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Sony XB20
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Price $100 List
$44.95 at Amazon
$300 List
$299.00 at Amazon
$200 List
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$150 List
$149.97 at Amazon
$120 List
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Pros Loud, good bass, water resistant, provides light showExcellent sound quality, very loud, long battery lifeExcellent sound quality, water resistant, great battery lifeGood overall sound, great volume, great battery life, waterproofGood sound quality, waterproof, long battery life
Cons Mediocre battery lifeExpensive, relatively large and heavyExpensive, relatively heavyNot the strongest bass, a bit priceyNot the best sounding nor most portable
Bottom Line Booming bass and high volume for $100 make this a fairly good valueThe exceptional sound quality, high volume, and somewhat heavy weight make this perfect for backyard partiesTop notch sound from a relatively small and durable packageA solid choice for those that want a bit of power in a fairly portable and waterproof packageA good mid point for those that want good sound quality and portability, but don't want to pay a premium price for the absolute best
Rating Categories Sony XB20 Bose Soundlink... Bose SoundLink... UE Boom 3 JBL Flip 5
Sound Quality (40%)
7
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Portability (25%)
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Volume (20%)
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Battery Life (15%)
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Specs Sony XB20 Bose Soundlink... Bose SoundLink... UE Boom 3 JBL Flip 5
Dimensions (in x in x in) 7.80" x 2.68" x 2.72" 4.1" x 4.1" x 7.3" 5.97" x 3.24" x 3.24" 2.9" x 2.9" x 7.25" 3.64" x 3.6" x 8.5"
Inputs 3.5 mm auxiliary input, Micro USB port Charging port, Micro-USB, 3.5mm auxillary input 3.5 mm auxiliary input, Micro USB port Micro USB port none
Reported Weight 20.8 oz 34 oz 24 oz 24 oz 19.04 oz
Measured Weight 21 oz 34 oz 24 oz 22 oz 19 oz
Wireless Range (feet) 33 feet 30 feet 30 feet 150 feet Not Listed
Reported Battery Life (hours) 12 16 12 15 12
Measured Battery Life (hours) 12 24 18 24 27
Warranty 1 year limited 1 year limited 1 year limited 2 year limited 1 year limited
Receive Phone Calls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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