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Sony XP700 Review

True Score

75
75
2

Experts

94
1,889

Consumers

Expert Rankings

The Sony XP700 delighted expert reviewers with its deep bass levels, loud max volume, and long battery life. However, its lack of a voice assistant, missing WiFi connectivity, and missing speakerphone functionality disappointed the reviewers.

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Overview

The Sony XP700 is a high-end Bluetooth speaker that was first released in early 2021. The speaker has an exceptional battery life that the manufacturer claims will last up to 25 hours, and it can also play stereo content. It also has built-in handles that make it slightly easier to move around and customizable RGB lighting to create an enjoyable ambiance. The speaker’s sound can be adjusted through its graphical Equalizer, a characteristic common among the best speakers in the market. Bluetooth connectivity on the XP700 is also quite good as it can be paired with two devices simultaneously, and its range of connectivity extends up to 334.6 ft. This long-range Bluetooth connectivity is also relatively standard among the highest-rated Bluetooth speakers. The XP70 also has a rich port selection, as it features an AUX port, a mic input, and a mic and guitar input. The XP700 is meant for use outdoors, but if you prefer a soundbar designed for use indoors, then our Sony HTST7-HD soundbar with wireless subwoofer review might be worth checking out.

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our Verdict

Product testers lauded the Sony XP700 for its deep bass levels, as well as its loud volume. Top testers from Rtings also liked how loud the XP700 could get when playing music or streaming movies. This is something it has in common with the SOUNDBOKS (Gen 3), which we’ve covered in our SOUNDBOKS (Gen 3) review. After their battery tests, reviewers were also pleased that the speaker could last up to 17 hours. They also liked that the XP700 had a MEGA BASS setting, adding a good amount of depth to its sound profile. Expert reviewers from PC Mag were also happy that the XP700 had a rich port selection.

Unfortunately, testers weren’t pleased with its large size, as this made it hard to move around. The Theater Solutions B83GR is a smaller, more portable alternative designed to blend in an outdoor setting. Check it out in our Theater Solutions B83GR review. Testers also lamented its lack of WiFi connectivity and missing voice assistant and speakerphone functionality.

True Score

75

Reasons to Buy

  • Outstanding bass depth
  • Loud max volume
  • Water-resistant
  • Multi-device connectivity
  • Long battery life

Reasons to Avoid

  • No voice assistant/speakerphone functionality
  • No WiFi connectivity
  • Not as portable

Specifications

Battery Life25 hrs
Built In Microphonen/a
Charge Time3 hrs
Size27.28" (h) x 12.32" (w) x 14.44" (d)
Smart AppYes
Speaker PairingYes
Water ResistantYes
Wattage110W
Wireless Range30 m

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The Sony XP700 is a high-end Bluetooth speaker that was first released in early 2021. The speaker has an exceptional battery life that the manufacturer…

The Sony XP700 is a high-end Bluetooth speaker that was first released in early 2021. The speaker has an exceptional battery life that the manufacturer claims will last up to 25 hours, and it can also play stereo content. It also has built-in handles that make it slightly easier to move around and customizable RGB lighting to create an enjoyable ambiance. The speaker’s sound can be adjusted through its graphical Equalizer, a characteristic common among the best speakers in the market. Bluetooth connectivity on the XP700 is also quite good as it can be paired with two devices simultaneously, and its range of connectivity extends up to 334.6 ft. This long-range Bluetooth connectivity is also relatively standard among the highest-rated Bluetooth speakers. The XP70 also has a rich port selection, as it features an AUX port, a mic input, and a mic and guitar input. The XP700 is meant for use outdoors, but if you prefer a soundbar designed for use indoors, then our Sony HTST7-HD soundbar with wireless subwoofer review might be worth checking out.

When comparing the Sony XP700 and the Sony XB90, buyers need to note that the XP700 is water resistant while the XB90 is not, but…

When comparing the Sony XP700 and the Sony XB90, buyers need to note that the XP700 is water resistant while the XB90 is not, but the XB90 has support for both Google Assistant and Siri while the XP700 does not. Still, the XP700 has an AUX input while the XB90 does not, but the XB90 can be paired with up to 3 devices while the XP700 is limited to two. Check out our Sony XB90 review to see what else it can do.

The Sony XP700 has a much lower iOS and Android latency than the JBL PartyBox 310, but the PartyBox 310 can produce a deeper bass…

The Sony XP700 has a much lower iOS and Android latency than the JBL PartyBox 310, but the PartyBox 310 can produce a deeper bass response than the XP700.

The Sony XP700 is battery-powered while the JBL PartyBox 710 is wired, but the XP700 has a more extended Bluetooth range of 334.6 ft than…

The Sony XP700 is battery-powered while the JBL PartyBox 710 is wired, but the XP700 has a more extended Bluetooth range of 334.6 ft than the PartyBox 710, which has a range of up to 282ft. Still, the 710 has wheels that make it easier to move around.

Battery Life

25 hrs

15 hrs

18 hrs

n/a

Built In Microphone

n/a

n/a

Yes

n/a

Charge Time

3 hrs

4.5 hrs

3.5 hrs

n/a

Size

27.28" (h) x 12.32" (w) x 14.44" (d)

13.23" (w) x 26.38" (h) x 13.19" (d)

27" (h) x 12.8" (w) x 14.5" (d)

35.60" (h) x 15.70" (w) x 17.20" (d)

Smart App

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Speaker Pairing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Score Card

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Expert Score

75

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

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Customer Score

94

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

75

Any product with a True Score above 70 is a Mixed Reviews

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    A

    Trust Score

    70
    “No bottom line found for this product” read more

    By:

    Tim Gideon
  • PC Mag
    D

    Trust Score

    80
    The big and bulky Sony SRS-XP700 speaker is built for parties, with huge bass sound… read more

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • Which?
    D

    Trust Score

    NR
    The Sony SRS-XP700 is a large party speaker with Bluetooth 5, IPX4 splash proofing and… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Choice
    F

    Trust Score

    NR
    The Sony XP700 is decent for music. While it has a boomy sound profile with… read more

    By:

    Unknown

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