Our Verdict 
Product of the Year, Awards 2011. Best internet radio up to £150+. A good sounding table radio, and a pleasure to use thanks to its touchscreen control system
Big, bold sound
touchscreen control
simple to set up and use, iPod dock
Mono only as standard
remote control optional
that’s about it
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This is very much a table-top radio with its curvy, wedge-shaped cabinet, large controller and colour OLED touchscreen with well-designed menus, plus a top-mounted iPod dock.

And it's designed with sound in mind. It's only a mono radio, albeit with stereo headphone and line outputs, but it uses one of NXT's Balanced Mode Radiator drivers, tuned with a rear port and driven by an 8W digital amp, to give an expansive sound with decent bass and good detail and flow.

As well as the usual DAB/DAB+/FM, streaming and internet radio, the AXiS comes with a one-month trial subscription to Last.fm. There are also twin alarms and the option of going to sleep to one station and waking to another.

All in all, a well-sorted radio, and a fine contender in this sector.

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