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X5

How do I pair the X5?

Turn the X5 on by pressing the power button for 1.5 seconds, the X5 will announce “Bluetooth” and the screen will show "BLUE" to show the X5 is in pairing mode. On your phone or source device search for and select the BlueAnt X5.

How long is the play time on the X5?

  • The X5 has a play time of around 20 hours at 50% volume.
  • When used at 100% volume the play time is 5-6 hours.
  • To use the X5 at 100% volume for long periods, please use the supplied rapid charger.
  • Battery life will vary based on type of music, level of bass and environmental factors.
  • 4 lights - Battery fully charged.

How long does it take to charge the X5?

The X5 takes about 4 hrs to charge using the supplied rapid charger.

What do the 4 lights on the top of the X5 mean?

These show the battery level remaining in the X5, 25% charge per light..

How do I use the built-in Powerbank on my X5?

Simply plug USB your cable into the powerbank port on the top of your X5, then plug the other end into your phone.

The X5 provides a 5V1A output.

How do I change the volume on the X5?

Turn the volume dial on the top of the X5 clockwise to increase volume and anti-clockwise to reduce volume..

Every time you power on the X5 the volume defaults back to 25%.

How do I skip tracks on the X5?

Click the skip forward button to skip forward a track.

Click the skip backward button to skip backward a track.

What is the Bass Boost Button on the X5?

Increase the intensity of the Bass with the Bass Boost Button.
Simply press it to feel the bass.
Press the button again to return to Standard EQ.

Every time the X5 powers on it will default to Standard EQ.

How do I control the LEDs on the X5?

Simply press the LED button to switch between light modes or to toggle the LED off.

How many devices can the X5 connect to at the same time?

The X5 connects to one source device at a time.


How do I disconnect my X5 to change source device?

Press and hold the Bluetooth button for 1.5 seconds and the X5 will announce “disconnected”, then you can connect your other device.

How do I use the X5 with an AUX cable?

  • Press the AUX Mode button on the top to switch to AUX mode, the screen will display "LINE".
  • Please ensure you have plugged in the AUX cable.
  • When using AUX cable the speaker can only control the speaker volume and not the source volume or tracks.
  • When you unplug the AUX cable the X5 will default back to Bluetooth mode.

How do I use the X5 with an USB disk?

  • Put your music onto your USB disk and then insert the USB disk into the X5’s USB slot. The screen will display "USB".
  • The X5 supports FAT 32 format and the music files can be MP3, WAV, APE or FLAC.
  • USB disks upto 32GB are supported.
  • To change to USB disk mode please press the USB Mode button on the top.
  • The X5 will remember which track was played last and start form there.
  • When you unplug the USB disk the X5 will default back to Bluetooth mode.

How do I use the USB loop mode?

  • When playing back music from a USB disk simply press the USB loop mode button to play the current song continuously..
  • The screen will display ONE.
  • Press the Loop mode button again to repeat all songs on the USB disk.
    This means playback will start from the first song again when it reaches the end of the last song.
  • The screen will display ALL.

How do I change back to Bluetooth mode on the X5?

Press the Bluetooth button on the top of the X5 to switch back to Bluetooth mode.
the screen will display "BLUE".

How to change the microphone volume on the X5?

There are two microphone inputs and two sets of volume controls on the X5.

To change microphone input one the top set of microphone volume controls are used.

To change the volume of microphone input two the second set of microphone volume controls are used.

How to change the echo on the microphones on the X5?

Below the microphone volume controls are the echo controls. to increase the echo go up and to decrease the echo go down.

What is Duo Mode?

DUO mode allows you to connect two X5 speakers together for a wide stereo soundstage.

DUO mode only works when using Bluetooth as the source of the music.

How do I pair the X5 in DUO mode?

To connect two X5 together please follow these instructions:

  • Power on the first speaker.
  • Press and hold the DUO mode button for 4 seconds. The speaker will announce "Duo mode pairing" and the screen will flash "DUO".
  • Power on the second speaker.
  • Press and hold the DUO mode button for 4 seconds. The speaker will announce "Duo mode pairing" and the screen will flash "DUO".
  • Please wait until one speaker says "DUO mode connected".
  • This may take up to one minute. The speakers are now connected to each other.
  • The speaker that says "DUO mode connected" is the master speaker, this is the speaker you should pair with your phone.
  • The word "DUO" will stay solid on the screens.

When in DUO mode:

  • the speaker volume and Bass boost are synchronized between the speakers
  • either speaker can be used to control the music or LEDs.
  • Microphone volume controls are independent on each speaker.
  • When you power off one speaker both will power off.
  • When powering speakers on, they power on independently.

How do I disconnect the X5 in DUO mode?

  • To disconnect two X5 in DUO mode press and hold the DUO mode button on one of the speakers for 4 seconds.
  • The speaker will announce "DUO mode disconnected".
  • The speakers will reconnect the next time they are both powered on.
  • To stop the speakers from reconnecting please use the DUO mode clearing procedure below.

How do I clear DUO mode on the X5?

  • To clear DUO mode on the X5 please press and hold DUO mode button on one of the speakers for 8 seconds.
  • The speaker will announce "DUO mode cleared".
  • The speakers will not reconnect the next time they are both powered on and will need to have paired again with the DUO mode pairing process.

How do I get even more bass from the X5?

If maximum bass is your thing, try these tips to speaker placement indoors.

  • When the X5 speaker is placed on the floor (assuming no walls close by), the floor reinforces the bass (+6dB)
  • When the X5 speaker is sitting on the floor near a wall, the floor and wall reinforces the bass (+12dB)
  • Putting the X5 in a corner give maximum bass reinforcement (+18dB)
  • Pair two X5 speakers together and place them in the corners of a room for out of this world bass.

How many drivers does the X5 have?

The X5 has one Tweeter, one Woofer and a Bass Invertor.

How many Watts is the X5?

The X5 is 60 Watts.

What Bluetooth version is the X5?

The X5 is Bluetooth version 5.0.

What is the range of the X5?

This depends on interference and the source device but it is possible to have a 30 metre range.

Can I use my X5 with my computer or laptop?

  • To use the X5 via Bluetooth with your computer or laptop your computer must support A2DP for music playback.
  • To check what is supported on your computer please check with your computer or laptop manufacturer.
  • When using your X5 via AUX cable only playback is supported.
  • Control of the music is done on your computer.
  • Volume on the speaker only controls the speaker and not the source volume.