Sony SRS-XB420M Is the Perfect House Speaker With Alexa Support
Viswamitra Jayavant - Aug 23, 2019
Sony India has just released its first Alexa-supported smart speaker for Rs. 24,990. It's quite the perfect house speaker if you're looking for one.
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Packing virtual assistants to turn speakers ‘smart’ has been a popular move for tech companies recently. Google, Amazon, and Apple have all jumped aboard this new tech train. Sony India recently joined the race with the introduction of the SRX-XB402M, the first Alexa-supported wireless speaker the company has ever made.
Sony is well-known for its quality speakers and holds a special place among consumers for speakers in the premium range. The SRS-XB420M will be sold for a retail price of Rs. 24,990. But here’s the kicker, from August 12th to August 18th, you will be able to enjoy an Rs. 5,000 discount to Rs. 19,990. The speaker itself will be put on shelves from August 13th.
But buying the speaker in this period will also mean that you can bundle the speaker up with a pair of MDR-XB450AP headphones for free - which by itself worth about Rs. 2,490. That seems a good deal right there!
What Should You Know About It
The new Sony SRS-XB402M is virtually everything that I personally would be looking for in a wireless smart-speaker. The playback time is large, so the speaker can handle the sound for a party for about 12 hours consecutively.
A dual passive radiator is responsible for generating the thumping, rich bass perfect for EDM music. And a completely re-designed front grille design of the speaker can make for a considerably more pleasurable listening experience and an overall better sound quality than traditional designs.
It’s also rugged, certified with an IP67 qualification. Which means the speaker is water-resistant, dust-resistant, shock-resistant, and even rust-resistant. You can confidently bring it anywhere from the city all the way to the wilderness, and it’d be a faithful companion all the way.
With the addition of some colored strips to the sides of the speaker as well as some strobe lights, it’d be awesome to host a house party with.
Setting It Up
Now you’ve bought the SRS-XB402M and cracked the box open, what next?
Well, download the Sony Music Centre app on your smartphone. It’s available for download on both Android and iOS. With it, you can hook your phone up to the speaker via Bluetooth for music on the go. The app is quite straight-forward, so don’t be afraid of all of the procedures.
Where To Get It
Sony has got quite a presence in India; after all, it is not one of the foremost consumer electronics company in the world without reason. You can find stores all across most metro areas in India. Nation-wide, Sony’s service and distribution network are pretty large, comprising of about 12,000 dealers and distributors throughout. There are 23 Sony outlets and 24 branch locations in the country.
For all servicing needs, you need not have any fear, either. With numerous service centers spread out all over the country, with most major cities having one, they’ll be ready to answer any questions and fix up any faults with your brand new speaker.