How to Charge Sony SRS XB12 Speaker

This piece covers how to charge the Sony SRS XB12 portable extra bass Bluetooth speaker. Do this easily through the USB power in port, behind the water resistant door, shown in the pictures below. Note that you can still play your XB12 mini speaker as it charges, without significantly increasing the recharge time. First, pick … Continue reading How to Charge Sony SRS XB12 Speaker



Sony SRS XB12 Charging Instructions

This piece gives charging instructions for the Sony SRS XB12 wireless extra bass Bluetooth speaker. Charging this unit is easy through the USB power-in port, behind the water resistant door, shown in the pictures below. Note that you can still play your XB12 BT speaker while charging it, without significantly increasing the recharge time. First, … Continue reading Sony SRS XB12 Charging Instructions



Sony SRS XB12 Firmware Update Instructions

Covers the Sony SRS XB12 Extra Bass BT speaker firmware update directions.  Unfortunately though, we know of no way to upgrade the software on this mini speaker.  Further, there are currently no firmware downloads given for it on the Sony web site.  Nor are any details for this effort in the included manuals. So apparently, … Continue reading Sony SRS XB12 Firmware Update Instructions



Sony SRS XB12 Specs, Speaker Features, Price

Here, we list Sony SRS XB12 Extra Bass speaker specs.  Firstly, these specifications cover the unit’s length, width, weight, battery recharge time, output power, and music play time per charge.  We also include the frequency response, driver size, and Bluetooth support details et al. Secondly, it’s clear from the published specs, that the Sony SRS … Continue reading Sony SRS XB12 Specs, Speaker Features, Price



How to Put Sony SRS XB12 in Pairing Mode

To pair your SRS XB12 Sony speaker with a Bluetooth device for the first time, or to refresh old connection info in that device, you have to know how to start up discovery mode on this BT speaker.  Furthermore, in this mode, the speaker broadcasts its name and currently valid connection information over the Bluetooth … Continue reading How to Put Sony SRS XB12 in Pairing Mode



Sony SRS XB12 Add Button Explained

The Add button on the Sony SRS XB12 Bluetooth speaker allows you to pair two XB12s together to form a stereo (L + R) set, or a double set where both speakers play the same audio (mono sound on both speakers).  So in this piece, we show you how to use this button to enjoy … Continue reading Sony SRS XB12 Add Button Explained



Sony SRS XB12 Battery Life, How Much Playtime

Covers how to check battery life and level on the Sony Extra Bass SRS XB12 Bluetooth speaker, and also, how to know if the battery life is degrading over time. How to Check Battery Life on the Sony SRS XB12 Extra Bass Speaker, Current Charge 1. First, Turn ON the XB12 You won’t be able … Continue reading Sony SRS XB12 Battery Life, How Much Playtime



How to Connect Sony SRS XB12 to Alexa

This post shows how to connect the Sony SRS XB12 mini Bluetooth speaker to Alexa smart speakers. Since this pairing happens between the Sony and Echo devices directly, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to set up this connection. How to Connect Sony SRS XB12 to Alexa, Step by … Continue reading How to Connect Sony SRS XB12 to Alexa