Sony has launched their new SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31 and SRS-XB21 EXTRA BASS wireless speakers, on April 16, 2018, in New Delhi. The new speakers are IP67 certified Waterproof, Dustproof and rustproof, as the company claims. The batteries on the devices are said to last up to 24 hours while XB21 is an exception. Sony claims that the new speakers would be the perfect party starters with its EXTRA BASS, LIVE SOUND mode.
The speakers are designed to sustain the deep and punchy bass of music genres such as EDM, grime and Hip-Hop. The built-in Digital Signal Processor (DSP) supposedly provides additional boost through the LIVE SOUND mode. The speakers come with lights, which are intended to amp up the party vibes. There’s wireless playback through NFC and Bluetooth and can connect up to 100 speakers through the Wireless Party Chain option.
All the speakers come with S-Master amplifier and a frequency range of 20 Hz-20,000 Hz (2.4 GHz) with 44.1 KHz sampling. The three speakers support SBC, AAC and LDAC codecs and have a bass boost function called EXTRA BASS. The speakers connect via Bluetooth 4.2 and also feature NFC function.
As for the colors, the XB21 comes in Black, White, Red and blue. The speaker weighs around 530 gms and it can produce a Line Light. Compared to the outgoing XB20, the XB21 comes with a bigger 2700 mAh battery over the XB20’s 2100 mAh battery. Despite the increase in capacity, the battery life is still the same as its predecessor.
The XB21 comes with custom EQ with Bass/Mid/Treble bands, which XB20 lacked. The speaker mesh is made out of fabric, while the Line Light on the speaker is monochromatic. The speaker has Bluetooth 4.2 that is said to have a range of 10 meters.
The XB31 comes in Black, Two-tone Red and Two-Tone Blue colors. The speaker has Multi-color Line Lights/Strobe Flash, unlike the previous model, XB30, which has no Line Lights. The speaker weighs 890 gms. The added weight when compared to the XB21 might be due to the usage of a bigger battery, which is said to last up to 24 hours.
The speaker mesh is made out of Fabric. The XB31 has a longer range of 30 meters as compared to XB30 which only had 10 meter range. Just like the XB21, the XB31 comes with a custom EQ bands. There’s also bass and treble control in the XB30, to match your sound preferences.
The XB41 is the bigger, heavier and pricier speaker amongst the three. It has a Speaker light, Multi-Color Line Lights/Strobe Flash. The speaker mesh is made of out fabric, while its predecessor used a metal mesh. It comes with features like Isolator Sound, Notch Sound, Noise Sound, Jet Sound, all of which were absent in the XB40.
The XB41 comes with functions like Preset Equalizer, LIVE SOUND Engine, custom EQ Bass/Mid/Treble bands. The present equalizer comes with two options EXTRA BASS and Standard. The speaker also has Bass and Treble control options which were absent in XB40. The speaker has an effective range of 30 meters through the Bluetooth 4.2 connection. It weighs around 1500 gms and lasts up to 24 hours.
Colors, Pricing & Availability
As mentioned above, the XB21 comes in Black, Blue, Red and White colors. The XB31 comes in Black, Blue, Red, while the XB41 comes in Black and Blue. The SRS-XB21 is priced at INR 7,990 and the SRS-XB31 is priced at INR 9,990, while the SRS-XB41 would cost you INR 13,990. All the speakers will go on sale on 16 April, and will be available across all Sony Centers and major electronics stores in India.