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Broadcast views

There’s some justifiable criticism of DAB sound reproduction, which typically isn’t as good as you’ll get with a strong FM signal. But the perceived deficit isn’t so much endemic in the technology, more its application, as the audio quality is dependent on the broadcast bandwidth and to what extent the signal has been compressed to accommodate it. But compared to the compressed-to-the-hilt output of a pop station like Radio 1, sound quality is generally more than good enough for casual listening. Indeed, the more robust signal you tend to get on the move also makes up for any step down in sound quality.

Nokia Digital Radio Headset DAB

With FM radios appearing in most Nokias, will users pay for more of the same?

Verdict

DAB radio on your phone is a great idea given the more robust signal you get, assuming you’re in a DAB-friendly area, which is 85 per cent of the UK at present. The alphabetical listing of stations, many of them unique to DAB, and the additional information supplied, all improve the user experience. While this tuner is currently compatible with just two Symbian^3 devices, DAB on a handset has the potential to be a hit, but it seems Nokia users really do have to pay for the privilege.

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Nokia Digital Radio Headset DAB

Nokia Digital Radio Headset DAB

DAB radio for your phone – but only if it’s a Nokia running Symbian^3.
Price: £45 RRP

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