Sony SRS-ZR7 High-Resolution Audio Multi-Room Speaker – great value for money

This is a brilliant speaker i use it with my tv by audio cable and it us excellent. Not too big that it cannot be portable and have used it away from home.

Excellent speaker and has everything like network streaming/bluetooth/line-in and usb. Cannot fault this speaker for sound quality either, comparable to sonos one (except for the lack of google assistant, but i don’t mind). I have used google play streaming, bluetooth streaming and flac streaming and it handles it really well. The quality of flac over network is amazing.

Bought as a xmas presentexcellent sound and easy to set up and use.

I spent a lot of time researching my perfect speaker, and this has not let me down. It’s sleek, small(ish) and sounds fantastic. Whathifi gave this only 3*, but i think it is a rare miss from their review team. I’m using it to directly stream hq music with deezer, and it’ll do the same with spotify. Not only does it support pretty much every source, but it will create a multiroom mesh with chromecast audio devices. This is the main reason i bought the speaker. Chromecast / google cast really is the future of wireless music and multiroom, and it’s awesome to have a device supporting it natively. It sounds fantastic at all volume levels. Many speakers sound a bit rubbish when the volume is low. It’s resonant, warm, and listenable at low volumes. Crank it up, and the warmth of the speaker becomes evident. It almost sounds like old tube tech. It goes loud and rich, but without sounding overly processed (i’m looking at you, bose) or overly forced (and you, jvc). It sounds a lot better if you are somewhat vertically aligned with the speaker. That’s to say, it’s best when it is the same height as your ears. The off-axis vertical response isn’t as nice as a it could be. So you want to think about where it will live, and where you’ll be standing / sitting to listen to it. Get that right, and it is golden.

Great sound and does exactly what i hoped for. It is so compact yet gives out a sound that fills the room.

Rock solid wifi connection and google cast works perfectly via both spotify and google play music. Songpal is not compatible with some of my android devices and it’s a bit of a rubbish app really. Speaker can be connected to wifi network by pressing the wps button and once connected any firmware updates will be automatically downloaded and installed.

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Easy to use and, for the price, the sound quality seems extremely good (to my admittedly very amateur ears). It works really well when streaming music from bluetooth devices. We are also using it as a sound bar for a tv using an hdmi cable, and find that sometimes there’s a very slight lag on the sound compared with the picture. Some people find this annoying. Personally, however, the standard of the sound is so much better than the tv’s built-in speakers that i’m more than happy to forgive it.

The sound quality of these speakers is so good. I have 2 which i use for tv via arc hdmi, and music via wireless network, bluetooth. It is the most versatile device ever . Tv, music spotify google play etc there is so much you can do with these speakers as an eco system. The quality surpasses sonos in every measure, i thoroughly recommend. You can do everything wireless, casting, wireless stereo, surround sound, usb a+b, wireless multi-room , tap your nfc walkman/nfc music player and instant connect orput your walkman in via usb etc etc it has every base covered every way you could think of using a speaker on its own or in a system. The sound is rich and the bass is incredibly deep , i recommend this versatile speaker as it does so many things , check out all the specs and rear connectivity for yourself. Amazing piece of electronics. I am delighted with the srs-zr7. It does everything so easily through the songpal app .

The sound sounds echoy but maybe it is my old hearing.

Sounds are rich, especially lows and mids. I connected it with my zx1 by bluetooth, need to buy a 3. 5mm audio cable to connect so probably better sound for hi-res music.

Very pleased with the sound. One gripe is with the leds on top to indicate status. I’m using the speaker in the bedroom. In standby mode there are 2 amber leds which are quite bright in are dark room (especially the power led). When the unit is on there are 3 different leds emitting (blue, amber and green). I owned a sony srs-x77 (predecessor to this unit) and it was nowhere near as bright. Sonus products released a update to allow their users to turn the leds off completely. Comparing the sound quality of the zr7 to the x77, i’d say the zr7 is a definite step up (and i liked the x77). 5 stars if sony release update to turn leds off.

Features of Sony SRS-ZR7 High-Resolution Audio Multi-Room Speaker with Wireless Stereo and Surround Capability – Black

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  • Music as the artist intended with high-resolution audio
  • Wireless surround and wireless stereo ready – connect 2 x SRS-ZR7 speakers with compatible Sony sound bars to playback full surround sound
  • Bluetooth and multiroom compatible – let the same song follow you around the house with multi-room listening, controlled via the Song Pal app
  • Built-in music streaming from Spotify Connect and Google Cast for audio music services
  • Easily connect to your TV with HDMI connection

From the manufacturer

Bold sound, easy listening

Enjoy laid-back listening and high quality High-Resolution Audio with the ZR7 wireless speaker. Designed for dynamic sound and blending in beautifully.

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High-resolution audio

From source to speaker, Sony has united an array of technologies for the powerful audio experience. For High-Resolution Audio files, the digital amp and specialised tweeters reproduce every subtlety, so you can hear each note as the artist intended. For MP3s, digital processing software upscales compressed music to restore lost detail.

2.2 channel system for powerful audio

Enjoy powerful sound from a 2.2 ch speaker system. Two mid-range speakers deliver pure crisp vocals and complex melodies. Two powerful subwoofers work with a passive radiator for resounding bass. So you can enjoy your music clearly, whatever the volume.

DSEE HX restores your music files

Go beyond CD quality. DSEE HX builds on proprietary DSEE technology, upscaling compressed audio files to a level that’s closer to High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the subtleties of the original recording that are lost during the compression process, DSEE HX delivers a rich, studio-quality audio experience for all your music.

LDAC: for the transmission of High-Resolution Audio content

LDAC supports several transmission rates according to your wireless environment. It allows you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in high sound quality near to High Resolution Audio, by transmitting at the maximum transfer rate: 990 kbps (approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth audio). LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music, the way the artist truly intended.

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ClearAudio+ enriches your music

Clear Audio+ is a different technology that leverages Sony’s expertise in digital signal processing. Developed over generations of improvising sound, it delivers a rich, high-quality listening experience.

One-touch listening to play instant music

NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex set-up sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled smartphone or other device* to the on-body N-mark and start your music. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually in Bluetooth settings.

The simple way to send music to your speakers

The SRS-ZR7 has Google Cast built in, so you can cast your favourite music apps from your personal device to your speakers. Simply tap the Cast button in a music app on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac, Windows laptop or Chromebook and select a speaker or group of speakers to get started.

Definitive Outline design

A smooth surface and clean lines ensure this sleek beauty blends into the background, yet still draws attention for its minimalist refinement. The accentuated perimeter is a signature of Definitive Outline.

