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Sirius S50

Sirius S50
alaScore 73

14 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Sirius S50. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 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 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sirius S50 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Satellite Receivers on

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Jun, 2018

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

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

Consumer review (

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 (

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

Consumer review (

I love my S50


Unlike a lot of users I personally love my S50.

Great all in one product. Satellite radio, MP3 player and radio Tivo all built into one. This was designed to be a primary car/home product with the ability to go mobile.

Still has some kinks to work out. Trys to do to many things and does none of them perfect.

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

buy the extended warranty


I purchased this player for xmas and I liked the fact that it was a portable mp3player, the fact that it did not receive live radio was not a concern, I would just listen to a reordered program.

good color screen, portable mp3 player

must be rebooted when signal is lost,connection to docking station not very secure

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

needs a better support system


mp3 uploads very nice

cant get a radio signal with 7 tries they say wait 1 hour to recive a signal who sit in the car that long

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

Good unit but not what it's cracked up to be!


This is my second unit, as the first one "fried" for reasons unknown.

Excellent Screen Resolution and Ability to play MP3's

Won't sit securely in the docking station and causes lose of connectivity...requires reboot. Unit often "freezes" and must be rebooted.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

Polished Turd but still a Turd!


I am currently on my second S50 Radio and was told on Christmas when I called the crack support team at Sirius that I again would need to exchange for another radio.

Great looking, Color

Everything elses

Dec, 2005

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