tuner, and a jack to plug in an iPod? Seems all the cheap stuff is junk, from what I've seen.