The speaker features LDAC audio coding technology developed by Sony. It allows transmission of up to around three times the data volume of existing technologies for crisply-detailed, lag-free playback. The new model offers NFC and Bluetooth connectivity. The speakers can be connected to the USB-A port via a USB cable, allowing a smartphone to be charged when on low battery.
The speaker is equipped with splash proof properties to ensure that the device will withstand splashes of water from the shower, pool, kitchen or outdoors. The 8,800mAh lithium ion battery in the SRS-XB claims up to 24 hours of continuous payback time.