PHILIPS TAK4206 4000 Series Headphones User Manual

Headphones4000 SeriesTAK4206User manual

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Important safety instructions

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.


  • 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.
  • Replacement of a battery with an incorrect type that can defeat a safeguard;
  • Disposal of a battery into fire or a hot oven, or mechanically crushing or cutting of a battery, that can result in an explosion;
  • Leaving a battery in an extremely high temperature surrounding environment that can result in an explosion or the leakage of flammable liquid or gas;
  • A battery subjected to extremely low air pressure may result in an explosion or the leakage of flammable liquid or gas.
  •  Never use your headphones when you are operating a motor vehicle, riding a bicycle, running, or walking in trafic areas. It is dangerous and illegal in many places.

About operating and storage temperatures and humidity

  • Operating temperature: 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F)
  • Storage temperature: -10°C (14°F) to 45°C (113°F)
  • Operating humidity: 8% – 90% RH (No condensation)
  • Storage humidity: 5% – 90% RH (No condensation)
  • Maximum operating altitude: 3000m
  • Battery life may be shorter in high or low-temperature conditions.

Your Bluetooth wireless headset

Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to Philips! To fully benefit from the support that Philips offers, register your product this Philips wireless headset, you can:

  • enjoy convenient wireless handsfree calls;
  • enjoy and control wireless music;
  • switch between calls and music.
What’s in the box

Other devices

A mobile phone or device (e.g.notebook, PAD, Bluetooth adapters, MP3 players etc) which supportsBluetooth and is compatible to the headset (see ‘Technical data’ on page 7).

Overview of your Bluetooth wireless headphones

  1. Microphone
  2. LED indicator
  3. USB-C charging slot
  4. On/off button
  5. – Volume control button
  6. Light mode control button
  7. + Volume control button

Get started

Charge the battery


  • Before you use your headset for the first time, charge the battery for 5 hours 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 off.
  • You can’t operate the headphones normally during charging.

Connect the supplied USB charging cable to:

  • the USB-C 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 phoneBefore 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 the mobile phone. The headphones store the last 4 devices in the memory. if you try to pair more than 4 devices, the earliest paired device is replaced by the new one.

  1. Make sure that the headphones are fully charged.
  2. Press and hold for 2 seconds to turn the headphones on.
  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.

The following example shows you how to pair the headphones with your mobile phone.

  1. Activate the Bluetooth feature of your mobile phone, select Philips TAK4206.
  2. 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 headphones

Reconnect the headphones to a Bluetooth device

  1. Turn on your mobile phone/Bluetooth device.
  2. Press and hold for 2 seconds to turn the headphones on.The blue light is on.The headphones are reconnected to the last connected mobile phone/Bluetooth device automatically.If the headphone can not  connect to last  device within 1 min, enter “Not Connected” mode.


  • If you turn on the mobile phone/Bluetooth device or activate the Bluetooth feature after turning on the headphones, you have to reconnect the headphones and mobile phone/Bluetooth device manually.


  • If the headphones fail to connect to any Bluetooth device within range in 5 minutes, it will power off automatically to save the battery life.

Manage your calls and music


Task Button Operation
Turn the headphones on. Press and hold for 2 seconds.
Turn the headphones. Press and hold for 4 seconds.The blue light on and fades out.

Music control

Task Button Press once
Play or pause music Operation
Adjust volume +/- Press once
Next track + Press and hold for 2 second
Previous track Press and hold for 2 second

Call control

Task Button Operation
Pick up/hangup a call. Press once.
Reject anincoming call. Press andhold for 2second.

RGB light mode indicator

Task Button Operation
Red light mode Press once.
Blue light mode Press once.
Greenlight mode Press once.
Rainbow lightmode Press once.
Light off Press once.

Other headphones indicator status

Headphones status Indicator
The headphones are connected to a Bluetooth device, while the headphones are in standby mode or while you are listening to music The blue LED  ashes for every 4 seconds.
The headphones are ready for pairing. The LED  ashes are blue and white alternately.
The headphones are on but not connected to a Bluetooth device. The LED  ashes blue and white alternately, theheadphones will turn o  within 5 minutes.
Low battery level. The white LED blinks 3 times every 1 minute until it power o automatically.
The battery is fully charged. Light off.

Wear your headphonesAdjust the headband to fit your head.

Playtime limit and volume the limit can be set up in Philips headphones AppScan the QR code/press the ‘Download’ button or search ‘Philips Headphones’ in Apple App Store or Google Play to download App.

