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Help Guide
Wireless Speaker
SRS-XB30
The following explains how to use this speaker. Select a topic from the navigation pane.
Getting Started
What you can do with the speaker
Parts and controls
Power source
Connecting to an AC outlet
Turning the power on
Turning the power off
Using the BLUETOOTH standby function
Charging USB devices such as smartphones
Auto power off function

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  • Page 1 Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 The following explains how to use this speaker. Select a topic from the navigation pane. Getting Started What you can do with the speaker Parts and controls Power source Connecting to an AC outlet Turning the power on...
  • Page 2 Switching the auto power off function Making connections How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices BLUETOOTH Pairing and connecting with a BLUETOOTH device Connecting with a paired BLUETOOTH device Connecting with an NFC-compatible device by One-touch (NFC) Disconnecting the NFC-compatible device by One-touch (NFC) Switching devices by One-touch (NFC) Pairing and connecting with a computer (Windows 10) Pairing and connecting with a computer (Windows 8)
  • Page 3 Terminating the Wireless Party Chain function Listening to music of a portable audio device, etc. Enjoying EXTRA BASS Phone calls Receiving a call Making a call Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use) Using SongPal What you can do with SongPal Installing SongPal Using the voice assist function Using the voice assist function (Google app)
  • Page 4 Unable to connect the speaker to a BLUETOOTH device with One-touch connection (NFC) Unable to connect a BLUETOOTH device with the speaker in the Speaker Add function Unable to connect with a speaker in the Wireless Party Chain function Reset Using the RESET button Initializing the speaker 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table Of Contents Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Help Guide ..................Getting Started ..........................What you can do with the speaker ....................Parts and controls ........................... Power source ........................... Connecting to an AC outlet ....................... Turning the power on ........................ Turning the power off ........................
  • Page 6 Enjoying wireless playback using multiple speakers (Wireless Party Chain function) ..........................Terminating the Wireless Party Chain function ..............Listening to music of a portable audio device, etc................ Enjoying EXTRA BASS ........................ Phone calls ............................. Receiving a call ..........................Making a call ..........................
  • Page 7 Unable to connect with a speaker in the Wireless Party Chain function ......Reset .............................. Using the RESET button ...................... Initializing the speaker ......................TOC-3...
  • Page 8: What You Can Do With The Speaker

    BLUETOOTH standby function By using the AUDIO IN jack (external input jack), you can enjoy music of portable audio devices, etc. By connecting two SRS-XB30 speakers via BLUETOOTH, you can play audio in either stereo mode (stereo sound) or double mode.
  • Page 9: Parts And Controls

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Parts and controls (power) PAIRING button/indicator CHARGE indicator (BLUETOOTH) indicator –/+ (volume) buttons L (left)/R (right) indicators ADD button (play) button (call) BATT (battery) button EXTRA BASS LIGHT button/indicator The lighting built in the speaker is turned on/off when you press and hold this button for about 3 seconds.
  • Page 10 N-mark Microphone Lighting DC OUT ONLY port (USB) DC IN 5V jack RESET button AUDIO IN jack Related Topic About the indicators 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 11: Connecting To An Ac Outlet

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Connecting to an AC outlet The speaker can be operated by connecting it to an AC outlet via the AC adaptor (supplied) or built-in battery (rechargeable). When using the speaker for the first time, be sure to charge the battery for more than 1 hour before turning on the power.
  • Page 12 5 °C and 35 °C (41 °F and 95 °F). Do not charge in places where water may splash. Related Topic Turning the power on Notes on charging 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 13: Turning The Power On

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Turning the power on Press the (power) PAIRING button. (power) indicator lights up in white and the (BLUETOOTH) indicator flashes slowly in white. When you turn on the speaker for the first time after purchase or there is no pairing information stored in the speaker, the (BLUETOOTH) indicator will begin to flash quickly in white.
  • Page 14: Turning The Power Off

