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Sony SRS-BTX500

Sony SRS-BTX500
alaScore 91

128 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Sony SRS-BTX500. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony SRS-BTX500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews 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 People really like the price. The design also gets good comments. Some have doubts about the size.

usability, design, price


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

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

May, 2015

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 Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size, 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

May, 2015

Expert review by: David Carnoy (

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.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: (

Sony SRS-BTX500


The Wirecutter describes the design as "classy but not flashy": an understated look that will blend into most home interiors. For a portable speaker, though, it's a bit on the heavy side, at 4.5 pounds. CNET says it's "probably not something you want...

Very good sound quality, Easy Bluetooth pairing, Speakerphone function, Clean, sleek design

So-so battery life, A bit heavy

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Rachel Cericola (

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...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (

Sony SRS-BTX500


Stylish design, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port for smart phone charging, Good audio quality

Too large & heavy for travel, Battery life could be better

May, 2013

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

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.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Haslam (

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.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (

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.

Consumer review by: Skinny216 (

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

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: No
Subwoofer:1 SUBWOOFER


Android Docking: No
Apple Docking: No
Audio Line-In Interface: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Signal Input:Digital
TYPE OF DOCKING:Wireless Pairing

Energy Information

Battery Powered: Yes

General Features

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