VQ Christie DAB & DAB : Sounds great with looks to match!

Awesome, but plum coloured not purple. Awesome , but plum coloured not purple.

It looks the business in my kitchen and i’ve had it on almost non stop since it arrived. The fact that you can have it portrait or landscape makes a big difference and means it can fit in easily.Sounds great and goes quite loud. It has an alarm and sleep mode too¡.

The obly problem i have with it is the dab signal, although this is the area we are in and me not doing my research. In retrospect i should have got an internet radio. So check the dab signal in your area before you get a dab radio. Anyway, this radio has fm and bluetooth or nfc connectivity so can easily play through my phone. For such a little radio the speaker is excellent sound quality. The menus are easy to navigate and select what you want. No problems here with the device.

Great radio, funky retro look. Immediately once you get this out of the box it looks lovely. It has a nice retro look and the shade of red with the one i got is very nice. Its easy to set up and you can have it out of the box, plugged in and blasting out your favourite dab stations in minutes. The buttons are fairly easy to work out and there are instructions included to follow if you’re having any problems. The sound is very good from such a small box and is certainly comparable to other digital radio’s i’ve had. There’s alarm features to set, and a handy flip dial that works whether you stand it upright or on its side. It also has bluetooth capabilities so you can stream your collection from other bluetooth enabled music devices. The one drawback is that the battery pack does not come with this item, but as a separate add on (with separate cost, of course). But having been impressed with the unit i will certainly look at adding that to this set.

Lovely radio and great quality. Researched a few opinions but after reading all the reviews decided to go with this one. Really pleased i did and super fast delivery too.

VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Blue : The obly problem i have with it is the dab signal, although this is the area we are in and me not doing my research. In retrospect i should have got an internet radio. So check the dab signal in your area before you get a dab radio. Anyway, this radio has fm and bluetooth or nfc connectivity so can easily play through my phone. For such a little radio the speaker is excellent sound quality. The menus are easy to navigate and select what you want. No problems here with the device.

I love this radio ,it totally surpasses my expectations. Sound quality superb and the look is fabulous. I was going to get a roberts but after reading reviews.

The dab is ok and the style is very nice.

Does what it says, good quality.

Ashame that it loses an hour every now and then, for some bizarre unknown reason?. Which is very frustrating if you want to be on time for work in the mornings.

Very pleased, partner loved it, it sounds & looks excellent, sits neatly in her kitchin giving her a much wanted dab radio & a bluetooth speaker & charger for her iphone. When we go away to the beach & for those lazy sunny evenings in the garden she’s planning to have it with her as i also bought the battery pack & carry strap.

Very pleased, partner loved it, it sounds & looks excellent, sits neatly in her kitchin giving her a much wanted dab radio & a bluetooth speaker & charger for her iphone. When we go away to the beach & for those lazy sunny evenings in the garden she’s planning to have it with her as i also bought the battery pack & carry strap.

I love this radio, good sound quality and bluetooth connectivity. I like that the display rotates according to which way up you place it. The best dab/bluetooth radio on the market at this price.

Bug with this product – read before buying. Read this, this is a lovely designed product and i like it, but when i received it the default setting for the date is american. So as per the instructions i tried to change it and it changed it whilst in the menu, but as soon as you leave the menu it goes straight back to american format on the display screen. I must have tried to change it 20 times as i thought maybe im doing something wrong. In the end i decided to ring the support number in the instruction booklet, and the customer service person then explained that its a known bug and all existing stock on the market has the bug. I said well customers should be told of this fault before selling the product or withdraw it, but he just said it does affect the operation and that was pretty much the end of the conversation, no offer of refund, exchange or compensation. Its the same as volkswagon, sell a defective product and treat us as idiots. Ok format of the date is not the end of the world, but if something doesn’t work as described tell beforehand and reduce the price so i have the choice. Anyway i contacted amazon, explained the situation and as always they were brilliant. They offered me a refund or exchange.

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  1. I have bought three different designs from vq. Their service is excellent and great to buy a quality british product.
    1. I have bought three different designs from vq. Their service is excellent and great to buy a quality british product.
  2. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Blue

    I wanted a dab radio for ages. I finally took the plunge with the vq christie and it is perfect. It looks beautiful and sounds lovely. You can connect it via blue tooth to you phone or ipad and use it like a speaker too. I nearly bought a more expensive dab radio without this function, i would have been missing out. The only thing negative i could say about this is i had to buy a separate rechargeable battery and the battery itself does not look as well made as the radio. But nothing wrong with this lovely radio.
  3. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Blue

    I wanted a dab radio for ages. I finally took the plunge with the vq christie and it is perfect. It looks beautiful and sounds lovely. You can connect it via blue tooth to you phone or ipad and use it like a speaker too. I nearly bought a more expensive dab radio without this function, i would have been missing out. The only thing negative i could say about this is i had to buy a separate rechargeable battery and the battery itself does not look as well made as the radio. But nothing wrong with this lovely radio.
    1. Easy to use and set up and great sound quality. However, the lowest possible volume setting on it is so ridiculously loud i had to return it for a refund. If you like your music loud then this is for you but if you prefer something quieter first thing in the morning then i’m very sorry to say you’ll have to look elsewhere. Really disappointing because otherwise this is an excellent radio and bluetooth speaker.
  4. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Blue

    Easy to use and set up and great sound quality. However, the lowest possible volume setting on it is so ridiculously loud i had to return it for a refund. If you like your music loud then this is for you but if you prefer something quieter first thing in the morning then i’m very sorry to say you’ll have to look elsewhere. Really disappointing because otherwise this is an excellent radio and bluetooth speaker.
  5. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Blue

    Excellent radio good quality, looks a little bit retro and excellent functions and sound settings would defo recommend.
    1. Excellent radio good quality, looks a little bit retro and excellent functions and sound settings would defo recommend.
  6. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Blue

    As expected for a digital radio the sound is great. It’s amazing how speaker technology had improved in. This was bought to keep me sane whilst lodging with the in-laws whilst waiting for a house sale to go through. Also bought the battery pack and strap. As expected for a digital radio the sound is great. It’s amazing how speaker technology had improved in recent years and how something relatively small can produce such rounded sound. I would recommend getting the battery pack. It’s a tad expensive, but the freedom to just unplug it and take it elsewhere in the house, or outside on a sunny day, or on a picnic (as we did) is worth it.
    1. As expected for a digital radio the sound is great. It’s amazing how speaker technology had improved in. This was bought to keep me sane whilst lodging with the in-laws whilst waiting for a house sale to go through. Also bought the battery pack and strap. As expected for a digital radio the sound is great. It’s amazing how speaker technology had improved in recent years and how something relatively small can produce such rounded sound. I would recommend getting the battery pack. It’s a tad expensive, but the freedom to just unplug it and take it elsewhere in the house, or outside on a sunny day, or on a picnic (as we did) is worth it.