    If you turn off the speaker when it is connected to an AC outlet via the AC adaptor (supplied), and while the BLUETOOTH standby function is on, (power) indicator lights up in orange and the speaker enters the BLUETOOTH standby mode. Related Topic Auto power off function Using the BLUETOOTH standby function 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 15: Using The Bluetooth Standby Function

    BLUETOOTH standby mode. Connect the speaker to an AC outlet. Turn on the speaker. (power) indicator lights up in white. Tap [SongPal] on your smartphone, iPhone, etc. to start up the application. SongPal Tap [SRS-XB30].
  • Page 16 Tap [Settings]. Tap [Power Option]. Tap [BT Standby] to set the BLUETOOTH standby mode to on. Tap [Done]. To turn off the BLUETOOTH standby function Perform steps again to turn off the BLUETOOTH standby function then tap [Done]. Hint (power) indicator lights up in orange while the speaker is turned off when the BLUETOOTH standby function is activated.
  • Page 17 Related Topic Connecting to an AC outlet Turning the power on How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices About the indicators 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 18: Charging Usb Devices Such As Smartphones

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Charging USB devices such as smartphones You can charge a USB device, such as a smartphone, by connecting it to the speaker with a USB cable (not supplied). Even if the speaker is not connected to an AC outlet, its built-in battery can supply power to a USB device.
  • Page 19 Music playback is not available with a USB cable. Related Topic Connecting to an AC outlet Turning the power on 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 20: Auto Power Off Function

    DC OUT ONLY port (USB). If the speaker is being powered by the built-in battery only, charging will stop when the speaker turns off. Related Topic Switching the auto power off function 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 21: Switching The Auto Power Off Function

    When the auto power off function switches to off, the (BLUETOOTH) indicator flashes 3 times in white. When the function switches to on, the (BLUETOOTH) indicator flashes twice in white. Related Topic Auto power off function 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 22: How To Make A Wireless Connection With Bluetooth Devices

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices You can enjoy music and hands-free calling with the speaker wirelessly by using your device’s BLUETOOTH function. Before operating the speaker, be sure to do the following: Place the BLUETOOTH device within 1 m (3 ft) of the speaker.
  • Page 23 BLUETOOTH connection, sound from the BLUETOOTH-connected device is not output from the speaker (the hands-free function is available). To listen to music from the BLUETOOTH device, disconnect the audio cable from the speaker’s AUDIO IN jack. 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 24: Pairing And Connecting With A Bluetooth Device

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Pairing and connecting with a BLUETOOTH device The speaker can be paired with up to 8 BLUETOOTH devices. When pairing with two or more BLUETOOTH devices, perform the following pairing procedure for each device. Before operating the speaker, be sure to do the following: Place the BLUETOOTH device within 1 m (3 ft) of the speaker.
  • Page 25 Perform the pairing procedure on the BLUETOOTH device to detect the speaker. When a list of detected devices appears on the display of the BLUETOOTH device, select “SRS-XB30.” If a passkey* is required on the display of the BLUETOOTH device, enter “0000.”...
  • Page 26 BLUETOOTH device, disconnect the audio cable from the speaker’s AUDIO IN jack. Related Topic How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices Connecting with a paired BLUETOOTH device Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use) 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 27: Connecting With A Paired Bluetooth Device

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Connecting with a paired BLUETOOTH device Check the following before you operate the speaker. If the speaker was previously paired with a different device, turn off the BLUETOOTH function for the other device. Turn on the speaker.
  • Page 28 How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices Pairing and connecting with a BLUETOOTH device Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use) Using the BLUETOOTH standby function 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 29: Connecting With An Nfc-Compatible Device By One-Touch (Nfc)

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Connecting with an NFC-compatible device by One-touch (NFC) By touching the speaker with an NFC-compatible device such as a smartphone, the speaker turns on automatically, then proceeds to pairing and BLUETOOTH connection. Compatible smartphones NFC-compatible smartphones with Android 4.x or later installed...
  • Page 30 The app may not be downloadable in some countries/regions. Start “NFC Easy Connect” on the device. Make sure that the app screen is displayed. Touch the speaker with the device. Unlock the screen of the device beforehand. Keep touching the device on the N marked part of the speaker until the device responds. If the speaker is off, it will turn on when the device touches it.
  • Page 31 (BLUETOOTH) indicator turns off. Related Topic How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices Disconnecting the NFC-compatible device by One-touch (NFC) Switching devices by One-touch (NFC) Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 32: Disconnecting The Nfc-Compatible Device By One-Touch (Nfc)

