The speaker also doubles as a speakerphone, but it isn’t particularly powerful in this application, either. If the model number sounds uninviting, that’s because the name hasn’t been designated yet; it will be christened once Sony announces the winner of a contest. Logitech UE Mobile Boombox. Harman Kardon Onyx Mini. Wireless ball speaker just misses the plate Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The Best Laptops of

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Sony Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker SRS-BTV5

Will Greenwald has been covering consumer technology for a decade, and has served on the editorial staffs of CNET. Don’t show this again. I listened to Oingo Boingo’s “Dead Man’s Party,” and the kick drums lacked any weight while the snares were too bright and lacked texture.

The speaker comes in black, white, or pink. Unfortunately, there are two big problems: Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

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The video game that helped me understand my sfs-btv5 dementia. PCMag reviews products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Harman Kardon Onyx Mini. CNET may get a commission from these offers. It’s nothing fancy, but it’ll keep the speaker from getting scratched up if you stick in a bag with objects such as keys. A blue light near the xrs-btv5 indicates it’s paired while staying only slightly visible when sitting on a flat surface, and an orange light indicates when the speaker is charging.

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I did appreciate that the speaker comes with a small carrying pouch.

It comes in black, white, and pink versions, all of which are otherwise identical. This doesn’t mean the Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker is a complete loss, though. Best Speakers for See All. He currently covers consumer electronics in the PC Labs as the in-house home entertainment expert The flat base of the speaker holds a sliding switch that powers the speaker on, disables NFC pairing, and forces manual pairing.

Sony Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker SRS-BTV5 Review & Rating |

It doesn’t get very loud, it suffers from lightweight bass that distorts easily and tinny treble response, and it doesn’t work well as a speakerphone to boot. The Good The Sony SRS-BTV5 is a sleek srw-btv5 compact ball-shaped wireless Bluetooth speaker that offers a good feature set, including a built-in rechargeable battery, speakerphone capabilities, an auxiliary input, and NFC one-touch tap-to-pair technology.

Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. How to Clone a Hard Drive. Sony’s ultraportable Bluetooth speaker is appealing for its size and price, but not much else.

If you go in expecting no bass and plan on listening to more melodic music, it can be a pleasant experience. According to Sony, the speaker can last for five hours of constant music playing before it needs to be charged. A microphone sits right above a Call button near the underside of ars-btv5 ball for speakerphone calls, and opposite them sit volume control buttons.

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Right next to that USB port you’ll find an audio input in case you want to connect a non-Bluetooth audio device using an optional cable. Srs-btv55 your privacy gets cooked by those restaurant waitlist apps.

NFC enables you to tap your device against the top of the speaker, causing the device and speaker to automatically connect or disconnect. The speaker also has volume controls on it, plus a Micro-USB port for charging the speaker’s internal battery. The Best PC Games. The speaker also doubles as a speakerphone, but it isn’t particularly powerful in this application, either.

Queen’s “Bicycle Race” sounded relatively clean, and while it still reminded me of a clock radio, I heard Freddie Mercury’s vocals and the back-and-forth shouting of the lyrics clearly. Stay away from funk metal.