Rated 4 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Korrell Good quality radio...
Solid, well made radio that has all the functions I desired at a reasonable price. Sound quality is punchy and adequate for a mono set, although another speaker can be added if needed.
I'm very impressed with the reception quality, so I suppose it depends what area you're in as I've not had any problems in this respect.
I am also very impressed with the internet radio. Thousands of channels throughout the world and great if you're learning a language like I am. I frequently tune into both Italian and Spanish channels and find it great to hear the spoken word in that language as it should be heard.
Only two negatives, it could be a little easier to find a channel but I suppose that's what the presets are for, and secondly I have sometimes found that if I switch off the radio completely it takes a while for it to reboot, mainly on the battery rather that plugged in.
Overall I'm very happy with my purchase.
23 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chlo67 Good looking, good sounding radio
Easy to set up and easy to use, good touch controls and presets.. We particularly wanted Internet radio as previously DAB used to drop out a lot here and also to access some other favourite overseas stations. The DAB seems to be OK upstairs (we are using as a bedside radio), so we are actually now using that a lot. My husband wanted a stereo radio, which this isn't, so we have added an additional speaker to it.
Perhaps the only slight complaint - the sound sometimes is a bit bass heavy and we haven't been able to alter that to any great effect. However younger members of the family tell me this is an "age thing"!
21 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Branksea Radio as it should be
Superb sound especially for classical music, easy to use. I have bought a second set to take to my Tenerife pad.
21 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnA60 Quality product
The Evoke F4 has both quality sound and features. Apart from DAB and internet radio, the ability to record either instantly or programmed is extremely useful. Along with a two year warranty, you can't go wrong.
22 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by alphabetagaga finally a truly portable internet radio that is a joy to use
i have been on the lookout for a portable internet radio that met all my needs and i think finally, the f4 is the one. it offers everything i need and really is a joy to use. having tried many others from leading brands over the last few years, i had either returned them for refunds or sold them on. simple reason was - each of them seemed to be lacking in a single feature or features that the others had and vice versa, so there wasn't a single unit out there that gave me everything i wanted.
so why is the f4 the 'overall' package?
+ compact in size with a solid build quality
+ rechargeable battery (available separately) ensures this can be used as a true portable radio
+ display can be set to turn off completely after 7 seconds. this is a huge feature for me. this applies both while the radio is in use and also while the radio is in standby. something no other radio i tried offered. to me this is essential if you want to use as a bedside radio.
+ superb clean and 'pure' sound. prefect both for voice and music broadcasts
+ volume increments. there are enough 'steps' up and down to ensure you can get the volume just right and as low or high as you need.
+ great reception on each available mode. i'm not experienceing any dropouts on media streaming that i got on the original evoke flow. the software on the f4 has been improved and is more responsive in this area.
a couple of things that could be better but were just not big enough deal breakers for me
- no dedicated sleep button
- no dedicated preset buttons
02 February 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Marc0000 Nice radio, but it failed within the year
When it worked, this radio had a very good tone and a wide variety of channels. Sadly, after 10 months its display started to break up and then in month 11 it failed altogether. Also, the battery pack has never lasted as long as it was meant to, and by 9 months it would not last for a day. Disappointing.
19 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AlMel Good, with some niggles
Bought some 14 months ago, my Pure developed an electrical fault, probably a loose mains connection. As it was within the two year guarantee I took it to John Lewis for repair and was somewhat startled, extremely pleasantly so, when it was replaced on the spot by a new unit covered by a new three year guarantee!
As many others have said, this is a very attractive radio. However, it needs frequent cleaning because its glossy surface quickly picks up finger marks.
For its size the sound quality is very good, at least for me who suffers from tinnitus.
I mainly use it as an internet radio. Waking from sleep mode, when running off the mains, it takes 6 to 8 seconds to connect to a station; and about 30” when running off its battery. It’s a bit of a faff to search for a particular station by turning and pressing a dial to select each letter, but once stored into favourites it’s easy to use, as are the other options.
What is a pain however is that server problems can cause service interruptions and they’re not that infrequent. I know the problem is with the Pure server, because meantime my Roberts internet radio is working fine. It has to be said however that the Roberts suffers from the same problem albeit at different times.
A really annoying problem is that when using the BBC Listen Again option, the programme listened to often stops part way, with no facility to resume.
It would also be nice, if technically feasible, to have shuffle and artist selection options when streaming playlists from the pc.
Overall, I'm pleased with the unit. Compact and truly portable with a good sound, easy to use and giving access to the world’s internet radios.
25 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TDK01 Pure Evoke F4
Great radio. Good sound quality and mix of features. A good buy.
14 April 2014