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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Surprise in a Small Package

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    Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Price, Size

    Let me start by saying WOW, this little tiny speaker sounds this good! I was very impressed how rich the sound this little thing can produce and is pretty loud too. It is so small you can take it almost anywhere and it fits in your hand, it also comes with a lanyard that you can use to hang it. Speaker has 4 buttons on the top the Power/Paring, Play/Pause and the Up/Down volume buttons. On the side is a rubber cover that protects the micro USB socket for charging, and the AUX port. Paring is simple hold down the paring button, you will see the light bilking under the front grill, on your phone under you Bluetooth setting look for the speaker and pair it, once paired light will stay solid. In the package it comes with small iconic instruction manual, the speaker, lanyard and the micro USB cable. The only downside that I found was that it did not come with an A/C adapter, I used the one that came with my S9+ so far so good. I also used a longer micro USB cable because the one included is too small for my taste. This speaker is rated IPX5 which is water splash not proof so don’t try to submerge this thing in the water. If you’re looking for small, portable, lightweight, good sound at a budget price this little thing at $35 would do the work I was very impressed, Sony did a good job on this one definitely recommend this. Pros: Sound quality Size & Weight Portability Battery Life Ease of Use Cons: Small Charging Cable No A/C adapter

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Small but Loud Enough

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    Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Price, Size

    ---SETUP--- The setup for Sony’s SRS XBO1 portable speaker was quick. After turning it on, the speaker starts looking for a device with bluetooth automatically, like a phone, tablet, or PC. ---FEATURES--- The key feature of this speaker is how small and portable it is without sacrificing good quality sound. It also has an auxiliary port for devices that may not have bluetooth and can be charged with any micro USB cable you may have lying around. ---PERFORMANCE--- The performance of this speaker is excellent for its size. The loudness of the speaker is about as loud as you would comfortable play audio in your own car. During my listening sessions, I didn’t hear the audio drop or lose connection with my bluetooth devices. During the playback of movies or podcasts, it works great. For music, as long as you aren’t listening to things with too much bass, it should work fine as well. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product meets my expectations. I took the speaker to the gym to listen to my shows and not have to put on headphones. I could hear my movie comfortably enough and it wasn’t so loud that it was bothering others around me. Since I took it out of the package, I haven’t had to charge it and I’ve been playing about 5 hours of content on it. ---VALUE--- The price for the speaker in terms of value makes it an accessible, great gift for the upcoming festivities or gadget lovers. ---APPROVAL--- I highly recommend this product for people who want to have a little extra sound for their laptop or mobile phone while at work or for those who want to give gifts to their co-workers, friends, and relatives.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Lots of sound, little package...

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

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    Lots of sound for such a little speaker. It was perfect for my son to stream his music. He loves the colors and the string handle. I only wish there was a way to improve the charging port (on lots of electronics) to be more kids friendly.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Bluetooth speaker!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Love it.. perfect side for a party. I take it to the beach and ppl think it was a 10 - 15 inches speaker. When they saw it was small . Lol it a must have for the go. P.s I really don’t know it sand or watch prove didn’t test it out yet.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Small and lightweight, but lacking bass

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    Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Features

