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Pure Sensia widget-running DAB radio

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With a quoted 2 x 15W RMS output and two 3in drive units, the Sensia is loud and composed in equal measure. From BBC Radio 3 to Xfm we were very impressed by the amount of solid and well-defined bass the Sensia generated, along with excellent stereo separation and good high-end definition.

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Sonically appealing, but not as finger-friendly as we'd hoped

And we have no complaints about the performance of the auto-tune RDS FM and DAB radios either. The Sensia easily and quickly locked onto all 50 DAB stations and signals we have ever managed to get at our test location, doubtless helped by the sturdy telescopic aerial.

Favourites – 30 DAB and 10 FM – are also easy to set making channel selection very straightforward, once you have found your favourite stations to begin with. But we were a bit disappointed to find the Sensia doesn't support the same DAB rewind 'ReVu' function as other top-end Pure radios.

Like Logitech, Pure reckons rechargeable batteries should be an accessory at additional cost. If you are interested, a battery pack for the Sensia will set you back £35. As with Logitech, we reckon this is having a laugh – for £250 product, a battery should be included.

Verdict

On paper, the Sensia is a very nice idea but we can't escape the feeling that the we're involved in beta test. Assuming all you are after is an Internet radio and UPnP media streamer with some social network functions, the Logitech Radio is a safer purchase and the best part of a £100 cheaper. If you just want a good DAB/FM radio then one of Pure's less ambitious products such as the Evoke-2S is a better bet. ®

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Pure Sensia

Pure Sensia widget-running DAB radio

A nice idea undermined by the feeling that it's a work in progress, caused by a less-than-satisfying touchscreen UI experience.
Price: £249 RRP

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