While Sony was synonymous with music in the ’90s thanks to the ubiquity of the Walkman, the company’s more recent efforts haven’t given the brand’ the same sort of widespread recognition. That isn’t to say the products haven’t been good.
Sony has been on a roll lately when it comes to speakers, launching the SRS X series last year with the SRS-X7 and others. That line contained what amounted to small, medium, and large models, and now its latest set is following suit in the form of the SRS-X11, SRS-X33, and SRS-X55.
The smallest of the line, the SRS-X11 still manages to fit a surprising amount of features into a package almost small enough to hang from a key chain. The speaker features 10 watts of power and can pair with another SRS-X11 unit for full stereo sound. The speaker supports hands-free calling, offers up to 12 hours of battery life, and is available in five different colors. The SRS-X11 sells for $70.
Both the SRS-X33 and SRS-X55 gain a number of features not seen in the smaller speaker. These include NFC pairing, Sony’s LDAC codec for Bluetooth audio, and DSEE and ClearAudio+ signal processing.
The SRS-X33 packs in 20 watts of power, full-range stereo speakers, and dual passive radiators for enhanced bass. Like the X11, it offers 12 hours of battery life and a speakerphone. This model is available in four color options and sells for $130.
The biggest of the bunch, the SRS-X55 features everything available in the smaller model, but bumps the power up to 30 watts and adds a built-in subwoofer. While the SRS-X55’s battery life only reaches up to 10 hours, a USB port on the back allows it to charge up your mobile devices when you’re on the go. This model comes in any color you like, as long as it’s black.
The SRS-X55 will pump out the most bass and volume, but it will also cost you the most at $180. Each speaker is available now from the Sony website as well as Sony authorized dealers including Amazon.
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