SRS-ZR7 SRS-X99 SRS-X88 SRS-ZR5
Wireless capabilities Bluetooth One Touch Functions (NFC) Wi-Fi Bluetooth One Touch Functions (NFC) Wi-Fi
Power source AC power adaptor AC power AC power AC power
Audio output power 154 W 90 W
Sound effects Clear Audio+ DSEE HX Clear Audio+ DSEE HX Clear Audio+ DSEE HX Clear Audio+ DSEE
Input and output terminals Ethernet, Stereo mini-jack input, USB A, USB B, HDMI (ARC) Stereo mini-jack input USB Ethernet Stereo mini-jack input USB A USB B Ethernet, Stereo mini-jack input, USB A, HDMI (ARC)
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Built-in music streaming from Spotify Connect and Google Cast for audio music services

Sony CMT-SBT20 Compact Hi-Fi System : but good value, sound quality is not good

Blew up 2 years and 2 months after purchase.

But good value , sound quality is not good tho.

It’s a small hi fi with bluetooth.

Bought as a gift for my daughter, she lives it. Excellent sound quality very happy.

  • Excellent Sony system!!
  • Fantastic, over the moon
  • Great SONY hi-fi unit RUBBISH REMOTE

Sony CMT-SBT20 Compact Hi-Fi System with CD Bluetooth NFC – Black/Silver

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  • Easy Bluetooth connectivity with NFC One-touch
  • USB media and Walkman playback and charging
  • Intergrated FM Radio Tuner
  • 12W total power
  • Mega Bass for dynamic sound

Very good, clear sound, compact, small, it doesn’t take much space. Sony do not disappoint, as usual.

Did a fair bit of research before buying and so glad i chose the sony mini system – sound is amazing and it fits beautifully on the dresser under the tv – have already paired it with my amazon music and my son came home the other day, pressed a button on his phone and played his spotify music through the system – love it – still not worked out how to get the radio working and wondering if i threw the box out too soon without checking for an aerial?.

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I was going to buy this initially but got a panasonic system instead only because it was cheaper. Both are small, look attractive and versatile with cd play, radio and bluetooth. However the sound is small too. Ok for a small room and the quality is not really hi-fi, but for the price i have no complaints. Both sell for £80 plus but only £60 if you get a warehouse deal.

I absolutely love this hi-fi system. It was everything and more than i expected. I really only use the cd player which is easy, the sound quality is great and i highly recommend this if you are on a budget and want a truly great music system.

The the money i paid a very worth while buy. The sounds great and looks great.

We have been delighted with the quality of reproduction, especially the bass. It has been a good purchase and has already provided much enjoyment.

Can connect everything bluetooth easily to unit. Great sound quality and plenty of usefull ports,usb in front and 3. Aerial at back of unit useless picking up radio stations. Mine only picks up local radio national stations poor reception. But the main bad point is the remote,there is no weight to it very light and also battery panel on back rattles. It wont open when using remote but it does irritate. In all a good unit let down buy a very cheap feeling remote.

Perfect; superb build and importantly excellent sound quality, which is what you expect from sony. Easy to set up and and use, and very compact. The extra bluetooth functionality makes it even more connectible. So pleased, purchased a second unit for another roomwould recommend this product.

What a fantastic little stereo so pleased.

Would be a very ideal purchase for price, how the system frequently switches itself off during use.

This item was not suitable for the intended use i had for it. The connecting cables were too short.

I have an audiophile system and people are being over critical of the sound quality because the preset equalisers need to be set to ‘classical’ and the base enhancement boost actually needs to be put on in this system. It has enough power and quality for any bedroom and minimum quality you expect from a. What i do not like is the terrible navigation of music and audio via usb.

➕ sleek ok sound for 12 watts lacks beefy bass but treble & general sound quality excellentit’s got six in blootooth dab & nfc➖ slow to operate fm tuning & dab presets are a pain to set upon setting timed menu it only seams to play cd’s dispute manual saying you can choose radio fm or dabhaven’t fully invested this issue yet but in a scan set up of dab presets it’s needed redoingoverall just about happy as managed to get a return unit via google for £49. 99 still seams a lot of money for 12w though & issuesdefiantly wouldn’t have been happy at full pricebut i do drive a hard bargain.

Bought is for my son’s birthday and he loves it.

Value for money-reasonable sound quality for such a small unit.

Problem with missing tuner button.

I purchased this principally to play my cd collection. The sound quality is fantastic. The controls and setting up fm etc are well set out. It is great value for money and exceeds my expectations.

Sony SRS-X11 Compact Portable Wireless Speaker – Good overall

This is a good quality item, looks very good and gives a lot of sound for a little speaker, the bass is good and i am really considering buying another one to pair them up together.

Was a gift for someone else and i have been informed it provides ‘sound quality you wouldn’t believe’. So much so they are purchasing a second onei may even get one for myself after that review.

These are a great buy, good wholesome sound, very long life and very easy to use.

Two are better because stereo improves the experience: i use them with my smartphone in the bathroom. They have mini-jack sockets and i bought a “3. 5mm mini jack stereo plug to 2 x mono plugs audio splitter lead cable” because the blue-tooth connection is a bit fragile, especially with two speakers, and drops out quite often. They can reproduce bass well provided it was recorded/mixed strongly on the track in the first place. Their best performance is on small group tracks (of whatever type – jazz, classical, soul, rock, folk). They reproduce largish jazz orchestras quite well if the original recording has enough bass but they struggle to reproduce symphony orchestras with much depth or section differentiation, though they do better with them than a small radio does.

Great sound and easy set up. Very reliable connectivity and the battery lasts well.

Good sound for a small device. Charge doesn’t last for a long time (thought it’s not bad – perhaps a couple of hours). Overall worth it though – glad i bought it.

  • Great for listening to audio books & podcasts on
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  • Worth the money

My daughter was given this one last christmas and she uses it daily. It is perfect for her room and the quality is good to.

I originally bought this so i could use it with my ruark audio centre but the latter pairs with its own make only. Nevertheless, as the sound is so good, i use it to play music or radio from my mobile. It is easy to set up and to use and gives excellent sound such that it seems like a much bigger speaker. No need to buy another for stereo as it is great on its own. I can thoroughly recommend this.

A great little speaker which is great for work. I fit carpets and flooring for a living so i can connect easily to the phone and listen to music without it being to loud. The quality build is excellent but sound quality is a bit tinny.

Intrigued to see how a little but good speaker could possibly join wirelessly with another to make an effecive stereo pair -all by bluetooth. Apparently short supply so no colour choice.

It’s a good solid unit but don’t expect miracles. It’s very small so the bass will not be good. At least it doesn’t try and invent base which is worse than a lack of base. For me the selling point is the nfc and the stereo pairing with another unit. Very portable and good at what it ties to do.

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Really excellent little speaker, i would say well worth the price, sounds great with my mp3 but then you would expect a sony to sound great, am considering buying another for my wife to use with her smart phone.

I wanted a wireless, portable speaker that i could move easily around the house with me so i can listen to audiobooks and podcasts more easily, particularly when in the shower washing my hair (a 20 minute event). This speaker is perfect for that, i can easily hear the narration over the sound of the shower and suds in my ears (i couldn’t hear my phone on loudspeaker when i tried this) and i can listen to it over the noise of my cooking, extractor fan and my kids. I have used it a couple of times to listen to music too as well and it works well enough but i think if i were really into music i would prefer to use a better quality speaker but, for what i want it for, this speaker is excellent, great price and looks good too.

