Sony introduces its first DAB+ radios

Sony is introducing its first DAB+ portable radios, the XDR-S16DBP (above) and XDR-C706DBP.

Both have DAB+ and FM tuners, the former using a more efficient form of encoding for enhanced sound quality. DAB+ is being rolled out across several European countries, although it's not yet available in the UK.

The stereo XDR-S16DBP has a wooden cabinet, 10 DAB/DAB+ presets, plus a further ten presets for FM stations.

There's also a sleep timer, headphone jack and LCD display.

The XDR-C706DBP clock radio has the same number of presets as its sibling, a snooze button, and up to four separate alarm settings can be programmed.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.