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Top 10 - Best DAB Radios of 2019

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 Monty Portable DAB+/FM Radio & Bluetooth Speaker in Oak
    Our Verdict
    Our Best Buy DAB Radio of 2019 - truly exceptional!
    Product Features
    • High sensitivity DAB/DAB+ & FM tuner
    • Untreated wood casing for a beautiful natural grain effect
    • A range of connectivity options including Bluetooth streaming
    • Built-in USB charging port
    • Optional battery pack for portable listening
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 97/100
    What We Think
    Our Best Buy DAB Radio of 2019. The VQ Monty combines an eye-catching retro inspired design with powerful audio for a listening experience that rivals much pricier models. We were instantly impressed with the build quality of the VQ Monty, which features a real wooden case with an exposed wood grain. The 10W speaker driver may not compare to some higher-end models but at this price and with VQ’s pioneering Analogue Sound Processing technology, the audio quality is excellent whether you’re listening to spoken voice or music. It also comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity so it will double up as a smart speaker allowing you to stream music from your Smartphone as well. Further benefits include a handy USB charging port, 3.5mm aux-in, FM reception, and an alarm function. The VQ Monty is also compatible with an optional battery pack for added portability, providing up to 25 hours of performance on the go. A Which? Best Buy to boot, the VQ Monty is our top choice if you’re looking for the best quality at a reasonable price!
    Product Features
    • High sensitivity DAB/DAB+ & FM tuner
    • Untreated wood casing for a beautiful natural grain effect
    • A range of connectivity options including Bluetooth streaming
    • Built-in USB charging port
    • Optional battery pack for portable listening
    RRP: £124.99
    £99.99
    20% Off - Save a total of £25.00
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 97/100
  • 2. Revo SuperSignal DAB Radio with Bluetooth in Walnut/Black
    Our Verdict
    Top-class build quality and premium audio
    Product Features
    • High sensitivity DAB/DAB+ tuner
    • Wireless streaming with Qualcomm® aptX™ technology
    • High quality 2.4 inch graphical OLED display
    • Intuitive joystick driven user interface
    • Dual alarm with Sleep and Snooze functions
    Average Customer Review 4.95/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
    What We Think
    The Revo SuperSignal is a top quality DAB Radio that will delight users with its impressive build quality and powerful audio. Despite its compact design the SuperSignal packs a formidable listening experience with exceptional clarity and adjustable EQ settings to suit your preferences. Even when we turned the volume right up the sound wasn’t compromised and because the SuperSignal is compatible with the UNDOK multi-room app (available for Android and iOS), it can be grouped together with other compatible models you may have to set up a multi room speaker system for whole home audio. And with its eye-catching design blending a handcrafted wooden cabinet with a sleek aluminium grille, and user-friendly 2.4” display, it will work well in any room. At this price point nothing rivals the Revo SuperSignal for sound, build, and style. If money is no object then Revo are our top choice for DAB Radios!
    Product Features
    • High sensitivity DAB/DAB+ tuner
    • Wireless streaming with Qualcomm® aptX™ technology
    • High quality 2.4 inch graphical OLED display
    • Intuitive joystick driven user interface
    • Dual alarm with Sleep and Snooze functions
    RRP: £199.00
    £189.00
    5% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 4.95/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
  • 3. VQ Retro Mini Portable DAB Radio with Bluetooth in Black
    Our Verdict
    The best small DAB radio - exceptional value for money!
    Product Features
    • Eye-catching retro design
    • Powerful sound from a compact body
    • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming
    • 60 preset options
    • Fully portable- requires 4xAA batteries (not included)
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    Similar in design to the No.1 on our list but more compact and without the real wood casing, the VQ Retro Mini offers excellent value for money and comes in a variety of colours to choose from. It’s impressive audio quality belies its small stature and we were blown away by the clarity even at the highest volumes. The 5W speaker driver coped surprisingly well with all types of music and spoken word so don’t worry about whether you’ll be able to hear over the noise of an extractor fan. It also comes equipped with Bluetooth so will stream Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube or your favourite Podcast from your smartphone. If you’re looking for a top quality portable DAB radio then the VQ Retro Mini is well made model and outperforms similarly priced models and even some pricier alternatives so is definitely worth consideration!
