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Sony XB10 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives
Being the all around electronics guys they are, Sony has a product for almost every spectrum in the market and it looks like their entry in to the $50 range speaker has hit a sweet spot in terms of price and performance. I present you the SRS-XB10.
The cylindrical, rubber wrapped SRS-XB10 comes in black, blue, red, and white. Its tiny, measuring only 3.5 by 2.9 inches (HW) and weighing in at 9.2 ounces. It's IPX5 rating means it is splash-proof, but please don't dunk this underwater. The grilled speaker itself is on the top part pf the cylinder and exhaust is at the bottom. The outer panel has a built-in lanyard with a rubberized loop, so you can wall mount the lightweight SRS-XB10. There's a panel along the base with buttons for play/pause, add (for linking another SRS-XB10 and creating a stereo pair), plus/minus (for volume), and power. This area also houses status LEDs for the battery, power/Bluetooth, and left/right speaker. There's a micro USB port for the charging cable, a 3.5mm input for wired listening (no cable is included), and a reset button. This section is covered by a cap, which is essential for the speaker to be water resistant.
Sound quality is well balanced and not too bass heavy,sound may get distorted if you max it out but at mid volume it packs a punch for something so small. Battery life is excellent at a maximum of 16 hours. All in all this is an excellent little buddy to have along if you need to liven up a party, or if you'd like decent music from your phone or laptop and this has good value for money indeed.
- Overall good audio quality
- long batter life
- splash proof
- Lack of features
- Connectivity is limited
- Distortion at high volumes
- Water-resistant design
- 16 hours of battery life
- Small, lightweight design
- Bluetooth and NFC Connection
Sony XB10 is a very popular option in the middle of the bluetooth speakers price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Photive M90 or TaoTronics Boom X TT-SK06 .
Sony XB10 was released this year in April. We don't know any bluetooth speakers that are newer on the market.
Sony XB10 is $6.99 less expensive than an average bluetooth speaker ($64.99).
- Feel the power of EXTRA BASS
- Connect and stream music easily with Bluetooth and NFC
- Add an extra speaker for stereo sound
- Water-resistant design for worry-free listening indoors or out
- Listen all day with up 16 hours of battery life
- Pick it up and play with the small, lightweight design
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