7. Sony SRS-XB22 Review
+ Pros: Fully waterproof design, dustproof, shockproof, LED lights, NFC, Party Booster Mode, good audio performance for its price and size, around 12 hours of battery life.
– Cons: Deep bass at high volume is distorted, not exactly a powerful speaker, connectivity a bit difficult to set up.
For a speaker under $80, Sony’s SRS-XB22 is a small and powerful wireless speaker that you can take everywhere you go. With a fully waterproof dustproof, and shockproof design, this is a beast that can become the soul of the party thanks to its ability to connect to up to 100 other speakers.
Add the LED lights and we know the SRS-XB22 was meant to light up your mood. This speaker isn’t offering exactly the best audio experience, though. At higher volume, the bass rattles and gets distorted.
While the Sony SRS-XB22 speaker does not offer the crispest or clearest sound you’d wish, it is good enough to use in your room or while on a trip since it does come with all that outdoor ruggedness.
Specs and Features
- Extra Bass
- Party Booster Mode
- USB charging
- Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC)
- Connects up to 100 wireless speakers via Bluetooth
- Sony Music Center app
- Batteries: 1 Lithium-ion battery required (and included)
- Product Dimensions : 23.6 x 10.59 x 12.09 cm; 740 grams
Conclusion: The Sony SRS XB-22 Another speaker which is just “OK”. You would expect more from a tech heavyweight like Sony. The aesthetics are nice, and it’s a good portable size, but it feels as though the volume doesn’t go as high as it should. This was the quietest speaker on the list and is not recommended.