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Sony SRS-XB40 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Sony SRS-XB40

Lowest price found: $174.97 (used)
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Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
4.5 Read reviews
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Sony SRS-XB40 ranks #103 out of 281. It is in the top 10%.
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8.6
Great
Popularity Score
Less-known
Popularity rank: 207 / 322
39%

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39 / 100
Rank: #207 out of 322.
Details
  • Feel the power of EXTRA BASS
  • Connect and stream music easily with Bluetooth and NFC, plus LDAC
  • Build energy with a multicolored line light, speaker lights and flashing strobe
  • Connect and add more speakers with Wireless Party Chain
  • Add an extra speaker for stereo sound
  • Water-resistant design for worry-free listening indoors or out
  • Listen all day and night with up 24 hours of battery life
  • Pick it up and play with the lightweight, portable design
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Physical Features
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Weight

3.3 lbs
 
Water Resistance

Speakers range from not being able to handle even a drop of water to being able to be fully submerged in water for several minutes. Do you plan to take your speaker outside? To the beach? To the pool? In the shower? Then you definitely need to verify the level of water resistance before purchasing. You can tell the water resistance by the IP rating—the higher the rating, the more resistant the speaker is to the elements. For reference, the first digit refers to dust protection and the second digit refers to water protection. It reads as: IP68. Anything higher than IP66 will be dust- and splash-proof, meaning it can handle some contact with water, but cannot be fully submerged or soaked.

Water Resistant IPX rating if applicable
IPX5 - Protection from small water jets
Rugged Design Bluetooth speakers can be durable, rugged, shockproof, dustproof, armored, splash-proof, water resistant and waterproof - all of which can be overwhelming and confusing. In order for a speaker to be c ... Show more
Yes
Dustproof Dust is a difficult element to combat, since it accumulates naturally and you have very little control over its ability to clog up your speaker. Dust and electronics just don’t get along very well. A ... Show more
Yes
Battery

Battery life for Bluetooth speakers is measured in milliampere hours (mAh). Manufacturers will report the battery life of a speaker in the average number of hours it takes to empty from a full charge. Keep in mind this number is based on medium levels of usage. If you play the speaker on full volume, it will drain the battery faster. Some specialty features like using the speaker to charge your phone or casting an LED light show will also drain the battery faster. The manufacturer reported number is just an estimate, and may be slightly different based on your usage.

It’s also important to consider is the type of battery. Rechargeable lithium-ion (LI-ion) batters are ideal, but some speakers only take standard or rechargeable AA/AAA/C/D batteries. You may even find Bluetooth speakers that recharge via solar power—great for outdoor use!

Battery Life
24 hours
battery_charging_full Power Bank This refers to the speaker’s ability to act as a charging station for your device. In addition to input power (which charges the speaker), some speakers also come with output power, meaning it can cha ... Show more
No
Sound Quality
speaker_group Sound System A speaker’s sound system is described as either mono or stereo. Mono speakers play audio from a single channel, giving the impression that the sound is coming from one direction. Stereo uses two or mo ... Show more
Stereo
graphic_eq Frequency Range Measured in Hertz (Hz), frequency response range describes how high and low a speaker can play. The larger the range, the better the speaker will be at reproducing the audio being played. As a frame o ... Show more
20 Hz–20,000 Hz
wifi_tethering Connectivity
Bluetooth Range If you can find it, you should always check the Bluetooth range of your speaker. You won’t realize it isn’t long enough until it stops working for you! Bluetooth range is important for a couple of rea ... Show more
33 ft
Hands-Free Function If you plan on using your speaker to make and take calls, it needs to come equipped with a built-in microphone and speakerphone. To make a call, you can use voice-activated dialing or key in the numbe ... Show more
Yes
device_hub Connects to Multiple Devices In most cases, your Bluetooth speaker will connect to one device at a time and your device will connect to one Bluetooth speaker at a time. Some speakers come equipped with a feature that allows you t ... Show more
Yes
settings_input_composite Aux Cable Port While Bluetooth is a quick and easy way to connect your device to a speaker, at times you may want to use a hardwired connection instead. You would do this through a 3.5mm headphone or auxiliary jack. ... Show more
Yes
phonelink_ring Remote / App Control Apart from the controls on the speaker itself, some Bluetooth speakers may come with a remote to turn the speaker on or off, activate Bluetooth scanning, turn volume up or down, or respond to calls. I ... Show more
No
speaker_group Connects to Other Speakers Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers aren’t usually meant to connect to other Bluetooth speakers unless they come equipped with a hub or transmitter. In those situations, your device connects to the ... Show more
Yes
nfc NFC Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new technology that allows you to connect devices by simple tapping them together. To use it, your device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and your speaker must have ... Show more
Yes
AirPlay AirPlay is a feature for Apple products that offers another way to connect your devices to Bluetooth speakers. The speaker must come equipped with AirPlay in order for you to connect your Apple device ... Show more
No
radio FM Radio
No
Additional Features
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
AC power adapter
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Key features
  • Bluetooth and NFC, plus LDAC connection
  • Multicolored line light
  • Speaker lights
  • Flashing strobe
  • Wireless Party Chain
  • Water-resistant
  • Up 24 h battery life
  • 4.2 lbs

Sony SRS-XB40 is a well-known option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has quite a few popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Bose SoundLink Mini II or JBL Xtreme .

Sony SRS-XB40 was released in 2017. There are dozens of newer bluetooth speakers on the market. Show newer Bluetooth Speakers

Sony SRS-XB40 is $118.30 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($56.94).

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