For the size this speaker is exceptional. Works great with my echo dot. The range is pretty good too.

Brilliant sound from this tiny cube. Was not expecting it to be as good as it is. Only thing that is wrong with it is it doesn’t seem to charge and play at same time. But it is quick to charge so not really a big deal – just a minor irk.

I use this almost exclusively for speech (radio 4) & it’s very clear. The nfc feature is super convenient; i don’t need to switch on bluetooth on my phone, i just briefly lay it on the speaker and bingo, bluetooth enabled & connected. Charging is easy & the battery life seems great.

This is a very good quality item. Excellent sound and volume for the money. I also have a bose soundlink and whilst it is better the sony is not far behind so for the price i would give it 5 out of 5.

Wireless music streaming over Bluetooth with one touch listening via NFC

Great little device, gives really good sound for such a small speaker. We heard one at a friend’s bbq and instantly fell in love with it. Mine is playing next to me as i write this review. If i lost my unit i would instantly but a replacement.

Excellent value- we all absolutely love it, and it has already been on a 2 week hiking trip to france- great charging ability and durability.

Bought as a present and the recipient is over the moon. My only gripe is connection is not always great – there is often buzzing interference and the sound is very base heavy however will purchase one for myself.

This was a present for my niece and she reports that it is an excellent bluetooth speaker.

A bargain & great sound for the size – this is way better than the much more expensive bose we had before (which stopped charging, not very helpful for a portable device). I was told these aren’t made any more and considering buying a 2nd just in case.

Great sound for a such a small speaker, quickly connected to my iphone. No distortion in music even at full volume very portable. Was so impressed i bought another one so i could pair them up. Connected both easily and now can play music through two like surround sound. Great gift for my younger sister at university who didn’t want to buy an expensive and bigger set of speakers for halls.

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This is good quality for its size, it suits me soundwise , others may want more quailty, but i set this up from my phone, carry it about when doing housework – i try anything to make this better, mrs hutch i am not. It also works fine in the garden about 10 metre range.

There are tasks in life that are simply boring and music has the power to improve them. As most smartphone speakers are far from actually good, i decided to give a true to a bluetooth speaker and one of my friends recommended this one. Good recommendation from himwhen i’m doing usual chores, such as cleaning, cooking, having a shower, etc, i simply turn it on and link it to my phone streaming spotify. Music sounds clear and can be very loud at max volume, so i even use it when we invite some friends home. It is very easy to pair the speaker with your device, both via nfc and via bluetooth, so much so that all my friends were able to pair their own phone without me explaining how to do it. The bluetooth range is good enough, allowing me to have it in the bathroom, taking a shower while my phone is in my room. It is not until i go to a different floor that i start hearing interferences due to being too far. I use it almost every day, i’ve had it for two months and i have only charged it twice. The only thing that i’m missing is a button that would act as next track, as well as one for play/pause.

I looked around at lots of portable bluetooth speakers and this came up on a few sites as a great budget speaker. It was a gift and i wasn’t prepared to pay too much for one like the jbl flip which is a great speaker and one i would recommend if you have the budget. I got this on an amazon deal for £40 and definitely worth the money. Easy to pair up with phone and the sound is very clear and crisp. In terms of how loud it goes it doesn’t blow your face off but it gets loud enough for the sound to fill any small to medium sized room. I didn’t test it in a large room before giving as a gift so couldn’t comment on that with accuracy. Its very small and will fit in the palm of your hand making it easy to transport with you. I would definitely recommend this for a low budget blue tooth speaker.

The only downside is the maximum volume isn’t very loud and will struggle to fill a room.

Good value for money excellent for my teenage daughter when she s out and about and nice and compact.

This product as small as it is, it’s loud and it’s perfect for a picnic or indoors in an apartment. It’s easy to use and the battery lasts a long time.

This ia a good product thank you, arrived as promised in perfect condition.

Take your music anywhere – a compact, wire-free design with integrated rechargeable battery –

Decent little speaker, quite pricey really compared to others and lacks a little bass for music, but suits my use (listening to podcasts and audio books) and the battery lasts a while too.

Not as good as some speakers, but for the price, they work very well. Very easy to use and last a long time without charge. Very recommended for anyone that just needs something small and portable to use.

Great little speaker, works well with my amazon echo.

Compact and stylish, i bought it as an accessory for my tablet and it is perfect – good sound quality and easy to set up and use. I haven’t used the ‘call’ function.

My daughter loves this speaker it is low stock throughout the uk amazon was the last stockist bought it before they were all sold out she really enjoys the good quality sound which is remarkable considering how small it is price wise it was £10 more than the shops but a great piece of kit x.

Bought for my husband’s christmas, to replace a cheaper bluetooth speaker that broke. Magazine recommended this one, and so far, the recommendation has been a good one. Very clear sound – makes streaming music and video from our phones and tablets a lot more pleasant. Very happy with this purchase.

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Surprisingly good sound quality for such a small speaker. I use this blue-toothed to my echo device, but also works well with iphone.

Excellent speakers with great quality sound and bass. Surprisingly powerful for its size, and the component itself appears to be of a good quality. Only downside is that sound decreases when it’s reached the end of its battery life, but that’s reasonable.

I’ve had this for a year and only just used it for the first time – not to listen to music – we had a meeting where someone couldn’t attend, so we phoned them from my mobile which was paired with this speaker and everyone listened in and communicated with our remote colleague via the speaker – very high tech.

This is the second of these that i’ve bought (as gifts), as it is so good. Sound quality is very good, volume is excellent and it is very well made, as you would expect from sony. It is very easy to use and connects with devices immediately. Charges well and the charge lasts a good time. Good colours, too – i love the red.

Great volume and sound quality from such a small speaker. I’d definitely recommend them to anyone. I haven’t tried linking more than one of them but would love too, i think it’d sound even better.

Really pleased with this little speaker. Easy to use and the sound is surprisingly good for such a little thing. Lightweight so will be perfect to throw into the suitcase when travelling.

Product arrived on time, however the box was not in good condition and the seal appeared to have been interfered. Not be deterred i checked the speaker sounds fine good sound for the size. I would rate this product buy two if you can for the compatibility and the stereo sound.

Bought it for a friend and he was really pleased very small and versatile kicks way above its weight.

I bought the srs-x11 for personal listening in the bedroom and ensuite. Setup consisted of charging the battery via its usb cable and then pairing it with my phone. On the plus side, the srs-x11 will pair automatically once powered-up; on the down side, it won’t pair with more than one source (if you want to change source then you have pair it manually). Despite its size, if you pump up the volume, the srs-x11 can fill a bedroom (roughly 7m x 4m) and i can hear it while in the shower from over 2m away. Even at full volume, there’s no distortion and, for its size, it produces a decent amount of bass. Overall, the srs-x11 is good value for money.

