REVIEW: Sony Ericsson MS500 Bluetooth Speaker

Andrew Duong October 9, 2009 0


We here over at Smartphone Nation love reviewing things. The fact that we get to play with new technology is probably the best part of blogging, and lovely Sony Ericsson has shipped us bluetooth speakers for us to try out and keep. So lets gets started.

The Sony Ericsson MS500 is a wireless bluetooth speaker which is very portable and easy to setup with only one button. Holding it down until it turns green turns it on. Holding it down again turns it off. Holding it down until it flashes green and blue means its in sync mode. The speaker is splash proof and come in black and orange or white and pink made with strong, durable plastic running on 2 AA batteries which are included when purchasing the product.

Features include:

  • Ultra portable with sturdy hook
  • Powered by 2 AA batteries
  • Splash proof
  • Music time: Up to 5 hours
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and DSP
  • Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP
  • Efficiency: 2 Watts


Now when it said 5 hours of battery life. I thought “nah, maybe 2 hours” but I’ve been taking this thing out almost every day and I’m still running on the exact same batteries it was included with.


We tested the device with an HTC Magic, Blackberry 8900, and iPhone 3G. Using the speaker with the HTC Magic and BlackBerry 8900 was great and all the volume controls and everything worked, but when we tested the speaker with the iPhone. Volume control was disabled and since the device only had one button. There was no way to control it. What a shame…

Sound quality is amazing. You wouldn’t think that something this small (113 x 83 x 45mm and only 155g with the batteries) would be this great, but there was enough bass and enough treble for it to sound amazing.


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