Sony has, as it does every year around this time, announced new wireless speaker models.
Today, the company revealed three new models, all of which are suited for outdoor use due to their portability and dust and water resistance (IP67).
The trio is also part of Sony’s X-Series, which includes non-circular “X-Balanced” speakers for increased sound pressure and less distortion.
The SRS-XG300 is the largest option in the group.
The combination of a tapered cylinder form and a retractable handle gives this speaker a design reminiscent of a boombox in a much more compact container.
The XG300 includes the Mega Bass feature, which improves the low-end response; ClearAudio+, for “the best balanced sound,” and Live Sound Mode, which simulates the experience of being in a venue.
In addition, Sony’s Music Center software allows you to tweak the EQ to your liking and connect several speakers for Party Connect or Stereo Pair modes.
The audio is handled by two X-Balanced speakers, two tweeters, and two passive radiators, while the company’s signature adjustable light rings illuminate the interior.
According to Sony, the XG300 has a battery life of up to 25 hours and may be used for up to 70 minutes after 10 minutes of charging.
The business has also integrated Echo Cancellation for calls that sound more natural, should you require the speaker for this purpose.
This technology allows two people to speak simultaneously without interrupting one another. The XG300 will be available on July 15 in both grey and black for $350.
Following is the SRS-XE300. Sony chose a pentagon shape for this mid-sized model, which the firm defines as a “grab and go” design.
Sony’s line-shape diffuser gives the XE300’s X-Balanced speakers a larger listening area by more evenly dispersing sound.
Sony’s Party Connect and Stereo Pair capabilities allow for the synchronisation of additional speakers for enhanced sound, and the on-board controls include a microphone mute button for phone calls.
Echo Cancellation is also included. In addition to the IP67 classification for dust and water resistance, this speaker is also shockproof, providing an additional layer of protection against drops.
This speaker has a battery life of up to 24 hours per charge, and a 10-minute charge provides 70 minutes of listening time. The XE300 will be available in grey, black, and blue for $200 on July 15.
The SRS-XE200 is the most compact option of the three. It is smaller than the XE300, but its shape and general design are identical.
The main change in appearance is that the XE200 includes a carrying strap. This variant, like the XE300, features a line-shaped diffuser for a broader listening area and is shockproof in addition to being IP67 protected.
Using the Party Connect and Stereo Pair configurations, numerous speakers can be linked. Sony estimates that the battery will last up to 16 hours, and a 10-minute charge provides 70 minutes of operation.
In addition to Echo Cancellation and a handy mute button for phone calls, the device features Echo Cancellation and additional on-board controls.
The XE200 will be available on July 15 for $130 in grey, black, blue, and orange (Target exclusive) hues.
Sony currently offers all three speakers for pre-order.