Many digital radios combine modern features such as DAB/DAB+ radio and Bluetooth with classic 1950s and 1960s designs. These radios allow you to make a fashion statement while enjoying your favourite radio stations and streaming audio.
Here’s a roundup of what we consider to be the best retro DAB radios available in the UK in 2019.
Best Retro DAB Radios (UK 2019)
What to Look for in a Retro DAB Radio
The choice of radios on the market is growing all the time. Here are some things to consider to help you decide which is right for you.
- Brand reputation: Sometimes you can get a bargain by buying from a less established brand, but radios made by well-known brands such as Roberts tend to be higher quality and more reliable.
- Value for money: You can get an attractive retro radio for less than £50, but radios with higher build quality often cost over £100. Retro radios can be more expensive than plain-looking DAB radios as more time has gone into the design process. Compare prices at different retailers and look for discounts and deals.
- Features: Useful features to look for include Bluetooth, a headphone jack, an alarm clock and a sleep timer. Some people prefer simple radios with just the most basic features, while others prefer more complex and versatile products.
- Design & colour: If you’re looking specifically for a retro radio, this means that design is a priority. Think about whether you want a 1950s-style radio or something that looks more recent. Most of the radios reviewed here come in a choice of colours.
If we had to pick just one of these radios to recommend it would be the Roberts Revival RD70. It has a very authentic-looking 1950s design, is solidly built and has good sound quality.