About Us

VQ Changing Audio 

We’re proud to be different; designing, engineering and manufacturing products that are the perfect blend of Sound & Style. 

I started with a fairly simple idea, I wanted to make a product that I thought looked and sounded good enough to sit proudly in my home. From that point on we’ve been on the most incredible journey, challenging the norms and doing everything differently. Life just wouldn’t be fun if everybody and everything was the same though.   

Jonathan Merricks, CEO & Creative Director 


In 2011, VQ (known then as View Quest), launched the original Retro Radio – a DAB / DAB+ Digital Radio and Apple Docking station. The original retro was designed to change the market, a multi-functional product that came in a range of colours very much with the design conscious in mind. A hit with the public and press alike, the radio even won a prestigious What HiFi Award. 
The classic line of success brings success is never more true than in the story of VQ as in the years since we’ve been working hard to produce increasingly incredible products that continue to win awards and your hearts. 
The one thing we’ve always put at the heart of our design though is choice, many have (and still do) consider us mad for offering you such a wide choice of colours and finishes. We don’t think it’s mad, in fact we’ve built everything in our business to give you that choice because we believe it’s important. You will live with our radios and speakers for a lifetime and we want them to be an expression of your own taste & style. 
As part of that mission to give you choice and to deliver products that get you excited to have them in your home, we’ve also been fortunate to forge relationships with designer brands that are loved by millions of people across the world. We design and manufacture products in partnership with; Cath Kidston, Emma Bridgewater, Laura Ashley, Joules, with many more designer names to come. 
Ultimately as our product range grows from; DAB/DAB+ Digital Radios to Mobile Accessories, Bluetooth speakers to multi-room Amazon Alexa systems. We remain true to our founding principal, it has to be something that looks and sounds good enough for Jonathan to have in his home.