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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sound in a small package

    Good sound in a small package

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    I'm pretty pleased with this speaker. I only have 1 so I can't vouch for how cool this would be if you connected multiple speakers but 1 sounds pretty good. I could even say there might be TOO much bass. But that could just be some equalizer settings I need to play around with still. Battery seems pretty decent but I haven't actually drained it because it's pretty easy to connect to any USB power source (wall plug or battery brick) most of the time. If you're going to use it all day, you might run into an issue but for a handful of hours, you shouldn't have any issues with battery. The extra frills are fine too. The lights are neat. There are a bunch of different settings so you can setup the color of the lights and add strobes and such. I enjoyed the lights even though they don't add anything to being a speaker. The drum kit feature is actually pretty neat too, but I can't see myself ever actually using it beyond the little bit of testing I did for this review. You are able to customize the sound for each side of the speaker so if you are a creative individual, you might be able to make some pretty cool music to accompany your tunes. Overall, this speaker is pretty nice. The music sounds good and that's the important part. It was easy to connect to my phone and the few extra bells and whistles are kind of neat to make it stand out from the rest of the speakers out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive volume and depth

    Impressive volume and depth

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    This is a truly impressive speaker when it comes to overall power. I was shocked at how far I could push the volume. As for the sound quality, there are two things to note: 1. The pre-set EQ options leave music feeling a bit lifeless (lacking detail). I tried to let the app "auto-adjust" for my listening pleasure but I found manually setting the EQ faders was more effective. 2. Don't set the speaker on a soft surface. I first set it on a carpeted floor, then had it in my lap while tweaking sound settings. The directional speakers benefit most from a hard surface (or no surface if you are holding the speaker) to bounce sound off of. It might not be the best speaker to use at the beach or a picnic. The bells and whistles are cool. The lights are fun...yet no illumination of the control buttons. If you don't like the "disco party" you can turn the lights off with the app. The "tap" to play percussion instruments is also neat but kind of pointless. Unfortunately there is no clip or strap with this speaker. The battery life is very good for a device that is essentially just a little smaller than a Pringles can. Sony claims you can "Party Chain" wirelessly but I don't own any additional Sony BT speakers. However, I could see myself wanting to buy a second one and use two out on the deck or around the pool. This is definitely one of the better small speakers on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable audio that challenges competition!

    Great portable audio that challenges competition!

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    I was given a free unit in exchange for an unbiased review. This Sony portable Bluetooth speaker is the speaker to get. In all honesty, I've had the opportunity to also test a really nice unit from a competitor that also includes the virtual assistant from a global search provider (!), but I'd have to say that this Sony unit really goes the distance. The sound quality is typical Sony so, as a matter of personal audio taste, if you enjoy Sony music reproduction, you'll love this speaker. All ranges are equally balanced out and there is not an issue filling a 500 square-foot-plus space with sound. The device effortlessly hooked up to my iPhone X via Bluetooth (there is a separate Sony app -- likely for multiple OS platforms -- that I did not use) and immediately was able to stream right to the speaker. While the outline of the speaker has a multi-colored LED and the "party lights" to the immediate left/right of the speaker did come on/flash appropriately, they don't really stick to the tempo of the music, but I think they're there for effect, not for keeping up with the beat. While I did not test this functionality, the device can apparently be chained together with other similar devices (not sure how similar) in order to create more of a stereophonic effect. So far, unless you're big on virtual assistants, this is the Bluetooth speaker to get.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy Birthday To Me!!!!

    Happy Birthday To Me!!!!

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    I recently received the SONY SRS-XB31 EXTRA BASS Bluetooth speaker as an early birthday gift. I've had it less than a week, and I have to say; "I'm extremely satisfied." This is not my first Bluetooth speaker, I already possess a couple of very popular high-end brands of the same thing, and while they're functional, the one thing that they have lacked is the level of bass that I personally enjoy. Not so with my recently acquired SONY EXTRA BASS. And great bass, and overall sound is only one of the great features this sleek little speaker brings to the party. The long battery life is of course a welcome feature. But, the fact that the unit is waterproof and dustproof is a real bonus. I like to take my speaker out onto the deck when I'm relaxing, or working out. However, I not only live in San Francisco, but live in one of the foggiest, and windiest areas of the city. Anything appliance accidentally left out on the deck overnight is sure to be drenched by morning; and on a sunny day, it's sure to be wearing a coat of gritty dust. I've had say good-bye to more than one tech device due to my negligence, and the incessant dampness caused by the fog. I'm really looking forward to fully utilizing the Party Chain and Speaker Add functions. Oh, and it's performance as a Speaker Phone is also impressive. I'm impressed, and look forward to adding extra units in time.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound and cool features!

