Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones Owner’s Guide


Bose® SoundTrue™



  • Long-term exposure to loud music may cause hearing damage. It is best to avoid extreme volume when using headphones, especially for extended periods.
  • Sounds that you rely on as reminders or warnings may have an unfamiliar character when using headphones. Be aware of how these sounds may vary in character so you can recognize them as needed.
  • Do not place any naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on or near the apparatus.
  • This product contains magnetic material. Please contact your physician if you have any questions on whether this might affect the operation of your implantable medical device.
  • DO NOT use mobile phone adapters to connect headphones to airplane seat jacks as this could result in personal injury such as burns or property damage due to overheating. Remove and disconnect immediately if you experience warming sensation or loss of audio.
  • Do not submerge or expose for extended period to water or wear while participating in water sports, i.e. swimming, waterskiing, surfing, etc.


  • Do not drop, sit on or allow the headphones to be immersed in water.
  • Be sure the earcup ports are kept clear, and that no moisture is allowed to get inside the earcup.

This product conforms to all applicable EU directive requirements. The complete declaration of conformity can be found at

Limited Warranty

Your Bose® headphones are covered by a limited warranty. Details of the limited warranty are provided on the product registration card that is included in the carton. Please refer to the card for instructions on how to register. Failure to register will not affect your limited warranty rights.Table

iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.


Thank you for purchasing the Bose® SoundTrue™ around-ear headphones for select iPhone, iPod and iPad models. These headphones were designed to give you easy access and greater control of your Apple audio device. With Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones, you can immerse yourself in your music and enjoy an around-ear fit that stays comfortable for hours.


Using the headphones

Wearing the headphones

Put on the headphones using the markings which identify the left (L) and right (R) earcups. Adjust the headband so it rests gently on top of your head and the earcup cushions fit comfortably around your ears.

Connecting to your iPhone, iPod, or iPad

Connect the smaller (2.5 mm) plug securely to the left earcup. Connect the other plug securely to the audio output jack of the iPhone, iPod or iPad. You should hear or feel a click when you make these connections.

Using the headphones with your iPhone, iPod, or iPad

The headphones have a small in-line remote with an integrated microphone for convenient control of select iPhone, iPod, and iPad models.

For use with

The remote and mic are supported only by iPhone 3GS or later, iPad, iPod touch (2nd generation or later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), and iPod nano (4th generation or later). The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation or later). Audio is supported by all iPad and iPod models.

Note: Full controls may not be available for some iPhone, iPod, or iPad models.

Note: For information on using your headphones with non Apple devices, refer to

Headphone controlsControls

Basic functionsBasic functions

Media playback functionsMedia functions

Using the headphones

Folding earcups

The Bose® SoundTrue™ around-ear headphones feature rotating earcups that fold flat for easy, convenient storage. The earcups rotate in only one direction. Incorrectly rotating the earcups can damage the headphones.

Reattaching earup cushions

The earcup cushions are held in place by a mounting flange which snaps under 8 small tabs located around the inside rim of each earcup. If an earcup cushion becomes partially or completely detached, push the mounting flange of the earcup cushion back into the earcup. Using your finger or thumb, press around the edge of the mounting flange, making sure it snaps in place all the way around the earcup.Earphone cushion


If you experience any trouble using your headphones, try the following troubleshooting instructions. If you still need help, contact Bose Customer Service.Problems

Cleaning the headphones

The headphones do not require scheduled cleaning. Should cleaning be necessary, simply wipe the outside surfaces with a soft cloth. Be sure the earcup ports are kept clear, and that no moisture is allowed to get inside the earcup.

Replacement parts and accessories

Accessories or replacement parts can be ordered through Bose Customer Service at

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