    Product Features
    • Eye-catching retro design
    • Powerful sound from a compact body
    • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming
    • 60 preset options
    • Fully portable- requires 4xAA batteries (not included)
    RRP: £69.99
    £54.99
    21% Off - Save a total of £15.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
  • 4. VQ Susie Q DAB/FM & Internet Radio with Bluetooth Connectivity in Walnut
    Our Verdict
    Expensive but worth every penny with exceptional sounding stereo speakers
    Product Features
    • Eye-catching retro design with real wood casing
    • WiFi connectivity for internet radio
    • Multiroom compatible
    • Spotify Connect & Bluetooth for wireless streaming
    • Which? Best Buy Digital Radio
    Average Customer Review 5.0/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    The VQ Susie Q is a Which? Best Buy DAB Radio that will instantly impress with its retro-inspired design and exceptional audio. Having scooped up an array of accolades for both design and sound it provides DAB, DAB+, FM, Wi-Fi for Internet Radio, and Spotify Connect through an incredibly powerful speaker system. It has Bluetooth with NFC to connect your smartphone and other devices to play music, podcasts and more. It is capable of filling even the largest of rooms with rich, detailed audio and boasts a beautifully large 2.4” full-colour OLED screen, technology more often seen on high-end televisions. It is available in real-wood finishes (Oak and Walnut) with an enamel and flared-chrome front. It is on the more expensive side but if you’re looking for the best digital radio for a larger room then at this price you won’t get better!
    Product Features
    • Eye-catching retro design with real wood 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
    Average Customer Review 5.0/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
  • 5. VQ Hepburn Mk II Portable DAB+/FM Radio & Bluetooth Speaker in Red
    Product Features
    • Stylish retro-inspired design with leatherette casing
    • Twin 10W speaker drivers for full stereo sound
    • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming
    • DAB/DAB+/FM functionality
    • Fully portable with optional battery pack (sold separately)
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
    What We Think
    The VQ Hepburn is a super-stylish DAB radio that undoubtedly lives up to its name. With a plush leatherette casing and warm, elegant curves, this model is sure to impress. But the Hepburn is more than just window dressing. It also features two powerful 10W speakers for full stereo sound setting it apart from other models at this price. Further benefits include Bluetooth connectivity alongside the DAB and FM modes, Alarm with Snooze, and a USB charging port. Given its compact size and handle, this is an ideal model for moving about the home and is compatible with an optional battery pack (sold separately), allowing you to take your Hepburn with you for hours of listening on the go.
    Product Features
    • Stylish retro-inspired design with leatherette casing
    • Twin 10W speaker drivers for full stereo sound
    • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming
    • DAB/DAB+/FM functionality
    • Fully portable with optional battery pack (sold separately)
    RRP: £109.99
    £99.95
    9% Off - Save a total of £10.04
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
  • 6. Como Audio Solo DAB+/FM Radio with Internet Radio & Multi-Room Functionality in Hickory
    Our Verdict
    Small in size, but jam-packed with advanced features
    Product Features
    • DAB+, FM & internet radio modes
    • Stylish Italian design with real hickory wood casing
    • Powerful 30W RMS digital amplifier for room-filling sound
    • Ideal for multi-room music streaming
    Average Customer Review 4.33/5
    Editors Rating 86/100
    What We Think
    Manufacturer Como Audio may be relatively new to the DAB radio market, but they bring years of experience to the table, having been launched by the original founder of Tivoli. The Como Audio Solo really shows that the company know their audio equipment, with a powerful 30W amplifier providing impressively dynamic sound that comfortably fills medium-sized rooms. What's more, all of Como's DAB radios are built for multiroom use, so you can easily add on more units as and when you need them. Finally, all those high-tech components come wrapped in a beautiful Italian-inspired casing, made from real wood for superior acoustics.
