Yes this is a nice looking bit of kit (though the white doesn't half pick up dirt). And yes it is well built. But no it doesn't have great sound. It is reasonable at best. It is OK around the house but it has a really booming quality (even with treble right up and bass right down) that can be very intrusive. On voice channels it is like being shouted at rather than talked to. Musically it sounds OK on pop/rock but the bottom end dominates on anything more subtle. There is also not enough control over the volume, particularly at lower volumes. It is either off on 0 or too loud to wake up or go to sleep to rendering the alarm and sleep timer function redundant (these were one of the reasons I bought it). It also goes up in very large jumps thereafter until about a third of the way across the display where after turning the dial makes increasingly little difference to the volume. These volume/tone issues don't appear to be so bad on other Pure radios such as the Evoke range though. It also has other useability problems - I really don't see why everything has to be done from the one dial for example. Also, when used with the battery the charge indicator is useless. It shows full charge and then dies so you have no idea if it needs to be charged. Finally, don't be fooled by the USB for software updates. Sounds like a useful feature but I've had mine for well over a year and they've not issued anything.
Just got the One Elite from Argos, on offer at �59.96, with discount of �5 for trading in an old radio i had in the cupboard and got a �5 voucher on top of that, making it �49.96. NOW THAT WHAT I CALL A BARGAIN.
Pure One Elite, I bought this radio for listening to Big band (Clare Teal's Radio 2 show (and internet big band via iPhone to Ext input)) Comedy (radio 7) and Classic FM. I can't comment for other music genre. The sound is excellent and although it has tone control's I don't find the need to adjust them at all. This radio has won 5* and best awards from What Hi Fi for a number of years, take a listen and then you will know why.
Really nice bit of kit, superb stable DAB reception (my Roberts 202 couldn't even get Radio Manchester from my kitchen in Stockport!), excellent sound, good clear intuitive controls, sleek matt black finish and sturdy build. Sounds great when playing my Sony walkman through it - I got it for a bargain £69 at Richer Sounds - well worth it.
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