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Sony - V11 High Power All-in-one Audio System with Bluetooth - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 659 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile and unique in what it can do

    Posted
    Lemonwurst
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm giving this 5 stars because it fits my unique needs perfectly, and has several extra features I don't use now but may later. I needed a bluetooth speaker that wasn't just loud, but would also move enough air so my playing along on acoustic or electric guitar would blend with and not overpower the backing music. I also hoped to patch my electric guitar directly into the unit and still play along without using my regular amp. As it turns out, either of the two Microphone inputs work perfectly for this, though I run through a portable amp-simulator unit first to color the guitar tone more like a real guitar amp would. Outside of that, I've used this for outdoor parties at home and even when not blasting it has the kind of coverage and frequency range that smaller bluetooth speakers just don't have. To be fair, this doesn't produce even close to audiophile quality, and I'm a little disappointed that its EQ capabilities are nearly futile (about 10 Presets with no meaningful variation) and can only be accessed via the remote. If they just had Bass, Middle and Treble it would be a huge improvement, but for my casual purposes I can overlook its sonic mediocrity thanks to its other advantages. For me it's no problem that it only runs on AC-power and is heavy to carry, and even though I won't use all the possible input sources, I do like that it can play FM radio, CDs, USB memory stick files, and anything you plug into its rear-mounted stereo RCA inputs. It even has rear-mounted RCA line-level outputs, which is very rare for any kind of audio device in this niche. I've had blast all summer playing guitar to music outside on my deck, and I never found any other all-in-one unit that would've let me do that so easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for price point

    Posted
    AshleyAnn

    I purchased this unit because I wanted a powered speaker with RCA inputs to run a turntable without a receiver, as I had streamlined my home audio set-up and wanted something sleek and simple. This fit the bill perfectly. Super easy to set up and serves my intended purpose. Not well-suited for the audiophiles out there, but I think given the specs and price point that is a given. But for the casual listener or someone who wants a quick/easy configuration, this is great. I found the default light display a bit annoying, but you can disable that easily enough with the remote. Ditto for the auto-sleep setting, which I saw some previous complaints about. You’ll definitely want to turn that off, unless you enjoy pressing the power button every ten minutes to resume play. Overall, for the price and ease of set-up/general use, I would definitely recommend this product. I only shaved off a star because the sound quality is not fantastic (but it’s certainly not terrible either).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Many, many options, great sound.

    Posted
    GoldenGriffin1993
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Seeking yard filling sound, karaoke and bluetooth connectivity, I initially was looking to purchase the ION Tailgaiter wireless speaker which was on sale for $99. For $50 more the Sony V-11 offered a second microphone port, MP3 capable CD player and more powerful sound - but I gave up the luxury of a rechargeable battery and simple portability. At the end of the day, I'm ok with my choice. The V-11 has met my expectations. The only issue I've had, and I have yet to look into it, was the USB connection is not recognizing my iPad or iPhone (though it is charging them). I am using a mini-USB to lighting adaptor that may not be configured for data transfer, so that may be on me. Sound is GREAT! Bass is powerful and, at about half the volume, easily fills the yard with sound. Actually, it's too loud at 50%. The karaoke options are fun, allowing you to somewhat drown out the vocals on many original tunes. Bluetooth is Karaoke's best friend and the mic options are what you would need and expect from a solid karaoke machine. Overall, a very good purchase that I would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Features and price but sound is fuzzy.

