Roberts Sports 925 Radio Review

The Roberts Sports 925 is a small pocket/handheld radio with three wavebands: LW, MW and FM. The Sports 925 is designed to be taken to sports events, but can be used around the home, while walking the dog or for listening to in the bath or in bed.

Features

  • LW/MW/FM radio
  • Headphone jack
  • Carrying strap
  • Built-in speaker
  • Takes 2 AA batteries

Dimensions: 12.5 cm high x 7 cm wide x 3 cm deep
Weight: 153 g

Performance

As you’d expect from a radio of its size, the sound quality isn’t especially good, but it is good enough for this kind of radio, especially if you’re listening to speech programmes. The speaker is fairly loud for a pocket radio, and sounds crisp and clear provided you have good reception.

In general, the radio has good reception, especially on LW and MW. One of the best things about the Roberts Sports 925 is that it has LW, which is quite hard to find these days, and is great if you want to listen to the Test Match Special.

The Sports 925 is small at just 12.5 cm high, and only weighs 153 g, so it’s easy to take with you when going to the football or travelling. It only has the essential features, so it’s easy to use and you don’t need a user manual to figure it out.

Like all Roberts radios, the Sports 925 is well made and feels pretty tough, which is important if you’re going to be taking it to sports events or to work.

Pros

  • Longwave (LW) is good for listening to the Test Match Special
  • Good reception, especially on AM
  • Very straightforward and easy to use
  • Small and light
  • Good build quality
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Doesn’t save preset stations
  • No earphones included

Verdict

If you’re looking for a small yet tough pocket LW/MW/FM radio, the Roberts Sports 925 is one of the best out there. It’s fairly priced and performs very well if you’re happy with only having the most essential features.

Similar radios

It’s getting harder and harder to find good handheld radios with AM and FM, but there are a few other options on the market.

One alternative is the Roberts Sports 995, which is a pocket AM/FM radio that lets you save 15 preset stations and comes with free earphones included.

A cheap alternative is the Steepletone STR616. It’s not as high-quality as the Roberts Sports 925, but it’s small and has LW/MW/FM radio, and is very inexpensive.

If you don’t mind getting something a bit bigger, a good option would be the Roberts R9993, which is a portable LW/MW/FM radio.

If you’re ready to make the switch to digital radio, check out our recommended pocket DAB radios.

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