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Power to the Music; new Portable Wireless Speakers from Sony

Press Release   •   Mar 23, 2015 08:00 GMT

Sony’s new portable wireless speakers make it easier than ever to conveniently listen to, and share your favourite tracks with great quality sound. Within their compact designs, the three new wireless speakers (SRS-X11/SRS-X33/SRS-X55) combine powerful sound quality with Bluetooth® / NFC™,enabling you to instantly connect your smartphone, tablet or laptop to the speakers and stream your music wirelessly. You can also use them as speaker phones, allowing you to conveniently answer calls while enjoying your favourite tracks.

Wireless listening just got better with technology from Sony that provides stunning music quality via Bluetooth®. Both the SRS-X33 and SRS-X55 feature Sony’s new LDAC™ audio technology which allows Bluetooth®[1] transmissions to carry up to 3-times more data than existing codecs, enabling you to minimise the compression of your music files when you stream them wirelessly[2]. Helping the SRS-X33 and SRS-X55 to reach a sound quality that will bring your favourite tunes to life is Sony’s S-Master™, DSEE™(Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) and ClearAudio+™ technology which together improve the bass, clarity and restore audio quality to deliver rich, refined sounds.

SRS-X11: Sound³

With its 61mm x 61mm x 61mm cube-design the SRS-X11 fits in the palm of your hand and is the smallest speaker in the range. Despite its small body, the SRS-X11 still packs a punch as it combines the power of 10W with two passive radiators allowing you to enjoy a rich, deep bass coming from three sides of the cube.

Want double the amount of immersive sound? Use the Speaker Add function to connect two SRS-X11 units together to and enjoy the real stereo sound in Stereo mode: one of the speakers becomes the left channel, the other one right, and you get music from both angles.

With a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts approximately 12 hours[3] you can enjoy your music wirelessly all day, and it recharges easily over micro USB.

The SRS-X11 will be available from April 2015 in 5 different colours (black, white, pink, blue and red) to fit your individual style and will come with a supplied silicon strap for added portability.

SRS-X33: Great Sound Quality just got smaller

With its 185 x 60 x 59mm dimensions the SRS-X33 is 20% smaller than its predecessor, the SRS-X3, while maintaining the unit’s outstanding sound quality. Perfect for enjoying music in the summer sun,the internal rechargeable batterylasts for 12h[4] so won’t ever let you down, and you can revel in the sunshine all day long.

With a total output of 20W, 2channel speaker system and its dual passive radiators which allow for deeper bass reproduction, as well as the new LDAC technology, you can turn up the volume on your tunes without worrying about distortion or file compression.

The SRS-X33 will be available from May2015in black, white, red or blue.

SRS-X55 – The speaker for every situation

The SRS-X55 reaches new levels of sound quality for a compact speaker thanks to LDAC, combined with an incredibly stylish design. Its 2.1 channel system and dual passive radiators manage to deliver a beat dropping output power of 30W, enough to crank up the tunes for a party.

With its internal rechargeable battery lasting for 10 hours[5], you are sure to receive the powerful sound you need whether you’re singing along in the kitchen or listening with your friends.

The SRS-X55 will be available from May 2015 in black and white.

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For more information, please contact Sony’s PR team at Hope&Glory on sonysound@hopeandglorypr.com or phone: 020 7566 9747

Selected technical specifications

Model name SRS-X55 SRS-X33 SRS-X11
Section of Speaker Speakers Approx. 38 mm diameter x 2/
Subwoofer: Approx. 58 mm diameter x1
Approx. 34 mm diameter x 2 Approx. 45 mm diameter x 1
Frequency range 60-20,000Hz 60-16,000Hz 150-20,000Hz
Section of Amplifier Maximum Output Power 30W:
Full range: 5W x 2/ Subwoofer: 20W x 1(AC Adaptor)
20W:
Full range: 3W x 2/ Subwoofer: 14W x 1(Battery)
20W:
Full range: 10W x 2
10W:
Full range: 10W x 1
Section of Bluetooth Communication System BLUETOOTH Specification Version 3.0 BLUETOOTH Specification Version 3.0 BLUETOOTH Specification Version 3.0
Output BLUETOOTH Specification Power Class 2 BLUETOOTH Specification Power Class 2 BLUETOOTH Specification Power Class 2
Maximum communication range Line of sight Approx. 10 m Line of sight Approx. 10 m Line of sight Approx. 10 m
Radio frequency 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz – 2.4835 GHz) 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz – 2.4835 GHz) 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz – 2.4835 GHz)
Modulation FHSS FHSS FHSS
Compatible BLUETOOTH Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Supported codec SBC, AAC, LDAC SBC, AAC, LDAC SBC
Transmission bandwidth 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz (with 44.1 kHz sampling) 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz (with 44.1 kHz sampling) 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz (with 44.1 kHz sampling)
Connection NFC Yes Yes Yes
Inputs/Outputs Audio-in・DC IN(15V)/USB terminal (only for charging smartphone) Audio-in・Micro-USB terminal(for charging speaker itself) Audio-in/ Micro-USB terminal(for charging speaker itself)

[1] Bluetooth A2DP, SBC(328kbps,44.1kHz

[2] High quality wireless audio is possible when using an LDAC compatible music device such as the NW-ZX2 Wallkman®. NWZ-A15 Walkman® will be compatible after a firmware update in April 2015.

[3] Battery life with Bluetooth® turned on. Battery life may vary depending on usage.

[4] Battery life with Bluetooth® turned on. Battery life may vary depending on usage.

[5]Battery life with Bluetooth® turned on. Battery life may vary depending on usage. 

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