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Top 10 - Best DAB Radios of 2020

What's the best digital radio to buy? Discover our top ten best DAB radio recommendations of the year.

Last updated by Daniel Barnes 8 days ago

Best DAB Radios of 2018

We have tested every DAB radio in the UK to separate the best from the worst models.


DAB radio has now overtaken FM to become the UK's most popular format. To meet all that demand, there are countless models for consumers to choose from. But with all that choice comes one big problem: how do you know which model is right for you? Not to worry, though- liGo are here to make that choice a little easier. We’ve scoured the world of DAB radios and road-tested a huge range of products to come up with our Top 10 list. Read on, and discover which ones really made us sit up and listen.

Whenever a new DAB radio hits the market, our experts are quick to test out how it performs. We can then give you an honest opinion on whether these new DAB radios are worth your consideration, or if they aren’t quite up to our high standards. Our Best DAB radios list is updated several times throughout the year so that you can be sure all of the models on the list are the most current and up to date. So, read on to discover our best DAB radio picks!

What we look for to find the best DAB radios:


  • Sound Quality
    Every DAB radio on our Top 10 has undergone extensive checks for excellent audio quality.
  • Usability
    We have a panel of experts who test every DAB radio to find out how easy they are to use.
  • Build & Reliability
    We conduct an extensive survey throughout the year to find out which DAB radios are the most reliable.
  • 1. VQ Susie Q DAB/FM & Internet Radio with Bluetooth Connectivity in Black
    Product Features
    • Eye-catching retro design with premium leatherette casing
    • WiFi connectivity for internet radio
    • Multiroom compatible
    • Spotify Connect & Bluetooth for wireless streaming
    • Which? Best Buy Digital Radio
    Product Features
    • Eye-catching retro design with premium leatherette casing
    • WiFi connectivity for internet radio
    • Multiroom compatible
    • Spotify Connect & Bluetooth for wireless streaming
    • Which? Best Buy Digital Radio
    RRP: £319.99
    £299.99
    6% Off - Save a total of £20.00
  • 2. Roberts Revival RD70 Retro DAB Radio & Bluetooth Speaker in Red
    Product Features
    • Classic British design
    • Real leather casing
    • Built-in Bluetooth connectivity
    • Sleep timer & any-button snooze function
    • Portable with 4 AA batteries (not included)
    What We Think
    The Roberts Revival RD70 combines classic British design with the very latest in audio technology to create a truly timeless DAB radio. Hand-crafted from real wood and with a gorgeous leather casing available in a wide range of colours, this is one radio that's sure to impress. It also provides top-of-the-range sound quality for both music and speech content, meaning it sounds great all the way across the dial. With built-in Bluetooth connectivity, you can also listen to your own choice of music and podcasts. And if you like to listen on the go, the Revival RD70 can even be made portable simply by popping some AA batteries in- perfect for the garden or a picnic!
    Product Features
    • Classic British design
    • Real leather casing
    • Built-in Bluetooth connectivity
    • Sleep timer & any-button snooze function
    • Portable with 4 AA batteries (not included)
    £179.99
  • 3. VQ Rosie Lee DAB/DAB+ Digital Radio & Bluetooth Speaker - Real Wood - Black Leather & Walnut
    Product Features
    • 10W stereo sound
    • Real wood body with PU leather casing
    • 60 station presets
    • Includes Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming
    Editors Rating 89/100
    What We Think
    Handcrafted from a single piece of real wood, the VQ Rosie Lee is as much a bold design statement as it is a great bedside DAB radio. It also features a stylish premium leatherette casing for the perfect finishing touch. Inside, twin ultra-wide speakers offer an impressive 10W total output, for sound that really shines. Twin alarm settings, 60 station preset options, and Bluetooth connectivity make this a real feature-packed DAB radio that would be equally at home in your bedroom or living room.
    Product Features
    • 10W stereo sound
    • Real wood body with PU leather casing
    • 60 station presets
    • Includes Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming
    RRP: £149.99
    £99.99
    33% Off - Save a total of £50.00
    Editors Rating 89/100
  • 4. Pure Evoke H4 DAB/DAB+/FM Bluetooth Radio in Oak
    Our Verdict
    Great sound quality and a stylish wooden case make this model a winner
    Product Features
    • Powerful best-in-class sound quality
    • DAB/DAB+/FM modes
    • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming
    • Large 2.8-inch full colour TFT display
    • Easy snooze handle
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    The flagship model of Pure’s Evoke range, the H4 is an excellent mid-sized DAB radio with a great range of features. First and foremost, the sound quality is some of the best we’ve heard from a model of this size, with a 3” driver that has been carefully tuned by the experts at Pure to ensure peak performance. An innovative snooze handle makes the Evoke H4 ideal as a bedside radio, but it is plenty powerful enough for most living rooms, too. And it’s not just a DAB radio either- the H4 also includes Bluetooth connectivity, so you can choose the soundtrack yourself, and an aux-in connection for devices without Bluetooth. It all comes encased in a gorgeous wooden body, which not only looks great but also helps to give the Evoke H4 a little extra acoustic sparkle.
    Product Features
    • Powerful best-in-class sound quality
    • DAB/DAB+/FM modes
    • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming
    • Large 2.8-inch full colour TFT display
    • Easy snooze handle
    £144.99
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
  • 5. Roberts Revival iStream 3 DAB+/FM Internet Smart Radio with Bluetooth in Midnight Blue
    Product Features
    • Iconic British design
    • Superb sound quality
    • Bluetooth, internet radio & music streaming
    • Portable with built-in battery charging
    What We Think
