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Looks good but not actually good
on 20 July 2012
I bought a Pure Evoke -1 in 2007 and was very impressed with it's simplicity and sound (didn't have a time display on it during operation though). It has travelled with me everywhere and now lives in the kitchen and has been faultless.
After much deliberating I eventually forked out for another one as I listen to the radio at work all day long. I assumed the sound would be exactly the same with the Evoke Mio and it was the aesthetics I was deciding on rather that the inners of the radio itself.
The design of the Mio, especially in pepper, is faultless; a wonderful piece of design. Simplistic, elegant and even tactile.
It's opertion is intuitive and a slight improvement on the Evokie -1. It tuned in 35 staions in what is usually a black spot for DAB signal.The sound it makes however is weak and gutless. The volume is pathetic and if turned up something starts to resinate within. The first 1/3 of the volume range is inaudible. When comparing the two (-1 against the Mio) the sound quality is tinny with much less base and midrange. I suppose it would be acceptable for spoken voices but certainly not for music.
Overall I am hugely dissapointed that a radio 5 years old is still better than it's more modern cousin as I would have expected the technology to have advanced not gone backwards. I am returning it asap.