Updated 1 Mar 2018

Panasonic

SC-ALL05

Snapshot: The Panasonic SC-ALL05 has a battery with below-average runtime. It is heavy, but can connect to WiFi.

SC-ALL05
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$299

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Test results

Overall score
67
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Sound signal
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent ease of use.
  • Good sound signal.
  • Good battery.
  • Is battery powered.

But

  • Poor sound.
  • No 3.5mm line input.
  • 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
$299

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)
1530
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
Fast flashing amber light.
Claimed battery life (hours)
9
Battery runtime (mins)
426
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
179x170x75

Features

Controls

Power/Play/Pause/Fast Forward/Rewind/Volume +/-/Network/Voice/Radio presets _1-6_/Bluetooth Pairing

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