    Combining Roberts' flair for vintage design with the very latest in audio technology, the Revival iStream 3 is a feature-packed DAB and internet radio that does just about anything you could ask for. From FM and digital radio to internet stations and built-in Spotify Connect, it provides so many different ways to listen to your favourite music and speech content. It also includes Bluetooth connectivity, so you can link up your smartphone or laptop to enjoy podcasts or local files. Whatever you're listening to, it's sure to sound great coming out of the Revival iStream 3's hand-tuned speaker.
    Product Features
    • Iconic British design
    • Superb sound quality
    • Bluetooth, internet radio & music streaming
    • Portable with built-in battery charging
    £199.99
  • 6. Pure Avalon N5 DAB Radio in Pearl Grey
    Our Verdict
    Wool casing sets this model apart from the crowd
    Product Features
    • Beautiful wool casing
    • Small body, powerful sound
    • DAB+ compatibility
    • Easy-to-use controls
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    Editors Rating 72/100
    What We Think
    A wooden case is something of a trademark for Pure, but their Avalon range takes a very different approach to design. They’ve dropped the box-like look of the Evoke, and instead gone for something more akin to the Panasonic RF-D10EB-K. The slimline design is then wrapped in a gorgeous woven wool for a finish that’s subtle yet stylish. Even though it’s more compact than the Evoke range, it still provides a nice rich sound across both DAB radio and a Bluetooth connection. Making smart use of a small footprint, that design approach even extends to the unique pop button- both an on/off switch and volume control in one neat little package.
    Product Features
    • Beautiful wool casing
    • Small body, powerful sound
    • DAB+ compatibility
    • Easy-to-use controls
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    RRP: £219.99
    £199.99
    9% Off - Save a total of £20.00
    Editors Rating 72/100
  • 7. Roberts Stream 94i DAB/FM/Internet Radio & Multiroom Speaker
    Product Features
    • DAB, FM, internet radio, and podcasts- all at your fingertips
    • Traditional wood casing for superb acoustics
    • Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, and USB support to play your own music
    • Pair up with other mutliroom speakers using the UNDOK app
    • 120 presets to save all your favourite content
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    Next up, we have the Roberts Stream 94i, an award-winning radio with an enormous array of features. Along with DAB and FM modes, the Stream 94i is also internet-compatible, allowing you to tune in to tens of thousands of online stations from across the globe. It also boasts on-board Spotify Connect to stream directly to the radio itself (hence the name), and Bluetooth connectivity to play music or podcasts from your phone.
    Product Features
    • DAB, FM, internet radio, and podcasts- all at your fingertips
    • Traditional wood casing for superb acoustics
    • Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, and USB support to play your own music
    • Pair up with other mutliroom speakers using the UNDOK app
    • 120 presets to save all your favourite content
    £169.99
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
  • 8. Roberts Rambler BT Portable DAB/FM Radio & Bluetooth Speaker in Green
    Product Features
    • A fresh spin on a 1970's classic
    • Easy Bluetooth streaming from your smartphone or tablet
    • Save your favourite stations for easy playback
    • Dual alarm mode with any-button snooze feature
    What We Think
    If you're looking for a portable DAB radio that's sure to turn heads wherever you go, then look no further than the Roberts Rambler BT. Taking its starting point from Roberts' classic 1970's original, the Rambler BT brings things right up to date with digital radio functionality and Bluetooth connectivity. And for wired devices, there's also a 3.5mm jack so you can plug in and play. Just pop in some batteries, and the Rambler BT will be all set for your next day out.
    Product Features
    • A fresh spin on a 1970's classic
    • Easy Bluetooth streaming from your smartphone or tablet
    • Save your favourite stations for easy playback
    • Dual alarm mode with any-button snooze feature
    £99.99
  • 9. Geneva Touring S+ Portable DAB Radio & Bluetooth Speaker in Cognac
    Our Verdict
    The perfect blend of sound and style
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 93/100
    What We Think
    The Geneva Touring S+ is a portable Bluetooth speaker and DAB radio that combines stunning design with superb sound quality. Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminium and topped off with an eco-leather casing available in a range of colours, the Touring S+ is one of the most stylish speakers on the market. And thanks to its built-in rechargeable battery with up to 20 hours' listening time, you can show it off wherever you go.
    RRP: £229.99
    £199.99
    13% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 93/100
  • 10. Pure Siesta Charge DAB/DAB+/FM Bluetooth Clock Radio with Wireless Charging Pad in Polar
    Product Features
    • High-contrast screen with auto-dimming function
    • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming
    • Built-in wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones
    • Full stereo sound
    • Up to 40 station presets
    Editors Rating 86/100
    What We Think
    The Pure Siesta Charge is undoubtedly one of the most advanced bedside DAB radio alarm clocks on the market today. For one thing, it features full stereo sound that has been carefully tuned by Pure's audio experts to ensure the best performance. But it also comes loaded with a whole host of extra features, most notably a wireless charging pad on the top to power up compatible smartphones overnight. With a crystal clear display screen that's easily visible from any angle, and even Bluetooth connectivity to boot, the Siesta Charge is a fantastic bedside radio that's well worth considering.
    Product Features
    • High-contrast screen with auto-dimming function
    • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming
    • Built-in wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones
    • Full stereo sound
    • Up to 40 station presets
    RRP: £144.99
    £129.99
    10% Off - Save a total of £15.00
    Editors Rating 86/100