Sony SRS-HG10 Operating instructions

Sony SRS-HG10 Operating instructions
STEP 2: Connecting to your Wi-Fi network
STEP 3: Listening to music via Wi-Fi
A Wi-Fi network enables you to easily enjoy music stored in wireless devices in your home.
To listen to music via Wi-Fi, “Sony | Music Center” is recommended to be used for your smartphone or
Wireless Speaker
Operating Instructions
Other methods for listening to music via Wi-Fi
The Help Guide explains how to play music in other ways.
Installing “Sony | Music Center” on your
Using a Wi-Fi network, you can play music from
online music streaming services, or play the music
stored on your computer or smartphone, in high
quality sound. Also, you can enjoy the music in
multiple rooms at the same time.
If “Sony | Music Center” is already installed, skip this installing. See “Listening to music with the
Choose how to connect the unit to your Wi-Fi network from the followings;
•• Connecting by “Sony | Music Center”
Set up this unit from the smartphone/iPhone installed with “Sony | Music Center”.
•• Connecting by Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)
Set up this unit by pressing the WPS button on the wireless router.
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Other methods
You can listen to the music stored on your PC by using Windows Media player.
Install “Sony | Music Center” on your smartphone/iPhone.
Search for “Sony Music Center” on Google Play (Play Store) or App Store.
Tap [Music Center] on your smartphone/iPhone to start the app, and then follow the
onscreen instructions.
When the screen on the right is displayed, tap [hear go 2] or [SRS-HG10].
Various listening styles using “Sony | Music Center”
Speaker & Group
•• Connecting by PC
hear go 2
You can also connect from your computer. For details, see Help Guide.
Needs setup
You can listen to your favorite music with various styles by wireless speaker combinations.
This Mobile
Enfold your rooms with music by a group of speakers simultaneously.
Enjoy even greater surround sound with additional Sony’s Sound BAR (not included).*
Connecting by “Sony | Music Center”
* Please refer to the following URL for the compatible Sony’s Sound BAR or AV Receiver.
Required items: Android™ smartphone or iPhone/iPod touch, the wireless router
Before operating the unit, please read this Operating Instructions thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
Help Guide
Pair two speakers together to create wider, stereo sound.
Use an Android smartphone or iPhone in which “Sony | Music Center” is installed to configure Wi-Fi settings
of the unit.
•• Two speakers of the same model are required for using the Wireless Surround function or Wireless Stereo
•• Only music files on the server device of the home network can be played back. Sound from video files cannot
be played back.
Install “Sony | Music Center” onto your smartphone or iPhone. Follow the application’s onscreen
instructions to connect the unit to a Wi-Fi network.
(web document for a PC/smartphone)
Explains details about the unit; network and BLUETOOTH® connection method with various devices, HighResolution Audio playback method, etc.
Listening to music with the unit
Search for “Sony Music Center” on Google Play (Play Store) or App Store.
•• Connect your smartphone or iPhone to this unit via BLUETOOTH. Before the connection, set the
BLUETOOTH feature on your smartphone or iPhone.
•• Some wireless routers have multiple SSIDs. Connect the unit and your smartphone or iPhone to the same
Required item: Android smartphone or iPhone/iPod touch
Tap your smartphone/iPhone to play music in your smartphone/iPhone by
operating “Sony | Music Center”.
hear go 2
For more details about the following connections, playback methods, and other information, refer to the Help
Group with other speakers
My Library
Go to STEP 3 for playing music
The Help Guide explains:
•• Wi-Fi network connection details
•• How to link with the “Sony | Music Center” app
•• Network connections and playback methods for each computer OS
•• BLUETOOTH connections and playback methods for various devices
•• How to play High-Resolution Audio files
•• Software updates
•• How to connect the second and subsequent devices via Wi-Fi, etc.
Audio in
Home Network
Connecting by Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)
You can listen to music from BLUETOOTH device over a wireless connection.
Before using the BLUETOOTH function, perform pairing to register your BLUETOOTH device.
After selecting music, start playback and adjust the volume.
Required item: Wireless router with the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button
STEP 1: Charging the battery
The unit contains a rechargeable lithium ion battery which should be charged more than 1 hour before using
the unit for the first time.
To play back music by Chromecast built-in
Place the unit close to your wireless router,
and then press the  (power) button to turn
on the unit.
Before turning the unit on, connect the unit
to the supplied USB AC adaptor.
The  (power) indicator starts flashing. Wait
until the indicator stops flashing. It may take
about 30 seconds.
1. Set up Chromecast built-in.
If an application that corresponds with Chromecast built-in is already
installed, go to step 2.
a Touch [Settings].
b Touch [Chromecast built-in].
c Touch [Learn how to cast].
d Check how to use the service and which application corresponds with
Chromecast built-in, and then select an application to install it.
2. Start the installed application that corresponds with Chromecast
hear go 2
Audio in
Home Network
Play Music
3. Touch the Cast icon, and then select [hear go 2].
Press and hold the UPDATE/WPS button of
the unit until it beeps (about two seconds).
While the UPDATE indicator is flashing, its
button does not work for the WPS.
Go to STEP 2 for the wireless connection
Connected components
You can listen to music from your computer or smartphone by connecting to the USB port on this unit. Or, you
can listen to music from your portable music player by connecting to the AUDIO IN jack on this unit.
4. Start playback on the application, and adjust the volume.
To charge the battery, connect the unit to an AC outlet by using the supplied USB AC adaptor and micro USB
By using the Speaker Add function on the unit, you can enjoy more expanding stereo sound even when the
speaker is not connected to a network.
Two h.ear go 2 (SRS-HG10) are required.
Noise or sound skips may occur depending on the BLUETOOTH device connected with the unit, the
communication environment or the usage environment.
Within 90 seconds, press the Wi-Fi
Protected Setup™ (WPS) button of the
Depending on the wireless router, press and hold the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button for a few seconds.
For details, refer to the operating instructions of your router.
When the LINK indicator lights up in orange, the Wi-Fi network connection is complete.
Go to STEP 3 for playing music
Parts and controls
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only
those countries where it is legally enforced, mainly
in the countries EEA (European Economic Area).
It should be installed and operated with at least 20
cm and more between the radiator and person’s
body (excluding extremities: hands, wrists, feet
and ankles).
Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate collection
If a problem occurs while operating the unit, check
the following to resolve the problem before
consulting your nearest Sony dealer.
•• Check in Help Guide.
 LINK indicator
 NETWORK indicator
 BLUETOOTH indicator
 USB indicator
 AUDIO IN indicator
  (play)/ (call) button*2 *3
 EXTRA BASS button with indicator/ PAIRING
 VOLUME – button
 VOLUME + button*2
 CHARGE indicator
  (power) button with indicator
 N-Mark
 UPDATE button with indicator/WPS button
 SET UP button
 STEREO PAIR button
 L indicator
 R indicator
 AUDIO IN jack
 USB port
 DC IN 5V jack*1
 Grille detachment lever
 FUNCTION button
 Microphone
About the Privacy Policy
*2  (play)/ (call) and VOLUME + buttons have a tactile dot.
*3 Press and hold the  (power) button of the unit more than eight seconds and reset the unit.
When the indicator is lit or flashing
The color of the lit/flashing indicators indicates the condition of the any settings. For details, see Help Guide.
To check the Wi-Fi signal strength (reception sensitivity)
Press and hold the VOLUME+ button and UPDATE/WPS button. Depending on the signal strength, indicators 
to  will be lit. The number of lighting indicators is relative to the signal strength. If the signal is weak, no
indicators will be lit. For details, see the Help Guide.
 (power) indicator
Indicator status (color) Unit status
Lights up (green)
The unit is turned on.
Lights up (orange)
The unit is in the BLUETOOTH/
network standby mode.
Lights off
The unit is turned off.
Flashes (green)
• When you turn on the unit,
the indicator flashes slowly
in green, and then lights up.
• When you press the VOLUME
–/+ buttons, the indicator
flashes once or three times
according to the volume
Flashes (red)
A software update is failed, or
the unit is in the protect mode.
LINK indicator
Indicator status (color) Unit status
Lights up (orange)
The unit is connected to a
Wi-Fi network.
Flashes (orange)
The unit is in the process of
connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
Flashes (red)
The network connection failed.
Lights up (red)
The network connection failed,
or connection failed even
though the network setting is
Indicator status (color) Unit status
Lights up (white)
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing,
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation opening of the appliance with
newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Do not expose the appliance to naked flame
sources (for example, lighted candles).
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with battery
installed to an excessive heat such as sunshine,
fire or the like.
Do not dismantle, open or shred secondary cells or
In the event of a cell leaking, do not allow the
liquid to come in contact with the skin or eyes. If
contact has been made, wash the affected area
with copious amounts of water and seek medical
Do not use any charger other than that specifically
provided for use with the equipment.
NETWORK indicator
The unit is in the NETWORK
The color of the lit/flashing indicator changes
depending on the connected music service. For
details, see the Help Guide.
UPDATE indicator
Indicator status (color) Unit status
Lights up (orange)
The unit detects the latest
software while connected to
the Internet.
Flashes (orange)
The unit is updating the
software. During the update,
you cannot operate the unit.
•• An IP address may be used for this product to
access the Internet.
•• You can find the privacy policy for this product at
*1 To charge this unit, connect the USB AC adapter to this jack.
When the indicator is lit or flashing
•• Check information about the problem on the
customer support website.
•• Connect the unit to an AC outlet via the USB AC
adaptor to charge the battery. You may be able
to resolve some issues by charging the battery.
•• Press and hold the  (power) button of the unit
more than eight seconds and reset the unit.
If the problem persists after doing all of the above,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Do not use any cell or battery which is not
designed for use with the equipment.
Secondary cells and batteries need to be charged
before use. Always use the correct charger and
refer to the manufacturer’s instructions or
equipment manual for proper charging
After extended periods of storage, it may be
necessary to charge and discharge the cells or
batteries several times to obtain maximum
Dispose of properly.
The USB AC adaptor is not disconnected from the
mains as long as it is connected to the AC outlet,
even if the unit itself has been turned off.
As the main plug of USB AC adaptor is used to
disconnect the USB AC adaptor from the mains,
connect it to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should
you notice an abnormality in it, disconnect it from
the AC outlet immediately.
Please note that water doesn’t splash, the unit and
the supplied USB AC adaptor are not waterproof
On safety
The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
exterior of the main unit and on the surface of the
USB AC adaptor.
•• The MAC address of the Wi-Fi network is located
on the bottom exterior of this unit.
Where purchased
Operating voltage
All countries/regions
100 V – 240 V AC,
50 Hz/60 Hz
Notes on the USB AC adaptor
•• When connecting or disconnecting the USB AC
adaptor, turn off the unit beforehand. Otherwise,
it may cause malfunction.
•• Use only the supplied USB AC adaptor and
micro-USB cable. To avoid damaging the unit, do
not use any other USB AC adaptor.
On copyrights
•• Google, Android, Google Play,
Chromecast built-in and other marks and logos
are trademarks of Google Inc.
•• Windows Media is either a registered trademark
or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
•• This product is protected by certain intellectual
property rights of Microsoft Corporation. Use or
distribution of such technology outside of this
product is prohibited without a license from
Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft subsidiary.
•• iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
“Made for iPod” and “Made for iPhone” mean
that an electronic accessory has been designed
to connect specifically to iPod or iPhone,
respectively, and has been certified by the
developer to meet Apple performance standards.
Apple is not responsible for the operation of this
unit or its compliance with safety and regulatory
standards. Please note that the use of this
accessory with iPod or iPhone may affect
wireless performance.
App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
•• Wi-Fi®, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, Wi-Fi Protected
Access® (WPA), and Wi-Fi Alliance® are registered
trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance.
•• Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ ,
WPA™ and WPA2™ are trademarks of Wi-Fi
•• MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and
•• The N-Mark is a trademark or registered
trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United States
and in other countries.
•• The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are
registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth
SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony
Corporation is under license. Other trademarks
and tradenames are those of of their respective
•• “Xperia” and “Xperia Tablet” are trademarks of
Sony Mobile Communications AB.
•• LDAC™ and LDAC logo are trademarks of Sony
are trademarks, service marks, or certification
marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
•• This product incorporates Spotify software which
is subject to 3rd party licenses found here:
•• Spotify and Spotify logos are trademarks of the
Spotify Group.
•• The unit names and product names indicated in
this document are generally the trademarks or
registered trademarks of the manufacturer.
™ and ® marks are omitted in this document.
Notes on the License
This product contains software that Sony uses
under a licensing agreement with the owner of
its copyright. We are obligated to announce the
contents of the agreement to customers under
requirement by the owner of copyright for the
Please access the following URL and read the
contents of the license.
Speaker section
Speaker system: Approx. 35 mm dia. x 2
Enclosure type: Passive radiator model
DC 5 V 1.5 A (using the supplied USB AC adaptor
connected to AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz power
supply) or, using built-in lithium-ion battery
Power consumption
12 W
Power consumption (during BLUETOOTH/
network standby mode)
Less than 0.2 W
Usage life of lithium-ion battery for BLUETOOTH
connection (when Wi-Fi is not connected)
Approx. 12 hours*1
Usage life of lithium-ion battery for Wi-Fi
Approx. 8 hours*1
Charging time of lithium-ion battery
Approx. 5 hours
Operating temperature
5 °C to 35 °C
Dimensions (including projecting parts and
Approx. 204 mm x 62 mm x 60 mm (w/h/d)
Approx. 700 g (including battery)
Supplied accessories
USB AC adaptor (1)
Micro-USB cable (1)
AC power cord (2)
Plug adaptor (1)
*1 When the specified music source is used and the volume
level of the unit is set to 43. If the volume level of the unit is
set to maximum, the usage life will be approx. 4 hours. Time
may vary, depending on the temperature or conditions of
Section for USB port
USB port
You can connect a compatible device such as a PC,
etc., to this unit using a commercially available USB
Supported format*2
PCM: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz (16/24/32bit)
DSD (DSF/DSDIFF): 2.8/5.6 MHz (1bit)
*2 Compatibility with all encoding/writing software, recording
devices and recording media cannot be guaranteed.
Compatible iPhone/iPod models
Bluetooth technology works with iPhone 7 Plus,
iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s,
iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c,
iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPod touch (6th generation),
iPod touch (5th generation).
Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that
data recorded to iPhone/iPod is lost or damaged
when using your iPhone/iPod connected to this unit.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Polarity of the plug
•• Plug the USB AC adaptor into a nearby AC outlet.
In the case of a problem, unplug it from the AC
outlet immediately.
•• Do not install the USB AC adaptor in a confined
space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
On placement
•• Do not set the unit in an inclined position.
•• Do not leave the unit in a location near heat
sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, moisture, rain or mechanical
•• Do not use or leave the system in a car.
•• Do not use the system in a sauna.
On operation
•• Do not insert any small objects, etc., into the
jacks or ventilation hole on the rear of the unit.
The unit may short out or malfunction.
On cleaning
•• Do not use alcohol, benzine, or thinner to clean
the cabinet.
•• If you have any questions or problems
concerning this unit that are not covered in this
document, please consult your nearest Sony
•• When disposing of or giving away this unit, make
sure to initialize it to reset all settings to the
factory defaults. For details, see the Help Guide.
Notice on GNU GPL/LGPL applied
This product contains software that is subject to
the following GNU General Public License
(hereinafter referred to as “GPL”) or GNU Lesser
General Public License (hereinafter referred to
as “LGPL”). These establish that customers have
the right to acquire, modify, and redistribute the
source code of said software in accordance with
the terms of the GPL or LGPL supplied. The
source code for the above-listed software is
available on the Web.
To download, please access the following URL
then select the model name “SRS-HG10”.
Please note that Sony cannot answer or
respond to any inquiries regarding the content
of the source code.
Notes on the update
If you use this unit while connected to the
Internet via a Wi-Fi network, the unit can update
to the latest software automatically.
By updating the software, new features will be
added enabling you to experience more
convenient and stable use.
If you do not want to automatically update the
software, you can disable this function by using
the “Sony | Music Center” installed on your
However, the software may be updated
automatically for stable use, etc., even if you
disable this function. Also, if you disable this
function, you can still update the software
For details about how to set and operate, refer
to the Help Guide.
The unit may not be operational while updating.
Disclaimer regarding services offered
by third parties
Services offered by third parties may be
changed, suspended, or terminated without
prior notice. Sony does not bear any
responsibility in these sorts of situations.
• 火災や感電の危険をさけるために、
本機及びUSB ACアダ
本機及びUSB ACアダプターの上に花
USB ACアダプターは防水仕様ではありません。
• 本機及びUSB ACアダプターを、
• USB ACアダプターを本棚や組み込み式キャビネットなど
• 火のそばや直射日光の当たるところ・炎天下の車中など、
• USB ACアダプターは容易に手が届くような電源コンセン
• 付属のUSB ACアダプター及び電源コードセットは、
• 直射日光が長時間当たる場所や、
• 本機に新聞紙、
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