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Radios advice guides

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Keen to buy a new radio, but don't know whether to go for a DAB or internet radio, or whether you need Bluetooth or a portable model? Our expert impartial reviews will help you find your ideal radio.

How to buy the best DAB radio

Our expert guide helps you choose the best DAB radio or internet radio, so you can enjoy listening to all your favourite stations.

Best retro DAB radios

Are you looking to buy a retro-styled radio? Some have first-class sound quality and functionality that belie their nostalgic looks, but we’ve found others that sound as old as they look – they are dreaded Don’t Buys. Our expert lab tests make sure you don’t get caught out – we reveal which are really the best and which are style over substance.

Top five best radios for 2021

From portable radios to bedside alarm clock radios, we round up the best DAB, FM and internet radios on the market, with models to suit every budget.

Best cheap DAB radios

Find an excellent-sounding and easy-to-use digital radio without breaking the bank, with our pick of the best budget radios.

Top five digital radio alarm clocks for 2021

Find a brilliant digital radio alarm clock that’s easy to use and a delight to wake up to. We pick our top five radios to put by your bedside.

How to get DAB radio in your car

Don't have a digital radio in your car? Check out our handy guide to see what options are available to you ahead of the digital switchover.

Digital radio switchover explained

Find out all you need to know about the digital radio switchover, how it could affect you and when it's likely to happen.

What is internet radio?

Internet radio has lots of choice and great sound quality, and you can listen to your favourite stations for free with internet radio apps.

Best internet radios for 2021

Listen to your favourite radio programmes at any time that suits you with the flexibility of an internet radio. Here are some of the best available.

How we test radios

Discover how we thoroughly test radios to find the ones that sound great and are a pleasure to use, so you can find the perfect radio for your needs.

How to listen to digital radio

The UK digital radio switchover is on the horizon, which means FM and AM national radio broadcasts will be switched off. Find out how to keep listening.