Friday, 15 February 2013
Important Safety Information
To avoid hearing damage, make sure that the volume on your music player is
turned down before connecting your headphones. After placing headphones
in/on your ears, gradually turn up the volume until you reach a comfortable
listening level. Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB), exposure to any
noise at or above 85 dB can cause gradual hearing loss. Monitor your use;
hearing loss is a function of loudness versus time. The louder it is, the less time
you can be exposed to it. The softer it is, the more time you can listen to it.
Physiology of the Ear
This decibel (dB) table compares some common sounds and shows how they rank in potential harm to hearing.
Comfortable hearing levels
are under 60dB
Intrusive; interferes with
85 dB is the level at which hearing
damage (8 hrs.) begins
No more than 15 minutes
of unprotected exposure
recommended for sounds between
Regular exposure to sound over
100 dB of more than 1 minute risks
permanent hearing loss
Rock Concert (varies)
Threshold of pain begins
around 125 dB
“…. a typical person can safely listen to an iPod for 4.6 hours per day at 70% volume.”
“…. knowing the levels one is listening to music at, and for how long is extremely important.”
Get the most out of your equipment and enjoy great audio performance even at safe levels. Our headphones will allow you to hear more details at lower volume levels than ever before.
Do not use headphones when it’s unsafe to do so—while operating a vehicle, crossing streets, or during any activity or in an environment where your full attention to your surroundings is required.
It’s dangerous to drive while wearing headphones, and in many places, illegal because it decreases your chances of hearing life-saving sounds outside of your vehicle, such as another car’s horn and emergency vehicle sirens. Please avoid wearing your headphones while driving. Use an FM transmitter to listen to your mobile media devices instead.
Learn how to establish a safe listening level and review other important safety guidelines from the Consumer Electronics Association at www.ce.org and the Deafness Research Foundation at www.drf.org
Eartips and Maintenance
The tips on the ends of your Tour headphones make the difference between
good sound and great sound. With the right ft, you’ll get better isolation from
unwanted outside noise, increased bass response, better tonal balance and
the headphones will stay in your ears better. Of course, the right ft will also
feel more comfortable. Because everyone’s ears are unique, Beats supplies
several sizes and designs of eartips. Getting the perfect ft with the correct tip
is a matter of experimentation. Try out all the eartips included with your Tour
headphones to fnd the best ft for the size and shape of your ear canal. We
recommend that you try the smallest tip frst and work upwards in size until you fnd a comfortable ft that has a good seal and also stays in your ears without
falling out. Also try different style tips to see which works best for you.
Eartip Fit Testing
A good way to gauge whether or not the eartip is sealing properly in your ear
canal is by snapping your fngers right next to your ear. If the seal is proper,
your ear will not feel “plugged,” yet the snapping of your fngers will sound dull and distant. If you hear your fnger snaps distinctly, the seal is probably not adequate. If the sound of your fnger snapping is dull and distant, but your ear feels plugged up, like you’re on an airplane preparing to land, then you’ve
over-inserted the eartip.
Proper Insertion and Removal of Eartips
1. You may wish to lightly moisten your eartips for easier insertion.
2. Using your right hand, grasp the right headphone.
3. With your left hand, pull up and back on your right ear to straighten your
4. Carefully insert your right headphone,
completely and comfortably in your
ear. DO NOT insert the eartip so deeply
that your ear canal feels completely
5. Repeat this procedure for your left ear.
6. When you’ve fnished your listening
session, remove your in-ear headphones
slowly with a twisting motion to gradually
break the seal.
Keeping your Tour eartips clean is essential for safe, hygienic use. IMPORTANT:DO NOT attempt to clean the eartips without frst removing them from the headphones. Getting the delicate circuitry inside your Tour headphones wetmay cause permanent damage.
1. Firmly grip the eartip with one hand and the earphone with the other.
Carefully remove the eartip from the ear tube.
2. Use warm water and mild soap on a damp cloth to remove dirt and earwax
from the eartip. Do NOT use harsh cleaning agents.
3. Rinse and completely dry your eartips before placing them back on your
4. Carefully push the eartips back onto the Tour headphones, making sure they are on the ear tube completely.
Using the Remote Mic
Beats Mixr headphone comes equipped with a remote mic cable that gives
you more freedom to control your phone or music player.
• Skip Forward/
• End Call
• Voice Command
• Volume Control + -
Note: Functionality varies by device.
Play or pause a song or video: Press and release the center button. Repeat to
Skip track or backward to next song or video: Press and release the center
button twice quickly to skip forward. Press and release three times quickly to
Scan forward or backward through a song or video: In quick motion, press
the center button twice, hold on the second press to scan forward. Release
when you want to stop scanning. To scan backward, press the center button
three times, holding on the third press.
Answer or end a call: Press and release the center button once to answer.
Repeat to end the call.
Decline an incoming call: Press and hold the center button for two seconds,
then release. There will be two beeps when you let go to indicate successful
Voice Command: Press and hold the center button until voice activation starts up. Functionality will vary by device.
Control volume: Press the top button to increase volume. Press the bottom
button to decrease volume. Functionality will vary by device.
Care and Storage
• Keeping Tour headphones clean is essential for safe, hygienic use.
• Never wear in-ear headphones if they appear dirty.
• When not in use, always store your Tour headphones in the protective
• Keep case closed, and store in a clean, dry environment.
• Do not store other items in the case, as this may result in contamination.
• Avoid storage in extreme heat or cold.
• Avoid exposure to liquids, temperature extremes and high humidity.
• Never pull on the cable to disconnect Tour headphones from your music
player. Grasp the plug at the end of the cable and pull to disconnect.
Select, Connect, Listen
Beats in-ear headphones feature multiple pairs of ear tips, designed to
ft securely and block out external sound. Choose the pair that fts most