    Sound Quality----- At just a fraction of the size of the SRS-XB31, the SRS-XB01 can't compete with the sound quality of its bigger brothers.  Sound is more "tinny" and bass is lacking.  The speaker can get somewhat loud and can fill a small to medium-sized room, but it won't be powerful enough for parties or for entertaining a crowd.  Despite this, the sound is still better than my iPhone's speaker and I find this speaker handy for carrying around the house to listen to music or podcasts.  I would rate the sound about on par with the Anker SoundCore Mini 2. Bass Performance----- Despite the "Extra Bass" verbiage in this speaker's marketing, the bass on this speaker is lacking.  It's not completely absent and, in fact, lows sound fairly good on this speaker.  However, you won't get that satisfying "thump" heard in Sony's larger speakers. That's not to say that music sounds terrible on this speaker, but at a MSRP of around $35, you can't set your expectations too high. Features----- - IPX5 Water Resistant: It's not rated as high as some of speaker's larger speakers, but it is resistant to splashes (just don't submerge it in liquid). - Carrying strap: Personally one of my favorite features, the strap makes it easy to hang this speaker from a back pack while hiking or to simply tether the speaker to your wrist while working around the house.  The speaker is very lightweight (5.65 oz). - Music control buttons: You can play/pause, adjust the volume and skip tracks on the speaker directly without needing to dig out your phone. - Speakerphone: The speaker has a built-in mic and can be used to answer a quick phone call by pressing the Play button while your phone is ringing. - Micro USB charging: You don't need a special cable to recharge this speaker as any Micro USB cable will do, although a USB-C port would have future-proofed it a little more. Battery Life----- The speaker gets about 6 hours of usage while listening at a medium volume.  It definitely seems like Sony could have fit a larger battery inside of the unit and I'm curious as to why they didn't, as a single charge won't quite get you through the work day.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sony Srs xbo1

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I bought this bluetooth speaker for my Daughter and she loves it, she enjoys doing her homework listening to her favorite music

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    More bass please!

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    Great little speaker no doubt, but I have other Sony speakers that have more bass. I mean it is a small speaker, and it’s very loud. Just not that much bass, or maybe I just like a lot. :-) All in all, it’s a solid speaker. Easy to setup, and connected really fast on the first try.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Big Sound, Extra Bass in a Compact Design

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    Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality, Volume

    When I opened this tiny speaker, I didn’t expect much of a chromatic sound. But when I turned it on and paired it with my phone, I was surprised to hear rich sound waves of varying frequencies—and bass. It is very small at approximately 3 ¼” w x 2 3/8” d x 2 ¼”h and is boxed with a strap and a micro USB cable. The mono speaker is even smaller at 1 ½”; however, it still manages to deliver a full range of tones with very little harmonic distortion, and with way more clarity than one would expect from a speaker four times plus its size. Main features of this product include Bluetooth, an Audio-In Stereo Mini Jack, a Long Battery Life, and the product’s Water-Resistant Design. Initially, a full charge was reached in a matter of minutes and subsequent repeated charging occurred quick. There also does not appear to be connection complications with the Bluetooth like I have experienced with other devices--it pairs almost instantly. I tried several different products by different manufacturers and in each case pairing the devices were effortless and the communication range extended over 30 feet. The speaker is also equipped with a microphone which allows it to be used as a speaker phone, and which also has great 2-way clarity within the communication range of up to 32’. When busy and needing to communicate on the phone, this is smaller and easier to carry from room to room than my phone. I’ve held on to my original iPod because I burned decades of my CD collection to its 160 GB hard drive to not only store my music, but to have the data to listen to without the use of the internet. Sometimes earphones are an irritant when working and I wanted to see how the iPod would work with the mini speaker. I connected the speaker and the iPod with an audio cord and it works great. The volume is somewhat limited with this type of sound connection as opposed to a higher, greater volume when using the Bluetooth capabilities; still the music is very harmonious, balanced and pleasant. The speaker enables me to listen to all my favorites at my personal workstation or where ever I wish to listen to them without the use of ear pods or the internet. The battery life almost doubles the battery life of any of my larger more dynamic sounding speakers. When using the speaker in the Bluetooth mode with all inputs sealed, the speaker’s design makes it water resistant. It is not completely waterproof, but water resistant enough to make it a great choice for the beach or pool side, especially when you wish to travel light. Weighing just under 6 ozs., this is a great little speaker for my workstation, office, kitchen, or on the go; and it surprises me that I like it as much as I do and that I have found so many uses for it that fit my lifestyle.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Completely Surprised! Great sound!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Price, Size

