The Sony SRS XE300 speaker is a tabletop style column speaker with enough watts to fill a run-of-the-mill living room.
But what does the number of watts a wireless speaker has, tell us about how good it is? Firstly, the watt is a measure of how much power the speaker consumes or outputs. Plus, this metric is a convenient comparison measure. Generally, speakers with more watts play louder than those with less. Yes, they they can cost more due to their bigger batteries, chargers, drivers, magnets. Yet nonetheless, these models offer greater dynamic range and have a deeper bass response. Plus the models that do stereo offer a bigger soundstage and better imaging to listeners.
Thus in general, the more powerful the speaker, the better it sounds, even at lower volume. You get more crispness due to better reproduction of the bass, midrange, and treble. More reserve power often means less clipping artifacts too. So, the speaker’s max watts output is a primary indicator of speaker quality and performance. And as such, this value is of great interest to audiophiles and novice listeners alike.
In this case, the Sony XE300, as a common size portable speaker. Indeed it is a decently loud model for all the bigger it is. Its watts can fill a room with clean sounding music. See below for details on its power output.
Sony SRS XE300 Specs Watts
- Battery Capacity: 19.98 watt-hours (7.4 volts, 2.7 amp-hours).
- AC Charger Power: 7.5 watts (5 volts at 1.5 amps).
- Bluetooth Standby Mode Power: Less than 0.3 watts.
- Total Audio Output Power on AC (RMS): 10 watts.
- Total Peak Audio Power (both channels): 14.14 watts.
- Output Power per Channel: 5 watts RMS.
- Audio Output Power on Battery: Decreases as battery approaches depletion.
Notes on Sony SRS XE300 Specs Watts
- The system tries to conserve battery power as the battery get close to total depletion. The XE 300 does this by reducing the audio output power somewhat.
- This speaker may not get enough power to keep the battery from discharging when playing at full volume. So even with the unit charging, it still might shut OFF unexpectedly. Thus to get past this, just stop playing the 300 for an hour or two. This allows it build up some reserve power while charging. Then, switch it ON again to continue the party fun.