Monday, June 6, 2016

Sony SRSX11 Speaker Review

Sony SRSX11 Portable Speaker
I procrastinated.  I complained constantly about the lousy audio on my inexpensive laptop for a long period of time.  But I continued to put off purchasing a small, portable speaker for as long as possible. Recently, with a purchase of a speaker-less portable media player and continued frustration at having a hard time hearing audio on my little laptop, I gave in and purchased a small speaker.  I chose the Sony SRSX11 Ultra-Portable Bluetooth Speaker and I'm so glad I did. I love this little cube of sound.

The Sony SRSX11 Ultra-Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This little speaker is advertised by Sony as the "compact cube with serious sound". In my opinion, they aren't over-stating. I love the sound that comes from this tiny speaker. Sony provides the following information:

  • 2.4" x 2.4" x 2.4" small
  • Bluetooth connectivity - NFC One Touch
  • micro USB terminal; stereo mini jack input
  • 12 hours playtime on the rechargeable battery
  • 10 watts
  • Variety of colors: black, white, red, pink, or blue

What Others Have to Say About the Sony Speaker

Because I am the most technologically challenged person you may ever meet, I am happy to point you in the direction of reading what others have to say about this little gadget. At the time of this writing, the Sony SRSX11 Ultra-Portable Bluetooth Speaker has a 4.5 out of 5 star review on Amazon.  Of those reviews, 70% are 5 star reviews. 

There is a brief review of the Sony SRSX11 speaker on C/NET.  In the past, I've valued the reviews on C/NET due to their focus on the latest technological news and reportedly unbiased reviews of the latest tech gadgets. 

Why I love my Sony SRSX11 Speaker

The helpful young man at the store tried to talk me into "better" speakers.  I wanted cheap, small, and easy - I insisted. He demonstrated a cheap speaker - definitely in my price range - but when he turned on the demo speaker even I could tell it sounded like .... well, it sounded bad.  Okay, I relented, let's move up into the next price category.  

I liked the look of this little speaker "cube".  I liked the weight of it.  It felt well made.  I liked the sound.  The nice young man tried to tell me about the bluetooth features and his voice turned into the teacher's voice in Charlie Brown's classroom, "wah, wah, wah, wah, wah."

I asked if I can connect it to my laptop with a cord. And can you help to make sure I purchased the correct cord.  He seemed puzzled but he answered both of my questions with a "yes".  He tried to explain again how this speaker can be portable.  

While I don't mind being tethered to the laptop or my Ipod with a cord in my teeny apartment, you can easily use this speaker in a more portable way with the NFC & Bluetooth connectivity.

The only downside of this little speaker is that it seems it could be offered at an even lower price. Of course, I believe that about all electronics. But if you are looking for a small speaker that delivers good sound and easy portability, check out the Sony SRSX11 Ultra-Portable Speaker. I think you will be pleased. 

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  1. Good to know there is an affordable (and portable) speaker for laptops, Dawn Rae. Thanks for the review.

  2. Low volume on a laptop must be a universal problem! I refuse to accept that it might be my own hearing ability that is challenged. Having been spoiled by high quality speakers in my car for my entire driving life, I want to be able to hear the music or videos on my laptop as well. I also had to seek out a little speaker for my laptop a while back. I also want inexpensive, but quality sound. I use my little speaker often, but it won't last for 12 hrs. without needing a recharge. Therefore, I think you made a better choice. Might just have to get the little cube myself now.

  3. I told my husband just a few days ago that I'd like to have a small, portable, bluetooth speaker. Looks like you've done the comparisons for us and I thank you very much. This one sounds perfect!

  4. We have a couple, this one sounds excellent too! They're very handy, whether we use them on our phone's playlist or computer - terrific review


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