Philips SHB7110/37 User Manual
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EN Bluetooth stereo headset
Table of contents
1 Welcome 3
2 Important 4
2.1 Hearing safety 4
2.2 Electric-, Magnetic- and Electromagnetic
Fields (“EMF”) 4
2.3 General maintenance 5
2.4 Notes for battery disposal 5
2.5 Notice for USA 6
2.6 Notice for Canada 6
2.7 Trademarks 6
3 inthebox 7
3.1 What else you’ll need 7
6 Getstarted 10
6.1 Charge your headset 10
6.2 Pair your Philips Tapster Bluetooth
stereo headset with your mobile phone 11
6.3 Fitting your headset 12
7.1 Connecting your Philips Tapster
Bluetooth stereo headset to your
mobile phone 13
7.2 Automatic power saving 13
7.3 Controlling your touch sensitive Philips
Tapster Bluetooth stereo headset 13
7.4 Storing and carrying your headset 15
8.1 Learn about the battery status 16
8.2 Learn about simultaneous use for
voice and audio 16
8.3 Learn about FullSound 17
10 Frequentlyaskedquestions 19
With the intuitive simplicity of your Philips
Tapster Bluetooth stereo headset with touch
and gesture controls nothing gets between you
and your music. Let FullSound enhancement
amaze you with rich and lively music. EverClear
technology minimizes echo and background
noise for clear conversations. Angled Acoustics
design leads to a snug ﬁt of the headset for
optimum comfort and a perfect acoustic seal for
a great sound experience.
Spend a few minutes to learn more about your
headset and you will be ready to fully immerse
yourself into your music and calls. Enjoy the
Philips Tapster experience!
ElectromagneticFields( EMF )
1 Philips Electronics manufactures and sells
many products targeted at consumers,
which, like any electronic apparatus, in
general have the ability to emit and receive
2 One of Philips leading Business Principles
is to take all necessary health and safety
measures for our products, to comply with
all applicable legal requirements and to stay
well within the EMF standards applicable at
the time of producing the products.
3 Philips is committed to develop, produce
and market products that cause no adverse
4 Philips conﬁrms that if its products are
handled properly for their intended use,
they are safe to use according to scientiﬁc
evidence available today.
5 Philips plays an active role in the
development of international EMF and safety
standards, enabling Philips to anticipate
further developments in standardization for
early integration in its products.
To avoid hearing damage limit the time you use
the headphones at high volume and set the
volume to a safe level. The louder the volume
the shorter is the safe listening time.
Be sure to observe the following
guidelines when using your headphones.
• Listen at reasonable volumes for reasonable
periods of time.
• Be careful not to adjust the volume
continuously upwards as your hearing adapts.
• Do not turn up the volume so high that you
can’t hear what’s around you.
• Excessive sound pressure from earphones
and headphones can cause hearing loss.
• You should use caution or temporarily
discontinue use in potentially hazardous
• Using this headset with both ears covered
while driving is not recommended and may
be illegal in some areas while driving.
• For your safety avoid distractions from
music or phone calls while in trafﬁc or other
potentially dangerous environments.
• Do not expose the headset to excessive heat.
• Do not drop your headset.
• Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping
• Do not allow your headset to be submerged
• Do not use any cleaning agents containing
alcohol, ammonia, benzene, or abrasives.
• The main plug of AC/DC adapter is used as
the disconnect device, the disconnect device
shall be readily operable.
• If cleaning is required use a soft cloth, if
necessary dampened with a minimum amount
of water or diluted mild soap, to clean the
• Do not operate or store in a place where
temperature is below -15ºC (5ºF) or above
55ºC (131ºF) as this may shorten your
• The integrated battery shall not be exposed
to excessive heat such as sunshine, ﬁre or the
If in your country there is no collection /
recycling system for electronic products you
can protect the environment by removing the
battery before disposing the headset. Your
product contains a built-in rechargeable battery
covered by the European Directive 2006/66/
EC, which cannot be disposed of with normal
household waste. Take your product to an ofﬁcial
collection point or service centre where a
professional can remove the battery.
Removing the battery will destroy the product.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
Changes or modiﬁcations made to this
equipment not expressly approved by Philips
may void the FCC authorization to operate this
FCC / IC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC / IC
radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. End users must
follow the speciﬁc operating instructions for
satisfying RF exposure compliance.
This transmitter must not be co-located or
operating in conjunction with any other antenna
Address for Philips accessories service
Philips accessories and computer peripherals
NJ 07852 USA
Operation is subject to the following two
1 This device may not cause interference and
2 This device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device. The term
“IC:” before the certiﬁcation / registration
number only signiﬁes that registration
was performed based on a Declaration of
Conformity indicating that Industry Canada
technical speciﬁcations were met. It does
not imply that Industry Canada approved the
Trademarks are the property of Koninklijke
Philips Electronics N.V. or their respective
owners. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are
owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use
of such marks by Koninklijke Philips Electronics
N.V. is under license. Tapster, EverClear
and FullSound are trademarks belonging to
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
3 What’s in the box:
Philips Tapster Bluetooth stereo
AC Charger (100-240V)
Exchangeable rubber ear caps
User manual on CD
Quick Start Guide
A mobile phone that is capable of Bluetooth
stereo streaming, i.e. that is compatible with the
Bluetooth A2DP proﬁle.
Other devices (Notebooks, PDA’s, Bluetooth
adapters, MP3 players etc.) are also compatible if
they share the Bluetooth proﬁles supported by
the headset. These proﬁles are:
• The Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution
• The Bluetooth Audio Video Remote Control
• The Bluetooth headset proﬁle (HSP) or the
Bluetooth Handsfree proﬁle (HFP). The
Philips Tapster Bluetooth stereo headset
features Bluetooth Version 2.1+EDR, but it
will also work with devices featuring other
Bluetooth versions that support the proﬁles
4 What you can do with
your Philips Tapster
Bluetooth stereo headset
• Lead wireless hands-free conversations
• Wirelessly listen to music
• Wirelessly control music
• Switch between calls and music
5 Overview of your Philips Tapster Bluetooth stereo headset
LED indicator light
Right earpieceLeft earpiece
Touch sensitive area
rubber ear cap
Right earpieceLeft earpiece
Touch sensitive area
6 Get started
Before you use your headset for the ﬁrst time,
charge the battery for 6 hours for optimum
battery capacity and life time.
Use only the original charger or a standard
aftermarket micro USB cable for charging. Using
another charger may damage or destroy your
Finish your call before charging the headset, as
connecting the headset for charging will cut an
ongoing call. During charging you can operate
the headset normally.
Plug the charger into a wall outlet and connect
the charger cable to the headsets charging
During recharging the LED indicator will show a
red light. The LED will turn off once charging is
complete. If you try to charge the headset when
it is full the LED will not light up.
Typically a full charge will take 2 hours, during
this time you can use your headset for calls and
You can save energy and protect the
environment by unplugging the charger after
charging is complete.
1 Make sure your headset is charged and
Your Philips Tapster Bluetooth stereo headset
must be paired to your mobile phone before
connecting and using it for the ﬁrst time with
your phone. “Pairing” will establish a unique
encrypted link between your mobile phone and
• Only if you pair more than two different
Bluetooth devices with your headset, you may
need to pair the previously paired devices
again. Your headset can store up to two
paired devices in its memory, if you pair more
than two devices the oldest paired device is
• “Pairing” is different from “connecting” as
pairing typically only has to be done once,
whereas the phone and headset need to
“connect” every time one of the two devices
was turned off or out of range. With typical
phone settings your Philips Tapster Bluetooth
stereo headset will connect automatically to
your phone after you turned on the headset.
2 Make sure your mobile phone is on and its
Bluetooth feature is enabled.
3 Press On/Off on the right earpiece
until the LED starts blinking red and blue
alternately. The headset will now remain in
“pairing mode” for 5 minutes.
4 Pair the headset with your mobile phone as
described below. A sample pairing is shown
Check your phone’s user manual for speciﬁc
• Access the Bluetooth menu on your mobile
phone typically called “Setup”, “Settings”,
“Bluetooth” or “Connectivity”.
