Bush Wooden DAB Radio Review

Summary:
A great all-round DAB radio for the price.

Buy it online:
£34.99

This radio from Bush has a stylish, elegant appearance with a wooden cabinet that not only looks great but also improves the sound quality. The Bush Wooden DAB Radio lets you listen to both FM and DAB radio stations. Let’s find out more…

Features

  • Stores up to 20 preset stations
  • Displays the date and time
  • Alarm, which can be set to a radio station
  • Mains or battery operated with 4 C-sized batteries
  • RDS scrolling text
  • Telescopic aerial

Weight: 1.4 kg
Dimensions: 25.5 cm wide x 14 cm high x 9.2 cm deep

Performance and use

For a radio at this price point, the Bush Wooden DAB radio has very good sound quality, and sounds crisp and clear even if there isn’t much depth or bass.

The radio is generally easy to use and is light enough to be carried around without difficulty. It can be plugged into the mains or powered by 4 C-sized batteries, which can be rechargeables. As with all portable DAB radios, the battery life is short, and the batteries will probably run out within 8 hours when listening to digital radio.

The Bush Wooden DAB radio has a nice retro design that would look good in a kitchen. It has a small 25.5 x 9.2 cm footprint, and doesn’t take up too much space on a kitchen counter or tabletop.

The biggest downside with this radio is the lack of a headphone socket, so there’s no option to listen to it privately.

Pros

  • Very good sound quality for the price
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Stylish and sturdy

Cons

  • Batteries drain quickly
  • No headphone socket
  • No advanced features like wireless internet or Bluetooth
  • Some mistakes in the instruction manual

Verdict

While it may not have advanced features or much depth to the sound, this Bush DAB radio is a great all-round DAB radio for the price. It looks good and offers decent sound quality for a budget radio. Its biggest flaw is that it doesn’t have a headphone jack, but if you don’t mind that, it offers excellent value for money.

Similar radios

Another cheap DAB radio with a wooden finish is the LOGIK LHDR15. It offers great value for money and could be a good alternative to the Bush Wooden DAB radio.

If you don’t mind getting a radio with a more modern finish, you might prefer the Roberts Play10. It’s a very reliable and well regarded portable DAB radio that offers very good value for money.

For some other budget radios to consider, check out our reviews of the best DAB radios under £50 and the best DAB radios under £30.

One thought on “Bush Wooden DAB Radio Review

  1. Totally useless. Eats batteries and buzzes when used with the mains power supply. Not very sensitive. The extendable antenna was so fragile that it broke off the first time I extended it. Took it down the tip.

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