Great design, dull sound
The Sony SRS BTV5 is a good mobile companion. This small, tennis balllike speaker doesn’t weigh even as much as a pool ball. It has the speaker side covered with a raised bridge which also hides the NFC chip. Along with the wireless options, there is a USB for charging and an audio in port. The volume controls are placed next to this, while the on/off toggle switch is at the bottom.
But the performance is not as good as the design. We tested the speaker with the Google Nexus 4 smartphone and were paired and ready with a tap on the top. The sound quality was good enough for a small room. Also, it was wasn’t very clear and lacked bass. The equaliser settings didn’t improve the quality significantly.
The good thing is that the speaker can be used to answer calls as well. Although the audio in calls was significantly clearer, it was still not loud enough. BAG IT OR JUNK IT? Average performance but the portability factor works for this speaker.