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
Not very impressed
Member Name: robertcheadle
Advantages: Build quality
Disadvantages: Poor reception
I used to have a small radio in the bathroom. A little anolgue sony that I had had for 10 years until I broke it. So I thought I would upgrade to a DAB portable.
I habve had this for about 6 months and I am pretty disappointed. The biggest issues arethe poor sound through poor reception. The old smaller unit always had a great reception so its not the location.
The unit looks fine but the buttons are quite small and spread about over the unit in a mish mash fashion. The large knob on the right is the manual search which is the most useful (dure to the poor receptioon - constantly being adjusted. The screen is small but in reality you don't really need that much information
The radio does not pick up am stations or longwave so no test match special anymore.
It takes 4 AA batteries (plus mains) which do not last as long as the 2 AA batteries that my old model used to take.
It is well made as you would expect but with that it is heavier than want it to be. Its not really a travel radio and its not really a kitchen type plugged in radio. Its an inbetweener that does not work on either count
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