Sony shows off new DAB radios

Sony DAB
Sony DAB

Sony has unveiled two new DAB radios, claiming that they blend "subtly retro looks with outstandingly crisp stereo sound".

Sony's well-received DAB radios have always been popular, and the arrival of the XDR-S16DBP portable radio and XDR‑C706DBP clock radio look set to continue that.

However, with the UK yet to get DAB+, the addition of that compatibility may be a little frustrating for Brits who snap up the products.

Compatible, but no UK service

"The XDR-S16DBP and XDR‑C706DBP are the first micro radios from Sony that offer compatibility with the enhanced DAB+ digital broadcasting standard that's now rolling out across several European countries," says Sony.

"Thanks to a more efficient coding scheme, DAB+ lets listeners enjoy an even wider range of radio stations, plus crystal clear, interference free digital sound.

"Both models offer a generous choice of 10 DAB/DAB+ presets for storing your favourite digital radio stations, plus a further 10 FM presets.


"Two new DAB/DAB+/FM digital radios from Sony add more style to enjoying your favourite broadcasts. "

Sony's XDR-S16DBP DAB/DAB+/FM portable digital radio and XDR-C706DBP DAB/DAB+/FM digital clock radio are available now.

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