Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio – Works OK, though underpowered

Super very little radio, quick to established up with a wonderful seem. This changed a intricate and underperforming roberts radio – we are not able to get dab or fm – so depend on internet radio. The hama has large features and works out of the box.

Its alright but not fairly in good shape for my function. If it was equipped free as it has been to some of the reviewers below i would of give it five stars. I just imagined it was a wee bit overpriced for what it does and the simple fact it lacked bluetooth intended i ended up sending it back for a refund. The interface is alright as is the color monitor but i am guaranteed they have been accredited from philips previous variety of wac7500 streamium gamers. Which is not a negative point as i possess 1 and they are ok but a little bit long in the tooth now, i am certain that is where by most of the cost on this device goes. Never get me completely wrong the make top quality is wonderful, sound is great and the dab and the community functions function seriously nicely, i just felt it was missing considerably when in contrast to other units from other brands. If this device was near to or sub £100. 00 i consider it would quickly get 5 stars each and every time, but i am not certain a brand like hama can leverage nearly £150. Shut but no cigar, there are superior alternate options but a ton of persons will be happy with it.

It really is good, get it(i wrote out a large assessment and why i believed this radio was terrific, but when i went to add a photograph.

  • Had to cross the ocean to get onewait, two
  • Works OK, though underpowered
  • internet radio is the best (so many stations)

Speedy and straightforward to established up, but necessary to download pdf guide on line to start with as brief-start off guidebook pretty confined. Nevertheless, effortless to uncover and hold internet radio stations – found my personal favourites pretty immediately, and exceptional seem for this kind of a little device.

Wonderful merchandise – fantastic audio does what it claims on tin – dab more strong than other similar merchandise.

Superb piece of package – very good seem – appears to be like stylish and does not just take up way too significantly area on the kitchen area do the job surface area.

A radio that sounds superior and really easey to connect to wifi controledby remote or from the app.

This genuinely is a wonderful system. I needed an internet streaming radio with dab&fm ability and this genuinely suits the monthly bill. An aged benefit is the usb enter and ethernet port so there are heaps of selections i can use on this unit. The menu method is basic to use and the stereo seem high quality from its diminutive speakers is great. Is very easily loud adequate to use as the primary radio in my lounge. I have downloaded a stack of albums on to a 32gb usb and tune into that when i get bored with radio broadcasts. If you might be common with internet radio the menu technique will be pretty familiar. Permitting collection of stations by genre and area or by collection from a checklist. The station i desired want in the listing so i typed it in and utilised the research. Hey presto, up popped my station.

Brilliant radio , appears like a much larger hi fi. Getting internet radio is a little bit fiddly but nicely worth the work.

Obtaining owned many wifi radios in excess of the decades this one is the greatest. I have a roberts 83i which i use in the bed room ,the hama beats it arms down on podcasts because you can f/f or rewind the podcast. The seem high quality is extremely excellent entire stereo. In general a very fantastic obtain.

Fantastic performance and value for money.

Living in qc, canada, i purchased two of these from amazon united kingdom. Reason is straightforward: as of currently, kinda unusual that an internet radio is even now a area of interest product in north the us. Couple exactly where the options, so i went with what appeared to be the very best bang for the buck: grace encore. And what a disapointment it was: the device felt like it was coming from the least expensive chinese plant feasible and assembled with dated mid 80’s technology. The good thing is, as standard, return was a breeze thanks to amazon. So i have lurked what was available in europe and, to my shock, such thing as an internet radio was much more democratized about there. The main goal of the device i was fascinated in, was the alarm function (preferred to wake to non regional radio stations as they are all rubbish stations in my place). So, once again, i went in advance with what i then considered the finest bang for the buck following some investigation: hama ir110. And what a aid: a very little box with sturdy specs, quite nicely developed and particularly what a single could assume from an internet radio in 2016. In addition it is meeting my prerequisites when it arrives to an alarm system (only issue i regret is the absence of a nap function while).

