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Sony Black HomeShare Portable Speaker - SA-NS500

Abt Model: SANS500 | UPC Code: 027242826403
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Wirelessly Listen To Music Throughout Your Home/ Party Streaming Feature/ Battery Powered/ AirPlay Compatible/ iPhone & iPod Remote App Available/ 360 Degree Room Filling Sound/ DLNA Streaming/ Supplied Remote Control/ Elegant Design/ Auxiliary Input/ Black Finish
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Sony Black HomeShare Portable Speaker - SANS500

Stream the tunes on your Sony Tablet™ S, iPad®, iPod® Touch, iPhone®, computer and Sony Blu-ray™ integrated systems to any room of your home with this HomeShare™ portable speaker.

Features:

  • Easily share your music throughout your home
    Wirelessly listen to music throughout your home1. Using your Wi-Fi® network, wirelessly control volume and music location with app for your smartphone.3
  • Party Streaming: Play your songs in multiple rooms at once
    Take advantage with other Sony® network speakers and compatible Sony® audio and video products. Music from the Blu-rayDiscTM system can play on the Network Speaker, creating the perfect environment for enjoying music throughout your home.
  • Battery powered for in-home portability
    Need to switch rooms? Take your speaker with you. Want to go outside? Take your speaker with you. Uninterrupted streaming portability provided you stay within your
  • WiFi® network’s range.
    AirPlayTM technologyWirelessly stream music from iTunes or directly from your iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® Touch to this portable speaker1.
  • iPhone®/iPod touch® Remote Control
    Download the free app to your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch and turn it into a versatile remote control.3 Set the volume, browse your music collection, and send music from your computer to the Net Speakers.1 Control each speaker independently or synchronize for whole-home listening.
  • Enjoy BRAVIA® Internet music3
    Enjoy an incredible range of Sony BRAVIA® Internet music services including Pandora, Slacker and many more2 when connected in Party Streaming mode with compatible Sony® Blu-ray Disc™ systems, Blu-ray Disc players,5 AV receivers and multi-room iPod®/iPhone® docks.
  • 360° room-filling sound
    The speaker spreads sound throughout the room, thanks to four drivers and a woofer in an innovative housing. Unique omni-directional design let you place the SA-NS500 almost anywhere in the room.
  • Expand to more rooms
    No room should be without music. Purchase additional Sony network speakers or docks to expand your music enjoyment into every room of the home.5 Each room can be independently controlled with the remote app3 or synchronized for whole-home music enjoyment.
  • DLNA® streaming
    The speaker streams music from DLNA® (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatible computers and storage devices.
  • Wi-Fi® w/WPS
    Connect to compatible WPS Wi-Fi® routers with a simple press of a button. No passwords or lengthy numbers to remember.5
  • Remote Control
    Operate the network speaker locally with the supplied remote control.
  • Elegant Design
    Elegant cutting edge design for almost any room.
  • Auxiliary input
    Auxiliary input enables you to plug in personal music players or other sources for enjoyment in one room.

Specifications:

Network

  • Bookmarks: Yes
  • Party Streaming: Yes From Remote or Hard Button
  • Playing Back Audio Content on a Server at Random: Yes
  • Network Ethernet: 10 BASE-T/100 BASE-T/ auto polarity
  • Network WiFi: Yes (802.11b/g, WEP64/128/WPA/WPA2)
  • WPS: Yes (802.11b/g, WEP64/128/WPA/WPA2)
  • VAIO Media Plus ver. 1.3 or Upper Version: Yes
  • Windows Media Player 11 (Vista & XP): Yes
  • Windows Media Player 12 (Win 7): Yes
  • AAC: Yes
  • LPCM: Yes
  • MP3: Yes
  • WAV: Yes
  • WMA: Yes (except pro. Voice)

Amplifier

  • Input Type: Stereo Mini Jack
  • Power Requirements (voltage): 100-240 VAC

Front Speaker

  • Enclosure Material: Plastic
  • Enclosure Type: Bass reflex type
  • Finish Type: Cloth (top) and Gloss (lower)
  • Frequency Range: 60Hz - 20kHz
  • Magnetically Shielded Type: No
  • Speaker System: 4 2-way Speakers + 1 Subwoofer
  • Speaker Type: Active
  • Tweeter: 30mm cone type x4
  • Woofer: 110mm cone type x1
  • Input Terminal: Stereo mini jack

What's In The Box:

  • Remote Control
  • Network Cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Power Cord and Adaptor
  • CD-ROM (Network Speaker WiFi Utility)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 8.63 lbs
  • Shipping: 10 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 7.38"
  • Height: 10.75"
  • Width: 9.5"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 90 Days Labor, 1 Year Parts

Footnotes:

  1. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended. Content subject to change and may require fees
  2. Premium content may require additional fees and/or PC registration.
  3. Application must be downloaded from the iTunes®. Requires that the wireless speaker, PC and the remote device be connected to the same wireless network.
  4. PartyStreaming mode requires compatible Sony Blu-ray Disc home theater system, Sony Blu-ray Disc player or additional Sony Wi-Fi® speaker, and connection to the home network.
  5. Home Network and compatible wireless router required.
  6. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.
More reasons to buy the Sony SA-NS500 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Sony SA-NS500 is Brand New.
  • The Sony SA-NS500 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
Magnetic shieldingNo
Number of Audio Inputs1
Speaker TypePortable
Tweeter Size (inches)30mm
Voltage100-240 VAC
Woofer Size (inches)110mm
Height (inches)10.75"
Width (inches)9.5"
Depth (inches)7.38"
  

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Sony Black HomeShare Portable Speaker
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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3.0

Working right after a year

By SolidState

from Arlington Heights, IL

Pros

  • Sound Quality, Airplay, Homeshare, Internet radio

Cons

  • NO bluetooth, NO Direct connect, iphone App

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony Black HomeShare Portable Speaker:

    I've had two of these for almost a year to replace the SA-NS300s I had. When I first got them, I had them setup for WIFI and one would always cut out. I fixed the problem by using Ethernet. I have Ethernet jacks through out the house. Since firmware 2.01.2.04 the WIFI problem seems to be fixed. It only took Sony a year to fix the problem. The device has a battery for use without AC but it seems kinda pointless because you still need an access point to use it. It not very mobile with the battery because there is no bluetooth or direct connect to use it on a picnik or tailgate party. Bluetooth or direct connect would have made since if is has a battery. The could made it withour a battery to keep cost down, only reason I got this was because it had airplay. The SA-NS300 did not have airplay and I did not think I would need airplay until I discovered the iphone app is almost useless. You can not access music on the stored on iphone or even on android devices to send to the device. The new firmware did add internet radio support but still has a horrible iphone app to navigation stations. I do not think the people who designed the Iphone or adroind app ever had to use it or have a lot of music. The app is very slow and tedious to use. Maybe sony will wifi direct connect with a firmware release, but knowing sony they will probably just make a new version to buy instead of adding the feature to the current version.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AirPlay works great after update

    By DeathraceKing

    from Chandler, AZ

    Comments about Sony Black HomeShare Portable Speaker:

    Many old reviews on here are stating horrible AirPlay performance, however since the last firmware update (I believe from 3/2012) the issues with dropping AirPlay signals have been fixed and it works flawlessly now.

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    4.0

    Great Product

    By slick1

    from SA, TX

    Comments about Sony Black HomeShare Portable Speaker:

    I purchased two of these units a few months ago. Set up was a bit different than I have had to do for other products connecting to my wireless network. The only issues I have had was that I had one unit that would drop the signal after a few minutes. However, moving the location of my wireless router solved the issue. I also am an all Mac, iphone, iPad user. I have no issues with Airplay from any of these devices. I also recently installed an Apple Time capsule with the built-in wireless router and the set up went well and have had no further connection issues.

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    2.0

    Great design/sound, POOR AirPlay performance

    By lukemac77

    from Philadelphia, PA

    Comments about Sony Black HomeShare Portable Speaker:

    I was eagerly awaiting the release of this speaker because I liked the design and the possibility of using it as an AirPlay device. The speaker looks great and is nice and compact. It definitely fills the room with nice quality sound, but does not get very loud (which is sometimes useful, i.e. party). When placed on the floor, the bass is actually pretty good! HOWEVER, and this is a big however, unless you actually have something physically plugged into it via a stereo cable, this speaker is useless! It is constantly dropping the sound and/or disconnecting from the network. AirPlay works for 5-15 minutes and then drops out. There is a known issues with iPhone 4S and AirPlay sound dropping, however, a similar issues occurs when streaming directly from a computer with iTunes, albeit after about 30 minutes. Hence, this speaker cannot be recommended as a wireless/AirPlay device. I do like the way it looks and sounds, but unless Sony fixes the firmware, I have no choice but to return it.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect

    By kc83

    from Olathe Kansas

    Comments about Sony Black HomeShare Portable Speaker:

    Setup was a snap If you read the instructions. Very simple solution to stream music anywhere you want it. Elegant device.

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    (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Beautiful but full of bugs

    By BBOO

    from San Diego, CA

    Comments about Sony Black HomeShare Portable Speaker:

    Have been trying to set this up with Mac for hours now -- unable too. The speaker will work for a couple of minutes, bring my entire network down, and then stop working. Tried setting it up via Windows Machine with the same result. Beautiful design, great sound (when it works), and excellent features (when they work) but the firmware is BUGGY. Fees rushed -- Sony: Please push a firmware update soon or this bad boy is going back to your store

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