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Sony SRS-XB3

Sony SRS-XB3
alaScore 95

229 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 reviews of Sony SRS-XB3. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The size and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Sony SRS-XB3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Sony SRS-XB3


A rugged portable speaker with a price that won't make you wince

A super-powerful and portable – if not always subtle – wireless speaker.

Jan, 2017

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Sony SRS-XB3 review

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Sony claims that its SRS-XB3 speaker can last up to 24 hours between charges, but is this a speaker that you'll want to listen to for hours on end? We sent it off to our test lab for the verdict.

Jul, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Sony SRS-XB3


The Sony SRS-XB3 speaker delivers some of the best Bluetooth audio we've heard for the price, wrapped in a portable, outdoor-friendly design.

Fantastic audio performance with option to enhance bass levels. Portable, water-resistant design. Speakerphone functionality.

Lacks playback and track navigation buttons. Few cables included.

No matter the mode, the Sony SRS-XB3 provides a bass punch that we rarely hear in speakers this size and price. If you're looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker in the sub-$200 price range, this is the one to get—you can consider the water-resistant...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Trevor Long (

Extra Bass from the Sony SRS-XB3 Bluetooth Speaker: Review


At $250 this is not the cheapest Bluetooth speaker you can buy, but in fact it's on par with a range of similarly priced speakers from JBL, UE Boom or Bose making the SRS-XB3 from Sony one to consider....

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lookes and feels well made


bought this product 3 weeks ago very satisfied with all the features at the moment useing it for sound bar on tv hearing sounds more clear and with x bass very good

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (

Love it


I bought this less than a month ago and i love it.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (

Good sound


Was bought this for my birthday, & am very pleased with sound quality, can be connected via Bluetooth or aux lead ( supplied ) to turntable so very adabtable .

Jul, 2017

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its ok but when increasing volume to full the speaker clarity is less and treble

Jun, 2017

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Looks really good and sounds even better


I have the green one of these and its so good i got the black one for my bestie! Whats even better it was on sale aswell...result! This speaker is worth the money! With the long battery life and the extra base button alone...but the little extras sold...

Jun, 2017

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Makes anything sound amazing! Has great bass, and perfect sound quality.

Cannot fault it!

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Frequency range:20 - 20000


Colour of product:Black / Blue / Green / Red
International Protection (IP) code:IPX5
Product Type:STEREO
Protection features:Water Resistant
Volume Control:Digital


USB connector type:USB Type-A


Audio output channels:1.0 / 2.0
Driver diameter:4.8
Driver Size:4.8
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker Type:2-way
Subwoofer driver diameter:4.8
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):4.8

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package Type:Box


Audio formats supported:AAC,SBC
Hands-free mode:Y
On/off switch:Y / Yes
Plug and Play:Y
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HSP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth range:10
Bluetooth version:3.0
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Frequency range:2.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB charging port:Y / Yes
USB Connectivity:Y
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wireless Technology:NFC/Bluetooth


Battery life (max):24
Battery Type:Built-in
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):30
Power source type:Battery
USB charging:Y

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.3 / 83
Height :8 / 80
Width:21.1 / 211