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Sony - XB10 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gray-Front_Standard

Sony - XB10 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gray

Model: SRSXB10/WHTSKU: 5744205

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3670 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Elegant Look

    Posted
    skeetsthompson
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    Got this for a office. Has good sound but can get a little distorted in a medium to large office.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    Posted
    Cryptkeeper13

    I listen to a lot of Extreme Metal/ Death Metal music with lots of technical and aggressive instrument sounds. So my only complaint is even with the equilizer set to flat, I get distorted bass at full volume. However just lowering the volume two notches down from highest level does help. I do like it a lot, and the battery has lasted 16 and 1/2 hours at full charge so far. Easy to grip without dropping, and fits perfect in a golf cart cup holder at work. Making my 12 hour shifts more entertaining.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy this one, trust me.

    Posted
    ChicoMonster
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for it's Size

    Posted
    3Tcubed
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    I've tried a lot of BT speakers, each must be considered differently, based the purpose for each. BT speakers that plug into the wall are different than portable battery powered speakers. And now that several companies have "water proof" speakers, that you can take to the beach, and use without worry outside in the elements, I see a new distinction. Sony's new XB10 is about 1/2 the size of a can of soda (12oz 355ml), and for it's size it packs a punch, delivering reasonable bass for it's size. I believe sony will have 4 speakers in this series, this being the smallest. I thought comparing it the the JBL Flip 3, a speaker twice it's size but about it's price was a fair comparison. The Sony's bass was a little thinner, the hight's were similar, although the Sony high's we much more directional, but the JBL's midrange was much fuller. I also compared the Sony to a OontZ Angle 3 (Cambridge) where it was the clear winner, much better bass ans an over all better tone and it could be driven much louder before it distorted. The JBL could be driven much louder than the XB10, but I'd not recommend driving either at "10" cranked fully up as both started distorting when they max output. The Sony won't quite fit in your pocket pants, but it has an attached ring t help you carry it. Sony says 2 XB10's can independently paired to a device to give you true stereo output, but I only had one to test. This is a great feature, I've 2 JBL Flip 3's for just this purpose, and when they stay connected they works great (which is to say they don't always stay paired), I'm sure 2 XB10's would provide plenty of sound to fill a mid-sized room (bedroom, dorm, kitchen...). I liked the Sony for it's size, it's supposed to get 16 hours from a single charge (I've not gotten more than 8 hrs from my Flip 3), so 16 hours is pretty respectable. The Sony also supports NFC, which I could not test, and it comes in several colors. When paired with a phone the speaker can be used be used as a speaker phone, this worked very nicely, the person I was talking to said they could not tell I was on a external speaker, and that the sound was quite natural (no echo). This may be a feature that's quite handy if your listening to tunes and a call comes in, it mutes the sound and the 2-way voice kicks in. IMHO the XB-10 is a good speaker for the size and price, I'm sure it's bigger brothers provide better sound in a larger, more expensive package. I'd consider getting 2 XB-10's for real stereo output over a bigger mono speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One is meh, two is better

    Posted
    AudioPhile01
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    Ok. I'll be honest with you. If you like to carry your music wherever you go, its better to grab a pair of headphones. I already have a SRS-WOW XB3 model at home and thought to use these speakers as well for the fun of it. I got 2 of them to get a stereo effect. It gave a good sound. Below are some Pros and Cons: Pros: 1. The size of the speakers are small. But they do produce a wide spectrum of good music. I was spellbound with such audio experience. However, I paired 2 of them to get a good sound in my room. 2. Good battery life. I used them at 40% volume for the full 15 hour stretch after charging them to 100%. They seem to have a decent backup. They charge up well fast as well. 3. They use micro usb to charge. This might not be listed as a pro or a con in many other speakers, but sony is famous for using their own proprietary charging cords and they are a real pain in the neck when the cable gets wear and tear. Having these headphones use micro-usb seems nice and you do have a wide option now to use for. Cons: 1. They say these headphones give good bass, but I find that hard to believe. The sound becomes distorted when used at 100%. The optimal level is at 80% which isn't too loud but its gets the job done nevertheless. 2. Very directional: You have to be very wary of how to place them. A wrong angle would give you sound that isn't optimal enough. Go check out some video reviews and you'd know what I mean. 3. They do not stay in the place firmly. I never like to change the positioning of these, but it would have been better if they had some firm grip on the surface. A slight touch seems to tip them off to fall. 4. Only splash proof. Sadly, these speakers are only splash proof and not fully water proof, a few droplets wont do harm, but you shouldn't be washing these off with water. 5. Rubber surface. Dont get me wrong, these speakers look great. But over time the curved surface of these speakers gathers dust and wears off eventually which makes it look cheap and there'sn'thing you can do. Conclusion: If you need a budget friendly speaker that gets the job done, go for it. Else go for the JBL or even the XB 20 or XB 30 if you can spare at that price point.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend