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Sony SA-NS500

Sony SA-NS500
alaScore 84

105 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Sony SA-NS500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The price and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony SA-NS500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony SA-NS500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Sony SA-NS500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the reliability and size. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Allen Schmidt (

Sony SA-NS500 Review


While we may be a little partial here at ABI to some great sounding headphones paired with a clean sounding DAP on the go, there are surely those times when you just want to share your tunes with everyone around you. Those of us that don't venture into...

Feb, 2012

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Working right after a year


I've had two of these for almost a year to replace the SA-NS300s I had. When I first got them, I had them setup for WIFI and one would always cut out. I fixed the problem by using Ethernet. I have Ethernet jacks through out the house. Since firmware...

Sound Quality, Airplay, Homeshare, Internet radio

NO bluetooth, NO Direct connect, iphone App

Sep, 2012

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AirPlay works great after update


Many old reviews on here are stating horrible AirPlay performance, however since the last firmware update (I believe from 3/2012) the issues with dropping AirPlay signals have been fixed and it works flawlessly now.

Jul, 2012

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Great Product


I purchased two of these units a few months ago. Set up was a bit different than I have had to do for other products connecting to my wireless network. The only issues I have had was that I had one unit that would drop the signal after a few minutes....

Great Sound, small profile, nice bass for small speaker

Set up may need to be easier for some users

May, 2012

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Great design/sound, POOR AirPlay performance


I was eagerly awaiting the release of this speaker because I liked the design and the possibility of using it as an AirPlay device.

Looks great, good bass, good room filling sound

Horrible AirPlay/wireless performance

Feb, 2012

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Simply a joke that Sony is trying to sell this thi


This might come across as harsh to some, but this is by far the worst product I have ever purchased. Leave it up to Sony to make a nice product, only to ruin it where it matters.

build quality

doesn't connect to network, mediocre sound quality

Feb, 2012

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constantly drops airplay


Streaming drops after 10-30 minutes. It goes into sleep mode! This is a crippled $300 product right now. Update the firmware before the negative reviews (see, eg, pile up!

looks/design, sound, battery

Doesn't work

Jan, 2012

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Setup was a snap If you read the instructions. Very simple solution to stream music anywhere you want it. Elegant device.

Great sound very easy setup

that i dont have two of them

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Beautiful but full of bugs


Have been trying to set this up with Mac for hours now -- unable too. The speaker will work for a couple of minutes, bring my entire network down, and then stop working.

Nice design, good price & sound

BUGGY firmware

Dec, 2011

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