VQ Christie DAB & DAB – Great sound and sleek retro design

Bought for friend they love it.

Brilliant radio with great sound quality. Retro looking yet very stylish. It’s great that the radio can sit either landscape or portrait. Lots of features and i particulalry like using bluetooth to play songs from my iphone.

Brilliant radio with great sound quality. Retro looking yet very stylish. It’s great that the radio can sit either landscape or portrait. Lots of features and i particulalry like using bluetooth to play songs from my iphone.

Bought for friend they love it.

Easy to use and sound is good.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Best Birthday gift ever 😊
  • Good sound and looks. Great for DAB and Bluetooth. FM, not so much.
  • A different and impressive DAB+ radio

Got this for my kitchen it’s brilliant great sound and a super cute design.

Product returned due to unreliable clock radio. . If you’re using this purely as a radio or audio speaker you shouldn’t have a problem, however i’ve returned mine since i wanted to use it in the bedroom as an alarm clock and the buggy nature of the set up meant it would’ve been unreliable for this primary use. I was planning to use a work around for one of the alarm settings – as i found that if i selected a preset radio station as my alarm, the radio would switch on but the sound would be mute. This was similar to normal operation where selecting a preset also produced the same mute result until a volume button was pressed. I was then forced to use ‘last listened to’ station setting, which in tests proved reliable. Another, admittedly small, niggle is that whilst an option is presented to change the date setting from the american month-date-year to our date-month-year (presented numerically, so 1st june 2016 reads as 06-01-16), i was never able to save the setting. I could of course, live with that – but still, a bit annoying given it’s a british company that made it. However, the deal breaker for me was when i discovered the time (whilst in standby, and being correct on listening to the radio) displaying 2207 when it was 2307. You can allow the clock to take its signal from dab, fm or both, or set manually.

Great sound and sleek retro design. I brought this for my husband for his birthday and it’s the best radio i have ever brought. It’s retro design is very appealing and it kicks out great clear sound and you can use it to bluetooth music from any device, it picks up fm or dab radio. You can also buy a battery pack so you can use this anywhere you like, the battery pack and carry case is an extra £30 so i haven’t yet purchased one but i don’t really feel it needs it as it kicks out a great deal of sound. It also has an alarm option and an lcd screen which clearly shows the time and station that is playing and you can adjust the brightness so it’s not too bright if it’s by your bed. The radio itself isn’t small it’s a little larger than i originally expected but not too large and still looks great on the shelf due to its sleek design. All in all this is a brilliant radio and i would highly recommend.

A different and impressive dab+ radio. Learning from a friend who owns a vq christie and who is very pleased with i decided to buy a similar model on amazon – in denmark we have from oct. 1 – 2017 been forced to buy a radio with dab+, as the old type of receiving dab has stopped – i found this good deal on a display model at a reduced price and i am very happy to use it and it looks great.

Fog horns and spanish lessons. [edit: great customer service though. This is a really nice looking radio, it just looks beautiful – from the shiny minimalist fascia to the leather-bound casing, it just looks great. Unfortunately, there are some negatives:the dab performance is hit and miss, suffering from regular dropouts and a weird ‘fog-horn’ effect??secondly, the display that tells you the programme information is stuck in spanish (sometimes italian too) – regardless of the language chosen in the menus, i can’t get it to display the programme information in english. Selecting any other language in the main menu will result in the programme information being in that language; but select english and the display is in spanish?. All i know is that i listen to a lot of ‘actualidades’can’t say i’ve noticed what other reviewers mention; american dates, sleep modes etc, just fog horns and spanish. Even the spanish isn’t a massive issue, i just wish we could banish the fog hornsoverall, disappointing at this price point, if you’re looking for a dab radio, your money is probably better spent elsewhere. Update #1: a short while after writing the above review, i was contacted in the comments below and asked to contact the customer care team regarding my issues. The unit was accepted for a return / repair (full details in comments below), although originally optimistic as the foreign language fault was confirmed as also being present on the unit being used in the vq helpline office, this did not continue; i had to chase to confirm that they had in fact received my radio (the courier tracking advised it had been “left in a safe place”). Once confirmed they actually had my radio, i was questioned again as to what the problem was, this despite including a thorough written explanation with my radio. ]

Great for dab and bluetooth. Bought at significantly reduced price vs rrp. First impressions on opening this were that it is a quality item. It’s reassuringly heavy and the enamel and leather finish is great. The display and buttons are reasonable although i’ve seen better. But overall, it’s a very pretty looking radio. There’s a bass port to the rear of the unit for boosting the low frequencies. I’m using it as a bedside radio/alarm, and although a bit large for a clock/radio, it’s not excessively so.