    (BLUETOOTH) indicator lights up. The When using the Speaker Add function or Wireless Party Chain function, touch the speaker where the (BLUETOOTH) indicator turns off. device cannot be disconnected if touching the speaker where the 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 33: Switching Devices By One-Touch (Nfc)

    When using the Speaker Add function or Wireless Party Chain function, move the device over the N marked part of the speaker where the (BLUETOOTH) indicator lights up. The speaker where the (BLUETOOTH) indicator turns off is not capable of making any BLUETOOTH connections. 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 34: Pairing And Connecting With A Computer (Windows 10)

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Pairing and connecting with a computer (Windows 10) Pairing is the process required to mutually register the information on BLUETOOTH devices to be connected wirelessly. It is necessary to pair a device with the speaker to be able to make a BLUETOOTH connection for the first time. Perform same procedures to pair to other devices.
  • Page 35 Turn on the speaker. (power) indicator lights up in white. (BLUETOOTH) indicator flashes in white. When you turn on the speaker for the first time after purchase, the (BLUETOOTH) indicator will begin to flash quickly in white and the speaker enters pairing mode automatically by just turning on the speaker. Proceed to step When you turn on the speaker, the speaker tries to make a BLUETOOTH connection with the last connected BLUETOOTH device.
  • Page 36 Select [SRS-XB30]. If [SRS-XB30] does not appear on the screen, repeat the procedure from step After pairing, the BLUETOOTH connection establishes automatically and [Connected music] will be displayed on the screen. Check that the (BLUETOOTH) indicator has switched from flashing to a steady light.
  • Page 37 BLUETOOTH device, disconnect the audio cable from the speaker’s AUDIO IN jack. Related Topic How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices Connecting with a paired computer (Windows 10) Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use) 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 38: Pairing And Connecting With A Computer (Windows 8)

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Pairing and connecting with a computer (Windows 8) Pairing is the process required to mutually register the information on BLUETOOTH devices to be connected wirelessly. It is necessary to pair a device with the speaker to be able to make a BLUETOOTH connection for the first time. Perform same procedures to pair to other devices.
  • Page 39 When the [Settings] charms are displayed, click [Control Panel]. When [All Control Panel Items] is displayed, select [Devices and Printers]. If the [Control Panel] screen appears instead of [All Control Panel Items], select [Large icons] or [Small icons] from the [View by] menu in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Page 40 Turn on the speaker. (power) indicator lights up in white. (BLUETOOTH) indicator begins to flash in white. When you turn on the speaker for the first time after purchase, the (BLUETOOTH) indicator will begin to flash quickly in white and the speaker enters pairing mode automatically by just turning on the speaker. Proceed to step When you turn on the speaker, the speaker tries to make a BLUETOOTH connection with the last connected BLUETOOTH device.
  • Page 41 When the following screen appears, click [Close]. The computer begins installing the driver. The “ ” mark will appear in the bottom left of the [SRS-XB30] icon during installation. When the “ ” mark disappears, driver installation is complete. Proceed to the next step (substep 4).
  • Page 42 Depending on the computer, installation may take time. If driver installation takes too much time, the auto power off function of the speaker will cause it to turn off automatically. If this happens, turn on the speaker again. Right-click on [SRS-XB30] in [Devices] and select [Sound settings] from the menu that appears. Confirm [SRS-XB30Stereo] on the [Sound] screen.
  • Page 43 Right-click on [SRS-XB30Stereo], and select [Connect] from the menu that appears. When the speaker is connected, a checkmark will appear on [SRS-XB30Stereo] on the [Sound] screen. Proceed to step If you cannot click [Connect] for [SRS-XB30Stereo], select [Disable] for the [Default Device] that currently has a checkmark (green).
  • Page 44 When the speaker is connected to the computer, the (BLUETOOTH) indicator stays lit. You can enjoy playing back music from your computer. If a connection cannot be made, despite [SRS-XB30] appearing on the screen, initiate pairing mode on the speaker. Press and hold the (power)
  • Page 45 BLUETOOTH device, disconnect the audio cable from the speaker’s AUDIO IN jack. Related Topic How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices Connecting with a paired computer (Windows 8) Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use) 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 46: Pairing And Connecting With A Computer (Windows 7)

