Add excitement to parties with this Sony EXTRA BASS portable speaker. Bluetooth technology wirelessly connects to devices, while LIVE SOUND delivers a 3-D experience. Use the Party Booster feature for fun sound effects and create a show with the multicolored flashy lights. This waterproof and dustproof Sony EXTRA BASS portable speaker is great for indoor or outdoor use.
EXTRA BASS technology
A passive radiator works with the internal speaker to enhance low-end response - giving bass a boost despite its compact size.
Connect wirelessly from across the room
Pair this speaker with virtually any Bluetooth-enabled device, including phones, tablets and laptops. NFC technology enables one-touch pairing.
Enjoy up to 24 hours of extended playback on a single charge¹.
Waterproof and dustproof
IP67 design allows the speaker to withstand being in and around water or your dusty surface².
USB charging port
Allows your SRS-XB32 to charge your devices.
Flashing line lights with strobe lights
To enhance your party.
Wireless party chain
You can connect up to 100 wireless speakers with Bluetooth technology and sync up the music and lights.
¹Battery life when lighting is off. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.
²Water-resistant certified to IP67 standard. Requires that all ports and covers are firmly closed. Capable of resisting a 12.5 ltr./min. spray of water from a distance of 2.5 meters for a period of 3 minutes.
Shock-proof Certified to MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5-Shock and Dustproof certified to IEC 60529 IP5X standard.
Bluetooth, NFC, USB
SRS-XB32 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Additional Accessories Included
Number Of Speakers
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
Bluetooth, NFC, USB
Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Serial Port Profile (SPP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Low Complexity Subband Coding (SBC)
Normally, a review of a Bluetooth speaker would be focused primarily on the sound quality, depth, ranges, and audio delivery. So, when I selected the Sony SRS XB-32 for a comprehensive review in exchange for the speaker, I was absolutely astounded by the numerous, multi-dimensional features the Sony Engineers designed into this baby. As an audiophile, who has built sound systems from the early 60's, I was impressed by the
sound delivery options packaged in this BT speaker. It is an interactive, feature packed, party machine with light shows, DJ effects, and customizable sound effects. WoW!
However, I am going to start with the sound quality since this is the most important reason why people buy speakers in the first place.
*** SOUND QUALITY ***
* Sound Quality - I love the dynamic, reverberating sound of this speaker with robust bass while I play a variety of all kinds of music genres. For the size of this portable speaker the sound reproduction is absolutely amazing.
* LDAC Codec – Sony has developed this codec, which handles three times more data then SBC and delivers CD quality to an LDAC device over BT. The XB-32 features SBC, ACC, and LDAC codecs. Your mobile device has to be compatible to deliver CD quality, High Resolution Audio (HRA) through this codec. Check your mobile device's specs to see if it is. If not, you will not be able to upgrade. Your device has to have the LDAC chipset to be compatible. Apple IOS devices support ACC, not LDAC. Apple claims their ACC codec is just as good as LDAC. I am not an expert at this controversy. However, my ears tell me Sony's LDAC is the superior codec.
* Multi-Dimensional Sound – The speaker sits at a 15 degree angle to project the Live Sound in Three D. The speaker doesn't care whether it is right-side up, standing on its side, or upside down. It projects phenomenal CD quality sound with rich bass.
* PRE-SET SOUND MODES:
* Standard - Hold Volume Down and Play for 3 seconds. Power LED turns Green.
* Extra Bass - Hold Volume Down and Play for 3 seconds, then the power Indicator LED turns white when activated. Repeat to turn Extra Bass OFF. Booming bass to keep my Grand Kids happy.
* Live Sound - Depress the Live Sound button on the Topside Controls. The LED will light up white. This actually turns ON the Extra Bass, slightly increases the volume, and brings up the mid-ranges from 500 Hz upwards towards 2 kHz. It is my very favorite setting. Vibrant sound with beefy bass and clear voice. Love it!
*** SPEAKER BUILD ***
* The XB32 has fabric on the front where the drivers are located. The rest of the unit is covered in a rubberized plastic to enable firm gripping around water, and, or, if it is held for various effects while dancing with it. My Grand Kids absolutely love this feature.
* Rustproof, Waterproof, and Dustproof - This speaker has an IP67 rating, which means I can take it to my pool, hot tub, the beach, or my boat, and not be concerned about water ruining the speaker. I can use this speaker just about any place I go. WooHoo!