The screen wasnt lined up properly but easily sorted through amazon customer service and a good quality. The screen wasnt lined up properly but easily sorted through amazon customer service and a good quality replacement reordered that works great is a fantastic product.

Great for dab and bluetooth. Bought at significantly reduced price vs rrp. First impressions on opening this were that it is a quality item. It’s reassuringly heavy and the enamel and leather finish is great. The display and buttons are reasonable although i’ve seen better. But overall, it’s a very pretty looking radio. There’s a bass port to the rear of the unit for boosting the low frequencies. I’m using it as a bedside radio/alarm, and although a bit large for a clock/radio, it’s not excessively so.

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1 Comment

  1. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Black

    Yet but l am quite happy with its look and sound for the price your. Have not made or discovered all its potential. Yet but l am quite happy with its look and sound for the price your company is charging.
    1. Yet but l am quite happy with its look and sound for the price your. Have not made or discovered all its potential. Yet but l am quite happy with its look and sound for the price your company is charging.
  2. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Black

    I wouldnt call it a good itemits fair but nothing else sound quality is crap bit plasticy and not of brilliant quality all round.
  3. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Black

    I wouldnt call it a good itemits fair but nothing else sound quality is crap bit plasticy and not of brilliant quality all round.
    1. Sound quality was more tinny than i expected – acceptable for c. £50 but not the level of quality i hoped for given rrp is higher.
  4. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Black

    Sound quality was more tinny than i expected – acceptable for c. £50 but not the level of quality i hoped for given rrp is higher.
  5. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Black

    Good reception and matches our bedroom furniture perfectly.
    1. Good reception and matches our bedroom furniture perfectly.
  6. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Black

    Best birthday gift ever 😊. I love this radio, after wanting a dab radio for many years but being a mother of three and never quite having enough ‘spare’ money to treat myself to one, i was bought this by my eldest daughter as a birthday gift last month. I was given the opportunity to choose the radio i wanted and in the end it was between this and a ‘pure’ radio. . It was the look and extra functions this radio had in comparison that made me decide on this one. I chose black because, well, black goes with anything doesn’t it and i must say it looks very stylish, it’s sturdily built, easy to program and save favourites (up to 30 in fact), the bluetooth and nfc works easily although this tends to be used by my youngest daughter as i’m just happy listening along to my favourite radio station (planet rock. This was bought at a very reasonable price but to be honest i think it’s worth the full value. The only negatives i could probably point out is that the backlight only stays on for a second when the radio is switched on and therefore if i want to see which song is playing etc. I have to get up close (unless that’s just my age, but at 39 i wouldn’t think i’m over the hill quite yet). The other thing i would point out that the volume at one point is either very quiet or really quite loud after only pressing the +button once there appears to be no inbetween but i’ve never found this a problem as i first thought i would.
    1. Best birthday gift ever 😊. I love this radio, after wanting a dab radio for many years but being a mother of three and never quite having enough ‘spare’ money to treat myself to one, i was bought this by my eldest daughter as a birthday gift last month. I was given the opportunity to choose the radio i wanted and in the end it was between this and a ‘pure’ radio. . It was the look and extra functions this radio had in comparison that made me decide on this one. I chose black because, well, black goes with anything doesn’t it and i must say it looks very stylish, it’s sturdily built, easy to program and save favourites (up to 30 in fact), the bluetooth and nfc works easily although this tends to be used by my youngest daughter as i’m just happy listening along to my favourite radio station (planet rock. This was bought at a very reasonable price but to be honest i think it’s worth the full value. The only negatives i could probably point out is that the backlight only stays on for a second when the radio is switched on and therefore if i want to see which song is playing etc. I have to get up close (unless that’s just my age, but at 39 i wouldn’t think i’m over the hill quite yet). The other thing i would point out that the volume at one point is either very quiet or really quite loud after only pressing the +button once there appears to be no inbetween but i’ve never found this a problem as i first thought i would.
  7. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Black

