EN Bluetooth stereo headset
Table of contents
1 Important 1.1 Hearing safety 1.2 Electric-, Magnetic- and Electromagnetic
Fields (“EMF”) 1.3 General maintenance 1.4 Remove the integrated battery
1.5 Notice for USA 1.6 Notice for Canada 1.7 Trademarks 3
2 7
in the box
3 What else
4 What you can do with your headset 7
5 Overview of your Bluetooth stereo headset 8
6 Get started 9
6.1 Charge your headset 9
6.2 Pair your headset with your mobile phone 9
7 7.1
7.4 Using your
Bluetooth stereo headset Connecting to your mobile phone Automatic power saving Operating your headset Wearing your
Bluetooth stereo headset
8 8.1
Using more of your
Bluetooth stereo headset
Learn about the battery status
Learn about simultaneous use for
voice and audio
Learn about FullSound 14
9 Technical data
10 Frequently asked questions
1.1 Hearing safety
To avoid hearing damage limit the time you use
the headphones at high volume and set the
volume to a safe level. The louder the volume
the shorter is the safe listening time.
Be sure to observe the following
guidelines when using your headphones.
• Listen at reasonable volumes for reasonable
periods of time.
• Be careful not to adjust the volume
continuously upwards as your hearing adapts.
• Do not turn up the volume so high that you
can’t hear what’s around you.
• You should use caution or temporarily
discontinue use in potentially hazardous
• Using this headset with both ears covered
while driving is not recommended and may
be illegal in some areas while driving.
• For your safety avoid distractions from
music or phone calls while in traffic or other
potentially dangerous environments.
1.2 Electric-, Magnetic- and
Electromagnetic Fields ( EMF )
1 Philips Electronics manufactures and sells
many products targeted at consumers, which,
like any electronic apparatus, in general
have the ability to emit and receive electromagnetic signals.
2 One of Philips leading Business Principles
is to take all necessary health and safety
measures for our products, to comply with
all applicable legal requirements and to stay
well within the EMF standards applicable at
the time of producing the products.
3 Philips is committed to develop, produce
and market products that cause no adverse
health effects.
4 Philips confirms that if its products are
handled properly for their intended use,
they are safe to use according to scientific
evidence available today.
5 Philips plays an active role in the
development of international EMF and safety
standards, enabling Philips to anticipate
further developments in standardization for
early integration in its products.
1 Important
1.3 General maintenance
1.4 Remove the integrated battery
To avoid damage or malfunction:
• Do not expose the headset to excessive heat.
• Do not drop your headset.
• Do not allow your headset to be submerged
in water.
• Do not use any cleaning agents containing
alcohol, ammonia, benzene, or abrasives.
If cleaning is required use a soft cloth, if
necessary dampened with a minimum amount
of water or diluted mild soap, to clean the
If in your country there is no collection /
recycling system for electronic products you
can protect the environment by removing
and recycling the battery before disposing the
headset. Please take the battery to a battery
collection and recycling location.
About operating and storage
• Do not operate or store in a place where
temperature is below -15ºC (5ºF) or above
55ºC (131ºF) as this may shorten your
battery life.
You can remove the battery by completing the
following steps.
1 Tear off the ear cushion of the left earshell.
2 Remove the screws that hold the earshell in
3 Open the housing.
4 Cut the battery wires.
5 Remove the battery.
Removing the battery will destroy the product.
Make sure the headset is disconnected from the
power adapter before removing the battery.
The battery is inside
the left earshell
2. Removethe 3. Openthe 4. Removethe
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
Changes or modifications made to this
equipment not expressly approved by Philips
may void the FCC authorization to operate this
FCC / IC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC / IC
radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. End users must
follow the specific operating instructions for
satisfying RF exposure compliance.
This transmitter must not be co-located or
operating in conjunction with any other antenna
or transmitter.
Address for Philips accessories service
Philips accessories and computer peripherals
NJ 07852 USA
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
1.5 Notice for USA
1.6 Notice for Canada
Operation is subject to the following two
1 This device may not cause interference and
2 This device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device. The term
“IC:” before the certification / registration
number only signifies that registration
was performed based on a Declaration of
Conformity indicating that Industry Canada
technical specifications were met. It does
not imply that Industry Canada approved the
1.7 Trademarks
Trademarks are the property of Koninklijke
Philips Electronics N.V. or their respective
owners. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are
owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use
of such marks by Koninklijke Philips Electronics
N.V. is under license.
