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The Peterhouse Graduate is a very affordable stereo internet radio from budget radio brand Majority. It’s the model up from the regular Majority Peterhouse, which is similar but only has a mono speaker.
This radio connects to the internet via WiFi, allowing you to listen to thousands of radio stations from around the world, including all the popular UK stations. It’s internet-only, so there isn’t an FM or DAB tuner, but you can pick up almost all FM and DAB stations online.
The Majority Peterhouse Graduate appears to offer great value for money, but how does it perform? Find out in this review…
- Internet radio
- Stereo sound
- USB port for MP3 playback and charging devices
- Remote control
- Dual alarm clock with snooze
- Compatible with Spotify Connect (requires Spotify Premium)
- Aux in
- Line out
- Choice of EQ settings
Dimensions: 30.5 x 13.8 x 13.6 cm
Weight: 2.08 kg
Performance and use
Even if you’ve never owned an internet radio before, the Peterhouse Graduate should be quick and straightforward to set up. If there is a WPS button on your router you can use it to make connecting it to the internet even quicker.
Finding stations can be time-consuming due to the way the user interface is designed. However, you can save over 150 presets so you can access your favourite stations more quickly. The choice of stations to listen to is huge, with thousands of stations available.
The sound quality is better than you might expect for the price, and it has a decent amount of bass. It can sound a bit muffled when listening at lower volumes, especially when listening to speech programmes.
One disappointing thing about the Peterhouse Graduate is that it doesn’t have a headphone jack, and the line out can’t be used with headphones. You can’t use it with Bluetooth headphones either as it only has a Bluetooth receiver, not a transmitter.
This radio could be a great choice if you live in an area with poor FM and/or DAB signal but have a reliable internet connection. If you don’t have enough bandwidth it will buffer.
- Very affordable
- Decent sound quality
- Quick to set up
- Huge choice of stations
- No headphone jack
- User interface could be simpler
The Peterhouse Graduate is one of the cheapest stereo internet radios on the market, and it offers great value for money. The build quality isn’t as high as it could be, and this radio is unlikely to last as long or be as reliable as more expensive alternatives from brands such as Roberts. It can also be quite fiddly to use but overall, it’s a better radio than you might expect given the price.
The most similar radio to the Peterhouse Graduate is the regular Majority Peterhouse, which is essentially the same except that it has a single mono speaker and is even cheaper.
A more high-end alternative is the Roberts Stream 93i, which is one of the most popular and highly rated internet radios on the market. It’s more expensive than the Peterhouse Graduate, but still relatively affordable.
For some more options, see our roundup of the best internet radios in the UK.