Sony takes advantage of CES 2019 to renew its range of wireless speakers "Ultra Bass". On the program: four new models with a more or less robust design to face the evenings. To this end, they have an IP67 degree of protection to resist water and dust. The XB12 (most accessible model) has a rubberized coating to limit shocks. The XB22 and XB32 also benefit from a washable fabric. They are also resistant to rust.
The XB12 incorporates a 46mm mono speaker, assisted by a passive radiator. It offers, according to Sony, a range of 16 hours, all in a truly compact format with 74 mm in diameter and 92 mm in height.
For its part, the XB22 is a little more interesting, with two speakers 42 mm associated with two passive radiators to improve the bass. Autonomy can reach 12 hours, depending on the brand. In addition, it incorporates monochrome lighting "to liven up the party …"and sound effects.
Third speaker, the XB32 takes the design of the XB22, but strengthens the audio with two speakers 48 mm and two passive radiators. It integrates the passage of lights synchronized to the rhythm of the music and a strobe, in addition to sound effects like the XB22. Functions for party animals a little more developed so. The autonomy is announced at 24 hours and 14 hours with the Extra Bass mode enabled, and the speaker can charge electronic devices in USB.
Finally, the XB72 is the flagship of the range. It incorporates two 16 cm Woofers and three 5 cm Tweeters. It is much more imposing with 65 cm of height and 34 cm of width for a weight of 12 kg, one is thus on a product less nomadic. Note that it benefits from voice and gesture control functions via a mobile application. Connectivity side, it has Bluetooth, but also an RCA input, Micro and a USB port (for reading and charging). Obviously, she also offers LED light games.
- The SRS-XB12 will be available from April 2019 at a price of 60 €.
- The SRS-XB22 will be available from May 2019 at a price of 140 €.
- The SRS-XB32 will be available from May 2019 at a price of 200 €.
- The GTK-XB72 will be available from April 2019 at a price of 350 €.