    Awesome sound and cool features!

    Posted .

    With 3 teenagers in the house - there is never a quiet moment - there music or singing always coming from somewhere. So, I knew we were in for an all out brawl over this speaker when it arrived and I quick paired it to my phone and could hear the bass thumping away! Great sound quality and lots of fun to use! Yes - the kids went crazy for my electric blue Sony - SRS-XB31 Portable Bluetooth Speaker! Great features like the lights, waterproof-ness (they often take it into the bathroom for those steamy showers), cool size and shape, ability to connect more speakers (wireless party chain up to 100 more), Party Booster mode to create unique sounds during playback and more! Here's a list of more features! -Feel the power of EXTRA BASS with Live Sound Mode for an -immersive 3D sound experience -Waterproof and dustproof IP67 design for worry-free usage -Build energy with a multicolored line light and flashing strobe -Listen all day and night with up to 24 hours of battery life -Connect and add more speakers (up to 100) with Wireless Party Chain -Pick it up and play with the lightweight, portable design -Add an extra speaker for stereo sound -Charge your phone right from the speaker if your phone is running low! Well done Sony! It's a huge hit in my household! See attached picture for size reference to a car keyfob.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker with Lots of Bells and Whistles

    Great Speaker with Lots of Bells and Whistles

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    This speaker has so many good functions. Here is what I like about it: 1. Good Sound. Sound is good quality and has pretty good bass. The volume can reach pretty high without distorting. As good as you could expect from a speaker this size, and much better than some. 2. Good Design. The speaker feels solid and has a design that allows the sound to travel in multiple directions at once. It is also small enough to carry with one hand. 3. Easy to Use. Bluetooth connects seamlessly and the controls on the speaker are easy to use. 4. Weatherproof. I love that this speaker is weatherproof. While it is nice to be able to listen to around pools or in the rain, it is also nice that it is dustproof, so I can use it when working in the garage. 5. Lights. Although lights were not one of my requirements, the lights on the speaker make it easy to see in the dark and also add to a festive atmosphere. 6. Good Battery Life. The battery life on these speakers seems to get better and better every year. The 24 hour battery life is extremely impressive. And while I haven't been able to take advantage of this yet, it's good to know that it is there when I need it, and don't have to worry about charging it every time I use it. Overall, this speaker has all of the functionality that I was looking for plus some, and would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, portability, ease of use

    Great sound, portability, ease of use

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    This is my third portable speaker and beats the others, hands down, for sound, portability, AND ease of use. One of my units is a WiFi unit which loses connectivity periodically and always if unplugged; reconnecting it can be difficult. The other of my units had lower quality sound and very user unfriendly controls. The Sony has minimal controls on the unit but is simple to use with one’s smartphone. Great price, great unit I can take anywhere!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good sounding speaker

    Very good sounding speaker

    Posted .

    This has become my go to on the go speaker. This speaker is tough, durable and sounds great. A couple of things that this has that are different are the LED lighting, LED strobes, and the party booster function. The LED lights are self explanatory, the pulse with the music to give you a mini light show. The party booster is a custom function set up in the app that allows you to hit the sides, top, bottom and front of the speaker to create a variety of sounds. There’s a fairly large choice such as cowbell, bass drum, cymbals, snare and others. You customize which side makes what sound you want when you smack the speaker. It works well, the harder you smack it the louder it is. I can see the party booster as a feature that will get almost no use, it is kind of fun the first couple of times, but I mostly want to leave my speaker setting down somewhere while I listen to whatever it is I’m listening to. This speaker is a typical quality Sony product. Good sound, actually very good sound, and able to take whatever abuse you throw at it. One other thing I read that I haven’t been able to try is the ability to add more speakers, so you can use multiple speakers at once. This alone makes the Sony worth getting. Yes I’d definitely recommend this speaker, it is very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound !

    Awesome sound !

