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Sony SRS-BTX500

Sony SRS-BTX500
alaScore 89

209 reviews

May, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 reviews of Sony SRS-BTX500. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The price and design also get good reviews.

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 89/100 = Very good 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. Reviews about the price and design are generally positive, but many are critical about the size.

usability, design, price

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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

May, 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. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

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

May, 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)

May, 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: (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

Consumer review by: bbox77 (cnet.com)

Great Quality, Amazing Sound,Quite Simply a GREAT buy!

 

Research Pricing Options and Shop Around and you can find it for $179...

Amazing Sound with three acoustic variation options (Base,Base+Surround, Standard). Included carrying case, USB Port for phone charging available, Simple Design, Sleek and Very Clean Looking but the Sound, Clarity and Base for the Size is AWESOME!

A bit large and heavy (4 lbs) but Not A Deal Breaker At All... Only Downfall, Period!

Jul, 2013
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Product Specifications

Other features

OLED technology: No
Sound modes:Standard

Technical Details

Operating indicator: No