Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II
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Is my tablet or smartphone compatible with SoundLink® around-ear wireless headphones II?
Bose® SoundLink® around-ear wireless headphones II are compatible with other Bluetooth® devices that use Bluetooth® 2.1 (or later) specifications that support the Bluetooth® A2DP, hands-free and headset profiles.
Can these headphones simultaneously be connected to two devices?
Yes, they can maintain a connection to two Bluetooth® devices at the same time by using multipoint technology.
What is NFC?
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless technology that enables two NFC-enabled devices to communicate when they are placed in close proximity, typically less than 10 cm (4 in). When an NFC-enabled device, such as a smartphone, is placed near the right earcup of the headphones, it pairs them to the device via Bluetooth®. Placing the device near the earcup a second time will unpair the headphones.
How do I pair SoundLink® around-ear headphones II with my mobile device?
For NFC-enabled phones, simply turn on the headphones by sliding the three-position power switch to the middle position. Then tap the back side of your phone on the front of the right earcup where you see the embossed NFC logo, and follow the prompt to accept a connection. If you don't have an NFC-enabled phone, first, make sure that the headphones are turned on by sliding the power switch to the middle position. Next, press the power switch to the Bluetooth icon until the Bluetooth LED flashes blue or the voice-enhanced user interface gives you additional directions. Now, follow the directions within the smartphone’s Bluetooth menu to connect the headphones. The NFC function in iPhone 6/6 Plus or 7/7 Plus only enables Apple pay functionality. It doesn't facilitate pairing. Please use pairing instructions for phones that are not NFC enabled.
Do these headphones work with my TV? Would they work with a Bluetooth® transmitter?
No. Many TVs do not have wireless Bluetooth® functionality. Although a transmitter will technically work, the experience does not meet Bose® expectations. There will be a distracting delay between the audio and video that detracts from the experience.
Can these headphones be used for VoIP?
Yes. If the source being used for VoIP is Bluetooth® technology enabled with the hands-free profile, Bose® Soundlink® Around-ear wireless headphones II can be used for your calls.
Why is an audio cable included in the box?
The audio cable lets you listen to Bose® Soundlink® Around-ear wireless headphones II with non-Bluetooth® devices (MP3, CD and DVD players, PCs), in circumstances when a Bluetooth® connection is not available or the headphones’ battery is depleted. Note that the audio will sound different because the headphones won’t have the power electronics that implement the Active EQ built into the wireless control module.
Can these headphones be used for gaming?
No. Most gaming consoles do not use the same Bluetooth® protocols as Soundlink® headphones. A2DP is necessary for audio with the headphones, so they would only work for communications, not game audio. In general, the audio/video delay will be excessive and most noticeable in games where action and audio are supposed to be synchronised. Players of casual games with sound effects may not have an issue.