.....and in 99% of cases the streamed version is significantly better quality than the miserable bit rates (and mono only is some cases) offered on DAB.Not sure I get the point of am\fm and dab radio in the home. In the car yes. Just about any radio station these days can be streamed via t'interweb.
My remark was meant to be tongue in cheek, but it was actually true the last time I seriously looked into this a couple years ago (UK radio stations only) and I haven't seen anything to indicate otherwise since, eg:The trouble of stating 100% is someone always finds the odd ones that are different
You forget that DAB's streams use ancient MP2 compression, which is about a third less efficient than MP3 - so 128kbps DAB is equivalent to ~96kbps MP3 internet radio, not 128kbps.ClassicFM MP3/Heart London MP3/Smooth Radio MP3 are all 128kbps as are their DAB streams
Indeed - that's why I'm not giving away that 1%.Though whether they are worth listening to is another matter. DAB/DAB+ was such a missed opportunity destined to quietly die in the corner due to lack of interest.
This ticks a lot of boxes (N10) along with the marantz melody as a one box solution when I finally ditch my separate cd & amp, but keep my speakers. The higher end alternative one box options are too expensive tbh....and the not inconsiderable difference in price now that the N10 can be picked up for as little as £330!
Might be a bit UK-centric of me, but I wonder whether the BBC's petulant withdrawl of their stations from most internet radio services has something to do with it. This new CEOL doesn't have Chromecast so it can't use their suggested alternative (the BBC Sounds app via Chromecast from a mobile device).Not sure I get the point of am\fm and dab radio in the home. In the car yes. Just about any radio station these days can be streamed via t'interweb.
Also love how promo pictures never ever show any cabling. The placement in that photo would have the antenna hanging from the ceiling.