I acquired this for the kitchen and was definitely impressed with it. A pretty compact unit but for this reason stereo separation suffers especially if pushed up near to the wall as the speakers are mounted on the aspect. It goes incredibly loud for it is really dimensions and more bass than you would anticipate with a apparent seem with tone controls and a dsp. The screen is quite obvious and set up was basic, connecting to the router was also easy. Playback from a usb stick was good with the track titles displayed but no artwork as it has a mono display screen. It comes with remote handle but not definitely necessary as the buttons function perfectly and are quite constructive in use. It could be applied as an alarm clock / radio for the bedroom as it has alarm and snooze functions. The photograph shows how small it is in comparison to drink cansthe only dislike about the device was the external power supply which has two pins euro style that goes into a a few pin united kingdom fashion adapter (supplied) this made it extremely cumbersome and as my socket was at the rear of the fridge freezer produced it stick out. The only possibility is to buy yet another ability offer with the identical voltage or a distinctive adapter to preserve it close to the wall this probably a deal breaker for some.

Addendum, august 2017: suddenly i have discovered i can not obtain bbc stations three, four, five. Evidently the bbc has established a new conventional for broadcasting, and the radio, like most others i imagine, would not assist it. I can acquire bbc world support and all non-bbc stations, so my authentic critique still stands. Just be knowledgeable, this took place to me yesterday, the fault of the bbc not the radio. So unless of course they do an improve, when this fails i will have to have one with fm on it as very well.

Alternative for a pure evoke circulation with a useless exhibit, and employed as a kitchen area radio. Fairly uncomplicated to set up, in particular the dab automobile-tune and the internet radio, and the performance is all the things that’s marketed. Fm set-up was not really so intuitive – no automobile-tune for fm, it appears, and it could not obtain that numerous stations. Not an challenge, fm is rarely utilized in any case. It has an internet radio menu portion for the bbc stations, which is good – the dab tuner couldn’t uncover bbc5+, but it plays flawlessly on the ir. Other internet radio stations are difficult to discover, just like they have been on internet radios for the final ten years, utilizing the very same continent/nation/genre search, and several of my favourite stations are missing. Hopefully the app will support with that (will try out later on). I have not tried using spotify or streaming yet, possibly. Only 10 presets just about every for dab, fm and ir, although. Would make the app essential – it improved do the job flawlessly, or the score will go down to two stars.

Incredibly uncomplicated to set up if you have a wps button on your router.

Never had an internet radio right before heard a single at a buddies staying an avid rock fan i cherished the strategy of being able to hear rock whenever i wanted and not the drivel the bbc churns out just after a large amount of investigate i selected the hama and i adore it i related through an ethernet cable i had lying around turned it on setup wizard did the rest crisp punchy seem fantastic bass pretty properly described guitar and drums good copy very very good quantity usb port head mobile phone socket line in line out quite well specified piece of kit finest point i bought for decades would advise to you.

Have had a single these hama ir one hundred ten internet radios for many months now. And assume it is wonderful piece of package. The tone is awesome for the size of theunit, location up is uncomplicated ,and the remote handle w orks effectively. This is my very first internet radio and i think considerably much better than dab lovely clearreception and tone try crystal radio station from toronto top rated class new music.

Superior than i expected a solidly built products and decent audio.

Fantastic internet and dab reception. Rest alarms alter screen brightnes and much more.

Great product good company.

Easy established up and functions every bit as perfectly as hoped.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 64 reviews
Price
£166.53

One Comment on “Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio – Works OK, though underpowered”