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Pairing and connecting with a computer (Windows 7) Pairing is the process required to mutually register the information on BLUETOOTH devices to be connected wirelessly. It is necessary to pair a device with the speaker to be able to make a BLUETOOTH connection for the first time. Perform same procedures to pair to other devices.
  • Page 47 Select [SRS-XB30] and click [Next]. If a passkey* is required on the display of the BLUETOOTH device, enter “0000.” If [SRS-XB30] does not appear on the screen, repeat the procedure from step A passkey may be called “Passcode,” “PIN code,” “PIN number” or “Password.”...
  • Page 48 When the following screen appears, click [Close]. The computer begins installing the driver. The “ ” mark will appear in the bottom left of the [SRS-XB30] icon during installation. When the “ ” mark disappears, driver installation is complete. Proceed to the next step (substep 5).
  • Page 49 When the speaker is connected, a checkmark will appear. Check that the (BLUETOOTH) indicator has switched from flashing to a steady light. When the speaker is connected to the computer, the (BLUETOOTH) indicator stays lit. You can enjoy playing back music from your computer.
  • Page 50 BLUETOOTH device, disconnect the audio cable from the speaker’s AUDIO IN jack. Related Topic How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices Connecting with a paired computer (Windows 7) Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use) 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 51: Connecting With A Paired Computer (Windows 10)

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Connecting with a paired computer (Windows 10) Do the following before starting. If you have connected the speaker with the other device, turn off the BLUETOOTH function on the device. Stop playback on the computer.
  • Page 52 Select [Connect] in the Action Center on the right-bottom of the screen. Select [SRS-XB30]. [Connected music] will be displayed on the screen. Check that the (BLUETOOTH) indicator has switched from flashing to a steady light. When the speaker is connected to the computer, the (BLUETOOTH) indicator stays lit.
  • Page 53 How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices Pairing and connecting with a computer (Windows 10) Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use) Using the BLUETOOTH standby function 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 54: Connecting With A Paired Computer (Windows 8)

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Connecting with a paired computer (Windows 8) Before operating the speaker, be sure to do the following: Depending on your computer, it may be necessary to turn on the built-in BLUETOOTH adaptor. For details on how to turn on a built-in BLUETOOTH adaptor, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the computer.
  • Page 55 If the [Control Panel] screen appears instead of [All Control Panel Items], select [Large icons] or [Small icons] from the [View by] menu in the top right corner of the screen. Confirm [SRS-XB30 Stereo] on the [Sound] screen. If there is a checkmark (green) on [SRS-XB30 Stereo], proceed to step...
  • Page 56 Then proceed to the next step (substep 6). Right-click on [SRS-XB30 Stereo], and select [Connect] from the menu that appears. When the speaker is connected, a checkmark will appear on [SRS-XB30 Stereo] on the [Sound] screen. Proceed to step...
  • Page 57 If you cannot click [Connect] for [SRS-XB30 Stereo], select [Disable] for the [Default Device] that currently has a checkmark (green). Check that the (BLUETOOTH) indicator has switched from flashing to a steady light. When the speaker is connected to the computer, the (BLUETOOTH) indicator stays lit.
  • Page 58 How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices Pairing and connecting with a computer (Windows 8) Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use) Using the BLUETOOTH standby function 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 59: Connecting With A Paired Computer (Windows 7)

