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Sony SRS-X5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1067 reviews of Sony SRS-X5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony SRS-X5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony SRS-X5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony SRS-X5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and price. The usability and design also get good reviews.

design, usability, price, size

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

May, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony SRS-X5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 585 user reviews of Sony SRS-X5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Views about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and usability also get good reviews.

price, usability, size, design, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony SRS-X5: Is this Bluetooth speaker better than the Bose SoundLink Mini?

 

With strong sound and a built-in speakerphone, you can make the case that the $200 Sony SRS-X5 is a better buy than the Bose Mini.

For a relatively compact wireless speaker, the simple but classy-looking Sony SRS-X5 offers excellent sound with strong bass. It has built-in speakerphone functionality, a USB charging port (to charge your smartphone), NFC tap-to-pair technology, and...

Sounds better when plugged in with AC power; its design is more suited for indoor use (speaker isn't ruggedized).

While it doesn't play as loud when it's on battery power, the Sony SRS-X5 holds its own against the top Bluetooth speakers in its size and price class.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Sony SRS-X5

 

The Sony SRS-X5 is a solid Bluetooth speaker, but you can find more bass and portability at this price range.

Good overall sound quality. Built-in speakerphone. NFC-enabled.

Not for big bass lovers.

Conclusions If you already own a Sony smartphone or tablet, and you're looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker to complement it, the Sony SRS-X5 is a solid choice. It will fit the look just right, and as long as you're not looking the be blown away by...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony SRS-X5 bluetooth speaker review

 

Buying out of the Sony ecosystem might be a better idea

nice design ; Small form factor ; NFC and Bluetooth connectivity

Cluttered sound-stage

Letting the speaker down is a lack of waterproofing. Yamaha’s and Braven’s speakers are cheaper, are well equipped and are tough enough to handle most outdoor environments. Sony’s speaker can go outside, but only when it is sunny and there’s a nice,...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony SRS-X5 bluetooth speaker review

 

Buying out of the Sony ecosystem might be a better idea

nice design ; Small form factor ; NFC and Bluetooth connectivity

Cluttered sound-stage

May, 2014

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

Sony SRS-X5: Is this Bluetooth speaker better than the Bose SoundLink Mini?

 

With strong sound and a built-in speakerphone, you can make the case that the $200 Sony SRS-X5 is a better buy than the Bose Mini.

For a relatively compact wireless speaker, the simple but classy-looking Sony SRS-X5 offers excellent sound with strong bass. It has built-in speakerphone functionality, a USB charging port (to charge your smartphone), NFC tap-to-pair technology, and...

Sounds better when plugged in with AC power; its design is more suited for indoor use (speaker isn't ruggedized).

While it doesn't play as loud when it's on battery power, the Sony SRS-X5 holds its own against the top Bluetooth speakers in its size and price class.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Sony SRS-X5: Is this Bluetooth speaker better than the Bose SoundLink Mini?

 

With strong sound and a built-in speakerphone, you can make the case that the $200 Sony SRS-X5 is a better buy than the Bose Mini.

For a relatively compact wireless speaker, the simple but classy-looking Sony SRS-X5 offers excellent sound with strong bass. It has built-in speakerphone functionality, a USB charging port (to charge your smartphone), NFC tap-to-pair technology, and...

Sounds better when plugged in with AC power; its design is more suited for indoor use (speaker isn't ruggedized).

While it doesn't play as loud when it's on battery power, the Sony SRS-X5 holds its own against the top Bluetooth speakers in its size and price class.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Philippa Clark (howtospendit.ft.com)

Sony SRS-X5 Bluetooth portable speaker

 

£169. Also in other colours

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Great speaker

 

Have had this for 2 years love it best ever. Still going strong.

Sound, battery life

No cover

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Amazing sound

 

I bought one from Amazon on sale for $148.00. I wanted a somewhat portable bluetooth speaker with some bottom end. I was tired of the cheap tinny sounding portable speakers I have bought in the past. After looking at the reviews on this speaker I...

The bass it puts out

Not really that portable

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Bluetooth challenged device, I finally just threw it away!

 

We had this device for about 6 months and finally just threw it away to avoid the frustration. Constantly struggling to connect with both iPhone and Samsung phones and a friends phone as well. The controls on the top were also worked erratically and...

Decent sound

Continuous connectivity issues with a number of different phones.

Jan, 2015