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

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 967 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great features, lacking quality audio.

    Posted
    Nate
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    First impression was great, but after listening it didn't have the amazing sound quality I have been used to with Sony products. Don't get me wrong, it still sounds great, but it's more focussed on the features, and the cool design with lights. I love the aspect and Idea, but this is not for a person like me that needs great sounding pristine audio. I would highly recommend it to others because it's a great product with many cool features, a little pricey but you will see why, they also have the smaller versions which are way cheaper and I would recommend more, but that's up to you to decide. @@@@@ Build/design = 5 stars *Battery life= 5 stars *Charging= 5 stars *Sound quality = 4 stars *Live mode= 1 star *features= 5 stars

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi Nate, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. Regards, ^Ron sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony Quality Sound and Waterproof Too!

    Posted
    Doug
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    The Sony SRS-XB41 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that packs a punch in terms of the audio as well as features. The Extra Bass feature will ensure your party is enhanced with the depth of every beat. The LED lighting is a cool feature although I appreciated that this can be easily turned off if you're using the speaker at home or otherwise don't need the light-show accompanying your music. One feature that our family will definitely enjoy is the fact this speaker is both waterproof and dustproof. It will find itself equally at home in the backyard by the pool as well as on the beach. Once the party is over you can easily wash it. The SRS-XB41 has an impressive battery life too, lasting 24 hours on a charge and you can select your music from your favorite devices using either Bluetooth or NFC. Overall we're very impressed with this speaker and we're looking forward to taking it on many trips this year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great features

    Posted
    Musicman
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    Along with the great sound this speaker offers it also has many lighting and DJ affects to use to make it a fun and versatile party speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    Posted
    ExtremeBean
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    It has good bass and I like the live feature it has

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Speaker

    Posted
    genesisvh
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    my husband and I were at the store for a good hour checking out all the speakers they had there and this one went above and beyond the quality of the sound is incredible and it has super cool features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    Savy
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    The sound quality is excellent and the best feature are the lights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi Savy, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. Regards, ^Ron Sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome speakers

    Posted
    Ismael
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    Small, loud perfect size ,and party chain feature is awesome clean sound would purchase again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small package great sound

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    DW38
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    The Sony speaker has so many features all packaged up in a small piece. The lights are awesome for night time get togethers and kids love the DJ feature on the app. Only complaint would be that it is a bit heavy. Great sound!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fancy and fun

    Posted
    Tarripyn
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    Great sound and fun features- have to load the apps to control features otherwise easy to use, pair and perfect for fun by the pool or campfire!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a fun speaker!

    Posted
    toochie

    The sound quality is excellent and the flashing lights are fun and the waterproof feature will be great for the beach this summer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feature Packed Speaker

    Posted
    Justin
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    This speaker is incredible! It is packed with features like NFC, lighting, water resistance, and the live sound option. The sound quality is genuinely amazing, with rich bass along with clear highs and mids. The live sound feature is my favorite; with the push of a button, the speaker fills the WHOLE room with sound that seems to be coming from every direction. I'm not sure how Sony is able to pull this off but it is truly a feature worth buying this for when comparing it to other speakers without this ability. The built in NFC makes connecting to the speaker very easy, the lights add a sense of fun as well. If you are looking for a high end, feature packed home and portable speaker with amazing sound you found the right one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of Features Backed By Great Quality

    Posted
    Jturn
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    The bluetooth speaker market is extremely competitive these days, with there being a wide array of options available at virtually any price point. In the upper echelon of portable bluetooth speakers enters the XB41. To be competitive in this market which includes companies like Bose and Beats, you need to marry great sound quality with a wealth of features, which is exactly what Sony has done with this speaker. For me, sound quality is the most important feature of any speaker. Many portable style speakers leave much to be desired, but the XB41 isn't one of those. I own other speakers from this same price range from Bose and UE, and other than the fact that those speakers are multi directional (more on that later), the Sony is as good as those. In particular, the Sony has an impressive amount of bass, which is always what's lacking with these types of speakers. It also goes loud without distorting, which is also somewhat rare. Build quality is next on my priority list, and again, the XB41 delivers. It's built like a tank, and as a HUGE bonus, includes IP67 rated water and dust proofing. This means it can at the very least be immersed in water, allowing you to not worry about bringing it around the beach, lake, or stream. This will surely be my speaker around water sources. The XB41 is packed with features which enhance the experience (via the Sony app). To start, battery life here is great. Sony rates the speaker as lasting 24 hours with the lighting features disabled, and so far, that seems to be accurate. Speaking of lighting, using the free Sony app, you can enable or disable the built in lighting for the speaker. While it's cool looking, and a unique feature to include, I'll never use it personally. It's clear Sony is trying to position this speaker as a party tool, because to go along with the lighting, they've included some additional features like "Party Booster" (you tap different areas of the speaker to create some various synth sounds) and the Fiestable app (which lets you make DJ style sounds by moving your phone in different directions). Frankly, as with the lighting, I won't use these particular features. I do, however, plan to use the party chain type feature which allows you to add additional speakers to the mix. The major downfall of this speaker is that it's directional, whereas most competitors have designed their speakers to be multi directional (360 degree sound). Sony has tried to remedy this with the "live sound" feature, but in my experience, the sound quality is significantly better with this disabled. Since the speaker is quite loud, this in general isn't that much of an issue, but it's definitely worth pointing out. Overall, this is a very good speaker. It delivers in areas that are important (sound quality, build quality, and battery life) while also giving you some customization that, while I won't use most of them, may appeal to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool feature with lights.

    Posted
    Brandon
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    Good speaker for a 12 year old to have. I personally like higher quality sound like a Bose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Speaker

    Posted
    Johny
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    I like this speaker, really brings out the sound. Love the the live feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speaker for the money.

    Posted
    Tominmontana
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    Speaker has nice sound and a lot of it, especially given the relatively small size. Also has really good battery life and the waterproof feature is also a nice, allows you to take it outside, in shower, whatever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fun!

    Posted
    DrDemento
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    Bought for my daughter and she loves it! Lots of features including the light show, great volume and sound quality!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    Anonymous
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    Stereo sounds great, very loud for a smaller speaker. Super cool feature to link up to another stereo, and app is a lot of fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound

    Posted
    Camper1
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    This speaker is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. The "live" feature is awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Camper1, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. Regards, ^Ron sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing speaker!

    Posted
    Gomez13
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    Honestly best speaker I've owned , great features and favorite part is the bass. It does not get distorted at high volume.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My SRS-XB31's BFF!

    Posted
    JackM
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    About a month ago, I received the SONY SRS-XB31 from Best Buy. I was no stranger to wireless speakers, having previously purchased similar devices from a couple of high-end manufacturers. However, I was immediately smitten with the SONY SRS-XB31 model, and the features it offered. Given the damp climate I live in, combined with my tendency to leave things out on the deck, the "waterproof" feature was a real plus. The long battery life was of course a welcome feature. But, what really impressed me was the Wireless Party Chain and Speaker Add Function. The capability to listen to the music throughout the house and outdoors convinced me that I wanted to acquire additional units. So, just a few days ago, I received the SRS-X41 in the mail, which is now the crown jewel of my SONY wireless speaker collection. The sound is excellent, the fact that I can now listen to the SRS-XB31 in another room simultaneously? Let's just say that I'm a convert, and look forward to adding additional units for use throughout the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend