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Pros: looks great and provides super surround sound
Cons: somewhat difficult to set up
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Item # 158SANS500 | MFR # SANS500
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Your phone is wireless, and so is your tablet. And most of your music probably comes from wireless-capable sources like iTunes®, Pandora® Internet radio, and Spotify. So why not cut the cord and make your speakers wireless, too? With the Sony SA-NS500 HomeShare portable powered speaker, you can use Apple AirPlay to stream music from an iPod®, an iPhone®, or an iPad®. You can also stream music from a Sony Tablet, a compatible PC or a Sony Blu-ray player. And you can move the battery-powered speaker around your home and place it wherever you like. No wires. Anywhere. Just your music, anywhere you'd like.
Simple to use
Set up is a snap. There's no dock to connect, or passwords to remember. Plug the SA-NS500 in, and connect to your compatible Wi-Fi router with a press of a button. You'll be ready to start enjoying your music throughout your home in no time.
You can use the included remote or your computer to control the volume and select tracks. Or you can add a free remote app to your iPhone or iPod touch and turn your wireless device into a remote.
It's just one small speaker, but it's designed to fill your room with 360-degree sound. The omni-directional speaker system makes placement a cinch. Just put it wherever seems natural, and sit back and relax. The speaker is also battery powered so it can go with you around the house or even outdoors. You can also expand the system, adding other Sony SA-NS500 speakers, a SA-NS400 network speaker, and even a NAC-SV10i wireless iPod dock, or a NAS-SV20i iPod speaker dock. With more than one speaker or dock, you can use Sony's Party Streaming to play the same tunes in more than one room or let family members play their own music in each room.
MAH, Damascus MD
Average Customer Review(s):
Pros: looks great and provides super surround sound
Cons: somewhat difficult to set up
Overview: The Sony SA-NS500 Portable Wireless Network Speaker lets you listen to music stored on or streamed to your Windows PC, Sony Tablet, or Apple AirPlay device. You can even listen to Bravia Internet Music apps from your PartyStream compatible Sony Blu-ray player, A/V receiver, or Network player in another room of your home. The SA-NS500 provides an Ethernet port & built-in Wi-Fi to connect to your home network. A remote is included for wireless operation of the unit. A free app is also available that transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a convenient remote control to navigate your music. Its versatile design and ultra-compact footprint offers flexible placement in a kitchen, office, den, or bedroom.
360° Room-Filling Sound: The Sony Portable Wireless Network Speaker spreads sound throughout the room, thanks to its four 2-way speakers (1.1875") + 1 subwoofer (4.375") design, bass reflex (ported) enclosure, and built-in 36W amplifier. The Unique omni-directional design and small footprint let you place the SA-NS500 almost anywhere in the room.
Network Connection (LAN/Wi-Fi): You can connect the Sony Network Speaker's Ethernet (RJ-45) port to your Internet modem or router using a CAT-5 network cable (sold separately). In addition to the unit's Ethernet port connection, you can also easily connect wirelessly to your home's broadband network using the SA-NS500's built-in Wi-Fi. Once you are connected to your home network, you'll be able to access music content stored on or streamed to your PC, tablet, smartphone, or Apple AirPlay device; and even from your PartyStream compatible Sony Blu-ray player, A/V receiver, or Network Player. The following system environment is required to connect the SA-NS500 to your network.
Expandability: Purchase additional Sony Network Speakers (158SANS500, sold separately) or docks (158NASSV20, sold separately) to expand your music enjoyment into every room of the home. Each room can be independently controlled with the remote app or synchronized for whole-home music enjoyment.
AirPlay Compatible: Apple's AirPlay technology allows music, downloaded to iTunes, to be streamed wirelessly from your Mac or PC to the Sony SA-NS500 speaker system. You can even bypass your computer entirely, and stream high-quality audio directly from your Apple iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the SA-NS500.
Note: You cannot use the PartyStreaming function with audio content played back using AirPlay.
DLNA Certified (Player): The Sony SA-NS500 Network Speaker is DLNA certified. This means you can listen to music stored on your DLNA compliant Windows-based PC through the Sony SA-NS500 in another room of your home. You can control basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next. You can also bookmark music which is being played back via the network, so you can easily find it the next time you are using the SA-NS500. You can register up to 30 audio bookmarks. The Sony Network Speaker supports the following audio files.
|Linear PCM||Sampling Rate: 44.1, 48 kHz, |
|WAV||Sampling Rate: 44.1, 48 kHz, |
|MP3||Sampling Rate: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
Bit Rate: 32-320 kbps
|WMA||Sampling Rate: up to 48 kHz |
Bit Rate: up to 385 kbps
|AAC||Sampling Rate: 8, 11.025, 12, 16,
22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
Bit Rate: up to 576 kbps
Note: If you have a Windows 7-based computer, use the Windows Media Player 12 bundled with Windows 7. If you have a Windows XP or Windows Vista-based computer, install Windows Media Player 11 software.
PartyStream: The Sony SA-NS500 Network Speaker supports PartyStream playback of Bravia Internet Music apps (such as vTuner, Pandora, & Slacker) from your PartyStream compatible Sony Blu-ray player, A/V receiver, or Network player. This allows you to listen to your online music in another room of your home.
Note: PartyStream mode requires compatible Sony Blu-ray Disc home theater system, Sony Blu-ray Disc player, Sony A/V receiver, or Sony Network player (all sold separately); and connection to the same home network.
Auxiliary Input: The Sony SA-NS500 features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect an external audio device (such as your portable MP3 player).
IR Remote Control: The Sony SA-NS500 comes supplied with a credit-card size IR remote control for wireless operation of the speaker and your music.
Remote Control App: Download the free Sony Network Audio Remote app from the iTunes App Store to your iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th gen) or iPhone (3G/3GS/4/4S) with iOS 4.0 or later, and turn it into a versatile remote control. You'll get instant access to your networked personal music collection right from your iPod touch or iPhone. The free app lets you set the volume, browse your music collection, and control playback functions using your iPod touch or iPhone.
Note: The Sony Network Audio Remote app must be downloaded from the iTunes App Store, and requires that the SA-NS500, your PC, and the iPod touch/iPhone be connected to the same wireless (Wi-Fi) network.
Battery Powered: The Sony SA-NS500 operates off of an integrated, rechargeable battery that provides up to 5 hours of use (at half volume) or 2 hours of use (at max volume). The battery can be charged from the included AC power adapter. Charging time takes between 3-5 hours.
AC Power Adapter: The Sony SA-NS500 also operates off of standard household AC current using the included AC power adapter. The AC power adapter is also used to charge the speaker's integrated battery.
Standby Mode: This unit enters Standby mode when it is idle (with no operation) for 30 minutes to conserve battery life.
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