Bluetooth headset
2 What’s in the box:
Quick Start Guide
CD with user manual
3 What else you’ll need:
4 What you can do with A mobile phone that is capable of Bluetooth
stereo streaming, i.e. that is compatible with the
Bluetooth A2DP profile.
your headset
Other devices (Notebooks, PDA’s, Bluetooth
adapters, MP3 players etc.) are also compatible if
they share the Bluetooth profiles supported by
the headset. These profiles are:
With your Philips headset you can:
• Lead wireless hands-free conversations
• Wirelessly listen to music
• Wirelessly control music
• Switch between calls and music
For wireless handsfree communication:
• The Bluetooth headset profile (HSP) or the
Bluetooth Handsfree profile (HFP).
For wireless stereo listening:
• The Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution
profile (A2DP).
For wireless music control:
• The Bluetooth Audio Video Remote Control
profile (AVRCP).
The headset features Bluetooth Version 2.0,
but will also work with devices featuring other
Bluetooth versions that support the profiles
5 Overview of your Bluetooth stereo headset
6.1 Charge your headset
Before you use your headset for the first time,
charge the battery for 6 hours for optimum
battery capacity and lifetime.
Use only the original charger (5V, 500mA). Using
another charger may damage or destroy your
Plug the charger into the power outlet and
connect the charger cable to the headsets
charging socket.
Finish your call before charging the headset, as
connecting the headset for charging will cut an
ongoing call.
6.2 Pair your headset with your mobile
Your Bluetooth stereo headset must be paired
to your mobile phone before connecting and
using it for the first time with your phone.
“Pairing” will establish a unique encrypted link
between your mobile phone and your headset.
Pairing has to be done
• before using your headset with your mobile
phone for the very first time, or
• after pairing more than two Bluetooth
devices with your headset. Your headset can
store up to two paired devices in its memory,
if you pair more than two devices the oldest
paired device is overwritten.
• “Pairing” is different from “connecting” as
pairing typically only has to be done once,
whereas the phone and headset need to
“connect” every time one of the two devices
was turned off or out of range.
During recharging the LED indicator will show
a red light. The LED will turn off once charging
is complete. Typically a full charge will take
four hours.You can operate the headset during
You can save energy and protect the
environment by unplugging the charger after
charging is complete.
6 Get started
To pair your headset with your mobile
Make sure the headset is charged, your mobile
phone is turned on and its Bluetooth feature is
enabled. Check your phones user guide to learn
how to turn on Bluetooth on your phone.
1 With the headset turned off, press
until the LED starts blinking red and blue
alternately. The headset will remain in
“pairing mode” for 5 minutes.
2 Pairing typically involves a few simple steps
outlined below, please check your phones
user guide for details.
3 Access a menu on your mobile phone
typically called “Setup”, “Settings”,
“Bluetooth” or “Connectivity”. Select the
option to discover or search for Bluetooth
devices. After a few seconds your phone
should indicate that it has found the “Philips
4 Upon selecting the “Philips SHB6110” on
your mobile phone typically you will need
to confirm the pairing and enter a passcode.
Please enter the headsets passcode “0000” (four zeros).
After successful pairing, the headset will connect
to the mobile phone.You will hear a long beep
to confirm successful pairing and the headsets
LED will change from flashing red/blue to
periodically flashing blue every three seconds.
7 Using
stereo headset
7.1 Connecting to your mobile phone
Turn on the headset by pressing until the LED
lights up. Once turned on the headset will reconnect automatically to the last device it was
connected with. If the last connected device is
not available the headset tries to reconnect to
the penultimate device that was connected to
the headset.
If you turn the mobile phone or its Bluetooth
feature on after turning on the headset connect
the headset from your mobile phones Bluetooth
7.2 Automatic power saving
If your headset cannot find any Bluetooth device
to connect to in range within five minutes it will
automatically power down to save battery life.
7.3 Operating your headset
To control the headset you
tap, hold and double tap the
headsets buttons. A “tap”,
“hold” and “double tap”
differs in the duration and
speed of the button press.
The table below shows how to operate your headset:
In order to:
Do this:
Enter pairing mode
Press until the LED starts
blinking red / blue alternately
Press for 2 seconds
Turn headset on
Turn headset off
Play / Pause music
Stop music
Skip Fwd/Bwd
FullSound on / off
Hold for min. 4 sec
Hold and
for 4 sec.
Adjust volume
Tap VOL- or VOL+
Pick up a call / End a call
Pick up a 2nd call / put other call Tap
on hold / switch back*
Reject a call
Redial the last number
Double tap
Activate voice dialing*
Hold until “beep” sound
Mute Mic
Double tap (during call)
Transfer call to phone*
Other status indicators:
Connected to Bluetooth device
(while in standby or while
listening to music)
Ready for pairing
Sound and LED indicator
Alternating red/blue flash
• 3x red flash: battery is low.
• 2x red flash: > 25% of
charge remaining.
• 1x blue flash: > 50% of
charge remaining.