Bought this on the strength of a review in which magazine. The sound and volume from it is remarkable and even the bass is pretty good for something so small. I really am pleased with this wireless speaker and am considering buying another to achieve more authentic stereo sound.

I use them to listen to music or podcasts from my android phone and work conferences with my windows laptop all via bluetooth. The sound is good, the battery lasts long without recharge.

A which best buy i can see why. Have to pay well over £100 to better this.

It sounds exceptionally good for its size – and better than the fairly expensive radios i have around the house. I found it sounded best when suspended from the silicone rubber loop (eg from a door handle) rather than sitting on a solid surface.

Said it is ‘a cracking little bluetooth speaker’ and i agree.

Sony SRS-XB41 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker, Amazing sound and lighting.

Worth ever pennymy teenager absolutely love it and takes it everywhere with her. The party boasts effect is added fun to it.

Compact, brilliant sound and excellent base.

Let me start by saying i love this speaker i am a huge sony fan i have loads of their speakers including the smaller srs-xb10 and the huge gtk-xb7. The design of this speaker is amazing it looks so cool and it feels really nice to hold. All of my friends were impressed at how loud this speaker was and the lights show up even in bright rooms. It’s perfect for parties if someone spills a drink it’s fine and it’s easy to clean. It’s clear and the base is amazing. I am a university student and i would recommend this for any students who love to party.

Key specs for Sony SRS-XB41 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker with Extra Bass, 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
  • 24 hour battery life and lighting effects to party day and night
  • Use your speaker as a power bank: Connect your smartphone via USB to charge the battery
  • Built-in strobe and multi-colour line lighting effects that synchronize to the beat and create a club-like atmosphere

Comments from buyers

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, I am very happy with this item
, Great piece of kit, love it

Its brilliant, lasts me a week using it on and off every day and the sound and lightning systen is awesome. It has an extra bass feature in it, perfect for parties.

As i have only received it yesterday, can not comment on battery life. But everything is top class.

Sony has done justice on this speaker great sound love the lights rugged design and for half price even better.

Great product that can be used with so many devices and moved from room to room or even outdoors.

 amazing speaker , fantastic sound , great lights. Just like your own private mini discomy husband loves this.

Love it, use it all the time. The sound is amazing, the lights are berfect for party’s, the bass is perfect. I bought a carry case for it, which i would recommend if you plan on taking it anywhere. I probably wouldn’t have bought it if it was full price, it was half price when i bought it and i had a gift card as well.

Great speaket but battery seems a little fauly its now holding no power or something when i turn it on it seem to just turn off 👎 i got cover for this item so hopefully i can get it fixed as i havnt had it for to long just a few month.

I was in the market for a portable bluetooth speaker with a bit of oumph and stumbled across this beauty. It was in the black friday sale( £100) so thought it was worth a shot. – for most electronic music this speaker sounds good, the bass is tight but somewhat underwhelming at lower frequencies and thus overcompensated by mid-bass frequencies that tend to make the mids and highs sound muddy. This could be due to my individual product that was faulty ( more on that later), but from other reviews, i have read it sounds like a common theme. It gets very loud and would be suitable for a gathering of people where music quality is not of utmost importance, but for when you are casually listening at home/ in the garden, something is just lacking. This runs true with other music genres particularly rather than edm. – the lights are fantastic, initially, i thought these were going to be gimmicky and just a clever marketing ploy, but after having them i found myself staring at them more often than not. They beat match pretty well and provide a nice ambience ( when programmed in the sony music app) for aesthetic appeal. Top marks – build quality is solid, the mesh feels nice and rugged, waterproof and dustproof, no complaints here.

It’s awesome i never see something like this.

Got this for my boyfriend as a birthday present in december. The sound quality is amazing and despite its smaller size can get very loud and volume goes up a lot. Haven’t tested whether its waterproof, but i imagine will inevitably happen at a party. Definitely recommend as speaker just to have at home and as portable speaker too.

The srs xb 40 was a beast and this srs xb 41 is the beasts daddy,superior sound and base for both are fantastic and very hard to choose which is better. If i had to choose ad say the xb 40 wins the base race on low volume but the xb 41 has better mids and the base stays prominent to higher volumes. So shall we say a draw errrmmm nope because the xb 41 is way better styled i wasn’t a fan of the xb 41 and that’s true i thought it was ugly but wanted to keep on the cutting edge. How wrong when this xb 41 arrived it’s truly a thing of beauty,i’m not being tongue in cheek this is truly a wonderful looking speaker it even looks cool on the sideboard turned off. Dust proof waterproof good looking and at the moment on sale buy buy buy.

Love the look of this and the sound quality, the lights are brilliant and it is also very mesmerising watching them while listening to the music. Haven’t tried the waterproof side of it as yet but no doubt it will get tested, highly recommend.

Stunning in white with a glittering looksound quality is excellentcolours are attractivemy son loves it.

Was worried about sound but is excellent and i am very pleased with it. If your download is good quality then this speaker shines in performance. It cannot make a bad download and good one. Is also has a great volume range especially if used inside the house. Like all speakers, if you put on a cabinet etc it will cause vibrations in the cabinet as sound is so good. Don’t listen to anyone who says it is bad as they must be looking sound studio quality. Would recommend to anyone who wants to use for inside the house or outside whilst having a party.

Also can use while charging.

Quality of sound is excellent on low volume, as volume goes up, quality goes down.

Amazing sound and the lights are definitely enough to light a room up. I’ll definitly get another when i can to link for the stereo sound or to have music play simultaneously around the house. The finish quality is amazing and the battery really does last for ages. Having dropped it in the bath i can also say it is definitely waterproofthe only reason for 4 and not 5 stars is the app connection can be iffy (although only occasionally) and it’s be way more convenient to have a button on the speakers to change the light modes without having to go into the settings on the app constantly.

Made up with it from the offorgasmic bass and there’s an app to control bass and treble. Good sound quality – and it’s no surprise as i had once had a sony hi fi and the sound and bass on that was of high quality.

Great little speaker, wish i’d bought another so i could link them together (although i doubt the neighbours would approvelights are a nice touch and the sound quality is good. I have only charged these once and so far have had around 12 hours (possibly more) of play put if them over the last two weeks. Syncs to my phone easy enough. Would buy again and would recommend to others.

Best in class built quality. The lighting features are really good and fun to use. Overall very satisfied with the product. At £99 it’s the best deal one can get.

Purchased whilst on offer absolute bargain soooooo loud and the lights are great.

Sony SRS-XB41 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker – Nice little speaker, loud enough for a small house party.

Love the look of this and the sound quality, the lights are brilliant and it is also very mesmerising watching them while listening to the music. Haven’t tried the waterproof side of it as yet but no doubt it will get tested, highly recommend.

As i have only received it yesterday, can not comment on battery life. But everything is top class.

