Picture of the Sony SRS XB32 speaker connected and charging.

Sony SRS XB32 Charge Time

You charge the Sony SRS XB32 wireless speaker via the micro USB style power input port, and to get the quickest charge time and fullest recharge, use a medium current USB charger for fastest yet most cost effective results. Details follow.

Sony SRS XB32 Charge Time: How Long to Fully Charge

Now according to the specs for this speaker, the time it takes to charge the XB32 is five (5.0) hours. This using a 5 volt, 1.5 amp, 7.5 watt charger or greater.

Picture of the -CHARGE- lamp glowing orange on the Sony SRS XB32 speaker.
The Sony SRS XB32 -CHARGE- light glowing orange.

How Long the XB 32 Plays on a Full Charge

Furthermore, on a complete charge, the speaker can play for up to twenty-four (24) hours, thanks to its built in lithium ion battery.

But when you play it loudly, especially with thumping bass, you will indeed see much shorter playing times per recharge.  We see this Bluetooth speaker die in around eight hours when we play at louder volume. So to get the longest playing time per recharge, power saving is useful.  Just play it only as loudly as you need to, to hear it well throughout your listening space.

Picture of the right front of the XB32.
Right front view of the XB32.

The Play Time Gets Shorter as the XB32 Ages

If you own this speaker over a few years, you may notice that the time it plays from a single charge shrinks as the speaker gets older.  This is normal for devices like this one, that rely on lithium ion batteries.

But by deep cycling the battery now and then, you can slow this charge capacity decrease. So to exercise the XB32, run the battery fully dead and then charge it up again every three to six months.

Also, we advise that you avoid leaving the speaker connected to a charger once it reaches full charge.  Right after the charging lamp goes out, unplug the speaker as soon as you can, to avoid overcharging it and aging the battery early.

Other Posts About the Sony SRS XB32

    1. Sony SRS XB32 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions
    2. Sony SRS XB32 Charger Type and Replacement
    3. How to Fix the Not Charging Issue on the XB32
    4. Sony SRS XB32 Pairing Instructions
    5. How to Read the Battery Indicator on the Sony SRS XB32

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    1. Official Sony SRS XB32 Product Page at Sony.COM

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    • 2022-08-13: First published.