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User manual
SHB5950
Contents
1 Important safety instructions
Hearing Safety
General information
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2 Your Bluetooth in-ear headphones 3
What's in the box
3
Other devices
3
Overview of your Bluetooth in-ear
headphones3
3 Get started
4
Charge your headphones
4
Pair the headphones with your mobile
phone4
4 Use your headphones
Connect the headphones to a
Bluetooth device
Manage your calls and music
5 Technical data
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6Notice
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Declaration of conformity
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Disposal of your old product and battery 8
Compliance with EMF
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Trademarks9
7 Frequently asked questions
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1 Important safety
instructions
General information
To avoid damage or malfunction:
Caution
Hearing Safety
•• Do not expose headphones to excessive heat.
•• Do not drop your headphones.
•• Headphones shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing.
•• Do not allow your headphones 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
Danger
•• To avoid hearing damage, limit the time you use
headphones at high volume and set the volume to a
safe level. The louder the volume, the shorter the safe
listening time is.
Be sure to observe the following guidelines
when using your headset.
• 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
situations.
• Excessive sound pressure from earphones
and headphones can cause hearing loss.
• Using headphones 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.
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dampened with a minimum amount of water or diluted
mild soap, to clean the product.
•• The integrated battery shall not be exposed to
excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
•• Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
About operating and storage temperatures
and humidity
• Operate or store in a place where
temperature is between -15ºC (5ºF) and
55ºC (131ºF) (up to 90% relative humidity.
• Battery life may be shorter in high or low
temperature conditions.
2 Your Bluetooth
in-ear
headphones
Congratulations on your purchase, and
welcome to Philips! To fully benefit from the
support that Philips offers, register your product
at www.philips.com/welcome.
With this Philips wireless in-ear headphones,
you can:
• enjoy convenient wireless handsfree calls;
• enjoy and control wireless music;
• switch between calls and music.
What's in the box
Other devices
A mobile phone or device (e.g. notebook, PDA,
Bluetooth adapters, MP3 players etc) which
supports Bluetooth and is compatible to the
headphones (see 'Technical data' on page 7).
Overview of your Bluetooth
in-ear headphones
a
e
b
d
c
a Microphone
Philips Bluetooth in-ear headphones SHB5950
b On/off, music/call control button
c Micro USB charging slot
d Volume/Track control button
Replaceable rubber ear caps
e LED indicator
USB charging cable (for charging only)
Quick start guide
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3 Get started
Charge your headphones
Note
•• Before you use your headphones for the first time,
charge the battery for 5 hours for optimum battery
capacity and lifetime.
•• Use only the original USB charging cable to avoid any
damage.
•• Finish your call before charging the headphones, as
connecting the headphones for charging will power the
headphones off.
Connect the supplied USB charging cable to:
• the micro USB charging slot on the
headphones and;
• the charger/USB port of a computer.
»» LED turns white during charging and
turns off when the headphones is fully
charged.
Tip
•• Normally, a full charge takes 2 hours.
Pair the headphones with
your mobile phone
Before you use the headphones with your
mobile phone for the first time, pair it with a
mobile phone. A successful pairing establishes a
unique encrypted link between the headphones
and mobile phone. The headphones store the
last 4 devices in the memory. If you try to pair
more than 4 devices, the earliest paired device
is replaced by the new one.
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Make sure that the headphones are fully
charged and turned off.
Press and hold the on/off button until the
blue and white LED flashes alternately.
»» The headphones remain in pairing
mode for 5 minutes.
Make sure that the mobile phone is turned
on and its Bluetooth feature is activated.
Pair the headphones with the mobile
phone. For detailed information, refer to
the user manual of your mobile phone.
The following example shows you how to pair
the headphones with your mobile phone.
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Activate the Bluetooth feature of your
mobile phone, select Philips SHB5950.
Enter the headset password "0000" (4
zeros) if prompted. For those mobile
phones featuring Bluetooth 3.0 or higher,
no need to enter a password.
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Settings
Connectivity
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Settings
Bluetooth
Devices Found
Add
Bluetooth
device
Philips SHB5950
Select
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Settings
Connectivity
Enter Password
****
0000
Back
Select
Back
Select
Back
4 Use your
headphones
Connect the headphones to a
Bluetooth device
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Turn on your mobile phone/Bluetooth
device.
Press and hold the on/off button to turn
the headphones on.
»» The blue LED flashes.
»» The headphones are reconnected
to the last connected mobile phone/
Bluetooth device automatically. If
the last one is not available, the
headphones try to reconnect to the
second last connected device.
Tip
•• If you turn on the mobile phone/Bluetooth device or
activate the Bluetooth feature after turning on the
headphones, you have to reconnect the headphones
and mobile phone/Bluetooth device manually.
Note
•• If the headphones fail to connect to any Bluetooth
device within range in 5 minutes, it will switch off
automatically to save the battery life.
Manage your calls and music
On/off
Task
Turn the
headphones
on.
Button
Music/
call
control
Operation
Press and hold for 2
seconds.
Turn the
headphones
off.
Music/
call
control
Press and hold for 4
seconds.
»» The white LED
is on and fades
out.
Music control
Task
Play or pause
music.
Adjust volume.
Skip forward.
Skip backward.
Button
Music/call
control
+/+
-
Operation
Press once.
Press once.
Long press.
Long press.
Call control
Task
Pick up/hang up
a call.
Reject an
incoming call.
Switch caller
during a call.
Mute/unmute
the microphone
in a call.