Don’t expect exceptional sound quality but for what it’s designed for and the for the price it’s perfectly acceptable. And what it’s designed for is to party. Its rugged design and being dust and splash proof means it’ll hold up to being outdoors, on the beach, whatever. It is also designed to be the centre of attention with it’s flashing lights and ‘party’ sound effects. I haven’t tested out the sound effects which you activate by pressing the ‘live’ button then giving a few light whacks with your hand, but the lights are pretty decent. The inside of the speaker glows and flashes with a bright white light with white led strobes either side and it has multi colour-changing strip that runs all the way round the edge. The lights flash and change in time with the music and looks pretty cool. The speaker is covered in a woven material and i got mine in white which looks a shiny silver and is very nice. It goes pretty loud and the bass is fairly decent but it is quite cheap sounding, but then again it is cheap so you get what you pay for. Next to a bang and olufsen, bowers & wilkins or a dali for example, the sony pales in comparison.

Let me start by saying i love this speaker i am a huge sony fan i have loads of their speakers including the smaller srs-xb10 and the huge gtk-xb7. The design of this speaker is amazing it looks so cool and it feels really nice to hold. All of my friends were impressed at how loud this speaker was and the lights show up even in bright rooms. It’s perfect for parties if someone spills a drink it’s fine and it’s easy to clean. It’s clear and the base is amazing. I am a university student and i would recommend this for any students who love to party.

Got this for my boyfriend as a birthday present in december. The sound quality is amazing and despite its smaller size can get very loud and volume goes up a lot. Haven’t tested whether its waterproof, but i imagine will inevitably happen at a party. Definitely recommend as speaker just to have at home and as portable speaker too.

Reviews from purchasers :

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  • I am very happy with this item
  • Great piece of kit, love it

Bloody amazing little speaker. Fantastic sound quality and amazing battery life. And at the discount price of £100 a no brainier. Even worth the £200 full price to be fair.

Also can use while charging.

Very impressed with these speakers. Every time i listen i am happy. Good volume, great sound and good base. More convenient than wired speakers. Sound even better with two linked for stereo sound. Note to download the app to configure.

Made up with it from the offorgasmic bass and there’s an app to control bass and treble. Good sound quality – and it’s no surprise as i had once had a sony hi fi and the sound and bass on that was of high quality.

It’s awesome i never see something like this.

Great little speaker, wish i’d bought another so i could link them together (although i doubt the neighbours would approvelights are a nice touch and the sound quality is good. I have only charged these once and so far have had around 12 hours (possibly more) of play put if them over the last two weeks. Syncs to my phone easy enough. Would buy again and would recommend to others.

Sounds great and has enough bass for what we want. We use it mainly in our bedroom and it’s sound easily fills the room. Connecting to bluetooth can be a bit fussy sometimes with my phone (not sure if it’s the speaker or my phone). The kids love the flashing lights on the speaker, but i always turn them off when using it – too much of a gimmick and it disturbs my sleep. Would have given 5 stars if it was under £100.

I like everything about this sony srs-x41. Bought for sound, looks, features and impressed.

Looks great, reacts to sound property (maybe some work needed to podcast recognition?)it’s too bassy. Very good if the goal is to have deep bass sound. Not the best sound if the aim is in the balance.

Great speaket but battery seems a little fauly its now holding no power or something when i turn it on it seem to just turn off 👎 i got cover for this item so hopefully i can get it fixed as i havnt had it for to long just a few month.

Quality of sound is excellent on low volume, as volume goes up, quality goes down.

Great product that can be used with so many devices and moved from room to room or even outdoors.

Stunning in white with a glittering looksound quality is excellentcolours are attractivemy son loves it.

So it appears all the other reviews are from vine. Im jealous i didnt get this for free but didnt mind spending my cash on it. I upgraded from the previous smaller 2017 model after i lost it. I have a load of bluetooth speakers and despite this costing more than some of the bigger sony ones, this packs a big sound in a small package. Great sound and one huge improvement from last year’s model. You can charge with usb now in addition to the propritory sony connector which saves on space if you take this around with you. Also doubles up as a power bank if you need. The water proofing is great, sits in my bathroom most of the time if i’m not packing it away.

Worth ever pennymy teenager absolutely love it and takes it everywhere with her. The party boasts effect is added fun to it.

Sony Mobile BSP10 Universal Rechargeable Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Compatible : Perfect and powerful

For £25 this is a great sounding speaker. Decent battery life considering the size and a good bit louder than my mobile’s built in speakers. More portable the the beats pill and the larger sony ones, very pleased.

Delivered fassssst, ordered yesterday and its here already. Sound quality good, paired easily with wifes sony z5 and my sony z3 compact. Great compact speaker with very good sound.

Sony Mobile BSP10 Universal Rechargeable Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Compatible with Smartphones, Tablets and MP3 Devices – Black

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  • Powerful mini wireless speaker
  • Bluetooth and NFC pairing
  • Qi charging
  • 10 W speaker power
  • Compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices

This one is just perfect – the size, design, sound quality, battery life.

Love it go’s everywhere with me.

Good sound, good battery life, light and reliable. I got it really cheap, maybe if i was to pay the original price i would look for something with a more powerful bassi do miss a mini-jack entry though.

Sony Mobile BSP10 Universal Rechargeable Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Compatible with Smartphones, Tablets and MP3 Devices – Black : Thought i would take a chance on this speaker as it was only for use at work so didn’t have to be bose quality. What a pleasant surprise when i received it , nice build quality and excellent sound quality. Battery life good as well, really chuffed.

It’s compact and can get really loud. I found it a bit tricky to pair a new device as you have to apply a little pressure to the on/off switch.

Arrived on time, does what it said it would do. Sturdy build quality, matt black, rubberised, minimalist design. Connects to my z3 automatically.

Excellent small speaker and easy nfc connection with sony products.

Exactly what is says on the tin. Power lasts and the sound quality is great for the price. Except maybe for a lack of bass but then you need to invest in a bigger spec.

I bought this to go on holiday with to the french alps. Really easy to use, battery lasts a good long while, sound quality is excellent. For the price, i really can’t grumble.

Working very good, reccommended.

I really like this speaker, it looks good and was a reasonable price.

Great sound and easy to use, another great item from sony.

So impressed with the quality and performance that i’ve bought several of them now for family birthday presents and they to are really pleased. Bought a few more for christmas presents. Bargain price excellent sound.

Overall quite impressed good build quality and not bad battery life it does struggle on max volume sometimes that’s why only 4 star’s.

Excellent device, small, smart and crystal clarity.

Love this nifty piece of equipment. Small speaker with huge bass.

Fantastic, can’t believe the cost. Purchased for holidays, as have a home sonos system, for £20’ish quid why did i pay so much for sonos?.

I travel a lot so have one in my case and one at home.

There is nothing to dislike.

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
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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.

