Sony SRS-BTV5 Wireless Speaker System - Hands On Review

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Say bye-bye to bulky sound systems, as Sony's new portable wireless speaker system allows you to listen your favorite music anywhere, even in a place like washroom. The device is so portable that you do not need to think twice carrying this speaker system. Well, you want to listen to music in the middle of a meeting or use the speaker system to take calls in a hands-free mode. The Sony SRS-BTV5 can be connected via NFC, Bluetooth or by wired connection. Priced at Rs.3,990; GizBot definitely recommend this wireless speaker system without any doubt.

Sony SRS-BTV5 Wireless Speaker System - Hands On Review

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What's inside the Box?
• Sony Wireless Speaker System
• USB charging cable
• Carrying pouch

Design and Aesthetics

There is a perception in the minds of consumer that "small sized speakers are just not worthy at all ". Many of us don't even consider them as "speakers "to be precise. But If the Japanese giant Sony offers such speaker-would you like to buy? GizBot was lucky to get a review unit of Sony SRS-BTV5 Wireless Speaker System. Today, you can read the verdict by your self.

Sony SRS-BTV5 Wireless Speaker System - Hands On Review

Have you ever hold a tennis ball in your hands? Now see the above image and just compare it with a tennis ball. Undoubtedly, the engineer team at Sony worked so hard to come up such a unique design. It measures 2.6-inches in diameter and weighs 4.8 ounces. Naturally, the size is so small that you can easily carry the speaker system in your bag. At  first glance, it just clicked with our mind. The curvaceous shield on the top protects the single speaker facing upwards. The manufacturer used quality plastic materials to build the speaker system.

Sony SRS-BTV5 Wireless Speaker System - Hands On Review

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On the top of the speaker system you will see NFC sign embedded on it. If you have an NFC enabled smartphone or tablet; just tab the device once-it will automatically get paired. It's an easy process. In our test; GizBot used the Sony Xperia Z. The speaker system can be paired with any Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet. Otherwise, Sony has provided with option to use wired connection via using an Audio-in cable.

Sony SRS-BTV5 Wireless Speaker System - Hands On Review

On the bottom the speaker you will get to see a sliding switch. You can either switch off NFC mode manually. There is a LED indicator given, when it lit Blue that means the speaker is paired with your device, while the orange colored LED donates charging. Sony says the speaker system can run up 5 hour. Of course, the battery is rechargeable. You are provided with a USB cable. Connect it with a PC or PlayStation 3. There's a 3.5mm audio pin connect your device physically.

The SRS -BTV5 comes with a built -in speakerphone capability. Just connect your device with the speaker either by NFC or Bluetooth mode. There is a mic built-inside the speaker. In our tests, it run smoothly. It is recommended to use the speaker within 10 meters range.

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Performance

As expected, the speaker system did not disappoint us. In an empty room, the sound is crystal clear. You can feel the beat. Even the bass performance is visible. When your turn the volume up, you will notice the deterioration in the sound quality.

Sony SRS-BTV5 Wireless Speaker System - Hands On Review

The SRS-BTV5 sounds good, far better than any normal smartphone speakers. Another important thing and it should be noticed. When you play a track like "Just Dance" then you will notice that Boom sound is missing. And when played a soulful track like "If I die young"; the speaker picked nicely. Overall, the experience was not disappointing. But there are some issues with NFC pairing. Few times, the device was already paired with the speaker system still sound was coming out of Xperia Z.

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Conclusion

The SRS -BTV5 biggest strength is its unique style. It has some minor loop holes still it is a great product. Sony should focus on NFC pairing thing, as there are few companies making NFC enabled speakers. It is a golden choice for Sony to learn from its mistakes by offering better wireless speaker system in future. Stay tuned to GizBot.

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