Summary: All right, so it isn't all bells and whistles to look at, but I didn't want that, what I wanted was TONE, and sound quality and I got that in spades, it is a pleasure to listen to, it is simple to use, and after fitting a proper aerial, ( we need this as we are in a very poor reception area.
Summary: bought this having returned to the shop a Panasonic dab which was hopeless. The roberts set is in a different league. sound quality is superb and with the ability to not only play but also copy vinyl and cd's to sd card very versatile. super quality build. plus when i had an issue with the sd card slot not working correctly, so i contacted Roberts technical department.
Summary: With the exception of remote control this is a very stylish and easy to use piece of equipment - plug in and will self tune radio stations then ready to go. Sound is excellent (purchased for use in a kitchen but would happily use in lounge as main unit). Remote control is functional but really the styling does not suit the unit - the remote is chunky and controls are slightly 'cluttered' as the only way to control the unit is the remote control guess I will have to get...
Roberts MP-53 Sound 53 Digital Sound System: Great multifunctional sound system in a sleek compact unit
22 May 2011
Summary: Ooh, we're loving our new micro hifi from Roberts MP53 Sound 53. We bought it to replace our old little system which had served us well for many years but was looking rather clunky and tatty and pre-dated any thought of docking stations or digital radio (it was old enough to have a tape deck, bless). So, our priorities were to have a system with digital radio and ipod docking capabilities, as well as a CD player as we continue to buy and use CD's regularly.
Pros: Compact, sleek, multifunctional - does your ipod dock, CD, radio and USB/SD input
Cons: Inevitably not a huge sound as lacking separate speakers (but still pretty good!)
Summary: The Roberts Sound 53, the 'Big Brother' of the Sound 43, is a stylish and modern stereo system complete with a dock for your iPod, meaning you can play all your favourite songs through the amazing speakers this product provides. You also get the opportunity to record things from the radio and CD's onto a USB or SD memory card, which is very handy when you hear something interesting and want to show it to somebody else.
Pros: Great sound quality, aesthetics and range of features
Excerpt: The Roberts Sound 53, the ‘Big Brother’ of the Sound 43, is a stylish and modern stereo system complete with a dock for your iPod, meaning you can play all your favourite songs through the amazing speakers this product provides. You also get the opportunity to record things from the radio and CD’s onto a USB or SD memory card, which is very handy when you hear something interesting and want to show it to somebody else.
Pros: Great sound quality, looks and range of features
Summary: I have been building up to this purchase for several months - reviewing the feedback has been very helpful in making the decision, so hopefully I can offer another review for future buyers. Overview. I agree with all the positive reviewers - very well built, fantastic sound reproduction across the range of DAB, iPhone(best in airplane mode to avoid interference), CD, SD & USB. Set-up Plug and play straight from the box with good instructions.
Summary: Like an earlier reviewer I waited a few weeks until submitting this review. And my verdict confirms what everyone else seems to say: this is a fine radio/CD/ipod player. It worked straight out of the box, tuning itself to many DAB stations that i thought weren't available in mt new house. I can recommend this highly: choosing between a Bose and this Roberts was a quesiton of price. The Roberts not oly wins on that score, but its sound is really impressive too.
Summary: The Roberts MP53 arrived promptly from Amazon and is now sited in a relatively small room where a larger system was taking up too much room. The MP53 is excellent in all regards. It is easy to set up, the sound is excellent and understanding how it works is very straightforward. I cannot fathom why the remote control is an issue for a number of the reviewers: they must have incredibly large hands if they think that it is 'fiddly'!