Sony SRS-XB10

Cheap Thrill for a Soundtrip

HWM (Philippines) - - Gear - By Nestor Domingo Jr.

Hav­ing au­dio de­vices like headphones and speak­ers is al­ways one of the best things in re­view­ing as it gives me a chance to chan­nel my in­ner DJ and play tunes (philip­pine mu­sic is my jam, bru­uuh!) for an hour or so.

Small or even cap­sule­sized speak­ers may have been the cheap­est (or con­sumer­friendly) al­ter­na­tives for every per­son who likes to hear some­thing. How­ever, it’s also un­de­ni­able that at low price points, most of th­ese de­vices come with lim­ited fea­tures that can hardly make their users feel sat­is­fied for real. Some­times, their loud­ness can’t re­ally seem a wor­thy one to buck for the value.

Sony, a brand which has been known for pro­vid­ing re­mark­able au­dio equip­ment for many years, is bring­ing to the mar­ket its lat­est lineup of wire­less speak­ers un­der the ex­tra BASS Se­ries. With th­ese de­vices, one can ac­tu­ally en­joy the su­pe­rior-cal­i­brated highs, lows, and kicks (with bass, of course) for just fairly af­ford­able price points. Some of the mod­els in the se­ries pro­vide mul­ti­ple venues for con­nec­tiv­ity and even flaunt en­ter­tain­ing feats like light­ing ef­fects. It dou­bles as a speaker phone as well.

One of the line’s new au­dio de­vices, the SRSXb10 may look like another piece of those cap­sule-sized speak­ers that bare equally av­er­age sound, but this one though lives to its prom­ise of pro­vid­ing ex­tra bass.

the SRS-XB10 cov­ers mul­ti­ple de­vices at once, just ex­pect some few beeps along the way in the process. It may cause you in­con­ve­nience in case you for­get to turn on your blue­tooth-con­nected de­vice such as a smart­phone, tablet, note­book, or even a desk­top com­puter.

the rub­ber­ized de­sign makes the speaker wa­ter­re­sis­tant. It has a string that al­lows one to ei­ther hang around atop and feel the lis­ten­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in a some­what in­ti­mately-closed setup, or use it as a sur­ro­gate sound source like a typ­i­cal speaker. In­no­va­tive, but not per­fectly a fit.

the SRS-XB10 has a trans­mis­sion range of up to ten me­ters, de­pend­ing on the lo­ca­tion and in­ter­fer­ences. tried do­ing so along my space and wound up hav­ing a lag be­tween my de­vice and the speaker it­self.

the speaker’s bat­tery can run for a max­i­mum of 16 hours. How­ever, it lasted only over 12 hours with 75% vol­ume level. It didn’t live up to its prom­ise, but at a rel­a­tively high vol­ume, the stamina isn’t bad.

the SRS-XB10 may be just a primer of what Sony’s ex­tra BASS Se­ries could of­fer. If you are up for a cap­sule-like speaker, then the SRS-XB10 may be a good choice for you for the rel­a­tively af­ford­able price of php 2,990.

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