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Sony SRS XB41 Image Credit: T3 India
Sony SRS XB41 Image Credit: T3 India

Sony SRS-XB41

SRS-XB41 brings in the bass and party lights

Kunal Gangar

Visit any online or a retail store and you’ll know that customers are spoilt for choice when it comes to a wireless Bluetooth speaker. However, amidst this intense competition, Sony’s Extra Bass range of speakers have managed to stand out. Now they’ve introduced the 2018 range that adds new bells and whistles to make your weekend house party a success.

On the face of it, the SRS-XB41 looks like another run-of-the-mill Bluetooth speaker but as many says, looks can be deceiving. Turn it on and it becomes evident the XB41 is serious about being fun. The speaker supports NFC that enables one-touch pairing with a compatible device and once connected, the speaker lights up and syncs according to the beat of the song. The illumination is pretty cool and can be customised further with the help of DJ Fiestable app.

Build-wise, we found the XB41 to be a bit on the heavier side but is durable with the IP67 rating that protects the speakers against water, dust, and rust.

One of the most interesting features introduced with the new Extra Bass range of speakers is the extended support of Wireless Party Chain. It is nothing but a wireless daisy chain that connects Extra Bass speakers to enhance the audio output. The new range, including the XB41, can connect to up to 100 devices.

The XB41 offers quality audio output, thanks to the 58mm driver and helps deliver deep bass. Additionally, there’s a live sound mode that creates


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