This is the latest Bluetooth speaker from the Sony Company called Sony SRS XB3 supplemented with an extra bass. Let’s get into the detailed review about the Sony Bluetooth speaker.
On the box, it comes with a manual and charging adapter of 2.5Ampere. The Speaker comes in various trendy colors such as orange, black and blue. On the first impressions, the design of the speaker is nice and it is quite heavy to carry. This is IP certified splash resistant speaker. You can see the Sony branding on the left corner as well as the bottom.
It comes with an NFC logo. It got this rubber finish on all sides so that your speaker stays scratch-proof and can be placed in different angles. The overall casing is fiber and the speaker grill is metal. It is provided with an inbuilt mic for calling. Overall I felt it is a hard body that withstands for longer periods. These are the manual buttons.
ü Power on/off button, it is a bit shiny with the metal finish.
ü volume up and down.
ü call button for making hands-free calling.
ü Extra bass.
ü Bluetooth pairing button.
ü And add button for adding extra speaker.
As you can see these tiny LED lights for power, Bluetooth pairing, and extra bass which kind of looks nice. To the back side comes the connectivities which are covered by a small fiber flip.
There you will find a 2.5 volts power input for charging, 3.5mm audio jack for plug and play, A USB port. The dimensions of the speaker are 2.11 x 8.0 x 8.3 cm and weigh around 930grams.
Talking about the audio features as well as specifications, it comes with TWIN speakers (2 passive radiators) with a total audio output of 30W each giving 15W output. It consists of a woofer to support extra bass. Available NFC and Bluetooth connectivity.
Has an s-master digital amplifier with digital sound enhancement engine. It bears an 8800mAh battery which supports charging to the smartphones while sharing data. Which supports a playback time of 24hrs on average volumes. The frequency range of the Bluetooth is 100 - 7,000Hz.
When I played the music at high volumes it is giving good levels of bass without noise. I would say that this speaker gives an impressive audio quality with surprising bass levels. The bass levels increased instantly when I switched on the extra bass where the bass levels are quite punchy. The audio quality is mostly clear and doesn’t give any muffling sounds when I placed the speaker in a vertical position.
In all the positions it did a great job. You got this excellent Bluetooth range and you can play it from anywhere in your home. But one thing you will be disappointed is, it doesn’t have any voice prompts and you can’t know that the phone is connected to the speaker unless you would see a tiny blinking LED light. And No SD card support.
ü Audio Levels
û No SD card support
û No Voice prompts
Finally, this is a wonderful compact Bluetooth speaker by the Sony with tailor made features for dance and party. The price of the Sony SRS XB3 Bluetooth speaker is around Rs 10k. It is a bit pricey device comparing to other speakers.