Updated 17 Nov 2016

Sony

SRS-XB3

Snapshot: The Sony SRS-XB3 wireless portable speaker has Bluetooth, but it doesn't have a battery life indicator. How good is the sound?

SRS-XB3
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$199

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Test results

Overall score
43
Ease of use
?/10
Range
?/10
Sound quality
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent range.
  • Easy to use.
  • Is Bluetooth enabled.
  • Has NFC connectivity.
  • Has speakerphone for quick access to phone calls.
  • Can charge USB devices.
  • Can be paired with a second speaker for stereo sound.
  • Has a 3.5mm AUX input.
  • Has a claimed battery life of 24 hours.
  • Is splash resistant, but not waterproof.

But

  • Poor sound.
  • No WiFi connectivity.
  • No battery life indicator.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$199

Specifications

Dimensions HxWxD (mm)
79 x 211 x 81
Weight (kg)
1.0
Power supply
Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery life claim (hours)
24

Features

Battery life indicator
No
Near Field Communication
3.5mm AUX port
Speaker phone
Headphone socket
×
USB can charge other devices
Yes
Stereo pairing
Yes
Carry bag/pouch
×
Carry handle/strap
×
Dust/water resistant
IPX5
Rugged
n/a

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