JBL Boombox 2 vs Sony SRS-XB32 - Where are the differences?

Brand
JBL
Sony
Product name
Boombox 2
SRS-XB32
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Only differences
Audio
Frequency, max
Frequency, max
20000 Hz
Frequency, max
20000 Hz
Frequency, min
Frequency, min
50 Hz
Frequency, min
20 Hz
Watts speakers
Watts speakers
2 x 40 Watt
Watts speakers
2 x 6 Watt
Battery
Battery life
Battery life
24,0 hours
Battery life
24,0 hours
Removable
Removable
No
Removable
No
Periphery
Powerbank
Powerbank
Yes
Powerbank
Yes
Powerbank, amount
Powerbank, amount
1
Powerbank, amount
1
Powerbank, type
Powerbank, type
USB-A
Powerbank, type
USB-A
Ethernet (LAN)
Ethernet (LAN)
No
Ethernet (LAN)
No
3,5 mm Audio
3,5 mm Audio
Yes
3,5 mm Audio
Yes
Sensors
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth Version
5.1
Bluetooth Version
4.2
NFC
NFC
No
NFC
Yes
WLAN
WLAN
No
WLAN
No
Connect Speakers
Connection of several speakers (Party)
Connection of several speakers (Party)
Yes
Connection of several speakers (Party)
Yes
Connection type
Connection type
JBL PartyBoost
Connection type
Party Connect
Lightshow
Available
Available
No
Available
Yes
Specifications
Height
Height
25.7 cm
Height
8.4 cm
Length
Length
20.1 cm
Length
8.3 cm
Weight
Weight
5910 g
Weight
900 g
Width
Width
48.5 cm
Width
23.8 cm
Tuner / radio
Available
Available
No
Available
No
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Certification
Certification
IPX7
Certification
IP67

Where are the differences?

Let's compare the JBL Boombox 2 and the Sony SRS-XB32 and take a closer look at the differences. With the year of publication 2020 the Boombox 2 is newer than the SRS-XB32 from the year 2019.

Size and weight

The two devices differ in their dimensions. The smaller a loudspeaker is, the more practical it is in use, of course.

  • JBL Boombox 2: 20.1 cm x 48.5 cm x 25.7 cm
  • Sony SRS-XB32: 8.3 cm x 23.8 cm x 8.4 cm
The JBL Boombox 2 with 5910 g is heavier than the Sony SRS-XB32 with a weight of 900 g. This makes the Sony SRS-XB32 more suitable for transport.

Battery

With a battery life of up to 24,0 hours there is no difference between the two devices. In practice, the specification of the battery life can often be somewhat lower, since the manufacturers specify the maximum possible performance.

Waterproof

Both speakers are waterproof. The JBL Boombox 2 is certified with IPX7. With the Sony SRS-XB32 a IP67 certification is present.

Bluetooth

With Bluetooth version 5.1 the JBL Boombox 2 has a newer version than the Sony SRS-XB32. There we have Bluetooth of the version 4.2. A newer Bluetooth version offers a better stability in the connection. Thus also a higher comfort in the application is given. The range is the Sony SRS-XB32 up to 10,0 m.

The Sony SRS-XB32 has NFC, which allows you to connect playback devices more easily.

Powerbank

In this comparison, both devices can be used as power banks. With the Powerbank function, other devices can be charged via USB using the speaker. Of course, this is at the expense of the battery life of the speaker.

Leistung

The performance is the JBL Boombox 2 at 2 x 40 Watt. The Sony SRS-XB32 has a power of 2 x 6 Watt. The driver of the Sony SRS-XB32 has 48 mm.

Lichteffekte

Light effects are only offered by the JBL Boombox 2. But this is only an optical difference. The light effects have no effect on the sound. The Sony SRS-XB32 there are colored light effects.

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