Sony has pursued a minimalist design approach with the SRS XP500 as it is a tall and sturdy Bluetooth speaker. The construction is mostly polycarbonate and has bumpers on the bottom as well as on the side allowing the user to resist vertically or horizontally.
SRS XP500 is the perfect choice for parties
At the top, the SRS XP500 offers a regular set of keys including the power button, Bluetooth pairing, play/pause and volume up/down buttons. There is also a button to increase the bass when needed. The top panel also has a notch that can be useful for keeping a phone or tablet connected.
Flipping to the side, users will see a cover that hides all ports, including the power outlet. Just above are three buttons, including a button labeled Party Connect to allow users to connect multiple Sony speakers. The second button takes care of the battery and the third button turns the LED on or off.
A lot of important connections are provided on the back of the speaker
In terms of design quality, the SRS XP500 looks pretty big and solid. The product also comes with IP66 water and dustproof certification. Experience when pairing SRS XP500 with both Android and iOS phones without any connection problems.
Inside the lid are two USB-A ports for plug and play or mobile device charging, two 1/4-inch microphone inputs with dedicated volume buttons, and a 3.5mm audio jack for those who want to use it. connected device for playback. Thanks to the Party Connect feature, users can pair the SRS XP500 with up to 100 compatible speakers to further enhance the sound.
Renowned for sound, Sony continues to make quality a top priority in the SRS XP500. Music playback is enhanced by the side woofers, and front-firing tweeters. One of the things users will notice with the SRS XP500 is that it has no push effect. Speakers can also get pretty loud and can increase the user’s heart rate at maximum volume.
Sony engineers tuned it in favor of the lower frequencies, delivering deep and powerful bass. At the same time, mids and highs are also supported, allowing users to play any genre of music that they will be satisfied with the output.
Bright LED lights make music more lively
As a portable speaker, the duration of use is one of the factors that users care about with Sony’s SRS XP500, and this is also an outstanding point on the product. Sony claims the battery life of the SRS XP500 lasts up to 25 hours, and experience shows that the speaker can play 11 – 12 hours on a single charge with the LED on. It also supports faster charging with the proprietary cable included in the box.