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  Summary of Contents for Yamaha EP-E50A

  • Page 1 User Guide Earphones...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Notice  4 About this Documentation.................  4 Trademarks.................................... 4 Handling this product................ 6 Battery-related notes................................ 6 Product Overview  7 Advantages of this product................  7 Accessories.................... 8 Part names..................... 10 Charging and Powering  11 Charging this product................ 11 Turning the power on................ 12 Turning the power off..
  • Page 3 Contents Receiving a phone call................ 23 Using the voice assistance feature on your smartphone........ 24 Settings  25 About the app for earphones/headphones........... 25 List of settings (main screen).............. 26 List of product settings (menu).............. 27 Automatically adjust the sound quality according to the volume.... 29 Playing back sound according to your surroundings........ 30 Setting the auto-standby time..
  • Page 4: About This Documentation

    The trademarks used in this documentation are as follows. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Yamaha Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 5 Notice > About this Documentation Notice regarding the contents of this documentation This documentation is a user’s guide intended for the following readers. Those who will use this product This documentation classifies precautions and other matters as follows. WARNING This content indicates “risk of serious injury or death.” CAUTION This content indicates “risk of injury.”...
  • Page 6: Handling This Product

    Notice > Handling this product Handling this product Battery-related notes The lithium-ion battery contained in this product is a consumable item. To extend the life of the battery as long as possible, use caution regarding the following. If the product is not used for a long period of time, the charging time may get longer. When storing the product for a long time, charge the product around once every six months to avoid excessive discharge.
  • Page 7: Product Overview

    Product Overview > Advantages of this product Product Overview Advantages of this product This product is a set of wireless earphones that connect to Bluetooth devices such as a portable music player or smartphone over the air. High-definition playback of sound from Bluetooth devices This product supports the Qualcomm aptX™, Qualcomm aptX™...
  • Page 8: Accessories

    Product Overview > Accessories Accessories Make sure that all of the accessories are included with this product. Earphones (main units) USB power cable (30 cm; type C to A) Eartips (LL, L, M, S, SS; one set each) (already attached to the earphones) Carrying case Quick Start Guide User Guide (Basic)
  • Page 9 Product Overview > Accessories...
  • Page 10: Part Names

    Product Overview > Part names Part names Below is an explanation of the parts of the earphones. Controller Charging connector (inside cover) Plug the USB power cable into the connector for charging. Function key + key, − key Indicator ANC key NOTE The microphone used for phone calls is built into the controller.
  • Page 11: Charging And Powering

    Charging and Powering > Charging this product Charging and Powering Charging this product Before using this product, charge the controller. Make sure to use the USB power cable that was included with this product. Also, when using a USB power adaptor, be sure that the adaptor is compatible with 5 V DC (at least 0.5 A) commercially available power output.
  • Page 12: Turning The Power On

    Charging and Powering > Turning the power on Turning the power on Turn the power on. Hold down the function key on the controller for two seconds. The indicator lights up as shown below, and the power turns on. Flashes red (shows remaining battery power) 2 sec...
  • Page 13: Turning The Power Off

    Charging and Powering > Turning the power off Turning the power off Turn the power of this product off. Hold down the function key on the controller for two seconds. The indicator lights up as shown below, and the power turns off. 1 sec 2 sec...
  • Page 14: Checking The Remaining Battery Power

    Charging and Powering > Checking the remaining battery power Checking the remaining battery power After this product are turned on, you can check how much battery power is left from the flashing indicator and the audio message. Audio messages: Battery High: plenty of charge remaining Battery Medium: moderate charge remaining Battery Low: small amount of charge remaining Indicator (on controller):...
  • Page 15: Connections

    Connections > Registering a Bluetooth device (pairing) Connections Registering a Bluetooth device (pairing) When first connecting this product to a Bluetooth device, follow the steps below to register (pair) this product with that device. Set this product to pairing mode. With the controller turned off, hold down the Function key on the controller until the indicator flashes as shown in the illustration below.
  • Page 16 Connections > Registering a Bluetooth device (pairing) Select this product from this list on your Bluetooth device. Yamaha EP-E50A If successfully connected, you will hear the “Pairing Successful” audio message. The indicator on this product lights up blue (for about 20 seconds).
  • Page 17: Connecting To A Bluetooth Device

    Connections > Connecting to a Bluetooth device Connecting to a Bluetooth device This product connects to Bluetooth devices with which it has already been registered (paired). When you turn the power on, they will search for the last Bluetooth device to which they were connected, and connect automatically.
  • Page 18: Disconnecting From A Bluetooth Device

