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 play back with a setting of, not only SBC, but also AAC, so that you can enjoy high-quality sound via BLUETOOTH. “Priority on stable connection” provides you with a more stable BLUETOOTH audio streaming. “Priority on sound quality” is the default setting.

The sound quality can be changed while the speaker is in the BLUETOOTH/Network Standby mode.

Playback quality

  • Priority on sound quality (default setting): Optimal codec is automatically selected from AAC and SBC.

  • Priority on stable connection: SBC is selected.

  1. Make sure that the speaker is turned on, and then place the speaker into BLUETOOTH/Network Standby mode.
  2. Touch and hold the(Input) button and the(Sound Mode) button simultaneously for more than 4 seconds.

    When the setting is changed to “Priority on sound quality” mode, the BLUETOOTH indicator (blue) flashes 3 times.

    When the setting is changed to “Priority on stable connection” mode, the BLUETOOTH indicator (blue) flashes twice.

    The playback quality is switched, and the speaker turns on.


  • Communication may become unstable in the “Priority on sound quality” mode, depending on the setting of your BLUETOOTH device and the ambient conditions.

  • When the playback quality setting is changed by using “Sony | Music Center” while the speaker is turned on, the BLUETOOTH connection is terminated. In this case, connect the BLUETOOTH device manually again. After reconnecting, the playback quality is switched.

  • You may also need to adjust the settings of the connected device to change the playback quality setting, such as SBC or AAC. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the device.


  • You can switch the playback quality by using “Sony | Music Center.” To switch it, select [Settings] - [Other Settings] - [Bluetooth Codec]. “Priority on sound quality” appears as [Auto] and “Priority on stable connection” appears as [SBC] when setting with “Sony | Music Center.”