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Sony SRS-XB40

Sony SRS-XB40
alaScore 97

36 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Sony SRS-XB40. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability and price. Opinions are divided on the usability.

size

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Sony SRS-XB40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Lewis Leong (techradar.com)

Sony SRS-XB40 Bluetooth speaker review

 

Lights and sounds

Gets very loud ; Thumping bass ; NFC and speakerphone features

Mediocre sound ; Only splash-proof ; Proprietary charger

The Sony SRS-XB40 delivers big sound in an equally big speaker. It's feature-packed and provides a light show for your music but only EDM or rap lovers will dig the bass-heavy tuning. For its price, it simply lacks the resolution and nuance of its...

May, 2017

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony SRS-XB10 review

 

The grenade-size SRS-XB10 is the smallest and most basic of the new speakers in Sony's line of Extra Bass Bluetooth speakers. At this size "extra bass" might be a stretch, but it does have a bit more punch than many competitors.

The Sony SRS-XB10 is an ultracompact, canister-style Bluetooth speaker that's water-resistant, with good battery life (16 hours) and speakerphone capabilities. The speaker sounds decent enough for its size and its strap converts into a stand to prop...

The soft-but-tough finish attracts some dust; should cost less than $50.

While it should costs a little less, the Sony SRS-XB10 is an attractively designed mini wireless speaker that outputs more bass than your typical tiny speaker.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sony SRS-XB40

 

The Sony SRS-XB40 is a portable Bluetooth speaker armed with some serious bass response and a built-in LED light show.

Intense audio performance with adjustable bass and EQ. Controllable LED lights flash and glow. Water resistant.

Poor speakerphone functionality. Not for listeners seeking accurate, flat response.

Booming bass, a flashing LED light show, and a water-resistant design—the Sony SRS-XB40 isn't light on features. Audio performance is strong for the $200 range, but it's not the absolute best we've heard for the price, so some of this speaker's cost is...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Trevor Long (eftm.com.au)

Sony SRS-XB40 Bluetooth Speaker Review: The lights of the party

 

Last time you pulled the Bluetooth speaker out to entertain your guests all they got was sound right? Sony's stepping things up a gear with the new SRS-XB40 speaker with lights and sound! At $299 it's in the premium end of the small portable Bluetooth...

Consumer review by: Gemma (currys.co.uk)

SONY EXTRA BASS SRS-XB40 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Blue

 

Easy to connect Nice and compact Lights look great

Could do with having a 12v charger with it too.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Louis (currys.co.uk)

SONY EXTRA BASS SRS-XB40 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Black

 

Amazing sound, leds work great and just overall a good product

Only downside I have noticed is it isn't micro USB charging so you have to use sonys charger so if you're out and about and it dies, pretty stuck

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Patrick (currys.co.uk)

SONY EXTRA BASS SRS-XB40 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Black

 

Long lasting battery. Incredible bass.

Needs some adjustments to levels when switching between the "extra bass" feature as you loose a lot of the highs and some of the mids.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Alison (currys.co.uk)

SONY EXTRA BASS SRS-XB40 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Black

 

Live the light effect

Pricey!

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:20 - 20000

Design

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

Features

USB connector type:USB Type-A

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.0
Driver diameter:6.1
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

Manual:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Built-In Microphone:Y
Hands-free mode:Y
On/off switch:Y
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth range:10
Bluetooth version:4.2
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Frequency range:2.4
Interface:NFC/Bluetooth/USB/3.5mm
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB charging port:Y
Wireless Technology:NFC/Bluetooth

Power

Battery life (max):24
Battery Type:Built-in
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power source type:Battery

Technical Details

Quantity:1
Wireless Connection:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:105
Height :100
Weight:1.5
Width:279