DAB radios have slowly grown in popularity since they were first launched in the UK. Sound quality that's improving along with a huge network of stations with an enormous range of content means that digital radio scales heights that previously couldn't be reached by analogue radio.
The Government recently put its weight behind the evolution of radio to DAB, with Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries Ed Vaizey stating: "I absolutely believe that the future of radio in this country is digital. We cannot go backwards. The radio listener will get a much better service, and better functionality".
On that note, we've put together a list of some of the best DAB radios to buy in 2014.
Roberts Radio Revival Blutune
Roberts' iconic Revival radio has received several makeovers in recent years, firstly with the addition of DAB and now throwing Bluetooth connectivity into the mix. The fifties styling is combined with a contemporary all-black finish and there's also a input for hooking up an external output as an alternative to wirelessly streaming over Bluetooth. You'll also get slinky black chrome-plated fittings along with one-touch instant access to your favourite station.
Pure Evoke D4 with Bluetooth
The latest version of Pure's Evoke DAB radio, also sports Bluetooth for wirelessly hooking up to your mobile device. Available in sleek "domino black" or "glacier white", the radio's body is crafted from a wood and offers 30 presets plus four quick access buttons. There's also an alarm clock function with the touch control SnoozeHandle for when you want a lie-in and a remote control if you can't be bothered to get up.
Revo AXiS X3
Revo's third-gen AXiS is about as well connected as it's possible to be. As well as being a digital radio, it also includes an iPod/iPhone dock plus Bluetooth and DLNA for wireless streaming from compatible devices. Plus, it functions as an internet radio as well. The minimalist design includes a big, friendly 3.5-inch colour LCD screen with a touch interface. It's also got an 8W amp for powerful sound.
Pure Evoke D2
At less than 85 quid, this stylish radio is an absolute bargain. Sporting a distinctive real walnut veneer casing, this neat little DAB has a tiny footprint so it's great if you don't have a lot of room to spare. It also means that it's easy to move around the house (add a battery pack and you can take it outside). The sound quality is excellent and it's also packed with features such as sleep timers, 20 presets and a scrolling display.
Geneva Sound System Model XS DAB+
It may be a little on the pricey side, but this clever folding DAB radio packs up into a hard case, like an old-fashioned travel clock, making it great for your holidays. Available in the brand's familiar colour choices of red, white or black, the radio also includes Bluetooth connectivity, but the real selling point is the sound quality. The audio packs a surprising punch, considering the size of the unit.
Ruark Audio R1 MkII
First introduced in 2006, originally under the Vita Audio brand, this compact radio has been one of the true DAB success stories. With its elegantly understated design, it's looks superb and is available in a wide range of finishes, with limited edition versions popping up from time to time. The audio quality is superb, while the top-mounted RotoDial control system is easy to use and also gives the R1 an unmistakable look.
Pure Evoke F4
This stylish radio from Pure is packed to the rafters with features. Not only does it have DAB, it's also an internet radio, enabling access to over 20,000 international stations. You can also stream music wirelessly over Bluetooth from your mobile device and what's more, the F4 is compatible with Pure's Jongo family of speakers meaning that you can create a multiroom music system for your house.