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...
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. You also get a variety of other ...
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'!
Summary: Roberts MP53 Sound 53 CD/DAB/FM Digital Sound System with Dock for iPod-Black I have had the Roberts MP53 for a few weeks and have found it very easy to live with. I have used my iphone regularly that charges while docked. My young children can use it switching between ipod, SD card, CD and DAB radio using the remote - plug and play really. Good all round sound which can be adjusted through the 'EQ' mode on the remote.
Summary: I bought this machine for the bedroom and it does everything I want. It has a very clear sound and ample bass via the bass reflex ports at the back, which makes this small unit sound surprisingly powerful. The DAB radio is crystal clear and the slot-loading CD player is great too. I also use it to charge and play songs from my iPhone, and this feature also works well.
Summary: All I thought the MP53 would be, easy to operate with a good sound. Maybe a little more base than I like- but via the EQ button on the remote was easy to adjust. I Emailed Roberts twice from their Web site regarding the 'on/off volume' control light staying on in standby & something else I was not understanding. Both times a very swift personal reply- short & to the point. That's what I like to see from a British manufacturer, good customer service.