Sony SRSZR5B – Good sound quality; frequently disconnects

Bought these initially to link up with my sony ht-xt2 soundstage to provide wireless surround and have been really pleased with the sound quality and set-up for this purpose was easy. Subsequently, to make the most of these great speakers i have finally got them set-up for wireless stereo, streaming spotify and apple music from my phone. This was not so easy to achieve, as what sony does not make clear is that this is kind of an either/or situation and switching between the two (stereo to surround and back again) is clunky. It might have been easier had i set them up as stereo speakers first. If their ‘normal’ use is stereo speakers, to switch to surround sound, you have to set them up each time using the soundstage’s ui on the tv, which whilst it only takes a couple of minutes, takes the spontaneity out of it and therefore limits its use in this function to watching films. To go back the other way (from surround sound to stereo), essentially, you have to reset the speakers by holding set-up on one of them. Fortunately the speakers remember the pairing with the other one, as otherwise it would be a faff to repair each time as the sony songplay app is fairly poor. Another issue i have experienced is using them in connection with an amazon echo (dot). The speakers will pair individually with the dot, but i am yet to get them to connect (or at least to play music) via the dot. There doesn’t seem to be any way of playing in wireless stereo via the dot using the speakers.

I paired two of these with my sony sound bar ct800 and they worked like magic. The construction of these speakers is rock solid and took my soundbar few minutes to connect with them. They made a big difference to the overall volume, bass, and sound depth.

Great product with a lot of features.

I bought these to add to a sony soundbar as rear speakers. They connected easily, work well, are quite small and sound good, and they certainly have added to the experience. They lose a star as even at a good price from amazon, they are expensive.

Great once you play around with the equaliser using the sony app. I found the default sound setting very base oriented and voiced sounded muffled. After playing around with the sound settings i find they sound great. I’ve hooked them up to my echo dot’s via bluetooth and i simply tell alexa to connect and then stream music via amazon music.

Easy to set up and fantastic sound from a small speaker. A bit expensive but worth it.

  • Once I turned the bass down as far as possible and the treble up as much as possible the sound was quite good, definitely in line with the Sonos box mentioned
  • Great once tweaked to your liking.
  • Great product.

Fantastic sound from such a small device.

Excellent speaker – great bass and clarity. Easy to setup and just works. Spotify and streaming via bt or wifi just great.

My need was for something that would primarily act as a radio and, equally important for me, a means of listening to podcasts, mainly from bbc sources. But i also wanted to be able to listen to my own music collection preferably over my home network. I also wanted the option of streaming music although this was lower priority. Having the additional alternatives of a line-in and a usb input were also desirable though not essential. I didn’t need the device to be portable; indeed, i had a preference for a mains appliance. My target price was around £150. Two years ago i tried to satisfy these requirements by buying a roberts stream 93i. This could do all of the above in theory but, in practice, the menu system was so shockingly bad that i used it as a dab radio only. I decided a wireless or bluetooth speaker was the better solution. I almost settled on wireless and a sonos speaker until i was informed that for my purposes there would be difficulties with the app it uses (tunein) for radio listening. Most bbc podcasts are not available. You can download a podcast to your phone and listen but i just didn’t want these limitations. So then i looked at the bluetooth option and the obvious choice was bose. But some reviews were not encouraging and also it meant committing to bluetooth only.

Works really well, not having any problems with connection like some other reviews state. Sound is good with plenty of bass and volume from such a small unit (had to knock some bass off using the custom east on the app). Sony music centre app seems to work fine on my xperia xz, also using the sony music software on my pc with no real issues. Not tried linking to my sony soundbase yet as only have one srs, need 2 for surround sound.

Looks great, sounds great, just the setup & app are a bit pants.


From the manufacturer

The wireless all-rounder

High-fidelity sound. Timeless design. Total connectivity. Take home audio further with the ZR5 all-in-one wireless speaker.

Product features

ldac

clear audio

song pal link

nfc

High quality wireless streaming

LDAC is an audio technology from Sony that allows you to enjoy high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth. With 3x the data transmitted, LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music.

ClearAudio+ enriches your music

Clear Audio+ is a different technology that leverages Sony’s expertise in digital signal processing. Developed over generations of improvising sound, it delivers a rich, high-quality listening experience.

Set your music free with multi-room listening and SongPal L

Let the music follow you around the house with multi-room listening from SongPal Link, controlled by the SongPal app. It lets you group selected Sony sound bars and speakers together. With the Group mode you can enjoy the same music simultaneously with multiple speakers and the Single mode, where different music can be enjoyed with multiple speakers.

One-touch listening to play instant music

NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex set-up sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled smartphone or other device* to the on-body N-mark and start your music. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually in Bluetooth settings.

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Unite your music with SongPal

Download SongPal for your smartphone or tablet and take control of your music collection. Simply connect over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and you’ll have seamless access to all your favourite tracks, whether they’re stored on your PC, server, or favourite online music service. The app can also be used to customise sound settings to ensure balanced audio and control multi-room listening.

Definitive Outline design

A smooth surface and clean lines ensure this sleek beauty blends into the background, yet still draws attention for its minimalist refinement. The accentuated perimeter is a signature of Definitive Outline.

The simple way to send music to your speakers

The SRS-ZR5 has Google Cast built in, so you can cast your favourite music apps from your personal device to your speakers. Simply tap the Cast button in a music app on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac, Windows laptop or Chromebook and select a speaker or group of speakers to get started.

Boost your bass with a woofer and dual passive radiators

Get big bass lines from a compact speaker. Dual passive radiators work with a woofer and react to the movement of air through the speaker, artificially creating space in the speaker cabinet. This space allows more air to flow through the speakers, enabling even smaller units to deliver high quality sound — especially at low-end frequencies.

SRS-XB3 SRS-XB2 SRS-ZR7 SRS-ZR5
Wireless capabilities Bluetooth One Touch Functions (NFC) Wi-Fi Bluetooth One Touch Functions (NFC) Wi-Fi
Power source AC power, Internal rechargeable battery AC power, Internal rechargeable battery
Battery life 24 hours 12 hours
Bluetooth audio Formats AAC LDAC SBC AAC LDAC SBC SBC, AAC, LDAC SBC, AAC, LDAC
Sound effects EXTRA BASS ON/OFF, Clear Audio+, DSEE EXTRA BASS ON/OFF, Clear Audio+, DSEE Clear Audio+ DSEE HX Clear Audio+ DSEE
Input and output terminals Stereo mini-jack input Stereo mini-jack input TERMINALSEthernet, Stereo mini-jack input, USB A, USB B, HDMI (ARC) Ethernet, Stereo mini-jack input, USB A, HDMI (ARC)

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Solidly built and producing a really dynamic sound for its size. Bass particularly impressive.

Great sound when it’s connected by the network, but the blue-tooth brings out too much bass.

Great sound from such a small unit, bass response is great and really thumps. Links well with my sony ht-xt3 for the multi room playback and works really with spotify premium. Having it sat on your home network is a bonus as well as bluetooth range can be limited but as long as you are on the same wifi network it works a treat. Mobile app could be improved but once you get your head round it works well.

Surround sound system complete very compact + stylish.

Arriveed on time, sound is good.

