For those who prefer the sweet sounds of the airwaves, a DAB radio is the ideal companion. We take a look at the best digital radios on offer in 2016...

If you fancy a new digital radio, there's a baffling selection to choose from. But it's not just a range of prices you have to consider. There are portable, pocketable and desktop digital radios available, alongside in-car DAB solutions, all with plenty of extra features.

So, to help you on your way, we've hand-picked the best DAB models you can buy from under £50 to over £300.

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Best pocket DAB radio under £100
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Tested at £50 / Best price £40 at Superfi

The VQ Blighty is a lovely little portable, boasting a decent sound and a price that's perfectly decent for a product of its type.

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Tested at £85 / Best price £80 at Cathedral Electronics

A beautiful wood finish, compact design and refined sound - there's a reason the Pure Evoke D2 is a three-time Award-winner. 

It's a stellar radio that not only sounds lovely across all tuners, but will also look great in any home.

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Best DAB radio under £200
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Tested at £150 / Best price £135 at Amazon Marketplace

The Stream 93i is impressively equipped for a £150 radio, with Spotify Connect, wi-fi and USB playback all on board. It's also a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

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Tested at £200 / Best price £199 at Sevenoaks

£200 may seem a steep price to pay compared with better-featured rivals, but Ruark's elegance is worth every penny. 

The stylish retro design, the petite size, and that remarkably open, detailed performance make this charming radio perfect for talk radio and music.

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Tested at £250 / Best price £280 at John Lewis

This feature-packed Revo simply blows away the competition. It's not just a radio; it's a streaming music player that will play just about anything from nearly any source. 

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Best portable DAB radio under £300
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Tested at £270 / Best price £150 at Amazon

We're big fans of Geneva's wireless speakers, so it's not surprising that its DAB radios are just as appealing.

It may not be as well featured as its rivals, but this Bluetooth-toting portable radio is a sleek, modern machine that sounds great and is a breeze to use.

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Best DAB radio with iPod dock (Lightning)
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Tested at £200 / Best price £139 at Superfi

Strong with voices, the AXiS X3 goes surprisingly loud for a compact radio.

It also has internet radio, aptX Bluetooth, DLNA, and a Lightning connector dock for newer iPhones and iPods - a thoroughly versatile all-in-one.

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Best DAB radio with iPod dock (30-pin)
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Tested at £380

For those with older iPods and iPhones with the the 30-pin connection, the Model S DAB is a great choice if you're after a radio that doubles up as a dock.

Reception from the DAB and FM radio tuners is good, and the sound quality won't disappoint. It's lively and entertaining with a taut, well-defined bass. 

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Best in-car DAB radio
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Tested at £180

If your car isn't already fitted with a digital radio, this is a handy aftermarket option. The Pure Highway 300Di needs to be done by a professional.

In addition to DAB, the main unit also has connections for iPods (30-pin), USB memory sticks and a 3.5mm aux in, and your installer should be able to route the appropriate cables to where you need them.

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