Sony SRS-XB23 review

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  • Sony SRS-XB23
  • Sony SRS-XB23
  • Sony SRS-XB23
  • Sony SRS-XB23
  • Sony SRS-XB23

Specs / Features


Wireless
Wireless Inputs Bluetooth, NFC
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date 11-May-2020
Size 21.8 x 7.6 cm (8.6 x 3 in)
Weight 580 grams
(20.47 ounces)

Critic Reviews


Ausdroid

It delivers crisp, clear sound but it’s not perfect

from Ausdroid

Where Sony have set themselves apart is the great battery life, great sound that can be tuned to your needs and a chassis that will almost certainly take a beating. Coming in at $159.00 it’s a great investment for someone looking for a really good, portable speaker without spending the earth.

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Where Sony have set themselves apart is the great battery life, great sound that can be tuned to your needs and a chassis that will almost certainly take a beating. Coming in at $159.00 it’s a great investment for someone looking for a really good, portable speaker without spending the earth.

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Gadget Guy

Quite a step up from the 2019 range in terms of audio quality

from Gadget Guy

As rugged portable BT speakers with enormous flexibility in the App and SBC, AAC (Apple) and LDAC (Sony Hi-Res) these are far better than the 2019 range. If we rate them within their capabilities and price brackets, they are almost perfect.

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As rugged portable BT speakers with enormous flexibility in the App and SBC, AAC (Apple) and LDAC (Sony Hi-Res) these are far better than the 2019 range. If we rate them within their capabilities and price brackets, they are almost perfect.

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Tech Guide

Enjoy good quality anywhere

from Tech Guide

The Sony Extra Bass XB23 ticks all the boxes for durability, design, value and audio quality and should be the first thing in your bag when you walk out the door.

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The Sony Extra Bass XB23 ticks all the boxes for durability, design, value and audio quality and should be the first thing in your bag when you walk out the door.

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PC Magazine

This small, splash-proof speaker delivers solid sound

from PC Magazine

For a speaker this size under $100, the Sony SRS-XB23 delivers on several fronts. Its audio performance is solid, with rich bass depth and solid high-frequency clarity. Those seeking truly deep bass from a portable speaker need to spend more on a larger option like the aforementioned SRS-XB43 or...More

For a speaker this size under $100, the Sony SRS-XB23 delivers on several fronts. Its audio performance is solid, with rich bass depth and solid high-frequency clarity. Those seeking truly deep bass from a portable speaker need to spend more on a larger option like the aforementioned SRS-XB43 or the $400 JBL Boombox 2. In the $75 to $150 realm, we’re fans of the $140 JBL Charge 4 and $150 Sony SRS-XB33. The SRS-XB23 is no slouch with its rugged, waterproof build and app-based EQ controls—but for some, spending a little more on its bigger, more powerful siblings will be worth it.

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TechRadar

Sony’s much-improved Bluetooth speaker can hang with the best of ‘em

from TechRadar

The entry-level Sony SRS-XB23 boasts a new design that moves the passive radiators to the top and bottom of the speaker with promising results. It doesn’t have the best sound quality in its class, but despite that it seems like an affordable outdoor speaker that most people will love

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The entry-level Sony SRS-XB23 boasts a new design that moves the passive radiators to the top and bottom of the speaker with promising results. It doesn’t have the best sound quality in its class, but despite that it seems like an affordable outdoor speaker that most people will love

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