Altec Lansing BackBeat™ 903/906 User Guide
Welcome Getting Assistance Thank you for purchasing the Altec Lansing BackBeat™ 903/906 headphones. This guide contains instructions for setting up and using your new headphones. The Altec Lansing Customer Support Team is ready to assist you. You can find answers to frequently asked questions, ask a question using e-mail, receive service over the Internet, or speak directly with a representative. Visit the Customer Support area on www.alteclansing.com, email support@alteclansing.
Contents Package Contents and Accessories...........................................................2 Charging Your Headphones or Bluetooth Adaptor.....................................4 Pairing Your Headphones............................................................................5 Pairing Your Headphones and Phone/Device....................................5 Pairing Your Headphones and Bluetooth Adaptor.............................6 Adjusting the Fit......................................................
Package Contents and Accessories Left Earpiece—Phone Controls Telescoping/ Swivel Fit Adjustment Call Control Button (Answer/End) AC Charger LED Indicator Charging Jack Power/Pairing Button Micro-USB Connector(s) [BackBeat 903] 2 [BackBeat 906] Stereo Cable
Package Contents and Accessories Right Earpiece—Music Controls 3.
Charging Your Headphones or Bluetooth Adaptor 1 2 2 1 2 Plug the AC charger into a power outlet. 3 Charge each for at least 1 hour before first time use, or 3 hours to fully charge. The LED indicator glows red while charging. When fully charged, LED will turn blue until unplugged. Do not use your headphones or Bluetooth adaptor while they are connected to the charger. Connect the charger cable to the headphones or Bluetooth adaptor.
Pairing Your Headphones and Phone/Device 1 Turn on your phone’s or device’s Bluetooth® feature. 2 With the headphones powered off, press and hold the Power/Pairing button until the LED indicator flashes blue and red. 3 Use the phone or device menu to search for the Bluetooth headphones and select 9xxBackBeat. See your phone’s or device’s user guide for more information. 4 If prompted, enter 0000 for the PIN code/ passkey. Some phones also require that you accept the connection.
Pairing Your Headphones and Bluetooth Adaptor [BackBeat 906 only] 1 2 6 1 With the headphones powered off, press and hold the Power/Pairing button until the LED Indicator flashes blue and red. 2 With the adaptor powered off, press and hold the Power/Pairing button until the LED Indicator flashes blue and red. 3 The headphones and adaptor will both rapidly flash blue when paired successfully. Both are now ready for use.
Adjusting the Fit For optimal sound performance and a secure, comfortable fit, the headphones should be adjusted to rest gently in your ear and around the back of your neck. 1 2 Drape the stereo cable behind your neck. 3 Repeat step 2 with the other earpiece and continue to adjust the fit in either ear until both eartips rest comfortably and securely in your ears. 1 Guide one earpiece behind your ear and secure the eartip inside your ear using the telescoping/swivel adjustments.
Headphones Phone Controls and Indicators 8 Action Indicator Light Tone Turn on the headphones Press and hold the power/ pairing button for 2 seconds. Glows blue for 2 seconds, then turns off. 4 rising tones Turn off the headphones Press and hold the power/ pairing button for 4 seconds. Glows red for 4 seconds, then turns off. 4 falling tones Answer/end a call Tap the call control button. 3 blue flashes (repeating) while phone is ringing. Blue flash every 2 seconds while on a call.
Headphones Phone Controls and Indicators Action Indicator Light Check battery power With headphones Red flashes: powered on, tap the 1 power/pairing button. 2 The indicator flashes 3 red to show the charge level. Low battery indicator None Battery level: More than 2/3 full 1/3 - 2/3 full Less than 1/3 full 3 red flashes every 10 seconds Mute/unmute the Press in the volume/ None call (call in progress) tracking/mute button.
Headphones Phone Controls and Indicators Action Indicator Light Tone Perform a system reset While plugging in the AC The headphones will show None charger, hold the power/pair a solid red or blue light button. when they have been successfully reset. Adjust the call volume (call in progress) Tap the volume/tracking/ mute button forward (+) or backward (-). None Brief low tone (2 low tones when volume limit is reached) Warning Do not use headphones at high volumes for an extended period of time.
Headphones Phone Controls and Indicators Transfer active call to/from headset Action Indicator Light Tone 2 second press on call control button when on an active call None Transfer call from headset to phone: Double low tone Transfer call from phone to headset: Single low tone followed by a double low tone Online indicator on/off (default on) Press mute and call control Off: 4 blue flashes, together when headset then fade out is on.
Headphones Music Controls and Indicators Play music Action Indicator Light Tone Tap the play/pause button. None None None None OpenMic pause Tap the play/pause button when to hear music is playing. 12 Disable While playing music, press and None OpenMic during hold the mute button for 3 seconds. music pause OpenMic feature will not activate during next music pause. Repeat action to enable OpenMic feature. Low-high-low tones when disabling.
Headphones Music Controls and Indicators Action Indicator Light Tone Answer a call while listening to music Tap the call control button. Music will pause during call. 3 blue flashes (repeating) while phone is ringing. Blue flash every 2 seconds while on a call. 3 low tones (repeating) while phone is ringing. Single low tone when call connects or when disconnects. Reject a call while listening to music Press and hold the call control button for 2 seconds.
Range Bluetooth wireless technology provides a way for devices to communicate with each other using shortrange radio frequency instead of wires. Any two Bluetooth devices can communicate as long as they both have Bluetooth turned on, they are within range, and they have been paired. To maintain a connection, keep your headphones within 33 feet (10 meters) of your Bluetooth phone or adaptor.
Troubleshooting My mobile phone did not locate the headphones. Power off your mobile phone and headphones, then power on your phone. Repeat the pairing process on page 5. Audio quality is poor. Make sure that the headphones fit your ears properly. See page 7. Ensure that your mobile phone is located on the left side of your body and that there are no obstructions between it and your headphones. Make sure that your headphones are within 33 feet (10 meters) of your mobile phone.
Troubleshooting Callers cannot hear me. Mute may be turned on. See page 9. Your headphones are out of Bluetooth range (33 feet/10 meters). Move closer to the Bluetooth device. If your headphones do not automatically reconnect, see page 5. Be sure your headphones are paired with the audio device. See page 5. Play and Pause are out of sync Ensure that your headphones are in play mode, and then initiate play between my headphones and mode from your audio source. my audio source.
Troubleshooting with Bluetooth Adaptor I cannot hear music from my other audio source while the headset is also paired to my Bluetooth A2DP mobile phone. [BackBeat 906 only] If you connect your mobile phone to your headphones before connecting your Bluetooth adaptor to your headphones, your mobile phone’s A2DP Bluetooth profile may interfere with the functioning of the adaptor.
Troubleshooting with Bluetooth Adaptor [BackBeat 906 only] I do not get sound from my It can take up to 30 seconds for the devices to connect and for audio to headphones when using the stream via Bluetooth. After 30 seconds, if there is still no sound, press the Bluetooth adaptor. play/pause button on the headphones. Ensure that your audio device is not locked (see your device’s user manual). Ensure that you have properly paired the adaptor to your headphones. See page 6.
Product Specifications Talk time* Up to 7 hours Listening time* Up to 7 hours Standby time* Up to 7 days Range* Up to 33 feet (10 meters) Headphones weight 34 grams Battery type Lithium ion polymer Charge time 3 hours for full charge Bluetooth version (headphones) 2.
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