User guide and warranty Box contents • • • • • vFree on-ear Bluetooth headphones Micro USB charging cable USB wall charger 3.5 mm (1/8”) audio bypass cable Carrying pouch Safety ...............................................1 Specifications ....................................3 Controls ............................................4 Charging & pairing ............................5 LED indications .................................6 Warranty ...........................................7 Important Safety Instructions vFree user’s guide 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 a dry cloth. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. 8. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 9. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. 10. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as when the 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. Warnings, safety & care • • • • • • • • • • • • To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose vFree headphones to rain or moisture, and do not open or attempt to open any part of vFree headphones. Keep out of reach of children. Small parts may be a choking hazard. This product is not intended for use by children under the age of three. Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss. Attention should be drawn to the environmental aspects of battery disposal. The integrated battery should not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire, or the like. Consult your physician or audiologist if you have problems hearing, excessive wax build-up or any discomfort after use of vFree headphones. In particularly dry air conditions, mild tingling may be felt on your ears. This is a result of static electricity accumulated in the body and not a malfunction of vFree headphones. This effect can be minimized by wearing clothes made from natural fibers. vFree headphones are assembled in a facility where they could come in contact with chemicals covered by California’s Proposition 65. If any dust or ear wax is inside the ear cup, you may experience a degradation of sound quality. Remove vFree headphones if they cause any discomfort or pain. Do not submerge or expose vFree headphones to water. Protect your vFree headphones in the carrying pouch when not in use. CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type. Service should only be done by a VELODYNE factory authorized service representative. Page 1 of 9 vFree user’s guide Please listen safely For traffic safety, do not use vFree headphones while driving or cycling. Do not wear vFree headphones while operating machinery. Adhere to local laws regarding the use of headphones. Listening with vFree headphones at high volumes may affect your hearing, including causing permanent damage. Ringing in your ears or other discomfort can indicate that the volume is too high. Hearing health is critical to enjoyment and the quality of life. Protect your hearing by listening with your vFree headphones in a responsible manner that protects your long term hearing health. Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. is not responsible for hearing loss or damage resulting from the use of this product. Sound Noise Level (dB) Effect Normal breathing 10 Just audible Whisper 30 Very quiet Normal conversation 50-65 Comfortable hearing levels are under 60 dB Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer 70 Intrusive; interferes with telephone conversation Average city traffic 80 Annoying; interferes with conversation; constant exposure may cause damage Lawnmower, food blender 85-90 85 dB is the level at which hearing damage (8 hrs) begins Garbage truck, cement mixer 100 No more than 15 minutes of unprotected exposure recommended for sounds between 90-100 dB Stereos (over 100 watts), thunderclap 110-125 (near) Regular exposure to sound over 100 dB of more than one minute risks permanent hearing loss Jet engines (near) Threshold of pain begins around 125 dB 140 *Information obtained from http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/teachers/pages/common_sounds.aspx Cleaning Ear cups should be cleaned regularly for sanitary reasons and to prolong the life of your ear cups. With a cloth or paper towel, thoroughly clean the ear cups. Do not get the speakers or electronics inside of your headphones wet. Liquids and heavy moisture can cause damage to the electronics inside your headphones. Such accidental damages are not covered under warranty. Page 2 of 9 vFree user’s guide At a glance Specifications Driver size: 34 mm Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz Sensitivity: 98dB/1 kHz/1 mW Impedance: 32 ohm Frequency range: 2.4GHz - 2.4835GHz Transmission range: up to 10 m (33’) Power: lithium-ion polymer battery, 3.7V/430mAh (rechargeable) Operating temperature: 0°C - 40°C Supports Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.0, HSP v1.2, HFP v1.6 Support codecs: SBC, AAC, apt-X Headband *Design and specifications are subject to change without notice Size adjust Hinges Next Power Previous Play Ear cup Page 3 of 9 vFree user’s guide Playback, volume, & phone controls Left Right Important: Playback, volume, and phone control functionality varies by media device. When using the audio by-pass cable, control playback, volume, & phone controls by using the media device controls. LED battery status Micro USB port Wired audio input Next Power / pair Volume + Previous Volume - Play / pause / answer / end call Microphone LED Indicator Button functions Button Function Power Play / pair / pause Long press (3 seconds) - power on Long press while off (5 seconds)- pairing Press and hold > 3 seconds - power off / answer / end call Short press - play/pause Short press (while calling) - answer/end call Volume up (+) Increase volume (max level indicated by beep sound) Volume down (-) Decrease volume Next Press once to go to next track Press and hold to fast forward Previous Press once to go to previous track Press and hold to rewind Page 4 of 9 vFree user’s guide Charging headphones Charging the vFree using the included USB wall charger is recommended for first time use in order to maximize battery life. Low battery is indicated by the LED status indicator flashing red approximately every 10 seconds. To begin charging, connect the USB cable (micro USB end) to the port at the bottom of the left ear cup. Connect the other end of the USB cable to any charge capable USB port or a USB-style charger. Your vFree headphones will begin charging, as represented by the red LED status indicator. Once charging is complete, the LED status indicator will illuminate green. Charge time About 1.5 hours Talk time Up to 10 hours Music playback time Up to 10 hours Standby time Up to 100 hours Pairing headphones 1. Make sure vFree and pairing device are within 1 meter of each other when pairing 2. Enable Bluetooth function on pairing device 3. Press and hold the power button on vFree until the LED flashes blue and red repeatedly 4. Search for Bluetooth devices on pairing device 5. Select Velodyne vFree from the “Devices Found” list on the pairing device (if you do not see Velodyne vFree, repeat from step 1) 6. After successful pairing, the LED indicator will flash blue every 5 seconds Bypass cable When using the bypass cable, the audio signal is applied directly to the headphone speakers and all electronics are bypassed. No function of the headphones will work when using the bypass cable other than simply playing the audio signal. Fold your headphones vFree headphones can fold for easier storage. To fold, remove any cables attached to the headphone and push each ear cup inward towards the inside of the band. Reset functions Paired device list reset In off mode press and hold the power and volume down (-) key. The LED indicator will flash fast alternating red and blue. Hardware reset (use if the headset malfunctions and is unresponsive) While charging the headset press both the power and volume up (+) keys. Page 5 of 9 vFree user’s guide LED indications Power on Power off Clear / reset Low battery Bluetooth pairing mode Incoming call / outgoing call Standby (Bluetooth off) Active call / standby Standby / AAC Standby / apt-X LED Activity Function Fast flashing (blue) x 5 Power on Fast flashing (red) x 5 Power off Fast flashing (red/blue) Pairing Flashing (red) every 10 seconds Low battery Flashing (blue) x 2 every 5 seconds Paired Flashing (red) x 2 every 5 seconds Standby (Bluetooth off) Alternating (red/blue) flashing x 3 Clear setting / reset Flashing (blue) x 2 A2DP active with SBC codec Flashing (blue) x 3 A2DP active with AAC codec Flashing (blue) x 4 A2DP active with apt-X codec Fast flashing (blue) Incoming / outgoing call Fast flashing (blue) x 2 Active call When charging (red) Charging When charging (green) Full charge Page 6 of 9 Limited warranty - U.S. and Canada only vFree user’s guide VELODYNE ACOUSTICS, INC. (“Velodyne”) warrants this product for a period of one year from the date of purchase against defects in materials and workmanship subject to the following conditions: 1. This warranty is void if any repairs or service covered by the terms of this warranty are made to any component of this product by anyone other than a VELODYNE factory authorized service representative. 2. VELODYNE is not responsible for damage caused by ordinary wear and tear, cosmetic damage, incorrect connection, accidents, abuse, misuse, negligence, natural or personal disaster or unauthorized modification. This includes exposure to heat, cold, sun, liquids, sand and contaminants. 3. This warranty is limited to products purchased from authorized VELODYNE dealers and finalized within authorized dealer locations. 4. This warranty is void if this product is damaged due to a defect in the device to which it was connected, such as a battery leak or electrical fault. 5. Proof of purchase is required. A proof of purchase is a receipt with the product and date of purchase listed from an authorized dealer. This warranty is non-transferable under any condition. This warranty is separate and distinct from VELODYNE’s subwoofer warranty. Warranty outside the U.S. and Canada The warranty of this product, if it is sold to a consumer outside of the United States or Canada, shall comply with applicable law and shall be the sole responsibility of the distributor that supplied this product. To obtain any applicable warranty service, please contact the dealer from which you purchased this product or the distributor that supplied this product. Page 7 of 9 To obtain service vFree user’s guide Information regarding service may be obtained from the dealer from whom you purchased the unit, or by contacting VELODYNE customer service. Warranty service must be performed by a VELODYNE factory authorized service representative within the warranty period set forth above. If VELODYNE determines that the unit is defective, VELODYNE will at VELODYNE’s option, repair or replace the product at no charge if the product is forwarded prepaid to a factory authorized service representative. Products forwarded to the factory authorized service representative should be shipped securely and properly packaged, insured and postage prepaid. Customer service contact information: Technical support: 408-465-2851 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Product recycling Producing vFree headphones required the extraction and use of natural resources, and they may contain hazardous substances. Do not dispose of vFree headphones with your other household waste. Instead, take them to a designated collection point for the recycling of electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your electronic waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a matter that protects human health and the environment. For information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, contact your local city government or your household waste disposal service. Page 8 of 9 FCC Regulations vFree user’s guide This device complies with Part 15 of 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. Changes or modification not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for 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. Europe - EU Declaration of Conformity The equipment complies according to the Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC. This equipment meets the following conformance standards: Safety EN 60065/A 12:2011 Health EN 62479:2010 EMC EN EN EN EN Radio EN 300 328 V1.7.1 301 489-1 V1.9.2 301 489-17 V2.1.1 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006 55020:2007+A11:2011 Page 9 of 9 Register your vFree headphones velodyne.com/warranty-registration Follow Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. velodyne.com twitter.com/velodyneaudio facebook.com/velodyne thevelodyneblueroom.com ©2012 Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. 345 Digital Drive Morgan Hill CA 95037 63-VFREE Rev A NOV12 © 2012 Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. All rights reserved. Velodyne and Velodyne logos are trademarked by Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. vFree is a trademark of Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. is under license. The aptX mark and the aptX logo are trademarks of CSR plc or one of its group companies.