How to Use a Sony XB20 Wireless Speaker

Introduction

The Sony XB20 is a Bluetooth speaker that sports a 12 hour battery life, and lighting that plays along with the music.  It can be linked with up to 10 other compatible Sony speakers

Sony XB20
This guide will help you with basic functionality of this device.

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  1. Power on/off the speaker
  2. Charge the speaker
  3. Pair your Bluetooth device to the speaker
  4. Link multiple speakers togather
  5. Phone Calls
  6. Audio Playback

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The Sony XB20 is a Bluetooth speaker that sports a 12 hour battery life, and lighting that plays along with the music.  It can be linked with up to 10 other compatible Sony speakers

Sony XB20
This guide will help you with basic functionality of this device.

To power the unit on/off press the Power button. The Bluetooth indicator will blink when powered on.

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Auto Power Off will occur in 15 minutes if there is no activity.

To charge your speaker, use the supplied USB Cable. Plug one end into your speaker and the other end into the USB port of a computer or USB AC adapter.

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The computer and USB AC adapter used in the illustrations are not included with your speaker.

  • The CHARGE light will be amber while charging.
  • When charging is complete the CHARGE light will turn off.
  • The CHARGE light will slowly flash when the battery is low.
  • To check approximate battery life, press and hold the Call button for at least 3 seconds. The speaker will announce a current battery life estimate.
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Multiple Sony XB20 speakers can be linked together for Stereo or "Double mode."

  1. Power on both speakers you wish to link.
  2. Press and hold the Add button for 3 seconds on the first speaker until you hear a beep.
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  3. Press and hold the Add button for 3 seconds on the second speaker until you hear a beep.
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  4. The speakers will now be linked together.

Making phone calls

  1. Make sure your mobile device is paired.
  2. Initiate a phone call from your mobile device.
  3. Press the Call button to end the call.
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Receiving phone calls

  1. Make sure your mobile device is paired.
  2. When a phone call is received, press the Call button to answer the phone call.
    Call button highlighted
  3. Press the Call button to end the call.
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The Sony XB20 supports playback via Bluetooth and via an audio cable with a stereo mini plug (not included). The following steps will walk you though playback of audio to your device.

Plug in a stereo mini plug into your source device and your wireless speaker.
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Make sure both the source device and speaker are set to a moderate volume for the best listening experience.

From any app that plays audio, you can now open and stream music to your speaker.

  • From a mobile device
    Pandora on a mobile device.
  • From a computer
    Pandora on a web browser.

You can enable or disable the extra bass feature by pressing the Extra Bass button on the speaker.

Extra Bass button highlighted

Bluetooth technology allows you to stream audio from your computer or mobile device to your Bluetooth capable audio device. It has a range of approximately 30 feet. Your streaming device and Bluetooth audio device need to be paired with one another successfully before streaming can take place.

From any app that plays audio, you can now open and stream music to your speaker.

  • From a mobile device
    Pandora on a mobile device.
  • From a computer
    Pandora on a web browser.

You can enable or disable the extra bass feature by pressing the Extra Bass button on the speaker.

Extra Bass button highlighted

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