Updated 13 Apr 2016

Sony

SRS-X77

Snapshot: The Sony SRS-X77 wireless portable speaker has Bluetooth and WiFi, but it doesn't have a battery life indicator. How good is the sound?

SRS-X77
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$499

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Test results

Overall score
67
Sound Quality
?/10
Ease of use - Andoid app
?/10
Ease of use - iOS app
?/10

Good points

  • OK sound.
  • Has Bluetooth.
  • Has NFC connectivity.
  • Can charge USB devices.
  • Has a 3.5mm AUX input.
  • Has a claimed battery life of 10 hours.

But

  • No battery life indicator.
  • No speakerphone function.
  • Not dust/water resistant.

System review

This speaker can be linked to other speakers to create a “network” or “system”.

The Sony SongPal system has OK sound and the Android and iOS apps are easy to use. It's also a cheap total system but the speakers are the very difficult to use. It works with Google Play Music but not with Apple AirPlay. Sadly the speakers can't extend your network.

How we test

Sound is based on our panel of 3 music listening experts’ appraisal of different pieces of music (classical and rock/pop). The speaker is positioned about 2 metres away from the listeners, with the panel assessing overall sound quality.

For networked speakers this is done individually and as a system.

Ease of use considers both the Apple and Android versions of the apps and the ease of connecting and setting up the speaker, as well as sending music to the speaker.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$499
System
SongPal

Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D, mm)
133 x 301 x 71
Number of drivers
ns
Multi-channel
ns

Features

Ethernet
-
WiFi Dual Band
-
WiFi direct
-
Bluetooth
Yes
Apple AirPlay
-
Google Play Music
-
Pandora
-
Spotify
-
Can create own network
-