    Posted
    Larnymon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was looking for a portable cd player with good quality sound, so I could play my compositions for various small audiences. The Sony PA/DJ unit is a knockout for price and amazing variety of features, but it is not so good on quality of vocal sound. Music plays well and the available mods are handy if you want some kind of distortion, and the bass and volume are adequate, but voices such as radio commentary or non-professional speech are quite difficult to make out. The compression and noise in the sound of voices is distracting on radio play and on cd play. I have not tried the MP3 much, but it is not better. I am happy this unit will do my project somewhat, but I wanted more quality. However, if your goal is to provide DJ for a small party, this is just the ticket! Now, where can I find what I was really looking for? Oh, yeah, I have no trouble lugging this, but some people might not find it so easy. It has a grab niche, but only one, so it can't be grabbed on two sides with two hands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Everything We Need

    Posted
    BambiO
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We bought this unit to use indoors and outside while on vacation. It is light enough to carry, and has a notch for easy portability, which we appreciate. We use it with radio, Pandora, our MP3's, and CD's. The instructions are a bit lacking so we had to call Sony to find out how to use our MP3 players with all the usual features. (will play on USB but you can't choose your songs or play on shuffle). Sony got back to us quickly, told us which cable we would need, and how to hook it up. Now it does everything we need. As far as sound it is better than an average boombox but not as good as a stereo sound system. It would be better if it could play on battery power, you must be where you can plug it in. Still perfect for our needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in Sony

    Posted
    AAyala
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Well today I went to purchase this Sony Speaker because I read great reviews and a family member has one and couldn't stop talking about it and I wanted something to have for outdoor events, well it never got to see the backyard because I turned it on and it worked great and sound was amazing. Then I take one step away from it with my phone and the bluetooth connection is lost, I then went back a step and it connected again. Now I'm no expert but I have an old ihome bluetooth speaker and the rage is 30ft, I would think it would be the same for a $250.00 speaker but I guess I was wrong, taking it back tomorrow and getting the LG product that I really wanted and would have gotten but the sales person insisted that this was the best one. Thank God I didn't wait til memorial day when we have our bbq with family I would have been even more upset, 1st time I get a bad product from best buy and Sony, hope this doesn't happen again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi AAyala,
      We always appreciate customers who take the time to give us their feedback. I’ll pass what you've said onto proper department. Thank you.
      >Joffrey

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just OK

    Posted
    Jessica
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I was afraid it might be too loud because of a reviewer saying they returned it for that reason but it's actually not that loud for the size. My neighbors can't hear it when I play music vol 21 in the morning.The pros are the multifonction but I don't use them all. It's compact and doesn't take too much space. The cons: it turns off when you're not playing music continuously, which is really annoying. You need to turn it back on every 10 mn, and to connect it to your mobile device again. I don't know why it can't just stay on as long as you pressed the ON button once ! The led light is always on, even when it goes to sleep mode. The sound is not exceptional, just a lot of bass. Some little bluetooth speakers can provide a better sound quality. It was on sale so a good deal but at full price I wouldn't purchase it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, so-so remote

    Posted
    Kirwin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this to replace an Ion portable speaker because the rechargeable battery no longer worked. I liked the idea of the Sony because it can play cds and had a remote. I'm not crazy about the speaker light, it just constantly blinks regardless if the music is playing or not, I read all of the instructions but the light does not seem to work as intended. The remote is ok but you need to be fairly close (12 feet) to the speaker to get it to respond. All in all I think it is a high price BUT it does sound better than a lot of other speakers I listened to so that is worth something. Out of the other choices on the shelf I would recommend it to a friend but with warning of it's flaws.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome bluetoooth speaker

    Posted
    JK2010
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This speaker is awesome, I got this for use at my wedding since we were looking to skip the DJ and have better control over the music being played, this speaker was great. The party chain mode is nice that you can link multiple speakers together. The microphone input was a great feature and the separate audio controls for the microphone was useful, even better if this is the party chain host the other speakers in the party chain will also playback the microphone audio. Audio quality from the speaker is good and the sony music center app allows for further customization that cannot be done from the remote/buttons on the speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Handy speaker for party and event

    Posted
    DespacitoK
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Trust me. I have 2 of this pairing together for my engagement celebration in a medium size ballroom for 100 guests. Room filled with awesome music, my wireless microphones functioned well when plugging into this speaker. You have every and anything. Bluetooth, aux, CD player, microphone input, capability to pair with other speaker- what else more do you ask??? I was going around many tech stores just to find this and it didnt disappoint me, the price also very, i repeat, very reasonable and worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice product and well enjoyed