Playtime limit:

  • Users can set playtime limits in the Philips headphones App.Ensure your device connected with headphones and set playtime limit in Philips headphones App
  • Voice prompt “Playtime limit enabled” plays before 10mins reach the user pre-set playtime in Appa) While playtime limit reach , voice prompt “Playtime limited enable” plays and music pause in headphones.Voice prompt “playtime limit enabled” plays every 10 sec until the battery runs out. The device paired with headphones will be paused at the same time;b) If you want to continue playing the connected device, please power off the headphones to disconnect with the device.• Within same day power on again:
  1. If the previous session playtime limit has not been reached, playtime continues to count from the previous session. And followa)
  2. If the previous session playtime limit has been reached. And follow a)
  3. If you want to reset the playtime limit, please pair your headphones with Philips headphones App and select “never” on the playtime limit page.Then input the playtime limit.
  • The next day the playtime limit timer will reset and count from “0” min.

Volume limit:

  • Users can set volume limits in the Philips headphones App.a) Ensure your device is connected with headphones and set the volume limit in the Philips headphones App.
  • Voice prompt “Volume limit enable” limit enable while headphones volume higher than the pre-set volume limit in Philips headphones App
  1. If headphones volume is higher than user pre-set volume limit in App, headphones volume reduces every 1 min with voice prompt “voice limit enable” until reaching user pre-set volume
  2. If headphones volume same or lower than the user’s pre-set volume limit in App, the volume remains unchanged.• When headphones turn off and on again the volume limit will restart.• Next day the timer play time limit will reset again.


  1. Please have Philips headphone App on parent’s mobile device to ensure setting won’t be overridden by Kids.
  2. If you cannot listen to music with Headphones, please check whether the playtime limit has been set and reach the playtime limit.
  3. If you would release playtime limit control in headphones and you are not next to Kid’s headphones, you can instruct the guardian to reset headphones to factory standard by pressing 5sec on the “volume + and -“ button together.

Technical data

  • Music time: 28 hours
  • Talk time: 25 hours
  • Normal time for a full charge: 2 hours
  • Fast charge 15 min for 2 hours
  • Rechargeable lithium polymer battery (240 mAh)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Support (Hands-Free Profile – HFP)
  • Bluetooth stereo supported (Advanced Audio Distribution
  • Profile – A2DP; Audio Video Remote
  • Control Profile – AVRCP)
  • Frequency range: 2.402-2.480 GHz
  • Transmitter power: < 10 dBm
  • Operating range: Up to 10 meters (33 feet)
  • Digital echo & noise reduction for call clarity
  • Auto power off


  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Rechargeable batteries are only to be charged under adult supervision.


Declaration of conformity

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

Disposal of your old product and battery

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

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

This 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 oficial collection point or a Philips service center 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 batteryIf 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 of the headphones.

  • Make sure the headset 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 that 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 rulesThis 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 difierent from that to whichthe 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.

Canada:This device contains license-exempt transmitter(s)/receiver(s) that comply with Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada’s license-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.CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B)IC Radiation Exposure Statement:This equipment complies with Canada’s 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.

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.


BluetoothThe Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Top Victory Investment Limited is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

Frequently asked questions

My Bluetooth headphones do not switch on.The battery level is low. Charge the headphones.I cannot pair my Bluetooth headphones with a mobile phone.The Bluetooth is disabled. Enable the Bluetooth feature on your mobile phone and turn on the mobile phone before you turn on the headphones.Pairing does not work.Make sure the headphones are in pairing mode.

  • Follow the steps described in this user manual (see ‘Pair the headphones with your mobile phone” on page 4).
  • Make sure that the LED light flashes blue and white alternately

The mobile phone cannot find the headphones.

  • The headphones may be connected to a previously paired device. Turn off the connected device or move it out of range.
  • Pairing may have been reset or the headphones have been previously paired with another device. Pair the headphones with the mobile phone again as described in the user manual (see ‘Pair the headphones with your mobile phone” on page 4).

My Bluetooth headphones are connected to a Bluetooth stereo-enabled mobile phone, but music only plays on the mobile phone speaker. Refer to the user manual of your mobile phone. Select to listen to music through the headphones.

The audio quality is poor and crackling noise can be heard. The Bluetooth device is out of range.Reduce the distance between your headphones and Bluetooth device, or remove obstacles between them.

The audio quality is poor when streaming from the mobile phone is very slow, or audio streaming does not work at all.Make sure your mobile phone not only supports (mono) H FP but also supports A2DP (see “Technical data” on page 7 ).

I hear but cannot control music on my Bluetooth device (e.g. play/pause/skip forward/backward). Make sure the Bluetooth audio source supports AVRCP (see ‘Technical data” on page 7).

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