Picture of the front right of the Sony SRS XG500 Boombox Bluetooth speaker

Sony XG500 Watts

The Sony XG500 boombox is a medium power, party stereo  with abundant audio watts to fill a common size room. And in this post, we detail the various wattages this speaker has.

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. Generally speaking, the more watts. the louder speakers can play. Plus, they sound bigger than those with less watts.  The higher power models cost more, have larger, heavier batteries and AC power supplies, along with outsized drivers.  They offer more dynamic range and have a deeper bass response. Plus, stereo models like the XG500 offer 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. There’s also improvement in the midrange and treble content of the music. So, the speaker’s watts output is a key indicator of its capability and quality. And as such, the power 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 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 Watts

    1. The speaker tries to save on battery power as the battery nears total depletion.  The XG500 does this by reducing the audio output power somewhat.

Other Posts About the Sony XG500

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    2. Solving the Orange Light Stays On Issue
    3. How to Tell if This Speaker is Charging
    4. Factory Reset Directions
    5. Sony XG500 Buttons