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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This is the recommended retail pricing. You could find a more competitive price by shopping around.
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Remote control app available
Apps available on iOS or Android can control the radio menu items, select stations and may even be able to play content from the smart device on the digital radio.
Some portable digital radios have in-built chargers. With the setting enabled and the power plugged in, rechargeable batteries can have their charge replenished.
Annual standby energy cost
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Ease of use score
We look for ease of the initial setup, clear labelling, placement and functionality of the buttons and knobs, size and clarity of the display and intuitive and logical menus.
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A panel listens to each radio at a comparable volume for distortion, rattles or other odd noises, stereo separation where appropriate and a natural sound across all frequencies.
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We check for reception quality in three different locations. The first site is classed as optimal reception, while the second site represents an area of marginal reception. The final test involves an area with difficult reception due to its distance from the broadcast tower and no line of sight for the signal to reach the radio.
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Listening score
- Reception score
- Ease of use score
- Annual standby energy cost
- Battery life in use
- Good points
- Bad points
- CHOICE buy
- Remote control supplied
- Remote control app available
- Claimed power output
- Number of speakers
- Stereo 35mm aux input
- USB input
- Line out
- Internet radio
- Number of DAB presets
- Clock in standby
- Info shows bit rate codec
- Lines x characters
- screen dimensions
- Battery type
- Batteries supplied
- Clock has alarms
- Country of manufacture