2.4GHz Digital
Wireless HD Headphones™
T R U E
2.1 Sound
Owner’s Manual
AWD210
Important Information
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or
back). No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service
personnel.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or
moisture. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing. No objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the user’s
authority to operate it.
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
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
RF Exposure Warning: This equipment complies with FCC RF exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. The equipment must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter.
Industry Canada Regulatory Information
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
The user is cautioned that this device should be used only as specified within this manual to meet RF
exposure requirements. Use of this device in a manner inconsistent with this manual could lead to
excessive RF exposure conditions.
Important Safety Instructions
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
9. Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
10. Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
11. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it
here and record the model number in case you need it. These numbers are located on the product.
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Table of Contents
Introduction................................................................ 1
Features....................................................................... 1
Getting Started............................................................ 2
Headphone Buttons & Indicators................................ 5
Transmitter Jacks & Controls....................................... 5
Using your Headphones............................................... 6
Troubleshooting.......................................................... 8
Specifications............................................................... 9
12 Month Limited Warranty....................................... 9
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the 2.4GHz Wireless HD Headphones with
True 2.1 Sound. The AWD210 uses the latest in wireless transmission, 2.4GHz
digital technology, that lets you enjoy crystal clear, uncompressed digital audio up
to 100 feet away from the transmitter. The headphones also offer a true 2.1 stereo
listening experience, with a patented dual-speaker design in each ear cup. The
headphones' compact design and comfortable ear cups let you enjoy music and
TV sound just about anywhere inside or outside your home. Easy, push-button
pairing makes it simple to get started, wirelessly.
This manual covers various connection options and detailed operating
instructions for setup and use of the AR wireless headphones. If, after having
reviewed the instructions, you have any questions, please call toll-free
1-800-732-6866 or visit www.araccessories.com.
Features
2.4GHz Digital technology lets you enjoy crystal clear audio wirelessly up to 100
feet away from the transmitter, with no line-of-sight limitations*
True 2.1 stereo, with patented dual-speaker design in each cup
Convenient power, volume and tuning controls located on headphones
Easy pairing of transmitter and headphones
*Range may vary according to environment.
Getting Started
Supplied Accessories
This headphone system includes accessories that enable you to use your wireless
headphone set in a number of ways.
2.4GHz wireless transmitter
Stereo cable (3.5 mm jacks)
Wireless headphones
AAA batteries
Stereo Y adapter cable
(RCA/3.5 mm jack)
AC power adapter
Charging the Headset
Before using your headphones for the first time, charge them for 3.5 hours using
the supplied AC power adapter.
To charge the headset unit:
1.Plug the smaller end of the AC adapter into the
power jack on the bottom of the left headphone.
2.Plug the other end of the AC adapter into a wall
outlet.
Important: This power unit is intended to be correctly
oriented in a vertical or floor mount position.
While the headphones are charging, the LED on
the left headphone remains red. This LED and the
headphones turn off when the headphones are fully
charged.
Hooking Up the Transmitter
The 2.4GHz wireless transmitter works with a wide variety of audio sources, from
portable MP3 players to A/V receivers to DVD players or gaming systems. The
way you hook it up depends on the kind of output you want to use on your audio
source.
Transmitter (back panel)
LINE IN
DC IN
LINK
ON/OFF
Connecting to a 3.5mm mini-jack output
1.Plug the 3.5mm cable into the headphone jack on
your audio source.
2.Connect the other end of the 3.5mm cable to the
LINE IN jack on the transmitter's back panel.
3.5mm
cable
MP3 player/
CD player
Transmitter (back panel)
LINE IN
DC IN
LINK
ON/OFF
3.5mm
cable
Y adapter
cable
Connecting to stereo RCA outputs
1.Connect the red and white plugs of the stereo Y
adapter cable to the audio source's line out jacks—
make sure you match the plug colors with the jack
colors (red to red, white to white).
2.Connect the other end of the stereo Y adapter cable
to the 3.5mm cable.
3.Connect the other end of the 3.5mm cable to the
LINE IN jack on the transmitter's back panel.
RCA stereo output jacks
Powering the Transmitter
The 2.4GHz wireless transmitter runs on regular AC power or on 3 AAA batteries
(included), so you can plug it in or install the batteries and take it with you. The
choice is yours.
Transmitter (back panel)
LINE IN
DC IN
LINK
ON/OFF
AC
power
adapter
Transmitter (bottom)
To plug in the transmitter:
1.Connect the AC power adapter to the DC IN power
supply jack on the transmitter's back panel.
