Sony SRS XB12 with JBL Go 2: Which option is worth the price of $50?

In the segment of $50, JBL Go 2 and Sony SRS-XB12 are the two most sought-after Bluetooth speakers today. So Sony SRS XB12 with JBL Go 2: Which is a worthy choice for the price under $50? Follow our comparison below to have the best choice for you!

External design

In terms of design, the JBL Go 2 is made overall in the form of a box, looks very compact, and with a design like this, you can comfortably put it in your pocket. As for the Sony XB12, the design is also very small. However, it is designed in a cylindrical shape. So when you put it in your pants pocket, it can get bumpy. Because of this, Sony has equipped this Sony speaker with a rubber hook to attach to a briefcase or bicycle, etc. to make it easy to move.

Sony SRS XB12 with JBL Go 2
Sony SRS XB12 with JBL Go 2

In terms of product material, the Sony XB12 has a shell made in the form of soft rubber, the diaphragm is made of plastic material. As for JBL Go 2, the diaphragm is made of metal. The edge is made of plastic but has a coating that feels pleasant to the touch.

Sound quality

JBL Go 2 owns a Drive in the middle of the speaker, with a capacity of about 3W, the mid and treble ranges are the strength of the speaker, the sound is bright, clear, and detailed, creating lively and youthful melodies. JBL Go 2 has a multi-mix, multi-track sound and has a loud enough volume.

As for the Sony SRS-XB12 portable speaker, quite similar to the JBL Go2, the consumer-oriented sound quality is strong, vibrant, bright, and clear trebles and clear bouncing rhythms. Sony XB12 includes 2 Drives, an upper speaker and a woofer below, the estimated power of each speaker is 2-2.5W, compared with JBL’s only drive, it is found that the Sony home speaker will have a smaller volume. a little bit.

About the bass of the JBL Go 2 speaker, although it has been improved from the JBL Go 1 because of the lack of bass in the old life. But if you set the volume to the maximum, the speakers that emit the brass bands will be gradually weakened.

As for the Sony SRS-XB12 speaker called the “Extra Bass – XB” speaker line, the bass range is sure to be thick and strong at medium volume. Similar to JBL Go 2, the XB12 bass at high volume also weakens.

To summarize, in general, the JBL Go 2 is suitable for vibrant and lyrical melodies, while the Sony SRS-XB12 is quite diverse, the sound quality is balanced, can listen to many different genres of music but the volume is small. than JBL.

Waterproof / Dustproof

In terms of water resistance, both of these products have excellent water resistance. Both adopt the most advanced IPX7 waterproof technology, allowing the speaker to remain active at a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes without damage from water immersion.

However, the Sony XB12 also integrates dust resistance through testing placing the speaker inside a dusty environment with a diameter of up to 75 micrometers and strong wind, for 8 hours, the speaker still ensures normal operation. This makes the Sony XB12 more adaptable to harsh environmental conditions than the JBL Go 2.

Music time

JBL Go 2 with up to 5 hours of music playback. However, this number on the XB12 is even more excellent.

This XB12 has a design that can be considered louder than JBL speakers, so it has been equipped with a larger battery. The terrible time that Sony provides to users is 16 hours, fully charged within 4 hours. In addition, when the battery is almost empty, the Sony speaker automatically puts the speaker into battery-saving mode, extending the speaker’s operation time by 30 minutes.

Connect ability

JBL Go 2 can only be connected to other speakers via the 3.5 port connector, but Sony XB12 can connect two speakers of the same type together using the connection button available on the speaker.


Choosing between these two speakers is not easy, because each product has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you are a user who loves many genres of music and requires a long time of use, then you will be suitable for this Sony SRS-XB12 speaker. But if you’re a lover of lyrical music, bright melodies, and don’t need to use the speakers for a long time, then the JBL Go 2 will attract you with its small appearance and modern design. great eye-catching.

Specifications comparison table

 Sony SRS-XB12JBL Go 2
Size7.5 x 7.5 x 9.1 cm7,12 x 8,6 x 3,16 (cm)
Weight0.26 kg0,18 (kg)
Frequency range180Hz – 20kHz20Hz-20KHz
Battery TimeTối đa 5 giờ16 tiếng
Water resistanceIPX67IPX67
ConnectorBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.1


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