Listening to ambient sound during music playback (Ambient Sound Mode)

You can hear ambient sound through the microphones embedded in the left/right units of the headset while enjoying music.

To activate the Ambient Sound Mode

Press the NC/AMBIENT button repeatedly while the noise canceling function is on.

A: NC/AMBIENT button

To change the setting of the Ambient Sound Mode

You can switch Normal mode and Voice mode (settings of the Ambient Sound Mode) by connecting the smartphone (installed with the “Sony | Headphones Connect” app) and the headset via the BLUETOOTH function.

Normal mode: While enjoying music, you can hear the surround sound as if you were not wearing the headset.
Voice mode: While enjoying music, you can pick up the sound (such as information in the train) that you want to hear.

To deactivate the Ambient Sound Mode

Press the NC/AMBIENT button repeatedly until the noise canceling function is turned on or off.
Each time you press the button, the function is switched as follows. You hear voice guidance which informs the switching of the function.


The Ambient Sound Mode: ON (the indicator (yellow) next to the NC/AMBIENT button lights up)

The noise canceling function/The Ambient Sound Mode: OFF (the indicator (green) next to the NC/AMBIENT button flashes)

The noise canceling function: ON (the indicator (green) next to the NC/AMBIENT button lights up)

Hint

  • Depending on the ambient condition and type/volume of the audio played back, ambient sound may not be heard even if you use the Ambient Sound Mode. Do not use the headset in places where it would be dangerous if you are unable to hear ambient sound, such as a road with car traffic.
  • If the headset is not worn properly, the Ambient Sound Mode may not work correctly. Wear the headset properly.
  • The setting of the Ambient Sound Mode changed with the “Sony | Headphones Connect” app is recorded in the headset. You can enjoy music with the recorded setting of the Ambient Sound Mode even when you connect the headset to other devices which do not have the “Sony | Headphones Connect” app installed.