4.5 SONY XDR-S56DBP SCHOLE | 03/10/2012 | See all SCHOLE's reviews (19) I've owned this little radio for about 4-6 months.Generally it looks nice but thats about as far as the positives go. I've never used it with batteries, just the mains so cannot comment on battery life.The first problem with it is that it takes ages to start up and initialise (about 20 seconds). Also it always starts on Absolute 80's radio station (which I hate!). This is really annoying and then you have to re-tune it in again to station you prefer. The buttons are not very nice either. The tuning button is a swizel one on the side of the case.When I was using it earlier in the kitchen the radio cut off. No light on the display or sound but still writing and words displayed on the screen. I tried turning it off and on, still no sound. I gave up tried it 2 hours later and it worked again. Strange....Oh, and lastly, the sound quality is very poor, not as good as Pure Classic which I also have. Not very impressed with this little radio. Maybe I'm expecting too much and have been spoilt by the FM sound quality compared to the DAB poor quality.