    (BLUETOOTH) indicator stays lit. When you want to connect another BLUETOOTH device, terminate the current BLUETOOTH connection by operating the currently connected BLUETOOTH device. Search for the speaker on the computer. Click the [Start] button and then [Devices and Printers]. Double-click [SRS-XB30].
  • Page 60 Confirm [Listen to Music]. If [Listen to Music] appears: Proceed to the next step. If [Connecting to Bluetooth service] occurs automatically and a checkmark appears: The connection is complete. Check that the (BLUETOOTH) indicator on the speaker lights up in white. If [Searching services] leads to an error: The speaker is connected to a different nearby BLUETOOTH device.
  • Page 61 Check that the (BLUETOOTH) indicator has switched from flashing to a steady light. When the speaker is connected to the computer, the (BLUETOOTH) indicator stays lit. You can enjoy playing back music from your computer. Hint The operation above is an example. For more details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the computer. When the BLUETOOTH standby function is turned on, the speaker turns on automatically by operating a BLUETOOTH device, and starts the BLUETOOTH connection.
  • Page 62 Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use) Using the BLUETOOTH standby function 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 63: Bluetooth Device

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection You can enjoy listening to music of a BLUETOOTH device and operate it by the speaker via BLUETOOTH connection if it supports the following BLUETOOTH profiles.
  • Page 64 During playback, you can use the buttons on the speaker to perform the following operations. Pause Press the (play) button during playback to pause. Press it again to cancel pause. Skip to the beginning of the next track Press the (play) button twice during playback.
  • Page 65 When using in a place with a high temperature, the volume may decrease to protect the battery. If the battery level is low, the maximum output of the speaker decreases. Related Topic How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use) 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 66: Selecting The Bluetooth Audio Streaming Playback Quality (Codec)

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Selecting the BLUETOOTH audio streaming playback quality (Codec) The “Priority on sound quality” and “Priority on stable connection” modes are available as options for selecting the playback quality of BLUETOOTH audio streaming. “Priority on sound quality” enables you to playback setting of, not only SBC, but also AAC and LDAC, so that you can enjoy high quality sound via BLUETOOTH, whereas “Priority on stable connection”...
  • Page 67 Communication may become unstable in the “Priority on sound quality” mode, depending on the setting of your BLUETOOTH device and ambient conditions. In this case, change the speaker to the “Priority on stable connection” mode. Related Topic Using the BLUETOOTH standby function What is LDAC? 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 68: Terminating The Bluetooth Connection (After Use)

    To disconnect the smartphone by One-touch (NFC), the app may need to be running on the connected device depending on the device. Related Topic Turning the power off Auto power off function Disconnecting the NFC-compatible device by One-touch (NFC) 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 69: Switching The Bluetooth Devices Connected At The Same Time (Multipoint Connection)

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Switching the BLUETOOTH devices connected at the same time (Multipoint connection) Up to 3 BLUETOOTH devices can be connected to the speaker at the same time. When one of the devices starts playing back while playing back music, the speaker switches the output and starts outputting the sound from the device.
  • Page 70 The multipoint connection is not compatible with HFP (Hands-free Profile) and HSP (Headset Profile). Therefore, when using multipoint connection, you cannot use the hands-free function. Related Topic How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 71: Listening To Music Wirelessly With Two Speakers (Speaker Add Function)

    Listening to music wirelessly with two speakers (Speaker Add function) By connecting two SRS-XB30 speakers via BLUETOOTH, you can select audio reproduction between stereo mode (stereo sound) and double mode (monaural sound). To use this function, two SRS-XB30 speakers are required.
  • Page 72 Set up the second speaker. Press the (power) PAIRING button on the second speaker to turn it on. (BLUETOOTH) indicator of the speaker begins to flash in white. Press and hold the ADD button for about 3 seconds until a beep is heard. (BLUETOOTH) and L/R indicators flash in white.
  • Page 73 Set up the second speaker within 1 minute. If you do not set it up within 1 minute, the setting of the first speaker will be canceled. Operate the speaker where the (BLUETOOTH) indicator is flashing to make a BLUETOOTH connection with a BLUETOOTH device.
  • Page 74 When you make a BLUETOOTH connection by One-touch (NFC), touch the speaker where the (BLUETOOTH) indicator flashes. The device cannot make a BLUETOOTH connection with the speaker where the (BLUETOOTH) indicator turns off. Related Topic Switching between double mode and stereo mode (Speaker Add function) 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 75: Switching Between Double Mode And Stereo Mode (Speaker Add Function)