    My initial thoughts about this $35, Lime-sized speaker were blown away completely once I heard it. I was expecting a tinny, chinsy sound but was super-impressed with the fullness and quality of sound this extremely inexpensive, half-pint sized speaker produced! With only four rubberized buttons on top and a micro-usb and 1/8" audio jack for non-bluetooth devices, this fun-sized speaker is simply awesome. Really. I tested it with multiple phones and impressed multiple people with it. Touting a 6 hour battery life, IPX5 water-resistance (DO NOT SUBMERGE), easy BT pairing - you can't go wrong and it is EXTREMELY portable. Set it in the cup holder of your golf cart or strap to your fishing boat for convenient sound! Truly impressed Sony!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Overall really clean sound, but muddy bass.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Price, Size, Sound quality

    Using this in my cubicle for background music hooked to an old IPod. Low to moderate volume, it sounds fine, but there is very little bass. Turn it up and it tries hard to compete with its bigger brothers and other speakers, and it just sounds muddy and distorted. Price and size are nice however. I just toss it in my backpack and go, not worried about scuffing or scratches. Comes with a wrist strap as well. Personally, I’d recommend stepping up to the larger speakers at the $49-$69 price range just to get cleaner bass sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Small and Cute With A Great Sound

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    Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Price, Sound quality

    The Sony-SRS-XB01 portable speaker has good sound with a very nice price tag, MSRP of $34.99. This small, black unit that is all of 3 inches long (east to west), 2 inches deep (back to front), and 2 inches high is easy to transport because it is so light, small, and comes with a wristband that is attachable to the right side of the speaker by the compartment where the USB charging cord and/or the headphone jack are. After charging it for awhile, until the light turns blue, the speaker starts, once turned on, starts looking to pair with a device once the Bluetooth button is pressed on the control panel located on top of the speaker. I initially used this with my Android smartphone to play music. Easy Peasy to link and the battery charge maintains itself for a long time. This speaker can work with any Bluetooth device. Not once did the speaker drop the signal with my device and played my music for hours, uninterrupted. I really enjoyed the songs that were played and I also loved that it took very little effort to accomplish this. Much better sound than my small HP speakers that I have plugged into my desktop. I would definitely recommend this item.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Audio is cheapo 3/5/2020

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    Price discounted said that actual price is $35+ change and sold at $20!! It’s not worthy.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It’s another SONY musical magic trick

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    Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality, Volume

    SONY SRS-XB01. Isn’t SONY supposed to play by the same rules of physics like everyone else? In my hand I’m holding a speaker that’s about the size (3.25” x 2.4” x2.25”) of my computer mouse. It’s filling up my family room with richly textured, loud, enjoyable, musical sound. This is nuts, but great fun. Only four controls on the top of this 5.65 oz Boom Box. Yeah, looking at it and saying Boom Box is hysterical, but you aren’t hearing it like I am. It’s all real. The raised controls are POWER (hold for 3 seconds for BT connect), a music CONTROL button (various stop, play, pause, skip commands), and the two VOLUME buttons. On my black-on-black speaker, they are near impossible to see but easy to feel. There is nothing missing here but the size, weight, and, of course, the music, which you already have on your phone. Yep. It’s a Boom Box. A really, really small Boom Box. Bluetooth connection was immediate. It reaches across a large room and is indicated by the only tiny LED visible under the speaker grill. Hidden under the rubberized door is a Stereo Mini Jack for devices that don’t have BT. Under that same door is a micro-USB port. SONY suggests a 6 hour battery life. The charge is provided with a micro-USB adapter cable (cable included, but without charging wart). It’s water-resistant (IPX5). Instructions are delivered by ICONS, only. I don’t know how SONY accomplishes these sound tricks, but they do, and they are wonderful sounding. This XB01 has decent sound quality at all volume levels, but the bass doesn’t match the rest of the range until you get the volume louder. This is not unusual, and it’s why “loudness contour” was invented. You simply need to use an EQ setting on your phone to boost the bass at lower volumes. Music expands and blooms out of the SONY XBO1 as you increase the sound level. This is a very small speaker. Expectations need to be reasonable, but this sound is far above expectations. If it were only a trick, I wouldn’t be recommending this SONY so highly, but the XB01 does a nice job with music you want to share with friends at the party. I’m not sure whether they’ll laugh from surprise or just applaud.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Do not buy this speaker

