How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices

You can enjoy music and hands-free calling with the speaker wirelessly by using your device’s BLUETOOTH function.

Before operating the speaker, be sure to do the following:

  • Place the BLUETOOTH device within 1 m (3 ft) of the speaker.

  • Charge the battery of the speaker sufficiently or connect the speaker to an AC outlet.

  • Stop playback on a BLUETOOTH device to avoid sudden loud sound output from the speaker.

  • Prepare the operating instructions supplied with the BLUETOOTH device for reference.

Pairing the speaker with a BLUETOOTH device

Pairing is the process required to mutually register the information on BLUETOOTH devices to be connected wirelessly.

It is necessary to pair a device with the speaker to be able to make a BLUETOOTH connection for the first time.

Select your situation from the following two connecting patterns. The method is the same, even when pairing a second device or more.

Connecting the speaker with the paired device

Once the BLUETOOTH devices are paired, there is no need to pair them again. To connect a device already paired, refer to the following topic.

Connecting the speaker with an NFC-compatible device by One-touch (NFC)

By touching the speaker with an NFC-compatible device such as a smartphone or Walkman,etc., the speaker is turned on automatically and then proceeds to pairing and making a BLUETOOTH connection. For details, refer to the following topics.

Compatible smartphones
NFC-compatible smartphones with Android 2.3.3 or later installed
Compatible Walkman models
NFC-compatible Walkman models*

* Even if your Walkman is compatible with the NFC function, it may not be able to make a BLUETOOTH connection with the speaker by one touch. For details on the compatible models, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your Walkman.

NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology enabling short-range wireless communication between various devices, such as smartphones and IC tags.
Thanks to the NFC function, data communication - for example, BLUETOOTH pairing - can be achieved easily by simply touching NFC-compatible devices together (i.e., at the N-mark symbol or location designated on each device).


  • Once the BLUETOOTH devices are paired, there is no need to pair them again, except in the following cases:
    • Pairing information has been deleted after repair, etc.
    • The speaker is already paired with eight devices and another device is to be paired.

      The speaker can be paired with up to eight devices. If a new device is paired after eight devices have already been paired, the paired device with the oldest connection time is replaced by the new one.

    • When the pairing information of the speaker has been deleted from the BLUETOOTH device.
    • When the speaker is initialized, all pairing information is deleted.
  • The speaker can be paired with multiple devices, but can only play music from one paired device at a time.
  • When an audio cable is connected to the speaker’s AUDIO IN jack while the speaker and the BLUETOOTH device have been connected via BLUETOOTH connection, sound from the BLUETOOTH-connected device is not output from the speaker (the hands-free function is available). To listen to music from the BLUETOOTH device, disconnect the audio cable from the speaker's AUDIO IN jack.