- Sufficient Battery Backup
- Great Connectivity With Multiple Options
- Waterproof, Dustproof
- Highly Durable Design
- deep and punchy sound
- Sound Distorted at Full Volume
- Material Is Dust Magnet
23 x 12 x 10 cm
9 Hours approx.
- 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
- 1 Charging Cable
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Waranty Card
The build quality is with a Sony SRS XB 22 which is unique. The speaker is very portable because of its sturdiness and small size. When I picked the speaker up, it had some weight and was very hefty. It’s almost like you can feel the high-quality durability when you pick it up with it weighing two pounds.
At the front of the speaker, we have the same durable fabric that many small portable speakers have been using, and the rest of the speaker is covered with rubberized plastic material. This cover helps with grip so that you won’t have any worries about dropping this baby.
On top of the speaker, we have five buttons, which include the live mode. The pause-play or skip-forward or backward to the next song button, the volume buttons, and of course, the power button and pairing button moving to the back of the speaker behind the waterproof flap.
We have the last three buttons, including the battery button, which tells you the battery life and also allows you to turn off the LED lights. The WPC button stands for the wireless party chain, and this enables you to connect multiple Sony speakers. The last button, which says ad allows you to connect another Sony speaker to play in stereo.
We have a 3.5-millimeter input for physical connections and a micro USB to charge the speaker. When it comes to Bluetooth, this speaker has Bluetooth 4.2, which should work fine for the average consumer, but the most recent Bluetooth technology is Bluetooth 5.0, which works better in terms of pairing. It is just as easy as any other device to pair the speed.
The battery life is pretty good, with Sony claiming up to 12 hours of playtime. I mentioned earlier we have a USB charger, and I kind of wish it would have been USB type-c but not complaining because many other small portable speakers on the market use regular USB as well.
Now let’s get to the most crucial part of the review:
The sound quality to start let me tell you I was reasonably impressed with what the speaker gives us. Here the speaker can fill up small rooms and even some medium-sized open areas. In terms of audio quality, the mid-range was very clean, and the instruments are relatively clear. The higher frequencies could have used a little more detail, especially with higher volumes, but they are bad.
Now because most portable speakers are so small, they usually don’t offer any soundstage, but with this baby, we have a soundstage with audio separation through the left and right channels that live sound buttons.
I mentioned earlier that changing the speaker from extra bass to live sound for that wider soundstage it’s not a big difference, but it is still a great feature. Overall, I am happy about the sound quality, and I enjoy the speaker’s audio for its small size.
Sony SRS XB 22 is IP67 certified, which means it is water and dustproof. It also floats, which is fantastic because you won’t have to worry about losing the speaker underwater.
The one feature that separates this speaker from many on the market is the LED lights. You can turn them on or off at any time, but unfortunately, we only have two lights. One is on the top, and another is on the bottom.
I was disappointed that they didn’t have lights across the entire speaker like the Sony SRS XB 31. . If you are looking for a speaker with great lights, I would recommend the Sony SRS XB 31.
the Sony SRS XB 22 right for you well. If you are looking for a portable speaker that has good clear audio, is waterproof, and dustproof has LED lights and different extra features. Then I would recommend this speaker. But if you are looking for a speaker purely based on ruggedness and incredible durability that still has good sound but offers fewer features