Sony SRS-XG500 (Black)

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Sony SRS-XG500 (Black)

Portable Bluetooth Party Speaker
£259 RRP £379
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Take your sound on every adventure, with the all-action Sony SRS-XG500.

Portable party
With its longer lasting battery, easy carry handle, big sound and ultra-tough construction, the Sony SRS-XG500 makes the ultimate adventure speaker.

Dynamic sound
The SRS-XG500 uses an X-Balanced speaker system for loud, distortion-free music. High efficiency tweeters provide the crisp tops, giving you a dynamic sound that’s party for cutting through to the heart of the music.

Hear it live
Recreate that unique feeling of being ‘there’ live at the concert, with LIVE SOUND. Available via the Sony Music Centre app, LIVE SOUND gives an added presence to the music, making it feel more real.

MEGA BASS for sound that drops to the floor
For some music, there’s no such thing as too much bass. To summon up the SRS-XG500’s mighty potential, simply switch to MEGA Bass and prepare for subsonic shakings.

Make it creative – with mic/guitar input
Featuring an adjustable input, the SRS-XG500 makes an ideal speaker for karaoke or intimate gigs. Use as a guitar amp and you’re ready to entertain in moments.

Light up your party
Bring some extra passion to your party with the multi-colour ambient lights. Flashing in time with the music, you can change the colour to suit the mood of the party.

Tough enough to withstand more than a few splashes
Meeting IP66 standards, the SRS-XG500 is tough enough to survive more than just a few splashes. Water-resistant and dustproof, it’s the perfect speaker for the beech, a dusty/muddy festival or wherever life’s adventure takes you.

Extended play – up to 30 hours battery life
Thanks to a built-in rechargeable battery you can take the Sony wherever you fancy. An enhanced, 30-hour battery life makes it perfect for a long weekend festival or a few sunny days in the garden. With two USB charging ports, you can keep your smartphone or tablet charged up while you play.

Take control with Sony’s apps
Available for iOS and Android, the Sony Music Centre app gives you full control of the speaker from your smartphone or tablet. Select your favourite playlist, cue the next song or change the sound modes. Download the Fiestable app and take control further. By using motion control gestures on your smartphone, you can control the speaker’s lighting.

Get the party started with Party Connect
Enjoy the same song, multiplied, with Party Connect. Connect up to 100 compatible wireless speakers via Bluetooth technology and synchronize the music and lighting so everyone's dancing to the same beat.

