In part based on WHF's award for the Revo Axis XS and the poor review for the Sensia 200d, I bought the Revo. However, a few weeks later I had returned the Revo, bought the Sensia and am delighted with it. I wanted a unit that combined DAB with music streaming, i.e. DLNA / UPnP, without locking me in to a proprietary technology or single manufacturer. There are relatively few units that do that and it quickly down to the Revo or Sensia.
The Revo sounds good and is a great little radio, but the music streaming has too many bugs and flaws while the touch screen is average at best.
I tried with Sensia with some trepidation based on WHF's review but have found the touchscreen to be responsive - only marginally less so than on my Samsung Galaxy S2 Android phone and not enough to matter - and the user interface effective, informative and intuitive. WFH's comments about the user interface and screen bear no relation to my experience and I find it a pleasure to use and the Sensia makes full use of and embraces everything a touchscreen should be. For example, to scroll long lists with the Sensia you swipe up or down (smart phone style) and the unit responds but with the Revo Axis XS you have to repeatedly press the top or bottom of a vertical scroll bar to scroll by around 6 entries at a time. I'm struggling to equate that with WHF's review of each unit's user interface!
Sound-wise I think WHF got it spot on. The sideways facing speakers don't give a stereo image but they do fill a room with good quality sound in a way that smaller, single speak units cannot. The Sensia wins on sound for me.
Most importantly for me, the Sensia delivers great music streaming with DAB radio. Too often DLNA / UPnP implementations are flawed and that was my experience with the Revo, which crashed frequently with streamed music, but the Sensia just works. Music is streamed, isn't interrupted, album art is displayed, etc.
Ignore the WHF review and you will find the Sensia is a pleasure to use and sounds great. If you want music streaming and DAB radio without being locked to Airwave or Sonos, etc, then the Sensia is a winner that deserves a listen or just buy it, you won't regret it!
Fantastic little radio! Sounds great, lots of features easy to use. Play a slideshow of your photos whilst listening to internet radio stations from around the world. Who'd have thunk it? Amazing.
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