Digital radios: Compare features & prices Roberts Sound 80 review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/audio/reviews/digital-radios/roberts-sound-80/review/
The Sound 80 is a tidy-looking portable DAB FM radio with two loudspeakers and a subwoofer. It's easy to use with some handy clock radio-type features, but do the three speakers on this Roberts DAB radio result in better sound quality?
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My last Roberts DAB only lasted three years and if I had used their repair service it would have cost all but £60 for a radio that I had purchased for just over £70. I therefore didn't want to buy another Robert but this Sound 80 was the only DAB I could find with two features which I find essential - a sleep button and preset tabs. Its for those of us who wake in the night and want to hear a human voice without waking our partner. Finding and operating these on the Sound 80 in the dark or if you are visually challenged is difficult. Its obvious the Roberts designer failed to appreciate that it may be used under such conditions. With a little thought she/he could have made it so much easier. The seven command buttons are minute, recessed and require a degree of pressure and dexterity to activate. The five small preset tabs are close together and not raised. I like the sound which is not adjustable and I find it visually appealing. Lets hope it will last more than 3 years
Roberts Sound 80
Good things:1/ Satisfying sound resonance enhanced by sub-woofer at back2/ Two alarms - helpful if sharing a bed 3/ Flexible "Sleep" and "Snooze" settings4/ Pleasing overall aspect5/ Intuitive to get working and easy to useNot so good:1/ Titchy command buttons. You could easily hit the wrong one when half-asleep.2/ Level notch on the volume knob practically invisibleSummary: Mmm - nice!
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