  1. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    Quick and easy to set up, but needed to download pdf manual on line first as quick-start guide very limited. However, easy to find and keep internet radio stations – found my personal favourites very quickly, and excellent sound for such a small unit.
  2. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    Quick and easy to set up, but needed to download pdf manual on line first as quick-start guide very limited. However, easy to find and keep internet radio stations – found my personal favourites very quickly, and excellent sound for such a small unit.
    1. This is my second wifi internet radio, my first was a roberts. Just like the roberts, this hama worked perfect for two and a half years. Now it wont connect to the wifi. I have no connection problems with other devices. I did not do any thing wrong – it worked perfect when i went to sleep but the radio did not come on for the alarm in the morning. I have tried the factory reset, unplugging it for a while etc but the same result – it fails to connect. I am really disappointed as i really liked the product. I bought it feb 2015 and feel that it should have lasted longer.
  3. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    This is my second wifi internet radio, my first was a roberts. Just like the roberts, this hama worked perfect for two and a half years. Now it wont connect to the wifi. I have no connection problems with other devices. I did not do any thing wrong – it worked perfect when i went to sleep but the radio did not come on for the alarm in the morning. I have tried the factory reset, unplugging it for a while etc but the same result – it fails to connect. I am really disappointed as i really liked the product. I bought it feb 2015 and feel that it should have lasted longer.
    1. Bought this for my kitchen just for the dab radio, but its a lot more than just a radio,internet radio is the best (so many stations), usb slot is handy if you have a memorystick full of music, if not plug in your mp3 player in the back aux in socket. Haven’t used any of theother settings yet, best “radio” i ever bought 5*****.
      1. Bought this for my kitchen just for the dab radio, but its a lot more than just a radio,internet radio is the best (so many stations), usb slot is handy if you have a memorystick full of music, if not plug in your mp3 player in the back aux in socket. Haven’t used any of theother settings yet, best “radio” i ever bought 5*****.
  4. It’s great, buy it(i wrote out a large review and why i thought this radio was great, but when i went to add a photo.
    1. It’s great, buy it(i wrote out a large review and why i thought this radio was great, but when i went to add a photo.
  5. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    The software update from hama now means that as at july 2017, it’s now possible to listen to bbc podcasts and that’s why i’ve revised my stars upwards. This product (i have now bought a total of three of them – they were not given – i paid for them) now gets 5 stars. It’s a brilliant radio and even my dad, to whom i’ve given one, finds it easy to use. The radio’s portable enough to move from room to room and if it had bluetooth i wouldn’t use it. I bought a bluetooth transmitter for £10 so i could connect it up, just in case i wanted the bluetooth facility but i wasted that £10 as it’s in its box still unused. The plus side of no internal bluetooth is that there’s less to go wrong. If there was a fire at home i’d grab my cards, hama radio and laptop – in that order (that assumes the family have left aready). If you’re weighing up an internet/network radio then stop looking. You’ve found the right one here.
  6. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    The software update from hama now means that as at july 2017, it’s now possible to listen to bbc podcasts and that’s why i’ve revised my stars upwards. This product (i have now bought a total of three of them – they were not given – i paid for them) now gets 5 stars. It’s a brilliant radio and even my dad, to whom i’ve given one, finds it easy to use. The radio’s portable enough to move from room to room and if it had bluetooth i wouldn’t use it. I bought a bluetooth transmitter for £10 so i could connect it up, just in case i wanted the bluetooth facility but i wasted that £10 as it’s in its box still unused. The plus side of no internal bluetooth is that there’s less to go wrong. If there was a fire at home i’d grab my cards, hama radio and laptop – in that order (that assumes the family have left aready). If you’re weighing up an internet/network radio then stop looking. You’ve found the right one here.
    1. I bought this for the kitchen and was really impressed with it. A very compact unit but for this reason stereo separation suffers especially if pushed up close to the wall as the speakers are mounted on the side. It goes surprisingly loud for it’s size and more bass than you would expect with a clear sound with tone controls and a dsp. The display is very clear and set up was simple, connecting to the router was also easy. Playback from a usb stick was good with the track titles displayed but no artwork as it has a mono screen. It comes with remote control but not really necessary as the buttons work well and are very positive in use. It could be used as an alarm clock / radio for the bedroom as it has alarm and snooze functions. The photo shows how small it is compared to drink cansthe only dislike about the unit was the external power supply which has two pins euro style that goes into a three pin uk style adapter (supplied) this made it very bulky and as my socket was behind the fridge freezer made it stick out. The only option is to buy another power supply with the same voltage or a different adapter to keep it close to the wall this maybe a deal breaker for some.
