Top positive review
Best radio I ever bought
20 January 2018
I mostly bought this to act as a desk radio / computer bluetooth speaker. As such it works very well, and sounds clear and quite musical. Good sound at low volume. It is extremely well made, (Designed & engineered in Great Britain Assembled in China). The controls are solid feeling and reasonably positive. I had to turn down the Bass a little to increase clarity as it is rather close to me. Clear display, I don't use the alarms or or any of the other features but generally everything seems easy and intuitive on the whole I'm delighted.
Pity about DAB. I was foolishly expecting DAB to be sorted after all these years. Sadly not, for speech it's just about acceptable but if it's available on FM and you've got a strong signal even speech sounds less flat on FM. Jazz FM on DAB+ is unfortunately absolutely dreadful. Streamed via Bluetooth it sounds superb (always presuming you like JazzFM). Radio 3 is OK but still better on FM. Bizarrely R5L(SX) is very clear and doesn't to me seem to sound any better on online or on my phone via headphones, as this is 90% of my dab listening I can live with this.