ROBERTS Blutune 50 2.1 Bluetooth DAB/DAB+/FM Digital Radio, Black

Product information

The ROBERTS Blutune 50 gives you the freedom of Bluetooth streaming with DAB/DAB+/FM listening and superior design. True 2.1 audio playback adds extra depth to everything while the USB port is perfect for charging smartphones and other devices. An aux-in port means you can listen from non-Bluetooth devices as well.

Twenty station presets allow you to skip between your favourite stations with ease. With DAB, you can track down stations by name and not frequency - enjoy seamless, crackle-free listening at a touch. Dual alarms also make this radio useful as an alarm clock..

Accessories Included
AC Adaptor & Instruction book
Yes - dual
Digital programmer
Aux-in, 3.5mm Aux out, Bluetooth, 1x USB (for updates)
H10.5 x W20.7 x D13.7cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Preset stations Information The number of stations that can be programmed into the memory
Radio tuner
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound.
Weight Information Unpackaged weight

About ROBERTS Radio

Roberts Radio has a heritage of more than 80 years and a reputation built on producing high-quality premium brand radios. With an abundance of portable radios under their belt, it comes as no surprise that they have international sales in countries across the globe including Japan and the USA.

Their collection is made up with over 100 different DAB, analogue, world radios, radio cassettes and internet radios. And the brand is committed to constant improvement which doesn’t go un-recognised. Recent awards include the What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year 2014 in the radio category for the Stream 93i.


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Q & As

Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little radio Great small radio, perfect for our bedroom. I noted reviews that said sound quality was not good but we have not found that at all. Useful blutooth connection to my phone so I can play other music too. Just what we were after, 05 August 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointing Exactly as the other reviews. Very woolly radio sound and although easy to connect to Bluetooth very poor sound there too. Returned for full refund no problem. 07 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bluetooth DAB Radio Bought this some weeks ago and have put off setting it up as thought I would need a lot of time. Amazingly out of the box - plug in and radio sets itself with time and date and tunes into radio stations. Just as simple to pair with Bluetooth devices. Compact size for bedside and good to be able to charge iphone/ipad from the USB socket which means only one 13amp socket in use. Clear instructions if required. Very pleased have not discovered anything negative about this radio yet. 12 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good DAB radio and Bluetooth ... but the bass! Bought as a simple radio for the kitchen that would provide good DAB reception in a poor signal area and provide connectivity for kids to play music when coerced into doing washing up. Brilliant in all these aspects. When buying it I read the reviews and the most dominant criticism was the over powerful bass and no control of it. And they were right - good for music but the booming produced with voices is awful. I was actually considering returning it but the kids protested - as the bass appeals to them. Did a bit of investigation and found how people had disabled the bass unit in various ways. In the end I resorted to removing the bass speaker cover grill from the bottom and sealing the ported vent with a rubber grommet - result good bass with very little booming. Conclusion - someone at Roberts has got carried away - a simple seal bass unit would be adequate for a unit of this size. 25 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quality product, packed with features. After my analogue Radio alarm clock stopped working last November. I purchased two other DAB alarms which were returned to stores for reasons of design fault or poor manufacturing. This was the first Roberts brand which I purchased and is the only one which I found that the sound was of a decent quality, where the display dimmed down to a bearable level at night time without lighting up the bedroom as though ready for a stage show and the build quality and design was good. However the display even on the dimmest/ lowest setting is still a little bright for me, but I can live with it. The set up is easy, it has more features than I suppose that I'll ever use and plenty of pre-sets to save favourite stations. The Bluetooth connection was also easy to set up and I soon had my favourite songs streaming via my android mobile Phone. I like that you can select which radio station you wake up to (not just the last listened to) and that you can select the initial volume of the alarm which does get louder as part of the function but not excessively so. I also liked the fact that the speakers are on the front and underside of the unit as other makes which I looked at had speakers on the top of the unit which would collect dust. Speaking of dust- the black finish does seem to show the dust up so if you can afford the extra cost consider the white finish. The power unit is a "transformer" type three pin plug adaptor which is quite bulky. My wall socket is immediately behind my bedside table so this meant that the table would not fit flush to the wall any more. I'm still getting used to finding the right button to hit for snooze when half asleep but it's great that you can pre-set how long your "snooze" time is in the main settings. The bluetune 50 also has an 3.5mm jack ( rather awkwardly located at the rear), an Auxiliary cable connection for direct input connection and charging of devices e.g. Android phone. Oh, and a "sleep" function- not tested yet. 04 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good compact all rounder with great sound As you would expect from Roberts radios this is a great DAB radio and iPod player. The sound quality is really good for a small player and there is no distortion when you turn the sound up. We bought it to take on holiday camping and it's size is perfect for this. We now keep it in the kitchen and resigned our old Roberts to the back bedroom. Would recommend this if you want a compact all in one sound system without compromising on sound. Could have come with an AUX cable though. 08 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great way to wake up A good DAB radio, great reception and easy to set up 29 April 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by almost.... Bought this to replace my old Roberts dab clock radio that was also almost perfect. Previous radio display would auto-dim at night to a level that made it unreadable and the clock only ever set its self when you pulled the power cable so slowly drifted out over time and never accounted for the clocks going back. The Blutune50 has a manually-dimming display so can be set to the perfect brightness at night, ok its a bit dim during the day but I'm at work then so don't care and anyway, the display returns to full brightness when you turn the radio on. Unlike other Roberts dab radios, the alarm volume ramps up to a user specified level so if you don't make it home on a weekeday the volume isn't slowly getting louder and louder until it gets to neighbour annoying levels in your absence. However, I use the radio to listen to the news and traffic reports in the morning and spoken voice radio is unintelligible on this radio....there is just too much bass and voices boom. There is no tone control to fix this and so, pending any help from Roberts, I will be returning this radio after 1 day of use. Looking at all the clock radio reviews on the JL website, all of them seem to have some flaw. Surely it can't be that hard to distil all of the reviews and build the ultimate radio ? 20 January 2014
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