Updated 1 Mar 2018

Cambridge Audio

G5

Snapshot: The Cambridge Audio G5 has a battery with below-average runtime. It is heavy, and can't connect to WiFi.

G5
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$170

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Test results

Overall score
80
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Sound signal
?/10

Good points

  • OK sound.
  • Excellent ease of use.
  • Excellent sound signal.
  • Good battery.
  • Has a 3.5mm line input.
  • Is battery powered.

But

  • Doesn't have a remote control.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Sound (45%): Scored by our panel of expert listeners judging a variety of music, spoken word, and other sounds on each device and scoring them out of 10. These scores are collated to get our overall sound score.

Ease of use (45%): Considers the clarity and accuracy of the manuals supplied and the ease of setting up the speaker, as well as connecting it to a device and sending music to the speaker.

Signal (10%): Tested by looking at several factors, including having the audio source in different positions, using various audio sources, interference, obstruction and degradation.

Price is based on an October 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$170

Audio adjustments

Bass on device
×
Treble on device
×
Tone presets on device
×
Bass on app
×
Treble on app
×
Tone presets on app
×

Specifications

Weight (g)
1285
Mains powered
Apple Airplay
×
Lightning cable port
×
Bluetooth
Handsfree phone over Bluetooth
×
Micro USB port
×
Line in (3.5mm)
Built-in FM radio
×
Battery powered
Battery low indicator
Flashing red LED.
Claimed battery life (hours)
14
Battery runtime (mins)
658
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
122x271x52

Features

Controls

On/Off, Bluetooth Pairing, Aux, Volume up, Volume down, Accept Phone call

Microphone
×
Travel case
WiFi capable
×
Ethernet capable
×
Headphone jack
Charge external devices via USB
Remote control
×
Audio cable included
Streaming services supported
n/a
Audio formats supported
n/a
Multi-room capable
No
Can be paired for stereo
n/a