Pure Evoke Flow: It's ok, but not up to Pure's usual standards
16 August 2012
Summary: As a previous and very pleased owner of a Pure DAB radio, I decided to buy the Evoke Flow for the kitchen as I was attracted by the podcasts and BBC radio "listen again" features available on an internet radio. It's not a bad product, but to be honest I have been underwhelmed. The range of features is good, with access to DAB and literally thousands of internet radio stations as well as podcasts and listen again features.
Pros: Great range of internet radio services
Cons: Average sound quality, poor functionality, poor menu system
Summary: This radio which I use as an internet radio, was delivered defective. With assistance from Pure's repair dept., I rectified the problem. The 2nd problem is the limited output which requires listening at maximum volume most of the time. The 3rd problem, is that it often drops a station with the comment "Station not available" while the station is indeed available even with a 100% wifi signal.
Summary: After entering 45 letters and numbers from 3 different locations into the radio, registering on the website - and receiving 3 emails, then downloading the 45 page manual - you can begin. What is not immediately clear is that you can tune the internet stations from the website - a good job - because from the radio is a nightmare.
Check whether the radio works well when battery operated
Patiently Waiting, Amazon
17 August 2009
Summary: I was interested in buying an internet radio to have easy access to news and programs from our home countries when residing abroad. Evoke flow seemed the best option, and I got one in London last week. I like the radio very much. However, I immediately experienced a problem. When battery operated, the radio does not turn off for more then a few second --- it then turns itself automatically on. The only way to switch it off consists of plugging it into the main power.
If there had been an alternative I would have bought it
Plastic Mars, Amazon
6 August 2009
Summary: As an internet radio, the Evoke flow doesn't live up to the hype. It is awkward to use and I am experiencing a problem with the sound at low volumes. This is the second Pure radio I've had that was disappointing (the other was an Evoke 3). The physical controls are OK but the user interface has too many menus and submenus, so it takes ages to find the station you want, even after you've added it to Favourites. I hope a remote control might help, but it costs extra.
Summary: I've had my Pure Evoke Flow for a couple of months. The sound quality is great. The interface is terrible. [And my unit has the disconcerting habit of crashing and restarting at about 7.30am every morning. And sometimes it mutes itself for no apparent reason. Maybe I should return it as faulty.] The Flow does everything I'd have hoped for, but I find it very hard to use (and I'm a Software Engineer by profession!).
Summary: Looks and sound: I wasn't sure I would like the look of this radio from the pictures, but in the flesh this radio looks very cool in a retro way. The sound quality is also pretty good. At its best when in DAB mode, it has a very warm and clear tone (but then you would expect that from a radio which costs well over £100 really!). For these two reasons alone, I am relatively happy with this product.
Summary: habe mir den Evoke Flow, Marshall und den einfachen Flow bestellt, weil mir das Konzept mit Internetradio, Akku, DAB und Serverzugriff gefallen hat. Das Gerät hätte auch gut mit meinem Caruso harmoniert den ich ähnlich betreibe. Nachdem ich alle 3 Geräte ausgepackt habe wollte ich den Evoke Flow behalten.
Summary: Hallo, habe Vorgestern das Pure Evoke Flow erhalten. Bin sehr verunsichert/enttäucht. 1. Gerät kann das Internet (wireless) nicht finden, obwohl wir auch einen Laptop entsprechend im Haus in Betrieb haben. Werde am kommenden Sonntag nochmals meinen Sohn (Dipl.Ing) ranlassen. 2. Die im Gerät aufgezeigten, lokalen digtalen Sender (Grossraum Nürnberg) sind zu 90% "nicht zugänglich". Nicht vorhanden ? 3. UKW Empfang hinkt hinter jedem einfachen (analogen) Radio hinterher.