    Product Features
    • DAB+, FM & internet radio modes
    • Stylish Italian design with real hickory wood casing
    • Powerful 30W RMS digital amplifier for room-filling sound
    • Ideal for multi-room music streaming
    RRP: £474.99
    £399.00
    16% Off - Save a total of £75.99
    Average Customer Review 4.33/5
    Editors Rating 86/100
  • 7. Revo SuperCD DAB, FM & Internet Radio All-In-One Music System with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & Spotify Connect in Walnut/Silver
    Our Verdict
    If you've got the budget, then the SuperCD is the ultimate DAB radio
    Product Features
    • Vertical slot-loading CD player, DAB, DAB+ and FM tuner with RDS
    • Wireless streaming with Qualcomm® aptX™ technology
    • Spotify Connect - Access over 30 Million Tracks, DLNA Audio Streaming
    • Intuitive joystick driven user interface
    • Wireless Multiroom Enabled
    Average Customer Review 4.67/5
    Editors Rating 80/100
    What We Think
    If you’re looking for a very high-end DAB radio- and you’ve got the cash to splash on one- then we wholeheartedly recommend the Revo SuperCD. As an all-in-one music centre, it simply can’t be beaten. Like the name suggests, it comes with a built-in CD player. For those who really care about audio quality, this is perhaps the single most important feature, since CD sound is so much clearer than MP3s. The dual built-in speakers also give you full stereo sound without the need for an extra unit, so the SuperCD really is all you need!
    Product Features
    • Vertical slot-loading CD player, DAB, DAB+ and FM tuner with RDS
    • Wireless streaming with Qualcomm® aptX™ technology
    • Spotify Connect - Access over 30 Million Tracks, DLNA Audio Streaming
    • Intuitive joystick driven user interface
    • Wireless Multiroom Enabled
    £599.00
    Average Customer Review 4.67/5
    Editors Rating 80/100
  • 8. Panasonic RF-D10EB-K Portable DAB Radio
    Our Verdict
    A compact, portable DAB radio with plenty of presets
    Product Features
    • Small stature, powerful speaker
    • Sleek, compact design with a modern touch
    • 10 station presets for added ease of use
    • Fully portable with up to 30 hours battery life
    • Excellent value for money
    Average Customer Review 4.0/5
    Editors Rating 77/100
    What We Think
    The Panasonic RF-D10EB-K offers excellent value for money and is one of our top choices if you're looking for a decent Portable DAB Radio at a modest price. It’s extremely simple to use, and the speaker inside is surprisingly hefty. That gives it a nice solid sound across all volume settings. If you want to tweak the audio to your liking, then there are 5 EQ presets to choose from. One nice feature on the RF-D10EB-K is the set of preset buttons on the top of the unit. You can store up to 10 of your favourite DAB stations, and then tune in with just a single click. With a modern, understated design, it’s sure to look great in any home, too!
    Product Features
    • Small stature, powerful speaker
    • Sleek, compact design with a modern touch
    • 10 station presets for added ease of use
    • Fully portable with up to 30 hours battery life
    • Excellent value for money
    RRP: £99.99
    £74.99
    25% Off - Save a total of £25.00
    Average Customer Review 4.0/5
    Editors Rating 77/100
  • 9. Como Audio Duetto DAB+/FM Radio with Internet Radio & Multi-Room Functionality in Walnut
    Our Verdict
    Everything the Solo does, but in full stereo sound
    Product Features
    • Twin 30W RMS speakers for powerful stereo sound
    • Enormous range of connectivity options
    • Eye-catching Italian-inspired retro design
    • aptX Bluetooth connectivity for lossless streaming
    • Ideal for multiroom listening
    Average Customer Review 4.0/5
    Editors Rating 75/100
    What We Think
    As the next step up from the Como Audio Solo, the Como Duetto is a great mid-range model. Although it’s a fairly pricey model when compared to other DAB radios like the Revo SuperConnect, you do get a lot of bang for your buck. In terms of features, it comes with aptX Bluetooth that allows for HD sound streaming with compatible devices, as well as a wide range of other connectivity options including Spotify Connect. That high-quality audio is provided by the twin speaker setup, which offers double the power of the Solo. Whether you’re unwinding with some quiet tunes in your living room or getting the party started, the Como Duetto never sounds less than pitch-perfect.
    Product Features
    • Twin 30W RMS speakers for powerful stereo sound
    • Enormous range of connectivity options
    • Eye-catching Italian-inspired retro design
    • aptX Bluetooth connectivity for lossless streaming
    • Ideal for multiroom listening
    RRP: £599.99
    £449.00
    25% Off - Save a total of £150.99
    Average Customer Review 4.0/5
    Editors Rating 75/100
  • 10. 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