Sony SRS-XB12 Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Loads of affordable portable Bluetooth speakers can be found in the market today but the ones with muscle are far and few between. Trust Sony to come up with value-for-your-money Bluetooth speakers that do the job very well in the form of their Mini Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker model.
The speaker is the portable type, with amazing, durable built and IP67 rating which means it can withstand splashes really well and is great for traveling. High-quality materials like the rubberized plastic make up its build, further strengthened by its ultra-sturdy wire mesh cover. Buttons are quite tactile for good measure while its ports are rubber-flap covered, too, for extra protection.
Sound-wise, Sony is known for making great bass and this one does not disappoint. Excellent sound quality was taken care of by its solid monoaural speaker on top plus its passive bass radiator on the bottom. The highs and the lows it present are crisp and clear while its mids have sufficient balance—this means it has less distortion whenever the volume is put on high. For speakers of this size, it creates a meaty sound that gets you by surprise, and at a price that you can afford, at that.
The speakers have Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and it links and holds up with minimal effort. Hardline audiophiles might complain that it does not accommodate aptX but for its price and sound quality, you can’t really complain.
Amazing battery life as well for portable speakers even on higher volumes—it can last up to 15 hours. Which better be, since charging it means 4 hours of waiting. For sound hounds who appreciate quality audio at a heart-warming price, The Sony Mini Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker can’t be beat. Topnotch audio, a sturdy construction and decent waterproofing rating are just a few of its solid advantages.