Picture of the right front of the Sony SRS XE300 speaker.

How to Bass Boost Sony SRS XE300 Speaker

You can change how loud the bass is on the Sony SRS XE300, by turning on and off its bass boost mode. When switched on, this mode makes the passive bass radiators on the sides vibrate much more, and adds a low rumble quality to the playing program, that travels pretty far from the speaker.  So, for you boom lovers, this post shows how to bass boost this speaker, to get that extra umph.

You can control bass boost on the XE 300 in a few ways as follows.

    1. Use the LIVE button on the speaker itself.
    2. Work the bass switch in the Sony Music Center App.
    3. Make fine bass adjustments in the EQ section of the Music Center app.

We’ll cover all of these options below.

Working Bass Boost on the Sony SRS XE300 Speaker Itself

By default, this speaker has bass boost mode turned ON when fresh out of the box or after a reset. So any time you run this speaker, and you haven’t switched OFF this bass boost, then the STAMINA  light is dark, as we see in the next picture.

Picture of the dark STAMINA lamp on the Sony SRS XE300 speaker.
The dark STAMINA lamp on the Sony SRS XE300 speaker.

When the 300 is running, and this lamp is OFF, then that means that bass boost mode is in effect.

Now when active, bass boost also adds a bit of treble in addition to lots of extra bass to the audio output as compared to when this mode is OFF.

Picture of the BATT button on the Sony SRS XE300 speaker.
The BATT button on the Sony SRS XE300 speaker.

How to Turn Off Bass Boost with Speaker Buttons on the Sony SRS XE300

You can turn bass boost mode OFF by pressing and holding in the BATT button as pointed out by the green arrow in the last picture. This deactivates bass boost and switches the speaker into STAMINA mode.  The STAMINA lamp lights up white accordingly, as we see next.

Picture of the white glowing STAMINA lamp on the Sony SRS XE300 speaker.
The white glowing STAMINA lamp on the Sony SRS XE300 speaker.

How to Turn ON Bass Boost with Speaker Buttons

Note that if the STAMINA lamp is lit, then bass boost is not active.  So to enable bass boost in that case, press and hold the BATT button until the  STAMINA lamp goes dark. Bass boost resumes at that time.





How to Bass Boost the Sony SRS XE300 In The Music Center App

In addition to by way of the BATT button on the speaker itself, you can also control bass boosting in Sony’s Music Center app too.

1. Install the Music Center App

So first, download and install this app on your source Bluetooth device (phone, tablet, computer, or media player). We did this on a test iPad Air.

Screenshot of the Sony Music Center app icon on iPadOS.
The Sony Music Center app icon on iPadOS.

2. Pair your Sony XE300 with This Same Device

We did this as we show next.

Screenshot of the Sony SRS XE300 speaker showing as Connected on iPadOS.
The Sony SRS XE300 speaker showing as Connected on iPadOS.

3. Run the Music Center App

Upon startup, Music Center looks for any compatible Sony products.  And since the XE300 indeed works with this app, the app does indeed find the speaker.  Then it displays the Home page for it as we see next.

Screenshot of the Home page for the Sony SRS XG300 speaker in the Music Center app on iPadOS.
The Home page for the Sony SRS XG300 speaker in the Music Center app on iPadOS.

4. Bring Up the Settings Page

Then, scroll the screen down to the Settings item at the bottom of the options list.

Screenshot of the Settings item on the Sony SRS XE300 Home page.
The Settings item on the Sony SRS XE300 Home page.

Next, tap Settings, and you’ll get the Settings screen, as we see next.

Screenshot of the Sound item on the Settings page.
The Sound item on the Settings page.

5. Visit the Sound Page

Tap the Sound option, pointed out in the last screenshot.  You then get the Sound page, as we see next.

Screenshot of the Bass / Midrange / Treble setting on the Sound page for the Sony SRS XE200 speaker.
The Bass / Midrange / Treble setting on the Sound page for the Sony SRS XE300 speaker.

7. Bring Up the EQ (equalizer) Page

Tap the BASS / MID / TRE option on the Sound page. We highlight it in the last picture.

Touching this option brings up a three band graphic equalizer page.  Now by default, this EQ is set to FLAT for all frequency bands, as we see next.

Screenshot of the Custom EQ screen with all sliders set to FLAT.
The Custom EQ screen with all sliders set to FLAT.

But you can get maximum bass boost by moving these slider controls as follows.  For example, lower the other two frequency bands to minimum, but raise the BASS one to maximum, as we show next.

Screenshot of the Custom EQ page with controls set to max bass boost.
The Custom EQ page with controls set to max bass boost.

When set this way, you get the highest amount of bass that the XE300 speaker is capable of producing. But be careful !

Warning

The drivers really thump when bass boost is active.  So use caution in how loudly you play the 300 with the bass boosted, to avoid damage to the speaker drivers. If the bass is crackling, tapping, or otherwise distorting, turn it down or readjust the EQ !

Conclusion

So we have now shown how to get the most boosted bass from your Sony SRS XE300 stereo column speaker.  Thus, please enjoy !

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References for How to Bass Boost the Sony SRS XE300 Speaker

    1. Sony SRS XE300 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Product Page, on Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2022-09-29: First published.
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