Onn Soundbar User Manual


Onn Soundbar User Manual

What’s in the Box?

Check to make sure you have everything below:

  1. Main unit
  2. Subwoofer
  3. Satellite Speaker x 2
  4. RCA to RCA Cable x 2
  5. Remote Control
  6. Power Cord x 2
  7. AUX Cable x 1
  8. HDMI Cable x 1
  9. Optical Cable x 1
  10. QSG x 1
  11. User manual x 1


Get to Know Your 36” 5.1 SOUNDBAR

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  1. LED Indicator
    • Red when the unit is in STANDBY mode.
    • Lights up yellow in AUX mode.
    • Lights up green in OPTICAL mode.
    • Lights up blue in BLUETOOTH mode.
    • Lights white in HDMI(ARC)mode.
    • Lights up orange in HDMI IN mode
  2. Remote Control Sensor
  3. HDMI IN Port
  4. HDMI ARC Port
  5. OPTICAL Port
  6. AUX IN Port
  7. AC IN Port
  8. Button Switches the unit between ON and STANDBY modes
  9. SOURCE Button Selects the input source
  10. VOL- Button Decreases the volume
  11. VOL+ Button increases the volume

Remote Control Overview


Using the HDMI IN or HDMI ARC connection

  • Use a HDMI cable (included) to connect the TV’s HDMI OUT Port to the soundbar’s HDMI IN Port.
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  • HDMI cable (included) length is 1.7m

Please note the soundbar has HDMI CEC function:

  • Use a HDMI to HDMI cable (included) to connect the TV’s HDMI (ARC) port to the soundbar’s HDMI(ARC) port.
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  • HDMI cable (included) length is 1.7m

Using the AUX or Optical Connection

  • Use a 3.5mm to RCA stereo audio cable (not included) to connect the TV’s audio output Port to the soundbar’s AUX IN port.
  • Use a 3.5mm to 3.5mm stereo audio cable (included) to connect the TV’s headphone Port to the soundbar’s AUX IN port.
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  • Use an optical cable (included) to connect the TV’s OPTICAL OUT Port to the soundbar’s OPTICAL Port.

Bluetooth Connection and 5.1 System Connection

Establish Bluetooth connection
When unit powers on, press source button on soundbar or press the Bluetooth key on the remote change to Bluetooth(Bluetooth ID: Onn 36″ 5.1 Soundbar ) mode to enter Bluetooth pairing mode, the blue LED indicator will fast flash, the LED indicator remain solid bright when Bluetooth connected.

Pairing the subwoofer
Pair manually: Long press mute on the remote for 7s, then long press pairing button on subwoofer for 3s, soundbar’s current LED indicator and subwoofer’s mixed-color(mixed by red and blue) LED will quick blink until be paired each other.
After connected, led indicator will remain solid bright.
PS: Subwoofer is paired with soundbar before ex-factory, when power on, they will be connected each other automatically.


Using The Bluetooth Connection

  • Turn on the power, press ( ) on the unit or remote control to switch the unit to ON mode with a prompt tone.
  • Keep the distance of the soundbar and your mobile phone, PC, tablet or other Bluetooth enabled device within 1 mete, The closer, the better.
  • Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your device and that your device is discoverable.
  • Select the Bluetooth mode on the soundbar. -Using the remote control, press the Bluetooth button. The indicator light on the soundbar will be flashing blue. -Alternatively, press the source button on the soundbar until the indicator light is flashing blue.
  • Select the Bluetooth search function on your device. Your device should discover the soundbar which is called “Onn 36″ 5.1 soundbar”.
  • Select pairing mode: -Using the remote control, press and hold the Bluetooth button for 3 seconds until blue indicator light is flashing slowly. -Alternatively, press and hold the source button on the soundbar for 3 seconds until the blue indicator light is flashing slowly.
  • Select the Bluetooth search function on your device. Your device should discover the soundbar which is called “Onn 36” 5.1 soundbar “.
  • Select “Onn 36″ 5.1 soundbar”. your device is paired with the soundbar when the blue indicator light stops flashing and becomes solid.

Connection to the Power Outlet

  • Connect the AC IN port to the power outlet by power cable.
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  • Ensure all audio connections of the unit are connected before connecting to the mains power owlet.

Product Wall Mounting the first step

  • Drill 2 parallel holes ( 98mm each according to well type) in the wall. The distance between the holes should be58ornm.
  • Installation must be carried out by qualified personnel only. Incorrect assembly can result severe personal injury and property damage (If you intend to Install this product yourself, you must check for installations such as electrical wiring and plumbing that may be bunde inside the wall). It is the installer’s responsibility to verify that the wall will safely support the total load of the Soundbar.
  • Additional tools (not included) are required for the installation.
  • Do not overtighten screws.
  • Keep this instruction manual for future reference.
  • Use an electronic stud finder to check the wall type before drilling and mounting.

Product Wall Mounting the secons step


Product Wall Mounting the Third Step

  • Insert 1 screw TA 9.40mm (not included) into each anchor. Be sure to leaves 6mm gal, between the wall and the screw’s head. Lift the unit over the heads of the screws and slot into place


Battery Replacement for the Remote Control the First Step: 

Lift up the back cover to open the battery compartment of the remote control.


Battery Replacement for the Remote Control the Second Step: 

Insert two AAA two batteries. Make sure the (.) and (-) ends alba batteries match the (a) and (-) ends Indicated in the battery compartment.


Battery Replacement for the Remote Control the Third Step: 

Close the battery compartment cover: 


Remote Control Operation Range:

The remote control sensor on the front unit is sensitive to the remote control’s commands up to a maximum of 15′ away and within a maximum of a 60 arc.





Will this work with an 8 tracks player?

I would not know because this item was not even able to be hooked up to my modern hd tv. it did not have the right plug to hook up.

Do you need a hd cable to connect non bluetooth tv?

That’s correct. You’d either need to run an optical cable out of your tv to the optical input on the sound bar, or you could use a headphone auxiliary output (if your tv has it) to the aux input on the speaker.

I have a onn tv 43 in. i was looking at this since same brand but don’t know if it work on mytv there isn’t alot of sound it comes out the bottom

In my opinion I would say get a A surround sound system more than just a sound bar because I don’t think a sound bar but especially this sound bar is going to give you the volume you are looking for and having multiple speakers that a sound system has would be a much better option for you. A sound bar is more of just enhancing the sound but not making the sound crazy loud or anything like that. I hope this helps you on your journey

Does it have bass control?

There are different modes to choose from, but no specific bass controls.

Which is best to use…the optical cable or the hdmi arc?

First off, HDMI ARC (audio return channel) allows for an audio signal from a box (like one provides by DirecTV) to pass to the television, and then back out again to the sound bar or stereo receiver. Standard HDMI connection cannot do this, as it does not support two way audio transmission. Nearly all televisions produced within the last 5 years, and even out to 10 years or longer, if they have HDMI inputs, will have a dedicated HDMI ARC input. It would be labeled as such right next to the television’s input.

Optical cables are made of higher quality materials (glass based fiber optic strands), and as such are shielded from electromagnetic interference, as they transmit sound via light waves. HDMI ARC cables are constructed using copper as their principal material. Copper is susceptible to this kind of interference.

For most people, an optical cable connection will provide an acceptable level of audio quality. Optical provides up to 5.1 support, as does HDMI ARC. However, for cinephiles wanting the best possible A/V experience, HDMI ARC is the way to go, unquestionably. Optical cables don’t support Dolby Digital Plus, True HD, or DTS HD. The HDMI ARC does this beautifully.

HDMI ARC has the added benefit of supporting television volume control from the tv remote, via what is called CEC technology. Once everything is properly set up, and you’re watching the big game, a live broadcast, or a movie, your tv remote can control how loud the sound bar outputs its signal. Optical cable can’t do that.

In most cases, HDMI ARC is the best answer. You’ll still get pretty good sound from optical, and if your A/V equipment is spaced out, requiring longer cables, optical won’t see as much signal degradation; but the HDMI ARC is superior in it supports far more audio formats. And as HDMI eARC becomes the norm with upcoming A/V releases, 7.1 will be supported.

how do you open the remote for the sound bar so you can put batteries in it?

A slide off cover on the back of the remote reveals the battery compartment for 3 AAA batteries.

is the soundbar wall mountable?

Yes, it comes with a small wall mount. (Depending on how you mount, you’ll have to worry about cords being visible, etc.)


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  1. I connected my new Onn 36″ 5.1 soundbar to my Win10 Dell Gaming PC (Inspiron 5676) via bluetooth expecting that I could configure for 5.1. PC is HDMI-connected to TV (ARC) for monitor. Room configuration on Win sound settings only provides Mono or Stereo options for bluetooth soundbar. What am I doing wrong in my setup?


