Our Verdict Good in most areas, but the 83i needs a more balanced sound For Solid build fine spec and usability rapid, detailed sound Against Not as decorative as some wispy, splashy top end Reviewed on 21st April 2010 The Stream 83i may not win any beauty contests, but there are immediate benefits to the big, bold buttons on the fascia. Compared with neater rivals, this is simple to use, and all controls act with a slick positivity. Specification is reassuring too: a planet's-worth of radio stations, wired and wireless LAN connectivity and a USB input is all good news. Only the lack of an iPod dock could conceivably cause concern. This sensible, thorough approach is mostly carried over to the sound the 83i makes. Insubstantial trebleIt's as poised and informative through the midrange as its best rivals, and low frequencies, though not the most generous, have body and purpose. More after the break It's a gratifyingly swift listen, but ultimately denied a fifth star thanks to its insubstantial way with treble sounds – they're thin and reedy. It's not a huge flaw, though, and should be taken in the context of all the things the Roberts gets right. See all our radio Best Buys Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Related News Radioplayer Car brings voice control, streaming and intelligent signal switching Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 11:50am This radio reads your expression and plays music based on your mood Fri, 10 Feb 2017, 03:40pm Norway becomes first country to turn off FM radio Mon, 16 Jan 2017, 11:41am 10 Christmas gift ideas under £200 Thu, 24 Nov 2016, 03:18pm Pure radio business sold to Austrian firm for £2.6 million Thu, 29 Sep 2016, 10:10am Hi-Fi Radios Roberts Stream 83i Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.