Re­ally con­nected

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

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.

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