Pure Evoke H6 Radio Review

Summary:
With excellent sound quality and an attractive design, the Pure Evoke H6 is a great radio for the kitchen or the bedroom.

Buy it online:
£195.58 on Amazon.co.uk

The Pure Evoke H6 is most powerful radio in the Evoke H series, which was released in 2016. The main addition that sets the Evoke H series apart from the older Evoke D series is the addition of a colour screen.

The Evoke H6 has an FM/DAB/DAB+ radio with two 10 W speakers giving stereo sound. The radio also has a dual alarm and Bluetooth for wireless streaming. Let’s find out more about the Evoke H6…

Features

  • FM/DAB/DAB+ radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Dual alarm
  • 2 x 10W speakers
  • Dual alarm clock
  • Kitchen, sleep and snooze timers
  • Mains powered or portable using the optional ChargePAK F1
  • Aux-in
  • 4” full-colour TFT display
  • Saves 40 preset stations
  • Carrying handle

Dimensions: 30.5 cm wide x 18 cm high x 12.8 cm deep
Weight: 2.1 kg

Performance and use

The Pure Evoke H6 is very easy to use even if you’ve never owned a DAB radio before. It automatically sets the correct time via the radio and will automatically adjust itself when the clocks change. The radio has some dedicated preset buttons so you can save your favourite stations and access them instantly.

Despite being small (30.5 x 12.8 cm), the Evoke H6 has very good sound quality with a decent amount of bass. The sound is well balanced, and not at all tinny.

The Evoke H6 is mains-powered by default, but you can buy a battery pack (the ChargePAK F1), which will make the H6 portable with a battery life of up to 50 hours. The ChargePAK works well, but it would be nice if it was included with the product rather than being an add-on.

The Evoke H6 feels reassuringly heavy and has great build quality in general, though the power plug seems quite poorly made.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Very good sound quality for such a small, compact radio
  • Attractive design with a nice wooden finish and colour screen

Cons

  • Plug is quite poorly constructed and can stop working properly
  • Display is quite bright on standby

Verdict

The Pure Evoke H6 has excellent sound quality and is a great radio for the kitchen or the bedroom. It would look great on a kitchen countertop, a bedside table or a bookshelf.

The Evoke H6 is relatively expensive, but the sound quality and attractive design make it worth it.

Similar radios

The Evoke H6 is the most expensive radio in the Pure Evoke H series. If you’d like something with a similar design and similar build quality you should consider the Evoke H2, H3 or H4.

One radio in the same price range that appears to offer better value for money is the Roberts Stream93i. As well as FM and DAB/DAB+, the Stream93i also picks up internet radio over WiFi, so it gives you over 20,000 radio stations to choose from. Unlike the Evoke H6 it doesn’t come with Bluetooth by default, but you can buy a Bluetooth adapter to give it this capability.

A good budget alternative is the Majority Castle DAB radio, which has FM/DAB radio, Bluetooth, a CD player and USB charging points, and is available for less than half the price of the Evoke H6 at the time of writing.

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