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LG touts the XBOOM 360 speaker as a high-end home accessory rated for a 3D audio experience

The new LG XBOOM 360. (Source: LG USA)
The new LG XBOOM 360. (Source: LG USA)
LG has introduced a new addition to the XBOOM Bluetooth speaker series to the US market. The new 360 variant's design might make it an ideal fit for the high-tech home. The resulting "conical-cylindrical" form factor is rated for up to 120W of audio power, generated by dedicated drivers rated for a multi-dimensional sound-stage.

LG has invented a novel form-factor for its latest XBOOM model, which it terms a "distortion-free reflector". It translates into a shape somewhat reminiscent of a rocket, or perhaps something one might craft for an elephant toothpaste display. On the other hand, its convenient metallic handle and large window-like cut-outs toward its almost-conical top makes it more like a lantern, and, thus, a potential alternative to something like a Sony Glass Sound Speaker.

The OEM has made this challenge more patent through the XBOOM 360's in-built illumination function, which has Ambient, Nature or Party default modes. Alternatively, this setting can be customized or set to sync with the new speaker's audio output.

On that note, LG has equipped its new home speaker with a separate 1-inch tweeter, not to mention a 5.25-inch woofer. These drivers are constructed from titanium and glass fiber respectively for the "accurate" and "natural" reproduction of highs and mids, accompanied by "dynamic" bass. According to the OEM, all this cumulates in "rich, detailed" sound ready to fill any interior space.

These internals are rated for up to 120W - although it should be noted this maximum output is only possible when the XBOOM 360 is plugged in. Its stylish container is finished in "highly durable" fabric available in Burgundy, Beige, Peacock Green and Charcoal Black colorways, and is made using enough post-consumer materials to earn it an SGS Eco-Product certification.

Those who would like to update their home audio set-up with an XBOOM 360 can do so for a starting price of US$399, via LG's own website or the OEM's authorized dealers throughout the US. Alternatively, it is listed on Amazon for $349 right now, albeit for the Charcoal Black model only, which may only arrive as late as November 2021.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-09-11 (Update: 2021-09-11)