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 2020

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
    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: £299.99
    £249.99
    17% Off - Save a total of £50.00
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 97/100
  • 2. VQ Retro Mini Portable DAB & FM Radio with Bluetooth in Walnut
    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
    This all-new version of the VQ Retro Mini takes everything we loved about the original and wraps it in a stylish real-wood casing for that premium finish. Its 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.While the VQ Retro Mini is primarily a DAB radio, it also comes with built-in Bluetooth connectivity, making it ideal for use as a Bluetooth speaker, too. Unlike VQ's other portable DAB radios, the Retro Mini does not require a special battery pack, and instead takes 4 standard AA batteries.
    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: £59.99
    £54.99
    8% Off - Save a total of £5.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
  • 3. VQ Rosie Lee Light DAB/DAB+ Digital Radio & Bluetooth Speaker - Real Wood - Grey Leather & Green Grass Oak
    Our Verdict
    A great bedside clock radio that would be equally at home in your living room, too
    Product Features
    • 10w stereo sound
    • Real wood body with PU leather casing
    • 60 station presets
    Average Customer Review 4.65/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
    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
    RRP: £129.99
    £64.99
    50% Off - Save a total of £65.00
    Average Customer Review 4.65/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
  • 4. Pure Evoke H3 Digital DAB and FM Radio in Walnut
    Product Features
    • Real wood casing
    • DAB+ compatibility
    • Powerful sound profile
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    • 40 station preset options
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 89/100
    What We Think
    Pure were one of the first companies to start producing DAB radios, and bring with them over a decade of experience. The H3 is their flagship model, and it certainly lives up to Pure's reputation. With a real wood body and carefully sculpted interior, the Evoke H3 has surprisingly strong acoustics for a small speaker. The audio sounds a lot more natural as a result, and it’s also a pleasing aesthetic touch. The controls are nice and straightforward, as everything you need is right there on the top of the unit, leaving the front panel clear and uncluttered. Even better, the full-colour screen helps to make this digital radio even easier to use. Finally, the Evoke H3 even comes with a whopping 40 preset options. If you always find yourself flicking around the dial, this could be the option for you!
    Product Features
    • Real wood casing
    • DAB+ compatibility
    • Powerful sound profile
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    • 40 station preset options
    RRP: £139.99
    £129.99
    7% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 89/100
  • 5. Geneva Touring S+ Portable DAB Radio & Bluetooth Speaker in White
    2 year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    The perfect blend of sound and style
    Product Features
    • Small size, big sound
    • Stylish modern design
    • DAB/FM/Bluetooth connectivity
    • Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours' listenint
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
    What We Think
    The Geneva Touring S+ is a portable 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 DAB radios 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. The Touring S+ even doubles up as a Bluetooth speaker if you want to listen to your own choice of music.
    Product Features
    • Small size, big sound
    • Stylish modern design
    • DAB/FM/Bluetooth connectivity
    • Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours' listenint
    RRP: £229.99
    £199.99
    13% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
  • 6. 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
    Average Customer Review 5/5
    Editors Rating 87/100
    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
    Average Customer Review 5/5
    Editors Rating 87/100

    Out of stock

  • 7. Geneva Touring L Portable DAB Radio & Bluetooth Speaker in Red
    2 year guarantee included
    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
  • 8. Pure One Maxi Series 3s in Jade White
    Product Features
    • DAB/DAB+/FM modes
    • Superior stereo sound
    • Up to 13 hours' battery life from 6 x AA batteries (not included)
    • Aux-in lets you use the One Maxi Series 3s as a portable speaker
    Editors Rating 83/100
    What We Think
    Equally suited to home listening and portable use, the Pure One Maxi Series 3s is a full stereo DAB radio with plenty of charm. Boasting a modern design available in in either slate blue or jade white, it's small enough to fit comfortably in a rucksack but still provides Pure's trademark powerful sound. You can also make it fully portable with either the optional ChargePAK D1 or standard AA batteries, for up to 15 hours' listening time. Lastly, the Maxi Series 3s includes an aux-in port, so you can plug in your phone or tablet to listen to your own choice of content.
    Product Features
    • DAB/DAB+/FM modes
    • Superior stereo sound
    • Up to 13 hours' battery life from 6 x AA batteries (not included)
    • Aux-in lets you use the One Maxi Series 3s as a portable speaker
    £79.99
    Editors Rating 83/100
  • 9. Pure Move T4 Portable DAB Radio & Bluetooth Speaker in Black
    Our Verdict
    With built-in battery and tough casing, this is a fantastic portable model
    Product Features
    • Portable with up to 22 hours listening
    • Compact, durable design
    • Powerful 4W speaker for crystal-clear sound
    • Includes Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 82/100
    What We Think
    Most personal DAB radios offer limited features and poor sound quality, so it’s refreshing to see Pure get things right with the Pure Move T4. Nice and compact, it comes with a toughened glass screen so that it doesn’t get damaged while you’re out and about. Its built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 22 hours’ of listening time through headphones, making it the perfect companion for any adventure. As well as being a great personal DAB radio, the Move T4 also has a speaker with an impressive 4W output- putting it on a par with some much larger models. Prop the radio up on its retractable stand, and you can listen to it anywhere- so it’s a great choice for the garden or kitchen, too! With Bluetooth and an aux-in connection as well, the Move T4 really does it all.
    Product Features
    • Portable with up to 22 hours listening
    • Compact, durable design
    • Powerful 4W speaker for crystal-clear sound
    • Includes Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming
    RRP: £99.99
    £89.99
    10% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 82/100

    Out of stock

  • 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 79/100
    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 79/100