Who makes the best DAB radio? That’s a difficult question to answer, as there are a lot of companies out there making great digital radios.
These radios range from cheap portable pocket radios to expensive high-end sound systems. Some of these radios are style icons, while others are made with just sound quality in mind.
Here are 10 of the top DAB radio brands.
AZATOM are a British audio equipment manufacturer who focus on iPhone docking stations and Bluetooth speakers.
Their products tend to be modern and stylish, making heavy use of black and silver in their designs.
Recommended radio: AZATOM Multiplex D1
Goodmans are a British brand that have been creating electronics products since 1925. Highlights of their varied range of DAB radios include the vintage-style Oxford II and Heritage radios.
Recommended radio: Goodmans Portable Digital & FM Radio
Majority’s radios are designed in Cambridge, England, and many of their radios are named after places in Cambridge.
Majority’s products tend to be low-priced and budget-friendly.
Recommended radio: Petersfield DAB Pocket Radio
Another British radio manufacturer, Pure was founded in 2002. The company pioneered DAB radio in the UK and their first model, the Evoke-1, was one of the first DAB radios available for less than £100.
Pure radios tend to have elegant, minimalistic designs often featuring wood casing.
Recommended radio: Pure Evoke D2
Revo manufacture classy, high-end radios. Their products combine beautiful design with cutting-edge technology. Revo radios aren’t cheap, but they are hard to beat when it comes to quality.
Recommended radio: Revo Super Signal Deluxe DAB Table Radio
Our reviews of Revo DAB radios:
Roberts started out in 1932 and have been manufacturing radios for over 80 years. Their first DAB radio was released in 1999, and the company now offer over 20 different radios in all shapes and sizes. Roberts radios are known for their build quality, and tend to offer better DAB reception than most other brands.
Recommended radio: Roberts RD60 Revival DAB/FM
Ruark Audio are a family-owned British company. They started out as a manufacturer of loudspeakers, and have brought that audio engineering expertise to their range of high-end radios.
Recommended radio: Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio
Japanese company Sony radios make a huge range of electronics products, from TVs to cameras to DAB radios.
Recommended radio: Sony XDR-P1DBP Pocket DAB/DAB+
No, that wasn’t a typo. Ted Baker might be better known for clothing, but their London Finisterre DAB radio is one of the best DAB radios available in 2016. The Finisterre is Ted Baker’s only DAB radio at the moment, but the company have a growing range of high-quality, stylish audio products.
Recommended radio: London Finisterre
VQ, formerly known as View Quest, are a British company who produce fun, fashionable DAB radios. Their radios have unique designs. In 2012, VQ partnered with ceramics designer Emma Bridgewater to create the VQ Emma Bridgewater range of decorated DAB radios.
Recommended radio: VQ Retro Mini Emma Bridgewater Digital Radio