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Switching between double mode and stereo mode (Speaker Add function) Using two speakers, you can switch between monaural playback (double mode) and stereo playback (stereo mode). Press the ADD button on either of the speakers to change the audio reproduction.
  • Page 76 Related Topic Listening to music wirelessly with two speakers (Speaker Add function) 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 77: Terminating The Speaker Add Function

    To terminate the Speaker Add function while in use, press and hold the ADD button for about 3 seconds until a beep is heard. Related Topic Listening to music wirelessly with two speakers (Speaker Add function) Switching between double mode and stereo mode (Speaker Add function) 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 78: Enjoying Wireless Playback Using Multiple Speakers (Wireless Party Chain Function)

    Set up the first speaker. The following operation is an example when setting SRS-XB30 as the first speaker. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the device you are using to set up other devices compatible with the Wireless Party Chain function.
  • Page 79 Connect the second and more speakers. The following operation is an example when connecting SRS-XB30 as the second speaker. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the device you are using to connect other devices compatible with the Wireless Party Chain function.
  • Page 80 Only for the BLUETOOTH connected speaker, the volume will be synchronized with the BLUETOOTH device. For other speakers, adjust the volume individually with the speaker body. Note When watching movies using the Wireless Party Chain function, there may be a gap between video and audio. 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 81: Terminating The Wireless Party Chain Function

    If a portable audio device, etc. is connected to the AUDIO IN jack of the speaker on which the (BLUETOOTH) indicator lights up, the speaker automatically switches to AUDIO IN mode, and the Wireless Party Chain function is terminated. 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 82: Listening To Music Of A Portable Audio Device, Etc

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Listening to music of a portable audio device, etc. You can use the speaker as an ordinary wired speaker system by connecting a portable audio device, etc., using an audio cable (not supplied). Connect a device to the AUDIO IN jack with an audio cable (not supplied).
  • Page 83 Turn on and start playback on the connected device. Adjust the volume to a moderate level on the connected device. Press the –/+ (volume) buttons to adjust the volume. When you press the –/+ (volume) buttons, the (power) indicator flashes once in white. When you set the volume to the maximum or minimum level on the speaker, the (power) indicator flashes 3 times.
  • Page 84 Do not use the AUDIO IN jack in a place where water may splash. Related Topic Auto power off function 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 85: Enjoying Extra Bass

    LIGHT button again to turn off the EXTRA BASS indicator. Note Depending on the music, the EXTRA BASS effects may not be so noticeable. Related Topic Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection Listening to music of a portable audio device, etc. 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 86: Receiving A Call

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Receiving a call You can enjoy hands-free calls with a BLUETOOTH mobile phone that supports the BLUETOOTH profile HFP (Hands-free Profile) or HSP (Headset Profile) via BLUETOOTH connection. If your BLUETOOTH mobile phone supports both HFP and HSP, set it to HFP.
  • Page 87 If no ring tone is heard via the speaker, the speaker may not be connected with a BLUETOOTH mobile phone with HFP or HSP. Check the connection status on the BLUETOOTH mobile phone. Adjust the volume by pressing the –/+ (volume) buttons on the speaker or operating the BLUETOOTH mobile phone.
  • Page 88 Depending on the model of your smartphone, the operation system or applications installed, some functions of hands-free calling may not be used correctly. Related Topic How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use) Making a call 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 89: Making A Call

