Tribit XSound Go review: Portable sound but a little thin on bass

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Tribit XSound Go

Overall the sound is nicely balanced, and the bass is decent. If you like big, punchy bass you will probably need a bigger speaker.

TA-ratings-92Most of us carry at least a portion of our music library around with us every day on our phones. Sure our phones are amazing devices, but the speakers that come standard are best used when there is no other option. So we have all this music on a device with terrible speakers, now what? Well, we need a portable speaker on which to play it all. That is where the Tribit XSound Go wireless speaker comes in. While wireless Bluetooth connectivity, a waterproof case, and other features are great to have, sound is the most important aspect of a speaker. So how does the XSound Go fare when it comes to sound? Read on for the full review of the Tribit XSound Go.

Specifications

  • Frequency response: 85-20KHz
  • Output power: 2 x 6W
  • Driver size: 2 x 40mm, 1 x Passive radiator
  • Music play time: Up to 24 hours
  • Charging time: 4 hours @ 5V/1A
  • Bluetooth: 4.2
  • Dimensions: (H x W x D): 56 x 59 x 170(mm)
  • Weight: 380g (13.4oz)

What’s In The Box

  • Tribit XSound Go
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Black Lanyard
  • User Manual

Design

The Tribit XSound Go has a bit of a pill shape to it with the top and bottom of the speaker being flat. On the top, there are barely visible controls for the power, Bluetooth, play/pause and volume up/down. I do wish there was a next/prev track button along with the other controls. The rear of the unit houses and aux input and the charging port. There is a wrist strap for carrying, and black speaker mesh on the front with the Tribit name peeking out from behind it. The body of the speaker feels like it is covered in rubber, no doubt to help with waterproofing. The Tribit XSound Go is available in black or blue. That is all there is to it, it is a very simple design indeed.

Tribit XSound Go

Tribit XSound Go

Ease Of Use

As we expect these days, the Tribit XSound Go is easy to set up and to use. Power it up, then press the Bluetooth button on the top, connect via your devices Bluetooth list and you are ready to go. There are only controls for play/pause on the speaker itself. You will need to handle the next/prev track functions from your device. As with the design, using the Tribit XSound Go is simplicity itself. When it comes to speakers, you want to spend your time listening to your music not fiddling around with countless buttons and functions after all.

Sound

The sound of the Tribit XSound Go is pretty well balanced. The highs and the mids are bright and clear, and there wasn’t any distortion even at the highest volumes. The bass is present and does a good job of making itself heard and felt, but it just seems to lack punch. When you consider the size of this speaker, that is no surprise. Overall the sound is nicely balanced, and the bass is decent, but if you like big, punchy bass you will probably need a bigger speaker.

Reception/Call Quality

The reception of the Tribit XSound Go was good. I was able to go from one side of my house to the other without any drops at all. I did not take the speaker outside to test the limits of the reception, but Tribit says the XSound Go has a range of about 66 feet.

Calls on the Tribit XSound Go were actually very nice. I could hear the person I was talking to and was able to adjust the volume to whatever level I liked during the call. With the mic on top of the unit I was able to speak at a natural level, and the person I called said I sounded no different than when I usually call on my iPhone. There was no echo or distortion on the call whatsoever.

Battery Life

The Tribit XSound Go has a claimed battery life of about 24 hours. I was able to get just over 24 hours of play time with the volume set at 50% and the source never further than 2 feet from the speaker. Your results may vary depending on usage.

Price/Value

The Tribit XSound Go is currently available on Amazon for $35.99USD. This is a promotional price that Tribit currently has running. That’s an excellent price for a portable little speaker with big sound.

Wrap Up

The Tribit XSound Go is an attractive little speaker that is lightweight, portable and loud. The sound is evenly balanced between highs, mids, and bass. That bass does lack some punch, but considering the size of this speaker the bass is not too bad. Use this speaker for when you are on the go and don’t want to, or can’t, carry around a larger speaker. Don’t use this speaker if you want crowd rattling bass.

We received a sample of the Tribit XSound Go wireless speaker for the purposes of this review.

Tribit XSound Go

$35.99USD
9.2

Design

9.0/10

Ease of Use

9.0/10

Sound

8.0/10

Reception/Call Quality

10.0/10

Battery Life

10.0/10

Price/Value

9.0/10

Nailed it

  • Great sound on calls
  • Easy to use
  • Great battery life

Needs work

  • Lacks bass response
  • No next/prev control on speaker
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