* Dual 48mm speaker Units - (2 x 1.89" / 48 mm) with Mica reinforced cellular speaker cones. They produce rich, dynamic sounds at the mid-ranges and robust bass.
* TOPSIDE CONTROLS –FROM RIGHT TO LEFT:
* Power Button with indicator LED and PAIRING button.
* BLUETOOTH indicator.
* -/+ (volume) buttons.
* Play/Call Button. I can receive phone calls through this speaker and make them using SIRI. Android phones can use their voice assistant to do the same.
* LIVE button with indicator – LED is white when activated.
* N-mark – For NFC pairing.
* BACK OF UNIT BEHIND WATERPROOF COVER:
* ADD (Speaker Add) button with indicator – I can also use the Sony Music App to add group speakers that are compatible (other Sony speakers).
* RESET button.
* AUDIO IN jack – 3.5 mm to connect to 'controlling' device like amp receiver, CD player, turntable, and, or Smart TV to use as auxiliary sound speaker. NOTE: When this jack is used the connecting device controls the volume and sound delivery and output. Topside controls will not work.
* CHARGE indicator – If 'Voice Activation' is selected when depressed, I will hear 70% or more: “Battery fully charged” - - 50% or more: “Battery about 70%” - - 20% or more: “Battery about 50%” - - 10% or more: “Battery about 20%” - - Less than 10%: “Please charge”.
* DC IN 5V jack – Need A/C adapter (5V) to charge this speaker. It took me approximately 2 hours to fully charge. It is designed to last approximately 24 hours on a single charge. However, doesn't include powering the lighting effects.
* DC OUT ONLY port (USB) – I can charge my mobile smart phone from this port.
* WPC (Wireless Party Chain) button with indicator – can chain up to 100 like speakers.
* BATT/LIGHT Button – To manually turn the lighting ON or OFF depress the button for about 3 seconds, the lighting function turns either ON or OFF again.
*** Sony Music App ***
* The Sony Music App can be downloaded for FREE at the Apple App Store or Google Play stores. NOTE- The Fiestable App is included in the Sony Music Center App
* Group With Other Speakers - Control multiple compatible speakers (up to 100) using the Wireless Party Chain or select the Speaker Add function.
* Access your own personal Music Library (Need to give App permission to access).
* Access directly to Pandora, Tunein Radio, etc. directly from within the App (If installed on your Smartphone).
* Access the various Illumination, Lighting Modes and select from Rave, Chill, Hot, Cool, Strobe, Calm Magenta, Calm Cyan, Calm Lime, Calm Cinnabar, Calm Daylight, Calm Light Bulb, and Lights 'OFF' and Random Flash 'OFF'.
* Under 'Settings' – You have a multitude of options for Sound, Illumination, Power Options, Bluetooth Settings, System, and Party Booster.
* Under 'Sound Mode' – You can choose the 'Preset Mode', which is Standard, Extra Bass, or * Live Sound. You can also choose BASS/MID/TRE, which allows you to customize the levels of Bass, Middle, and Treble to your own personal preferences. Change the sound effects through the various DJ EFFECT settings, which allow you to adjust the volume of the effects for personal customization, or shut all DJ Effects OFF. How cool is that?
* Additional Sound Settings – Activate Clear Audio (Sony's recommended sound setting) and adding Extra Bass if you so desire (Grand Kids Love this setting).
* System - Configure the various settings for the system.
* Check the battery's power levels.
* Update the software of the speaker.
*** Fiestable App ***
* DJ Control allows you to completely customize your music genres using Isolator, Notch, Noise, and Jet. My Grand Kids can make these effects in sync with the music and lighting – absolutely entertaining. In DJ mode you can add Drums, Scratch, Audience, Voice (Cool Sayings), Phaser, Reggaehorn, and Rhythm by simply tapping or using your finger swirling around on a circle on the pad of your Smartphone. This App feature is absolutely mind-boggling and pure FUN. The more I use it, the more I love it. And, of course, you can turn the DJ effects 'OFF' any time.
* Motion Control is another fascinating feature, which allows you to control DJ and Illumination effects with a side motion, back and forth, or swivel of your Smart Phone. My Grand Kids love this motion control and are quite good at it.
* Illumination Controls – Yet, another amazing feature, which you control from the pad of your Smartphone. You can change, blend, and even customize the LED color displays on the speaker by simply moving you finger around the color circle on the pad of your Smartphone.
