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Sony SRS-X5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1139 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 Speakers for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are generally positive. The price and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers 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 9 user reviews of Sony SRS-X5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and price. The usability and design also get good feedback.

design, usability, price, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony SRS-X5 Bluetooth ActiveSony SRS-X5 Bluetooth Active

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony SRS-X5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 650 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 Speakers on Amazon.com. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, size, design, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony SRSX5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System (Black)Sony SRSX5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System (Black)

Jun, 2018

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 : Philippa Clark (howtospendit.ft.com)

Sony SRS-X5 Bluetooth portable speaker

 

£169. Also in other colours

Nov, 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 : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony SRS-X5 review

 

After reviewing Sony's good-but-not-great SRS-X7 ($250 USD) portable wireless speaker, which includes Wi-Fi streaming on top of Bluetooth, I wasn't expecting that much from its more affordable little brother, the SRS-X5 ($200 USD, £170, AU$279). But as...

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 (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.com.au)

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

 

After reviewing Sony's good-but-not-great SRS-X7 ($250 USD) portable wireless speaker, which includes Wi-Fi streaming on top of Bluetooth, I wasn't expecting that much from its more affordable little brother, the SRS-X5 ($200 USD, £170, AU$279). But as...

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

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony SRSX5

 

Really loud for such a small unit. Great bass and sound quality

havnt found anything i dont like

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony SRSX5

 

Works with phone very well it will connect a call without going to your phone

Picks up interference from other applications of the phone

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony SRSX5

 

Great design, size, weight.

Not loud at all.

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Impedance:6
RMS rated power:20

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red / White
Product Type:2.1 system
Volume Control:Digital

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-in
Audio output channels:2.1
Driver diameter:3.8
Driver Size:38
Number of Speakers:2
Subwoofer:Y
Woofer Diameter:5.8
Woofer size:58

Other features

Sound modes:

Packaging Content

Manual:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Audio formats supported:
Hands-free mode:Y
On/off switch:Y
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

AUX In:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Frequency range:2.4
Interface:NFC/Bluetooth/3.5mm
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-in
Power source type:Battery

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:51
Height :118
Weight:1200
Width:221