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    I bought my husband the SRS-XB41 and we were so impressed with it's sound,quality and bass that we purchased 2 SRS-XB31 for our sons, and It just as amazing, loud,clear,powerful sound clean sound and incredible bass. It is slightly smaller, lower price but smaller in sound and it party links with ease to my husbands SRS-XB41 I would recommend the SRS-XB31 to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nicest BT Speaker I've Owned

    Nicest BT Speaker I've Owned

    Posted .

    This Sony speaker not only sounds great, projecting the sound and producing clear audio that makes listening a pleasure, but its one of the nicest looking Bluetooth speakers I've ever owned. This thing looks slick and even the lights are a nice touch. With IPX67 water resistance its durable enough to travel and if you add the Android App to help tune the speaker and add some fun additions you got a winner. I also love that this speaker with a 24 hour battery (depending on usage and lighting effects) can also charge your phone so it can double as a backup battery to keep the party going. I've been using it as my main computer speakers and am very happy with it. Music plays great and like I said sounds good. I know I'm gushing, but this is a truly nice looking speaker that also sounds great, something I don't mind displaying while it beats the tunes out. I've been using it for the last week and am very happy with it. It works and works well. Its everything I would want in a portable speaker and think Sony did a great job with this one. The app is a nice touch, though since I use this with a computer I wish they'd release a computer app too so I didn't have to grab my phone to adjust the bass and such, but its a minor complaint for such a great speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Love it

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    I love this speaker. The sound quality is awesome. I'm not an audiophile so I can't get into the highs and lows and all that other stuff, but I can say that between this and my Bose, I'll pick up this one every time and I'm a huge fan of Bose. It can get loud enough. I only have one right now so I can't say how it would sound linked up with another. Looks great. I have the blue one. It has a fabric feel to it which I like. The lights are a fun plus. Best portable speaker I've purchased and hope to purchase a second one soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Brick of a Awesome Speaker

    Brick of a Awesome Speaker

    Posted .

    IP67 rating. Great sound. Loud! Light show? Drum machine??? 24 hour + battery life! All the above are true. This is a really fantastic speaker that is IP67 rated. Feel free to get it dirty and wash it off. It is solid as a brick. In addition to a light bar and strobe lights behind the grill, it has pressure sensitivity to act as a drum machine based on where you beat it. You can also set it to change volume based on how you punish it. Hit it hard, volume up. Tap it lightly, volume down. This is a smart speaker unlike a classic smart speaker. There is no assistant built in, it is smart in it translates your physical input. Don't ask it questions, it is not that type of smart. The sound is exactly what you expect from Sony, a really solid all around performer wit fantastic battery performance. From initial tests, over 24 hours of play time. Make sure you install the Music Center app from Sony, in addition to managing your speaker and the music apps used by default, you can set them up in party mode if you have more than one. It has all the bells and whistles needed. NFC, BT, Aux in, etc. Buy one, no buy two! They are fun speakers we look forward to having poolside or at the beach. I recommend two times!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Portable Speaker

    Great Portable Speaker

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    I use this in my home gym. During the first use I wanted to by a second one (since you can pair them) because it sounded so good. Battery life is amazing although I use it without the lighting/party effects. I have used it a handful of times for workouts and it still has half a battery remaining.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony Bluetooth Speaker (SRS-XB31)

    Sony Bluetooth Speaker (SRS-XB31)

    Posted .

    Just received my new Sony bluetooth speaker and this thing rocks. Very lightweight. I was glad it came partially charged as I was ready to rock out to it. I quickly skimmed through the instructions but using it was pretty much self-explanatory. I like the fact that as soon as you press the power button, it does one of 2 things, it searches for the bluetooth devices that you want to connect to it, or if you've already connected a device before it quickly connects to it. Inside the box comes the usual instruction manuals, etc, and a USB cable for charging. This model does not come with the charging adapter, which I wish it did. However, having changed phones and whatnot, I have plenty of adapters to charge this speaker. My favorite feature aside from the awesome light show (which responds to music) is the Live Sound feature. The lights can also be disabled to extend the battery life as well. To access this you must download the Sony Music Center app from your respective App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android. Also within that app you can change up the light-show to your liking. I think Sony has a winner on their hands with this upgraded model. Another point is that this thing freaking lasts all day on a full charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Sound and Battery Life