* There is a Party Flash feature, which allows you to blink the LED lights by tapping the pad of your Smartphone as fast or slow as you wish, and, the lights react, accordingly.
*** Conclusion ***
This Sony XB-32 is a terrific speaker just for its high-octane bass and vibrant sound quality. However, it is an interactive, feature packed, entertainment and party machine. My Grand Kids love this speaker and dance with it motioning the lighting and tapping all four sides for the drumming sounds. It is very amusing watching them have so much FUN with this little devil. YooHoo! it has become one of the main reasons they visit me so often. Now, I know what to get for Birthdays, and, or Christmas. I highly recommend this Sony SRS XB-32 BT Speaker. Sony has engineered this baby for outstanding, portable entertainment. It is the perfect speaker for outdoors and at any gathering of family and friends. Buy one, you won't be disappointed.
Upon receiving the Sony SRS-XB32, right away you notice that it is very well packaged. After getting a hold of the speaker from inside the box it really feels of great built quality. It’s no wonder that the speaker is Waterproof and Dust proof. In addition, the speaker is salt water resistant, which if you go to the beach often like myself, it’s pleasing to know that salt will not damage or deteriorate the outer speaker casing.
Once I turned on the speaker it instantly makes the Bluetooth discoverable. Connecting the speaker with my smart phone via Bluetooth was a breeze, you can also connect it using the NFC. I was quite impressed that such a small speaker produced great quality sounds even at the highest volume setting. What is very noticeable is the Live sound feature that creates a three dimensional sound. It really does create a wider field of sound, which comes to good use with large crowd. The bass was not the greatest I expected more but, for a small water proof speaker such as this one it was feasible.
The speaker comes with a feature called Party Booster where, once enabled, you can tap the speaker to create sound effects and also different light effects. I personally did not find the feature useful as I thought that I would end up damaging the speaker in the long run. The speaker has standard colorful lights, which can be turned on and off, that are pretty cool if you use the speaker in a night setting. Using the Fiestable app you can control the light by changing the colors using your smart phone. The app itself is simple to use but, is kind of pointless that you have to hold down on the color to keep the speaker lit up, once you let go the light will turn off, hope this gets changed with an update. Another cool feature is to see the lights react to the current genre/beat of the current music playing.
This speaker can also be connected up to 100 other Sony speakers, or you can get a pair of these and make it a stereo. Behind the speaker under a closed cover you have a USB A connector that is used to charge other devises and a micro USB to charge the speaker, I honestly don’t know why they didn’t use USBC instead which can charge at faster rate. There is also a 3.5mm stereo jack for audio input. On the top of the speaker you have the control buttons, there you can power on speaker, pause/play, Live sound and control the volume.
Very important feature of the speaker is the battery power which is rated to last 24 hours with the lights off. This is very relieving to know that you don’t have to worry about charging it while at an extended pool party, BBQ gathering or just hanging out. If you are worried of your cell phone or other battery powered accessory running low on juice, no problem just plug it to the speaker, be advise that, doing that it will deplete the speaker battery power. Overall is a great product and great built quality with excellent sound, I would definitely recommend it. In the box it comes with the speaker, manual and USB cable, unfortunately it does not include a brick but you can use your phone charger.
The sound is amazing. I cant believe it comes out of this small speaker. The light show makes it fun. Love that it’s portable. It easily connects to Bluetooth. I use it for my record player and my phone. I highly recommend this if you want something that’s portable with great sound!
So glad I could review this years XB series speaker. I also have last years model XB31 and am still very happy with it.
The differences appearance wise is the new XB32 has the same fabric front, but a soft touch rubber / plastic shell whereas as the XB31 was completely wrapped in the fabric. Personal choice here, I prefer the total wrap of the fabric. The outside of the XB32 shows fingerprints.
The lighting design is slightly different on the sides of the speaker as well. The XM32 is a smidge wider.
Nice added touch is the added ‘Live’ button to the top panel. This allows you to change the sound setting without having to go into the Sony app.
Sound is as good as ever with rich bass and full sound.
I still don’t get the party booster feature. This is where you can tap the speaker for different instrument sounds. Pretty corny if you ask me, however, it must appeal to some audience if they have brought it back.
You again have the same type of light illumination feature that you can control via the Sony Music Center app or the new Fiestable App. This new app also allows you to change volume, track, play and pause by the movement of your phone.
Battery life still great and With an IP67 rating, your speaker can be dropped in water, which I have done with the XB31 many times at the lake. (Okay, sometimes dip it in the water just to freak someone out :-))
Well, now since I have 2 similar speakers I can now take advantage of the ‘Party Chain’ mode.
This allows you to connect the two speakers to play from the same device. The audio is sometimes a hair off in timing, but if you spread the speakers enough, you may not notice this.
The other feature I was hoping I could use was ‘ADD’ feature. This allow you to add one speaker as a Left channel and the other as a Right channel. However, I could not use this since my models are a year apart which I thought was pretty lame. Apparently, you must have identical model numbers to use this feature.
Overall still a great buy. Very portable, great sound, great battery, waterproof and you can even charge your smartphone from this thing. I highly recommend again this year.
A great overall speaker. Fun to watch, great audio and works as a portable battery to boot!
The product is in an informative box, it is straight forward what is inside. You will find the device (very portable size), some foam packaging, manuals, and a micro-USB cable. Pretty simple!
I love the quality of the speaker. I got the black model which looks pretty good overall. The grill is fabric, the body is a matte plastic rubberish feel to it. The connection ports in the back are covered by a flap made watertight with a rubber gasket so ensure to keep it closed when around water environments. The top has rubber buttons for power (doubles as pairing), volume, live audio (setting) and play stop button.
The device is water and dust/sand resistant. You are supposed to be able to wash it clean after getting too dirty, haven’t had a chance to test that yet. I will be a vendor at a spartan booth this weekend though and plan on taking it as it will be raining a lot expecting lots of mud. I look forward to seeing how tough it is.
It looks great, there is a light that goes around the speaker grill and around the sides of the frame, it is accented by strobe lights on the side. The default setting looks great and is bright in a multitude of colors when playing music. You can further adjust this in the “music center” app from Sony. Download the “Fiestable” app for even more color control, not necessary for either app though.
Connectivity / sound quality:
Pairing is easy, you can pair holding the power button or you can simply use NFC on android devices. Connections are great as it uses LDAC with Android for essentially lossless transmission. You can stream 24-bit audio at 96kHz transferring at 990kbps. This is so much better than SBC or AAC is you have any HD FLAC or ALAC files on your device at full resolution. Granted, the speaker is not high-end audiophile equipment so you might not get the full benefit, but is nice to know compression is not a factor in sound quality here.
The sound initially was a little flat to me, I pushed the button that says “live” on it and the audio filled the room. For indoor use it is amazing, for outdoor it is more than enough but it might not fill the area with huge sound. I recommend the larger model for that. I sampled a few artists to see how the held up using LDAC and Pandora on high quality…
-Michael Bublé: Great bass on the vocals, guitars and most acoustic instruments sounded crisp. Stereo separation was good but not too intense. Percussion instruments sounded a little muffled.
-Steve Aoki: Turn up the volume here! Bass is thumping. This type of music sounds great but might be a little too complex for a speaker in this size. Though bass is great, lots of the other sounds don’t seem to have too much separation and detail felt lost. The faster it got, the less clear. Again, the main part I felt lacking was percussion, I found that if you turn on “clear audio” in the Music center app, it seemed to do a little better across the board. You can also tune the EQ to your liking here.
Blink 182 – “I miss you” sounded pretty good across the board, vocals, guitars and percussion all stood out well. Bass was not too heavy and didn’t overpower the rest of the music. In “Aliens Exist”, I felt the general balance was similar. The speaker seems to do well with Pop-punk.
Travis Scott – People will very much enjoy the bass here. It is very heavy, and you can feel the vibrations in a room at high volume the vocals got a little distorted but the rest stayed coherent.
Overall, I feel people will enjoy this for pop music, rock and rap / R&B and acoustic. For Electronic or other music with lots of overlapping sounds it might get a little muffled. This is not to say it is bad, just not the clearest thing you will find. Keep in mind speaker size and number of woofers / tweeters will affect audio quality so make sure to demo the larger and smaller units as well to see what is to your liking.
I did not get to try it out but you can hook this speaker up to other speakers of the same model (Not sure of other models). If you have more, you can hook it up in stereo or mono mode. The info on the site states you can hook up to 100 units as well. I am sure this is extremely cool, but I do not see many instances where 100 people have the same type of speaker unless you set up an event to ensure this is the case (and have a lot of money to spend).
