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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 3625 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SRS-XB10 is an ultracompact design

    Posted
    Aplus1
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    SONY SRS-XB10 is an ultracompact, canister-style Bluetooth speaker that's water-resistant, with good battery life (about 12 hours) and speakerphone capabilities. The speaker sounds decent enough for its size and its strap converts into a stand to prop the speaker up horizontally. But the soft-but-tough finish attracts some dust. While it should costs a little less, the Sony SRS-XB10 is an attractively designed mini wireless speaker that outputs more bass than average typical tiny speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok for daily use

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    Pelonete
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    Expected more from a Sony product. Primary use is in my small office at work. Office is about 10x10. Pros: easy to sync, rugged and should last a long time. Cons: Sound level too low, even if volume is turned all the way up on phone, bass is too overpowering, does not auto sync after you go out of range and come back and the rubber finish attracts dust like crazy. It will get the job done but next purchase will a diff brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The New King of Budget Bluetooth Speakers!

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    DanChop
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    If you are looking for a bluetooth speaker there are no shortage of choices. So many in fact that choosing one can many times be overwhelming. For me it's important to keep in mind the factors that matter most: sound quality, ease of use, durability, bang for the buck, and whether it's made by a good company with a reputation for quality. The Sony SRS-XB10 exhibits all of these great qualities and then some. First off I will get this out of the way. The speaker sounds fantastic! It gets REALLY loud, but maintains great sound quality. I was kind of shocked considering it's a little more than half the size of a soda can. The sound is not tinny at all and definitely sits on the bassy side of the sound spectrum without getting too muddy. This is arguably the most important factor, and the speaker excels here. It is also IXP5 waterproof. This means that it will be protected from water spray from any angle for at least 3 minutes, and dust that would normally interfere with operation of the speaker. It really shows in the construction of the speaker too. Everything is fully enclosed, encased, and sealed. The whole thing is rubberized to maintain a great grip in all conditions. Really impressive. For me this means that I can use it when I workout, and afterwards when I shower without worrying about the speaker being exposed to moisture. I am sure it would do well poolside too. The operation is very straightforward, and if you've ever used a bluetooth speaker or headset there will be no surprises here. I had it up and running within seconds. There is a convenient loop for hanging the speaker where ever, and it's removable if you would rather not use it. It also has a really cool feature where you can add a second speaker, and they will play in stereo. This is a great feature! You would be able to position the two speakers to distribute the sound however you want. While I haven't tried it yet I will definitely pick up another one of these soon to do so. Overall I am extremely impressed with the SRS-XB10. It really is the little speaker that could. I honestly like to be critical when I write a review, but I haven't found anything to complain about yet. If you are looking for a quality yet inexpensive bluetooth speaker you've just found it.

    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