4.47 out of 5 by 138.

The SportsDAB 5 is a portable gadget that offers DAB, DAB+ and FM RDS wavebands, giving you access to more stations and different content than a standard tuner. It has 10 station presets, FM RDS station name display in a large blue backlit screen and an automatic time set all packed up in a sleek, lightweight, compact and easy to use radio.

Available from John LewisAmazonArgos and selected UK independent retailers.

Please allow 3 - 5 days for delivery.



    FM/DAB/DAB+ Built in
    Headphone Socket
    Yes (3.5mm stereo)
    Backlit LCD Display
    On-device Control
    Lock Switch
    Battery Powered
    Dimensions (mm)
    62(w) x 105(h) x 20(d)


Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
A replacement for an existing Roberts Sports SDAB5

I already have a Roberts Sports SDAB5 which is about 4 or 5 years old, so this new purchase is a replacement for the existing one. Plus I will set it up for DAB reception rather than VHS. My old radio has been superb. Tuning on VHS is very easy, yet to try DAB tuning. One problem is the radio 'eats up batteries', buy cheap ones and you get what you paid for a few hours use at most. You must use top quality batteries and will probably get 8 - 10 hours of constant use at most.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Small & lightweight sports radio

Bought this as a present for my Husband for Christmas. He is over the moon with it, as he is sport mad! Its small & lightweight so easily fits into pockets. He says he can get all the channels he needs to listen to sports commentry/ debates etc. So he doesnt miss anything when he walks the dog or comes shopping with me. Best present i think i have ever bought him!

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Great little thing looks the part great sound

Great buy wife made up with dab +

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Roberts sports radio

Very nice radio, good sound. Takes AA batteries. Easy to use.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Great quality

My first Sport DAB 5 was purchased exactly 5 years ago and has been a constant source of enjoyment for every single day, work and leisure. Unfortunately, I lost it, but it did have a hard life, especially at work as I work in construction. The volume rocker switch, the tuning selector and the 3.5 jack were all on the blink and the display was starting to fade. R.I.P. I just bought a new one, and if I get 5 years service again, I will not be disappointed. If you buy one, invest in a charger and good quality rechargeable batteries, and dump the old fashioned ear phones for some decent earbud types and you won't go wrong.

Rating: 4/5 50 years 1 month ago
Just what i wanted

Excellent radio. Just at what my husband needed to aid listening with some hearing loss. Earphones could be better.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Roberts sdab5 . can't say enough about it ....

Compact , ease of use, sound and looks ..... great

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Easy to use.

I use it for sports listening when gardening, good signal on DAB, easy to set up the "saved" stations, and low battery usage. The ear "buds" stay in the ear, even with a lot of movement, and so far very pleased with it.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Small handy brilliant

Great Roberts quality Fantastic sound Small & compact

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
A very good battery operated DAB radio

The best thing of all is that when the batteries die you just replace them and carry on listening. You don't have to lose listening time charging up the radio.

Rating: 3/5 50 years 1 month ago
Superb sound but difficult to use

I bought it as a replacement for another personal digital radio which was cheaper, smaller, easier to use and had better battery life but twice in a few weeks broke down and had to be replaced. If the SDAB5 doesn't break down that will be a major plus, but if it does I will probably get my money back rather than replace it. I'm a great Roberts fan but overall I was a little disappointed with it.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Best of type on the market

Really excellent, bought 2 now, one for upstairs and one for downstairs.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Great little radio

Great little radio, nice and loud and you really get a good stereo effect when you crank it up!

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Great sound

Had radio bought for me to use in hospital while having a knee replacement, it was great, brilliant sound, just the job