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 button on the left unit repeatedly while the noise canceling function is on.
To change the setting of the Ambient Sound Mode
You can switch between Normal mode and Voice mode (settings of the Ambient Sound Mode) by connecting the smartphone (with the “Sony | Headphones Connect” app installed) and the headset via the Bluetooth function.
Normal mode: While enjoying music, you can hear the surrounding sound as if you were not wearing the headset.
Voice mode: While enjoying music, you can pick up the sound (such as announcements in the train) that you want to hear.
To deactivate the Ambient Sound Mode
Press the button on the left unit repeatedly until the noise canceling function is turned on or off. Each time you press the button, the function is switched as follows.
Each time, You hear a voice guidance which informs you of the switching of the function.
The Ambient Sound Mode: ON
The noise canceling function/The Ambient Sound Mode: OFF
The noise canceling function: ON
- 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.
- When the Ambient Sound Mode is turned on, wind noise may increase depending on the surrounding environment. In this case, change the setting from Normal mode to Voice mode with the “Sony | Headphones Connect” application.
If the wind noise is still large, turn off the Ambient Sound Mode.