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Sirius S50

Sirius S50
alaScore 68

239 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews of Sirius S50. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Satellite Receivers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the Sirius S50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 239 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 user reviews of Sirius S50 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Satellite Receivers on

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Russ Fischer (

Sirius S50


This sleek receiver can save satellite radio's bounty for later, but on such excessively dictatorial terms that we're not inclined to play ball.

Sleek, attractive design Useful controls

Unit is prone to locking up Severe restrictions on recording • Skimpy MP3 storage

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Dan Costa (

Sirius S50


Type: Mobile, Service: Sirius

Attractive design. Lightweight. "Love" button records favorite songs. Howard Stern.

Confusing interface. No hard channel presets on device or dock. Expensive. Howard Stern. Watch the Sirius S50 Video Review!

The Sirius S50's ability to record your favorite songs with one touch of the "Love" button and take them with you is great for fans of the satellite service, but the confusing interface, relatively small capacity, and so-so sound quality prevent it from b

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (

Get Radio Anywhere


The Sirius S50 in-car satellite radio lets you download audio and take it with you.

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: Cbom (

Sirius S50


I have been using my S50 since 2005 and have to say that this unit is outstanding. Yes it did have some bugs when it was first released but a simple software update later and she's been flawless. It's 2009 and I still use it every day and am absolutely...

Sleek design, provides years of service, easy to use, take anywhere

Memory is not expandable, no alphabetical search by option, additional docks pricey

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: melinda11411 (

Sirius S50


I bought this, tried to use it, it would not work. Called for technical support and was told that they did not provide support for the wi-fi feature in Canada (after OVER an hour talking to their call center IN EGYPT). So obviously very angry with the...

absolutely no pros

sirius customer service is the poorest , rudest and un-educated service EVER

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: jn1520 (

Sirius S50


As a Sirius subscriber since 2006 (stockholder since 2002), I am dissapointed to be writing a negative blog for a company I love. From the engaging content to its superiority over standard radio, Howard Stern to NFL Radio, Sirius-XM is a great company...

Relatively easy to use. Easy to save content

Computer Software is horrible! Unit slightly buggy. Mandatory update kills it

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: papillon.belle (

Sirius S50


I bought a refurbished s50 and a home kit and I have had no problems with it. I have been with sirius for a few years no and have never had any problems with them or their products. I love the fact that I can record my favorite songs and listen to them...

Record your favorite songs and play them out side of your car! With a home kit you can play your stored music or your sirius

Only 6 hours of battery life. Expensive

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: photsam (

Sirius S50


I bought my S50 from the Sirius website, and had problems immediately. A concensed list of problems I have experienced: screen locks up, device will not turn on or off, screen says "no signal" while it is, in fact, working. The device seems to generate...

Lets you download your own mp3s, so if you want to buy a $100+ dollar mp3 player.... I'd be glad to sell you mine

Great concept, awful execution... and bad technical support

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: 2douche (

Listen to Howard again


The programming on Sirius is generally good, and the S50 lets you save good songs just by hitting a button - saves the artist and song title into a list so after you save a few it's like an mp3 player, too.

Record songs with a click of a button Great programming


Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: parokyae (

Sirius S50 Satellite Radio/MP3 Player


Overall, I liked the designed & functionality of this unit.

Sleek, portable & compact design (MP3 player), bright TFT color screen, built-in hard drive.

Inability to receive live satellite radio broadcast when not in the docking station, body easily scratches.

May, 2006

Product Specifications

The Sirius S50 is an intelligent leap forward in Satellite Radio technology providing integration of both live and time shifted content for portable use, including MP3/WMA support and My SIRIUS Studio PC Software. The simplified user interface has a brilliant color screen, contextual media dial, and voice prompts for safe driving. Sirius S50 is a personalized satellite radio experience both on air and off. The many docking options have a simplified user interface for live content and up to 50 hours of intelligent time shifted playback. The slim portable player connects with the PC for downloading digital audio files from your personal music collection. The latest in Satellite Radio technology combines live reception within the home, car, or office with a portable player, which boasts a full color screen and over 50 hours of content storage. Add your favorite MP3's to recorded exclusive content from Sirius for personalized play lists with the PC Software. When placed in a powered dock with an antenna, the Sirius S50 receives live broadcasts from Sirius Radio and records content for playback in the home, car or when portable.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Sirius satellite radio/Digital player / Sirius satellite radio
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Sirius satellite radio tuner / digital player


Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA/WMA / MP3

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB


Manufacturer:Directed Electronics/Sirius Satellite Radio
Model:S50/S50 Executive System
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SIRIUS

MD System

Type: None


Preset Station Qty:30
Tuner Type:Digital

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speaker System Type:Speaker system with Sirius satellite radio cradle