Philips TAT8506 Headphones 8000 Series User Manual


Philips TAT8506 Headphones 8000 Series User Manual


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 headphones.
  • 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 earpieces and headphones can cause hearing loss.
  • Using headphones with both ears covered while driving is not recommended and may be illegal in some areas.
  • 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. (Refer to the IP rating of specific product)
  • Do not allow your headphones to be submerged in water.
  • Do not charge your headphones when the connector or socket is wet.
  • Do not use any cleaning agents containing alcohol, ammonia, benzene, or abrasives.
  • Use a clean, damp cloth to clean your headphones – especially the sound conduits and the microphone holes – regularly and avoid buildup of substances such as sweat or earwax.
  • If any sweat or water droplets are left in the sound conduits, air holes or microphone holes, the sound level will temporarily drop or cut out entirely. This is not a malfunction. Use a soft, damp cloth to dry the headphones thoroughly. Alternatively, remove the earbud tips, turn the sound conduits downward and gently tap the headphones about five times on a dry cloth or similar to remove any water collected inside.
  • Be sure the headphones are completely dry before charging and using. Avoid using disposable alcohol pads or other substances for cleaning.
  • 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.
  • To achieve the specific IP rating, the charging slot cover must be closed.
  • Disposal of a battery into fire or a hot oven, or mechanically crushing or cutting a battery, can result in an explosion.
  • Leaving a battery in an extremely high temperature surrounding environment 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.
  • Replacement of a battery with an incorrect type risks severely damaging the headphones and the battery (for example, in the case of some lithium battery types).
  • If the headset is not used for a long time, the rechargeable battery will begin to lose its charge. To avoid this loss, please fully charge the battery at least once every three months.
  • To avoid risk of fire, the equipment is supplied only by external power source which output shall comply with PS1 (with output capacity less than 15W).

Operating and storage temperatures and humidity

  • Store in a place where the temperature is between -20°C (-4°F) and 50°C (122 °F) with up to 90% relative humidity.
  • Operate in a place where the temperature is between 0°C (32°F) and 45°C (113 °F) with up to 90% relative humidity.
  • Battery life may be shorter in high or low temperature conditions.

Your True wireless earpieces

Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to Philips! To fully benefit from the support that Philips offers, register your product at With these Philips True wireless earpieces you can:

  • Enjoy convenient wireless handsfree calls
  • Enjoy and control music wirelessly
  • Switch between calls and music


What’s in the box


Other devices

A mobile phone or device (e.g. notebook, tablet, Bluetooth adapters, MP3 players etc) which supports Bluetooth and is compatible with the earpieces.

Overview of your True wireless earpieces


Get started

Charge the battery



  • Before you use your headphones, place them in the charging box and charge the battery for 2 hours for optimum battery capacity and lifetime.
  • Use only the original USB-C charging cable to avoid any damage.
  • Finish your call before charging. Connecting the earpieces to charge will power them o.

Charging Box

Plug one end of the USB-C cable into the charging box and the other end into the power source.



  • The charging box serves as a portable backup battery for charging the earpieces. When the charging box is fully charged, it will fully recharge the earpieces 3 times.


Place the earpieces in the charging box.

  • The earpieces start charging and the blue LED light goes on
  • When the earpieces are fully charged, the blue light will go o



  • Normally, a full charge takes 2 hours (for the earpieces or charging box) by USB cable.

Wireless charging

The charging box has a built-in wireless charging coil. You can charge the battery by using a wireless charger or another device that functions as a wireless charger.


Precautions for wireless charging

  • Do not place the charging box on the wireless charger when conductive materials, such as metal objects and magnets, are placed between the charging box and the wireless charger.
  • Keep the charging box away from high temperatures and water sources. The box may get warm during charging. This is normal.


Charging the battery with a wireless charger.

  • Place the earpieces in the charging box
  • Close the charging box cover
  • Place the charging box on the center of the wireless charger
  • When fully charged, remove the charging box from the wireless charger



  • A full charge takes 4 hours by wireless charging.

