Product Type: Bush portable radios
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Like listening through new ears!
Bush DAB Radio
Member Name: sparkymarky1973
Bush DAB Radio
Advantages: A great way to listen to clear, crisp radio with no interference
Disadvantages: Eats batteries so need to plug into wall for optimum performance!
I listen to the radio all the time at work, working in a busy kitchen, so when I get home often I am tired of hearing the same old songs and listening to the same old stations. Which is why when I wanted a Portable radio for the kitchen I wanted to go for a D.A.B one. And knowing that Bush has a good name for reliability and quality of manufacture, this was the model I ended up going for!
What attracted me to this paticular model? Well as some of you may know from my other reviews, I like all things retro. I like my home to have a certain style and feel of times gone by ~ not Edwardian or Victorian nessecarily, nothing that ancient, but more a feel of my generation growing up; I like things that remind me of stuff that was about when I was younger. And this paticular model has a very retro vibe going on, looking very stylish and cool like something from another era cross-bred with technology of the Twenty-First century!
Of course, sooner or later buying things on asethetically pleasing criteria is going to back-fire on me but not here! Not only doies it look good but it also sounds good with a crisp, clear sound I had long given up on with Radio. And of course with D.A.B you get a much wider selection of radio stations to pick from aimed at much more select, elite and ecletic tastes. Want to listen to Rock? There's Planet Rock. Absolute Radio now have stations cued in to almost every generation from the sixties upwards. And if you like cheesey pop, then there are stations for that too ~ often with very little D.J interaction meaning that you can enjoy even more music than on conventional radio!
But back to this paticular model of D.A.B. It has a L.E.D display screen that is much easier to read on other similar radios I have seen and if you want to change back to F.M then this offers you the opportunity to do so. There are 10 F.M presets. 10 D.AB presets but obviously you can also move down the dial at will should you want to locate something else to listen to. All Preset basically means is that when you hit a button, you go straight to a station you have already picked without all the faffing about.
Other things I like about this is that its fairly lightweight despite looking like it might be a it chunky! My one qualm....you need to have this near to a power point as using batteries can be quite expensive. This does tend to eat power like some kind of electrical version of the cookie monster! But then, from discussions with friends, all D.A.B radios are a bit like that so this is not a flaw exclusive to this model, they just really DO need a lot of juice to cope with all the new-fangled technology with all its whistles and bells!
I love this D.A.B radio and it comes highly reccomended from me! And at aprox £35 right now from Argos, there has never been a better time to pick one up!
Summary: Welcome to the next generation of Radio, Bush-style!
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