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Sony CMT-MX500I

Sony CMT-MX500I
alaScore 80

129 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews of Sony CMT-MX500I. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The size and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Sony CMT-MX500I is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 129 reviews)

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Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sony CMTMX500I Mini Hi-Fi System overview

 

MICRO SHELF SYS

Consumer review (sony.com)

Sony still impresses

 

My wife and I are really pleased with this Sony system it has clean lines that matches our decor and blends well with the other components. You really don't have to spend a lot to get a good sounding system that's packed with great features. Being able...

Sound, features, aesthetics

Bulky receiver, wire

May, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

Not worth the money!

 

This is the second time I have had issues with Sony audio equipment shortly after it was purchased this year. I have bought a great many Sony products over the years and the name used to be synonymous with solid products, but the last few things I have...

compact size, attractive, good sound

cheap materials, only worked once, not very loud

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

Excellent job Sony..

 

Pink Floyd is an excellent test for this unit. Plows through scratched cd's.. I forgot my charger plug for my dead i-phone at work... And then it dawned on me, "this will charge my i-phone so I can test it" And so it did. The sound is excellent....

Crystal clear audio, I-phone dock Play+Charge

Clock disapears, light on the bottom

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (sony.com)

Decent hi-fi on a budget

 

I'm an audiophile, of the high-end variety. My main setup includes the like of Musical Fidelity, Krell, Herron Audio, and so on. I have very high standards when it comes to musical performance, but this does not preclude budget conscious units. Indeed,...

Respectable sound quality, many features

Don't loose the remote

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

Excellent job Sony..

 

Pink Floyd is an excellent test for this unit. Plows through scratched cd's.. I forgot my charger plug for my dead i-phone at work... And then it dawned on me, "this will charge my i-phone so I can test it" And so it did. The sound is excellent....

Crystal clear audio, I-phone dock Play+Charge

Clock disapears, light on the bottom

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

Excellent job Sony..

 

Crystal clear audio, I-phone dock Play+Charge

Clock disapears, light on the bottom

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

great for a small room

 

nice system for a small to medium room.It has good sound .My wife loves to put her iphone on the dock and listen to her music .I plug in my xm radio I love mine .

May, 2012

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

great for a small room

 
May, 2012

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

Its just "ok" but not as described.

 

Ipod dock

No USB, speaker grills dont come off

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Cassette deck: No
Color of product:Black, Silver
Disc loading type:Tray
Loader type:Tray
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player:Y
Type:Micro set

Display

Display:FLD
Display Type:FLD

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):33
Power Source:AC

Ergonomics

CD Text: No
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:3
Sleep Timer: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary

Multimedia

Audio amplifier: Yes
Bass reflex: Yes
Impedance:6
Karaoke: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:60
Speaker type:2-Way
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10
Tweeter diameter:1.57
Tweeter Size:1.57
Woofer Diameter:3.94
Woofer Size:3.94

Other Features

Antenna:FM
CD capacity:1
CD-R playback: Yes
CD-RW playback: Yes
Disc loading type:Tray
Power Requirements:120V AC, 60Hz

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
FM antenna: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
MP3 playback: Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio
Playback mode:Normal, Repeat, Shuffle
Playback Modes:Normal, Repeat, Shuffle
Video recording: No

Ports & interfaces

Apple docking compatibility:iPod
Audio Input:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port: Yes

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):33
Power Source:AC

Radio

FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Weight & Dimensions

Front speaker depth:7.87
Front speaker height:9.45
Front speaker weight:4.41
Front speaker width:5.51
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):12.2 x 9.72 x 4.8