Sony SRS-BTM8 review

5 stars
£60.00
Beach, park, hotel – Sony's budget Bluetooth speaker wants you to swing it wherever you wander

Forget that this Sony looks uncomfortably like a handbag because it's actually one of the biggest bargains in hi-fi right now. 

Battery-powered Bluetooth noisenik

This sonic handbag has NFC so you can pair your phone or tablet with a touch, standard pairing controls for non-NFC devices and buttons for power, play/pause, volume and phone calls. There's also a 3.5mm input for kicking it old-school and, with four AAs onboard, you can swing this baby around town for 'up to 20 hours'. There's nowhere to keep a lippy though. 

Pairing is really easy, thanks to that NFC, and you can take hands-free calls (with added swearing from your mates) on it. Once you're up and running, the BTM8's 2x2W output pushes out a decent amount of weighty bass, with good control and a high level of detail. 

Occasionally there's a touch of thinness to the treble, but of the most part it handles a variety of music rather well. It's happy with high volumes too, maintaining composure even as you crank it up a few notches. If the styling appeals – it's also available in white – go for it. 

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Sony SRS-BTM8

Your eyes and ears will love this Sony almost as much as your wallet will 

Sony SRS-BTM8  review
5 stars
£60.00
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