Roberts Radios Retro DAB/DAB – Worth every one of its five stars

Great radio, great sound and design, color is awesome, i like it.

Arrived perfect condition (i’m abroad so not always the case from uk)i am a technophobe so i waited for my bf to do the set up but it was actually very easy and the instructions, should you need them, are simple. The undok app is easy enough for me to install and use (see above technophobe comment 😉)i wanted something to just press a button and it to work. My boyfriend is an audiophile and loves playing and adjusting to get great sound quality. When placed in a position by a wall, radio had internet connectivity issues, moved location and seems much happier.

I’ve got this item very quickly in three days to germany. Possibly you have to change the equalizer settings with less bass. Something about energy:idle 0,9 w, standby with lan about 2w, power 3w, with charging about 6,5 w, working with nimh 330 ma, charging 450/250 ma. Therefore my eneloop aa nimh with 1900mah are lasting for 5. This is very short but there are very few chargable wlan-radios in the market. I suppose alkaline-cells will last four timesthe outfit is nice and the quality of manufacturing is very well. Good connectivity of wlan, dab+. Dito bluetooth and the earphone socket is working well.

Sounds and looks beautiful, easy to work and control from your phone even from the next room. Having access to internet radio is fantastic (especially fip) and it works with lots of other apps too. Nb: only paid spotify accounts though. The only downside is that i now want another one for my lounge and bedroom.

This is a great all rounder – great sound, feature packed and a beautiful device. What clinched it for me is the integration of spotify, deezer, amazon prime music and tidal. This negates the need to be tied to your phone when using your preferred streaming service. The interface is intuitive and the undock app, although basic, does the job. Plus the wife loves the design :-).

Surprisingly loud for the size, a good sound but can be a bit bass boomy depending on where it’s put. Connectivity is good and the app also controls it nicely.

Good looking product, made a superb present for my wife – she was delighted, loves it and especially the colour/traditional look.

I’m amazed how good the sound is given it’s size, particularly on spotify with its high bitrate. Excellent on radio both fm and internet. No dab where i live so cannot comment on that.

Should have been able to take larger batteries.

I bought this for my mother, from a reputable uk department store that offers an extended warranty. She absolutely loves it and so did i, so i went and bought myself one off amazon. Pros: out of the box, this is a beautifully engineered piece of modern tech that is made from premium (looking) materials that not only make it look far more expensive than the sum of its parts, but it feels robust enough to last and even take the odd knock. It’s real quality that is definitely worth the hefty price tag. The modern and traditional features packed into this small radio are incredible and the controls and colour led display that interact with it are clear, simple, intuitive and very cleverly thought out. My aged mum can manage this but not a smart phone and fortunately you don’t need the latter at all. Although only mono (with separate bass and treble), the speaker is nicely tuned, sounds lovely and is more than loud enough to fill an average living room or bedroom with a rich sound that can be tweaked with the built in equaliser. The internet radio is just phenomenal; my mother is african and she can now listen to radio channels in her own tongue and musical style but also loves to listen to music from all around the world. It’s easy to preset and save your favourite channels whether dab+, fm or internet and you can add more favourite channels remotely using the frontier silicon radio portal (website) once you’ve registered your device. I have not tried the undoc app yet but it looks quite simple to use.

This version of the revival gained a 5* rating with what hi-fi magazine and for this reason i decided to replace my now only partially functioning, rather tatty, 10-years old, fm/dab only version. When i bought the original, my wife loved its retro look and i thought it was rather poor value for money, mostly because of its very retro sound quality. This version is as if from a different planet. Gone is the fully opening box and its view of the back of a nasty little speaker. Whatever is inside a now sealed unit delivers sound quality easily comparable to the excellent sonos play1 (i own two of those). Despite a plethora of functions and services, the revival is intuitive and quick to set-up with navigation easier than on my £1000 dedicated network player. Overall build quality is just excellent and the built-in battery charger a fabulous idea, as conventional batteries just aren’t cost viable given the inevitably high power consumption of any unit of this type and capability. You can use conventional batteries, although for extensive portable use it isn’t recommended you do so. Overall i am very, very pleased with this purchase. Completely up-to-date electronics beautifully packaged – the retro look is indeed the only thing retro here.

Bought for my father who seems to love it.

Big improvement on our old roberts radio. Which is still good, as a wireless. Here are the specifications for the Roberts Radios Retro DAB/DAB:

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  • DAB/ DAB+/ FM RDS and Internet Wi-Fi digital Radio allows access to thousands of Radio stations and Podcasts
  • The i-Stream 3 is a voice controlled smart speaker that utilises Alexa devices to become a smart music system (works with Alexa device)
  • Bluetooth speaker audio streaming from iPhone/ Smartphone or stream as a Spotify player, Deezer, TIDAL and Music
  • Acoustically tuned Retro, Vintage 1950’s style wooden cabinet with 6 position equaliser + separate bass and treble create a sublime sound quality
  • Becomes an alarm clock radio with 2 alarm timers, Includes colour display with dimmer adjustability,, built-in battery charging for NiMH AA cells transforming the device into a compact portable wireless speaker

Love i can listen to stations abroad. Was very easy to set up and once set up you dont have to tinker with it again.

I love the sound and look of my radio. Will have to sort out internet radio. I do not know why i did not buy before.

I really like this radio the quality of the product is excellent the sound is perfect it has lots of other facilities too.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Worth every one of its five stars
  • Energy-management
  • So nice I want another one