Picture of the Battery-Battery Care button on the back of the Sony SRS XG300 speaker.

Sony SRS XG300 Battery Life

Covers how to check battery life and level on the Sony SRS XG300 Bluetooth boombox speaker. We also explain how to know if the battery life is degrading over time.

Battery Life on the Sony SRS XG300, Current Charge

1. First, Turn ON the XG300

You won’t be able to read battery charge status unless the speaker is ON.

Picture of the -Power- button on the Sony SRS XG300 speaker.
The -Power- button on the Sony SRS XG300 speaker.

To turn on the unit, press and release the Power  button, pointed at by the arrow in the last picture. It’s the round button closest to the left edge of the leftmost buttons panel.

The lamp just above this button should then light up in green, as we see next. The speaker may also make a two-chime ding-dong sound and announce, “Bluetooth connected,” if it pairs to a nearby device.  If it does not power up though, then the battery could be completely dead.

Picture of the -Power- light on the Sony SRS XG300 speaker, glowing green.
The -Power- lamp on the Sony SRS XG300 speaker, glowing green.

But as long as there’s some energy in the battery, the speaker should boot.  When it does, move on to the next step.

2. Have the Speaker Speak Battery Percentage Full

The Battery button we find on the back, inside the ports compartment, first button you come to from the left.  When you punch this, the 300 announces the percentage of battery power remaining.

Picture of the Battery-Battery Care button.
The Battery-Battery Care button.

The announcements it speaks when you press this button are as follows

    • 91% – 100%: “Battery Fully Charged.”
    • 81% – 90%: “Battery about 90%.”
    • 81% – 90% (Battery Care mode): “Battery Care Mode, Fully Charged, Battery about 90%.”
    • 81% – 100%: “Battery fully charged.”
    • 71% – 80%: “Battery about 80%.”
    • 61% – 70%: “Battery about 70%.”
    • 51% – 60%: “Battery about 60%.”
    • 41% – 50%: “Battery about 50%.”
    • 31% – 40%: “Battery about 40%.”
    • 21% – 30%: “Battery about 30%.”
    • 11% – 20%: “Battery about 20%.”
    • 1% – 10%: “Please Charge.”

3. Look at the CHARGE Lamp on the XG 300

Or, you can at at least tell at a glance if the battery is on the verge of going dead by way of the CHARGE lamp. When the battery is not too low, this lamp is dark. But when the speaker is running yet has very little charge left, this lamp flashes orange. The next picture shows the lamp location.  We find it just under the Power button on the front upper area of the speaker.

Picture of the orange CHARGE indicator light.
The CHARGE indicator lamp glowing orange.

4. Check Battery Status in the Sony Music Center App

When the 500 is running and paired to your iOS, iPadOS, or Android device, and you have the Sony Music Center app installed on that device, you can also view battery status of your speaker.  To do that, find the app on your device.  We have ours in a custom folder called Bluetooth Speakers on our test iPad, as follows.

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

Then run the app.

Screenshot of the Sony Music Center app displaying the battery percentage of an SRS XG300 boombox speaker on iPadOS.
The Sony Music Center app displaying the battery percentage of an SRS XG300 boombox speaker on iPadOS.

The app then comes up and brings up the XG300 home page.  There, you can see the current percentage of battery power left in the speaker. We point this out with the blue arrow in the last picture. Our test speaker here has about eighty (80) percent battery power left currently.

Battery Life on the Sony SRS XG300, Overall Battery Condition

How the Speaker Behaves When the Battery is Fresh

When the speaker is new, and your charger supplies three (3.0) amps, at five (5) volts, the recharge time is about five (5.0) hours.

And, the fully charged battery should give you about twenty-five (25) hours of music time.  This assumes that you play the speaker at low to moderate volume levels with the party lights OFF. The sound mode is also set to MEGA BASS, and the speaker is neither too hot nor too cold.

How the Speaker Behaves When the Battery is Going Bad

A sign of an ailing battery, is that it goes dead too quickly. Or, it takes too little or too much time to recharge completely. So if a speaker with a full charge repeatedly only plays for under eighteen (18) hours before dying, its battery may be fading.

If the SRS XG300 battery takes longer than six (6.0) hours to completely fill up, this could also mean a dying battery.  It might indicate as well, that the charger you have is defective. Either that, or it is otherwise not strong enough to recharge the speaker in the normal recharge time.

Also, slow charging can happen because your charge cord is too thin.  So for best results, we suggest using the included AC charger. Or, get one that can supply a minimum of 15 watts (5 volts at 3 amps).

Other Posts About the Sony Boombox Speaker SRS XG300

    1. How to Reset Sony SRS XG300 Speaker
    2. How to Pair Sony SRS XG300 to Alexa
    3. Sony SRS XG300 Speaker How to Pair to iPhone
    4. How to Make Sony SRS XG300 Discoverable
    5. Sony SRS XG300 Not Charging Issue

Related Posts to Sony SRS XG300 Battery Life

    1. JBL Xtreme 2 Battery Life
    2. JBL Xtreme 1 Battery Life, Play Time Per Charge
    3. SRS XG500 Sony Boombox Speaker Battery Life
    4. Sony SRS XB43 Battery Life, How Much Playtime Remains
    5. Sony SRS XB41 Battery Life, How Much Play Time Left

References for Sony SRS XG300 Battery Life

    1. Sony XG300 SRS Speaker Support Page at Sony.com

Change History

    • 2022-09-27: First published.
%d bloggers like this: