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Sony - XB10 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3624 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big sound in a simple small package

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    Section8ght
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    First impressions on the unboxing was that this was not going to be impressive at all.... boy was I wrong! First of all it has a great feel to it with the water resistant material wrapping the entire small speaker. This makes it great for listening to your tunes in the shower, by the pool, or at the beach. Yes, it is a very small speaker but it packs a punch enough to fill the room or beach blanket. It has full sound with great mids and impressive bass for such a small speaker. Placed in the upright position the sound fills the room, when placed on the included stand in the horizontal position, the sound is directed right at you and you can listen at lower levels. The battery is amazing lasting a very long time. I've used it for at least 4-5 hours without issue. It is said to have a 15 hour battery life which I definitely believe. Great Bluetooth connectivity, simple design, simple to use. Awesome and portable music in the palm of your hand. I have yet to use the speaker phone feature which I can only imagine is just as great as the music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Best Friend lol

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    Yahuchanon
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    Has a small attachment that you can hang this on something like your belt , a gate etc. sound you don’t have to try and find a place to sit it down on the ground or on something with it can fall and break. It’s loud; I use it to watch movies off my laptop and connect my music from my iPhone . If you prefer certain sounds like more bass, or a Bluetooth device that you really want to bang , you may want a bigger one. This is good enough for small rooms, quiet places. But if you think you will dj a get together , you may want a bigger Bluetooth device for music that can output more sound. But other than that, I can use this anywhere, on a park trip, bike ride, put in my backpack if I’m hiking or talking a walk. So this little thing has become my best friend when it comes to playing music and watching my movies!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little speaker for on the go...

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    cw77
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    Great little speaker to take with you around the house, or around the country. Sound quality is more than acceptable for it’s intended purpose. You won’t be hosting any dance parties with this thing, but it’s great for background music in a small environment. Battery life has been wonderful so far. I've probably got 8 hours or so on it, and haven’t had to recharge yet. Unit is small enough that you can take it just about anywhere. Easily thrown in a laptop bag so you can have tunes during out-of-town trips. Build quality is superb. Feels very solid & well built. It’s also water resistant, which is a definite plus. No need to worry about the occasional rain shower or splash if you have it outdoors. I can vouch for this one first-hand…. just sayin’. Bluetooth pairing was effortless, especially if you have NFC on your phone - pairing that way is pretty much idiot-proof. Overall, I’m very satisfied with this speaker. Good sound, nice battery life, at an affordable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It Works

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    ThomasBecket
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    Like all Sony products, I purchased this with reservations. I have found in 30+ years of electronics purchases that Sony products either work beautifully right out of the box and do so for years or they are completely useless. This speaker falls into the former category. I wanted a Bluetooth speaker to use with my mobile phone for better amplification while using the phone on speaker. I initially tried to go cheap with a $20 Insignia brand speaker that had marginal sound and a virtually useless microphone. Fail. The Sony speaker is much better. Vocal clarity is excellent, and the microphone allows for relatively normal speaking volumes so long as the speaker is not placed halfway across the room. Syncing with my phone (HTC 10) was easy and I have not ever lost the Bluetooth connection. While some of Sony's other products (i.e. TV's) have fallen off a quality cliff, this speaker performs as you would want it to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cute little speaker

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    RevTJ
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    This is a very nice little speaker that I got for my home office because I didn't want or need a large one like the larger Sony speaker we have in our Family Room. It has nice sound, especially for its size, is really portable for taking on trips or for outside, and seems pretty sturdy. You really could just pop it in a bag and go because it's not heavy. I had no trouble pairing it with multiple devices. It wasn't worth taking off a star for this, but the only small gripe I have is that the controls for on/off and increase/decrease sound require that you push on a "spot" on the body of the speaker. Maybe because mine hasn't broken in enough, but it seems that sometimes you have to press really hard to activate the spot. Other than that, it's very functional and attractive on my desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible little speaker

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    Meta
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    I didn't exactly know what to expect from such a small speaker initially. I have used similarly sized speakers before and not had great experiences with volume and they wind up sounding tinny. I was was honestly blown away by this speaker! The volume that you can get from this tiny package is incredible. I immediately loaded up some bass heavy tracks that have made larger speakers pop and buzz. This speaker (at max volume mind you) didn't pop or buzz once. I am totally blown away. There are some really cool features too, such as linking two units together as left and right speakers. The bass fluting on the bottom of the unit really directs the low-end away from the base so that it doesn't vibrate around like other speakers will. The build quality is great and it feels very solid. Overall, I think this speaker is great buy. I am quite impressed and have already thought about getting a second to link them together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BIG sound from small speaker

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    RGali1
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    I purchased my XB10 speaker for my work-out group in the office. Everyone loves how clear the sound is, and I found it easy to set up, easy to recharge, and I really like the sound that it provides. It is FAR FAR better than the built-in speakers on a mobile telephone; it has a decent frequency range, plenty of bass response, and the sound volume is sufficient to fill a typical room in a house. Both music and voices sound just fine. It's a typical Sony product; easy to use, works well, nice to look at, good value for the price. I'm very happy with this purchase. Can't wait to pair it with another one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This little gem pumps the music

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    studio421
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    First I have to say, this little speaker has fantastic sound. I charged it up and set it free. This was used with Pixel XL phone using Slacker. I can not believe the sound this was producing. Clear highs and great lows for such a small speaker. I tried different genres of music and each one was just as crisp and clear as the last. With many hours of battery life I will be enjoying this portable speaker on many outings for a long time to come. Standard micro USB charging makes it easy to find somewhere to juice it up (car, home, office or even battery pack). I would and will get this for friends and family who enjoy a great sounding speaker without having to struggle with size. Options include: play/pause, volume up and down, power button for on/off as well as sync. All encased in a black on slight grey pattern

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All around amazing speaker

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    Astanton
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    I bought this Lora me speaker to replace one that I had dropped and blown the speaker. This So y speaker is a far better design due to then actually providing a small resonator. Chamber for the sub soeaker rather than being enclosed, this in my opinion drastically changes the sound quality at high volumes which I use while driving. I like the sleek rubbery coating around the outside of it and the function keys are rear because most small speakers limit you to about three buttons with multiple functions as appose to individual buttons. A nice addition to this speaker is the makeshift hanging strap that you can also use to prop the speaker sideways for optimal sound reverberation. All in all I believe this is a great speaker to purchase, especially since it has lowered i price recently.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Little speaker with big sound!

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    LosDaBoss
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    Sony swings and knocks it out of the park again! With Sony being upstaged by Samsung in most products nowadays I’m glad to see that Sony still makes great top quality products that look and feel great. This is truly a great buy. The price is very reasonable when you consider how premium this little thing sounds. It’s water resistant so I use it in the bathroom when I’m showering and it has a ring or loop on it so you can hang it up in some places. The bass this puts out is not dissimilar to what you would get from BOSE. I really enjoy this speaker! You can actually connect more than one to the same device for surround sound and the rubber material that surrounds it make it grippy and sturdy. Good quality, good sound, good price, great speaker!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Loving and enjoying it

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    Boomerang
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    Big things do come in small packages and little guys do pack a big punch, bass punch that is. I went into the store with the intention of buying the JBL flip, however, I've no idea there was a much more affordable and practically rich sounding device just on the other side of the shelf. There it was 50% savings of pure dynamic sound in a much smaller product, yet just as much good quality. SONY has done it again: impress me. I feel lucky I found this little guy just in the nick of time. The battery life is more than what I expect and the compact size makes it possible to carry everywhere. The only buyers I would not recommend this product to are the ones who easily misplace devices. Despite its lower price, it's not worth losing it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 2nd speaker for stereo sound

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    SDion
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    I first bought 1 sony xb-10 speaker and was impressed with the mono sound. So, I purchased this 2nd speaker so I can listen to stereo sound using two speakers. Pairing the two speakers was simple and easy. I prefer these two independent and separate speakers from enclosed speakers in one unit because with these two sony xb-10 speakers, I can place one speaker on my left side and the other on my right side so I can really enjoy the stereo sound separation. I can also keep a good distance between the two sony xb-10 speakers and listen from the middle. The stereo sound separation of the two sony xb-10 speakers is so much better to listen to than a stereo speakers enclosed in one unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A portable

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    Hobson
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    The app told me this thing was on sale for $34. It looked pretty neat too, so I decided to go check it out in-store when I went to pick up an order. I liked what I heard and immediately bought one. I wondered what two paired in stereo would sound like, so I bought another one the next day (at $34, why not, though I had some points to use as well). The effect was quite satisfying in a small enclosed space like a cubicle. Granted, it sounds a lot more impressive with acoustic/orchestral music and podcasts/talk shows, but you can't go wrong with this highly portable and waterproof little canister. To be able to just toss this thing in your bag to have some decent sound on your travels is a bonus. Grab it while it's cheap.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lasted just under a year

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    RusselP
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    Not a bad item as long as it lasted. In all fairness, occasionally when I would play music at a 9 or 10 volume it would vibrate off the ledge in the shower, falling into the tub. I thought the rubberized coating would have prevented that, but I guess not. It definitely sounded better than the speakers in my iPhone or Kindle Fire with much richer bass and better treble without being tinny. I just thought it would have lasted longer, even with the occasional fall. I would recommend it, just have a more secure place from which to play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little speaker

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    Wilson24
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    I bought one of these for my dad to use in his office. He said the set up was extremely easy and he liked it so much that he purchased another one because he could sync them together and get surround sound out of them. It's also great from a portability standpoint because you can take it anywhere around the house or even to other places like the beach. It has great sound for how small it is and it's really easy to control. I would highly recommend this product for a somewhat inexpensive bluetooth speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sounding portable speakers

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    MATT
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    Overall, these compact speakers have all the features you'd look for in a bluetooth portable speaker. They produce audio quality beyond what most speakers are capable of. The speakers are perfectly cylindrical, with slightly rounded edges. On the back, there's a rectangular rubber plug that covers the 3.5mm and micro USB ports. This plug is attached to the speaker itself by a little rubber hook. Small touches like this is why I like Sony’s design. You’re not going to lose the plug, exposing the ports. Other features such as the way the speaker grill is rounded makes it less likely to be dented. Overall, the speaker is very intelligently designed and includes several extra perks that make life easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect little speaker

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    Michael
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    First of all; it’s a little tiny speaker. Even though it’s really small, it has more bass than it looks like it does. Just keep in mind, that this thing is small and it’s not going to pound the room full of sound, but it does have a really good volume for what it is. To put it in context, I bought it for my 12-year-old daughter and she loves loves loves it. It’s perfect for doing her Musically app. It does have a built-in microphone too. My wife has a little larger speaker that’s a different brand, but doesn’t sound nearly as good. I did and ABCD test at Best Buy on all the little speakers and this one was by far the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy this one, trust me.

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    ChicoMonster
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    I just tried everything at Best Buy under 100 dollars and there really is no contest. This little guy had the clearest, most balanced sound by far. Surprising considering it's size. Anything else around 50 or less is going to seriously lack bass in comparison and/or get distorted at high levels. The 100 dollar speakers are louder but have vastly inferior sound quality. No real negatives except I wish they sold a bigger, more powerful version. It's loud enough for a small family BBQ but it's not house party loud.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound from a small device

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    Hannah
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    I should always count on Sony to deliver a quality product. This speaker was easy to set up and use right away. It came charged and ready to go. All I had to do was connect my phone to bluetooth. The sound is very good. Loud, clear and excellent bass. It holds a good charge and I like that I can charge it from my computer or connect the USB to a wall charger. It's weather resistant and would make for a great outside music player for parties or gatherings. The only "issue" for me personally is that the material that makes the device water resistant is not pet hair resistant. Within 5 minutes of being out of the box, I noticed my cat's hair clinging on it. Great product over all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small speaker, big sound

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    ATLien
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    My 10+ year old 5-channel speaker system died and needed a quick replacement to listen to music until I could do some research on a bigger, permanent replacement. For $40, this small, handheld Sony speaker is fantastic. I can set on my desk and listen to music while I work then carry it with me to the kitchen while I cook/eat. It's also nice to be able to control the volume with my phone. I haven't turned it up past about 50% so I can't say what it sounds like at higher volumes but at normal, indoor volumes it's great. I also haven't used it as a speakerphone as I prefer to use my Bose in-ear noice cancelling headphones for phone calls.

    I would recommend this to a friend