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How to connect a bluetooth speaker to a pc

How to connect a bluetooth speaker to a pc


How to connect a bluetooth speaker to a pc

This article provides instructions for connecting a Bluetooth speaker to your computer so you can listen to your PC audio from anywhere within range of the speaker.

How Do I Get My Computer to Play Through a Bluetooth Speaker?

If you want to use a Bluetooth speaker through your computer, it might not be immediately apparent exactly how you can connect the two devices. But once you see how to do it, you'll find how easy it is to set up whenever you want to use your Bluetooth speaker.

Before starting, make sure your Bluetooth device is turned on, not connected to any other device, and is in range of your PC. Then follow these steps to connect the two.

1 : On your PC, go to Settings.

How to connect a bluetooth speaker to a pc

Selecting Settings within Windows 10 Start Menu.

2: Click Devices to access settings for Bluetooth and other devices.

How to connect a bluetooth speaker to a pc

The Windows 10 Settings App Home Screen with Devices highlighted

3: Click on the plus icon next to Add Bluetooth or other device. Then select Bluetooth.

How to connect a bluetooth speaker to a pc

4: Add Bluetooth or other devices in Windows Settings

How to connect a bluetooth speaker to a pc

5:Wait for your Bluetooth device to show up, and once it does, select it. Wait for your PC to pair with your Bluetooth device. Depending on your device, you should get a notification when they have paired.

Sony XG300 Bluetooth party speaker review

 Sony XG300 Bluetooth party speaker review

With portable Bluetooth speakers, there really is no shortage of choices. There are dozens and dozens to choose from. My suggestion is to always stick with an audio brand you trust. Historically, Sony is one of the top audio brands in the world. The company that brought us the Walkman is now competing in a crowded portable Bluetooth speaker market. Does it still have what it takes to stand out from the crowd? 

I’m reviewing the Sony XG300 Bluetooth speaker. It features a retracting handle, LED ambient lights, and offers 25 hours of playtime on a single charge. It even has a dedicated Mega Bass button to really kick things up a notch. It could be the next boom box of this generation.

Specs: Sony XG300 Bluetooth speaker

IP67 water and dust resistance 

 A retractable handle allows for easier transport 

Quick-charging—one hour of music with only ten minutes of charging

25 hours of playtime on one charge

Design of the Sony XG300 Bluetooth speaker

The XG300 sports an oval design that sits horizontally on a surface via two rubberized feet. The dimensions are approximately 6.5”x 8”x 14” (WHD) and it weighs just over 6lbs. It’s touted as having lightweight construction but 6lbs is heavy for a Bluetooth speaker.

On the top, you’ll find a retractable handle that sits flat when not in use. To me, this is the most notable design element of this speaker, It makes it easy to carry. If you feel so inclined, you can also carry it on your shoulder like an old-school boombox. Under the handle, you’ll find buttons for power, Bluetooth pairing, and Mega Bass on the left. On the right side are buttons for playback, volume, and taking calls as a speakerphone. 

On the back is a rubber cap that opens to expose all the port options: USB-A, 3.5mm jack, USB-C, battery button, and ambient lights. The USB-A port can be used to charge other devices like smartphones in a pinch. Pressing the battery button activates a voice response with the battery power left. The ambient light button activates the light effects around the passive radiators on each side. 

X-Balanced Speakers

Under the hood, you’ll find a 20mm tweeter and a 61mm x 68mm woofer on the left and right sides of the speaker. It should be noted that these diaphragms are non-circular. This is what Sony calls its X-Balanced Speaker Unit. This maximizes the area of the speaker’s diaphragm, which increases the sound pressure for more punchy bass and less distortion. 

Setting up the Sony XG300 Bluetooth speaker

The Sony XG300 supports Google Fast Pairing. This makes it incredibly easy to connect with any Android device. Even my tablet mounted on my wall recognizes the speaker. Everything should connect like this. For iOS users, you will have to connect it the old fashioned way. As I have multiple Android devices, fast pairing is a huge selling point for me. 

I wanted to see if the XG300 supports dual Bluetooth pairing. This is when two devices are simultaneously connected to the speaker. It’s one of my top must-have features for any party speaker. Thankfully, I was able to pair both my smartphone and tablet at the same time. I wouldn’t expect anything less from a company like Sony. Another great selling point. 

Sony’s Music Center app

Sony’s Music Center app provides a host of additional features and controls. The app integrates with SoundCloud and Spotify for easy access within the app. Another app, Fiestable, also integrates inside of the Music Center app. This is where you get access to DJ and light effects. It was fun to play around with DJ effects on tracks but I doubt I would use this very much. Nevertheless, it is a cool feature to use during parties. 

The Music Center app is also where you can connect additional Sony speakers. During this review, I also was reviewing the Sony XE200 and XE300 speakers. With the Party Connect feature, I was able to group the speakers together to play music in sync. This has a great application inside a home to create a multi-room audio system. Put one speaker in the backyard, one in the kitchen, and another in the bedroom. As you move between the different places, the music or podcast will follow you. Of course, this is limited by the Bluetooth range but it did work inside my home.

Using the Sony XG300 Bluetooth speaker

In my youth, I had a home-based music production studio and I created a lot of original music. To avoid getting flagged by YouTube’s copyright, I used my own music so I could film and record the sound. Overall, this is an amazing-sounding Bluetooth speaker. Whatever the genre, the music sounds great. Even at max volume, there is very little distortion. However, I preferred to listen to it at around 75% of the max volume. 

The bass is warm and punchy. Personally, I preferred having Mega Bass activated. I used it outside during a jump rope session and the bass-heavy music immediately got me into the zone. While it sounds equally good indoors, it really shines outdoors. That’s where I could really test it at high volumes and the sound it produced did not disappoint. 

I used the Party Connect feature and connected the XG300 with the XE200 and XE300 speakers for surround sound around my jump rope pad. That was a profound experience. Music was coming at me in all directions, I thought I was in a music video. 

Sony XG300-profile 

Final thoughts

The portable Bluetooth speaker market is incredibly crowded. How does a company like Sony stand out in the crowd? By creating speakers that sound great. It is as simple as that. The XG300 is a high quality speaker. It’s got all the bells and whistles. The retracting handle is my favourite feature. While it feels a little heavy, it’s easy to carry, even as a boom box. 

What Sony has shown me here is that there is value in sticking to one brand. During the winter, you can use multiple speakers inside the home to create a multi-room audio system. In the summer, you can take that multi-room audio system wherever you go. If that doesn’t impress your friends, nothing will. While you will find many Bluetooth speakers considerably cheaper, you will be hard-pressed to find one that sounds as good as the Sony XG300. Mark my words on that. Check it out on today.

bluetooth speaker at walmart

bluetooth speaker at walmart
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1. Sonos Roam

The Sonos Roam is an ultra-portable and smart speaker that delivers great sound both at home and away. Compact size, unique form factor and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth streaming make the Roam one of the most versatile speakers available today.

● Carefully thought-out acoustic architecture delivers rich, detailed sound with the clarity, depth and fullness you expect from a larger speaker. The Trueplay automatic sound system works both when the speaker is connected via Wi-Fi and via Bluetooth. Sonos Roam will now be permanently tuned to deliver the best possible sound in any space.
● The slim and curved design of the Roam case blends seamlessly into your home, while its lightweight and ergonomic shape makes it easy to take with you. Simultaneous connection to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth makes streaming flawless, no matter where the user is. When listening to music at home, Roam connects to the system and broadcasts content via Wi-Fi, if the user leaves the room, the speaker intuitively switches to Bluetooth, automatically connecting to a mobile device.
● Roam is ready for any adventure. Dust and waterproof housing with silicone plugs is rated IP67 and is protected from drops or shocks.
● The battery provides Roam continuous operation up to 10 hours without recharging. Standby mode turns on automatically when the speaker is not in use, maintaining a charge of up to 10 days. To recharge the speaker, you can use: Sonos magnetic wireless charger (sold separately), USB-C cable (included) or any Qi wireless charger.
● Connect Roam to your Sonos home system and easily group it with other speakers. Create a stereo pair for an even wider and richer soundstage.
● Thanks to the new Sound Swap technology, by holding the Play/Pause button on the speaker, the user can switch music to the nearest device in the Sonos system, making it much easier to transfer audio content from room to room.
● Roam supports over 100 global audio streaming platforms and is easily controlled via the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2 and directly from your favorite streaming service.


Powerful audio performance
Tough and very portable design


Not the longest battery life
Bass is heavier than some might like

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