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Sony - XB10 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gray

Take your personal playlist outdoors with this portable Sony XB Bluetooth speaker. It’s IPX5 water-resistant and provides up to 16 hours of nonstop music, and the EXTRA BASS mode lets you enjoy enhanced intense beats. The NFC technology of this Sony XB Bluetooth speaker provides instant pairing with compatible smart devices.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Carrying strap (attached to the unit)
    • Sony XB10 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
    • USB cable
    • Warranty card

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2308 out of 2398)

    Features


    Connect wirelessly from a distance

    Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device. NFC technology enables one-touch pairing.

    Rich sound you can carry in the palm of your hand

    This portable device can slip into your bag to bring your music, movies and games to life on the go.

    Rechargeable battery

    Play your favorite tunes for up to 16 hours on a full charge.

    Water-resistant design

    Whether you're listening to tunes indoors or outdoors, relax knowing the wireless speaker is IPX5 water-resistant.

    Bring music to life with EXTRA BASS™

    A passive radiator works with the internal speaker to enhance low-end response - giving bass a boost despite its compact size.

    SBC sound decoders

    Provide rich, detailed sound.

    Built-in microphone

    Accepts hands-free calls through the speaker.

    Carry the speaker wherever you go

    Carrying strap helps minimize damage while you are out and about, whether you are heading on a trip or firing up the grill in the yard.

    Auxiliary audio input

    Allows simple wired connectivity.

    Add an extra speaker for stereo sound

    Simply connect two wireless speakers for stereo sound (additional speaker required, sold separately).


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2398 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The New King of Budget Bluetooth Speakers!

      Posted
      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 is important to keep in mind the factors that matter most: sound quality, ease of use, durability, bang for the buck, and whether it is 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 have 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 is 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

      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 have 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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great BT speaker with full base and clear sound

      Posted
      bridaw
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      This is a great little bluetooth speaker. I was skeptical but it really has Extra Bass. I can feel it thumping through the table or counter when I am playing music. Amazing for such a small portable speaker. In addition to having full base it is also clear. It isn’t muddy and it doesn’t get distorted at high volume. The carrying strap can be used to suspend/hang the speaker but it also doubles as a cradle/stand so you can aim the speaker horizontally and it will keep it from rolling around. Most of the time I listen with it directed at me this way but you can also stand it on end pointing straight up. The rechargeable battery lasts a long time. They claim 16 hours and I have no reason to doubt that. I’ve been using it 2-4 hours a day for 5 days and it is still going strong. The bluetooth connection is maintained even when I am on the other side of my condo so it has good range. It is very easy to pair and if you have an Android phone with NFC it is even easier. It has a built-in auxiliary mini-jack input if your music source doesn’t support bluetooth. It includes a USB cable for charging. There is a little light that turns on while charging and it turns off when charging is complete. I’m very happy with that design, great for color blind people (hard for me to tell the difference with lights that change color). A great design feature is the speaker is water resistant. You don’t want to submerge it but you can use this where it might get splashed with water and not worry. IPX5 means it is rated to survive water jets. Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects. The speaker has a built-in microphone and can be used as a hands-free speakerphone when it is paired with your phone. I did test this feature and it works well but I don’t think I will use it often. If I’m listening to music from my phone and someone calls it would be convenient to answer a quick call over the speaker and then get right back to the music when the call is done. I would never set out to place a call using this device if I weren’t already listening to music. Speakerphones annoy… Another great feature I am unable to try at this point but look forward to is connecting a 2nd speaker for true stereo sound. Two of these little guys can be synced so that one becomes the Left channel and one the Right channel. Not only would this provide better quality sound than one does already but I assume it would also be quite a bit louder (maybe twice as loud). I really have no complaints about this speaker and I look forward to picking up a second one on sale some day. It is very portable, sounds great, lasts a long time on a singe charge and it even looks good. Win!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Mighty mite

      Posted
      Hikergal
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      The SONY XB10 Bluetooth Speaker is small, highly portable, and has some power. It was easy to use out of the box. I gave it a full charge, then turned it on near my desktop computer. It paired instantly, and I was listening to music while I worked. After that initial pairing, I just held the “on” button down for a few seconds, and it paired with my iPhone without effort. It has a comfortable plastic ring and a short cord that make it easy to carry around, and so I did – around our 2-story house, out the front door to the mailbox, all while getting the signal from my desktop computer. Of course, there is a limit to how far it can be from its source and still pick up the signal, but its range is extensive enough that I can keep the XB10 with me or park it in a convenient spot with no interruption. I haven’t really tested the extent of its battery life, because it lasts through a full day, and that’s enough for me. The sound is excellent for the speaker’s size, clear and rich. I compared it with another, well-respected brand’s small Bluetooth speaker, and there was no meaningful difference. I have only the one XB10, so I haven’t tried adding an extra one and getting a stereo sound, but I like that this would be a possibility. The markings for the various function buttons are small, pale, and not easy to see, and that does pose a problem for me. However, it does have small raised dots at the “play” and “increase volume” buttons, so as I get more accustomed to using them I probably won’t have to look to activate those. Overall, the SONY XB10 makes a nice addition to my listening options.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Solid Speaker/Crisp Sound, except for the Bass...