    Connections > Disconnecting from a Bluetooth device Disconnecting from a Bluetooth device Follow the steps below to disconnect a Bluetooth device. Disconnect the earphones by operating the Bluetooth device. This product will enter the waiting mode for a connection from a Bluetooth device. Turn the Bluetooth device’s power off.
  • Page 19: Wearing This Product

    Wearing this product > Putting the earphones on Wearing this product Putting the earphones on Check the markings on the earphones for the left and right sides to make sure they are worn in the correct ear, and insert them into your ear. Related links “Replacing the eartips” (p.20)
  • Page 20: Replacing The Eartips

    Wearing this product > Replacing the eartips Replacing the eartips You will be able to listen to your music with better sound by using eartips that match your ears. When putting the earphones on, use the eartips that keep out ambient sounds as much as possible while the music is stopped.
  • Page 21: Operating This Product

    Operating this Product > Adjusting the volume Operating this Product Adjusting the volume Follow the steps below to adjust the volume. − key + key Turn the volume up Press the + key on the controller. Turn the volume down Press the −...
  • Page 22: Listening To Music

    Operating this Product > Listening to music Listening to music You can using the following functions during playback. Function key ANC key − key + key Pause or restart playback Press the function key on the controller. Skip to the next song Hold down the + key on the controller until you hear a “beep”...
  • Page 23: Receiving A Phone Call

    Operating this Product > Receiving a phone call Receiving a phone call When connecting to a Bluetooth device (such as a smartphone) that has phone call functionality, you can talk using this product. Operate this product as follows. Function key Receive a phone call Press the function key on the controller.
  • Page 24: Using The Voice Assistance Feature On Your Smartphone

    Operating this Product > Using the voice assistance feature on your smartphone Using the voice assistance feature on your smartphone When connecting this product to a Bluetooth device that supports a voice assistance feature such as Siri or Google Assistant, you can control the voice assistant with this product. Function key Press the function key on the controller twice.
  • Page 25: Settings

    About the app for earphones/headphones The Headphones Controller smartphone app is a dedicated app for getting the best sound quality from your Yamaha earphones or headphones. This app will let you do the following. Show the status of your earphones/headphones (such as remaining battery power) Make detailed settings on your earphones/headphones Install the app from the App Store (iOS devices) or from Google Play (Android devices).
  • Page 26: List Of Settings (Main Screen)

    Settings > List of settings (main screen) List of settings (main screen) The settings that you can make on the main screen of the Headphones Controller app are shown below. NOTE The app screen may differ, depending on your product. LISTENING CARE Turns LISTENING CARE (a feature that automatically adjusts the sound quality according to the volume) on/off.
  • Page 27: List Of Product Settings (Menu)

    Settings > List of product settings (menu) List of product settings (menu) The settings that you can make on the menu of the Headphones Controller app are shown below. NOTE The app screen may differ, depending on your product. Confirm Firmware Update Checks whether new firmware has been released, and performs updates.
  • Page 28 Settings > List of product settings (menu) Related links “About the app for earphones/headphones” (p.25) “List of settings (main screen)” (p.26) “Automatically adjust the sound quality according to the volume” (p.29) “Playing back sound according to your surroundings” (p.30) “Setting the auto-standby time” (p.31)
  • Page 29: Automatically Adjust The Sound Quality According To The Volume

    Settings > Automatically adjust the sound quality according to the volume Automatically adjust the sound quality according to the volume When LISTENING CARE is enabled, this product will automatically adjust the sound quality according to the playback volume. This feature adjusts the frequency balance, offering rich sound quality playback even at a low volume. Use the Headphones Controller app to make these settings.
  • Page 30: Playing Back Sound According To Your Surroundings

    Settings > Playing back sound according to your surroundings Playing back sound according to your surroundings You can set how this product sounds according to the situation, such when you want to enjoy music in a noisy location, or when you want to be able to hear what is going on around you while you are listening. When you enable the NOISE CANCELLING, the active noise cancelling feature of this product will reduce the noise from outside.
  • Page 31: Setting The Auto-Standby Time

    Settings > Setting the auto-standby time Setting the auto-standby time This product will automatically shut off when a certain amount of time has passed without a connection from a Bluetooth device. You can set the time it takes for the power to turn off after no connection has been received.
  • Page 32: Updating The Firmware