Battery life is rated at 24 hours, this was hard to test as it seems to never run out! You can use the USB-A port on the back to charge your phone as it will function as a portable battery. If you turn on “Extra Bass” which I believe is activated when you turn on “live”, this goes down to 14 hours of battery life.
There is an audio in jack in the back as well. To charge you will use a micro USB port. This is annoying and I wish they used USB-C but at least you will not have to worry about any proprietary charging ports here adding to the portability.
I felt this speaker is extremely well rounded. If you do a lot of outdoor activities, this is a great speaker as it is water, dust and shock resistant. It is appealing to look at and has a great build quality. Sound quality is great for its size and if you have any extra ones in the house you can make a crazy little sound setup with it. My only complaint is the micro-USB port but I still give it 5 out of 5 stars.
I own the XB31, the previous model of this speaker. While doing a comparison side by side, I have come to the conclusion that the XB32 Is a step backwards. First you'll notice that the XB32 has that wonderful cloth covering on only the front now. The XB31 was completely covered with it. Not only did this make the XB31 look fantastic, it hid a lot of things, like finger prints, scratches, dirt, etc. The rubberized coating on the XB32 is prone to show finger prints and scratches which will stand out like a sore thumb. Next, the sounds is completely different. The XB32 sounds hollow and faint compared to the XB31, which has a punchy, in your face sound to it. When I linked the speakers up in a party chain, I had first thought the XB32 was not playing any sound, but it just doesn't have the presence the old XB31 has. Also, they are still using micro USB to charge it. A lot of companies are starting to use USB-C. This was a minor disappointment. Please don't get me wrong. It's a decent speaker, but in comparison to Sony's previous version, it feels like they took a step backwards.
I have absolutely loved this Sony SRS-XB32 bluetooth speaker. This is the best sounding speaker I've had. The sound quality is clear and crisp, but also offers that deep bass. Sony has a great device here as this speaker looks svelte and perfect with an upscale design.
This speaker has been used in the bathroom and fallen into a tub of water and worked perfectly fine afterwards. Truly is waterproof and dust proof along with being shock proof. I haven't had a chance to test it in salt water being that I live in a land locked state, but I'm positive Sony has made a great product that can be used in a salt water environment. Can't wait to get to the ocean to lay this down in the sand and jam out to my music.
This speaker offers a really nice battery life. With the lighting effect turned off Sony states you can get 24 hours out of this. There is also a LIVE effect sound mode which alters the sound quality a bit, but provides a different feel for the music you're listening too. Sony also offers a Party Chain feature, which I haven't tried yet. This allows you to connect up to 100 of these speakers and truly bump your music and sound effect.
I like the fact that you can also charge a device via the USB port. Fully charged speaker can charge up your phone while playing some music...genius move by Sony on this. This speaker feels great in your hand, as it's durable and also sturdy. Line lighting changes colors if you want to have this feature turned on, and also they have a strobe light feature. Pretty cool to enjoy this in a dark room environment while listening to music.
Be sure to download the 2 apps Sony suggests to maximize your music sound and lighting effects. Music Center and Fiestable apps.
By far, I would recommend this speaker and it is my favorite for taking with me on the go to work or out on the deck.
None...I can't say anything bad about this
If you've been following Sony's line of Bluetooth speakers, you're probably wondering what’s new with the 2019’s Sony SRS-XB32 compared to 2018’s Sony SRS-XB31.
-= What’s New in 2019? =-
Exterior: The XB31 had a fabric coating covering the entire unit. The XB32 only has fabric on the front where the drivers are located. The rest of the unit is a rubberized plastic. The “Sony” logo was also moved from the front of the speaker to the top.
Lights: The lighting features are basically the same, except on the XB-32 the LED strips come together into one line on the side. The colors and white LED flashes are still the same.
Dedicated “LIVE” button: The “Live Sound” feature is more easily accessible on the XB32 thanks to a button dedicated to the feature.
Sound Quality? The sound quality is essentially unchanged from last year.
The rest of this review may look very similar to the XB31, since they are essentially the same speaker.
-= Sound Quality =-
You’re likely most interested in the sound quality of the Sony SRS-XB32. If you love bass, it definitely does not disappoint. Highs and mids come through clear and bass has some kick to it (more on that in a second). Streaming music from Apple Music and Pandora both sounded great, but the speaker does tend to over emphasize low frequencies and can sound “muddy” at time, especially with the “Extra Bass” feature on (which is enabled by default).
