Tribit XSound Go Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

Last updated date: December 12, 2019

DWYM Score
8.7

Tribit XSound Go Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 75 expert reviews, the Tribit Tribit XSound Go Wireless Bluetooth Speakers placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 18, 2020:
Checkout The Best Wireless Speaker for a detailed review of all the top wireless speakers.

Expert Summarized Score
8.5
18 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
4,613 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Its sound is obviously clearer and louder than that of almost all other budget Bluetooth speakers.
- New York Times Wirecutter
December 3, 2019 | Full review
Battery life is rated at an impressive 24 hours at medium volume levels, so it's packing a fairly large battery that probably contributes a fair amount of weight to the overall package.
- CNET
April 5, 2018 | Full review
The speaker impressed with balanced sound, is near distortion-free at high volumes, and lasts and incredible 20+ hours of playtime at medium volume.
- Tech Radar
February 13, 2019 | Full review
Sounds good.
- Tech Spot
Did quite well in our portability testing, weighing in at only 13.4 ounces it is quite light.
- Tech Gear Lab
September 26, 2018 | Full review
Another great feature is Bluetooth 4.2, which really is a generational leap versus older protocols.
- The Tech Buyer's Guru
September 7, 2018 | Full review
The feature that people will love the most is probably the built-in microphone.
- Nerd Tech
April 14, 2018 | Full review
One of the most impressive features of the XSound Go is its 24-hour battery life.
- Outer Audio
June 6, 2019 | Full review
More than loud enough to fill a 2-bedroom apartment at only half volume. That's impressive, to begin with, but what's most impressive is the quality of that audio.
- Android Headlines
May 4, 2018 | Full review
If you're on a tight budget, it's hard to go wrong with the XSound Go.
- Android Central
October 28, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Tech Aeris
May 17, 2018 | Full review
The battery performance is quite impressive. The actual playtime (at 50% volume) is approx. 20 hours.
- Audio Reputation
March 24, 2019 | Full review
Has a wide frequency band for its size. Especially in the bass range it performs surprisingly well compared to other speakers of its size, like the Xiaomi Soundbox 2, and convinces with a solid bass that doesn’t overdrive.
- China Gadgets
May 20, 2019 | Full review
I appreciated the physical buttons on top, as well as AUX input for a hardwired connection. Battery life provided several days of sporadic use before requiring a charge.
- Cup of Moe
January 18, 2019 | Full review
So light that you can hang it inside a tent without its weight compromising the stability of the structure of it, plus you can also place it in the strips of your bag and you will hardly notice it if it is off
- My Shower Speakers
Battery life is extremely impressive on the XSound GO with Tribit rating the speakers for 24 hours of usage, which is about twice as much as most Bluetooth speakers offer.
- The Sound Spy
I’m really impressed with this little beast. Reminds me a bit of my first experience with the HMDX Jam. It’s loud, sound is very well crafted from such a tiny little body.
- Pocketables
February 7, 2018 | Full review
Sound quality is actually pretty damned good. The bass response is nicely balanced – not overly deep but balanced with the rest of the music perfectly. The sound is so impressive for the size, highs and mids are good at all volume levels.
- Coolsmartphone
January 15, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The only downside is that the speaker takes around 4 hours to fully charge via Micro-USB.
- CNET
April 5, 2018 | Full review
Charging the battery does take several hours so make sure to have the speaker charging overnight and not an hour or two before you need to take it on the go.
- Tech Radar
February 13, 2019 | Full review
Has trouble with complicated tracks.
- Tech Spot
Everything about the sound, from bass power to clarity to dynamic range, is slightly below average.
- Tech Gear Lab
September 26, 2018 | Full review
Takes a while to charge.
- The Tech Buyer's Guru
September 7, 2018 | Full review
Has no NFC support. NFC allows you to connect your Bluetooth devices with the press of one button.
- Nerd Tech
April 14, 2018 | Full review
The sound quality, while not perfect.
- Android Headlines
May 4, 2018 | Full review
Lacking sound quality.
- Android Central
October 28, 2019 | Full review
The bass is present and does a good job of making itself heard and felt, but it just seems to lack punch.
- Tech Aeris
May 17, 2018 | Full review
Our only complaint regarding the build quality is the fact that the speaker doesn’t float.
- Audio Reputation
March 24, 2019 | Full review
Charging is quite slow.
- The Sound Spy
Charge time for a 4400mA battery at 1amp max is over four and a half hours. Would really be nice if they’d invested in higher amp charging.
- Pocketables
February 7, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Tribit - Pump Up the Party with a Blast of Good Beats Smaller Size, Bigger Sound Don't let its compact size fool you -- The Tribit XSound Go provides sound that's larger than life. Dual 6W high-performance drivers and a premium passive bass radiator create soaring highs, electrifying mids, and rich bass. Your music will be smooth and clear, even when cranked to maximum volume! Incredible 24 Hour Playtime No outlet? No problem. A powerful, rechargeable lithium ion battery offers up to 24 hours of non-stop use. It's the perfect speaker for traveling, camping trips, barbecues, or anywhere else you might need a little ambience. Take Your Tunes on the Road At only 13oz, this featherlight portable speaker is easy to carry from place to place. Throw it in your backpack, purse, or beach bag for music on the go. We've also attached a convenient carrying strap for maximum portability. Pool Party Waterproof With top of the line IPX7 waterproofing, water won't slow you down. It's perfect for the pool, the shower, the backyard, and everywhere in between. Wireless Bluetooth Connection Advanced bluetooth 4.2 technology provides a completely wireless connection with an amazing 66ft range! Pairing is simple -- Just enter your device's bluetooth settings, click on "Tribit XSound Go", and enjoy. Universal Compatibility The Tribit XSound Go is compatible with all bluetooth enabled devices. Pair it with your iPhone, Samsung, Amazon Echo/ Echo Dot, laptop and so much more. A 3.5 mm audio cable (not included) can be used to play audio from desktop computers, TVs, MP3 players. Satisfaction Guaranteed Here at Tribit, we are committed to providing the highest quality products on the market. That's why we protect your purchase with an 18 month replacement warranty, a 30 day money back guarantee and lifetime customer support.