2.Plug the adapter into an electrical outlet.
Important: This power unit is intended to be correctly
oriented in a vertical or floor mount position.
To install batteries in the transmitter:
1.Locate the battery compartment on the bottom of
the transmitter. Push the compartment door in the
direction of the arrow to open the compartment.
2.Insert the three AAA batteries provided. The
compartment is marked to show how the batteries
should be oriented. Make sure to follow these
markings, with the + and – ends in the correct
positions.
3.Replace the battery compartment cover.
Important: Do not mix batteries with different chemistry
types (for example, a zinc battery with an alkaline battery).
Do not mix new and used batteries. Do not leave batteries
installed in the product when not in use for long periods.
Always remove old, weak or worn-out batteries promptly
and recycle or dispose of them in accordance with Local and
National Regulations.
Note: The transmitter does not recharge batteries.
Headphone Buttons & Indicators
Left headphone (side view)
LED indicates
charging (red) and
communication with
transmitter (blue)
Volume up/down
buttons increase
or decrease the
headphone volume
link button tunes the
headphones to the
transmitter
Power button
turns the
headphones on
and off
Transmitter Jacks & Controls
Transmitter (back panel)
LINE IN jack connects
to your audio source
LINE IN
DC IN
DC IN jack
connects to
the AC power
adapter
LINK
ON/OFF
ON/OFF switch
turns the transmitter
on and off
LINK button
tunes the
transmitter and
headphones
Using your Headphones
LINE IN
DC IN
LINK
ON/OFF
1.Move the ON/OFF switch on the back of the
transmitter to the ON position to turn the
transmitter on.
2.Press the power button on the left headphone to
turn the headphones on.
power
button
3.Switch on the audio source (TV, DVD, CD player, etc.) to which the transmitter
is connected. If your audio source is a DVD or CD player, start a disc.
4.Simultaneously press the link buttons on the headphones and on the back of the
transmitter. The headphones and transmitter lock onto each other for wireless
transmission. The LED on the headphones flashes while the devices are tuning;
it stays on once the devices are tuned.
5.Adjust the volume using the volume up and down buttons on the left earphone.
Turning the Headphones Off
To turn the headphones off: Press and hold the
power button on the headphones for 2 seconds. Don't
forget to switch off the transmitter too!
power
button
To make sure that your headphones are ready to use
at all times, plug them in when you're not using them
so that they can recharge.
Resetting the Headphones
Reset
button
If you ever want to return the headphones to their
factory presets, simply reset the headphones by
triggering the reset button on the left headphone with
a paper clip.
Important Note About Audio Outputs
If possible, use a fixed-level (or line-level) audio output from your audio source.
This kind of output provides a consistent level of audio that doesn’t change when
you adjust the source’s volume control.
Fixed-level audio outputs from stereo receivers/amps are typically designated as
tape or VCR audio output connections, sometimes marked on the component as
‘TAPE OUTPUT,’ ‘TAPE OUT,’ ‘TAPE REC, or ‘TAPE RECORD or REC OUT.’
Fixed-level outputs from TVs are usually marked as ‘Constant,’ ‘Fixed,’ or ‘Select.’
If they are not marked as such, they are probably variable outputs (see “About
Variable-Level Audio Outputs” below). Outputs from DVD players are almost
always fixed.
Important: Jacks labeled CD, DVD/DVR, PHONO, or tape playback (PB) are INPUTS
and will not work with the transmitter.
About Variable-Level Audio Outputs
A variable-level output, such as a headphone jack or certain RCA-type outputs,
provides an audio signal that changes with the volume level set on the audio
source. As the volume of the audio source is adjusted up and down, so is the
audio signal strength sent to the transmitter. This can affect the quality of sound
generated by the headphones, and may require an adjustment of the volume level
of the audio source to produce a signal strong enough for the transmitter.
Hints:
• On most bookshelf-type or compact stereo systems, inserting a headphone plug into the
headphone jack results in automatic cutoff of the regular, or hard-wired speakers.
• Most TVs, regardless of age or price, have variable outputs. If you are unsure which
of your TV audio outputs is fixed, refer to the TV instruction manual. Some TVs have
outputs that can switch between variable and fixed. When given a choice, fixed is always
recommended.
Listen safely!
Enjoy your headphones at a safe volume. Avoid or limit the amount of time you
listen at higher volumes—permanent hearing loss may occur if the headphone is
used at too high a volume. If you experience a ringing in your ears, or your own
voice and other sounds seem muffled, stop using the headphones and consult a
hearing professional.
