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Sony SRS-BTX500

Sony SRS-BTX500
alaScore 93

138 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and value for money are also appreciated.

usability, value for money, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Sony SRS-BTX500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony SRS-BTX500


alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Sony SRS-BTX500 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony SRS-BTX500 Bluetooth Active

Consumer review by: review summary for Sony SRS-BTX500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Sony SRS-BTX500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on

usability, value for money, size, design, reliability

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony SRSBTX500 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Premium Speaker System

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Sony SRS-BTX500


Sony's 2013 portable Bluetooth wireless speaker offerings are pretty varied. At the low end -- or entry level, as companies prefer to describe it -- you have the ball-style SRS-BTV5 ($69). Then there's the purse-style SRS-BTM8 , which retails for $99....

The Sony SRS-BTX500 is a sleekly designed Bluetooth wireless speaker that offers impressive sound for its size, and has a built-in rechargeable battery for on-the-go use, and speakerphone capabilities. A carrying case is included and there's a USB port...

The speaker's fairly expensive and the battery life is OK but not great.

A worthy peer to speakers by Bose and Jawbone, the Sony SRS-BTX500 is one of the best premium portable Bluetooth speakers you can buy.


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Sony SRS-BTX500 Bluetooth Wireless SpeakerReview


This slick little box can rock your Bluetooth and NFC devices from the tabletop or on the road.

That said, it certainly holds its own -- in terms of sound quality and functionality -- in a really crowded market. It's one of the best-sounding portable speakers we've seen (and heard). I'm not talking just room to room. This thing would be just as...

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Sony SRS-BTX500 bluetooth speaker review


Bluetooth speakers are the new headphones. We don't mean literally, and please don't start taking them on the bus with you, but they are an area where lots of companies see lots of chances to make money. And like headphones, these aren't £50...

Sounds amazing, looks great, built-in battery, NFC for Bluetooth pairing is a dream come true, simple to use, loud

Easy to leave on and thus drain the battery

There can't be much argument that nearly £300 for a portable Bluetooth speaker is a lot of cash. But that said, the sound quality from this Sony is nothing short of amazing. It's also a fantastic speakerphone and we think it looks ace too.

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Sony SRS-BTX500 review


The SRS-BTX500 is a premium priced wireless Bluetooth speaker, but has Sony left it too late to compete with the Philips P9 and Bose SoundLink II?

Premium design ; Room-filling audio ; USB charging

Poor battery life ; Price ; It's bulky

It may have arrived fashionably late to the Bluetooth speaker party, but with the SRS-BTX500 Sony has produced a top-notch wireless design that looks and sounds every bit as good as the competition.

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Sony SRS-BTX500


There's plenty to like about this compact portable speaker, but there are more talented alternatives available

Clear and sharply defined sound ; Punchy rhythm and agile timing ; Solid, weighty character ; Good build and finish

Rivals sound more open and detailed ; Bright edge to the sound

So, where does that leave the SRS-BTX500? WOn the one hand, we like the convenience and portability but, despite that wonderfully clean sound and snappy timing, the Sony just doesn’t have the levels of emotion and subtle depth to compete with its rivals.

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Best Bluetooth speaker


Just out the Box and in all 1 word ....WOW..... Looks Awesome sounds better then my bose soundlink 2,So i gave the bose one to my Wife for her desk at work.Its the loudest connected to my Vaio bluetooth.

Sound and Size

None Just I wish it came with a nice AUX cable too

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powerful sound and portable


great bluetooth speaker! the sound is amazing and I love that it is portable . I often use it in the kitchen and outside for the kids.


battery life

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Great sound, especially for small apartment


I bought this to provide a small speaker to use as output for a home entertainment system after moving to a small apartment from a house. I was asked to use something small and inconspicuous given the limited area compared to a house and found this...

Sound quality

Lack of remote control

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Great sound and battery life for the price


This speaker is great for the price. It's got loud clear sound with a substantial battery life. Definitely a good pickup

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Buy this one!


I have seen units like this one that were 3 times the price and sounded way less impressive than this one. The bass is very present and solid, and the highs are crisp and clean. I cranked it up really high, and there is almost no distortion, and that...

The sound is incredible, it has sound presets to choose from, rechargeable, very sleek

nothing bad to say