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An Overview On Wireless Speakers

As technology marches forward, it shrinks our world in a lot of ways. And yes, there’s the metaphoric way in which rapid communication brings us all closer together. But many objects literally get smaller and less complex. Nowhere is that more obvious than a roundup of modern wireless speakers.

Just a decade ago, the default image of a home speaker was a hefty, block-shaped unit that was at least the size of a breadbox — and usually much bigger, if we’re talking about speakers designed for an expensive audiophile’s stereo system.

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Nowadays, wireless speakers are becoming the norm. They’re typically no bigger than a medium-sized shoe, and — as the name implies — there are no wires connecting them and your music player. The technology that powers them is still evolving, which means you can find wireless speakers in a dizzying range of shapes. Knowing a little bit about how they work can help you make a decision about which one is best for you.

There are a lot of ways to remotely connect two devices, but the standard for most wireless speakers is Bluetooth. Bluetooth technology uses radio waves, the same type of electromagnetic radiation that’s been bringing us music since the turn of the century. The main difference between Bluetooth devices is the way they use frequency.

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Standard radio-controlled devices operate by establishing a certain frequency that both devices will operate on. When one device (say, an RC car) receives a signal from another in that specific frequency, they turn on, change direction or speed up depending on what the signal is. Obviously, other devices can interfere with that signal if they come within range.

Bluetooth devices get around that potential interference by establishing a protocol that allows both devices (in this case, a music player and speaker) to switch frequencies in tandem, hundreds of times every second.

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Again, technology is constantly improving. When speakers mention their Bluetooth capability, it’s typically followed by a version: 4.0, 4.2, 5.0, for example. Generally speaking, you can expect a better range and a more consistent signal out of your speaker the higher that number gets.

Speakers operating on Bluetooth 4.0 or higher generally use less power than earlier counterparts. The latest version of the technology is Bluetooth 5.0, and it’s a significant leap over the rest. Devices with that capability not only use less power but have four times the range and twice the speed. They can handle data transfers of up to 2 Mbps, meaning the sound quality on compatible players should be better. You can even pair up audio signals to two devices at the same time (say, two different speakers or a speaker and headphones). It’s worth noting that this benefit only comes from using a speaker and music player that both have Bluetooth 5.0 capability. 5.0-enabled speakers will still work with older versions, but they’ll operate at the output and specs from the lowest version.

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Performance can vary even among models with the same version of Bluetooth. And as for the sound? Audiophiles used to turn up their nose at wireless audio because data compression didn’t deliver a “full” listening experience. That’s changing, and the latest wireless speakers can compete with the highest-quality CD audio.

Of course, the biggest advantage of wireless speakers is freedom. Keep in mind that some speakers may not be entirely wireless in that they still stay connected to a power cord. But most Bluetooth units have a rechargeable battery that can keep your playlist going for a few hours on average.

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All that makes wireless speakers great for the outdoors. If that’s where you plan to use them, make sure you don’t spoil the fun (and your speaker) by checking to see if it’s waterproof.

DWYM Fun Fact

Where did Bluetooth technology get its name? The wireless system was originally developed by Swedish researchers, who named it after the 9th-century Scandanavian king Harald “Bluetooth” Gormsson. He united the tribes of Denmark into a full-fledged kingdom, much like his namesake tech “unites” various devices.

The Wireless Speaker Buying Guide

  • As we’ve mentioned, waterproof speakers are nearly a must if you plan to use them outdoors, around the pool or near the shower. Some speakers are so waterproof that you can use them inside the shower. How do you tell what your speaker can take? Check to see if the speaker gives an IPX waterproof rating. The “IP” in that rating stands for “Ingress Protection,” and it’s an industry rating regulated by the International Electrotechnical Commission. The rating for tech products goes from IPX0 up to the highest protection from moisture at IPX8. IPX0 offers no protection against even tiny drops of water, which means you probably won’t see that rating advertised. The middle numbers should be good in light rainfall or some incidental spray. Speakers rated with an IPX7 or 8 should be able to work even after being completely submerged in water.
  • How long can you expect the music to last? The last thing you want is for your speaker to run out of juice in the middle of a party. Most wireless speakers have a rechargeable battery, but that battery life can vary. Most will mention a time estimate on the features, but it can vary depending on what you do with them. (Using your speakers for two-way audio can run down the power quicker, for example.)
  • Remember, style can be a factor! Wireless speakers aren’t hemmed in by the traditional boxy shape of their wired counterparts. Most are small and cylindrical, but some can look like miniature sculptures or mimic retro devices. Some speakers are even equipped with LED lights that pulse in time to the music.
  • Remember, once you get your speaker you’ll have to pair it up with your smartphone or another audio player. That usually only takes a few seconds, after which the two devices should recognize each other once they’re turned on in the same vicinity. Most Bluetooth devices can pick up a signal from within the same average-sized house, but weaker models might need the audio player to remain close by. Check the range before you buy.