    Posted
    Vince
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We use this speaker inside and occasionally carry outside for music by the pool. The speaker is nice and loud with a blue light that makes the night life more entertaining. Features my family love are the Bluetooth, sound, attachable microphone (not included), and light weight for ease of transporting. Features we do not like are low visibility display, difficulty tuning from one station to another (takes a long time), and no individual button to search/tune. I would still recommend this to a friend, but maybe at a better price (paid $250 plus tax).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good surprise

    Posted
    Adrian
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was surprised at how good this actually sounded. Plenty of base and sound quality is good enough for me. I don't have a microphone so I don't know how well the karaoke portion sounds but I still like this unit. Bluetooth is easy to set up and works well when my phone is in the other room. (about 40ft away and one wall between). The only thing that is a con that I can see is the price. Also I haven't figured out how to turn off the speaker light when the unit is turned off. Not sure if it can be turned off but it's not that big of a deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous

    Posted
    Jillea
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We needed an audio system that would produce volume and clarity in a challenging environment: a large indoor pool, saunas, and jetted spa at a busy gym. Lots of classes, lots of instructors using different styles and media. A wet area with lots of security concerns. This Sony delivers great volume and clarity, versatile media ports, and is easily carried to lock away until the next class - at a great price! So very happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My new favorite toy!

    Posted
    Fedupwu
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I originally wanted the models that didn’t have the karaoke feature but when this one went on sale I bought it instead. I have to have bass in my music and this provides excellent bass while still having clarity. I bought it for entertaining in the garage and yard and now I can’t imagine any music indoors or out without it. Everyone takes pictures of my unit and aks where I bought it because they love it so much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fills the garage with sound

    Posted
    Jimm57
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Not too shabby! The old mini system in my garage was getting old and didnt have blue tooth connectivity, and the old CD player had a mind of its own. Walked by this at Best Buys and cranked it up. The sale price is what made me think seriously at it and when I saw the features I was hooked. The CD works, the FM works and most of all the blue tooth connects nicely with my iphone or ipad to stream Pandora or play my music. Sound is quite ample and this baby sounds loud enough across the street!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top of the line Product

    Posted
    Poppa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I went in after having purchased a cheaper, knock off version fall apart on me within 2 weeks. I wanted to see the brands that Best Buy was offering and compare. After speaking to a customer service rep, he showed me the small selection, but only top of the line product. I have learned with electronics, you get what you pay for and I stepped up and purchased this Sony product. It has worked flawlessly and the phone app is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great PA speaker

    Posted
    FireGoblet
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought a pair of these for a big party of 100 people, I really love the ability to hook up chained speakers to create a large sound setups. To be honest, i think it is one of the best speaker for party, for the price. It offers tons of feature such as playing your disc, sourcing music from your phone through bluetooth and especially it also has microphone that has a dedicated Echo adjustment. What more can you expect? Get this and you wont be disappointed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome addition to any party

    Posted
    CantStoptheMusic
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We can't stop singing. Total hit for the Christmas party. Could be used as a PA system, music player or karaoke machine. The unlimited access to any karaoke song available on the internet is amazing! No need for disks or chips. Only down fall so far is the machine turns itself off after a period of time. Need to read the instructions to see if this feature is adjustable. It was so simple to set up that the manual was tossed on the side so we could start singing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound at a reasonable price.

    Posted
    Brian
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was looking for a way to listen to my music without having to spend to much money and this speaker was just what I was looking for. The sound quality is great it connects with a number of your Bluetooth devices it has a CD player and it comes with a remote. The only downside is it doesn't have a rechargeable battery but if that's not something you need then then this is a great product to consider buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It just died

    Posted
    abear74
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought the unit for my garage / workshop and it worked well for less than two years and less than 15 hours of use. I came in and tried to turn it one and there was nothing. I tried the trouble shooting but nothing. I liked the unit and it worked well for my purposes but its longevity and low hours make it undesirable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend