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A Review By Comparison of the Sony Srs Xb23 Vs. Devialet Mania

Last updated on May 29, 2023   8 minute read
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Sony SRS XB23

Sony SRS XB23

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Reasons why you might like the Sony SRS XB23

Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Ingress Protection (Ip) Rating of IP67
  • Battery Life of 12 hours
  • Multipoint Count of 2 only
  • Has A Mobile App
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Devialet Mania

Devialet Mania

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Reasons why you might like the Devialet Mania

Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Ingress Protection (Ip) Rating of IPX4
  • Has A Subwoofer
  • Battery Life of 10 hours
  • Has A Mobile App

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Sony SRS XB23 Devialet Mania
DESIGN ingress protection (ip) rating ip67 ipX4
volume 1,259.17cm³ 4,721.55cm³
weight 580g 2,300g
height 76mm 193mm
width 218mm 176mm
thickness 76mm 139mm
is dust proof and water resistant
SOUND QUALITY has a subwoofer
has stereo speakers
driver unit size 46mm
drivers count 2only 4only
has a passive radiator
audio output power 20w
lowest frequency 20hz 30hz
highest frequency 20,000hz 20,000hz
POWER battery life 12hours 10hours
charge time 4hours
has a battery level indicator
standby mode power consumption 2w
CONNECTIVITY multipoint count 2only
can be used wirelessly
has a detachable cable
has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v5 v5
maximum bluetooth range 10meters 10meters
supports wi-fi
has usb type-c
usb ports 1only 1only
EXTRAS has a mobile app
has voice commands
has voice prompts
has airplay
control panel placed on a device
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Ingress Protection (Ip) Rating

Sony SRS XB23 ip67
Devialet Mania ipX4

Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an electrical enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represent a number The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquid.

Scoring IP67, the Sony SRS XB23's rating is read as, the first number of 6 denotes that they are completely dust proof, and the second number of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.

In comparison to the Sony SRS XB23, Devialet Mania has a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Sony SRS XB23 has a higher liquid rating than Devialet Mania

Volume

Sony SRS XB23 1,259.17cm³
Devialet Mania 4,721.55cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the product's body or, in simpler terms, the space the product fills. Sony SRS XB23 takes up 1,259.17cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that the speaker takes up just so as to ensure that it will easily fit in the available space next to your other gadgets.

Devialet Mania's volume is 4,721.55cm³ meaning it requires more space than the Sony SRS XB23 with a difference cm³

Weight

Sony SRS XB23 580g
Devialet Mania 2,300g

We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Devialet Mania, at 2,300g is lighter than the Sony SRS XB23 by g. Commonly a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you will need to change the position of the soundbar often, then you should try to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Height

Sony SRS XB23 76mm
Devialet Mania 193mm

This represents the vertical dimension of a device, Sony SRS XB23 has a height of 76mm.

Devialet Mania, at 193mm is longer in height than the Sony SRS XB23 by 117mm

Width

Sony SRS XB23 218mm
Devialet Mania 176mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of a device, Sony SRS XB23 has a width of 218mm.

The Devialet Mania, at 176mm is smaller in width than the Sony SRS XB23 by -42mm

Thickness

Sony SRS XB23 76mm
Devialet Mania 139mm

The thickness (or depth) of Sony SRS XB23 is 76mm, to know the thickness of the speaker you divide its volume(space occupied) by the surface area( length by width)

Devialet Mania has a thickness of 139mm, meaning that it is thicker than the Sony SRS XB23 with a difference 63mm

Is Dust Proof And Water Resistant

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

The Sony SRS XB23 is dustproof and water-resistant. A water-resistant device can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, if it is to be submerged in the water this is usually set to a given depth and for a specific time period.

Sony SRS XB23
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Sound Quality

Has A Subwoofer

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

A subwoofer is a speaker that delivers lower frequencies in the range of 20 -200Hz, the low frequencies are produced by instruments such as pipe organs, bass guitars, even the kick drums, and any explosive sound effects say in a movie. Devices that have a subwoofer inbuilt give a richer bass sound when listening to bass-heavy music like hip hop.

Has Stereo Speakers

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

Sony SRS XB23 has stereo speakers, what this means is that Sony SRS XB23's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.

Driver Unit Size

Sony SRS XB23 46mm
Devialet Mania

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Sony SRS XB23 driver unit is 46mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Drivers Count

Sony SRS XB23 2only
Devialet Mania 4only

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. Drivers come in different sizes and modes, but generally, you'll find three types: tweeter driver, which handles the high-frequency treble range (above 2,000 Hz), and midrange driver: which handles the midrange frequencies (200 Hz to 2,000 Hz). Woofer driver: handles the low-frequency bass range (below 200 Hz).

Based on the frequencies they handle more drivers may result in better sound quality, Sony SRS XB23 has 2 only.

Devialet Mania has 4 only

Has A Passive Radiator

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

A passive radiator is a type of driver in speakers that can get extra power and resonance from a speaker system, usually used in smaller speaker systems. This radiator is called passive because it is not powered by electricity but by air pressure found in speaker cones.

The sound vibrations produced by a passive radiator depend on its mass and the size of its enclosure. It is usually used in combination with a woofer to produce deep, resonant tones that would normally be produced by speakers in large boxes powered by AC.

The Devialet Mania and Sony SRS XB23 both have a passive radiator

Audio Output Power

Sony SRS XB23 20w
Devialet Mania

The audio output power of a device is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts Sony SRS XB23 has 20W, this is the amount of power the speakers can be loaded with "comfortably".

A higher audio output power results in louder, clearer sounds though this is not the sole factor determining the device's loudness. To better understand how loud any speaker can get, there are other features to factor in such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.

Lowest Frequency

Sony SRS XB23 20hz
Devialet Mania 30hz

Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Sony SRS XB23's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Devialet Mania's lowest frequency is at 30Hz, this means that Devialet Mania got a juicier bass than the Sony SRS XB23

Highest Frequency

Sony SRS XB23 20,000hz
Devialet Mania 20,000hz

High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on the way through. Sony SRS XB23's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Devialet Mania's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble

Power

Battery Life

Sony SRS XB23 12hours
Devialet Mania 10hours

Your speaker's battery life will reduce over time while in use, the battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. Sony SRS XB23's battery life is 12 hours

Devialet Mania's battery life is 10 hours. Each time you recharge your device, it gets a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first. But over a few years, you may find that your speaker, no longer plays for long like it used to.

Charge Time

Sony SRS XB23 4hours
Devialet Mania

It takes 4 hours to fully charge the Sony SRS XB23's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using it for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.

Has A Battery Level Indicator

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

Sony SRS XB23 has a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your speaker.

Devialet Mania too has a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your speaker, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.

Standby Mode Power Consumption

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania 2w

Also known as a device's energy-saving mode, the power consumption in standby mode measures the amount of power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in. Devialet Mania has a standby mode power consumption of 2W

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Connectivity

Multipoint Count

Sony SRS XB23 2only
Devialet Mania

Sony SRS XB23 support multipoint, which allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.

Can Be Used Wirelessly

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

Sony SRS XB23 can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Has A Detachable Cable

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone earpieces, while the other end is inserted into an audio source. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Sony SRS XB23 is one of those.

Has A Socket For A 3.5 Mm Audio Jack

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

Being an industry-standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc. Sony SRS XB23 has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.

Has Bluetooth

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Both the Devialet Mania and the Sony SRS XB23 have Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version

Sony SRS XB23 v5
Devialet Mania v5

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Sony SRS XB23 has a v5

Devialet Mania has a Bluetooth version of v5. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Maximum Bluetooth Range

Sony SRS XB23 10meters
Devialet Mania 10meters

Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Sony SRS XB23 can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

The Devialet Mania can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth

Supports Wi-Fi

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers, and mobile devices .i.e smartphones and wearables to connect and interact with other devices on the internet, the Devialet Mania can connect to Wi-Fi.

Has Usb Type-C

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

Sony SRS XB23 supports USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power on a single cable. The USB-C plug is now part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets, it features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Devialet Mania too has USB TYPE-C

Usb Ports

Sony SRS XB23 1only
Devialet Mania 1only

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices, like those you save your music on, Sony SRS XB23 has 1 only

Devialet Mania has 1 USB ports

Extras

Has A Mobile App

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

You can use your smartphone as a remote control for the device through a dedicated app. By this, you can alter settings, unlock features, and get timely updates so you can always listen to your music the best way you see fit.

Has Voice Commands

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

You can use your voice to control key functions of the Sony SRS XB23 and you can easily access it without pushing any button but just giving it voice commands.

The Devialet Mania supports this feature, it has voice commands.

Has Voice Prompts

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

With voice prompts, the device notifies you via audio messages, say its battery is running low it will notify you that it's time to recharge the device.

Has Airplay

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers.

Control Panel Placed On A Device

Sony SRS XB23
Devialet Mania

There is a control panel on the Sony SRS XB23 body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

The Devialet Mania too have a control panel on them.

Sony SRS XB23
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