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Sony - SRS-XB41 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1039 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    powerful small speaker

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    red14
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    I decided to go with this speaker because of the led lights that glow as my music plays. The additional features are nice. So far this speaker is good enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth radio!

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    Benh22
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    Enjoy an immersive audio experience with this Sony portable wireless speaker. Its Live Sound mode optimizes the direction of the music for a three-dimensional party sound, and its Extra Bass technology, built-in effects and flashing lights enhance the atmosphere. This Sony portable wireless speaker's battery provides up to 24 hours of playback for reliable all-day use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crazy Cool Speaker

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    DBIII
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    This speaker sounds amazing. The lights are super unique and the battery life is unmatched. The 2 applications that you download with it take music listening/dj-ing/having fun to another level.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Party on the go

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    Jpaul89ny
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    Dope Bluetooth speaker! Music sounds great for all genres and the variation of illumination really set this speaker apart from the rest. Can't go wrong with SONY!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exellent sound, solid competitor for JBL Extreme

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    DrTherm
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    Enjoyed and complimented on by my fiance, she is the music buff in the family. She also has notoriously good hearing. She states the JBL Extreme we have is just a bit better in quality/bass etc, but the price points make this unit a winner!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get that Party Started

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    OmieOne
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    The Sony speaker overall is a great looking and to me at least great sounding product. This thing looks slick and even the lights are a nice touch. This will be a great Summer BBQ speaker 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. Its just a perfect outdoor lets enjoy the night type of device. 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, which is nice in a pinch. Music plays great and like I said sounds good. It is also nice to be able to change the DSP setting from heavy Bass to Live Music with a push of a button. Since something the music is less bass and to adjust that a push of a button is a wonderful feature. 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. It works and works well. Its everything I would want in a portable speaker and think Sony did a great job with this one. Additonally they include a charger, though if you forget it at home a standard micro-USB cable can also be used with no issues. Sony has a nice speaker and if you want something to be able to display at your BBQ and keep the party going or get it started this may be just what you are looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredibile Sound and Fun Speaker

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    EXWOLF
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    I have owned a numerous amount of Bluetooth speakers and I can say for a fact that the Sony SRS-XB41 is my favorite. It has a lot of thing going right for it and just a ton of fun features that make owning this speaker an absolute blast. Let's start with build quality. It's a very rugged speaker with an IP67 rating so you can take it pretty much anywhere you'd venture out to. It's boasts a 24 hour battery life so you can continue to party for as long as you want! Supports NFC so connecting to my Google Pixel was a breeze(Note: this Bluetooth speaker also supports an audio in jack). The speaker itself I heavy but still portable enough to carry around with you in a backpack or just in your hands. The sound quality is absolutely amazing and fits my taste in music. The extra bass punch is a warm welcome and I cannot get enough of music listening with this speaker. Sony also included a Live Sound feature which projects three-dimensional sound to give you a festival type atmosphere by delivering sound to a wider area. For me, this feature is very pick and choose because it sounds great with some songs and then it sounds just okay with other songs and I'd prefer to listen on the clear audio feature with extra bass. When the song calls for Live Sound it really does immerse you more in the music. You feel like you're listening to a literal live version. The good part about live sound is that it's a button on top of the speaker which you can toggle on and off and you don't have to go into the app itself to do that. In my opinion the best part of this speaker is the lighting. It looks so amazing and you can customize the patterns through the Fiestable app. You can also use the app to be your own dj and use a virtual turn table to enable certain sounds to come out of the speaker when you please to. It's a neat feature to tinker with every once in a while but not very useful. The lights are definitely all this speaker needs to be cool. There is also a party booster feature which allows you to tap the speaker in certain places for percussion sounds to come out while playing music but this again is a neat gimmick that you probably won't use often as I certainly don't. One of the other best features is wireless party chain function that allows you to group other speakers in the same family with each other to create and monstrous sound for a more party like atmosphere. Overall, I really love listening to music with this speaker and I love watching the lights dance around. I love using my phone motion controls to control the lights and the speaker sounds absolutely amazing to me. Definitely a great speaker that is going to be tough to replace for me as number 1.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Portable party machine

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    LouRevue
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    Quite a fascinating little speaker here. I'm more than impressed with this speaker both in it sound quality and the lights. While most speakers offer up sound, this adds an extra touch with the lights and party features. As far as sound quality, I think this is very good. The highs/mids come out quite nicely as well as the bass. The Extra Bass feature on this speaker adds a noticeable boom to your music but without drowning out the highs/mids. Other speakers I've used often sacrifice high/mid sounds and lean more towards bass resulting in weak vocals and muddy sounding bass. This is not the case on this speaker. The extra bass feature amplifies the bass just enough where you can hear/feel the boom but still maintains good highs/mids so the vocals still come out clear. The biggest pro for me are the lights. Initially I thought these were some gimmick and that I'd never use them. However, I really like the mini light show that comes with the music. I've spent a good bit of time listening to my music in the dark and just letting the lights do their thing. Quite nice and definitely an interesting feature for sure. There are several different modes for the lighting which can be controlled through the companion app for iOS/Android. My personal fav is the rave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_ptdheEGKk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J2-mWKdo9g Overall, I'm really liking this speaker. From a party/get-together perspective, it will definitely do the trick to add tunes to your party. For listening to music, it performs as good, if not better, than other speakers out on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big size, big looks and big sound!

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    EnglishD
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    Love this speaker, as with all the XB speakers, this looks fantastic and goes a step further with the appearance as the 41 also has the drivers illuminated. Looks very very nice. The synchronization to the music from the lights is also extremely well implemented. Some really cool features of this speaker are: It has amazing battery life, and can even charge your phone via USB IP67 rated for dust and water resistance Live sound creates a 3d surround sound effect This can connect up to 100 other XB devices including the last generation. The speaker carries some good bass, on full volume the bass does get ramped back, but this thing does get loud. Sounds fantastic with bass heavy music and then with anything more acoustical the live sound really shows that off. Its extremely well built just like the other XB speakers, durability wont be a factor and its also not too heavy. I was surprised at the weight when I picked this up. Overall a good sounding speaker with some great features

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this speaker!!!

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    LULU
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    Awesome speaker!! Just the right size for outside and bedroom use. Nice and clear music, and the flashing lights is an extra bonus!!!! Love it!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

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    RS51
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    Excellent sound from this speaker! We used it for a party at a large church hall and it didn't dissapoint! Very clear sound filled the hall, connect bluetooth to my iphone and streamed music. You can event connect multiple speakers for a surround sound experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good volume for it's size

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    barak181
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    I bought this because I needed a bluetooth speaker that could fill a large room during a class. This does that job well. The control feature from the app are a little lacking though. More and better EQ options would be appreciated, as well as volume control independent of the app streaming the music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

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    NJ1193
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    Fantastic speaker, great bluetooth connection. I love the bass this speaker provides as well, music sounds incredible. Add that to the nice red color - very cool. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SMALL PACKAGE - AWESOME SOUND!

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    Mikegyver
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    SONY has designed a truly remarkable wireless/bluetooth speaker! The small package weighs less than 3.5 lbs. and is engineered in a way that really pumps out the sound and is easy to tote anywhere. There are a couple of Apps available (Fiestable & Music Center) in which you can wirelessly control not only the sound settings but also how the different lights work. NOTE: You can also use the speaker without using any lights. The speaker is stated to run up to 24 hours on a single charge (without the lights) and for me, this is way more than enough. I also believe it will never run out of charge for most people, even the "Party Animals" The Speaker & perimeter border lights will also sync to your music and can be adjusted to your liking in the App., It also has flashing strobe lights. With the Apps, you can also control setting up your playlist and jumping to cue up different songs in the list as well as changing the sound modes. SONY also incorporated what they call "Party Chain" in which you can wirelessly connect up to 100 of these speakers together & the music and lights will all sync up together for a huge party atmosphere! This is an awesome feature in itself as a lot of other BT/Wireless speakers don't have this capability at all. This is a very well designed unit that Sony has obviously come up with. Not only because of the options you'll have available through the Apps, but most importantly the fantastic sound this small package pumps out! Sound options include: Standard, Live & Extra Bass (XB) The XB puts a little more "Depth" into your music without over powering the mids & highs, which to me is extremely important with my music! I will say that the sound produced still sounds great in all settings but I did notice that depending on room placement parameters and different genres of music, different settings sound better than the others for each situation....But is easily accomplished with a touch of the button or a Tap on the App! I like this speaker enough that I believe I will at least purchase 1 more of these for a more "Party Chained" Stereo surround sound. @@@@@ Gotta have my Tunes!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Bluetooth Speaker!!!

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    Selva
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    Sony - SRS-XB41 Portable Bluetooth Speaker packaging is excellent. It came with speaker and charging cable. The design is very unique and well built. Setup is quick and easy. I was able to connect using Bluetooth and NFC options without any issues. It has full size USB port along with audio port. I was amazed with sound quality and clarity after playing a song from my iPhone. The color changing LED lights are really cool while playing songs. The bass is really good as well from this speaker. Battery life is really solid and came around 24 hours. It took around 5 hours to charge fully. I was playing a song with full sound and fill the entire living room with great sound quality. The ability to connect more than 100 speakers is a great feature and it will help to place speakers in each room. I already own SONY SRS-XB31 and able to pair with SRS-XB41. The quality is much better and wide in SRS-XB41 compare to SRS-XB31 due to increased size. Live Sound is an amazing feature to get 3D sound experience. I have installed the SONY Music control and it has tons of features to control music. The call quality is great with this Bluetooth speaker. SONY built a very solid Bluetooth speaker with better sound quality with bass. The price is reasonable as well. My kids are using this speaker very regularly due to the color lights and party mode. SONY always make better products in TVs, Cameras and they have entered in audio space with quality products like SRS Series Bluetooth speakers. Well done SONY!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SONY’S MAGICAL MUSIC BOX

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    TECHBEENGOOD
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    SONY SRS-XB41. Have you seen the trick where the magician reaches into a top hat and keeps pulling out things that exceed the size of the hat? When you pull out this half-gallon sized speaker from its package, you'll discover out-sized 3D sound, a colorfully exciting synchronized light show, DJ-sound effects you can control, and a Music Center App to manage all the sound and lighting effects plus your playlists. I'm outta breath now, but you also can add to your phone a Fiesta App for still more light and sound features. The speaker casing is waterproof and dustproof PLUS it adds a set of speaker surface effects sensors, 24 hours of battery life and it's all controlled by Bluetooth or a stereo minijack if you prefer. See, it's a lot like a magic hat. I've also been using SONY's smaller (XB31) version of this speaker and the differences aren't huge with the XB41 but they definitely add to the fun. This speaker will fill a larger space with huge sound. While the App is the same, the XB41's extra feature set is now made accessible in the App, and you can modify the expanded light show, re-configure the full complement of lights (line, speaker, and strobe), exploit the multi band equalizer, further control the bass output, and select the 3D sound or other sound fields. Did I say it will get even louder? Oh, and my wife has claimed this one for her Spa-side entertainment so it's all setup on her iPhone6. Sound quality can be adjusted so it's very natural for more serious listening. Out-of-the-box, the XB41 is set up for a party. Across a broad selection of my music, male voices were not exaggerated: John Legend and Vance Joy sounded great. Female voices like Alicia Keys, or Sade, or Tori Kelly were equally honest sounding. All had exceptional, solid, serious bass with natural, recognizable voicing and nice treble detail. Older 60s music actually got a nicer, solid bass foundation. Go into the Music Center App's setting screens and everything can be modified. You don't need to change anything, but for the imaginative, everything is accessible. These SONY party speakers are the perfect way to liven up a celebration or afternoon by the pool and they aren't fragile. They certainly don't need you to worry about protecting them from the elements at the pool or beach or camping. And, if others at your party bring their own, you can easily link them for still more sound coverage. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Party Speaker

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    Mark
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    The SRS-XB41 has wonderful presence. My guests said, is that coming from that (one device)? Yes, it is. I was playing Christmas music for about 30 guests and had the sound fairly low, yet all enjoyed the music. Everyone loved the light show it presents, too. Be advised, as with all other devices of this type, the bass will muddy the mid tones (not just my opinion, read reviews. @@@@@@@ This device is capable of great volume too. Am looking forward to entertaining with party music, it will be a hit. Also love the fact I can chain this with others for more coverage. The speaker phone works great too. For its intended purpose, entertaining indoors or out, highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly fun speaker with great sound!

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    btb2k
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    Plain and simple, this Bluetooth speaker is simply amazing! Setup and Use: Out of the box, it's ready to go with NFC technology and of course it's easy to pair. The first time paired to my iPhone, it prompted me to download the companion app, which enables you to adjust the sound profiles (XTRA BASS, LIVE SOUND or your own EQ setting). The app also allows you to configure the lights and the party mode or allow you to connect multiple speakers together. The lights are just simply awesome and make this speaker a must have for a party. Don't forget the Fiestable app as it allows even more customization of the lights! The lights sync to your music and add another dimension of fun to your favorite tracks! Sound Quality: The bass is very good and the sound is balanced/loud, which is perfect for playing music wherever you are. It's very surprisingly loud for being the size that it's. I was blown away when I turned it up 3/4 of the way listening to some of my favorite dance tracks. This speaker definitely exceeded my expectations in this area! XTRA BASS is awesome for standard listening and LIVE SOUND is great if you want the 3D sound effect that makes the sound loud and live. Extra features: This speaker has it's own plug for charging and lasts a full day on a charge. it does have a USB Port so you can plug in your phone to keep it charged. It's water and dust proof so you can take it wherever you go! Sharing this speaker and connecting other speakers is an awesome feature which allows you to connect more than one and sync them all together. Overall, I'm very impressed with this speaker and will be using it for all my future get together parties or when I'm traveling! Would definitely recommend this speaker to anyone looking for a good Bluetooth speaker that's not just a speaker but is FUN and LOUD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best speaker ever

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    Coop
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    This speaker is awesome. The sound quality is amazing. It can be as loud as I want. I love that the colors match up with the song. I have never owned a better speaker in my life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good

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    Danynn
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    It's a good speaker. Battery last long. Loud sound. Clear music. It's a pretty good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend