Sony launched Monday a pair of wireless speakers designed to elevate the audio experiences of parties and events.

The SR5-XV800 and the SRS-XB100 are said to have been designed to deliver loud and clear go-anywhere sound that is perfect for parties and celebrations. The speakers can also be used to enjoy large-sound from big-screen movie and video performances outdoors or in large spaces.

The SRS-XB100, which is available for pre-order now at a $59 suggested retail prince, for delivery on May 22, 2023. It is positioned as a small wireless speaker that is ideal for easy portability while still delivering powerful and clear sound output. The speaker features omni-directional party sound, using five tweeters with bright, clear sound presentation to both the front and rear of speakers.

Sony SRS-XB100 portable wireless party speaker

The sound output is said present a high level of clarity with less distortion and punchy bass, using Sony’s “X-Balanced Speaker” units. This is said to feature a rectangular diaphragm that maximizes the area of the speaker diaphragm while increasing sound pressure for deeper, punchier bass that is virtually free of distortion to ensure greater vocal clarity.

The larger SRS-XV800 (pictured at top) is available for pre-order now at select retailers for a $649 suggested retail price, and will be available for delivery starting May 15th.

The SRS-XV800 designed to produce very big sound using a built-in rechargable battery with up to 25 hours of listening time. The battery also enables quick charging at a rate of 3 hours or playback per 10 mins. of charging time.

The speaker’s design features built-in wheels for conventient roll-along portability. A built-in handle enables easy drag-along transportability.

The Sony SRS-XV800 also features indirect illumination that produces ambient light to light up the room with illumination that matches the mood of the setting. Useres will be able to create immersive experience by playing music with light pulses that are automatically synched to the beat and rhythm of the song with an impressive display of colors.

Sony’s TV Sound Booster function is said to deliver realistically deep room-filling sound that brings viewers into the center of the action. The combination of TV sound and the SRS-XV800’s two rear tweeters and X-Balanced Speaker Units boost the experience with enhnaced deep bass and realistically bright and clear high tones.

Sony calls the SRS-XV800 “a portable, plug-in party starter”, that is perfect for karaoke or plug-in guitar amplification. The speaker includes and intuitively easy to use illuminated touch-screen panel, while the speaker construction has a water-resistant IPX4 rating.

Wireless connectivity is simple to set-up using Bluetooth Fas Pair for Android.

The speaker is compatible with both the Sony Music Center and Fiestable apps. The Sony Music Center users can select playlists, change lighting patterns and sound models from the dance floor.

The Fiestable app allows access to additional party atmosphere features, including making a playlist, karaoke functions with voice changer and echo enhancement, and DJ control to add sound effects.

With the SRS-XB100, users can easily bring a party to almost any setting, with up to 16 hours of battery life per charge. The go-anywhere cabinet design has a water- and dust-resistant IP67 rating and comes with a durable exterior and multi-way strap.

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By Greg Tarr

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