  7. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    I bought this for the kitchen and was really impressed with it. A very compact unit but for this reason stereo separation suffers especially if pushed up close to the wall as the speakers are mounted on the side. It goes surprisingly loud for it’s size and more bass than you would expect with a clear sound with tone controls and a dsp. The display is very clear and set up was simple, connecting to the router was also easy. Playback from a usb stick was good with the track titles displayed but no artwork as it has a mono screen. It comes with remote control but not really necessary as the buttons work well and are very positive in use. It could be used as an alarm clock / radio for the bedroom as it has alarm and snooze functions. The photo shows how small it is compared to drink cansthe only dislike about the unit was the external power supply which has two pins euro style that goes into a three pin uk style adapter (supplied) this made it very bulky and as my socket was behind the fridge freezer made it stick out. The only option is to buy another power supply with the same voltage or a different adapter to keep it close to the wall this maybe a deal breaker for some.
    1. Really excited to get this radio. However within one week of use, unit kept locking up (no buttons would work). So had to keep switching off at the mains and back on again to reset the unit. After numerous times locking up reluctanly sent radio back for replacement. New replacement radio has now arrived. Locked up once so far within two days of use. Such a shame as it looks great and works well (when it isn’t locked up )03. 16well sadly this new replacement unit is now locking up and has to be totally switched off at the mains to reboot. Real shame as we love the look and functionality of the radio. Will go for the roberts stream now. Not as good looking but hopefully better.
      1. Really excited to get this radio. However within one week of use, unit kept locking up (no buttons would work). So had to keep switching off at the mains and back on again to reset the unit. After numerous times locking up reluctanly sent radio back for replacement. New replacement radio has now arrived. Locked up once so far within two days of use. Such a shame as it looks great and works well (when it isn’t locked up )03. 16well sadly this new replacement unit is now locking up and has to be totally switched off at the mains to reboot. Real shame as we love the look and functionality of the radio. Will go for the roberts stream now. Not as good looking but hopefully better.
  8. This really is a fantastic system. I wanted an internet streaming radio with dab&fm capability and this really fits the bill. An aged benefit is the usb input and ethernet port so there are heaps of options i can use on this device. The menu system is simple to use and the stereo sound quality from its diminutive speakers is fantastic. Is easily loud enough to use as the main radio in my lounge. I’ve downloaded a stack of albums onto a 32gb usb and tune into that when i get bored with radio broadcasts. If you’re familiar with internet radio the menu system will be very familiar. Allowing selection of stations by genre and location or by selection from a list. The station i wanted want in the list so i typed it in and used the search. Hey presto, up popped my station.
    1. This really is a fantastic system. I wanted an internet streaming radio with dab&fm capability and this really fits the bill. An aged benefit is the usb input and ethernet port so there are heaps of options i can use on this device. The menu system is simple to use and the stereo sound quality from its diminutive speakers is fantastic. Is easily loud enough to use as the main radio in my lounge. I’ve downloaded a stack of albums onto a 32gb usb and tune into that when i get bored with radio broadcasts. If you’re familiar with internet radio the menu system will be very familiar. Allowing selection of stations by genre and location or by selection from a list. The station i wanted want in the list so i typed it in and used the search. Hey presto, up popped my station.
  9. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    But – when product arrived and we plugged it in, it didn’t work. We read and re-read the instructions but couldn’t find any reason for it not to work. We were ready to return the product when , on very close inspection, we realised that the plug didn’t have a fuse. The item was a birthday present and it caused upset and stress when it didn’t work.
    1. But – when product arrived and we plugged it in, it didn’t work. We read and re-read the instructions but couldn’t find any reason for it not to work. We were ready to return the product when , on very close inspection, we realised that the plug didn’t have a fuse. The item was a birthday present and it caused upset and stress when it didn’t work.
      1. Super little radio, easy to set up with a great sound. This replaced a complex and underperforming roberts radio – we can’t get dab or fm – so rely on internet radio. The hama has high functionality and works out of the box.