    Fog horns and spanish lessons. [edit: great customer service though]. This is a really nice looking radio, it just looks beautiful – from the shiny minimalist fascia to the leather-bound casing, it just looks great. Unfortunately, there are some negatives:the dab performance is hit and miss, suffering from regular dropouts and a weird ‘fog-horn’ effect??secondly, the display that tells you the programme information is stuck in spanish (sometimes italian too) – regardless of the language chosen in the menus, i can’t get it to display the programme information in english. Selecting any other language in the main menu will result in the programme information being in that language; but select english and the display is in spanish?. All i know is that i listen to a lot of ‘actualidades’can’t say i’ve noticed what other reviewers mention; american dates, sleep modes etc, just fog horns and spanish. Even the spanish isn’t a massive issue, i just wish we could banish the fog hornsoverall, disappointing at this price point, if you’re looking for a dab radio, your money is probably better spent elsewhere. Update #1: a short while after writing the above review, i was contacted in the comments below and asked to contact the customer care team regarding my issues. The unit was accepted for a return / repair (full details in comments below), although originally optimistic as the foreign language fault was confirmed as also being present on the unit being used in the vq helpline office, this did not continue; i had to chase to confirm that they had in fact received my radio (the courier tracking advised it had been “left in a safe place”). Once confirmed they actually had my radio, i was questioned again as to what the problem was, this despite including a thorough written explanation with my radio.
  8. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Black

    Fog horns and spanish lessons. [edit: great customer service though]. This is a really nice looking radio, it just looks beautiful – from the shiny minimalist fascia to the leather-bound casing, it just looks great. Unfortunately, there are some negatives:the dab performance is hit and miss, suffering from regular dropouts and a weird ‘fog-horn’ effect??secondly, the display that tells you the programme information is stuck in spanish (sometimes italian too) – regardless of the language chosen in the menus, i can’t get it to display the programme information in english. Selecting any other language in the main menu will result in the programme information being in that language; but select english and the display is in spanish?. All i know is that i listen to a lot of ‘actualidades’can’t say i’ve noticed what other reviewers mention; american dates, sleep modes etc, just fog horns and spanish. Even the spanish isn’t a massive issue, i just wish we could banish the fog hornsoverall, disappointing at this price point, if you’re looking for a dab radio, your money is probably better spent elsewhere. Update #1: a short while after writing the above review, i was contacted in the comments below and asked to contact the customer care team regarding my issues. The unit was accepted for a return / repair (full details in comments below), although originally optimistic as the foreign language fault was confirmed as also being present on the unit being used in the vq helpline office, this did not continue; i had to chase to confirm that they had in fact received my radio (the courier tracking advised it had been “left in a safe place”). Once confirmed they actually had my radio, i was questioned again as to what the problem was, this despite including a thorough written explanation with my radio.
    1. Product returned due to unreliable clock radio. . If you’re using this purely as a radio or audio speaker you shouldn’t have a problem, however i’ve returned mine since i wanted to use it in the bedroom as an alarm clock and the buggy nature of the set up meant it would’ve been unreliable for this primary use. I was planning to use a work around for one of the alarm settings – as i found that if i selected a preset radio station as my alarm, the radio would switch on but the sound would be mute. This was similar to normal operation where selecting a preset also produced the same mute result until a volume button was pressed. I was then forced to use “last listened to” station setting, which in tests proved reliable. Another, admittedly small, niggle is that whilst an option is presented to change the date setting from the american month-date-year to our date-month-year (presented numerically, so 1st june 2016 reads as 06-01-16), i was never able to save the setting. I could of course, live with that – but still, a bit annoying given it’s a british company that made it. However, the deal breaker for me was when i discovered the time (whilst in standby, and being correct on listening to the radio) displaying 2207 when it was 2307. You can allow the clock to take its signal from dab, fm or both, or set manually.
      1. Product returned due to unreliable clock radio. . If you’re using this purely as a radio or audio speaker you shouldn’t have a problem, however i’ve returned mine since i wanted to use it in the bedroom as an alarm clock and the buggy nature of the set up meant it would’ve been unreliable for this primary use. I was planning to use a work around for one of the alarm settings – as i found that if i selected a preset radio station as my alarm, the radio would switch on but the sound would be mute. This was similar to normal operation where selecting a preset also produced the same mute result until a volume button was pressed. I was then forced to use “last listened to” station setting, which in tests proved reliable. Another, admittedly small, niggle is that whilst an option is presented to change the date setting from the american month-date-year to our date-month-year (presented numerically, so 1st june 2016 reads as 06-01-16), i was never able to save the setting. I could of course, live with that – but still, a bit annoying given it’s a british company that made it. However, the deal breaker for me was when i discovered the time (whilst in standby, and being correct on listening to the radio) displaying 2207 when it was 2307. You can allow the clock to take its signal from dab, fm or both, or set manually.