Power rating: 60 watts
Battery life: 14 hours
What we liked: Loud sound performance, versatile connectivity
The Sony GTK-XB60 is one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers that can double as a portable PA system and provides up to 60 watts of sound output. The speaker is built primarily for sound performance and provides extra-bass technology for deep and punchy sound output. Furthermore, we like the ability to pair two Sony GTK-XB60 speakers together to create a much wider sound-field with crystal clear sound for parties and concerts. These speakers can pump out so much volume that they can practically double as portable PA speakers for mini events. We also liked the fact that these Sony speakers come with a built-in rechargeable battery that provides up to 14 hours of continuous music playback, and can also be plugged in simultaneously while playing music. These speakers support wireless Bluetooth connectivity with NFC for high quality music streaming. It also comes with an app which you can use to add DJ effects, samplers and lighting effects – it also has microphone inputs for you speak through these speakers. The entire speaker has a dimension of 10.4” x 21.7” x 10.7” and comes with an AC cord, operating instructions and an instruction manual. If you are looking for one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers with a high versatile design and great sound quality, the Sony GTKXB60 is definitely a great choice.
The sound quality on the Sony GTK-XB60 is exceptionally loud and clear, with crisp highs, detailed midranges and deep bass response. The acoustic drivers on these speakers pump out a good 60W total of full-range sound performance. The bass on these speakers hits hard and is impactful, and the speaker comes equipped with a passive bass radiator to improve the bass output. The bass feels tight and punchy and does not overwhelm the midrange frequencies – you would be able to hear the full bass spectrum if you equalize the sound frequencies correctly. The sound quality on this Sony speaker is much better than other large speakers that we have tested due to the dynamic tweeter and passive subwoofer combination. Music genres such as electronic dance music and hip-hop sound particularly good on these speakers, and you can hear vocal performances with distinct clarity in every detail. We also liked the level of soundstage that these speakers have when playing music, allowing you to pick out where each sound is coming from. The dual pairing mode on the Sony GTKXB60 allows you to pair another B60 speaker together to create a full-blown mini concert effect.
Where the Sony GTK-XB60 shines, apart from its sound quality, is the level of versatility it gives. The speaker works as a mini PA system with RCA line-in, line-out, microphone in, USB charging ports and NFC for easy pairing. The microphone inputs allow you to use this speaker as a PA system to project your voice. We also liked the fact that these speakers come with flashy lights which creates a party ambience – making it an ideal complement to the music. You can turn these lights off or on with the app, ad set different light moods for different music genres. The USB input at the top of the speaker also acts as a dual charging port for you to charge your USB devices and smartphones on the go. The Sony speaker also comes with extra-bass functionality which enhances the low frequencies on music soundtracks to improve the overall sonic experience. At full volume with extra-bass and lighting turned on, the speaker provides up to 3 hours of continuous playtime. You can turn off the lighting when required to save battery.
The Verdict? The Sony GTKXB60 is one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers that deliver deep bass and crystal clear sound quality. You can practically crank up the volume on this speaker to maximum without hearing any hint of distortion. This speaker is designed to deliver up to 60W of powerful sound performance and comes with a rechargeable 14 hour battery life. It also comes with the Sony app which you can use to control sound and light effects depending on your preferences. The speaker is equipped with Bluetooth and NFC pairing, and also supports aux and microphone inputs to double as a portable PA speaker. We also liked the dual pairing mode where you can pair two Sony GTK-XB60 speakers together to create a wider soundstage and listening field. The speaker’s built-in battery can also double as a power bank to recharge your smartphone devices on the go. The design of this speaker is sleek and modern, and also has adjustable strobing lights which add to the ambience while playing music through this speaker. Overall, the Sony GTK-XB60 is one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers available with great sound performance and can double as a portable PA system for mini concerts and events.