Sony SRS-XB23 Speaker Review

6.14 Mixed Usages
6.3 Music:
5.8 Movies:
7.5 Outdoors:
7.3 Podcasts
3.8 Voice Assistant:
Release year: 2020 Rating: 4.6

The Sony SRS-XB23 is a small but powerful Bluetooth speaker that lets you take your music with you wherever you go. Due to its small size and high-quality sound, this speaker is great for outdoor activities, trips, and other times when you need to listen to music while on the go. It's a great choice for people who want a speaker that can keep up with their busy lives, thanks to its many features, like being able to connect to apps, being waterproof, and having a long battery life.

Our Verdict

Sony SRS-XB23 is a great choice if you want a portable Bluetooth speaker that can keep up with your busy life. Its high-quality sound and small size make it perfect for use outside, and extra features like app compatibility and waterproofing make it safer and easier to use. With the SRS-XB2331, you can listen to music for hours on end. The only real problem is that it doesn't have as many bells and whistles as other, more expensive speakers.

PROS
  • Easy to use;
  • Speakerphone;
  • IP67 rating;
  • Broad soundfield;
  • Tighter bass;
CONS
  • No NFC
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Specification

GENERAL

Recommended Usage Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers[ Waterproof]
Release Year 2020
Power Source Battery & USB
Multi-Device Pairing: Yes

BUILD QUALITY

Material Quality Decent
Water Resistance: Submersible (IPx7)
Dust Resistance Dust-Proof (IP6x)
Floats In Water: Unspecified

STYLE

RGB Light: N/A
Color Variation Black, Olive Green, Orange, Coral Red, Sky Blue and Taupe.
Sizes And Variants N/A

PORTABILITY:

Power Source: Battery & USB
Hand Carry Yes
Weight 1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)
Volume: 71 in³ (1,167 cm³)
Connectivity: Bluetooth Only

BATTERY:

Battery Powered: Yes
Battery Life 9.2 hrs
Charging Time: 2.8 hrs
Power Saving: Yes
Charging Port: USB-C

BLUETOOTH SPECIFICATION:

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Version: 5.0
Bluetooth Range: 311.7 ft (95.0 m)
Bluetooth iOS Latency: 52 ms
Bluetooth Android Latency: 90 ms
Multi-Device Pairing: Yes

WI-FI SPECIFICATION:

Wi-Fi: N/A
Wi-Fi Version: N/A
Wi-Fi Frequency Band: N/A
Apple AirPlay: N/A
AirPlay Latency: N/A
Google Chromecast: N/A
Chromecast Latency: N/A

WIRED CONNECTIVITY:

Aux Input: N/A
USB Audio: N/A
Other Ports: N/A

CONTROLS (PHYSICAL BUTTONS):

Ease Of Use: Great
Music Play/Pause [Button/Touch]: Yes
Call Answer/End [Button/Touch]: Yes
Volume Up/Down [Button/Touch]: Yes
Track Next/Previous [Button/Touch]: Yes
Microphone On/Off: N/A
Additional Controls: Yes

VOICE CONTROL:

Voice Assistant: Yes
Voice Activation: N/A
Speakerphone: Yes
Alexa: No
Siri: Yes (Requires Smartphone)
Google Assistant: Yes (Requires Smartphone)
Microphone Mute: No
Far-Field Performance: Bad
Ambient Noise Performance Bad

APP:

App Name: Sony Music Center
iOS: Yes
Android: Yes
EQ: Graphic
Stereo Pair Mode: Yes
Party Mode: Yes
Multi-Room: N/A

AUDIO QUALITY [TESTED RESULT]:

Frequency Response Accuracy: Mediocre
Soundstage: Very Good
Dynamics: Poor

IN THE BOX

Accessories: Sony SRS-XB23 speaker, USB-C charging cable.
User manual: Yes
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