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Rs. 4,990

(incl. of all taxes)
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4.6 based on 50 customer reviews

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Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Most Helpful Positive
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Changes my misconception that small equals poor.

SRS-XB12 11 May 2019 by DazmoG (United Kingdom)

Firstly I have to declare that I'm a big speaker audiophile, and thought I had no use for a prortable speaker, but this changed very quickly when I came across this speaker. The speaker is small, but the size to weight ratio on picking up the box was encouraging. Weighing in around 250 grams for a cylindrical unit 75mm in diameter and standing 85mm tall (Approx) it suggested that quality componentry had been used, but the unit remaining light enough to be truly portable. The speaker is well boxed as you would expect from Sony, with instruction books and setup instructions greeting the new owner on opening. Inside the box was the speaker and the now fairly industry standard USB charging lead. I have multiple USB mains adaptors so finding a charging source was no issue, however this may not be the case for all purchasors. The unit has inbuilt re-chargable batteries which were fully charged in circa 180mins, giving 16hrs of use according to Sony. The unit is also claimed to be IP67 resistant to dust and water such that the unit can be safely dropped in water and survive. Certainly the exterior tactile rubber reinforces this capability and offers an easily held surface whilst protecting from minor impacts. Closer inspection revealed in my opinion a high quality of manufacture with no weak areas. Buttons for: on/off, Volume up/down, multi function button for play/pause/rewind etc, and Add, form depressable buttons in the control area of the outer rubber. Those familiar with the multi purpose button on headphones will immediately know what the various prods on the multi button will do. The add button allows for a second speaker to be added to form a stereo pair. The buttons are marked according to function by bold symbols moulded into the rubber casing, they repond with a positive click but the black symbols on the black rubber background are not easily identified by eye, in low light. That said with only four buttons to remember the purpose of, this isnt likely to be a problem. The unit paired via bluetooth quickly and promptly with my telephone, there is also a socket for audio in via a 3.5mm audio jack behind a rubber sealed panel alongside the charging port. The fist thing to note is the range at which it will work. Indoors most items struggle with indoor walls but this speaker had no trouble where other equipment gave up the ghost. Operation of the onboard buttons were quick and snappy with the phone reacting quickly. The sound from such a small unit was jaw dropping, not music concert pressure bass but sufficient to wonder how it was producing it. Experimentation on different surfaces were all good, but on a firm bit of wood or a table the speaker was capable of passing low frequencies through the base of the unit to use the resonance of the surface. This seems to be assisted by the rubber ring on the units base which secures the unit on the surface, this also protects the surface from scratches. With the speaker at ear level on a good surface it was easily bookshelf speaker quality with tight punchy bass and crisp highs. This speaker has re-educated my old beleifs that a small unit equals poor sound. Certainly the unit is far superior than the telephones hands free mode. The most impressive feature to me however was that the unit has an inbuilt microphone. Voice commands to the telephones virtual assistant were faultless. The microphone also lends itself to conference calls, with the unit in the middle of a table of four people, the dialogue with the the users dialled up was vastly better than the telephones hands free, with nobody asking for the conversation to be repeated. This suggests that the unit can capture and transmit sound clearly to all sat at the table and through the cell network. With so many uses and portability this is now a tech must have in my wish list. Simply Awesome.

Sound Quality

Good

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

This reviewer received the product free of charge, or was a product loan programme participant

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Most Helpful Critical
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Not working

SRS-XB12 20 October 2019 by Eugene28664 (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

I was happy with the item until I recharged it. After that I couldn't turn it on. I just keep getting the rapid flashing orange light. I emailed your help centre who responded by saying an assistant would call me. I still haven't received a call. This is over two weeks ago.

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50 Customer Reviews

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Fantastic Speaker.

SRS-XB12 27 November 2020 by Jafe (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

I bought this to replace the speaker I had given my son. I have to say, it is brilliant. The music tones are really very good for it's size and power. Just need to save to get another to pair up and get it in stereo!

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Great little purchase!

SRS-XB12 21 November 2020 by GinaGee (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

Was looking for a little speaker like this for a while and this has done the job perfectly! Light, cool-looking, lots of colours, love the handle that makes it easy to carry around, connects easily via bluetooth, and helps boost the sound when I play thing through my phone. Haven't tried the waterproof capability yet so cannot comment on that. Great value too.

Sound Quality

Good

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Excellent little speaker

SRS-XB12 06 November 2020 by Ld52 (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

Very neat and small but really good sound quality.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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great

SRS-XB12 12 October 2020 by Suzi B (United Kingdom)

I like the sound. It was easy to start up. It is portable and easy to carry about with my I pod.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Well designed

SRS-XB12 10 October 2020 by ramblerB (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

Wanted a small speaker to use when I was in the bathroom on a morning getting ready for the day ahead and also in the evening when having a shower. As the speaker is waterproof was ideal and with it being bluetooth could connect via iPod (which was left outside the bathroom).

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Good

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Fantastic little speaker

SRS-XB12 30 September 2020 by Laurie W (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

I bought this speaker recently and I am delighted that I did. When it arrived it was smaller than previous speakers which led to umpteen comments from my children, as soon as it started playing they understood that Sony quality....the sound is superb, and ideally packs away for holidays when we are able....I am buying a second to link and play throughout the house..

Sound Quality

Good

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Good sound

SRS-XB12 16 September 2020 by Alipaul (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

Bought this a couple of weeks ago, very pleased with it, take it with me all round my bungalow

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Good

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Great sound

SRS-XB12 06 September 2020 by Dumbcluck (United Kingdom)

Been after portable stereo Bluetooth speakers for a while. Glad I chose these I think they are brilliant. I am not an expert but they deliver good all round sound and plenty of volume. Not cheap but worth every penny in my opinion.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Good

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Happy with purchase

SRS-XB12 31 August 2020 by LB85 (United Kingdom)

Bought this speaker to replace a previous which no longer holds a charge. Easy to connect to Bluetooth, handy carry strap and great sound. Pleased with choice.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Amazing little speaker

SRS-XB12 27 August 2020 by WiggyLuke2019 (United Kingdom)

Have had the speaker for a few months now, am so impressed with both the sound and bass quality and also the battery life. Would highly recommend to anyone that wants a small portable speaker!

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Great for outdoors

SRS-XB12 11 August 2020 by Steve_W (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

Bought this unit a couple of weeks ago to use outside in the summer days were having to spend at home due to Covid. Great sound, good size to carry around, easy to connect to my phone. All round a really good unit for sitting outside

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Good sound from a small neat speaker

SRS-XB12 05 August 2020 by Red16 (United Kingdom)

Just received this today & really impressed! Great sound, easy to use & looks good too. Nice to have a choice of colours. I got the blue one which is smart looking. Very portable. Happy with my purchase!

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Love it!!!

SRS-XB12 02 August 2020 by JN76 (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

Bought the speaker a month ago - quality sound, easy to use and great battery life.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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