    Fantastic Sound and Battery Life

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    So far this speaker has been a surprise. I was not expecting such high quality sound comparable to some higher priced speakers I've used. Connecting to the speaker was a breeze. I was up and running in a few minutes and the speaker arrived with 70 percent battery life which was nice. I immediately left the speaker on and playing music for about 8 hours and there was still plenty of battery life left, about 25 percent. So the claim of 24 hrs of battery on a single charge may be accurate! The finish is rugged enough to withstand a fair amount punishment, and the waterproof and dust proof features mean this speaker can go anywhere. To customize the speaker, you must download the Music Center app to your phone. With this app, you can customize the sound via three preset setting (normal, extra bass, and live sound). You can also adjust the sound manually with the equalizer. So far I have used the three presets and love the live sound. I doubt I'll even mess with the manual EQ. Now for the gimmicks built into this speaker. I feel like the party lighting and beat box sound effects when you bang on the speaker and absolutely unnecessary. They are nothing but gimmicks and add nothing to the speaker in my opinion. My 3 and 5 year old daughters think they are neat and all, but I really don't ever plan on using this feature, especially since they eat up battery life. The lighting and beatbox features can be turned on and off through the app. I would recommend this speaker over the xb21, mainly because the battery life is supposed to last twice a long, but also it's a bit larger (but not too large for a suitcase or pool bag or something) which likely means it's louder. If you're looking for a great sounding waterproof, dustproof bluetooth speaker at a reasonable price, I'd say this is the one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Rave Speaker Lights!

    Awesome Rave Speaker Lights!

    Posted .

    So the big thing that is to keep in mind about Bluetooth speakers is that in order to stand out there needs to be some sort of killer feature. The biggest thing that this Sony does is that it really doesn't do anything wrong which is certainly not a bad thing. It does cover all of the bases with NFC Support, multi-speaker support, and even water resistance which is great. What does make the speaker stand out are the lights that are located around the speaker that just make it look awesome. While by itself probably not going to set off a rave party, certainly wouldn't be a bad addition to it, and Sony even had the good sense to make it customizable within their own app which is great. The sound is characteristic of it as well with a nice strong bass while still pretty good and it certainly set out to impress with the "Extra Bass" it is pushing. That being said it is still good for other types of music as well. The cloth material through the speaker feels good to the hand and probably my biggest gripe about the speaker is that I wish it supported USB C for charging, but that may be a downfall for some people. Outstanding job Sony on standing out from the crowd.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker for Travel

    Great speaker for Travel

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    Owned for 9 months when reviewed.

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    This is a great speaker with great sound! Love that we can take it with us on the patio, into the bedroom or while traveling. It’s also great that you can connect these speakers with other speakers in the Sony family!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A great "take it with you" speaker

    A great "take it with you" speaker

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    I've been looking for a decent portable speaker but haven't had much luck, until now. I didn't want anything big, just something that could go out to the back patio where the kids can play their music when they are out there with their friends. The problems we've had is the sound would be either tinny or distorted when the volume was up or there was the worry of what would happen to the speaker if it suddenly started raining and where we live, you can get rain without clouds. This speaker addresses those problems. It has good sound, a good base and is water resistant so there isn't the problem in that area. The battery takes about 5 hours to charge but it does last the whole day so there's no problems with the kids taking it to the beach behind the house and then continuing the music when they return. It is a bit heavier than I expected it to be but not bad enough to not be able to carry it to the park/beach/etc. There were no problems with the connection either. I think the party booster is kind of gimmicky but its not as if you have to use it and the kids did have fun playing with it. Overall, the best bluetooth speaker I've tried.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound! w/a short battery life

    Great Sound! w/a short battery life

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    Owned for 8 months when reviewed.

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    Amazing sound, bass is deep and rich! Battery could be better. Might of gotten a defective one idk.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth speaker with awesome battery life.

    Great Bluetooth speaker with awesome battery life.

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    I decided to go with the Sony SRS XB31 after looking at many Best Buy reviews and comparing different models and companies right in the store. I am so happy with this Bluetooth Speaker! The sound is incredible and the battery life is excellent, especially with the lighting off and played at a relaxing volume. I don't buy electronics online. I go to Best Buy, try them out there, compare different companies and make my decision. I believe in supporting retail stores. I may be a bit old fashion, but without Best Buy I'd really be lost as to what product I choose to Buy Best!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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