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Making a call You can enjoy hands-free calls with a BLUETOOTH mobile phone that supports the BLUETOOTH profile HFP (Hands-free Profile) or HSP (Headset Profile) via BLUETOOTH connection. If your BLUETOOTH mobile phone supports both HFP and HSP, set it to HFP.
  • Page 90 Adjust the volume by pressing the –/+ (volume) buttons on the speaker or operating the BLUETOOTH mobile phone. When you press the –/+ (volume) buttons on the speaker or adjust the volume on the BLUETOOTH mobile phone, the (power) indicator flashes once in white. When you set the volume to the maximum or minimum level on the speaker, the (power) indicator flashes 3 times in white.
  • Page 91 Related Topic How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use) Receiving a call 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 92: What You Can Do With Songpal

    Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 What you can do with SongPal SongPal is an app for controlling Sony audio devices which are compatible with SongPal by your smartphone, iPhone, etc. For details about SongPal, refer to the following URL: http://info.songpal.sony.net/help/ Operations that can be performed on a speaker with SongPal...
  • Page 93: Installing Songpal

    Be sure to use the latest version of SongPal. If you cannot connect this product and a BLUETOOTH device via BLUETOOTH, uninstall SongPal and try to connect via BLUETOOTH again. For details about SongPal, refer to Google Play or the App Store. Related Topic What you can do with SongPal 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 94: Using The Voice Assist Function (Google App)

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Using the voice assist function (Google app) By using the Google app feature that comes with the Android smartphone, you can speak to the speaker’s microphone to operate the Android smartphone. The following shows how to use the Google app.
  • Page 95 Note The Google app cannot be activated when you say “OK Google” through the speaker’s microphone even when the Android smartphone’s [OK Google] setting is on. 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 96: Using The Voice Assist Function (Siri)

    For details on Siri, such as apps which work with Siri, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the iPhone/iPad. Note Siri cannot be activated when you say “Hey Siri” through the speaker’s microphone even when the iPhone/iPad’s [Allow “Hey Siri”] setting is on. 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 97: About The Indicators

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 About the indicators CHARGE indicator (orange) Turns off Charging the speaker is completed. Lights up The speaker is being charged. The built-in battery is running low and needs to be charged. In this state, the speaker cannot supply Flashes slowly power to other devices.
  • Page 98 EXTRA BASS indicator Lights You can enjoy boosted bass (Sony-recommended sound quality). This mode is set as the default setting. Turns You can enjoy the natural sound quality with reduced bass. This mode is recommended when listening at low volume inside a room.
  • Page 99: Precautions

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Precautions Note when using with a mobile phone For details on operation of your mobile phone when receiving a telephone call while transmitting the sound using the BLUETOOTH connection, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the mobile phone.
  • Page 100 Two speakers are required when using the Speaker Add function. Only the SBC codec is supported while using the Speaker Add function. If you have any questions or problems concerning the speaker that are not covered in this Help Guide, consult your nearest Sony dealer. 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 101: Notes On Charging

    When the amount of time that the battery can be used seems significantly shorter, despite having been fully charged, contact your nearest Sony dealer. The life span of the rechargeable battery differs depending on the usage, environment, and storage method.
  • Page 102: Notes On Water Resistant Feature

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 Notes on water resistant feature Water resistant performance of the speaker *1*2 The speaker has a water resistant specification and IPX5 as specified in “Degrees of protection against ingress of water” of the IEC60529 “Ingress Protection Rating (IP Code).” However, the speaker is not completely water-tight.
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  • Page 104: How To Care For The Speaker When Wet

    Put the speaker on a towel or dry cloth. Then leave it at room temperature and dry the speaker until no moisture remains. Do not touch with hands that have hand cream on. 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 105: What Is Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 What is BLUETOOTH wireless technology? BLUETOOTH wireless technology is a short-range wireless technology that enables wireless data communication between digital devices, such as a computer and digital camera. BLUETOOTH wireless technology operates within a range of about 10 m (about 30 ft).
  • Page 106 The device with a built-in radio or tuner cannot be connected to the speaker via BLUETOOTH since noise may occur in broadcasts. Locate the speaker farther away from a TV, radio or tuner, etc. since noise may occur in broadcasts. 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 107: What Is Ldac