• Select the option to discover, add or search
for a Bluetooth device. After a few seconds
your phone should indicate that it has found
the “Philips Tapster”.
• Upon selecting the “Philips Tapster” on your
mobile phone typically you will need to
conﬁrm the pairing and enter a passcode.
on/off charging socket
4 Optional: For an extra-secure sports ﬁt,
attach the earhook.
A. Insert the ball between the earpiece and the
earshell until it rests in the socket which
is located between the earpiece and the
B. Rotate the hook to ﬁt your ear.
C. Slide the hook over your ear.
D. Follow steps 2 and 3 as above.
1 Select your cap size for the best ﬁnd and
optimum sound performance. It is not
unusual to ﬁt two different exchangeable
rubber ear cap sizes on the right and left
2 Place the exchangeable rubber ear cap in
your ear and rotate the headset backward
for a snug ﬁt.
3 Bring the connecting wire to the back of the
neck and insert the second earpiece.
Please enter the headsets passcode “0000”
After successful pairing, the headset will connect
to the mobile phone. You will hear a long beep
to conﬁrm successful pairing and the headsets
LED will change from ﬂashing red/blue to
periodically ﬂashing blue every three seconds.
To avoid accidental activation of music or calls
the touch sensitive areas of the headset are only
enabled after you inserted the headset in your
ears. You will hear an ascending activation and
descending de-activation tone when inserting or
removing your Philips Tapster Bluetooth stereo
The whole outer shell of the earpieces is touch
You can control all functions of the headset with
these basic motions.
Tap the surface
Tap the surface twice quickly
Press and hold for approximately 1 second
Slide your ﬁnger forward or backward
across the surface of the earpiece
Your Philips Tapster Bluetooth stereo headset
uses intuitive touch controls so you can easily
control your music and calls. After a few
minutes of familiarizing yourself with the new
touch controls you should ﬁnd this way of
controlling the headset faster and simpler than
button based headsets.
7 Using your touch
sensitive Philips Tapster
Bluetooth stereo headset
Turn on the headset by pressing On/Off until
the LED lights up. Once turned on the headset
will reconnect automatically to the last device it
was connected to. If the last connected device is
not available the headset tries to reconnect to
the second to last device that was connected to
If you turn the mobile phone or its Bluetooth
feature on after turning on the headset connect
the headset from your mobile phones Bluetooth
If your headset cannot ﬁnd any Bluetooth device
to connect to in range within five minutes it will
automatically power down to save battery life.
Touch sensitive surface
N/A On / off Press
Next song / Slide forward / backward Volume Slide forward / backward
previous song up / down
Stop Press (hold 1/2 sec) Play / pause Tap
FullSound (natural /
Double tap while music is
N/A Volume up / down Slide forward / backward
Answer call Tap
Hang up / reject
Press (hold 1/2 sec)
Redial last no. Double tap
Activate voice dial Press (hold 1/2 sec)
Transfer call to
phone / headset
Remove / insert earpiece
Mute mic Double tap during call
Pick up an in-
coming call and
put the current
active call on hold
Reject an incoming
call and continue
the current active
Press (hold 1/2 sec)
The table below shows how to control your music and calls with these basic motions.
You will ﬁnd that all of the call functions are located on the right earpiece so you can use the
headset for calls even if the left earpiece is not in your ear.
Your headset comes with a protective carrying
case for the headset and the optional earhooks.
Wind the cable that connects the two earpieces
in the cable groove to neatly store the headset.
8 Using more of your
Philips Tapster Bluetooth
Immediately after turning the headset on, the
LED will indicate the battery status.
LED behaviour Battery status
3x red blinking Less than 25% of charge
2x red blinking Less than 50% of charge
1x blue blinking 50% or more of charge
Approximately ﬁve minutes before the battery
runs out you will hear two short beeps every
minute to remind you to end the call or transfer
it to your phone before the battery runs out.
The LED will also continuously ﬂash red with
about ﬁve minutes of talk time remaining.
Your Bluetooth stereo headset can connect to
one Bluetooth audio source (supporting the
A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth proﬁle) and one
Bluetooth communication source (supporting
HFP or HSP Bluetooth proﬁle) at the same time.
