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This is almost "excellent" but in the end is just "very good". There's a lot packed in here with all the smart features. Having access to my Tidal account and Amazon music. Also having Spotify and Deezer access for those that have them; And having bluetooth is a great & a "must have" these days. In the end it is a very good smart radio with decent (above average) sound quality and can double up as a stand alone "bluetooth speaker". The unit is a bit smaller than I anticipated and IMHO this is where it has been let down. I feel that had this engineering gone into a slightly larger housing the sound could have been much improved. If only the sound out of this Roberts iStream 3 matched my Bluetooth Speaker it would have been absolutely Brilliant!! I could then have ditched the Bluetooth speaker . . . but NO chance of that now :-( This iStream3 is the same dimensions in hieght & width as my Bluetooth Speaker but nearly 4cm less in depth. My Bluetooth Speakers is also slighltly over a Kilo more in weight. My Bluetooth Speaker that this unit should have sounded like is . . . . a Marshall Kilburn. If it had matched it for sound I would have sung the praises of the iStream3 to the rafters. Sadly, though it is just a very good smart radio I can not say it's excellent. Overall Score from me is 7/10 - Wish it coulda been "Tops" !!!
Similar to my older Roberts radio but not as good. The mains cable was inconveniently plugged in under the base of the radio, the top facing screen was difficult to see compared to the front screen of the previous design. The menu was difficult to navigate. Sound quality was no improvement on my present one. Disappointed after the good reviews.
I purchased the Roberts iStream 3 on Amazon UK. On the box it is stated that Roberts have been appointed as supplier of radio equipment to Her Majesty the Queen and to the HRH the Prince of Wales. Why then is only a European plug supplied with the radio? Having to locate or purchase a UK adapter is irritating. Moreover a dedicated UK plug is safer than a European plug used with a UK adapter.