Keep your music close and out loud, wherever you travel, with the Sony SRS-XG500.
Smart Features
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Analogue Input
3.5mm x 1
Bluetooth
Yes
USB
2
Energy Consumption
Battery Life
Up to 30 hours
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
460 x 256 x 215
Weight
Weight (KG)
5.6
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SRS-XG500 [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’ve had a speaker for just over a month, I have to say it’s one of the best sound quality speakers I’ve heard so far, the sound is absolutely superb the base is awesome. The battery life is very good I done vigourous testing on it, The battery life on it is very good as of yet it has not run out on me when I’ve been out in the garden with it, connecting via Bluetooth is very easy had no issues the Sony app control the speaker is very easy and you can turn the LED lights off on it and on and you can change the LED patterns which is very good. Why the speaker is connected to the power Point charging I found that the sound is a bit louder, overall I would say this is a very high quality speaker and would recommend it to anyone especially people who like to have garden parties. You can link electric Qatar to it or a microphone which are very good features.
Date published: 2021-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony SRS XG 500 Extremely powerful sound. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Sony SRS-XG500 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - WOW - What a superb speaker from Sony, X- balanced that gives a rich clear sound. Karaoke mode and LED party lights, up-to 30 hours battery life. It measures 8.5 x 18.1 x 10.1 inches (HWD) The cylindrical design has a built in carrying handle. The wraparound fabric covers the exterior except for the control panel and rear connections panel the woofers on each side also have circular fabric coverings with enclosed LED’s behind them that add atmosphere to your music. There are two 1 inch internal tweeters and two 4.3 inch woofers left and right ends. On the rear connections panel you have a 1/4 inch port for a guitar or microphone you can switch the speaker to work with either so you can use the SRS-XG500 as an Amp or for Karaoke also you have two USB ports you can use one for charging and one for playing music. Also you can connect the power adapter. The good thing about the SRS-XG500 is that it is water and dust resistant. The Sony Music Centre smart app could do with updating. This speaker gives impressive outside performance you can turn the volume up to 90% and it doesn’t faze the speaker or cause it to peak, be careful you don’t annoy the neighbours better still invite them round and party!! The SRS-XG500 is compatible with Bluetooth 5.0 and supports AAC,SBC,and LDAC Bluetooth codecs. Overall this speaker is brilliant, fantastic sound the superb battery life makes this a winner.
Date published: 2021-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent on the go speaker! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Had this speaker for just over a week now. It’s a slick piece of equipment. It’s weighted but the build quality feels solid. It’s modern looking with a nice cloth mesh protecting the main body. I managed to set it up in less than a minute and there were two apps you can download which offer lots of customisation including the lighting which is at both ends of the speaker. It’s a lot bigger than I expected as you can see with it alongside my PS5. The sound is deep, has punch when needed and the vocals are clear, you can really see the speakers move at the sides when the bass is hitting. I plan to take this to music festivals once normality resumes. This will be perfect for before and after the live music when camping. It’s IP66 water resistant and dust proof, but I haven’t tested either out, will let that happen naturally. There’s plenty of options for the inputs, including a guitar in port which I’ll try out in time. Overall, it looks great, the sound is impressive. Reported 30hrs max run time, but I imagine that will be with the mega bass and lighting off. This is the first portable speaker of this size I’ve owned, but very happy with it so far.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Joyful sound! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love it when a product ticks a number of sensory boxes and this Sony XG500 certainly did for me. Let's start with the feel - it's quite a weighty product at nearly 8kg - which I'm guessing is down to the 30 hour rechargeable battery but I also guess contributes to the deep bass it produces and that lovely warm sound most listeners with good ears crave - which is often difficult to achieve on a portable product, especially when used outdoors. The plastics used in the casing are of the rubbery variety (I'm sure there's a better technical description) so it feels great to the touch - not like some of the shiny harder plastics used by other products. This rubbery feel not only improves your grip (important for a premium portable product) but also gives an up-market feel to the product. I guess it's like the difference you feel between a premium and economy interior of a car. The build quality is rock solid - this thing is probably not indestructible but will handle the knocks and scrapes of portable life. There's little point in having a portable product if it's not very good at being portable. And finally, the sound... I quickly connected my phone via bluetooth and received a verbal conformation of the connection - and handily the battery charge percentage of the speaker and within a minute I was able to stream from Spotify, Apple Music and my own home server with amazing ease. I tested the product out with a few of my go-to tracks and I was delighted with the way the sound was reproduced - not quite comparable to my main home audiophile setup (admittedly costing many many £k's more) - but the warmth and bass was what I can only describe as joyful from such a small convenient package. I've used the product a number of times to liven up family bbq's and I've been impressed with the range of the bluetooth connectivity and the responsiveness when changing streams and tracks. Whilst I've not tested the splash-proof protection I have no doubt that the British weather will do that for me sooner rather than later. After a number of uses I can confirm that the battery lasts as advertised and surprisingly charges really quickly considering the size of the battery this product has built in, For me the most important function is sound and I'm genuinely delighted with what I'm hearing - and that's what matters most. Great job Sony!
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Sony Beat Box [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Sony XG500 is full of all the power you need while keeping the excellent clarity sound. It is a beat box but with all the connectivity you need. You have 2 usb connections either to charge your phone or to play and charge. An adjustable mic connection for your karaoke and also a guitar connection to use the beat box as an amp. Also an easy connect button to have a stream of speakers playing simultaneously. Download the Sony Music Centre app and you can play your music apps from there and also play around with the settings including the equaliser, live sound, mega boost, see how much battery power is left and also the app makes the unit run really smooth. Just like my Sony earbuds the tru connection really impresses and Bluetooth stays with you with no interruptions. You might say it is a bit heavy but due to giving this an excellent bass and mid range sound and a full 90 hour playback on one battery charge it was never going to be light. The Sony app does inform you of playback life as your playing along. Overall I have to give this model 5 Stars because anything else would be unfair.
Date published: 2021-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just wow [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My speaker arrived last week (I was genuinely excited!) and it most certainly didn’t disappoint. The main reason for the purchase was sound quality and Sony have really gone above and beyond with this. It is epic quality and the bass (with Megabass on) just flows. It has really brought the best out of a few of the more bassy tracks on my playlist. Size-wise it is perfect for the pool, the beach or the garden and it is heavier than I expected. Looks-wise it is a cracking thing. The only change I would make is to get rid of the grey colour-scheme, it’s a bit tweed and looks like my 75 year old father picked it out. Aside from that, it’s perfect and I have definitely made the right choice. Thanks and well done Sony!
Date published: 2021-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent speaker. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have been very happy with this product, the sound is excellent, it has bass and clarity. It sounds good both when it’s used for quieter listening and when you want to fill a room with sound. The extra bass function really adds a thump to it, with the whole room vibrating on maximum volume. The build seems really solid and the water and dust proof functions make it excellent for outdoor usage. The design is also very simple with a handful of basic control that make it very easy to use. The light up function is very good for a party or when you want to create some ambiance. Set up was very simple, just turn on, pair with the Bluetooth button and away you go, with the aux and USB ports available if required. You can download the two apps to have greater control over the sound and the lights for added functionality, which I used to chose my own light show. Overall, I am really recommend this product, for a portable, yet powerful speaker for indoors and out, it would be pretty hard to beat.
Date published: 2021-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow what a sound! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The sound quality from this speaker is exceptional. Out of the box and our mobiles connected to it without any issues and played any music without hesitation. Next, I loaded my favourite tracks onto a small profile USB stick, inserted, re-sealed the cover and was able to listen to my music anywhere without the need to use my mobile (fantastic facility). Great for when are entertaining and just want to leave it playing in the background. (Now my wife wants her own USB of music) We have been using it now for 2-3 hours a day for over a week and still on first charge. The phone App (Music Centre) works well and gives easy control of inbuilt lights, access to my music library and battery status. Great speaker, Great sound quality, Great battery life. Very pleased!!
Date published: 2021-07-03
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