Button
Music/
call
control
Music/
call
control
Music/
call
control
+ and -
Operation
Press once.
»» 1 beep.
Press and hold for
2 seconds.
»» 1 long beep.
Press twice.
»» 1 beep.
Press once.
»» 1 beep.
Other headphones indicator status
Headphones status
The headphones
are connected
to a Bluetooth
device, while the
headphones in
standby mode
or while you are
listening to music.
The headphones are
ready for pairing.
Indicator
The blue LED flashes
for every 8 seconds.
The LED flashes blue
and white alternately.
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The headphones are
on but not connected
to a Bluetooth device.
Low battery level.
Battery is fully
charged.
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The blue LED flashes
quickly.
If no connection
can be made, the
headphones will turn
itself off within 5
minutes.
The white LED flashes
3 times for every 10
seconds until it is out
of power.
White LED is off.
5 Technical data
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Up to 7 hours of music time or 7 hours of
talk time
Up to 160 hours of standby time
Normal time for a full charge: 2 hours
Rechargeable lithium polymer battery (120
mAh)
Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth mono support
(Headset Profile - HSP, Hands-Free
Profile - HFP), Bluetooth stereo supported
(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
- A2DP; Audio Video Remote Control
Profile - AVRCP)
Operating range: Up to 10 meters (33
feet)
Auto power off
Note
•• Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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6Notice
Declaration of conformity
household waste. Correct disposal of old
products and rechargeable batteries helps
prevent negative consequences for the
environment and human health.
Hereby, Gibson Innovations declares that this
product is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions
of Directive 1999/5/EC. You can find the
Declaration of Conformity on www.p4c.philips.
com.
Remove the integrated
battery
Disposal of your old product
and battery
If there is no collection/recycling system for
electronic products in your country, you can
protect the environment by removing and
recycling the battery before disposing the
headset.
Note
•• Make sure the headset is disconnected from the USB
charging cable before removing the battery.
Your product is designed and manufactured
with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
This symbol on a product means that the
product is covered by European Directive
2012/19/EU.
This symbol means that the product contains
a built-in rechargeable battery covered by
European Directive 2013/56/EU which cannot
be disposed of with normal household waste.
We strongly advise you to take your product to
an official collection point or a Philips service
centre to have a professional remove the
rechargeable battery.
Inform yourself about the local separate
collection system for electrical and electronic
products and rechargeable batteries. Follow
local rules and never dispose of the product
and rechargeable batteries with normal
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Environmental information
All unnecessary packaging has been omitted.
We have tried to make the packaging easy to
separate into three materials: cardboard (box),
polystyrene foam (buffer) and polyethylene
(bags, protective foam sheet.)
Your system consists of materials which can
be recycled and reused if disassembled by
a specialized company. Please observe the
local regulations regarding the disposal of
packaging materials, exhausted batteries and old
equipment.
Compliance with EMF
This product complies with all applicable
standards and regulations regarding exposure to
electromagnetic fields.
Environmental information
All unnecessary packaging has been omitted.
We have tried to make the packaging easy to
separate into three materials: cardboard (box),
polystyrene foam (buffer) and polyethylene
(bags, protective foam sheet.)
Your system consists of materials which can
be recycled and reused if disassembled by
a specialized company. Please observe the
local regulations regarding the disposal of
packaging materials, exhausted batteries and old
equipment.
Trademarks
Bluetooth
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned
by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such
marks by Gibson Innovations is under license.
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7Frequently
asked questions
My Bluetooth headphones do not switch on.
The battery level is low. Charge the
headphones.
I cannot pair my Bluetooth headphones with a
mobile phone.
The Bluetooth is disabled. Enable the Bluetooth
feature on your mobile phone and turn on
the mobile phone before you turn on the
headphones.
Pairing does not work.
Make sure the headphones are in pairing mode.
• Follow the steps described in this user
manual (see 'Pair the headphones with
your mobile phone' on page 4).
• Make sure that the LED light flashes blue
and white alternately before you release
the call/music button. Do not stop holding
the button if you see the blue LED only.
The mobile phone cannot find the
headphones.
•• The headphones may be connected to
a previously paired device. Turn off the
connected device or move it out of range.
•• Pairing may have been reset or the
headphones have been previously paired
with another device. Pair the headphones
with the mobile phone again as described
in the user manual (see 'Pair the
headphones with your mobile phone' on
page 4).
My Bluetooth headphones are connected to a
Bluetooth stereo enabled mobile phone, but
music only plays on the mobile phone speaker.
Refer to the user manual of your mobile
phone. Select to listen to music through the
headphones.
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The audio quality is poor and crackling noise
can be heard.
The Bluetooth device is out of range. Reduce
the distance between your headphones and
Bluetooth device, or remove obstacles between
them.
The audio quality is poor when streaming
from the mobile phone is very slow, or audio
streaming does not work at all.
Make sure your mobile phone not only
supports (mono) HSP/HFP but also supports
A2DP (see 'Technical data' on page 7).
I hear but cannot control music on my
Bluetooth device (e.g. play/pause/skip forward/
backward).
Make sure the Bluetooth audio source supports
AVRCP (see 'Technical data' on page 7).
For further support, visit
www.philips.com/support.
2015 © Gibson Innovations Limited. All rights reserved.
This product has been manufactured by, and is sold
under the responsibility of Gibson Innovations Ltd., and
Gibson Innovations Ltd. is the warrantor in relation to
this product.
Philips and the Philips’ Shield Emblem are registered
trademarks of Koninklijke Philips N.V. and are used under
license from Koninklijke Philips N.V.
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