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Bluetooth in-ear Headphones TAE1205

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Important safety instructions

Hearing Safety

Hearing Safety

To avoid hearing damage, limit the time you use headphones at high volume and set the volume to a safe level. The louder the volume, the shorter the safe listening time is.

Be sure to observe the following guidelines when using your headphone.

  • 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.
  • You should use caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.
  • Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss.
  • Using headphones 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.

General information

To avoid damage or malfunction:

  • Do not expose headphones to excessive heat
  • Do not drop your headphones.
  • Headphones shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing.
  • Do not allow your headphones to be submerged in water.
  • Do not use any cleaning agents containing alcohol, ammonia, benzene, or abrasives.
  • If cleaning is required use a soft doth, if necessary dampened with a minimum amount of water or diluted mild soap, to clean the product.
  • The integrated battery shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
  • Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type.

About operating and storage temperatures and humidity

  • Operate or store in a place where temperature is between -20°C (4°F) and 60°C (140 °F) (up to 90% relative humidity.
  • Battery life may be shorter in high or low temperature conditions.


Your Bluetooth in-ear headphones

Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to Philips! To fully benefit from the support that Philips offers, register your product at With this Philips in-ear headphones, you can:

  • enjoy convenient wireless handsfree calls;
  • enjoy and control wireless music;
  • switch between calls and music.

What’s in the box

Fig 1 What's in the box

Philips Bluetooth in-ear headphones Philips TAE1205

Fig 2 What's in the box

Fig 3 What's in the box

Fig 4 What's in the box

Other devices

A mobile phone or device (e.g. notebook, PDA, Bluetooth adapters, MP3 players etc) which supports Bluetooth and is compatible to the headphone (see ‘Technical data’ on page 8).

Overview of your Bluetooth wireless headphone

Fig 5 Overview

  • Next / Volume up
  • Power On / Off / Pairing
  • LED indicator
  • Charging slot
  • Previous/Volume down


Get started

Charge the battery


  • Before you use your headphones for the first time, charge the battery for 2hours for optimum battery capacity and lifetime.
  • Use only the original USB charging cable to avoid any damage.
  • Finish your call before charging the headphones, as connecting the headphones for charging will power the headphones off.

Connect the supplied USB charging cable to the charging slot on the headphones and the charger/USB port of a computer.

LED turns white during charging and turns off when the headphones is fully charged.

Normally, a full charge takes 2 hours.

Pair the headphones with your mobile phone

Before you use the headphones with your mobile phone for the first time, pair it with a mobile phone. A successful pairing establishes a unique encrypted link between the headphones and mobile phone. The headphones store the last 4 devices in the memory . If you try to pair more than 4 devices , the earliest pained device is replaced by the new one.

  1. Make sure that the headphones are fully charged and turned off.
  2. Press and hold the on/off button (>4s), blue and whites LED flashes alternately which means the headphones enter Bluetooth pairing mode. The headphones remain in pairing mode for 5 minutes.
  3. Make sure that the mobile phone is turned on and its Bluetooth feature is activated.
  4. Pair the headphones with the mobile phone. For detailed information, refer to the user manual of your mobile phone.


  • Enter the headset password “0000” (4 zeros) if prompted. For those mobile phones featuring Bluetooth 3.0 or higher, no need to enter a password


Use your headphone

Connect the headphone to your Bluetooth device

  1. Turn on your mobile phone/ Bluetooth device.
  2. Press and hold the on/off button (>2s) to turn the headphones on.
    The headphones are reconnected to the last connected device automatically. If the last one is not available, the headphones try to reconnect to the second last connected device.


  • If you turn on the mobile phone or activate the Bluetooth feature after turning on the headphones, you have to reconnect the headphones and mobile phone manually.
  • If the headphones fail to connect to any Bluetooth device within range in 5 minutes, it will switch off automatically to save the battery life.