  3. my onn soundbar is not working with the subwoofer how can i fix if? i have try all this,Pairing the subwoofer
    Pair manually: Long press mute on the remote for 7s, then long press pairing button on subwoofer for 3s, soundbar’s current LED indicator and subwoofer’s mixed-color(mixed by red and blue) LED will quick blink until be paired each other.
    After connected, led indicator will remain solid bright.
    PS: Subwoofer is paired with soundbar before ex-factory, when power on, they will be
    connected each other automaticall

    1. I have the same problem my inn soundbar doesn’t connect to the subwoofer and i.tried all this process but instead of saying sub link mine says unlink after a while

  4. My sound bar will not turn up pass 3 when i am watching tv but it works fine when i use the bluetooth can anyone help me out

  5. My sub for my 36” onn sound bar wont work the small speakers play but not the sub cant find anything on how to fix it

  6. I purchased an ONN 36” 5.1 soundbar with subwoofer and 2 small speakers. When plugged in the top input to subwoofer from speaker has a crackle noise. Have tried switching both speakers as well as both cords so I know it’s the subwoofer top input plug. Any ideas on how to fix?

    1. Mine does that when I use the firestick. If I stream directly from the TV apps I do not hear a crackling noise.

  7. I just got the 36 in onn. Soundbar 2.1. When I move the cursor through my TV while on YouTube or even Netflix, it says ‘Talk’ each time a new selection is highlighted, this is very annoying, how do you turn it off?

    1. I’m having the same problem. I have been searching for days and can’t find anything about it. I’m about to return it and get a refund

  8. Sound bar works-woofer works but side speakers don’t. Redid bluetooth between soundbar and woofer. They first worked with initial hookup-but not now.

  9. If you are having no sound and are using the provided optical cable, you need to make sure the small, metal pin is not INSIDE of the plug. If this is the case, there will not be a clear connection and no sound will come through. You may need to use a small object (such as tweezers) to GENTLY bend the pin back toward you so it goes on the outside of the optical plug as you insert it. Only a small amount of pressure is needed to do this.

  10. My onn 36″ 5.1 Sound bar is connected via optical cable to my wall mount TV. My TV is connected via WIFI and not Satelite. My sound bar will work with some channels and not other. For instance, it will not work with Prime Video but will work on the CW channel. How do I make it work on all channels?

  11. my onn soundbar squeaked sounds like a microphone that’s to close to a speaker how can o fix this I already bought new wires still doing it?

      1. I am having the same issue, not sure what you mean by your response. My system is set up to only my Surround sound, not any other speakers. Mine squeaks like its feedback. Through the Small speakers, not the woofer.

  12. I bought the 5,2,1 sound bar and woofer $300.00 would like to find the Co. web site to download the Demo they use at the [email protected] stores it might be stored on a usb stick on their demo set up that makes the sound 3d or go behind & around you as the demo plays. Anybody know where I can get this file? Dish Network doesn’t broadcast movies in Atomas as of yet.

  13. I can’t get my soundbar to connect to my subwoofer. I’ve been trying everything I read online and nothing is working help plz?!?!?!?!

  14. I purchased the 36″ 5.1 surround system. I set it up, the subwoofer & 2 small speakers are working but the surround bar is not. No sound or nothing is coming from it. It has speakers so I imagine sound should come from it. I did what the instructions indicated. Don’t know what I did wrong. I used the HDMI ARC connection.

  15. I have the 36″ 5.1. it automatically goes to standby after like 4 minutes when i leave the room or something. Is there a way to adjust that to a longer time period before it goes to standby?

  16. Bought Oon 5.1 soundbar w/ surround speakers. Using HDMI I connected my PS5 to soundbar, then soundbar to TV. When I’m using headphones the soundbar goes into standby mode and I can’t see the TV and have to turn it back on. Is there a way to disable the automatic standby?

  17. My model 100015717 while listening to music turned off the speakers and the subwoofer I could not get them to work from. New

    Mi modelo 100015717 mientras escuchaba música se apago los altavoces y el subwoofer no he podido hacerlos funcionar de. Nuevo

  18. The woofer was heard the first day I bought it and not the next day, I have been doing what the pairing manual tells me manually and nothing. I am going to have to return it to you.

    El woofer se me oyó el primer día que lo compré y al otro no ,he estado haciendo lo que me dice el manual de emparejamiento manualmente y nada.voy a tener que devolverle

  19. Is there a way to change the EQ settings, Base +/-, Trebel +/- without the remote? I purchased one used from eBay and USPS damaged the box and lost cables and the remote… and won’t honor insurance for their own mistake.

