New Which? Best Buy digital radios revealedPure Sensia among latest DAB radios on test

05 April 2010

Pure Sensia

The results of the latest Which? digital radios tests are in, with three new models achieving Best Buy status.

Our latest reviews include internet-capable and personal DAB radios, highlighting the easiest to use, best-sounding models.

We've also identified one Don't Buy digital radio with such disappointing sound you’d be wise to avoid it.

Sensia, the new Pure DAB radio, is among the latest radios to be tested. It’s an innovative FM/DAB radio that also streams internet radio. It has a colour touchscreen and applications that can provide weather reports and access to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Other models from Pure feature in the latest offerings as well as Intempo, Revo and Roberts radios.

So do the Pure Sensia and other newly tested digital radios match up to their hype in terms of sound quality and ease of use?

Find out which digital radios make it as Which? Best Buys following our tough lab tests in the Which? digital radios review.

Internet radio

The latest digital radios on test include FM/DAB models and also a handful of internet radios.

The inclusion of Wi-Fi internet radio on some FM/DAB models means you can listen to live radio from thousands of radio stations. As well as streaming live internet radio you can listen to some previously broadcast shows via ‘listen again’. The Pure Sensia and Revo Domino D3 are just two of the internet-capable models we’ve tested.

For what to look for in a digital radio, take a look at our buying advice guide.

The Roberts Streamtime alarm clock radio, like the Pure Sensia, is another break from norm. The Streamtime is different from most other radios in our tests in that it doesn’t offer DAB at all - bypassing DAB altogether and offering just FM and Wi-Fi internet radio at your bedside.

Buying an alarm clock radio

If you want an FM/DAB clock radio we have reviews for the Roberts Ecologic 6 and the Pure Siesta Flow – which has the addition of Wi-Fi internet radio.

Many tabletop or kitchen style DAB radios - like the Pure Sensia and Roberts Sound 80 - include alarm, snooze and sleep features. If you have a little more space on your bedside table these are worth considering.

Check our online digital radio reviews to see how they fared in our tests.

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