Majority Oakington DAB Radio Review

Majority Oakington DAB/DAB+ Radio Review

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Looks and performs much better than you’d expect given the price.

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The Oakington DAB/DAB+ Radio is one of the most feature-packed products in Majority’s line-up of affordable digital radios. It offers a CD player, stereo sound, Bluetooth and USB charging, and comes in a classy walnut wooden finish. Find out more about what the Majority Oakington can do and how it performs in this review…


  • FM/DAB/DAB+ radio
  • CD/CD-R/CD-RW player
  • Bluetooth
  • USB port for charging and MP3 playback
  • Stereo speakers
  • Remote control
  • 3.5 mm aux-in and headphone jack

Dimensions: 40 cm wide x 13 cm high x 20 cm deep
Weight: 3.8 kg

Performance and use

Like most DAB radios, the Majority Oakington is easy to set up since it quickly scans and saves the radio stations available in your area. The radio picks up DAB stations well, but the reception is quite poor on FM. Given the disappointing FM reception, we’d only recommend this radio if you’re planning to listen more to DAB/DAB+ than FM.

With two 10-watt speakers, the Majority Oakington packs a punch and should be easily loud enough for the largest room in the house. The sound is good for a radio in this price range, and there’s a decent amount of bass.

One of the most impressive things about this radio is the design and finish, which makes it look more expensive than it is.


  • Very good value for money
  • Good build quality
  • Attractive, premium-looking design
  • Good amount of bass


  • Buttons on remote aren’t very responsive
  • Poor FM reception


If you want a premium-looking radio at a budget price, the Oakington is a great choice. This radio performs much better than you’d expect given the price tag. The poor FM reception is disappointing, but overall the Majority Oakington is a quality piece of kit.

Similar radios

One radio with similar specs minus the CD player is the AZATOM Multiplex D1. The Multiplex D1 is cheaper than the Oakington, so it could be a good choice if you don’t need a CD player and are looking to save money.

A more high-end alternative is the Pure Evoke C-D6, which has an attractive wood-effect finish and offers a CD player and Bluetooth in addition to FM/DAB radio.

The most similar radio overall is probably the Auna Stanford, which has a very similar design and almost the exact same features and specs, but a higher price tag (at the time of writing).

For some more options see our roundup of the best radio CD players in the UK.

4 thoughts on “Majority Oakington DAB/DAB+ Radio Review”

  1. We have for some months been using this radio the following comment applies, sound is brilliant lots of depth to sound, DAB works well, The remote works poorly with the radios sensor, The display is too small and not bright enough to be fair we are 70s but even so, The CD works most of the time but has a habit of not reading that a cd has been inserted this in turn means that it refuses to return/eject CD which takes much fiddling turning off at wall and so on, on this ground alone I would not buy another of the Majority models ours is an Oakington DAB.

  2. I got an Oakington for my bedroom as it ticked a lot of boxes for the features that I wanted.
    It has a very annoying problem though. I like to drift off to sleep listening to music and have filled up a 32GB USB stick with some mellow tunes which the Oakington plays well. However when I set the sleep timer the machine automatically goes into “standby” at midnight no matter how long the timer is set for. Very annoying if you go to bed after 11.30pm as I do most nights. After contacting Majority the only solution that they can give me is “do a factory reset”, which hasn’t worked. The remote is also very fiddly and the display is hard to see.
    The Oakington does have a good sound and has plenty of features, but it is totally unsuitable for my needs.

  3. As with many other reviewers I also found that the display faded very quickly and the remote control which started out inconsistent, got progressively worse until it wouldn’t work at all (yes, of course I changed the batteries). Got around six months normal service from it in which time the sound was good, but would suggest with so many similar complaints on sites, that buyers look elsewhere.

  4. Bought this radio for use in rural France. Digital reception is poor, so we were hoping the receiver would perform well on FM. It doesn’t. Sensitivity is very poor. So it is used only for playing CDs, and that is an unduly fiddly process. I would not recommend this radio.

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