9.9 out of 10 based on 697 reviews

Sony SRS-XB31

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  • User Score (683)
    9.2 9.2 from 683 reviewers
  • Expert Score (7)
    7.8 7.8 from 7 reviewers
  • Design (96)
    10 10 from 96 reviewers
  • Value for money (6)
    10 10 from 6 reviewers
  • Features (52)
    10 10 from 52 reviewers
  • Ease of use (102)
    10 10 from 102 reviewers
  • Sound quality (57)
    10 10 from 57 reviewers
  • Durability (4)
    9.9 9.9 from 4 reviewers
  • Connectivity (44)
    10 10 from 44 reviewers
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  • Expert Reviews

  1. Tech Guide

    Tech Guide
    12 June 2018

    The Sony SRS-XB31 is a fun speaker in every sense of the word with excellent audio quality and a light show that stands it apart from the competition. Read more

    • Puts in a light show, Sleek design, Excellent audio, Lots of control within the app, Waterproof
    • Sound cuts out occasionally, but not often
  2. Good Gear Guide

    Good Gear Guide
    8 October 2018

    The Sony SRS-XB31 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that doesn’t really break through any boundaries for the category as a whole, but it doesn’t break the bank either. Read more

    • Solid bass, Good price
    • Minimal smarts, Clunky app
  3. Pickr

    3 August 2018

    You’d need pretty big pockets if you wanted to carry Sony’s SRS-XB31 around, but fortunately if you did, you could really claim it was a party in your pocket, because that’s what’s on offer here. Read more

    • Loud, Water resistant, Lots of battery life, Charges over microUSB, Includes flashy lights made for parties, Virtual instruments are a neat, weird feature, Good value
    • Flashy lights aren't always (or remotely) in sync, Virtual instruments will never be used, Bass can be a bit heavy
  • User Reviews

  1. Sony Extra Bass Wireless Speaker Black

    The Good Guys
    Reviewer: DALE, The Good Guys
    20 January 2019

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    • Sound quality and build quality and ease of use. Plus that you can add more speakers to spread sound over more rooms
    • Lack of power point to charge with cable thats all
  2. Amazon

    Reviewer: Aussie Wardy, Amazon
    3 December 2018

    This is my second Sony portable speaker and just like the first one I bought 4 years ago, it's great value for money. Solidly built (but not heavy), it's perfect for travelling. Compact size and heaps of crystal clear sound. Read more

  3. Sony Extra Bass Wireless Speaker Black

    The Good Guys
    Reviewer: Patrick, The Good Guys
    2 January 2019

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    • Quite comparabke to JBL charge 3. Playtime last less than Charge 3. Sound’s pretty good.
    • When i answer call thru the speaker, the mic doesn’t work well.
  4. Amazon

    Reviewer: william mitchell, Amazon
    1 October 2018

    easy to mate phone and i pad to sony xb 31 speaker.fantastic sound with the extra bass.plenty of volume and party lights are always a talking point.very happy with the purchase. Read more

  5. Sony Extra Bass Wireless Speaker Black

    The Good Guys
    Reviewer: HAMUDRA, The Good Guys
    15 January 2019

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    • Above average sound but not as good as surround speakers
    • More sound settings would be great. Only 3 preset sound settings to choose from
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