The NOXON iRadio features a retro look, with rounded corners and simple and elegant color profile. The buttons are large and well marked what their functions are.
The LCD screen is sufficiently large to display info about the media playing and the current state of the device.
At the front of the device you have a headphone connector, as soon as you plug in headphones the speaker will be shut off. Volume control works perfectly with them plugged in.
Below you see a photo of the back of the unit, at the top left is the connection for the WLAN antenna, then from left to right you have the power-in, power-button, master reset button (hidden, need a small pencil/stick to press), RJ45 network port, speaker out and line-out.
Since the iRadio comes with only one speaker, you get mono sound, if you want to get stereo you need a second speaker, you can either hook up your own, or get one for ~€40
with the same style and look. By plugging in the speaker, the left channel will be played, so the iRadio speakers becomes the right speaker.
If you want to use the iRadio to play music through your Hi-Fi or tuner, you hook up the line-out and get stereo out through your own speakers, the iRadio speaker will continue to play too, you can mute it by turning the volume dial to the left, the line-out volume is not affected here.
The iRadio device is not high, but quite deep, since the construction serves as the speaker’s “boom box”, a look inside reveals that there’s a lot of “breathing room”
Let’s power it on ->