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Bose SoundLink
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®
on-ear Bluetooth® headphones
Owner's Guide
Important Safety Instructions
Please read this owner’s guide carefully and ­keep for future reference.
WARNINGS
• DON’T use the headphones at a high volume for any extended period.
-- To avoid hearing damage, use your headphones at a comfortable, moderate volume level.
-- Turn the volume down on your device before placing the headphones in your ears, then turn the volume up
gradually until you reach a comfortable listening level.
• DON’T use your headphones while driving or at any time the inability to hear outside surrounding sounds may
present a danger to yourself or others.
• DO focus on your safety and that of others if you use the headphones while engaging in any activity requiring
your attention, e.g., while riding a bicycle or walking in or near traffic, a construction site or railroad, etc. Remove
the headphones or adjust your volume to ensure you can hear surrounding sounds, including alarms and
warning signals.
• DON’T use mobile phone adapters to connect headphones to airplane seat jacks as this could result in
personal injury such as burns or property damage due to overheating. Remove and disconnect immediately if
you experience a warming sensation or loss of audio.
• DON’T submerge or expose for extended period to water or wear while participating in water sports, i.e.
swimming, waterskiing, surfing, etc.
• DON’T drop, sit on or allow the headphones to be immersed in water.
• DON’T expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects filled with liquids such as
vases, on or near the apparatus. As with any electronic products, use care not to spill liquids into any part of the
system. Exposure to liquids may create a failure and/or fire hazard.
• DON’T place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on or near the product.
• The battery pack shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
• In the event of a battery 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 advice.
• 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 instructions.
• Removal of the chargeable lithium-ion battery in this product shall be conducted only by a qualified professional.
Please contact your local Bose® retailer.
•The Bose® SoundLink® on-ear Bluetooth® headphones do not require scheduled cleaning. Should cleaning be
necessary, simply wipe the outside surfaces with a soft cloth.
WARNING
This product contains magnetic material. Contact your physician if you have questions on whether this might affect
the operation of your implantable medical device.
CAUTION
o not make unauthorized alterations to the product; doing so may compromise safety, regulatory compliance,
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system performance, and may void the warranty.
NOTE
Use this product only with an agency approved power supply meeting local regulatory requirements
(ex. UL, CSA, VDE, CCC).
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Refer all servicing to qualified 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.
© 2014 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified, distributed, or otherwise used without prior written
permission.
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Important Safety Instructions
Bose Corporation hereby declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and
other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC and all other applicable EU directive requirements. The
complete declaration of conformity can be found at: www.Bose.com/compliance
NOTE: 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:
• 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.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Bose Corporation could void the user’s authority to operate this
equipment.
This device complies with FCC and Industry Canada RF radiation exposure limits set forth for general population. It must
not be co-located or be operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. CAN ICES-3 (B) / NMB-3 (B)
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). 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.
Temperature range: Operating: -4°F to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C)
Charging: 41°F and 104°F (5°C and 40°C)
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Designed by Bose.
Assembled in China.
This symbol means the product must not be discarded as household waste, and should be delivered to an
appropriate collection facility for recycling. Proper disposal and recycling helps protect natural resources, human
health and the environment. For more information on disposal and recycling of this product, contact your local
municipality, disposal service, or the shop where you bought this product.
Names and Contents of Toxic or Hazardous Substances or Elements
Toxic or Hazardous Substances and Elements
Polybrominated Biphenyl
Part Name
Lead (Pb) Mercury (Hg) Cadmium (Cd)
Hexavalent (CR(VI))
(PBB)
PCBs
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Metal parts
X
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Plastic parts
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Speakers
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Cables
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O: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in all of the homogeneous materials for this part is below the limit
requirement in SJ/T 11363-2006.
X: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in at least one of the homogeneous materials used for this part is
above the limit requirement in SJ/T 11363-2006.
Polybrominated
diphenylether (PBDE)
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0
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Bluetooth® wireless technology works with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad Air, iPad (3rd
and 4th generation), iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (2nd through 5th generation).
iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, and Retina are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad Air and
iPad mini are trademarks of Apple Inc. The trademark “iPhone” is used with a license from Aiphone K.K.
“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect
specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.
Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the
use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone or iPad may affect wireless performance.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Bose
Corporation is under license.
