Sony announces new EXTRA BASS™ SRS-XB01 Bluetooth speaker for Rs 2,590

Sony SRS XB01 Black 01

Sony has just announced a new pocket-sized smart speaker in the EXTRA BASS category called the SRS-XB01. The portable speaker with a rounded and compact design costs Rs 2,590 and comes in Blue, Red, White, Black, Green, Yellow colours. It will be available for sale starting today at major electronics stores in India and on Flipkart. Its key features are listed as below.

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• Powerful sound with EXTRA BASS™
• Splash-proof supported with IPX5 rating
• 6 hours of Battery Life for non-stop music
• Light weight and easy to carry with strap
• Easy connectivity with Bluetooth®

The SRS-XB01 weighs 160g and is small and can be carried easily in the hand with a strap attached to it. Sony’s presser says the new EXTRA BASS speakers create deeper and richer bass with high sound pressure, hence the moniker. The speaker is also IPX5 rated, so it will be able to survive sprinkles and splashes of water. Sony promises a 6-hours of continuous playback with the SRS-XB01.

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The small speakers also come with Bluetooth and an inbuilt microphone to allow users to take hands-free calls. It also has playback through audio input aside from the physical buttons to control volume. 

SRS-XB01 Specifications

  • The diameter of Speaker Unit (Mono Speaker) 37.5mm
  • Maximum Output Power (JEITA) 3W
  • Bluetooth® Technology / Effective Range 4.2 / 10m
  • Interface A2DP/AVRCP/HFP/HSP
  • Supported Audio Format(s) SBC
  • Hands-Free Yes
  • Stereo Mini Jack(IN) Yes
  • Power Type / Voltage DC / 5V
  • Auto Power OFF Yes
  • Battery Capacity / Life 800mAh / Approx. 6hr
  • Battery Charge Micro USB
  • Dustproof / Waterproof / Water-Resistance Yes ( IPX5 )
  • Main Unit(with battery)g Approx.160g
  • USB Cable Supplied

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