  10. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    Super little radio, easy to set up with a great sound. This replaced a complex and underperforming roberts radio – we can’t get dab or fm – so rely on internet radio. The hama has high functionality and works out of the box.
  11. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    Its okay but not quite fit for my purpose. If it was supplied free as it has been to some of the reviewers here i would of give it five stars. I just thought it was a wee bit overpriced for what it does and the fact it lacked bluetooth meant i ended up sending it back for a refund. The interface is ok as is the colour screen but i am sure they have been licensed from philips old range of wac7500 streamium players. That’s not a bad thing as i own one and they are ok but a bit long in the tooth now, i am convinced that is where most of the cost on this unit goes. Don’t get me wrong the build quality is great, sound is great and the dab and the network functions work really well, i just felt it was lacking somewhat when compared to other units from other manufacturers. If this unit was close to or sub £100. 00 i think it would easily get 5 stars every time, but i am not sure a brand like hama can leverage almost £150. Close but no cigar, there are better alternatives but a lot of people will be satisfied with it.
    1. Its okay but not quite fit for my purpose. If it was supplied free as it has been to some of the reviewers here i would of give it five stars. I just thought it was a wee bit overpriced for what it does and the fact it lacked bluetooth meant i ended up sending it back for a refund. The interface is ok as is the colour screen but i am sure they have been licensed from philips old range of wac7500 streamium players. That’s not a bad thing as i own one and they are ok but a bit long in the tooth now, i am convinced that is where most of the cost on this unit goes. Don’t get me wrong the build quality is great, sound is great and the dab and the network functions work really well, i just felt it was lacking somewhat when compared to other units from other manufacturers. If this unit was close to or sub £100. 00 i think it would easily get 5 stars every time, but i am not sure a brand like hama can leverage almost £150. Close but no cigar, there are better alternatives but a lot of people will be satisfied with it.
  12. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    Brilliant radio , sounds like a much bigger hi fi. Getting internet radio is a bit fiddly but well worth the effort.
    1. Brilliant radio , sounds like a much bigger hi fi. Getting internet radio is a bit fiddly but well worth the effort.
  13. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    Interface is a little clunky and shame it cant directly play spotify (needs to be have it pushed to it).
  14. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    Interface is a little clunky and shame it cant directly play spotify (needs to be have it pushed to it).
  15. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    I bought this primarily for the spotify connect feature that lets me stream music from my mobile devices to this over my wi-fi network, and for that purpose it works really well. Set-up was straightforward, and included the option for the device to automatically download updates from the manufacturer which is useful. The device connected to my wireless network without difficulty (entering the wpa key is a ittle fiddly but that’s to be expected). Streaming from an ipad running the spotify client has been fine so far, with the audio clear and disruption-free.
  16. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    I bought this primarily for the spotify connect feature that lets me stream music from my mobile devices to this over my wi-fi network, and for that purpose it works really well. Set-up was straightforward, and included the option for the device to automatically download updates from the manufacturer which is useful. The device connected to my wireless network without difficulty (entering the wpa key is a ittle fiddly but that’s to be expected). Streaming from an ipad running the spotify client has been fine so far, with the audio clear and disruption-free.
    1. Really good quality and so easy to set up. It is good to be able to listen to uk radio again as we live abroad.
      1. Really good quality and so easy to set up. It is good to be able to listen to uk radio again as we live abroad.
  17. Have had one these hama ir 110 internet radios for several months now. And think it is fine piece of kit. The tone is amazing for the size of theunit, setting up is straightforward ,and the remote control w orks well. This is my first internet radio and i think far better than dab lovely clearreception and tone try crystal radio station from toronto top class music.
  18. This review is from : Hama | DIR3100 digital internet radio with USB connection charging and replay function, wake-up and Wi-Fi streaming functions, multi-room, free radio app | Black

    Have had one these hama ir 110 internet radios for several months now. And think it is fine piece of kit. The tone is amazing for the size of theunit, setting up is straightforward ,and the remote control w orks well. This is my first internet radio and i think far better than dab lovely clearreception and tone try crystal radio station from toronto top class music.

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