    SRS-XB30 What is LDAC? LDAC is an audio coding technology developed by Sony that enables the transmission of High-Resolution (Hi-Res) Audio content, even over a BLUETOOTH connection. Unlike other BLUETOOTH compatible coding technologies such as SBC, it operates without any down-conversion of the Hi-Res Audio content...
  • Page 108: Customer Support Websites

    Access the following support home pages to get support information about your speaker: For customers in the USA: http://esupport.sony.com/ For customers in Canada: http://esupport.sony.com/CA/ For customers in European countries: http://www.sony.eu/support For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/ For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.sony-asia.com/ 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 109: What Can I Do To Solve A Problem

    Initialize the speaker. This operation resets volume settings, etc., and deletes all pairing information. Look up information on the issue on the customer support website. If the operations above do not work, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Related Topic Customer support websites...
  • Page 110: Unable To Turn On The Speaker Or Charge The Built-In Battery

    Unable to turn on the speaker or charge the built-in battery Charge the built-in battery. Make sure the AC adaptor is firmly connected to the speaker and AC outlet. Related Topic Connecting to an AC outlet Turning the power on About the indicators 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 111: The Power Suddenly Turns Off

    Raise the volume of the connected device for use, or set the auto power function to off. Related Topic Connecting to an AC outlet Turning the power on Auto power off function Switching the auto power off function 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 112: No Sound/Sound From Only One Speaker/Low Sound Level/Distorted Sound/Humming Or Noise In The Speaker Output/No Voice Or Low Voice From Callers

    Help Guide Wireless Speaker SRS-XB30 No sound/Sound from only one speaker/Low sound level/Distorted sound/Humming or noise in the speaker output/No voice or low voice from callers Check that both the speaker and the connected device are turned on. Turn up the volume of the speaker and the connected device.
  • Page 113: Sound Becomes Low While In Use

    When you use the speaker at a loud volume, the battery may run low even if the speaker is connected to an AC outlet. As a result, sound becomes low. This is not a malfunction. Turn off the speaker and charge the battery sufficiently. 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 114: Bluetooth

    Once the speaker is initialized, an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch may not be able to connect to the speaker. In this case, delete pairing information on the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch then pair them again. Related Topic How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices About the indicators 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 115: Unable To Connect The Speaker To A Bluetooth Device With One-Touch Connection (Nfc)

    Check that your device is compatible with NFC. Look up information on the issue on the customer support website. To use the Speaker Add function or Wireless Party Chain function, pair with the speaker where the (BLUETOOTH) indicator flashes in white. Related Topic Connecting with an NFC-compatible device by One-touch (NFC) 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 116: Unable To Connect A Bluetooth Device With The Speaker In The Speaker Add Function

    Unable to connect a BLUETOOTH device with the speaker in the Speaker Add function After connecting two SRS-XB30 speakers, perform the pairing procedure between a BLUETOOTH device and the speaker where the (BLUETOOTH) indicator is flashing in white. Then, make a BLUETOOTH connection.
  • Page 117: Unable To Connect With A Speaker In The Wireless Party Chain Function

    After connecting two speakers, perform the pairing procedure between a BLUETOOTH device and the speaker where the (BLUETOOTH) indicator is flashing in white. Then, make a BLUETOOTH connection. Related Topic Enjoying wireless playback using multiple speakers (Wireless Party Chain function) 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 118: Reset

    If the speaker cannot be turned on or cannot be operated despite it being turned on, open the cap on the rear side and push the RESET button with a pin or other pointed objects. The speaker is reset and turns off. After pushing the RESET button, turn on the speaker. If it does not turn on, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note The speaker cannot be reset while the power is off.
  • Page 119: Initializing The Speaker

    PAIRING button at the same time for more than 5 seconds until the speaker turns off. The speaker is initialized. Settings such as volume, etc., are restored to the factory default settings, and all pairing information is deleted. 4-694-130-11(2) Copyright 2017 Sony Corporation...