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Contents
Introduction
Thank you............................................................................................................... 6
Unpacking.............................................................................................................. 6
Headphone components......................................................................................7
Operation
Charging the battery............................................................................................ 8
Battery indicator........................................................................................... 8
Selecting a language for voice prompts........................................................... 8
Turning voice prompts off/on .................................................................... 9
Pairing the first mobile device........................................................................... 9
Playing music........................................................................................................ 9
Using the headphones with multiple devices............................................... 10
Pairing another device................................................................................ 10
Managing multiple connections............................................................... 10
Scrolling through other paired devices................................................... 10
Clearing the headphone memory............................................................. 10
Headphone controls............................................................................................ 11
Headphone status indicators............................................................................. 11
Battery charge level (for iOS devices)....................................................... 11
Using the back-up audio cable ......................................................................... 12
Troubleshooting.................................................................................................. 13
Care and Maintenance
Battery care.......................................................................................................... 14
Storage.................................................................................................................. 14
Cleaning................................................................................................................. 14
Replacement parts and accessories................................................................ 14
Customer service................................................................................................. 15
Limited Warranty................................................................................................. 15
Technical information......................................................................................... 15
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Introduction
Thank you
We appreciate your choice of the Bose® SoundLink® on-ear Bluetooth®
headphones. These wireless stereo headphones combine the audio performance
and comfort you expect from Bose with the freedom to move away from your
source.
Unpacking
Check the carton for: the Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones, audio
cable, USB charging cable, and carry case. Be sure to save all packing materials.
They provide the safest means for any necessary shipping or transporting.
If any part of the product appears to be ­damaged, do not attempt to use it. ­
Contact your authorized Bose dealer immediately or call Bose Customer Service.
For contact information, see “Customer service” on page 15.
SoundLink® on-ear
Bluetooth® headphones
Carry case
USB charging cable
Back-up audio cable
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Introduction
Headphone components
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B
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Back-up audio cable connector
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Microphone
B
USB charging
connector
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Power/Bluetooth® button
(three-position)
C
Headphone controls
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Bluetooth and battery
indicators
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Operation
Charging the battery
1. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the micro-USB connector on the
headphones right earcup.
2. Plug the other end into a USB wall charger or computer that is powered on.
Allow up to three hours to fully charge the battery. A full charge will power the
headphones for up to 15 hours.
A 15-minute partial charge will power the headphones for 2 hours.
Note: The headphones will not play while charging.
Battery indicator
The battery indicator is located on the right earcup. While the battery is
charging, the battery indicator glows amber. When the battery is fully charged, the
indicator glows green.
Selecting a language for voice prompts
The headphones feature voice prompts to guide you through the pairing and
connecting processes. The voice prompts also indicate the battery charge level
and the name of the currently connected device.
When you turn on the headphones for the first time, the voice prompts will be
heard in English. To select a different language:
1. Turn on the headphones and put them on your head.
2. Press and hold
and
at the same time until you hear the voice prompt
for the first language option.
3. Press
or
to move through the list of language options:
English, Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian,
Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Polish
4. When you hear your language, press and hold
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to select.
Operation
Turning voice prompts off/on
If you prefer not to hear voice prompts, press and hold
until you hear, “Voice prompts off”.
and
at the same time
Repeat to turn voice prompts back on.
Pairing the first mobile device
1. Slide the Power/Bluetooth®
button all the way up to the symbol and hold
until you hear, “Ready to pair” or you see the Bluetooth indicator blinking blue.
2. On your mobile device, make sure the Bluetooth feature is on.
(The Bluetooth menu is usually found in the Settings menu.)
3. Select Bose OE SoundLink from the device list.
You will hear, “Connected to <device name>” or you will see the Bluetooth
indicator glow solid white.
Settings
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Devices
Bose OE Soundlink
Note: Refer to your mobile device’s owner’s guide to learn more about how it
pairs/connects with other devices.
Playing music
Once your mobile device is connected, start a music app on your mobile device
and play music. You can play, pause, track forward track backward, and adjust the
volume using either the headphone controls or the device controls.
See “Headphone controls” on page 11.
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Operation
Using the headphones with multiple devices
The headphones can remember up to eight paired devices and can be actively
connected to two devices at a time.
Pairing another device
1. Slide
all the way up to the symbol and hold until you hear, “Ready to pair
new device” or you see the Bluetooth® indicator blinking blue.
2. On your mobile device, make sure the Bluetooth feature is on.
(The Bluetooth menu is usually found in the Settings menu.)
3. Select Bose OE SoundLink from the device list.
You will hear, “Connected to <device name>” or you will see the Bluetooth
indicator glow solid white.
Managing multiple connections
When powered on, the headphones will automatically connect to the two most
recently connected devices.
When two devices are actively connected, you can play music from either device.
To switch between connected devices, pause the first device and play music from
the second.
Scrolling through other paired devices
To play music from a device in the headphone memory that is not currently
connected:
1. Slide
all the way up to the
are currently connected.
symbol and release to hear which device(s)
2. Within three seconds, slide
all the way up to the
again to connect to the next paired device.
symbol and release
3. Repeat step 2 until you hear the correct device name.
Note: To use this feature, voice prompts must be on. (See “Turning voice
prompts off/on” on page 9.)
Note: If a device is not within Bluetooth range, 33 ft. (10 m), scroll to the next
device.
Clearing the headphone memory
To clear the headphone memory of all devices:
1. Slide
all the way up to the symbol and hold for 10 seconds, until you
hear ­“Bluetooth device list cleared.”
2. Delete Bose OE SoundLink from the Bluetooth list on your mobile device.
All ­Bluetooth devices are cleared and the headphones are ready to pair.
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Operation
Headphone controls
The headphone controls are located on the side of the right earcup.
Volume
up
Multi-function
button
Press once to play/pause or answer/end a call.
Double press to track forward. Triple press to track back.
Press and hold to ignore an incoming call.
Volume
down
Headphone status indicators
The headphone status indicators are located on the side of the right earcup.
Bluetooth® indicator
Blue blinking: Ready to pair
White blinking: Connecting
White solid: Connected
Battery indicator (while in use)
Green: Full charge
Amber: Medium charge
Red blinking: Charge needed
Battery charge level (for iOS devices)
When connected to the Bose® SoundLink® on-ear Bluetooth® headphones,
iOS devices will display the headphone battery charge level near the upper right
corner of the screen.
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Operation
Using the back-up audio cable
Use the supplied back-up audio cable to connect a non-wireless device, or if the
headphone battery is depleted.
To use the audio cable:
1. Plug the audio cable into the connector on the left earcup.
2. Plug the audio cable into the connector on the device.
Note: Make sure
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is in the off position when using the back-up audio cable.
Operation
Troubleshooting
Problem
What to do
Headphones do not
turn on
is in the on position.
• Make sure
• Charge the battery.
Headphones do not
connect with
mobile device
• On your mobile device, turn off Bluetooth® and turn it back on.
Then try pairing again.
No sound
• Make sure the headphone power is on and battery is charged.
• Make sure the volume is turned up on the headphones and on
your mobile device (or music app).
• Delete Bose OE SoundLink from the Bluetooth list on your
mobile device. Then try pairing again.
• Move the mobile device closer to the headphones and away
from any interference or obstructions.
• Try pairing another mobile device.
• Visit owners.Bose.com/SoundLinkOE to see how-to videos
(US and Canada only).
• Clear the headphone memory: Slide
all the way up to the
symbol and hold for 10 seconds. Delete Bose OE SoundLink
from the Bluetooth list on your mobile device. Then try pairing
again.
• Slide up and release
to hear the name of the currently
connected device.
• Try using a different music app.
• Try pairing another mobile device.
• If two mobile devices are actively connected, make sure the other
device has been paused first.
• If two mobile devices are actively connected, make sure both
devices are within range of the headphones (30 ft. or 10 m).
Poor sound quality
• Move the mobile device closer to the headphones, and away
from any interference.
• Try pairing another mobile device.
No audio from a
device connected
by audio cable
• Make sure the connected device is on and playing.
• Make sure the 3.5 mm plug is fully inserted into the headphones
connector, and fully inserted into the source device.
• Make sure
is in the off position.
• Make sure the volume is turned up on the headphones and on
your mobile device (or music app).
• Try connecting another device.
Poor sound quality
from a device
connected by audio
cable
• Make sure the 3.5 mm plug is fully inserted into the headphones
connector, and fully inserted into the source device.
• Try connecting another device.
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Care and Maintenance
Battery care
• Be sure to turn off the headphones when not in use.
• Before storing the headphones for more than a few months, be sure the battery
is fully charged.
• If the battery indicator begins to blink red while in use, the battery is low and you
must charge the headphones now.
Storage
The earcups fold inward for easy, convenient storage. Place the folded headphones
into the case with the soft divider between the two earcups.
Cleaning
The headphones do not require scheduled cleaning. Should cleaning be necessary,
simply wipe the outside surfaces with a soft, dry cloth. Do not allow moisture to get
inside the earcups or the audio input connector. Do not use liquids or sprays.
Replacement parts and accessories
Replacement parts and accessories can be ordered through Bose Customer
Service. See “Customer service” on page 15.
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Care and Maintenance
Customer service
For questions about your headphones, contact your local Bose dealer.
• To contact Bose directly, visit: http://global.Bose.com
• US only: http://owners.Bose.com/SoundLinkOE
• You can also visit us at: youtube.com/Bose
Limited Warranty
Your Bose® SoundLink® on-ear Bluetooth® headphones are covered by a limited
warranty. Details of the limited warranty are provided on the product registration
card that is included in the carton. Please refer to the card for instructions on how
to register. Failure to register will not affect your limited warranty rights.
The warranty information provided with this product does not apply in Australia
and New Zealand. See our website at www.bose.com.au/warranty or
www.bose.co.nz/warranty for details of the Australia and New Zealand warranty.
Technical information
Temperature ranges: Operate this product within the temperature range of:
-4°F to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C) only
Charge the battery where the temperature is between:
41°F and 104°F (5°C and 40°C) only
Battery: Rechargeable, non-replaceable lithium-ion polymer
Charging time: 3 hours for full charge
Operating time: Approximately 15 hours
Operating range: Up to 33 feet (10 m) from device
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©2014 Bose Corporation, The Mountain,
Framingham, MA 01701-9168 USA
AM739826 Rev. 00
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