Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5
by Boniccal Highly Recommended
This is another exceptional product from Sony. Connecting this external speaker to my Vaio laptop was simple. I had the device removed from the packaging, and a Bluetooth connection established, in less-than four minutes. I did not even need to read the instructions. The emitted sound is complex and precise, and the volume is perfect for laptop use. The device is elegant and sturdy. The interface is almost too simple, and the Bluetooth connection does not break. As always, Sony has placed a great deal of thought into this device. I am extremely pleased with this purchase.
June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnnyBGoode The SONY SRS-BTM8/BLK is quite an awesome product.
The SONY SRS-BTM8/BLK is quite an awesome product. The common thread is that the pairing between the products is instantaneous by simply turning on the unit. The volume is not excessive but the sound is expressive. It reminds me of the traditional SONY kitchen table radio.
I recommend that placement for the SONY SRS-BTM8/BLK be somewhere near a corner. For example, on a kitchen counter but in the corner. In the corner the sound will contour driving the bass frequencies while rounding out the midrange and higher frequencies. The sound will travel in a more controlled wave through the room.
1) I turn off my equalizer on my iPod in order to transmit the loudest signal.
2) Sometimes it is necessary to turn the volume up on the iPod even to the MAX to achieve a respectable volume.
For many years I have been using the iPod Shuffle with a wired SONY Portable Speaker and always turned the volume up on the iPod to save the battery life of the speaker.
3) The batteries that I use are rechargeable Energizers 2300 mAh. It is very important to buy the Energizer charger to compliment the batteries. I have been using the SONY SRS-BTM8/BLK for over ten days listening a couple of hours each day so I expect that the batteries will need a charge soon.
In conclusion, the SONY SRS-BTM8/BLK bluetooth system is not a "boom box" but a simple personal portable bluetooth system that has excellent sound, great battery life and is plenty loud for my needs.
August 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by dvdgry Good, Not Great
Speaker sounds good, has a handle that makes it easy to move around, easily pairs with my device, and looks great. The only bad I can think about is that it does not recharge. You'll have to buy rechargeable batteries or just keep replacing them after 20 hours of use or so.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rometats Big sound small package
When i received this i didn't expect it to be loud but it was. Its impressing sound for its size.
March 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darrell Wow
I needed something that would give me great sound at home, but was also portable. This speaker killed both!!!
Great sound when I am at home and it last a long time on AA batteries. Great job Sony!
April 22, 2013