Picture of an iPhone in front of the Sony SRS XG500 boombox speaker.

Sony XG500 Specs Watts

The SRS XG500 Sony Bluetooth boombox speaker is a medium power, party stereo  with abundant audio output watts in its specs to fill a common size room or yard with plenty loud, far reaching tunes.

But what do the watts of a BT speaker tell us about it?  Firstly, the watt is a measure of how much power the speaker consumes or outputs.  Furthermore, this metric is a handy comparison measure. E.g. Generally speaking, the more watts speakers can deliver. the louder can play. Plus, they sound bigger than those with less.  They cost more, have larger, heavier batteries and AC power supplies, along with outsized drivers.  They offer more dynamic range, have a deeper bass response, and stereo models like the SRS XG500 offer typically a bigger soundstage to listeners.

Picture of the Sony XG500 boombox speaker on the charge.
The Sony XG500 boombox speaker on the charge.

Thus in general, the more watts the speaker can drive, the better it sounds, even at lower audio wattages. You get clearer sound due to more accurate reproduction of the bass as well as midrange and treble content of the music. So, the speaker’s watts output is a key indicator of speaker capability and quality, and as such, is of great intrigue to audiophiles and novice music lovers alike.

In this case, the Sony XG500, as a portable indoor / outdoor boombox, is a decidedly hefty model.  Indeed, its tens of watts can fill a medium size room inside or outside with easily heard tunes. See below for details on its power output.

Sony XG500 Specs Watts: Details

    1. Battery Capacity: 50 watt-hours.*
    2. Charger Power: 80 Watts (20 volts at 4 amps).
    3. USB-C Charger Power: Not available on this speaker.
    4. Light Power: Less than 3 watts.
    5. Standby Mode Power: Less than 0.5 watts.
    6. Power Bank Output Power: 10 Watts (5 volts at 2 amp max divided among the two output ports).
    7. Audio Output Power on AC (RMS): 40 watts.*
    8. Peak Audio Power (both channels): 57 watts.
    9. Audio Output Power on Battery: Decreases as battery discharges.
    10. Output Power per Channel: 20 watts RMS.*
    • = Estinated.

Notes on Sony XG500 Specs Watts

    1. The speaker tries to save on battery power as the battery nears total depletion.  The XG 500 does this by reducing the audio output power somewhat.

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    1. Official Sony XG500 Support Page
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Revision History

    • 2023-03-30: First published.