Product Type: Sony portable radios
Newest Review: ... am pretty disappointed. The biggest issues arethe poor sound through poor reception. The old smaller unit always had a great reception so ... more
Great Sound for Such a Compact Radio
Member Name: hanmillie
Advantages: Compact Size, High Quality Sound, Durable
Disadvantages: Appearance, Delay in Starting Up
This product was my first introduction to the DAB radio and has sufficed as a useful tool, particularly during times of renovating our house where the sound of a radio is required!
The radio comes with an instruction manual which neatly outlines the various functions possible, although it is worth noting that most of these are self explanatory. The use of 3 keys enables the listener to allocate their three favourite stations to the buttons in order to instantly change the station playing. Arguably the biggest criticism of this product is the speed that it takes to load a radio station upon switching on which can take quite a few seconds. The aerial, which is quite long, enables good signal which is particularly good in areas where low signal is often available whilst also being very flexible to position. A flick switch on the right hand side of this device also enables the listener to easily change station when required.
This radio does not rely on battery power and therefore comes with a long cable which enables it to be plugged into the wall. The long cable is useful as it serves to allow the radio to be moved around the room without the need for unplugging, which we found a particularly good feature whilst we were decorating. The durable quality of this product means that it can easily suffer the odd knock and not get damaged. The most worthy feature of this radio is the quality of sound that it omits which is very clear and is able to produce a high volume. The radio also has a small screen which illustrates the current radio station which is playing.
This product is rather small and thin which allows it to be easily carried and stored away tidily when not in use. Whilst the radio is black in colour and looks modern with an orange display screen, it is also worth noting that it is rather plain in contrast to other DAB radios on the market.
All in all, this has been a highly useful radio which is highly fit for purpose and provided good value for money, although the appearance and the speed of loading was lacking hence the allocation of four stars rather than five.
Summary: A good value compact radio, which delivers high quality performance
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