Sony is a major player in the audio market so as you can expect, they have an excellent range of portable speakers. They’ve got large high-output speakers for amping house parties, small portable speakers that fit into your backpack or handbag, and everything in between. We’ve put together a list of our top recommendations and there’s something here to suit everyone. This is our take on the Best Sony Portable Speakers of 2022!
Sony SRS-XV900 Wireless Portable Party Speaker
If you want something that’s big, loud and perfect for parties, Sony’s SRS-XV900 Party Speaker is the go! Weighing in at a massive 26.6kg, it’s the largest, loudest and most powerful speaker from Sony’s X-series. It was made for parties so there’s no doubt that it’ll fill your party with clear, rich, omnidirectional sound. It has dedicated drivers that deliver great mid-range and vocal clarity and distortion-free lows. If you like your music bassy, the MEGA BASS feature lets you dial up the bass for more depth and punch; and the LIVE SOUND mode recreates a live sound atmosphere. You can even connect the XV900 to your TV with the included optical cable, and get the best sound for music and movies with the TV Sound Booster mode in the Sony Music Centre app.
The XV900 has multiple input sockets so you can hook up microphones for karaoke or plug in a guitar and jam out. For some extra mood and atmosphere at your party, there’s programmable RGB LED lighting which can be controlled via the top touch panel that lets you change modes and settings, shining in all directions to bathe the room in your unique style. Unlike other top-end high-power party speakers, Sony has equipped the XV900 with a built-in battery. It offers up to 25 hours of battery life to keep the music going anywhere, and with super-fast charging, you can get up to 3 hours of party time from just 10 minutes of AC power. Plus, with a built-in handle and wheels, moving this massive speaker around is no problem.
Between its huge sound, great lightshow, and built-in battery, we reckon the brand new XV900 is the Sony speaker to beat.
Sony XG500 Wireless Portable Speaker
If you’re after something that’s big on sound but a bit more portable, Sony’s SRS-XG500 is a great choice. This classy, fabric-finished mid-sized portable speaker is built for taking high-quality sound with you on the go. It’s perfect for a garden party or if you’re heading to the beach - simply charge it up, grab the comfortable carry handle, and take quality, portable sound with you.
This speaker’s non-circular diaphragm gives more sound pressure and less distorted sound by maximising the area of the speaker, which means you’ll get a rich, clear sound no matter what style of music you’re listening to. Two front high-efficiency tweeters combine to give you powerful party sound, while the passive radiators are optimised to reproduce clear bass sound. Like the XV900, it has the MEGA BASS and LIVE SOUND features, along with IP66 water resistant and dustproof rating, and a long-lasting battery life.
Sony SRS-XE300 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Sony’s XE300 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker manages to pack big sound into a small frame. Inspired by audio systems used at professional concerts, the XE300 speaker features a line-shape diffuser that creates line source and distributes the sound energy more evenly, across a wide sound front to better fill your space with audio. This takes high-quality sound further and wider around your space, without compromising on audio quality.
It’s extremely durable too making it the perfect speaker to take outdoors and on the go. It has an IP67 waterproof (even salt water resistant) and dustproof rating, and has undergone extensive shock testing to make sure it can withstand knocks, drops, bumps and scrapes. It’ll give you up to 24 hours of play with a full charge, and quick charging will give you 70-minutes of play in just 10 minutes. Plus, it has a multipoint connection so you can pair two devices at the same time.
Sony SRS-XG300 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Sony’s XG300 is just like the XG500 but smaller. Like the XG500, it’s built for taking high-quality, powerful party sound with you, only it’s more portable thanks to the smaller size. It even has a retractable handle so it will take up even less space when that’s retracted. With an IP67 rating, the XG300 is dustproof and waterproof meaning you can take it with you to the park, the beach, the river, wherever you like - it’s all good and the speaker will keep on playing! To add some ambience to your scene, the speaker also illuminates to match your music beats. You can change up the illumination pattern via the Sony Music app to fit your room or party.
Sony SRS-XB13 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
If you’re looking for an ultra-portable and affordable option, look no further than Sony’s XB13 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. It may be small but it doesn’t sacrifice on quality and that could be why it’s Sony’s most popular portable speaker. With Extra Bass technology and a Sound Diffusion processor, this little speaker packs plenty of punch. A passive radiator enhances low-end tones for a nice bass boost, and the sound diffusion processor expands sound in any space with its DSP technology. If you want even more sound, you can even connect two XB13 speakers wirelessly for stereo sound.
Made to go wherever you go, the XB13 has a durable exterior, along with a multiway strap that lets it hang from your backpack or wrist. With an IP67 rating, it’s waterproof and dustproof making it perfect to take to the pool, river or park.