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2.0 out of 5 stars sounds good?, 7 Dec 2007
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This review is from: Intempo Digital TRS-01Bk Glossy Black DAB Transistor Radio (Electronics)
For a relatively cheap little bathroom or kitchen DAB radio, the intempo looks OK with a nice range of modern colours and is simplicity itself to get tuned. It's small and light enough to sit on the windowsill or carry around too. Sounds good then?

Well no, not at all. Its audio capabilities are very very poor to match its plastic light feel. It sounds tinny and so bass unfriendly that it actually becomes tiring to listen to. Also beware that at the minimum volume it's still almost too loud and the click volume buttons do nothing to give you options. That said it will go maximum loud without distorting but quite why you'd want to give your ears such a treble bashing at anything above 2 or 3.

Don't forget you're paying for so called digital quality but an FM radio at half this price would probably sound better. The scrolling station info on the small screen is about the only benefit. A 20 year old Sony radio a quarter of the size still sounds better.

Considering that price for what you get, it then doesn't seem such good value. I'd go so far to say that at 15 it would be priced about right and paying a bit more for a Pure DAB even better.

Not good and definitely not recommended.
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Initial post: 19 Jul 2010 20:38:49 BDT
Phone_Junkie says:
You would not be able to get a quarter of the stations on old radios--they were analogue and poor quality sound, hence the reason for digital, as even on this device quality is far far better than you claim. The old radios would station drift, especially at night, this digital radio does none of that. You review is incorrect and biased. Once the station is set you can forget it, name one of your "old" ones that would do that, you were resetting station every 10 minutes. This is miles superior to even the best of the old analogues.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2010 11:04:30 BDT
mfl says:
if you read: "an FM radio at half this price would probably sound better" you'd see it was about sound quality. It's not disputing that digital is more convenient!

And no it's not superior, it's a very poor radio whatever the technology.
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