Our Verdict Struggles to inspire either sonically or in terms of build, even for such an affordable machine For It's a decent price for a hi-fi tuner Against Mediocre sound Reviewed on 10th October 2010 It has been a long time since we looked at a tuner separate, and even longer since we've seen one at this sort of price. The TEAC T-R650DAB manages to pack in a DAB/FM/AM tuner alongside a digital optical and a set of analogue outputs, so as far as specification goes, it's got most of the tuner bases nicely covered. At this price, you can't expect a huge amount by way of build and design finesse, but nevertheless some of the edges could do with smoothing over. The remote control, too, is prosaic, and while it's easy enough to get your head round the controls they could be a little more responsive. Sound lacks a little dynamismStill, all those relatively minor complaints would be forgiven if this TEAC tuner proved to be a sonic bargain. More after the break Sadly, it's no great shakes in that area, either. The FM tuner is relatively free from hiss, and it delivers decent detail considering the price but it lacks dynamics and excitement. Switch to DAB and the much-maligned digital signal only further enhances this TEAC's mediocrity. It may sound better than similarly-priced portables but offering less by way of style, features and portability, we can't find too much to grab us here. See all our tuner reviews Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Related News BBC Proms to be broadcast in lossless audio for the first time Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 09:46am Roberts celebrates its 85th anniversary with a turntable Wed, 05 Jul 2017, 04:51pm Mondo+ is the world's first internet radio with Chromecast built-in Mon, 10 Apr 2017, 03:39pm Tivoli Audio launches Model One Digital radio Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 02:34pm Radioplayer Car brings voice control, streaming and intelligent signal switching Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 11:50am Hi-Fi Radios T-R650DAB TEAC 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.