Review: Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth Speaker

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Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth Speaker // Image {Tech} for Travel.
ProsCons
✔️ Lovely deep audio✘ Carry Case is extra
✔️ Well built✘ Micro-USB for charging
✔️ IPX7 Waterproofing✘ Front facing audio
✔️ Perfect for the Outdoors
✔️ Consistent Bluetooth connection

{Tech} for Travel Says….
Hands-On Review: The Tribit XSound Go Speaker delivers a big bold sound, has a strong rugged build and is perfect for long summer days outdoors.

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Tribit XSound Go Portable Speaker

With summer rapidly approaching and global travel bans slowly being eased some of us will be heading off on holiday.

Whether that’s a beach, poolside or an outdoor adventure, every summer trip needs a soundtrack.

The Tribit XSound Go is not brand new to the market, but still holds its own against some newer models, so I was keen to see what it can do.

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Bring your audio to life with Tribit XSound Go // Image {Tech} for Travel.

Features

Budget speakers often mean tinny weak sound, not the XSound Go. From the moment you lift it out of the box you’ll know its different.

It has a reassuring weight to it that lets you know it will deliver more than the price tag suggests. This speaker was built to last!

Inside are 2 x 40mm driver units with a combined 12W audio output, a reasonable 4,400mAh power pack and a microphone for hands-free calling.

Loud & Proud

At first glance during the review, I’d already made my mind up that the Tribit XSound Go Speaker wasn’t going to please me with its sound. I was wrong!

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The speaker has a front-facing configuration rather than a 360º set up so the audio is forced forward only. I quickly came to realise this wasn’t an issue thanks to the 6W output from each of the two speaker units.

This is a loud speaker which doesn’t distort until you reach the very top of its range, even then that will be too loud for what you’ll need.

If you use the XSound Go for hands-free calling you’ll want to turn the volume down a bit as a normal conversation can be had at a low level which is a good indication of just how loud and clear this speaker gets.

The front-facing build also lends itself to being a desk-mounted speaker for video conferences when not travelling.

It’s meant to go where you go. Toss it in a backpack, stick it in your purse, or carry it around with the attached strap.

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Power Performance

Tribit claims the XSound Go Speaker needs around 4 hours to fully charge and during the review period, I was pleased to see it consistently achieve that.

A nice surprise is how long that 4,400mAh internal battery can hold a useful charge for. After a 3 week hiatus from testing the XSound Go, I found it still had nearly 5 hours of playback in it before it went flat.

It’s this reliability, along with the great build structure, that will make the XSound Go popular with travellers.

Build Quality

The speaker is finished in a soft-touch rubber shell which provides a good surface for gripping to when wet. At the front is a mesh speaker cover and to the back is a 3.5mm audio port and a Micro-USB for charging.

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IPX7 Waterproof rating // Image Tribit.

These two ports are covered by a rubber shield to ensure the XSound Go speaker maintains its very impressive IPX7 Waterproof rating.

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An IPX7 rating means the XSound Go can be submerged in up to a depth of 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Which makes it perfect for the poolside or out in the elements camping.

At the top, the 5 control buttons are underneath the rubber membrane to continue the waterproofing, yet work well and don’t require much pressure to function.

Pairing the Tribit XSound Go is straightforward and for the review, I trialled in on a smartphone, tablet and notebook. The Xsound Go has a pairing button and the audio beeps let you know which mode you’re in.

There is a small LED next to the power button which give a visual indication to the mode of the speaker but you’ll not need it.

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3.5mm Audio & Micro-USB Ports // Image {Tech} for Travel.

Specifications

Often budget speakers can, and do, underperform but the Tribit XSound Go speaker really impressed me during the review. The sound is loud, yet clear and in your hand, it feels more expensive than it is!

Amazingly, the Xsound Go is built for your travels but is just as comfortable at home on your desk.

Tribit XSound Go Speaker
Dimensions (mm)56 x 59 x 170
Weight (g)510
Colour OptionsBlack
Blue
Driver Unit2 x 40mm
1 x Passive Radiator
Output12W
Battery4,400mAh
Charge Time4 Hours
PlaybackUp to 24 hours
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.2
RangeUp to 66ft
In the BoxTribit Xsound Go Speaker
Micro-USB Cable
Lanyard
Manual

How Much Does the Tribit XSound Go Portable Speaker Cost?

The Tribit XSound Go Portable Speaker is $31/£25 direct from Amazon.

If you do plan on taking it outdoors or on a lot of travels I recommend the Tribit Hard Case for $14/£12.

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Final Thoughts…

You could spend a lot more cash for a similar-sized Bluetooth Speaker but I’d argue it wouldn’t give you much more over what the Tribit XSound Go can deliver for such a great price.

If you need a speaker for the beach or a festival this summer then the XSound Go is a good choice. The large battery, tough exterior and big sound will not let you down.

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