Included in Sony’s SRS series of portable speakers is the Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System. So what’s with this one? The Sony SRS-X5 features decent sound quality, great-looking and very portable design, NFC support, and speakerphone capability. Aside from that, this portable wireless speaker is also affordable!
Sony SRSX5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System – Performance
We have reviewed many portable speakers out there including those that are considered compact and mini ones like the Bose SoundLink Mini and the Jawbone Mini Jambox. We have also reviewed other Sony SRS portable speakers like the Sony SRS-X2 Ultra-Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, Sony SRS-X3 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, Sony SRS-BTV5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, among others. Comparing the Sony SRS-X5 from the ones we reviewed, we would say that this portable wireless speaker has got what it takes.
When it comes to sound quality, the Sony SRS-X5 performs decently. It also plays really loud for its size like from that of the Bose SoundLink Mini. Hearing out Sia’s new songs like “Bird Set Free” and “Alive” from the Sony SRS-X5 was really enjoyable. The sound it produces was really clean, surprisingly balanced and natural, as well as powerful and loud that it can fill the mid-sized bedroom of our home. Even at maximum level of volume, we were surprised that the Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System didn’t produce any distortions, a thing we usually observe with some portable speakers we previously tested.
Even the bass output was pumped out at its extreme. It was very strong and adaptable to the bass-intensive tracks we streamed it with. If you love hearing bass-intensive or bass-demanding music, then you would want to consider having the Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System.
For its power end, this Sony speaker performs for up to 8 hours of battery life. This is already a good battery life for a considerably small and compact portable speaker like this. You can recharge the Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System via an AC adapter which is already included.
Sony SRSX5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System – Design
For Sony, minimalism or simplicity is already a part of their product designs. You can witness this from their Xperia smartphones and of course with their portable speakers. Since we speak of minimalistic product build and design, then you can already know and conclude that the Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System is also designed like this. But it doesn’t mean that this Sony speaker has a “simple” design only, it’s not because part of their look and feel is the “elegance” of it. That’s our view with it.
We love how the Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System looks pretty simple yet elegant. It is compact and small measuring 8.8 x 4.8 x 2.0 inches and is lightweight at 2.6 pounds only. It is very easy to handle, grip, and carry this portable speaker anywhere. Most of its enclosure is made with glass and some is made of matte plastic. Since most part is covered with glass, we did not appreciate how it becomes a magnet for fingerprints and dusts.
On its side is where the speaker grille is found which covers the speaker drivers. On top of this speaker is where the buttons and the Sony logo are found. The buttons include physical buttons for Power and Call Answer/End and capacitive touch buttons for Volume Up/Down, Bluetooth Pairing, Audio In, and Sound function. While on its back is ports for AC charging, Audio Input, USB input, and Reset functions are found.
Know that the Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System is available in three different colors: Red, White, and Black.
Sony SRSX5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System – Connectivity
The Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System is made available with different connectivity options. The options include Bluetooth pairing, easy NFC “tap-to-pair” capability, and lastly, wired connectivity via 3.5mm audio input.
We did not find any problems connecting our devices with the Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System at all. The connection was really smooth and easy, from using wireless connection like Bluetooth and NFC. If you will pair your device with this Sony speaker via Bluetooth, all you need to do is press the Bluetooth pairing button, search it in your device’s setting, then pair.
If you have a smartphone that supports NFC, the only thing you need to do is tap it on the portable speaker then you are already good to go. Lastly, you can also use a 3.5mm audio input if you prefer using the Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System through a wired connection. Although, you need to provide your own 3.5mm audio cable if you prefer to use this option.
Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System also doubles as a speakerphone. It has a built-in microphone that enables wireless, hands-free phone calls.
|Decent sound quality||Body is magnet for fingerprints and dust|
|Long battery life|
|Minimalistic, elegant design|