Posted on Dec 3 2014 - 1:54am by Anurag Kumar
RATING
  • Design
  • Speaker Power
  • Connectivity Options
  • Charging Options
  • Calling Function
  • Battery Backup

Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker made its first appearance at IFA 2014 event along with Sony SBH60 Stereo Bluetooth Headset, both being stylish Bluetooth powered accessories. It alone gives you wireless speaker functionality with superior audio and hands-free calling, compatible with a variety of Bluetooth powered smartphones/tablets.

It is available in white and black color priced at $125 ( including VAT )/ £79.99 / Rs 7728  from Clove UK. We tested it with our Xperia Z2, Xperia SP & Nexus 7 2013 with no hiccups experienced in connecting. Check out the hands on Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker review in below post or hop over to our friends at Soundwiz for an in-depth guide comparing the top Bluetooth speakers.

[ REVIEW ] Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker

Let’s take a closer look at Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker.

Sony Bluetooth Speaker BSP10 for Christmas

Box Contents

  • 1 Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker.
  • 1 micro USB cable for charging ( Model : EC450 )
  • Carrying pouch ( silver grey color ).

Sony BSP10 Speakers In Box Contents

Specifications

  • Speaker Power : 5 W which is an improvement over Sony SRS-BTV5 which has 1.2 W speaker.
  • Bluetooth Profiles Supported : A2DP/AVRCP/HSP/HFP
  • Dimensions : 78 x 60 mm
  • Weight  300 grams

Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker – Profile

You can see Bluetooth and NFC logo on top of Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker and beside Bluetooth icon there is an LED which is lighted when the speaker is paired with any smartphone/tablet.

There is volume increase & decrease buttons ( in form of +/- icons ) and a button to receive/end calls beside which there is hole for inbuilt microphone.

Sony Bluetooth BSP10 Speaker Buttons

Take a closer look at web grill speaker wall.

Web Grill speaker wall in BSP10 speakers

FCC, Bluetooth, Wireless and other certifications mark at the bottom side of speaker.

Sony BSP10 Speakers FCC ratings and certifications

Power button and USB charging port shown in below pic.

Sony BSP10 speakers power button and USB port

Inside the USB port there is also an LED which glows during charging.

Sony BSP10 Speakers USB port

How to Pair it ?

It supports one connect pairing via Bluetooth & NFC. Press the power button for about 2-4 seconds on Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker, a white
LED glows on then pair it with your device/smartphone/tablet; once paired light green LED glows.

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You need Sony Smart Connect app to check the battery status of the speaker including music playback and standby time. Creating dedicated events functionality is alos available via Smart Connect app.

Bluetooth range is 10 meters for the speaker. If you leave it idle not connected to any device it goes in automatic power saving sleep mode.

Pair Sony BSP10 speakers

How to Pair Sony BSP10 speakers

Sony BSP10 Speakers Smart Connect App functions

Sony BSP10 Speakers pairing options

Charging/Playback Time

Charging Period

  • It took us around 1 hours and 35 minutes to charge it fully via 1.5 A Sony AC Adapter, which in Sony’s Smart Connect app shows 7 hours of music playback time and 24 days in standby. It can also be charged via PC.

Music Playback Period

  • Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker can play music for not more than 5 hours ( battery exhausts in b/w 4-5 hours of playback ).

How to Charge it ?

It supports charging via micro USB connector or via Qi Wireless plate ( use Sony’s WCH10 Wireless charging plate ). While charging via USB cable, red LED glows and once it is fully charged green LED glows beside USB connecting point.

How to charge Sony BSP10 speakers

Call Quality

Whenever a call comes, a dedicated ring tone is played via Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker, press the call button to pick up the call and press it again to end it.

Make sure whenever you are using it as hands free, increase the volume of speaker. One may need to speak a bit louder as inbuilt microphone seems not very much responsive wheres as caller’s incoming sound quality is good.

Music Playback quality

Music Playback quality is very good as compared to Sony SRS-BTV5 speaker. If you have connected it via Xperia device and playing music in Walkman app then under audio settings enable Clear Audio+ and Dynamic normaliser option for better sound.

Sony BSP10 speaker Audio Settings

Pros

  • Powerful speaker.
  • One touch pairing via NFC and Bluetooth.
  • Qi and USB charging.
  • Accept/End call facility available.
  • 360 degree speaker system.
  • Inbuilt microphone.
  • Charging / Pairing LED indicators.
  • Durable and strong built.
  • Automatic power saving sleep mode function.
  • Compatible with variety of Bluetooth enabled smartphones/tablets.
  • Compact in size.

Cons

  • No next/back track playback key on speaker.
  • Not waterproof ( like Sony  SRS-X1 &  SRS-X2 speakers ).

If you are looking to buy Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker, check out the listing at Clove UK ( both white and black colors variants ) available, shipping worldwide.

Conclusion

We have been using the Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker from past 1 week and it is simply awesome, a great improvement over SRS-BTV5 speaker and with calling facility and much powerful speaker makes it a better companion for your smartphone/tablet if you are looking for a wireless speakers in compact category.

Have you used Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker, let us know your views on it. Share your experience with us. Drop your comments below






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9 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. kakipromo December 13, 2014 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    looking to get one for my sony smartphone

  2. XkrT February 9, 2015 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    What theme are you using on your Xperia

    • Anurag Kumar February 9, 2015 at 11:28 pm - Reply

      IT is Xperia Green Art Theme, available on Play store also for free.

  3. Adrian February 12, 2015 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    A powerful speaker for my smartphone? I think I should have this one. I also bought speaker from this

    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2015 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      yes but battery life is not good, hardly lives for 4 hours.

  4. wilma April 15, 2015 at 11:07 am - Reply

    i cannot play music using the bsp10 speaker

    • Anurag Kumar April 15, 2015 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      why not? Are you not able to connect it via Bluetooth ?

  5. Yan July 17, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Hi! Does it have an audio cable? Or can i hook it to my phone with a 3.5mm audio cable somehow?

  6. gul August 1, 2016 at 7:32 am - Reply

    my Sony audio device BSP10 can not pair with any blutooth anabled android device please help me

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