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Yamaha PDX-50

Yamaha PDX-50
alaScore 82

98 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Yamaha PDX-50. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the Yamaha PDX-50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 98 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Consumer review by: review summary for Yamaha PDX-50


alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Yamaha PDX-50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha PDX50BLB Air Wired Ipod Speaker SysemYamaha PDX50 Air Wired iPod Speaker System - BlackYamaha PDX50GR Grey AirWired iPod Speaker System

Expert review by:

Yamaha PDX-50 review


Yamaha's PDX-50 looks like a normal iPod -docking speaker system, but where you'd expect to insert your portable there's a sticky-out nubbin. Instead, you attach a small transmitter to the base of your player (all current iPods are compatible) and...

Expert review by:

Yamaha PDX-50


Wireless music so often falls short of expectations, but the PDX-50 really delivers

Lossless wireless transmission ; great sound for a dock ; sensibly small transmitter

Bass is a touch detached


Expert review by:

Lab Test: Players and Dockers – Yamaha PDX-50 and GenevaSound Model S


The Yamaha PDX-50 is similar to the Bose SoundLink, but instead of playing music from your Mac it streams music directly from your iPod or iPhone.

Easy to listen to; controlled directly from iPod/iPhone

Very average build quality; limited wireless range

Click here to go to the B&W Zeppelin Mini and Sonos ZonePlayer S5.

Expert review by:

Yamaha PDX-50


It's still a worthy product, but close rivals have gained the edge

Expert review by:

Yamaha PDX-50 review


A nifty, capable iPod dock with some of the finest wireless tech we've encountered

Simple design and clear audio

Charging requires separate dock

Expert review by:

Yamaha PDX-50 review


Transmit uncompressed audio from your iPhone / iPod touch to the Yamaha PDX-50 immediately.

Idiot-proof and clever wireless technology, decent sound, good looking

Sound could be more defined, the handheld iPod dock feels a bit vulnerable

Sound is pleasing without being exceptional, and the handheld element could be sturdier. Overall, though, the PDX-50 is a fun option.

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Yamaha PDX 50 and Veho360 : Yamaha PDX 50 & Veho 360


Two very different approaches to music through a speaker. First the rather grand Yamaha offering that enables your iPod to be located away from the speaker. Second a small (fits in pocket) speaker to give a good sound for iPod or MP3.

This seems like an easy mix. Place your iPod in the wireless sender that fits around your iPod it sends signals to the speaker and sound comes out. Not what happened for me, I assumed (wrongly) that the speaker was faulty and a replacement was sent,...

Consumer review by:

Yamaha PDX-50


big sound from a dock, wireless works well

Not the brightest sound from this dock. EQ on ipod may be necessary to suit some tastes

Consumer review by:

Yamaha PDX 50 & Veho 360


I seem to remember there is a switch one way is TV, the other is external, but its a while ago now so I may be wrong.

Consumer review by:

The Nuts!!


Absolutely Awesome Product!! Music sounds first class, clear and with great bass when needed.


Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: No
Subwoofer: No


Android Docking: No
Apple Docking:iPod / iPhone Docking
Bluetooth: No
PMP Docking:iPod Docking
Signal Input:Analogue

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wired / Wireless + Wired
Speaker Type:Active