Bitrates/sound quality and Radio 3!
I spent a day recently listening mostly to my Denon TU1800DAB which I really like, but OMG how compressed is normal DAB (sorry if this has been done to death on here!)
I dont get too many stations with the supplied mini-aerial but Radio 1 and 2 sound pretty awful at 120kbps, for anything other than background music. I mainly listen to Absolute (formerly Virgin) which is 160kbps and is passable but still seems to have some dynamic range compression like many stations. Classic is ok too (I forget the compression rate), kind of the middle ground in quality.
Then I put on Radio3, finally we were getting somewhere (190kbps, I think). They were doing a Beethoven day and personally I dont ever listen to classical music but this was excellent. The dynamic range was huge and the music really showed this off. I'm converted
I've read a few internet pages about the issues with DAB compression and lack of bandwidth/too many stations and I dont see things improving soon.
Maybe i'll but a decent FM aerial instead?