I'm uaing this as the speakers for my desktop computer, connected via an audio cable into the AUX port. Many of the features are of no interest to me. I was concerned about the colored light display but was glad to learn that it's easy to disable. I didn't download the Sony Music Center app. I didn't try the feature that lets you slap the thing to make interesting sounds.
The build quality seems excellent. The product has a good, solid heft to it, even including the little rubber/plastic door that covers the controls and ports on the back. It's not tiny but it's not in-your-way big either.
Owner's manual: a quick-start pictorial is included that refers you to a nicely-done, fairly interactive website that you will probably want to visit (no more than once or twice) to learn how to tweak some settings.
I found that if it's searching for something to pair with and you're playing audio through the aux port, it will make a rhythmic humming noise, sort of like something's not grounded. When it eventually stops trying to pair, that will go away. I couldn't make it stop trying to pair, so I just disconnect everything and left it alone until it shut itself down. Then, to use it with a cable, I found the best sequence is to plug in the cable, then turn the speaker on, and just ignore the flashing blue ready-to-pair light.
This thing has three playing modes: (1) Extra Bass (the default) does produce a commendable bass punch, but it can be intrusive and overrun the midrange and treble. You can switch to (2) Live Sound mode which seems to leave the bass alone and cut the midrange and treble a little. Lastly (3) Standard mode pretty much kills the bass. That keeps it from overwhelming the midrange and treble as much as in Extra Bass mode.
But no matter which setting I try, the midrange and treble seem flat and a little muffled. I like treble to sound bright and sparkly and that's this speaker's weak point for me, and why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.
Compared to the old Bose SoundLink Mini II that this will replace, the Bose sounds better to me. It has plenty of (less intrusive) bass, brighter treble and a more pleasant balance of lows and highs. But it also has a non-replaceable battery that has reached end-of-life and sending the thing to Bose for refurb is not cheap. If it were this new Sony vs. the latest Bose equivalent, I'd lean toward the Bose except that the Bose retails for half again more than the Sony. I'm not sure it's that much better.
About price: I recently reviewed an Oontz Angle 3 (the latest model) which retails for about one fourth the price of this Sony. Zillions of great reviews, claims of outstanding bass response, yada yada yada. I wanted to be impressed and fully expected to be impressed, but discovered why it's so much cheaper. It sounded like a cheap toy. This Sony is in a completely different class. It costs four or five times as much and to me, it sounds like it should cost four or five times as much.
So how much is too much for a portable bluetooth speaker? How cheap can you go and still get something decent? I don't know where you draw those lines but this item at this price seems reasonable.
Sony SRS-XB12 Extra Bass 便携式蓝牙扬声器SRSXB22/H SRSXB22
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美国亚马逊： 148 条评论
Great sound and size!2019年6月26日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
We bought this for our back patio and we LOVE it!! The sound is awesome and can’t believe what little space it takes up. Both of us paired our devices to it with no problem. Party on the patio time.
Rafael M. Alvarado
Balanced speaker with great sound!2019年7月13日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Love the size of the speaker and that it is truly a portable speaker with powerhouse sound. I really like how it is truly waterproof and great to use by the pool. Connection distance was said to only be 30ft hard stop, but I was able to get as far away as 50+ feet before I noticed a drop off. Also, the fact that it still uses a micro USB is not a deal breaker because everyone who has ever owned a cell phone should still have one lying around. Great speaker, great sound for the price.
If SONY gets down to business then it makes him GREAT!!!2019年7月4日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
High quality product with great quality sound and bass. Supporting #1 wireless sound codec LDAC and salt water resistant. Best deal for this price!
Incredible sound and bass.2019年7月11日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I bought it because of the sound quality, but must admit that the lights put up a nice show. I just wish the I was able to control the lights (the phone app doesn't work with my Pixel 3). The only options to control the lights are either on or off. Anyway, I bought it for the sound and not the lights, and I couldn't be happier.