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Sony SRS-XB33

Sony SRS-XB33
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Sony SRS-XB33 review: specs and price

Sony SRS-XB33

Why is Sony SRS-XB33 better than the average?

  • Volume
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    2529.37cm³vs4093.45cm³
  • Lowest frequency
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    20Hzvs75.21Hz
  • Bluetooth version
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    5vs4.01
  • Battery life
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    24hvs12.41h
  • USB ports
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    2vs1
  • Number of microphones
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    1vs0.8
  • Operating power consumption
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    7.5W vs21.8W
  • Weight
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    1.1kgvs1.44kg

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Sony SRS-XB33
9.0
4 User reviews
Sony SRS-XB33
9.0/10
4 User reviews

Features

Build quality

8.5/10
4 votes

Sound quality

9.3/10
4 votes

Design

8.3/10
4 votes

Value for money

8.5/10
4 votes

Portability

8.5/10
4 votes

Comments

Dewan

Dewan

1 month ago

10 / 10

Sony SRS-XB33 Overall a Great Speaker

Dewan

Dewan

1 month ago

10 / 10

I am quite the JBL fan, and this, in my avid bass hunting sound quality speaker hunter opinion, makes this a bang on competitor. Amazing sound quality and battery performance, materials is high quality to the touch, heavy durable feel, low base sound that fills a room adequately. Dust and waterproof (IP67 rating), tried and tested to the IP67 limits. No scratchy plastics or rattling bits. Vocals are crisp and clear, Bass Mid and Treble frequencies are adjustable via the Sony Music Centre app. Bass is very Low and Punchy, deepest bass I've experienced on a Bluetooth Speaker this size. Aesthetically pleasing look, nothing too bold and very contemporary looking in black, even tho it can be a conversation starter with its lighting feature that can be switched on or off. My biggest and probably only issue is the fact there is no travel hook or loop in the speaker design, so for hiking or walking, it is either hand held or in a backpack.

Pros

  • IP67 rating
  • Low Bass
  • Clear vocals on Loud
  • No distortion
  • Has a Stamina feature for preserved battery
  • Optional light feature
  • Suitable for Outdoors
  • USB 2.0 A power output

Cons

  • No travel clip / hook
  • No protective box or bag for commuting
  • No Aux input
  • Sony Music Center app needs a refreshed look
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致泉

致泉

1 year ago

10 / 10

音響本身就有立體音

致泉

致泉

1 year ago

10 / 10

我從桌上摔到地板上都沒事 丟到水裡也都沒事

Pros

  • 音質很好
  • 很防摔
  • 很防水

Cons

    0 users found this helpful
    Sebas

    Sebas

    6 months ago

    6 / 10

    An okay speaker

    Sebas

    Sebas

    6 months ago

    6 / 10

    After trying the XB33, I gotta admit that I was quite surprised. I was used to see mediocre speakers coming from Sony but this one felt different. To begin with, sound was pretty enjoyable but it has its flaws. Highs were quite bad and didn't have so much detail, mids were quite muddy and there was so much bass. The thing is that after using the EQ, I managed to improve the sound of the speaker but it's not the best speaker I heard anyhow. It was enjoyable but not as I would like. Something I liked a lot was that the sound is stereo and that it uses a better audio codec which provided a cleaner sound overall. In terms of the design, I didn't liked it. I found it too simple and its lights didn't help at all. I prefer a design like the XB23 or the Flip 6 (which has a pretty beautiful design tbh). Battery life was great, achieving good numbers after my testing. Price in the other hand was not that great because I found a contender which basically delivers everything I was looking for and it's the Flip 6. It's not only much cheaper but it is also much more comparable to this speaker than the Charge 5. I found the Flip's sound to be richer, with more detail and punch than the Sony's. Because of the Flip 6 existence, I ended up switching to JBL's instead. Not a bad speaker but I found a better choice out there. (Also Anker Motion+ is a good option too).

    Pros

      Cons

      • Muddy sound, treble lacks definition
      • Bass heavy
      • Materials doesn't seem to last much
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      Design

      The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
      volume

      2529.37cm³

      Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
      A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
      driver unit size

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

      The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
      has a neodymium magnet
      Sony SRS-XB33
      Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
      There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
      travel bag is included
      Sony SRS-XB33
      The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
      has a touch screen
      Sony SRS-XB33
      You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
      The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

      Sound quality

      has stereo speakers
      Sony SRS-XB33
      Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
      has a subwoofer
      Sony SRS-XB33
      Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
      The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
      The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
      Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
      Has a passive radiator
      Sony SRS-XB33
      A passive radiator is a type of driver (speaker) that doesn't have a voice coil and a magnet. The sound vibrations produced by a passive radiator depend on its mass and the size of its enclosure. It is usually used in combination with a woofer to produce deep bass tones.
      More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
      These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
      Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

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      Signal-to-noise ratio is a measure that compares the level of a desired signal (meaningful information) to the level of background noise (unwanted signal), the bigger the less perceived noise.

      Power

      Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
      The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
      The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
      An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
      The battery can be recharged and used over again.
      has a removable battery
      Sony SRS-XB33
      The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
      has wireless charging
      Sony SRS-XB33
      It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
      How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
      annual power consumption

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

      The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.

      Connectivity

      multipoint count

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

      Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
      Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
      Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
      With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
      has an AUX input
      Sony SRS-XB33
      An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.
      has LDAC
      Sony SRS-XB33
      LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
      has aptX Adaptive
      Sony SRS-XB33
      aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
      has aptX HD
      Sony SRS-XB33
      aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
      has aptX
      Sony SRS-XB33
      aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.

      Features

      Can be used wirelessly
      Sony SRS-XB33
      Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
      This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
      has voice commands
      Sony SRS-XB33
      You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
      Has a radio
      Sony SRS-XB33
      A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
      Has voice prompts
      Sony SRS-XB33
      With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
      has a mute function
      Sony SRS-XB33
      The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
      works as a power bank
      Sony SRS-XB33
      The power bank feature allows you to use the battery to charge other devices, such as your smartphone.
      has a sleep timer
      Sony SRS-XB33
      A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
      internal storage

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

      The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.

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