XSby 808 Audio

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TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
80%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The portable size lets you take your music just about anywhere.
  • The XS delivers bigger sound than you might expect from such a small device.
  • The 12-hour battery gives you enough power to get through a full day's playlist.

CONS

  • The lack of physical buttons means you have to adjust volume at the source of your music.
  • While it is loud, there could be a little more bass in the range.
  • There is no indicator to show remaining battery life.
Small in stature, 808 Audio's XS Bluetooth speaker offers up enough sound to fill a room with some left over. The no-frills design means there are no physical buttons for volume or playback control. You use your phone or media player to make adjustments. Unlike many other smaller Bluetooth speakers, there is no way to take phone calls. Don’t let these deter you, though, as many listeners only want something that sounds better than their handset’s speaker. With 12 hours of playback, it has enough juice to go all day.
NameXSUE BoomEnvaya DSB-200BassSolemate
Manufacturer808 AudioLogitechDenonNyne MultimediaJabra
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100%

Great speaker. It has excellent sound quality with sufficient bass. Surprisingly good sound quality for something this portable. 12 hour bat…

Great speaker. It has excellent sound quality with sufficient bass. Surprisingly good sound quality for something this portable. 12 hour battery life means I only have to charge it every once in a while

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87%

The listening experience with the 808 HEX XS is excellent. There is a magic volume level that provides clear loud sound with a satisfying ba…

The listening experience with the 808 HEX XS is excellent. There is a magic volume level that provides clear loud sound with a satisfying bass response that will invite your mom to ask you to turn the music down.

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72%

If there’s one feature that we noticed about this speaker it’s that the 808 XS does not include power or mute buttons. Indeed, all of your c…

If there’s one feature that we noticed about this speaker it’s that the 808 XS does not include power or mute buttons. Indeed, all of your controls are done through the phone. In most cases this isn’t so bad, but there are instances where you want to quickly mute the speaker or back the volume down.

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60%

In the realm of budget Bluetooth speakers, the 808 Audio HEX XS stands out mostly due to its cool hex-themed design elements and its portabl…

In the realm of budget Bluetooth speakers, the 808 Audio HEX XS stands out mostly due to its cool hex-themed design elements and its portable, pocket-friendly contour.

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Long story short, the 808 Audio XS is not a bad choice if you don’t have a lot of money to spend, and you want a pocketable speaker that sou…

Long story short, the 808 Audio XS is not a bad choice if you don’t have a lot of money to spend, and you want a pocketable speaker that sounds and looks better than its price tag implies.

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