I bought two srs-zr5s to supplement my sony ht-xt2 sound base, thus turning a 2. 1 stereo system into a true surround one. Negatives out of the way first, these speakers aren’t cheap and considering that they have a screw-hole in the back, to not include a wall mount kit in the box is pretty unforgiveable given the price. The box also includes a european plug and instructions in every language you could imagine, which seems unnecessary. In addition to this, there’s no rechargeable battery in the speakers, so you have to connect them to a wall socket and there are no additional cables to the ac power plug. Again, given the price, it’s not unreasonable to expect all of this. Onto the positives, these speakers are incredible, satisfyingly heavy and pleasing to the eye. However, i would strongly advise having two of them, due to their sheer versatility as a pair. You can connect them to devices such as mobile phones, ipods and echo dots via bluetooth; you can connect them to a tv for stereo sound via arc hdmi or an audio jack and you can even connect a usb drive to it to play music. Contrary to some reviews, i found connecting them up to be an absolute cinch.

Music anywhere anytime with wireless multi-room playback powered by Song Pal link

Nice sound but it sometimes disconnect in stereo setup.

It works pretty well over wi-fi. Although, it often disconnects when it goes to sleep and won’t re-connect despite turning on the setting for it to automatically reconnect. The sound quality is decent and can be turned up very high. I’ve never turned it up to the max because the middle range is enough to reach my whole flat. Overall, it is pretty good although the constant disconnecting is really annoying.

Excellent sound – but best if you’ve got graphic equaliser capabilities (the built-in one on itunes is fine), as the bass is a bit boomy. I had an srs x55, and was sent this by sony as a replacement after the x55 packed up. The sound is probably better, but the absence of a rechargeable battery is a bit of a killer if you’re expecting wireless speakers (yes, the bluetooth etc. Is sans wires, but you still have to have the ac cable)it’s dropped out of pairing a couple of times, when i’ve put my itunes on ‘pause’ for 5 minutes, which is marginally annoying, as the old x55 stayed connected for far longer. Still gets 5 stars, though, as the sound is really excellent.

Excellent build quality and excellent sound quality as you would expect for a sony product in this premium price range. I bought two to use as surround speakers with my sound bar and as a stereo pair for streaming music. They work really well for both purposes, but (and this is quite a big but) they were an absolutely nightmare to initially connect, update software and group together. I am a very tech savvy person, but this presented a real challenge and ended up taking me a couple of evenings to sort out, largely as the documentation is so poor. The accompanying app is also absolutely hopeless. My second quibble is that i selected the white speakers to fit with my home decor (they are wall mounted) and so i was very disappointed to find that the speakers are supplied with black power leads. This just strikes me as a detail that hasn’t been well thought out. Easy enough to replace with white cables, but why should i have to?in summary, neither of these problems makes me regret my purchase – in fact i am delighted with them – but just be warned that this is not an easy setup, even for someone who works with technology every day.

Really please and good value.

Really compact – it is markedly smaller than the base level sonos it is clearly designed to compete with. Bass response is very strong, to the point where i was worried that it had blown a tweeter but upon further checking it was working as anticipated. Once i turned the bass down as far as possible and the treble up as much as possible the sound was quite good, definitely in line with the sonos box mentioned above, although not quite as good. Like all ported / passive radiator boxes it has a bit of a one note quality to the bass compared to a full size hifi. The app works fine on my samsung a3 2017 but is a little bit less effective on my wife’s iphone se due to the bluetooth not pairing and so few apps being able to support chromecast on ios.

Wireless surround and wireless stereo ready –

The best of online music with built-in music streaming from Spotify Connect and Google Cast for audio music services

Easily connect to your TV with HDMI connection

Sony SRSZR5B : Four Stars

Really please and good value.

Excellent build quality and excellent sound quality as you would expect for a sony product in this premium price range. I bought two to use as surround speakers with my sound bar and as a stereo pair for streaming music. They work really well for both purposes, but (and this is quite a big but) they were an absolutely nightmare to initially connect, update software and group together. I am a very tech savvy person, but this presented a real challenge and ended up taking me a couple of evenings to sort out, largely as the documentation is so poor. The accompanying app is also absolutely hopeless. My second quibble is that i selected the white speakers to fit with my home decor (they are wall mounted) and so i was very disappointed to find that the speakers are supplied with black power leads. This just strikes me as a detail that hasn’t been well thought out. Easy enough to replace with white cables, but why should i have to?in summary, neither of these problems makes me regret my purchase – in fact i am delighted with them – but just be warned that this is not an easy setup, even for someone who works with technology every day.

Fantastic sound from such a small device.

I bought two srs-zr5s to supplement my sony ht-xt2 sound base, thus turning a 2. 1 stereo system into a true surround one. Negatives out of the way first, these speakers aren’t cheap and considering that they have a screw-hole in the back, to not include a wall mount kit in the box is pretty unforgiveable given the price. The box also includes a european plug and instructions in every language you could imagine, which seems unnecessary. In addition to this, there’s no rechargeable battery in the speakers, so you have to connect them to a wall socket and there are no additional cables to the ac power plug. Again, given the price, it’s not unreasonable to expect all of this. Onto the positives, these speakers are incredible, satisfyingly heavy and pleasing to the eye. However, i would strongly advise having two of them, due to their sheer versatility as a pair. You can connect them to devices such as mobile phones, ipods and echo dots via bluetooth; you can connect them to a tv for stereo sound via arc hdmi or an audio jack and you can even connect a usb drive to it to play music. Contrary to some reviews, i found connecting them up to be an absolute cinch.

  • Once I turned the bass down as far as possible and the treble up as much as possible the sound was quite good, definitely in line with the Sonos box mentioned
  • Great once tweaked to your liking.
  • Great product.

SONY SRSZR5B.CED Multi-Room Speaker with Wireless Stereo and Surround Capability – Black

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  • Music anywhere anytime with wireless multi-room playback powered by Song Pal link
  • Wireless surround and wireless stereo ready – connect 2 x SRS-ZR5 speakers with compatible Sony sound bars to playback full surround sound
  • The best of online music with built-in music streaming from Spotify Connect and Google Cast for audio music services
  • Easily connect to your TV with HDMI connection

Works really well, not having any problems with connection like some other reviews state. Sound is good with plenty of bass and volume from such a small unit (had to knock some bass off using the custom east on the app). Sony music centre app seems to work fine on my xperia xz, also using the sony music software on my pc with no real issues. Not tried linking to my sony soundbase yet as only have one srs, need 2 for surround sound.

I bought two of these units and am delighted with the sound. Th bass is good and the treble also respectable. There is good tightness of the sound, even at very high volume. The stereo effect is good when paired. I like the way one can adjust the sound via slider controls of various frequencies. . I found that the product description regarding connecting the units leaves a lot to be desired, even when one downloads the manual. I had no difficulty connecting the stereo pair to bluetooth but am still struggling with trying to connect to my wlan. The instructions said one has to update software but it is not clear how to do this. At present i have given up and am using the bluetooth facility.

Easy to set up and fantastic sound from a small speaker. A bit expensive but worth it.

Solidly built and producing a really dynamic sound for its size. Bass particularly impressive.

Surround sound system complete very compact + stylish.

