Sony SRS-XB12 is a waterproof portable speaker that delivers extra bass and loud sound with great battery timing.
Equipped with a single transducer, this Sony speaker uses Bluetooth 4.0 version. However, XB12 doesn’t offer NFC pairing or support LDAC. Battery life for the SRS-XB12 is rated at hours at moderate volume is about 16 hours that is enough to enjoy music all day. To charge this speaker, there’s a micro USB port at the back alongside an audio 3.5mm jack for a wired connection.
This small speaker weighs just 11.2 ounces and has a soft touch rubber body. Built-quality-wise, the speaker looks great and has an IP67 rating that makes it both dust and water-resistant. For more portability, this 3.39 x 3.39 x 4.25’’ mini speaker has a removable strap to easily carry or hang anywhere.
XB12 features a single upward-firing 46mm transducer with a single passive radiator facing downwards. This setup delivers slightly brighter sound than other Sony portable speaker models in the line. For its size, XB12 has a decent amount of bass. You can add an extra speaker for stereo sound.
As far as extra features go, the speaker has an integrated microphone to take and make calls hands-free. It’s available in 5 vibrant colors to fit your style. The speaker has a stable and fast wireless connection that goes up to the 90 feet range when tested.
SRS-XB12 speaker is an affordable and highly-compact Bluetooth speaker that’s good to take anywhere with you. The speaker sounds great indoors and distortion at high volumes isn’t an issue.