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    after fully charge volume is going very low after two hours of use.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The sound quality is Good

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Price, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Low frequency

    The sound quality is good for the price. Bass is a bit low but its ok for the size. Battery backup is so good and connectivity is very accurate.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Tiny package, Huge sound!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Size, Sound quality

    The Sony - SRS-XB01 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black is a surprise in portable sound! It is tiny compared to many other Bluetooth speaker options, yet provides major sound beyond its size. Set up was easy and quick. Sound was loud and quality. PRO - Small Size - Big Sound - Sound quality and range - Long battery life - Easy setup - Sony Quality CONS - None that I have found yet

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The little speaker that could

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    Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality, Volume

    When you unbox this speaker it sure doesn't look like much. It's very small and plain in appearance. Basic controls on top with a rubber feel. Rubber hatch opens to show the micro-USB port and 3.5mm port. Comes only with a wrist strap and short USB cable for charging. Battery life isn't the longest, but for this size speaker you have to make some concessions. Once I paired this speaker up and get to some music, I was pretty impressed. No, you won't confuse this with a larger, more expensive speaker, but the sound quality and overall loudness capability surprised me. It does sound a little "tinny", but we are talking about a very small speaker. For it's size and price, I was not expecting much, but found this to be a very good little speaker. Obviously a great on the go speaker, but also for an office cubicle or bathroom, as It is IPX5 water resistant. I "auditioned" this speaker in the shower and I think that will be it's new home. Great shower speaker and when you place this up close a wall it increases the bass to a certain degree. Sony did well with this "little speaker that could."

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sony downgraded the quality on this one

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    Pros mentioned:
    Price, Sound quality

    Honestly, Sony offers high quality products and meticulous in their design, I have its predecessor XB10 and I liked it much more this XB01 only for one thing “the quality” previous generation is rubbery and soft funish and nicer look, versus this one looks cheap plastic, you only feel its Sony only becuase SONY word is on it and I think Sony made less quality to cut the price down to half compare to XB10. Quality of sound is still amazing as expected from Sony that you can’t imagine that sound coming out if this tiny speaker. Capable of receiving phone calls and sure its water resistant IPX5. Good for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Man! It has exceeded my expectations!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Sound quality

    This is my first experience with a Bluetooth speaker and man it's exceeded my expectations! It has a decent range, and thanks to the splash-proof design, I use it daily in the shower, and while I am getting ready for work. It was very easy and quick to setup. Took no effort to connect with Bluetooth. Although I don’t expect to get calls while in the shower, the speaker allows you to answer a call too, which is freaking awesome! There's a small led on the front top left that flashes blue when not connected to anything, stays a solid blue when connected and stays a solid orange when charging. This little speaker gets surprisingly loud! Based on the test music I used, which is always Rush, the sound quality is very clean. Could hear full instrumentation from drums, guitars, bass and synthesizers. Everything fits together. Lows, mids, and highs are pretty well delivered. Overall, I'm very pleased with the Sony - Srs-Xb01 Portable Bluetooth Speaker and I would totally recommend this little fella to everybody I know.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Small speaker, but good sound

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    Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Sound quality

    I’m always looking for a good portable speaker. When I saw the photo of the Sony SRS-01, I thought it would be about the size of a soda can. I was surprised to see how small it was: fits within my palm. As the forever optimist, I wanted to see how it worked. I was pleasantly surprised to how it sounded sounded. Pros: -Great sound. It projects really well in a room and outside. The sounds are crisp and clear. -Portability. Again, it fits in my palm and easy to carry around. -connectivity. Easy set up. You can connect either through Bluetooth or through the 3.5 jack. -Battery. The box states 6 hours before recharge. I’m averaging a little under 6 but pretty close. Cons: -Bass? Could use a little more. -charger. Comes with the micro-USB cable but no wall charger. I’m always scared that mix matching accessories might not work. Overall, good product with good sounds. It gets the job done and easy to carry around and not take up too much space.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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