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Sony SRS-BTX500

Sony SRS-BTX500
alaScore 90

210 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews of Sony SRS-BTX500. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, price, 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony SRS-BTX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony SRS-BTX500 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The design also gets good comments, but there are some less positive views about the size.

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

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

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony SRS-BTX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Sony SRS-BTX500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Views about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

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

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

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony SRS-BTX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony SRS-BTX500 from Amazon.ca. 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 Amazon.ca.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Wireless Speaker System BTX500 Black SRS-BTX500 A / B (japan import)Sony Wireless Speaker System BTX500 Black SRS-BTX500 A / B (japan import)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony SRS-BTX500 Premium Bluetooth Wireless Speaker review

 

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: consumersearch.com (consumersearch.com)

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 (bigpicturebigsound.com)

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: TechReviewSource.com (techreviewsource.com)

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 (pocket-lint.com)

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: (t3.com)

Sony SRS-BTX500 review

 

Should you make space in your luggage for the Sony SRS-BTX500 wireless speaker?

Premium design ; Room-filling audio ; USB charging

Poor battery life ; Price ; It's bulky

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Sony SRS-BTX500 Premium Bluetooth Wireless Speaker review

 

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: (whathifi.com)

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: joeazzi (cnet.com)

Great sound, good buy

 

The Sony SRS-BTX500 is an amazing piece of hardware, I love the sound, I take it on the road and enjoy streaming audio to it every day.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: ajtrek (cnet.com)

Great Premium Speaker

 

I got to the party a little late as this speaker was introduced almost a year ago. However, good things come to those who wait as I bought it at $199.99 vs. original $299.99. This speaker compares well to Bose Soundlink II and Jambox speakers in the...

Quality Build APT-X, AAC, NFC connectivity iOS, Windows, Android friendly Speaker Phone Good volume Excellent sound reproduction - Hi, Mid, Low No coloring of music USB device charging Remote Control by Devices via AAC Carrying case Accent lighting

A little heavy for up and down the street portability Would have given 5 stars vs. 4.5 if not for the weight - not a deal breaker AC charger a bit bulky

Jan, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:20 - 20000
RMS rated power:40

Design

Backlight: / No
Built-in display: No
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Design:Soundbar
Volume Control:Digital

Energy Management

Battery life (max):6
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Type:Built-In
Built-in charger: Yes
Power source type:AC, Battery

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-In
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker type:2-Way

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):13.4 x 2.83 x 4.53
Equalizer modes:
Microphone frequency:50 - 10

Other features

OLED technology:N
Sound modes:Standard

Packaging Content

Number of products included:1

Performance

Audio formats supported: / AAC
FM radio: No
Hands-free mode: / Yes
Microphone direction type:
Recommended usage:Mobile phone/Smartphone
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Bluetooth: / Yes
Bluetooth profiles: / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth range:393.7
Bluetooth version:
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Frequency range:2.4
Interface:Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC): / Yes
Wireless technologies:Wireless
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Power

Battery life (max):6
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Type:Built-In
Built-in charger:Y
Power source type:AC, Battery

Technical Details

Operating indicator:N

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.83
Height:4.53
Weight:70.5
Width:13.4