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Sony XDRS7 Black Portable DAB/FM Radio - £29.95 @ Richer Sounds
Sony XDRS7 Black Portable DAB/FM Radio - £29.95 @ Richer Sounds

Sony XDRS7 Black Portable DAB/FM Radio - £29.95 @ Richer Sounds

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I know its only 4pence cheaper than the Argos deal, although I prefer Richer Sounds for my AV equipment & you also get Free Sennheiser MX6 Headphones with the voucher below




Make the switch to DAB radio with this lovable portable from Sony.

The Sony XDRS7 is packed with features and makes the perfect portable radio for a kitchen, office or elsewhere in the home. The DAB tuner gives access to a wide range of digital stations and offers crystal clear sound quality. In addition to this, the Sony XDRS7 also comes complete with an FM tuner - perfect for local radio stations that have yet to go digital.

Thanks to large, easy to read controls and 20 presets, selecting radio stations with this Sony portable DAB is easy. You'll also find a headphone socket for private listening. Powering the XDRS7 you have a choice of mains or batteries, making the XDRS7 truly portable. For added flexibility, the XDRS7 comes with a clock and sleep and kitchen timers.

Small enough to fit into tight spaces but big enough not to sound tinny, the Sony XDRS7 has enough power to clearly be heard above the din of a typical busy kitchen! For a quality DAB portable you need look no further.

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Source; richersoundsvip.com/c/m…TML

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Free Sennheiser MX6 Headphones with this voucher
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I presume that's the VIP price? cos the link says it's £39.95.

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blammo;4939997

I presume that's the VIP price? cos the link says it's £39.95.



Yes this was on the VIP email, which open to anyone & the price is only valid instore

what's the point??
It's MONO, why is such junk even made??

DAB radio is supposed to be the future, the step up from FM, even R5 is broadcast in stereo on it, so why make a DAB radio with only one speaker?????

I searched about this before and this was a nice article

digitalradiotech.co.uk/art…php

National DAB mono music stations: * theJazz * Core * Capital … National DAB mono music stations: * theJazz * Core * Capital LifeRegional DAB mono music stations*: * Choice * Kerrang * Smash HitsLocal DAB mono music stations*: * Capital Disney * Century * Chill * Classic Gold * Day One Radio * Easy Radio * Gaydar Radio * Heat * Kerrang * NECR * Passion * Passion Radio * Punjabi Radio * Smash Hits * Spectrum Radio * The Beach * The Hits * The Storm * UCA Radio, Ayr * Virgin Groove * Waves * Yarr RadioBBC DAB mono stations that should be stereo: * Radio 4 (mono whenever Radio 5 Sports Extra is transmitting after 5 p.m.) * BBC7 (permanently in mono on DAB but carries lots of stereo content) * Asian Network (permanently in mono on DAB yet over 30% of its content is music)



So i guess the reason they think they can get away with making this crap is because of the content.

andiejn;4946588

what's the point??It's MONO, why is such junk even made??DAB radio is … what's the point??It's MONO, why is such junk even made??DAB radio is supposed to be the future, the step up from FM, even R5 is broadcast in stereo on it, so why make a DAB radio with only one speaker?????



I personally dont think you'd miss stereo sound from a radio in your kitchen that much and I'd rather pay less. Additionally a number of stations in the UK still broadcast in mono due to bandwidth limitations, even some BBC ones. Apparently to match the audio quality of FM, some stations would require nearly twice as much bandwidth as they currently have! Makes you wonder why they didnt wait to improve the compression before rolling it out... oh wait - money.

andiejn;4946588

what's the point??It's MONO, why is such junk even made??DAB radio is … what's the point??It's MONO, why is such junk even made??DAB radio is supposed to be the future, the step up from FM, even R5 is broadcast in stereo on it, so why make a DAB radio with only one speaker?????



It's a portable radio ffs! What do you want, another speaker that you can plug in to get the stereo "effect"? Get real!

alecb;4956636

It's a portable radio ffs! What do you want, another speaker that you can … It's a portable radio ffs! What do you want, another speaker that you can plug in to get the stereo "effect"? Get real!



erm, how about 2 speakers built into one portable stereo???

and believe me, I WOULD miss stereo.

obviously I've misjudged the willingness of people to purchase such a backward item. there are stereo models available for little more, and IMHO, well worth a little extra to get the quality of sound intended by the broadcaster.

I wonder if you'd be as happy buying a blue ray player that only worked in black & white, as to me, that's the same difference.

andiejn;4971804

erm, how about 2 speakers built into one portable stereo???and believe … erm, how about 2 speakers built into one portable stereo???and believe me, I WOULD miss stereo.obviously I've misjudged the willingness of people to purchase such a backward item. there are stereo models available for little more, and IMHO, well worth a little extra to get the quality of sound intended by the broadcaster.I wonder if you'd be as happy buying a blue ray player that only worked in black & white, as to me, that's the same difference.



So you're trying to tell me that you can differentiate the fact that it's stereo with the "speakers" only an inch apart. I'd apply for the role of Superman if I was you.
Personally I can't be bothered with stereo unless it's on a decent system and with decent speakers on which you can really tell the difference between stero & mono. Anyway to each his (her?) own!
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