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Top 10 - Best Retro DAB Radios

Looking for the most stylish retro DAB radio around? Our handy guide will help you select the perfect model.

Last updated by Daniel Barnes 7 days ago

Our audio experts have tested dozens of DAB radios to come up with this list of the very best.


There's nothing quite like a retro DAB radio. Combining the timeless elegance of the wireless with the latest in digital technology, they are among the most popular pieces of audio tech on the market today. But with so many brands releasing vintage-inspired models, how can you be sure you're on to a winner? Not to worry- our team of experts are here to help!

Here at liGo, we've tested countless retro DAB radios from both established brands and little-known newcomers. We careful analyse their sound quality, to make sure that they don't sound dated. We also examine build quality to ensure that they are built to withstand the test of time. And finally, we look at what kind of value for money they provide, so that you get the most bang for your buck. In the list below, you'll find portable models alongside home sound systems, with something to suit every budget.

So, read on to discover our top 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. Roberts Revival RD70 DAB/FM Radio with Bluetooth in Duck Egg
    Product Features
    • Classic British design
    • DAB/DAB+/FM modes
    • Built-in Bluetooth connectivity
    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
    • DAB/DAB+/FM modes
    • Built-in Bluetooth connectivity
    RRP: £199.99
    £179.99
    10% Off - Save a total of £20.00
  • 2. VQ Monty Portable DAB+/FM Radio & Bluetooth Speaker in Walnut
    Our Verdict
    The Best DAB Radio of the Year - 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 (not included)
    Average Customer Review 4.9/5
    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 (not included)
    RRP: £124.99
    £99.99
    20% Off - Save a total of £25.00
    Average Customer Review 4.9/5
    Editors Rating 97/100
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. VQ Retro Mini Portable DAB Radio with Bluetooth in Red
    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)
    What We Think
    Similar in design to the VQ Monty 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
  • 6. Roberts Revival Uno DAB/FM Radio in Mulberry Purple
    Product Features
    • Timeless design with real leather casing
    • DAB/DAB+/FM modes
    • Aux-in port for smartphone connectivity
    • Battery-powered for portable listening (not included)
    What We Think
    The Roberts Revival Uno is a compact yet stylish DAB radio that's ideal for smaller spaces. It boasts Roberts' classic Fifties-inspired design, and offers superb sound quality whatever you're listening to. It also makes for the perfect bedside radio, with dual alarm modes and automatic screen dimming. And if you like to take your radio out and about with you, the Revival Uno can also run off batteries- so it's the ideal accessory for your next picnic!
    Product Features
    • Timeless design with real leather casing
    • DAB/DAB+/FM modes
    • Aux-in port for smartphone connectivity
    • Battery-powered for portable listening (not included)
    £149.99
  • 7. VQ Susie Q DAB/FM & Internet Radio with Bluetooth Connectivity in Black
    Our Verdict
    Packed with features, powerful audio & retro style- all at an outstanding price
    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
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 97/100
    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. With an enamel and flared-chrome front, it also makes for a great design statement, too. Having recently come down considerably in price, the Susie Q is a real bargain!
    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
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 97/100
  • 8. Geneva Touring L Portable DAB Radio & Bluetooth Speaker in Red
    Product Features
    • DAB, FM & Bluetooth connectivity
    • Best-in-class sound quality
    • Long-lasting battery for up to 30 hours' listening time
    Editors Rating 85/100
    What We Think
    Offering a step up from the Touring S+, the Geneva Touring L is one of the most powerful portable DAB radios and Bluetooth speakers around. But not only can it go seriously loud, it has also been carefully tuned by Geneva's audio experts to provide true hi-fi sound quality, too. Whatever you are listening to, bass tones have a satisfying rumble and high-ends sound clean and crisp. Not only is the speaker itself larger, but the battery also comes packed with an extra 10 hours' charge, taking it up to 30 hours in total.
    Product Features
    • DAB, FM & Bluetooth connectivity
    • Best-in-class sound quality
    • Long-lasting battery for up to 30 hours' listening time
    £299.99
    Editors Rating 85/100
  • 9. Revo SuperSignal DAB Radio with Bluetooth in Walnut/Silver
    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 4.88/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
    What We Think
    Next up is the Revo SuperSignal. With its more compact design, this would make an excellent bedside DAB radio. It's also perfect for use in the kitchen and smaller living rooms. Boasting similar design aesthetics to the No.1 on out list with a high-quality handcrafted wooden cabinet, aluminium grille, and a slightly smaller 2.4” display - it is every bit as stylish. But don't let its small size fool you- it still offers impressively powerful with a meaty low-end kick and adjustable EQ settings to suit your preferences.
    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 4.88/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
  • 10. 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