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Sony SRS-XB40

Sony SRS-XB40
alaScore 97

96 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 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 really like the usability. The design also gets good opinions, but some have doubts about the reliability and price.

size, design, usability

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...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony SRS-XB40 review: Blinded by the lights, filthy urban bass delights

 

Exuberance is the XB40's raison d'être, which is exactly what you get - unapologetic extroversion. Brash bass and big beats, serious volume, plus the

Light show is unique ; Bass delivery ; Some water protection

Fun but never really stops being a house party speaker

Exuberance is the XB40's raison d'être, which is exactly what you get - unapologetic extroversion. Brash bass and big beats, serious volume, plus the lights fantastic. And all that wrapped up in a rugged-looking and colourful design.

Sep, 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 (which.co.uk)

Sony SRS-XB40 review

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You certainly can't say that the Sony SRS-XB40 is boring. Available in neon red or electric blue, with a built-in light show to accompany your tunes, this Bluetooth speaker stands out from the crowd. But is this merely smoke and mirrors? Read our...

Jul, 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...

Expert review by : Michael Knott (netzwelt.de)

Flash mich noch mal!

 

Selbst wenn wir die LED-Beleuchtung nur als nettes Gimmick betrachten - der Sony SRS-XB40 macht seine Sache im Test sehr gut. Kräftiger Sound, wasserfestes Gehäuse und sinnvolle Anschlüsse heben ihn weit nach oben in unserer Bestenliste.

Lightshow; wasserfestes Gehäuse; Anschlüsse; LADC-Unterstützung; NFC

leichte Schwächen bei den Höhen; "gerichteter" Klang

May, 2017

Expert review by : Lars Lund Olsen (ereviews.dk)

Test: Sony SRS-XB40 Bluetooth højttaler

 

De fleste Bluetooth højttalere vi har anmeldt har alle haft et mere eller mindre anonymt udseende. Det kan man ikke beskylde Sony SRS-XB40 for at

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Florian Bodoky (pctipp.ch)

Im Test: Sony SRS-XB40

 

Auch Sony spielt mit im Zirkus der mobilen Bluetooth-Speaker. PCtipp hat den SRS-XB40 unter die Lupe genommen, der sich mit Schwergewichten wie der UE Boom 2 oder Boses SoundLink Mini messen will.

Verarbeitung, Bass, Licht

Etwas dünne Höhen

Der SRS-XB40 von Sony ist ein grossartiger Speaker mit vielseitig einsetzbaren Features und ideal für spontane Partys. Die Verarbeitung ist stark und die Lichtershow macht Laune. Auch der Akku ist solide. Wem das alles egal ist und sich ausschliesslich...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : David Peruch La Rédaction David Peruch David Peruc (planet-sansfil.com)

Sony lance les enceintes SRS-XB40 EXTRABASS pour une atmosphère de fête.

 

Le constructeur profite de ce début d'année pour étendre sa gamme EXTRABASS qui désormais intègre quatre nouvelles enceintes portables sans fil, dont les SRS-XB40 EXTRABASS.

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
USB Connectivity:Y
USB connector type:USB Type-A
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