Perfect for on-the-go casual listening, but not as your main home radio
fast, detailed sound
easy to use
Not much bass to speak of
It seems as though there are two ways to approach radio design these days: go all-out and produce an all-singing, all-dancing all-in-one such as the Ruark Audio R1 MkII or strip it right back to basics.
That’s what Pure has done with the Move 400D – an FM/DAB radio that’s just that. Nothing more, nothing less.
It’s designed to be portable, and to that end it is chargeable via USB, which gives around 60 hours of juice. A proper battery compartment would’ve been nice as well, though – USB sockets aren’t always available when you’re on the go or camping in the south of France.
Pure Move 400D: UsabilityIt’s easy to use, though, with the buttons not requiring you to have fingers like knitting needles (useful, as you need them to flip through the 20 station presets), a clear display offering plenty of information, and a flip-out stand to keep everything stable.
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In use, the Move sounds rather like it looks: a bit basic. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though, as it serves up a clear, coherent sound. The downside is that it’s seriously lacking in punch.
That’s a shame, because the sound on offer is fast and fairly detailed – a bit of low-frequency push behind it would’ve brought a fifth star in our rating.