Sony recently launched in India the Sony SRS-XG500
party speaker[/url]. Though it reminded me of the old boombox music
players, it is by no means a retro one but a modern party speaker
with a powerful output and wide connectivity options. Although
bulky, the SRS-XG500 is a moveable party speaker that is easy to
manage irrespective where you throw a party. Priced at Rs 32,999,
the speaker seems to be on the expensive side. Is it? Let’s find
Build and design
Sony SRS-XG500 party speaker
The cylindrical body gives the speaker a distinct look while the
fabric covering brings minimalism. The big handle is sturdy enough
for us to carry it anywhere. On the front, there are buttons for
power, Bluetooth, volume, play/pause, and a bass boost button. A
rubber lid at the back covers power and USB ports and a connector
for plugging in a guitar. The two large rubber feet keep the speaker
stable when the bass comes in. The sides have LED lights that change
colour when you play music and it looks absolutely beautiful under
dim or low light. The Sony SRS-XG500 weighs nearly 5 kg but quality
material is used so weight isn't much of a factor to point out.
The audio quality of the Sony SRS-XG500 is at par with most of
the small-sized trolley-style
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portable speaker. That said, the sound is loud and bassy, but at the
same time, highly balanced so it will be music for your ears.
For bass lovers, there is a bass boost feature but honestly, the
default sound is much better because of the balance. The feature to
connect a guitar adds to its credentials as a party speaker. You can
also connect the SRS-XG500 with other speakers using Party Connect.
There are slight tweaks you can do with the sound and light settings
using the Sony Music Centre app. I had to play with the equalizer as
the default sound at times doesn't go well with all genres of
Overall, the experience was fine as I played songs on full
volume on the terrace.
The Sony SRS-XG500 offers up to 30 hours of playtime on a full
charge. The battery fares well in real-life scenarios and the backup
is close to that Sony claims. The SRS-XG500 is water and dustproof
with the IP66 rating, so a slight rain or splash of water and
everyday dust won't harm the speaker.
The Sony SRS-XG500 is a speaker with loud and enthralling audio
out. Although bulky, it can be taken anywhere - from terrace to park
for an enhanced musical experience. The SRS-XG500 brings all the
features a modern party speaker should have, not to forget about
Sony's signature sound that lights up the party, but at Rs
32,999, it's quite expensive and people may prefer cheaper
alternatives that JBL and other brands offer.
Throwing a party anytime soon or planning to attend one?
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decade, the trend of party speakers has seen a big spike.