Sony WHCH510/B Product information
How to pair your Bluetooth device to a laptop / desktop Step 1: Make sure your laptop / desktop has a Bluetooth module The first important step is to make sure the laptop / desktop has a Bluetooth module. Some laptop / desktop might not come with this hardware. Check the manual of your laptop / desktop on the availability of the Bluetooth module. If your laptop / desktop does not come with a Bluetooth module, an external Bluetooth module adapter can be purchased to help you enable Bluetooth function on your laptop / desktop. Step 2: Put the device you want to connect into pairing mode Make the device you want to connect to your laptop or desktop discoverable. You do this by initiating pairing mode. The way to do this varies, depending on the device you want to use (headphones, speakers, smartphone, etc.). Check the manual of your product for more information on pairing mode. For Bluetooth speakers or headphones, there will be a pairing button available that you will need to press and hold for several seconds to activate pairing mode on Bluetooth speakers or headphones. If it’s the very first time you are using your speakers or headphones, it’s highly likely that they will automatically go into pairing mode when you turn them on. However, remember that the second and consecutive times you pair a device, pairing mode might differ with the first time you’ve paired it with a device when you unboxed it: E.g. The MDR-1000X immediately goes into pairing mode when using it for the first time; the second time you want to pair these headphones you will have to press and hold the pairing mode button for 7 seconds. Ensure your device is not already connected to a previous device: Bluetooth devices often automatically connect with previously paired devices when they are nearby and Bluetooth is enabled. Step 3: Enable Bluetooth on your laptop/desktop Windows 10 & 8 1. Go to [Settings] 2. Click on [Devices] 3. Click the [Bluetooth] tab and ensure Bluetooth is set to [ON] 4. Otherwise, select [More Bluetooth options] / [Advanced Bluetooth settings] underneath Related Settings 5. This will open the Bluetooth settings window. In the first tab [Options] you will see a [Discovery] section with the [Allow Bluetooth devices to find this PC] option 6. Check the option, and don’t forget to click the [Apply] button at the bottom Windows 7 1. Go to [Control Panel] 2. Use the search function to search for [Bluetooth] 3. Click on [Change Bluetooth settings] and ensure the necessary settings are enabled: 1. Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer 2. Allow Bluetooth devices to connect to this computer 3. Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect 4. Don't forget to press [Apply] iOS / Mac 1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth. Your Mac is now discoverable. 2. Alternatively, go the top menu bar and click on the Bluetooth icon if it is available Ensure Bluetooth is enabled. Step 4: Pairing and setting up your device Windows 10 & 8 1. Click the [Start] button and select [Settings] 2. Select [Devices] 3. Click the [Bluetooth] tab, and then click the [Bluetooth] button to turn on the BLUETOOTH function. 4. Select your device and click [Pair] 5. Check your sound settings to make sure that sound is played via the correct output. Windows 7 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Click [Start] Go to [Control Panel] Select [Devices and Printers] (sometimes located under [Hardware and Sound] ) Under [Devices and Printers], click [Add a device] Make sure the Bluetooth headset has been set to "Pairing Mode" In the list, locate the device you want to connect (there might be many other devices around you, eager to connect). In the following example, we are connecting the WH-H900 headphones, after putting them in pairing mode by pressing the ON button for 7 seconds. 7. In the [Add a device] window, select the Bluetooth headset and you will see a [Connecting to device] notification 8. At this point, your computer might automatically install the required drivers, and this will prompt a notification near the taskbar area. Depending on your headphone or speaker model, you might have to enter the pairing code. The default code is 0000. 9. Once the device is added you will see the following screen: 10. When you click on the [Devices and Printers] button, it will take you to an overview of the devices connected to your laptop/desktop. If you double-click your device, you will see the following options screen: 11. If your headphones are equipped with a microphone, you will have the option to choose the operations you want to use your headphones for: 1. Listen to music 2. Forward VoIP Calls to Handsfree Note that the second option will reduce your sound quality compared to the first option because it takes preference on signal strength over sound quality. 12. Finally, right-click on the sound icon in the taskbar to select [Playback devices] and make sure your headphones are selected as the Default Playback Device iOS / Mac 1. If you have successfully put your speakers or headphones into pairing mode, they should appear in the Bluetooth list. If you do not immediately see them, make sure to scroll down to see if they’re not hidden further in the menu. In the following example, we have paired both the MDR-1000X and the MDR-ZX330BT 2. Select your device in the list and click the [Pair] button 3. You can connect multiple devices (but not necessarily play them at the same time, you will have to select the output source) 4. Don’t forget to check your sound settings in system preferences to enable the correct output: Additional troubleshooting tips Turn Bluetooth OFF and ON again Try switching Bluetooth OFF and ON again if you are certain your device is in pairing mode but is not showing in your device list on your computer. Remember to turn OFF Airplane mode (Windows 10) 1. 2. 3. 4. Go to [Start] Select [Settings] Go to [Network & Internet] Change the option [Airplane Mode] to [OFF] Check your Bluetooth drivers 1. Click [Start] and search for [Device Manager] (This will prompt the window on the screenshot below to pop up) 2. Look for all Bluetooth listings by opening the [Network Adapters category] and/or the [Bluetooth Radios category] (if available). 3. Check if the driver has no yellow exclamation mark or down arrow sign 1. Exclamation mark: update or reinstall your computer’s Bluetooth drivers 2. Down arrow: Bluetooth is disabled: right click and enable to activate Bluetooth How to pair your Bluetooth headphones with another device This page introduces instructions for pairing your headphones with your source device, such as a Walkman, smartphone, computer or Sony Android TV. Preparation Before you start the pairing operation, please confirm the following: Refer to the operating instructions or help guide for model-specific information. Place the source device within 1 m (3 feet) of the headphones. Make sure the headphones and Bluetooth source device are both sufficiently charged. Bluetooth headphones pairing procedure: 1. Press and hold on the (power) button for approx. 7 seconds. NOTE: When you are registering a device for the first time after purchase or you have reset the headphones to factory settings (there is no registered device information in the headphones), the headphones will switch automatically to pairing mode when powered on. 2. The indicator will flash. 3. Confirm that the indicator continues to flash after releasing your finger from the button. Voice guidance "BLUETOOTH pairing" (performing Bluetooth pairing) will play. 4. Perform the pairing procedure on the source device to detect your Bluetooth headphones. NOTE: Complete pairing with the source device within 5 minutes because the headphones pairing mode ends after 5 minutes. If pairing mode ends, you must restart pairing operations. Bluetooth source device pairing procedure: Select your source device from the following list to confirm the relevant pairing procedure. Walkman Android device (smartphone, tablet) iOS device (iPhone, iPad) Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10 Mac Sony Android TVs NOTE: Not all Sony Android TVs can be use with Bluetooth headphones or speakers, please verify that your TV model is in the list. Helpful information on Bluetooth pairing Once Bluetooth devices are paired, there is no need to pair them again, except in the following cases: When you perform a factory settings reset, all pairing information is deleted. Pairing information has been deleted after repair, etc. If you exceed the maximum number of Bluetooth devices that can be paired (approx. 8), the oldest pairing information will be overwritten and replaced by any new pairing information. When the pairing information for the headset has been deleted from the Bluetooth source device.
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