Sennheiser LSP 500 Pro Portable Wireless Sound System | Review

Written 2014-04-15 by Herman_Digi
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The new LSP 500 Pro Portable Wireless Sound System is a Pro AV product that’s been a long time coming. While there have certainly been numerous portable sound systems available, there wasn’t really one that ticked all the boxes for new wireless networked technology. With the LSP500, there is finally a professional wireless portable PA system that offers the full breadth of today’s technology options.

Sennheiser touts the system’s easy set up (see video below), which has been true in our experience with the system. You can add to it’s strengths that it’s easy to use, has hot swappable battery power, is Bluetooth compatible, has USB playback and recording functions, and a one of a kind iPad app based control center (which serves as a control, mixer, and more), and you’ll find Sennheiser has left nothing on the table in terms of tech gadgetry, functionality and performance.

Here’s a quick look at the pros and cons of the LSP 500 Portable Wireless PA System:

– Wireless system that is easy to set up
– Battery powered for 8 hours (no power cords) or AC power compatible
– Hot swappable batteries (no down time)
– Bluetooth streaming (finally!)
– LSP 500 iPad app for cool factor and easy set up
– 3 channels for mics (wired or wireless compatible)
– USB compatible for playback and recording (can be a handy option)
– 55 Watt average | 120 Watt peak audio (comparable with portable systems without all the features)
– Scalable (2 to 20 units)
– Great sound quality for speech and music

– Higher price point

The only thing that might slow a buyer’s desire to purchase this sound system is it’s price. At $2,700, this is not an entry-level price point. However, it’s not an entry-level product either. If you’ve shopped for pro AV equipment before, you’re likely familiar with the Sennheiser brand and its reputation for quality. The LSP 500 is currently the only pro AV portable wireless offering that includes all of these features, so the price makes sense.

More Specs:
Frequency response: 65–18000 hz (-10 dB)
Sound pressure level: 110 dB SPL (DhT 10% free space)
Weight: Approx. 13.6 kg (28.6 pounds) without Receiver
AF output power: 55 W continuous, 120 W peak
Operating time: approx. 8 h

Full Specs: Sennheiser LSP 500 Sound System >>

Who Should Consider the Sennheiser LSP 500 Sound System?
Educational Institutions: Works with older AV equipment, while supporting new technology. It’s easy to set up and easy to use, which is helpful when there are numerous users.

Hospitality Industry: Excellent sound quality for speech, as well as music. The system is expandable for varying size meeting spaces. Flexible connectivity options also very handy for changing demands. Will do the job for weddings, meetings, large conferences, and other events.

Event Coordinators: Portable, flexible, virtually cord free, easy set up, streaming and USB support and the features folks expect.

If you’d like to know more about the Sennheiser LSP 500 Pro Portable Sound System, please contact!

Sennheiser  LSP 500 PRO iPad App
Sennheiser's LSP 500 PRO iPad App controls and mixes sound for multiple speakers