When digital radio began to take off in the UK I decided I had to pick up a DAB radio to enable me to listen the football each weekend and as it was a new technology for me I decided to pick up a trusted brand and after looking around I found this Sony and based on the style felt it was the one for me and have never looked back.
The XDR-S1 is a beautifully shaped and designed digital radio which was straight away what stood out for me as so many of the DAB radios out there being poorly styled I was delighted to see something different.
The simple to use radio means that once your radio has scanned the airwaves and picked up the stations you have the ability to quickly move through different stations picking up clear and crisp radio. The ability to save a number of radio stations as your favorites is something that for many people is a major plus and despite me not making use of this function I do think that it is great to see it is available.
The biggest thing you would want when purchasing a radio is that it sounds great and thankfully this really does sound fantastic with the sound clear and crisp at all times. I have actually ended up sitting the radio beside my PC so that I can hook a cable in to the radio which has enabled me to now use this as a speaker for my PC which is something that just adds value to what has already proven to be a great piece of kit.
The radio feels sturdy, well designed and built to last which for me is something I want when spending a bit of money on an item and thankfully having had this radio for a while now I am delighted with how well it is still performing. The radio reception is clear and enables me to listen the football on my radio with a nice and crisp sound quality that is what I hoped for when I got this little gem.
The XDR-S1 is a superbly combined DAB/Analogue portable radio. With its curvaceous lines and striking silver finish, the XDR-S1 makes sure it stands out from the crowd. Yet the slim, elegant design can be accommodated practically anywhere.
A remote control ensures that you don't have to move a muscle to find your favorite digital station and with Line In and Line Out you can even connect your Sony MiniDisc or Hi-MD for recording and playback.
And with 4 sound modes, Mega Bass and a bass reflex speaker system you can be sure the XDR-S1 will deliver superb sound definition. A noise reduction feature on the analogue tuner improves sound quality even in poor reception areas, whilst an integrated clock with alarm feature lets you wake up to either FM or DAB.