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Sony SRS-XB22 review

Key features
  • Portable speaker
Reviewed

Sony seems to be on a roll with its popular 'party speaker' range, aiming to bring a wider festival feeling to your music with not only sound but optional light effects that dance to your music and percussion effects when you tap the speaker. The range has undergone a big update with brand new designs - so are these speakers just as good as their predecessors, or are they verging towards style over substance? Our lab experts found out.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's the sound like?
  • What's it like to use?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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£120.00Free
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We have tested 141 wireless, smart and Bluetooth speakers and found that there are 12 Don't Buys and 31 Best Buys.
Range of Wireless, smart and Bluetooth speaker scores
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  2. 60%
    Average score
  3. 88%
    Highest score
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