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Tribit XSound Go Review

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The Tribit XSoud Go is a portable Bluetooth speaker with a well-balanced sound, strong bass, an IPX7 rating, and strong runtime. However, it takes 4 hours to charge fully and only has an AUX input.

$36.99

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Tribit XSound Go is a very compact, entry-level Bluetooth speaker first announced in late 2017. The speaker has a maximum output power of only 16 watts, which is on the lower end compared to what the best speakers, or even the best Bluetooth speakers have to offer. Still, the XSound Go shines with an impressive IPX7 rating, meaning it is both splash and water-resistant and therefore, immune to light rain or water splashes.

The speaker also has a stereo sound output and a battery that keeps it going for up to 19.5 hours, and it is very portable thanks to its compact, lightweight design.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Tribit XSound Go might be small in size, but it packs quite a punch thanks to a strong bass output courtesy of its built-in subwoofer and stereo sound. While there’s no companion app to fine-tune its rich, well-balanced sound performance down to your specific preferences, sound output is still pretty good out of the box, and its tested 19.25-hour battery life places it in the top 30% compared to how long other speakers in our certified, tested list last. The speaker also relies on Bluetooth 4.2 for connectivity and weighing only 380 grams, it is pretty easy to move around with.

The speaker’s IPX7 water resistance and dustproof rating make it immune to poolside splashes and light rain, and its included lanyard makes it super easy to carry or hang somewhere. Unfortunately, the speaker takes up to 4 hours to get to a full charge, it only has an AUX input, and its speakerphone performance is pretty poor.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good quality sound output
    • The Tribit XSound Go has a well-balanced sound output, with a satisfying bass response for its size and stereo sound. Mids and highs are quite accurate.

  • Great battery life
    • The XSound Go has a 19.5-hour battery life, which earns it a top 40% placement on our certified, tested list.

  • Excellent durability and build quality
    • The XSound Go is well built, with a splashproof exterior that earns it an IPX7 rating.

Reason to Avoid

  • Long charge time
    • The XSound Go takes up to 4 hours to get to a full charge, which is quite long for a speaker of its size.

Tribit XSound Go Specs

Battery Charge TimeBattery Charge Time5 hrs
Battery LifeBattery Life24 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
DepthDepth2.3"
HeightHeight2.2"
IPX RatingIPX RatingIPX7
SizeSize
Smart AppSmart AppTribit
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantYes
WattageWattage2 x 8W
WidthWidth6.7"
Wireless RangeWireless Range100 ft

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)19.25
Volume Output (dB)0
Low End Roll Off (Hz)0
High End Roll Off (Hz)0

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Product Comparison

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DemerBox DB2

DemerBox DB2 Review

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Market Context

The Tribit XSound Go is a very compact, entry-level Bluetooth speaker first announced in late 2017. The speaker has a maximum output power of only…

The Tribit XSound Go is a very compact, entry-level Bluetooth speaker first announced in late 2017. The speaker has a maximum output power of only 16 watts, which is on the lower end compared to what the best speakers, or even the best Bluetooth speakers have to offer. Still, the XSound Go shines with an impressive IPX7 rating, meaning it is both splash and water-resistant and therefore, immune to light rain or water splashes.

The speaker also has a stereo sound output and a battery that keeps it going for up to 19.5 hours, and it is very portable thanks to its compact, lightweight design.

The Tribit XSound Go has stereo speakers for a more immersive sound output, while the Tribit XSound Surf does not. Both speakers cost around the…

The Tribit XSound Go has stereo speakers for a more immersive sound output, while the Tribit XSound Surf does not. Both speakers cost around the same price, but the XSound Go also features a subwoofer, so its bass output is heavier than that of the Surf. The XSound Go’s battery performance is also superior to the Surf, but on the other hand, the Surf takes a slightly shorter time to get to a full charge.

The Tribit XSound Go is way more compact and easier to carry compared to the DemerBox DB2. However, the DB2 offers almost twice as many…

The Tribit XSound Go is way more compact and easier to carry compared to the DemerBox DB2. However, the DB2 offers almost twice as many hours of playtime, making it the preferable choice for extended listening despite being the larger and more expensive alternative. The XSound Go is also splash-proof and offers better sound quality because it has a stereo output and a subwoofer for a deeper base. But if you’re still interested in the DemerBox DB2 and wouldn’t mind paying significantly more, we’ve covered it in our Demerbox DB2 review.

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While the Tribit XSound Go offers a significantly longer playtime than the more expensive Ultimate Ears Hyperboom, the Hyperboom takes a significantly shorter period to get to a full charge. However, the XSound Go is much better engineered for outdoor use as it has a higher IP rating. You can find out more about the Hyperboom in our Ultimate Ears Hyperboom review.

Battery Charge Time

5 hrs

2.6 hrs

Battery Life

24 hrs

24 hrs

Built In Microphone

Yes

Yes

Depth

2.3"

7.5"

Height

2.2"

14.3"

IPX Rating

IPX7

IPX4

Size

Smart App

Tribit

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Customer Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Techgear Lab
    44.89

    Category Trust Rating

    54
    Many people just want a high-performing speaker that sounds better than their phone’s built-in speakers,… Read More

    By:

    Max Mutter
  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The waterproof Tribit XSound Go delivers slightly more powerful audio output than other inexpensive Bluetooth… Read More

    By:

    Tim Gideon
  • CNET
    42.51

    Category Trust Rating

    82
    For an inexpensive Bluetooth speaker, the Tribit XSound Go is hard to beat. Read More

    By:

    David Carnoy
  • Techradar
    46.31

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Tribit XSound Go punches way above its class, offering big sound in a small… Read More

    By:

    Lewis Leong
  • MacSources
    37.87

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    I was incredibly impressed with the strength of this little speaker. I do not… Read More

    By:

    Jon Walters
  • What Hifi
    42.51

    Category Trust Rating

    60
    Tribit’s XSound Go is a solid speaker, but it’s devoid of the dynamic expression that… Read More

    By:

    What Hi-Fi?

Customer Scores