One long beep
One short beep: On
Two short beeps: Off
One long beep
Two short beeps
One short beep
Short beep every five
seconds until mute is turned
One short beep
Blue light flashes every 3 seconds.
In pairing mode, LED flashes continuously alternating red and
On but not connected
Blue light flashing fast.
In call
While call is ringing, blue light flashes fast (twice per second).
After call pick up, slows down to once per second.
Low battery
LED will flash red instead of blue. A short double beep will
be heard every minute with five minutes or less of talk time
* Available if supported by your mobile phone
7.4 Wearing your Bluetooth stereo headset
The OptiFit neckband
features an ergonomically
optimized hinge, carefully
placed in the center of
the ear shell for optimum
wearing comfort. This
optimized fit also results in
ideal sound performance
due to perfect speaker
placement over your ear
To personalize the fit
of your headset set the
ear loops to the largest
position marked with
. Pick up the headset
with both hands with the
microphone facing forward
and lower the headset on
your ears. While wearing
the headset personalize the
fit by moving the ear loop
adjustment markers up
and down to the position
optimal for you.
8 Using more of your
Bluetooth stereo headset
8.1 Learn about the battery status
Immediately after turning the headset on, the
LED will indicate the battery status.
LED behaviour
Battery status
3x red blinking
Less than 25% battery
2x red blinking
Less than 50% of charge
1x blue blinking
50% or more of charge
The LED will continuously flash red with about 5
minutes of talk time remaining.You will also hear
two short beeps every minute to remind you to
end the call or transfer it to your phone before
the battery runs out.
8.2 Learn about simultaneous use for
voice and audio
Your Bluetooth stereo headset can connect to
• one Bluetooth audio device (supporting the
A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profile) and
• one Bluetooth communication device
(supporting HFP or HSP Bluetooth profile) at
the same time.
Therefore you can connect your Bluetooth
stereo headset.
• with a Bluetooth stereo enabled phone to
both listen to music and lead calls, or
• with a Bluetooth phone that does not
support Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) to lead
calls and at the same time to a Bluetooth
audio device (Bluetooth enabled MP3 player,
Bluetooth audio adapter etc.) to listen to
music. Make sure to pair the phone first
with your Bluetooth headset, then turn both
the phone and headset off to then pair the
Bluetooth audio device.
With the SwitchStream feature you can listen to
music and monitor your calls at the same time.
Even while listening to music, you will hear a ring
tone when receiving a call and can switch to the
call simply by tapping the button.
8.3 Learn about FullSound
FullSound is a smart digital sound enhancement
algorithm, which runs on a powerful processor
inside your Bluetooth headset.
It restores and enhances bass, treble, stereo
effects and dynamics of compressed music
and leads to a more natural, “real life” sound
experience based on years of acoustic research
and tuning.
The FullSound feature decreases music playing
time by less than 10% if activated. The feature
is activated when you buy the product, to
turn FullSound off or on hold and
simultaneously for 4 seconds.You will hear one
short beep after turning FullSound on, and two
short beeps after turning FullSound off.
9 Technical data
Up to 14 hours of playtime or talk time
Up to 300 hours of standby time
Typical time for a full charge: 3.5 hours
Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Bluetooth stereo
support (A2DP – Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile, AVRCP – Audio Video
Remote Control Profile), Bluetooth mono
support (HSP – Headset Profile, HFP
– Hands-Free Profile)
FullSound digital sound enhancement
OptiFit ergonomic design
Operating range up to 10 meters (33 feet)
Specifications are subject to change without
10 Frequently asked questions
Bluetooth headset does not switch on.
Battery is very low.
Charge your Bluetooth headset.
No connection to mobile phone.
Bluetooth disabled.
Enable Bluetooth on your mobile phone and turn
the headset on after turning on the phone.
Mobile phone cannot find headset
• The headset may be connected to another
previously paired device
Turn the currently connected device off or
move it out of range.
• Pairings may have been reset or headset has
been previously paired with other device.
Start the pairing process as described in this
user manual.
Audio quality when streaming from phone
is very low or audio streaming does not
work at all.
Phone may not be A2DP compatible and only
support (mono) HSP/HFP.
Check your phones compatibility.
Audio quality is poor and crackling noises
can be heard.
Bluetooth audio source is out of range.
Reduce the distance between the headset and
the Bluetooth audio source, or remove obstacles
between them.
I hear but cannot control the music on my
device (e.g. skip forward / backward).
Bluetooth audio source does not support
Check the user manual of your audio source.
Please visit for
Redialing does not work.
Your mobile phone may not support this feature. additional support.
Voice dialing does not work.
Your mobile phone may not support this feature.
The headset is connected to a Bluetooth
stereo enabled phone, but music will play
on the phone s speaker only.
Phone may have option to listen to music via
speaker or headset.
Check your phones user guide on how to transfer
the music to the headset.
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