Conclusion: The Sony SRS-BTX500 gets more consistently positive reviews than any other Bluetooth speaker on the market. Reviewers praise its sound quality; its easy pairing; and its sleek, modern design.
Pros: Very good sound quality, Easy Bluetooth pairing, Speakerphone function, Clean, sleek design
Conclusion: It's hard to stand out in the sea of tabletop speakers out there. Sony has made a nice effort with its SRS-BTX500. It doesn't pack the same power as something like the Sonos PLAY:3 , which I think projects slightly better sound overall for the same $299.99 MSRP.
Pros: Built-in Bluetooth, One-touch NFC pairing, Rechargeable battery for on the go, Very nice 2.1 sound
Cons: No AirPlay, Audio In button seems unnecessary, Would be nice to have a control app, Takes 4 hours of charging time just to get 6 hours of wireless playtime
Excerpt: The Sony SRS-BTX500 is a Bluetooth wireless speaker that sports an impressive, sleek design and high-quality audio output. It can be used while on-the-go thanks to a rechargeable battery and can be used to charge smart phones via the built-in USB port.
Pros: Stylish design, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port for smart phone charging, Good audio quality
Cons: Too large & heavy for travel, Battery life could be better
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Sounds amazing, looks great, built-in battery, NFC for Bluetooth pairing is a dream come true, simple to use, loud