Sony SRS-XB21 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker : More Bass than I was expecting

The sound is good, the flashing lights are great and its a great size, but you will struggle to play a whole album with the sound up loud unless you have the thing plugged in to the mains – bit disappointing .

I purchased this to save space on my desk, and to eliminate the cables of a previous 2:1 speaker system. I just wanted something small and wireless to play background music whilst i’m using my mac. Advantages:a) its small and compactb) easy to setupc) portabled) looks goodhowever it does have some issues that i would like to mention. When using this via bluetooth with my mac the audio is distorted even on a low volume, its much better however when i connect it to my samsung tablet or galaxy smartphone. Even then you can notice the quality decreasing at mid to high volume so it is a bit disappointing, i usually expect better with sony audio equipment. The battery doesn’t last as long as advertised, so i have it hard connected to my mac mini via usb. Due to poor audio over bluetooth with my mac i have it connected to the headphone jack which seems to improve things, but this is not ideal since i wanted to go wireless. So it’s quite difficult to recommend from my point of view, but i will keep it.

Certainly has extra bass ,nice sound.

Small but packs a good punch. Dust & waterproof which is great. Some sound issues when connecting to phone. Battery needs regular recharging & lead/flex for same is very short.

  • Not great, but not bad!
  • Great little speaker
  • Colour DIFFERENT than Advertised!

Sony SRS-XB21 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker with Extra Bass and 12-Hour Battery Life – Red

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  • Waterproof and dustproof design (IP67 rated) so you can take your speaker anywhere, the speaker can be immersed in water up to 1 m for 30 minutes
  • Connect up to 100 speakers via Bluetooth
  • 12 hour battery life so the party never stops
  • Ultra portable design – this speaker will fit easily in your bag
  • Built-in line lighting effects that synchronizes to the beat and create a club-like atmosphere

I bought this from warehouse deals and i’m quite impressed of the power this tiny speaker can deliver. Sound is clear and couldn’t be more happy for the money i payed.

Good sound for a small speaker, bought 2 and the stereo function is good.

Best bluetooth speaker i have owned. Don’t really use the drum kit part of it, novel idea.

Absolutely superb product, i’ve had a few speakers of similar spec but the sound quality on this is exceptional, by far the best bass i’ve ever heard on a bluetooth device, i’d definitely recommend this product.

Bought this as a present for my sister who wanted a bluetooth speaker. I have subsequently heard it myself and was very impressed by the sound (and i’m pretty fussy about these things) seems like it has been reliably working with her iphone.

Can be paired for stereo or chained for multi room use.

Initially believe it or not that’s why i bought it because it was water proof, my partner likes to listen to her music on her phone while in the shower, which being the man i am i frowned upon, as her phone isn’t water proof, also listening to the noise of a tiny mono speaker screeching out “dont cry for me argentina” by madonna was just about enough for me on a nightly basis. She loves it, i love it too. It connects easily enough once paired to either her phone or my phone via bluetooth. I have installed an equaliser app on my phone and im happily typing this to the sound of a reasonably bassy “out of space” by the prodigy. Its not loud loud but its good enough to have playing about 4 ft away with the volume set just where the bass sounds right. Its good, i am going to buy the bigger srs-xb31, because i’m a man. She doesn’t know but i have also been taking it to work some mornings to use, as it is very portable, i just stuff it in my rucksack, actually it even sounds ok in my rucksack.

Bought it for my son and he uses it all the time.

Really nice sound and has quite a good bass response from such a small speaker, also has a beat light which impressed my daughter.

Very good sound, easy to connect and operate. Sound is powerful enought to fill room up to 30m2. Additionally, this speaker is linkable to others (same model), possible make chain consisting of several speakers (up to 50). I have 2 (bought separately from different countries) and have no problem with connecting ang linking. Thanks to certain waterproofnes this speaker is usable outdoors and in bath/showerroom. Price and quality is well balanced, i test in store other products with similar price (jbl for example) and chose sony – better sound and lower price.

I have an older sony bluetooth speaker which was a similar price a few years ago and it has a better sound (base) but pretty good. Flashing lights are annoying in my opinion but that could be my age.

Excellent sound quality and easy to use. Has some nice features in party mode. Small enough to carry and move around but big enough to give a good bass output and high volume. Really good quality design which feels substantial and that it will last. Really happy with my purchase. Fabulous portable speaker at a really good price.

I own other similar size speaker of a different brand, but i like this sony speaker much more. It’s light, waterproof and has a good battery life. The sound is quite good, there highs and mids with some decent (for it’s size) bass. I was actually surprised how loud it can get. It connects to my android 8 phone using ldac codec, which should in theory improve sound quality. I don’t really care about the party lights function, i think it’s a gimmick.

This little bluetooth speaker packs a punch when it comes to bass and clarity of sound. It was very easy to link to my alexa dot via bluetooth and i was streaming music within a minute of removing it from the box. It comes with a micro usb but no mains charger.

I like this model of speaker. I bought 1 from the airport which is the picture on the left. But when i buy from fat bat, i recieved the speaker without the original box & the colour looks different than the original one. Im trying to check if it is real or fake.

We bought this at a discount on amazon and have since seen it at the lower price at bricks and mortar shops so don’t feel we actually saved anything but regardless, this is a fab speaker for its level. The sound is very good, it’s very portable and pairs with all devices instantly on request. It also keeps pace with video – we have had a speaker three times more expensive but with the sound constantly out of sync with the picture on the screen.

Great sound and connects to alexa so increase the sound. Pity the lights don’t work across the top and bottom.

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Sony SRS-XB21 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker with Extra Bass and 12-Hour Battery Life - Red
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 144 reviews

One thought on “Sony SRS-XB21 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker : More Bass than I was expecting

  1. Very disappointed received and not working & does not charge.
  2. This review is from : Sony SRS-XB21 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker with Extra Bass and 12-Hour Battery Life – Red

    Very disappointed received and not working & does not charge.
    • Great sound for such a small unit. Bought it to use on camping trips.
  3. This review is from : Sony SRS-XB21 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker with Extra Bass and 12-Hour Battery Life – Red

    Great sound for such a small unit. Bought it to use on camping trips.
    • Sound its no bad but no perfectproblem is with charging. I try to reset the speaker,i left for all night on charge and nothing happen. Its only 3 months old and now i can throw that speaker to rubishdont buy.
  4. This review is from : Sony SRS-XB21 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker with Extra Bass and 12-Hour Battery Life – Red

    Sound its no bad but no perfectproblem is with charging. I try to reset the speaker,i left for all night on charge and nothing happen. Its only 3 months old and now i can throw that speaker to rubishdont buy.
    • I bought this for christmas, sound level isn’t overly loud but it’s not bad quality, as i saw it would last up to twelve hours on battery life. Now, in april, it runs for roughly 1/2—2 hours before being needed to charge. Won’t be buying products from sony in the future.
      • I bought this for christmas, sound level isn’t overly loud but it’s not bad quality, as i saw it would last up to twelve hours on battery life. Now, in april, it runs for roughly 1/2—2 hours before being needed to charge. Won’t be buying products from sony in the future.
  5. This speaker is amazing, used it in a large room for a party, sound was great.
  6. This review is from : Sony SRS-XB21 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker with Extra Bass and 12-Hour Battery Life – Red

    This speaker is amazing, used it in a large room for a party, sound was great.

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