Manage your calls and music

Fig 6 Manage your calls and music

Fig 7 Manage your calls and music


Summary of LED indicator

Fig 8 Summary of LED indicator


Technical Data

  • Music time: 7 hours
  • Talk time: 5 hours
  • Standby time: 60 hours
  • Normal time for a full charge: 2 hours
  • Battery: Rechargeable lithium polymer
  • battery (100 mAh)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1
  • Compatible Bluetooth proles:
  • Bluetooth prole: HSP, HFP, A2DP,AVRCP
  • Operating range: Up to 10 meters (33 feet)
  • Speaker driver: 8 mm
  • Transmitter power: < 10 dBm
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20kHz
  • DImpedance: 32 ohm
  • Sensitivity: 108.5db/1mW/1000Hz
  • Distortion: <3%@1kHz THD
  • Maximum power input: 5mW
  • USB-C port for charging
  • Low battery warning: available


  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Declaration of conformity

Hereby, MMD Hong Kong Holding Limited declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 2014/53/EU. You can find the Declaration of Conformity on

Disposal of your old product and battery

Recycled and ReusedYour product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and
components, which can be recycled and reused.


DisposalThis symbol on a product means that the product is covered by European Directive 2012/19/EU.


Not discardedThis symbol means that the product contains a built-in rechargeable battery covered by European Directive 2013/56/EU which cannot be disposed of with normal household waste. We strongly advise you to take your product to an official collection point or a Philips service centre to have a professional remove the rechargeable battery. Inform yourself about the local separate collection system for electrical and electronic products and rechargeable batteries. Follow local rules and never dispose of the product and rechargeable batteries with normal household waste. Correct disposal of old products and rechargeable batteries helps prevent negative consequences for the environment and human health.

Remove the integrated battery

If there is no collection/recycling system for electronic products in your country, you can protect the environment by removing and recycling the battery before disposing the headphones.

  • Make sure the headphone is disconnected from the charging case before removing the battery.

Compliance with EMF

This product complies with all applicable standards and regulations regarding exposure to electromagnetic fields.

Environmental information

All unnecessary packaging has been omitted. We have tried to make the packaging easy to separate into three materials: cardboard (box), polystyrene foam (buffer) and polyethylene (bags, protective foam sheet.)

Your system consists of materials which can be recycled and reused if disassembled by a specialized company. Please observe the local regulations regarding the disposal of packaging materials, exhausted batteries and old equipment.

Notice of compliance

The device complies with the FCC rules, Part 15. 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.

FCC rules

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 instruction manual, 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 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.

FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Caution: The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

This device contains licence-exempt transmitter(s)/receiver(s) that comply with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s licence- exempt RSS(s). 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 of the device.


IC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with Canada radiation exposure limits set forth for uncontrolled environments.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.




The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by MMD Hong Kong Holding Limited is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.


Siri is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


Frequently asked questions

My Bluetooth headphone does not turn on.
The battery level is low. Charge the headphone.

I cannot pair my Bluetooth headphones with my Bluetooth device.
The Bluetooth is disabled. Enable the Bluetooth feature on your Bluetooth device and turn on the Bluetooth device before you turn on the headphone.

The audio quality is poor and crackling noise can be heard.

  • The Bluetooth device is out of range. Reduce the distance between your headset and Bluetooth device, or remove obstacles between them.
  • Charge your headset.

How to enter pairing mode.
Power off the headset.
Press and hold “Power on/off” button (>4s) to enter Bluetooth pairing mode.

How to reset the headset

  • Power on the headset.
  • Press and hold vol+ and vol- button together for more than 4 second.

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PHILIPS In Ear Headphones

Philips and the Philips Shield Emblem are registered trademarks of Koninklijke Philips N.V. and are used under license. This product has been manufactured by and is sold under the responsibility of MMD Hong Kong Holding Limited or one of its aliates, and MMD Hong Kong Holding Limited is the warrantor in relation to this product.

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1 Comment

  1. The headphones do not connect to the phone, I would press the button anyway. They just close and open. What can I do?
    Castile nu se conecteaza la telefon, oricum as apasa butonul. Doar se inchid si se deschid. Ce pot sa fac?

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