    The firmware on this product can be updated to add new functionality, rectify product issues and so on. Updates are performed using Headphones Controller. For more details on the contents of updates, see the product information page on the Yamaha website. NOTICE For stable data communication between this product and your Bluetooth device, update the firmware in a place where the signal is good.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting > Read this first Troubleshooting Read this first If this product does not operate normally while you are using it, first check the following. Turn the power off and then on again. Make sure that this product have been sufficiently charged. “Charging this product” (p.11) Update the firmware of this product to the latest version.
  • Page 34: No Sound Can Be Heard

    Troubleshooting > No sound can be heard No sound can be heard This product are not connected to a Bluetooth device. Pair this product. “Connecting to a Bluetooth device” (p.17) The volume is too low. Raise the volume. “Adjusting the volume” (p.21) The music stopped playing back.
  • Page 35: Your Voice Is Hard To Hear With The Person To Whom You Are Talking

    Troubleshooting > Your voice is hard to hear with the person to whom you are talking. Your voice is hard to hear with the person to whom you are talking. You may be speaking too far away from the microphone. Move your mouth closer to the controller.
  • Page 36: Power Will Not Turn On

    Troubleshooting > Power will not turn on Power will not turn on There may not be enough battery power left. Charge this product. “Charging this product” (p.11)
  • Page 37: The Product Cannot Be Charged

    Troubleshooting > The product cannot be charged The product cannot be charged Your computer is not turned on (when charging from your computer). Turn the power of your computer on, and then charge this product. You may have been using a USB power cable other than the one included with this product. Use the included USB power cable to make sure the product correctly charges.
  • Page 38: Cannot Connect To A Bluetooth Device

    Troubleshooting > Cannot connect to a Bluetooth device Cannot connect to a Bluetooth device This product and your Bluetooth device may be too far apart. Move this product closer to the Bluetooth device. A device that emits electromagnetic waves (such as a microwave oven, access point and so on) might be nearby.
  • Page 39: The Product Does Not Operate Or Play Back

    Troubleshooting > The product does not operate or play back The product does not operate or play back This product may be charging. You cannot use this product while they are charging. Use the earphones after charging is finished. There is no remaining battery power on this product. Charge this product.
  • Page 40: The Sound Is Distorted, Noisy Or Choppy

    Troubleshooting > The sound is distorted, noisy or choppy The sound is distorted, noisy or choppy The signal may not be coming in clearly, making the connection unstable. Move away from wireless devices such as access points, or appliances that product electromagnetic waves such as microwave ovens.
  • Page 41: Problem Still Not Resolved (Customer Support)

    For customers within Japan Please contact the store where you purchased this product, or the Product Support Center as listed in the “User Guide (Basic).” For customers outside of Japan Please contact your nearest authorized Yamaha dealer or service center.
  • Page 42: Appendix

    Appendix > Specifications Appendix Specifications The specifications of this product are as shown below. Driver type Dynamic Driver unit 9.0 mm Frequency range 20–20,000 Hz Bluetooth version Supported profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP Supported codecs SBC, AAC, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, Qualcomm® aptX™ Supported content protection (Japan only) SCMS-T RF output power...
  • Page 43: List Of Operations

    Appendix > List of operations List of operations The main operations of this product are as shown below. Function key ANC key − key + key Power Power on Function key (hold down for two seconds) Power off Function key (hold down for two seconds) Volume Volume up + key...
  • Page 44 Appendix > List of operations Other functions Start pairing Hold down the Function key with the power off (five seconds) Start voice assistant Function key (press quickly, two times in a row)
  • Page 45: List Of Indicator Displays And Audio Messages

    Appendix > List of indicator displays and audio messages List of indicator displays and audio messages The indicator displays and audio messages on this product are shown below. Product indicator display Power on Lights up for 1 second (blue) and turns off Remaining battery power notifications Flashes red three times: plenty of charge remaining Flashes red two times: moderate charge remaining...
  • Page 46 Appendix > List of indicator displays and audio messages Audio messages Battery High Plenty of battery charge remaining Battery Medium Moderate battery charge remaining Battery Low Small amount of battery charge remaining Power Off Power off Pairing Start device registration (pairing) Pairing Successful Pairing successful/finished connecting Pairing Failed...
  • Page 47 Yamaha Global Site https://www.yamaha.com/ Yamaha Downloads https://download.yamaha.com/ Manual Development Group © 2020 Yamaha Corporation Published 08/2020 AM-A0 AV19-0160...

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