Therefore you can connect your Bluetooth
• with a Bluetooth stereo enabled phone to
both listen to music and lead calls, or
• with a Bluetooth phone that only supports
Bluetooth communication (i.e. does not
support Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)) to lead
calls and at the same time to a Bluetooth
stereo device (Bluetooth enabled MP3 player,
Bluetooth audio adapter etc.) to listen to
music. Make sure to pair the phone ﬁrst
with your Bluetooth headset, then turn both
the phone and headset off to then pair the
Bluetooth audio device.
With the SwitchStream feature you can listen to
music and monitor your calls at the same time.
While listening to music, you will hear a ring
tone when receiving a call and can switch to the
call simply by tapping the earpiece.
FullSound is a smart digital sound enhancement
algorithm, which runs on a powerful processor
inside your Bluetooth headset. It restores
and enhances bass, treble, stereo effects and
dynamics of compressed music and leads to a
more natural, “real life” sound experience based
on years of acoustic research and tuning.
There are two FullSound settings on your Philips
Tapster Bluetooth stereo headset:
• The “Natural” FullSound setting is optimized
for the most natural, audiophile reproduction
of music, ideal for classical, acoustic, Jazz and
voice dominated music.
• The “Dynamic Bass” setting emphasizes deep
frequencies for a more powerful bass ideal
for Hip Hop, Techno and other bass driven
music styles, or for extra motivation during
When you buy the product the “Natural”
FullSound setting is enabled. To switch between
the two settings double tap the left earshell
two times. The “Natural” FullSound setting is
conﬁrmed by an ascending tone, the “Dynamic
Bass” FullSound setting is conﬁrmed by a
9 Technical data for your
Philips Tapster Bluetooth
• Intuitive touch and gesture sensitive controls
• FullSound digital sound enhancement for rich,
• EverClear echo and noise reduction for clear
• Angled acoustics ergonomic design
• Up to 6 hours of music playback time
• Up to 7 hours of talk time
• Up to 150 hours of standby time
• Typical time for a full charge: 2 hours
• Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery
• Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Bluetooth stereo
support (A2DP – Advanced Audio
Distribution Proﬁle, AVRCP – Audio Video
Remote Control Proﬁle), Bluetooth mono
support (HSP – Headset Proﬁle, HFP Hands-
• Operating range up to 10 meters (33 feet)
• Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Speciﬁcations are subject to change without
10 Frequently asked
Battery is very low.
Charge your Bluetooth headset.
Enable Bluetooth on your mobile phone and
turn the headset on after turning on the phone.
Chosen exchangeable rubber ear cap not
Fit the correct exchangeable rubber ear cap size
for each ear and check previous pages for the
“insert & twist” ﬁtting motion. Try the earhook
for extra-stable ﬁt.
Out-of-ear autolock engaged.
Touch & gesture controls will only work after
the headset is inserted into your ear. Check for
the ascending activation sound when inserting
each exchangeable rubber ear cap. Try to re-
insert your exchangeable rubber ear cap if you
did not hear the activation sound.
Familiarity with touch controls.
For the ﬁrst few minutes you may ﬁnd the
headsets touch controls too sensitive or
not sensitive enough. The sensitivity of the
touch controls has been set to suit a range
of customers. It may require a few minutes of
“training” with your headset to get used to the
• The headset may be connected to
another previously paired device.
Turn the currently connected device off or
move it out of range.
• Pairings may have been reset or
headset has been previously paired with
Start the pairing process as described in this
Your mobile phone may not support this
No AM/FM antenna available.
Most mobile phones require a corded headset,
which they use as an antenna, for FM radio
capability. If your phone supports Internet radio
this feature will work with your Bluetooth
Phone may have option to listen to music
via speaker or headset.
Check your phones user guide on how to
transfer the music to the headset.
Phone may not be Bluetooth Stereo
(A2DP proﬁle) compatible and only
support Bluetooth mono (HSP/HFP
Check your phones compatibility.
Bluetooth audio source is out of range.
Reduce the distance between the headset and
the Bluetooth audio source, or remove obstacles
The music device does not support this
feature (AVRCP proﬁle).
Check the user manual of your audio source.
Please visit www.philips.com/support for
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