Sony India has added to its portfolio of portable bluetooth speakers with three new additions geared towards those who love outdoor parties. The range includes the Sony SRS-XP700, SRS-XP500 and SRS-XG500 speakers all of which feature Sony’s own X-Balanced speaker units with Mega Bass and Live Sound modes.
The Sony SRS-XP700 comes with a front and rear tweeter as well as two woofers that jointly produce a surround sound experience that the company calls Omni directional Party Sound. Sony has used its specifically designed drivers on the SRS-XP700 that are available in a rectangular shape — over the traditional circular one — to maximise the speaker’s area and provide the ability to push out more air each time.
The SRS-XP700 also has Sony’s in-house Mega Bass technology to deliver an enhanced bass experience. In terms of connectivity, you will get a stereo mini jack, USB Type-A (Play and Charge), microphone input, and a guitar input. There is also Bluetooth connectivity along with support for SBC, AAC, and LDAC formats.
The Sony SRS-XG500 has a distinct all-horizontal design that is IP66 certified for both dust and water. The speaker also has two tweeters and two woofers. However, it doesn’t support the Omni Directional Sound that you’ll get on the SRS-XP700.
The speaker also lacks USB Play and Charge, though you’ll get a USB Type-A port for playing back the audio from a storage device. You can also use stereo mini jack, mic input, or guitar input for specific use cases.
The Sony SRS-XP500 is also similar in design when compared with the SRS-XP700. However, it lacks the company’s Omni Directional Sound. The speaker, however, does have the same list of connectivity options and identical features including Ambient Lighting, Karaoke, and Guitar Input that all are available on the SRS-XP700. You’ll also get IPX4-rated body and SBC, AAC, and LDAC codec support. The SRS-XP500 is rated to deliver up to 20 hours of battery backup on a single charge. It measures 460x256x215mm and weighs 5.5 kilograms.
Pricing and Availability
The Sony SRS-XP700 is priced at INR 26,990. The Sony SRS-XP500 costs INR 32,990 and the SRS-XG500 is also priced at INR 32,990. All the three models are already on sale from 10th August. On pre-booking of any X-series speaker between 10th August 2021 to 16th August 2021, Sony F-V120//C Microphone worth INR 1490 will be available at no additional cost. The product can be booked via Sony retail stores, ShopatSC portal, major electronic stores and e-commerce portals in India.