Sony has been one of the biggest and best brands in the audio space for decades. This is because they are one of the most ambitious, forward-thinking company that’s always willing to push the envelope to produce some of the most innovative and best audio products on the planet. Whether you’re a Sony enthusiast or not, there’s no denying that Sony currently makes some the absolute best Bluetooth speakers on the market with excellent audio, durability, reliability and solid connectivity. Sony has also provided a dedicated app which allows you to control use your smartphone to control each speaker, the app provides plenty of customization and features for the audio and LED lighting. Below you will find the best Sony Bluetooth Speakers of 2018.
Priced From $58USD
The Sony XB10 is one of the smallest and most compact Sony speakers on the market. This small speaker has a single upwards facing driver to provide a 360 degrees sound experience. It has an IPX5 rating so it’s not fully waterproof, but it can handle splashes and getting wet in the rain. With NFC technology you will be able to connect this speaker to an NFC enabled smartphone with just one touch and you can also pair two Sony XB10 speakers together and have them play at the same time for a more stereo sound experience. Your able gets 12 hours of playtimes and 4 hours recharged time. The single 46mm driver delivers impressive punchy bass, with clear mids and highs. If you’re looking for ultimate portability in a compact size the Sony XB10 is a great option.
Sony SRS – XB31
Priced From $135USD
The Sony XB31 is a really good Bluetooth speaker that’s extremely durable with an updated but welcomed design when compared to the previous version. It has a new LED lighting design that really helps this speaker to stand out from the competition. It delivers great sound quality with deep strong bass and clear vocals. Read Full Review
Priced From $248USD
This is the newer version to the older Sony SRS-XB40 and just like the older version this impressive speaker was designed for a party atmosphere. It has an IP67 rating so it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water. Sony has deployed plenty of lighting all over the front of the speaker for maximum entertainment. There are LED strips around the speaker, the dual 58mm drivers have lights that pulse to the music, and there are also 2 smaller lights on the sides of each driver that flashes rapidly. There are two Sony apps available and they give you EQ options as well as control over your lighting display. The XB41 delivers quite an impressive audio experience with deep strong bass with balanced mids and highs.
It also has NFC tap-to-pair functionality for compatible devices, a Daisy-Chain feature to add other speakers and a USB port to charge up your Smart Phone. With up to 20 hours of play time, the XB41 is one of the best party speakers on the market today. Read Full Review
Priced From $78USD
Now that the Sony XB21 is out, the Sony XB20 is no long the new kid on the block. But it still delivers a really enjoyable the audio experience. It’s very loud in a small or medium room, but for open areas or outdoors I would recommend the Sony XB31 or XB41 speakers. The mids are where the XB20 excels, with bright mids, forward vocals are clear and articulates detail of instruments and the bass is very punchy. See Full Review
Priced From $348USD
If the Sony SRS XB41 is a bit too small for your party atmosphere. This is a massive Bluetooth speaker is the speaker is what you need to take things to another level. The Sony GTK XB7BC will sure to be a conversation starter once you bring it to a party. It’s large size and heavy weight means that it’s not as portable as the other traditionally smaller Bluetooth speakers on the market.
The LED lights are very impressive, they have a similar design to the smaller Sony XB40 speaker. The XB7 also comes with a remote control that allows you to change the colour and opacity of the LED display, but the Sony app will give you more options to customize your LED lighting to suit your style. Unlike the smaller Sony XB line of speakers, this giant does not have any sort of waterproofing or any built-in battery so you’re going to have to use wall cord for power. With NFC tap to pair feature, you will have quick and seamless pairing. Sony also provides the Party Chain feature which allows you to connect multiple XB7 speakers together if you think just one speaker is not enough. The sound quality of the XB7 is very good, you get a very punchy bass boosted audio signature with bright clean mids and highs.
Priced From $98USD
The newer Sony XB21 speaker is a more refined version when compared to the older Sony XB20. Similar to its newer siblings, the new design language now sees the XB21 completely meshed out which makes it more rugged and durable. The most improved feature of the XB21 is its IP67 certification which means it can be submerged underwater for up to 30 minutes. The LED lights aren’t as bright or as vibrant as they are on the older XB20 speaker. Battery life and audio quality are pretty much the same as on the XB20 and like most of the other speakers in the XB line, you get the Party Chain feature, which allows you to pair with as many Sony XB speakers as you like and have them all play together at the same time. Sony has now included a new Party Mode feature which gives you the ability to create your own beats just by simply tapping on the sides of the speaker.