Digital radios: Compare features & prices Revo AXiS review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/audio/reviews/digital-radios/revo-axis/review/
The Revo AXiS is a tabletop DAB/FM and wi-fi radio with plenty of other connectivity options, including the ability to dock your iPhone or hook it up to your hi-fi. But how good is the sound quality from the AXiS's own speaker?
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Rubbish Radio and Customer Service
I purchased the Axis as a bedside radio however the display is so bright even when set to minimum its like trying to sleep with a searchlight shining in your face. The radio was unstable from the start, it would not always switch off, would often dump all settings and favourite stations. I have reset the unit more times than I can remember. There were other limitations with receiving certain BBC broadcasts as well which I wont dwell on now. I phoned Revo multiple times who were unhelpful and kept telling me to reset again and re-enter all the data. However the thing that really annoyed me was that when I telephoned Revo just a few weeks after the guarantee expired they suddenly knew what was wrong and could fix it if I returned the radio with a cheque for £75.I would never deal with this company again.
Revo Axis - Extremely poor if you want to listen to streamed talk radio
I bought this principally for being able to listen to podcasts on demand and for listening to 5live.When you stream anything from 5live the whole case buzzes, even at very low volumes. It's dreadful. The Sound Organisation in York tested it and got a new one, but it had exactly the same problem. A real shame as it's lovely apart from that. It's a design fault! Upgraded to the K2 which I'm really pleased with. Worth the extra!
2011-06-06 12:08:50.107 wrote:
Revo Axis - excellent
I bought one for myself for Christmas and am really impressed. I mainly use the internet radio - easy to use and much better quality than I was expecting after reading the Which? review (but quality depends on the streaming and sampling quality offered by the source of the music). I cannot tell the difference between a CD and a good streamed internet channel, but then I am aging a bit . . . . . I live ont the south coast and the DAB signal here is totally rubbish (weak transmission signals from the Isle of Wight apparently so that we do not upset the French, miles across the Channel!), and thus having almost unlimited internet channels is very good (and access to podcasts etc. too). Setting up was a doddle and it works well when I dock the iPhone. Would definitely recommend the Axis, especially if you have wireless internet and are thinking of buying DAB.
I would not buy from Revo again.I have an iBlik DAB radio which after 13 months failed due to the info screen stopping working. This makes it virtually impossible to change modes. There was a very unhelpful response by Revo. So for me ..never again
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