There is a dedicate “Live” button on the top of the unit for the “Live Sound” feature (this feature was somewhat hidden in last year’s model). When the LED light above the button is “white”, the feature is on. Sony states that the “Live Sound” feature will provide a more realistic, 3D experience with “festival vibes.” Well, I’m not sure about the festival vibes, but what I found is that it does is maintain the bass of the “Extra Bass” mode while increasing the volume and enhancing some of the mids. It definitely sounds good and I actually prefer it over the “Extra Bass” feature alone, so I’m glad they’ve added a dedicated button for it in 2019.
-= Features =-
Lights: This is one of my favorite features of the speakers, although some people may find it gimmicky. There is the outer ring that surrounds the speaker on the front and the sides that changes different colors. There are also two white LED “strobe” lights on either side. You can set the lights to dance with the music, set a more calming lighting effect or turn off the lights completely by using the Sony Music Center app. The lights really do add a bit of a party atmosphere and helps this speaker stand out from other brands. If you don’t like the lights, you can hold down the BATT/LIGHT button inside the cap on the rear side of the speaker for about 3 seconds.
Party Booster: You can add some sound effects to the music that you’re playing on the speaker by tapping it in different places. Depending where you smack it, you can add a snare scratch, kick drum or cowbell. The harder you hit it, the louder the sound. You can turn this feature on/off by holding the the volume + and – buttons for 3 seconds.
Rustproof, Waterproof, Dustproof: The IP67 rating means you can take it to the beach and not worry about salt water ruining the speaker. So you take the party virtually anywhere.
Wireless Party Chain: You can sync this speaker with other compatible models to play the same music simultaneously (but not in stereo sound). Works with SRS-XB22, SRS-XB32, SRS-XB21, SRS-XB31, SRS-XB41, SRS-XB20, SRS-XB30, SRS-XB40, GTK-XB60, GTK-XB90.
Stereo Mode: You can pair the SRS-XB32 with another exact SRS-XB32 model for stereo sound. Please note that the speaker must be another XB-32 for stereo sound (it will not work with earlier models like XB-31 and XB-30).
Micro USB charging input: My biggest complaint of 2017’s SRS-XB30 was that it used a proprietary charging cable. Both this year’s SRS-XB32 and last year’s SRS-XB31 solve that issue with a standard Micro USB input (although, USB-C would have maybe future-proofed this speaker a little more).
USB charging port: If your phone runs low on power, you can grab your phone’s charging cable and plug it into the full-sized USB port on this speaker. The speaker then serves as a power bank for your phone (but reduces the runtime of the speaker).
Phone and Siri support: This feature has come in handy while the speaker was poolside and my phone was tucked away in my bag. You can answer a call on the speaker by tapping the Play button. You can also access Siri or Google Assistant by holding down the Play button for about 3 seconds and you hear the activation sound. You then use the speaker’s built-in mic to talk to the caller or Siri.
-= Battery Life =-
The SRS-XB32 gives you up to 24 hours with the lights off and with the sound mode set to “Standard”. However, with the lights on and the Extra Bass feature enabled, you can expect more less than half of that. So definitely keep that in mind if you’re trying to plan an all-nighter.
You can check the battery status in the Sony Music Center app on by tapping the “BATT” button under the flap. Oddly, unlike many Bluetooth speaker, the battery status does not show in the status bar of iOS.
-= Summary =-
Overall, the Sony SRS-XB32 delivers great sound along with a great light show. If you already have last year's model (the XB31), then there is really no reason to upgrade as the changes seem to be cosmetic only. There is also no stereo pairing compatibility between the XB32 and XB31, although you can link the two models together to play non-stereo sound ("Wireless Party Chain").
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about connectivity, reliability, bass quality and size. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 94/100 = Excellent quality.
PCMagRating, 4 out of 54.0Tim Gideon on June 4, 2019
The wireless Sony SRS-XB32 speaker delivers a solid audio experience and a modest light show from its outdoor-friendly frame.Full Review
techgearlab.comRating, 4.8 out of 54.8Max Mutter Michelle Powell Learn more change compa on September 3, 2019
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Though the Sony SRS-XB32 is a good speaker overall, in our opinion it fails to find any sort of balance that makes it a compelling way to fill anyFull Review
A:Answeri believe the cord you need is an "micro usb". then you can connect the speaker to any samsung or apple power adapter. if you have an android devise, you could just use that cord as most of them are micro usb.