Battery life
Due to the chemistry of the headphones’ rechargeable battery, required charging
time may increase while the actual capacity of the battery may decrease. If you
have any questions regarding the replacement of the built-in battery, please call
toll-free 1-800-732-6866 or visit www.araccessories.com.
Troubleshooting
The following troubleshooting guide takes you through some of the more common
problems associated with the installation and/or operation of a wireless system. If
the problem persists, please call toll-free 1-800-732-6866 or visit
www.araccessories.com.
Issue:
Cause and solution:
No sound
• If you’re using the transmitter with the AC power adapter, make sure it is fully
inserted into the wall outlet and the power cord from the AC adapter is firmly
connected to the transmitter power input jack.
• If you’re using the transmitter with batteries, check to see that the batteries are
fresh and inserted with correct polarity (+, –). Try replacing the batteries if you
think they’ve run out of power.
• Check that the audio source component (stereo, TV, etc.) is turned on and
transmitting sound as it normally should. If you’re using a PC or DVD player,
make sure you’ve selected the correct audio output and that the sound is not
muted.
• Confirm that the headphones are turned on (the LED is blue) and tuned to the
transmitter. If the LED on the left headphone is flashing blue, the headphones
are not tuned to the transmitter. Press the link key on the headphones and on the
transmitter’s back panel to tune the headphones.
• Check that the headphone volume is turned up.
• If you’re using a variable output audio source (like a headphone jack or variable
output on a TV set), make sure the source component’s volume is set high
enough for the transmitter to detect.
• If you are using a Tape 2 Monitor output from your receiver/amp as the audio
output, check that you have pressed the Tape Monitor/Tape 2 button on the
front of the receiver. This will turn on the Tape 2 outputs, which may not have
been active.
Interrupted
sound
• Move closer to the transmitter with the headphones on. Sending the signal
through certain materials, such as glass, tile, and metal, can decrease the effective
transmitting distance of the system.
• When using battery power in the transmitter, make sure the batteries are fresh
and replace if necessary. Plug in the transmitter using the AC power adapter if
there’s an outlet available.
LEDs fail to
light up
• Make sure the headphones are charged and that the transmitter is properly
connected to the audio source. Then, move the headphones close to the
transmitter and press the headphone power button again.
Headphones
shut off
automatically
• Check the LED on the left headphone. If it’s blinking, you’ve lost the
transmitter’s signal. Move closer to the transmitter. If you don’t see the LED, the
headphones’ rechargeable battery needs to be recharged. Use the AC adapter to
recharge the headphones.
The headphones can be reset as well. If you experience persistent problems with
the headphones, see page 6 for reset instructions.
Specifications
Transmitter
Omni-directional 2.4GHz digital broadcast
Effective transmitting range: up to 100ft. (30m)*
Audio input: 3.5mm stereo jack
Runs on 3 AAA batteries or UL-listed AC power adapter
HD Headphones
Easy, one-button pairing to 2.4GHz digital transmitter
Patented dual-speaker design in each earcup:
30mm Neodymium drivers for left/right channels
40mm Neodymium drivers for subwoofers
Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz
Distortion (THD): ≤0.1%
Uncompressed CD-quality audio
Battery type: Lithium polymer
Battery life: Up to 12 hours between charges
*Maximum range; results may vary according to environment.
12 Month Limited Warranty
Audiovox Electronics Corporation (the “Company”) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that should
this product or any part thereof, under normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship
within 12 months from the date of original purchase, such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced (at the Company’s option)
without charge for parts and repair labor. To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product
along with any accessories included in the original packaging is to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g.
dated bill of sale), specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the Company at the address shown below. Do not
return this product to the Retailer.
This Warranty is not transferable and does not cover product purchased, serviced or used outside the United States or
Canada. The warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or noise, to costs incurred for the
installation, removal or reinstallation of the product. The warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which,
in the opinion of the company, has suffered or been damaged through alteration, improper installation, mishandling,
misuse, neglect, accident or exposure to moisture. This warranty does not apply to damage caused by an AC adapter not
provided with the product, or by leaving non-rechargeable batteries in the product while plugged into an AC outlet.
THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE
PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE
LIMITED TO DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER,
INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY, MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 24 MONTHS FROM THE
DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL
OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. No person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company
any liability other than expressed herein in connection with the sale of this product. Some states/provinces do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage so
the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also
have other rights which vary from state/province to state/province.
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