Sony SRS-XB43 Speaker Review

6.22 Mixed Usages
6.5 Music:
5.9 Movies:
7.5 Outdoors:
7 Podcasts
4.2 Voice Assistant:
Release year: 2020 Rating: 4.7

Sony's SRS-XB43 is a Bluetooth speaker with a lot of features and a lot of power. It was made for serious music lovers. With its high-quality sound and adjustable equalizer, this speaker is great for music lovers who want to customize how they listen to music. It's a great choice for people who want a multipurpose speaker because it has a lot of features, like being able to work with apps, voice control, and party chain.

Our Verdict

The Sony SRS-XB43 is a great Bluetooth speaker that can be used for a lot of different things. The battery life and portability of the SRS-extended XB43 make it perfect for use outside, and the high-quality sound will keep you entertained for hours. The only real problem is that it's a bit on the big side, which may make some people decide not to buy it.

PROS
  • Features multi-device pairing
  • Long battery life
  • In-app EQQ  fine-tuning of sounds
  • Waterproof
CONS
  • Large sizes may be too bulky for some users.
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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 Good
Water Resistance: Submersible (IPx7)
Dust Resistance Dust-Proof (IP6x)
Floats In Water: Unspecified

STYLE

RGB Light: Yes
Color Variation Black, Taupe and Blue.
Sizes And Variants N/A

PORTABILITY:

Power Source: Battery & USB
Hand Carry Yes
Weight 6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)
Volume: 285 in³ (4,677 cm³)
Connectivity: Bluetooth and Wired

BATTERY:

Battery Powered: Yes
Battery Life 15.0 hrs
Charging Time: 4.5 hrs
Power Saving: Yes
Charging Port: USB-C

BLUETOOTH SPECIFICATION:

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Version: 5.0
Bluetooth Range: 334.6 ft (102.0 m)
Bluetooth iOS Latency: 63 ms
Bluetooth Android Latency: 116 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: Yes
USB Audio: N/A
Other Ports: Yes

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 Poor

APP:

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

AUDIO QUALITY [TESTED RESULT]:

Frequency Response Accuracy: Alright
Soundstage: Mediocre
Dynamics: Alright

IN THE BOX

Accessories: Sony SRS-XB43 speaker, AC power adapter with USB-C connection.
User manual: Yes
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