Summary: I am very disappointed with this radio, which absolutely is not worth the high price. It is presented as a dual-mode radio with 1) WiFi streaming and 2) with regular wireless tuning, and 3) as a portable. Which would be great. But it fails at all three of these.
Summary: It was okay for many months, then suddenly stopped connecting to the internet. Tried several times, even sought the assistance of knowledgeable friends but without any success. I am unable to recommend this product.
24 seconds to turn on, muffled sound, horrible interface, expensive rechargeable battery
J. Masi "Winky Dink", Amazon
18 March 2013
Summary: It's radio is so frustrating. It is good looking and portable, but the positives end there. It takes 24 seconds from when you press the power button for sound to come out of it. That is too long. My Roberts Internet/DAB/FM radio turns "on" almost immediately after pressing the power button.
Summary: After an over WiFi software update all my interface problems disappeared but... and its a big but for people that like talk radio Due to no bass/treble adjustment talk radio station all sound muffled and its hard to hear what some presenters are even saying This is due to the "one flow"'s Bossiness...
Summary: The Pure Lounge system is great but the radio is not very reliable. After 18 months it was inconsistent, working some days and then not others. Needing regular reboots and re-entering the network information. Finally it stopped working completely..
Summary: I've had this over a year now. The internet service via Pure Connect is poor, with frequent interruptions and (attempted) reconnections. I have a good high speed internet connection and my WiFi is fine, have several devices which don't have a problem. Infuriatingly it sometimes get stuck and hangs.
Looks nice, sounds good, but it needs the patience of a legion of saints to set up!
25 October 2011
Summary: This is my fourth Pure digital radio and, on present showing, it will most certainly be my last. The radio itself seems to work fine, as one might expect. The problems start with the network-based additions - which were the reason for paying the price premium and buying it in the first place.
Summary: So - This is progress? Fifty years ago, you switched on your radio and waited a minute or so for the valves to warm up, a quick twist of the dial got you the program you wanted. Sometimes there was a bit of buzz, and often a hiss in the background.