Sony SRS-XB501G, SRS-XB01
Japanese electronics giant Sony on Thursday announced the launch of two new wireless speakers in its Extra Bass audio lineup at IFA 2018 in Berlin. These include the SRS-XB501G Extra Bass Wireless Speaker and the SRS-XB01 Portable Bluetooth Speaker. The bigger of the two, the SRS-XB501G, weighs in at a cool 6.83 pounds or about 3.1kg and comes with features including IP65 rating, a claimed battery life of up to 16 hours, and USB Type-C connectivity. The SRS-XB01, on the other hand, comes with IPx5 water resistance rating and claimed battery life of up to six hours.
Sony SRS-XB01 Extra Bass portable Bluetooth speaker
"The XB501G is made to go where other speakers with the Google Assistant built-in cannot go," said Yang Cheng, head of video and sound at Sony Electronics. "Bring the XB501G to your garage, the pool or backyard barbecue and have a great party experience, almost anywhere. The XB501G demonstrates Sony's commitment to customer choice and innovation by delivering powerful, premium sound in a portable, water resistant and dustproof voice-activated speaker."