      Posted
      RedOmen
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      I am definitely a fan of Sony products in general, especially when it comes to sound reproduction, however, I think their effort with this bluetooth speaker fell short in its main attraction, the Bass. The speaker has a solid sound overall, and it is very intuitive to operate, with device pairing and general device controls laid out in a user-friendly format. I've paired it with a few different devices, and it is the easiest/quickest to use of any of the bluetooth devices that I currently own (including some other Sony products). When it comes to sound, it has a very clear crisp sound, with two exceptions. At higher volumes, the speaker sounds a bit muddy, although for its size, it still handles the higher volumes pretty well. The primary issue is that these speakers are billed as being "extra bass" bluetooth speakers, and although they do give better bass reproduction than average speakers in this size category, the bass does not capture the lower-frequency lows, leaving me as a bass-lover longing for more from a speaker that seems like it should be able to give me the full scale bass experience that I love. For the more casual music listener that is either not concerned much with bass, or who plans to pair this with another speaker (a feature included on this unit), or someone who plans to use this for reasons other than music reproduction, this speaker will work fine. For die-hard bass lovers wanting a speaker that captures the lowest lows and produces them clearly at higher volumes, you will probably want to pass on this one, or grab 2 and pair them to get some extra umph with the bass (but if you are going to get two at full price, you may as well get a better-equipped speaker altogether). I am giving this a 3, although it is more of a 3.5 (I'm rounding down since the main bass feature did not perform as well as expected). Not a bad speaker (especially for pure vocals), but there are better options out there (by Sony, JBL, and others) with a more balanced sound and stronger Bass. Would recommend to anyone not specifically looking for Bass.

      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's nothing 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

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great portable sound

      Posted
      NBCTeach05
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      I was looking for a speaker that was light enough to be portable and that I could use to project audio (videos, music, etc) for presentations I do for work. This fit the bill perfectly. It was simple to set up to my laptop with an audio jack. The sound projected well in a fairly large room and was not distorted. It is small enough that it fits in my computer case. With the 16 hour battery, I don't have to worry about it running out of juice. (NOTE: the directions say to charge it to its full capacity once every 6 months to maintain performance.) It was super easy to pair my devices (phone and iPod) to the speaker using the Bluetooth. If you device has One-touch, you can pair it that way. The Speaker Add function allows you to listen with two units. That will be great to use at gatherings I hold at my house. I can set up speakers in multiple rooms and even outside on the porch. With the long battery life, I won't have to worry about recharging the speaker until the next day. The unit is IPX5 water resistant. The specification protects against rain and tap water. My advice would be to read the instructions carefully about this feature since it is easy to impact the water resistant performance if you are not careful. That includes cleaning the surface. Where you place the unit is also critical to avoid any damage as things like temperature affect it. I did a sound test of the Sony SRS-XB10 against my husband's Bose Mini II SoundLink speaker. We both heard a surprisingly great sound from the Sony speaker that equaled the speaker that cost more than twice as much. The Extra Bass made the sound so rich. Two other features the speaker comes with are a built-in microphone, which allows you to accept hands-free calls through the speaker, and a cute little carrying strap. For the reasonable price of this unit with the great sound, I would highly recommend purchasing this. If you entertain a lot, I would suggest getting a pair to cover a larger square footage.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Bluetooth Speaker for My Uses

      Posted
      IowaBob
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      I purchased the Sony - XB10 Portable Bluetooth Speaker to amplify the sound from my Echo Dot. In particular, I wanted an inexpensive portable Bluetooth speaker that would do a good job broadcasting music. After much research, I found that the XB10 was the only such speaker for under $50 (Best Buy sale) that did an adequate job with lower frequency (Bass) sounds. It is only the size of a coffee mug and it fits inside one of my cups. The XB-10 paired with my Dot quickly and is recognized by the Dot whenever the XB-10 speaker is turned on. The battery is said to play for 16 hours between charges. This may be true if played at relatively low volumes. I tried it at a relatively high-volume (about 8 out of 10), and it played for about 10 hours before the orange LED flashed and the speaker shut down. However, according to specifications and reviews that I have read, most other portable speakers in this price range have shorter times of use between charges. I like the ability to move the speaker around my modest (3-bedroom, split-level) house without losing contact with my Dot, and this speaker excels at this. While at Best Buy, I compared the sound of the XB-10 to its' larger "siblings" (XB-20 and XB-30). They all had outstanding bass for their sizes and prices, but the XB-10 was all I needed to fill my needs. If not, I would have brought it back sand exchanged it for one of the other Sony "siblings." I am very happy with my purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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