Really compact – it is markedly smaller than the base level sonos it is clearly designed to compete with. Bass response is very strong, to the point where i was worried that it had blown a tweeter but upon further checking it was working as anticipated. Once i turned the bass down as far as possible and the treble up as much as possible the sound was quite good, definitely in line with the sonos box mentioned above, although not quite as good. Like all ported / passive radiator boxes it has a bit of a one note quality to the bass compared to a full size hifi. The app works fine on my samsung a3 2017 but is a little bit less effective on my wife’s iphone se due to the bluetooth not pairing and so few apps being able to support chromecast on ios.

Great product with a lot of features.

I bought these to add to a sony soundbar as rear speakers. They connected easily, work well, are quite small and sound good, and they certainly have added to the experience. They lose a star as even at a good price from amazon, they are expensive.

My need was for something that would primarily act as a radio and, equally important for me, a means of listening to podcasts, mainly from bbc sources. But i also wanted to be able to listen to my own music collection preferably over my home network. I also wanted the option of streaming music although this was lower priority. Having the additional alternatives of a line-in and a usb input were also desirable though not essential. I didn’t need the device to be portable; indeed, i had a preference for a mains appliance. My target price was around £150. Two years ago i tried to satisfy these requirements by buying a roberts stream 93i. This could do all of the above in theory but, in practice, the menu system was so shockingly bad that i used it as a dab radio only. I decided a wireless or bluetooth speaker was the better solution. I almost settled on wireless and a sonos speaker until i was informed that for my purposes there would be difficulties with the app it uses (tunein) for radio listening. Most bbc podcasts are not available. You can download a podcast to your phone and listen but i just didn’t want these limitations. So then i looked at the bluetooth option and the obvious choice was bose. But some reviews were not encouraging and also it meant committing to bluetooth only.

Nice sound but it sometimes disconnect in stereo setup.

Arriveed on time, sound is good.

Good speaker for the price however, what was not clear is that whilst these support wireless stereo pairing, the songpal app only lets you configure either stereo pair or multiroom, so if you want these speakers to act as stereo pair they cannot be part of multi room setup/group. This is something sonos has had for sometime. Really hope sony fixes this as its pretty fundamental if you want to build a complete multi room setup using sony kitupdate:returned now and bought sonos, songpal limitations plus sony support quality not good enough.

It works pretty well over wi-fi. Although, it often disconnects when it goes to sleep and won’t re-connect despite turning on the setting for it to automatically reconnect. The sound quality is decent and can be turned up very high. I’ve never turned it up to the max because the middle range is enough to reach my whole flat. Overall, it is pretty good although the constant disconnecting is really annoying.

Looks great, sounds great, just the setup & app are a bit pants.

Great sound when it’s connected by the network, but the blue-tooth brings out too much bass.

Bought these initially to link up with my sony ht-xt2 soundstage to provide wireless surround and have been really pleased with the sound quality and set-up for this purpose was easy. Subsequently, to make the most of these great speakers i have finally got them set-up for wireless stereo, streaming spotify and apple music from my phone. This was not so easy to achieve, as what sony does not make clear is that this is kind of an either/or situation and switching between the two (stereo to surround and back again) is clunky. It might have been easier had i set them up as stereo speakers first. If their ‘normal’ use is stereo speakers, to switch to surround sound, you have to set them up each time using the soundstage’s ui on the tv, which whilst it only takes a couple of minutes, takes the spontaneity out of it and therefore limits its use in this function to watching films. To go back the other way (from surround sound to stereo), essentially, you have to reset the speakers by holding set-up on one of them. Fortunately the speakers remember the pairing with the other one, as otherwise it would be a faff to repair each time as the sony songplay app is fairly poor. Another issue i have experienced is using them in connection with an amazon echo (dot). The speakers will pair individually with the dot, but i am yet to get them to connect (or at least to play music) via the dot. There doesn’t seem to be any way of playing in wireless stereo via the dot using the speakers.

Excellent sound – but best if you’ve got graphic equaliser capabilities (the built-in one on itunes is fine), as the bass is a bit boomy. I had an srs x55, and was sent this by sony as a replacement after the x55 packed up. The sound is probably better, but the absence of a rechargeable battery is a bit of a killer if you’re expecting wireless speakers (yes, the bluetooth etc. Is sans wires, but you still have to have the ac cable)it’s dropped out of pairing a couple of times, when i’ve put my itunes on ‘pause’ for 5 minutes, which is marginally annoying, as the old x55 stayed connected for far longer. Still gets 5 stars, though, as the sound is really excellent.

Great sound from such a small unit, bass response is great and really thumps. Links well with my sony ht-xt3 for the multi room playback and works really with spotify premium. Having it sat on your home network is a bonus as well as bluetooth range can be limited but as long as you are on the same wifi network it works a treat. Mobile app could be improved but once you get your head round it works well.

Sony SRS-XB21 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker – Good sound at the price point.

That little monster will rock every party you will start. And if it’s for classical music- sound quality is superb.

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.

Too much bass for it to be used to listen to speaking voices on the the radio (hey it’s advertised as extra bass so what was i expecting) , classical sounds good on it to me though (i’m a bit of a philistine rlwhen it comes down to audio so my review can’t be trusted that much).

Looks good and sound is very good, but bassy. Downloaded the app, which makes set up easy.

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

Reviews from purchasers :

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

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.

Nice looking unit, sound is good but might be a little too much base for some (i like it) just a shame sony are such rubbish – have you ever tried registering a device on their awful website?. Sadly this will be the last sony item i ever buy as i simply don’t trust them to look after me if i need them.

As a stand alone this is a great product, but when added to the headphones socket on my regular hi fi separates amp, i can balance the volumes on this sony and my old pioneer separates amp to an amazing great sound, simply put they really compliment each other giving a theatre sound. Classical rock and classical music is enhanced, i’m going to buy another before they it’s replaced by another model, it’s really that good in partnership with my hi fi.

The only negative comment is that the sound is too much towards the low range (the bass), but i get it that the main target is the audience that likes hip hop, dance, etc. Still very cool to listen to rolling stones or chuck berry on it.

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.

This little speaker packs a punch and has a great sound. Base is really good along with clear vocals. I use it at work and alot of my work colleagues have commented on its great sound . Definitely buy if you want a great sounding speaker.

I personally find the party booster a bit pointless and buying the speaker i thought that would be like an extra bass effect but instead you can tap the speaker for different sound effects which reminds me a bit of a kids music set. But you dont have to use this function donit doesnt affect the quality of the experience.

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.

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

Listening to music and actually is loud enough to play backing tracks or karaoke tracks to sing along too.

Amazing sound for such a small size. Very good quality and waterproof.

Purchased this for my son in law. He thinks it’s excellent, good room filling sound and easy to link with phone and computer.

Easy to assemble and use, good quality of sound for that size. Using on my mobile and desktop.

Love the sounddislike the symbol and drumming sounds however the fun portability more than makes up for it.

Certainly has extra bass ,nice sound.

Very easy to use good quality sound for the price.