The BTY 52 is the biggest and the most powerful of the three NFC speakers launched by Sony. While the other two were restricted to playing music from a Bluetooth enabled device, this one comes with a host of connectivity options. So there is a USB port on the front as well as builtin FM radio and audio in port. With a look that could remind you of something that came out of Star
Wars, the device has two big 2.5W speakers flanking the control panel and display. The handle has the NFC chip, while the top panel has all the buttons including the power key and music controls. There is also a volume rocker surrounded by source buttons. A play mode key, tune key for searching folders and display key bring added functionality. The strip light on the handle syncs with the music, but can be turned off if needed.
Despite the host of controls, the BTY 52 isn’t complicated to use. While the sound was impressive on Bluetooth and USB, there was some distortion on the FM Radio. Adjusting the antenna, didn’t make much of a difference. Sony has also added a mega bass mode that manages to increase the bass and make a huge difference in terms of the audio output.