LG XBOOM Go PL5: Music On The Go With Style

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LG XBOOM Go PL5 stands out thanks to its cute appearance, along with its improved sound quality compared to its predecessor. In this article, we’ll take a quick look into the review of LG XBOOM Go PL5 and is it worth the money?

LG PL5 XBOOM Go Water-Resistant Wireless Bluetooth Party Speaker with Up to 18 Hours Playback – Black
  • Easy Bluetooth pairing
  • Up to 18 hours playback
  • Water and weather resistant (iPX5 rated)
  • LED Lighting
  • Dual Passive Radiator for Rich Deep Bass
SeriesXBOOM Go
ConnectivityAUX, Bluetooth
Battery3900mAh (USB Type C charging)
Splashproof / WeatherproofIPX5
Voice CommandGoogle Assistant, Siri (via smartphone)
Warranty1 year

Design of LG XBOOM Go PL5

LG is a giant in the technology market with a wide range of products, from TV to air conditioner, they even produce cosmetic products (in Korea, at least). But in terms of audio equipment, consumers haven’t seen much of a footprint from LG, especially in the portable speaker or portable earbuds segment.

Previous iterations of the XBOOM GO haven’t gathered much success outside of Korea. However, in this return, LG has brought us a completely new product, a compact portable speaker suitable for the tastes of young consumers: the new LG XBOOM GO PL5.

LG XBOOM GO PL5 has a cylindrical design with a length of 7.8 inches (20 cm) and a diameter of only 3 inches (7.9 cm). Combined with a weight of 1.35 lbs (0.62kg), it makes the speaker very compact and light, ensuring convenience so that users can take it with them and enjoy music anywhere in a more comfortable way.

Considering the price of XBOOM Go PL5, perhaps its direct competitor is SONY XB32 – this is a hard competition because of the brand SONY but also because XB32 is a proven product. But when comparing the size with XB32, PL5 probably scores a point thanks to a significantly more compact design but still enclosure inside with a maximum power up to 20W for maximum entertainment experience. 

And in my personal opinion, I like the design of XBOOM GO, it gives me a sense of lightness and comfort but still shows the necessary excitement thanks to the passive membrane with the function, bass band enhancement for speakers. Besides, this is also where LG put RGB LED system for PL5, it gives me a clearer and more authentic feel about the movement of the sound emitted from the product.

In addition, the LG XBOOM Go PL5 is surrounded by a soft silicon layer that helps the speaker get better stability against unnecessary bumps. The product also features IPX5 water resistance for the purpose of ensuring outdoor experiences.

The basic function keys such as ON / OFF, volume up / down, bluetooth, etc. are placed on the top for convenient use. Charging port, AUX audio port and other function buttons are hidden under the back cover of the speaker. Along with the pair of sound drivers placed in the front, these are all common characteristics of a portable speaker in the segment.

Experience and features

LG XBOOM Go PL5 integrates powerful customization capabilities through the XBOOM App software released on both Android and iOS platforms. XBOOM App allows to customize sound modes, color effects as well as firmware upgrades for the speakers to ensure optimal performance. The advantage of the software is that the interface is relatively intuitive, easy to use and LG also has specific instructions for each feature when you first use the app.

In addition to the basic features, the advantage of LG XBOOM GO PL5 is also shown when connecting to any LG TV via Bluetooth to create sound at the edge or surround sound system. This will help our movie and entertainment experience to be better, the sound is much more lifelike and real. Of course, the device will also support connecting 2 speakers together to set up the stereo channel when needed.

In terms of features, it can be said that LG XBOOM GO PL5 performs very well, although there are not many outstanding features, but what LG equips the product is enough to help users use the speaker in a way, comfortable. 

Of course, the issue we are most concerned with in a portable speaker is its ability to reproduce sound. It can be said, if you experience the XBOOM GO PL5 for the first time and also use the speaker at a small volume, you will certainly be underwhelmed by what the speaker shows, the sound has no depth, little detail.

However, if the volume level is adjusted to higher than 60% with the maximum capacity of up to 20W, the experience now will be completely different. The sound is full of internal force, the bass is shown firmly and strongly with quite strong vibrations. Compared to Sony’s Extra Bass lineup of speakers Sony SRS XB32 , the bass range will be a bit narrower, but there should not be too much difference.

In addition, the advantage of the XBOOM PL5 lies in the tuning supported by Meridian Audio with the SoundBoost function to create a wide sound, raising the sound to the height of the ear and ensuring that the vocal will be clear. and less distortion. Thanks to that, the bass of the speaker is not overwhelmed much. Experience when listening to the lyrical songs of Hoai Lam is also better with high level of detail.


LG XBOOM GO PL5 is a well-rounded portable speaker with a gorgeus apperance. We’re certain that LG XBOOM GO PL5 will attract a lot of young customers. The sound quality of LG XBOOM GO PL5 is on par with SONY XB32 but with a cleaner look. Tell us what do you think about the LG XBOOM GO PL5 in the comment section.

LG PL5 XBOOM Go Water-Resistant Wireless Bluetooth Party Speaker with Up to 18 Hours Playback – Black
  • Easy Bluetooth pairing
  • Up to 18 hours playback
  • Water and weather resistant (iPX5 rated)
  • LED Lighting
  • Dual Passive Radiator for Rich Deep Bass

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