  20. 36 in 5.1 soundbar. All of a sudden only getting amber light when power on. No green light. Was working fine yesterday. Batteries are OK.

  21. My soundbar and subwoofer is not pairing I’ve done the hard pairing and still no connection what am I doing wrong I have it under arc hdmi and nothing

  22. we recently hooked up a 36″ 2.1 Onn soundbar Model 10015716 and cannot adjust the volume. It’s either on (too loud most of the time) or on mute. This is when using the volume + and volume – buttons on both the remote and the soundbar itself. Called customer service and they have no idea what’s what. How can I adjust the sound?

  23. Bought an onn 5.1 36in sound bar with wireless subwoofer and 2 satellite speakers. Had to pair the subwoofer manualy and it worked at first. Some how the subwoofer got unpaired from the 36in 5.1 soundbar. I have tried everything to repair the subwoofer to the36in 5.1 soundbar and nothing works. It says the soundbar and subwoofer will pair automatically when both are turned on this is no true.Does any body know how to solve this problem?The 5.1 surround sound isn’t worth a crap without the subwoofer and 2 satellite speakers working along with the 36in 5.1 soundbar.

  24. Same issue I’m having can’t get soundbar and sub to pair keeps saying unlinked I tried everything.Anyone find a solution please Im bout to take it back I just bought it a month ago

  25. I have unplugged my surround sound to move while I was painting. Now I can’t get my sub woofer to reconnect to my sound bar what do I do have done every thing the manual has told to do?

  26. I have the 5.1 surround system and my subwoofer keeps unlinking with my sound bar. My last one did this in 2 weeks time, this one only took 1 week and it won’t link back to the sound bar…i feel like my money was wasted..these things are trash..can anyone help with this problem? I’ve already tried relinking them and nothing works it just reads unlink when i try to link them back together ..

  27. So I am having a problem with my soundbar and my sub not linking and it’s only been about 2 weeks I’ve tried everything on the Manuel and nothing is working what do I need to do to fix it

  28. Ami the sounbar does not connect to the subwoofer, how can I ask them to connect
    Ami la sounbar no se me conecta al subwoofer cómo le puedo Aser para que se conecten

  29. My subwoofer flashing orange have to keep resetting it. I still have sound before I reset it, after I reset it the little speakers work

  30. I have the bar and sowboofer and I have the problem that it does not connect with the sowboofer and obviously I cannot hear the small speakers that it brings only the bar can be heard, someone who can help me since I have followed all the steps and I get sub link
    Tengo la barra y sowboofer y tengo el problema de q no se conecta con el sowboofer y obvio q no se escucha ni las bocinas pequeñas q trae solo se escucha la barra alguien q me pueda ayudar ya q he seguido todos los pasos y me sale sub link

  31. I have tried manually pairing my subwoofer to the soundbar but will not work. Ps: it worked for less than a month before this issue.

  32. I’m having the same issue. Tried everything to pair it back but nothing just says unlink whatever channel I’m on. Tried calling tech support and was told to take it back to Walmart. That they no longer help with this model number. Complete felt ripped off

  33. I also bought the onn surround sound system sub soundbar and 2 smaller speakers worked great when first hooked up but after a month it stopped working. tried to pair them but nothing works. Walmart will not return it since it’s been past 15-30 days. So what am I supposed to do. I don’t wanna be out of 200$ please help if anyone figures it out.thanks

  34. I can’t get our subwoofer and sound bar to pair up. I have tried a dozen times maybe 2 dozen. I have done exactly what the manual says!! This thing is a POS so don’t buy it.

  35. I installed my36″ 2.1 sound bar with external subwoofer. All paired and functional. The system runs for 10 to 15 min. and automatically shuts down while connected to blue tooth. Can you help me ?

  36. Does anyone know how to change the bass an treble without having the remote an also can you get just the remote?

  37. We have been trying to link our subwoofer to our sound bar Onn 36″ 5.1 Sound system. We have done all the things said to do and keeps saying unlinked. Please tell me what I need to do to fix this problem

  38. So the first day of use subwoofer and externals worked great. Since then, sub woofer will not connect. It was in use 1 DAY. What is the problem that it won’t connect? Shouldn’t be a difficult process. It tried to when following the steps but it won’t and just says “unlink”. Help please

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