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3.0 out of 5 stars The first device I have seen without a headphone connection., 17 April 2014
This review is from: VQ (Formerly View Quest) Hepburn DAB/DAB+/FM Radio and Bluetooth Speaker - Teal (Electronics)
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I can't see anyway of connecting up my favourite Sennheiser headphones as there is no sound output jack connection for a standard headphone.
I tried pairing up some Aves Aqua external Bluetooth speakers but they do not seem to want to pair up.
I can very easily pair up an iPod, iPad and Nexus 7 but that transmits in to the radio to play what is on the device..
I have emailed marketing@viewquest.co.uk to find out if it is possible to output sound to speakers or headphones.
There is an input in for a MP3 player.
The radio gives a high quality sound but I found that the volume setting is not loud enough at a distance and rather too much bass.
You can try other settings on the Equaliser and I found music sounds better on the Speech setting.
In my area Radio 4 is difficult on DAB and I have to extend the aerial to get a good signal so it is better listening to that on FM.
I found it difficult setting preset stations following the method in the manual but managed it eventually.

Edit added later giving response from manufacturer :-

As you quite rightly point out we do not include a 3.5mm audio out connection on the device, as part of our initial product development focus group feedback did not highlight this as a requirement and it was perceived that the radio would act as a stand alone unit without the requirement for headphone use so this functionality was not built into the radio.
You have also seen that the same is true of the Bluetooth connectivity which acts as a receiver only.
We are committed to evaluating products post-launch and gathering feedback to help inform future product development but also to look at possible enhancements for new generations of existing products. And I can confirm that audio-out functionality is something we are looking to incorporate in our next generation of Hepburn Radios.
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Initial post: 4 Jul 2015 00:31:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jul 2015 00:31:33 BDT
kiwigirl42 says:
It'd love to buy one of these radios but won't due to the lack of head phone jack. I listen to the radio in bed a lot at night and use ear buds as not to wake my partner. I think the manufacturers will find that most cricket fans will refuse to buy a radio without a headphone jack as well - you need to be able to listen to the Ashes in Australia at 3am without waking the whole household!
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