Bose AM323648 Headphones User Manual

QUIETCOMFORT 15
®
ACOUSTIC NOISE CANCELLING® HEADPHONES
QUIETCOMFORT® 15 ACOUSTIC NOISE CANCELLING® HEADPHONES
©2009 Bose Corporation, The Mountain,
Framingham, MA 01701-9168 USA
AM323648 Rev.00
Owner’s Guide
Brugervejledning
Bedienungsanleitung
Guía de usuario
Omistajan opas
Notice d’utilisation
Felhasználói útmutató
Manuale di istruzioni
Gebruiksaanwijzing
Podręcznik użytkownika
Bruksanvisningen
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Safety Information
Please read this owner’s guide
Reading this owner’s guide will help you to properly use your new
Bose® product and enjoy its features. Please save this owner’s guide
for future reference.
WARNING:
• Sounds that you rely on as warnings or reminders may have an
unfamiliar character when you are using the headphones. Be aware
of how these sounds vary in character, so you can recognize them
as needed.
• Long-term exposure to loud music may cause hearing damage.
It is best to avoid extreme volume when using these headphones,
especially for extended periods.
• Keep batteries out of reach of children.
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Limited Warranty
Your QuietComfort® 15 headphones are covered by a limited
transferable 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.
What you must do to obtain Limited Warranty Service:
Return product, with proof of purchase from an authorized Bose dealer,
using the following procedures:
1. Contact the Bose organization in your country/region (visit
Global.Bose.com for Bose contact information in your country/
region) for specific return and shipping instructions;
2. Label and ship the product, freight prepaid, to the address
provided by the Bose organization in your country; and
3. Place any necessary return authorization number prominently
on the outside of the carton. Cartons not bearing a return
authorization number, where required, will be refused.
CAUTION:
• Do not use these headphones when operating a motor vehicle,
or where the inability to hear outside sounds may present a danger
to you or others.
• Do not drop, sit on, or allow the headphones to be immersed in
water.
Batteries
Please dispose of used batteries properly, following any
local regulations. Do not incinerate.
This product conforms to the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
and to the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC. The
complete Declaration of Conformity can be found on
www.Bose.com/compliance.
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©2009 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced,
modified, distributed, or otherwise used without prior written
permission.
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Thank you for purchasing the QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones from Bose®.
Three decades of research have resulted in the most advanced Bose consumer noise reduction technology ever
to be developed. The QuietComfort 15 headphones offer this noise reduction technology while maintaining our
acclaimed lifelike audio performance and comfort. Enjoy them when you fly, work, or just relax.
❏ QuietComfort® 15 headphones
❏ Carrying case
❏ Headphones cord
❏ Battery
❏ Airline adapter
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Before you put on the headphones
1. Tilt the top of the right earcup inward to gain access
to the battery compartment.
2. Open the battery compartment and insert the
battery as shown.
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For noise reduction only
R
L
Put on the headphones. On the right earcup, slide the
power switch forward to the On position. The battery
light indicator will illuminate.
AAA alkaline battery
(IEC LR03)
You do not need to connect the headphones cord for
noise reduction only operation.
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For noise reduction and audio
R
L
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2. Connect the headphones cord to an audio source.
For information on using your headphones on an
airplane, see “Connecting to in-flight entertainment
systems” on page 4.
You can use the headphones with a variety of audio
sources: airline audio, a CD, DVD or MP3 player,
a personal or laptop computer, or home stereo.
The maximum input voltage is 9 Vrms.
To enjoy both noise reduction and audio:
1. Gently push the headphones plug all the way into
the connector opening on the left earcup, until the
plug housing is flush with the earcup.
Note: The LO setting of the LEVEL switch lowers the volume
levels of strong audio output signals which are common on
airline systems. If you find that the volume level is too low,
set the LEVEL switch to HI. The switch has no effect on noise
reduction performance.
3. Put on the headphones. On the right earcup, slide
the power switch forward to the On position. The
battery light indicator will illuminate.
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Connecting to in-flight entertainment
systems
Audio jack configurations on airplanes vary. Notice the
jack configurations in the chart below.
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To connect to in-flight entertainment systems equipped
with dual output connectors, use the dual 3.5 mm
output plug.
A single, 3.5 mm jack
(on most portable sources)
Use the single plug.
No adapter needed.
One 3.5 mm jack and one power jack
Use the single plug in the 3.5 mm jack
(the larger one).
The smaller jack does not need a
connection.
Two 3.5 mm jacks
Use the dual 3.5 mm output plug
adapter.
One power jack and two 3.5 mm jacks
Use the dual 3.5 mm output plug
adapter for the two 3.5 mm jacks.
The power jack does not need a
connection.
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Note: Airline audio may not equal the high quality audio you can
get from a home stereo or a portable source.
WARNING: Use only the Bose® airline adapter to connect
headphone to airplane seat jacks. DO NOT use adapters
intended for mobile phones to connect to the airline seat jack,
as this could result in personal injury such as burns or property
damage due to overheating. Remove and disconnect
immediately if you experience warming sensation or loss
of audio.
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Storing the headphones
Battery life and replacement
To store the headphones in the case, rotate the
earcups inward, then place the headphones in
the case.
Although it varies by usage, battery life averages 35
hours. The battery light indicator starts flashing when
there are approximately 5 hours of battery life remaining.
When a replacement is needed, use a AAA alkaline
battery (IEC LR03).
Note: Remaining battery life may vary when using rechargeable
batteries. NiMH batteries, composed of nickel metal hydride,
are recommended.
Cleaning the headphones
Scheduled cleaning is not required. However, you can
simply wipe the outside surfaces with a damp cloth,
as needed. Also, be sure that the earcup ports are clear
and that no moisture is allowed into the earcups.
CAUTION: Incorrectly rotating the earcups can damage the
headphones.
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Reattaching the earcup cushions
If a cushion becomes partially or completely detached:
1. Push its mounting rim back into the earcup.
2. Press around the edge of the mounting rim, making
sure it snaps into place under all eight tabs around
the earcup.
Replacement parts and accessories
You can purchase accessories from your Bose dealer,
at global.Bose.com, or by placing an order over the
phone. See the inside back cover for contact
information.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
What to do
No noise
reduction
• Make sure the headphones power is
switched on and the battery light
indicator is illuminated.
• Replace the battery.
Low or no
volume
• Make sure the audio source is on and
the volume is turned up.
• Set LEVEL switch to HI.
• Check the headphones cord connection
at the source and the earcup.
Crackling noise;
intermittent loss
of noise
reduction
• Check the headphones cord connection
at the source and the earcup.
• Replace the battery.
Low rumbling
sound
• Adjust the fit of the headphones on your
ears.
• Make sure no foreign objects are inside
the earcups.
• Make sure port holes are not blocked
Volume too high
• Turn the source volume down.
• Set LEVEL switch to LO.
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Other Considerations
QuietComfort® 15 headphones are designed for
passenger use on jet aircraft. They are not engineered
to meet the needs of pilots and crew members or to
meet civil aviation authority standards for
communication headsets.
For pilots and and crew members who require
communication headsets, Bose offers an aviation
headset specifically designed to meet or exceed
civil authority standards. It features a microphone
with the appropriate power and intelligibility for
critical communication needs. It is also engineered
to withstand the environmental conditions that are
common in unpressurized aircraft.
WARNING: Except in case of emergency, Bose recom-
mends that you NOT use these headphones as aviation
communication headsets because:
• No incoming audio will be heard with a discharged
or improperly installed battery. This could result in
the potential of missed communications while piloting
an aircraft.
• Extremely loud ambient noise levels common to many
propeller-driven aircraft may impair your ability to
receive incoming audio communications, particularly
during takeoff and climb out.
• The QuietComfort 15 headphones are not engineered
for noise conditions, altitude, temperature or other
environmental conditions common in non-commercial
aircraft, resulting in possible interference to critical
communications.
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QUIETCOMFORT 15
®
ACOUSTIC NOISE CANCELLING® HEADPHONES
QUIETCOMFORT® 15 ACOUSTIC NOISE CANCELLING® HEADPHONES
©2009 Bose Corporation, The Mountain,
Framingham, MA 01701-9168 USA
AM323648 Rev.01
Owner’s Guide
Brugervejledning
Bedienungsanleitung
Guía de usuario
Omistajan opas
Notice d’utilisation
Felhasználói útmutató
Manuale di istruzioni
Gebruiksaanwijzing
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Bruksanvisningen