How to wear

Select suitable ear tips for optimum fit A tight, secure fit will provide the best sound quality and noise-cancellation.

  • Test which ear tip provides you with the best sound and wearing comfort.
  • Comply™ foam ear tip covers and 5 other sizes of silicone ear tip covers are provided: extra large, large, medium, small and extra small.


Insert the earpieces
  • Check left or right orientation of the earpieces.
  • Insert the earpieces into the ears and twist slightly until a secure t is achieved.


Pair the earpieces with your Bluetooth device for the first time

  • Make sure that the earpieces are fully charged and powered off.
  • Open the cover of the charging box. Press and hold the pairing button for approximately 3 seconds.


  • The LEDs on both earpieces flash white and blue alternately
  • The earpieces are now in pairing mode and are ready to pair with a Bluetooth device (e.g. a mobile phone)
  • Turn on the Bluetooth function of your Bluetooth device.
  • Pair the earpieces with your Bluetooth device. Refer to the user manual of your Bluetooth device.


  • After powering on, if the earpieces cannot nd any previously connected Bluetooth device, it will automatically switch to pairing mode

The following example shows you how to pair the earpieces with your Bluetooth device.

  • Turn on the Bluetooth function of your Bluetooth device, select Philips TAT8506.
  • Enter the earpieces’ password “0000” (4 zeros) if prompted. For those devices featuring Bluetooth 3.0 or higher, there is no need to enter a password.


Single earpiece (Mono mode)

Take either right or left earpiece out from charging box for Mono use. The earpiece will power on automatically. You will hear a voice from the earpieces saying “Power on”.


  • Take the second earpiece from the charging box and they will pair with each other automatically.

Pair the earpieces with another Bluetooth device

If you want to pair another Bluetooth device with the earpieces, just put them into pairing mode, (press button on box for 3 seconds with both earpieces inside and the cover open), then discover the second device as per normal pairing.


  • The earpieces store 4 devices in the memory. If you try to pair more than 4 devices, the earliest paired device is replaced by the new one.

Use your earpieces

Connect the earpieces to your Bluetooth device
  • Turn on the Bluetooth function ofyour Bluetooth device.
  • Open the charging box cover.
  • The blue LED ashes.
  • The earpieces will search the last connected Bluetooth device and reconnect to it automatically. If the last connected one is not available, the earpieces will search and reconnect to the second last connected device.


  • If you turn on the Bluetooth function of your Bluetooth device after turning on the earpieces, you have to go to the Bluetooth menu of the device and connect the earpieces to the device manually.


  • If the earpieces fail to connect to any Bluetooth device within 3 minutes, it will turn off automatically to save the battery life.
  • In some Bluetooth devices, connection may not be automatic. In this case, you have to go to the Bluetooth menu of your device and connect the earpieces to the Bluetooth device manually.
  • If no signal (music/call) is received for 60 mins even with Bluetooth connection, the earpieces will turn off automatically to save the battery life.
Control ANC (Active Noise Cancellation)

Enable ANC

Different ANC modes can be toggled via double tapping on the right earpiece.

  • ANC function is automatically activated when earpiece is placed in the ear
  • Touch the MFT twice, it will change to awareness mode
  • Touch the MFT twice again, it will turn the ANC function o



  • Removing the earpieces will automatically activate sleep mode. When you put the earpieces back they will return to active mode.


Power on/off


Manage your calls and music


Voice Assistant


Use Voice Assistant function (via Google App)

Before using this function, please install Google App onto your Android smartphone.


  • The latest version of the app may be required.
  • For details on the Google App, please refer to the operating instructions or the supported website of the Android smartphone, or the Google Play store website.
  • The Google App may not be activated from the earpieces depending on specifications of the Android smartphone.


Earpieces LED indicator status


Charging box LED indicator status


Reset the earpieces

If you encounter any pairing or connection issue, you can follow the following procedure to reset your earpieces to factory default settings.

  • On your Bluetooth device, go to the Bluetooth menu and remove Philips TAT8506 from the device list.
  • Turn off the Bluetooth function of your Bluetooth device.
  • Return earpieces to charging box and open the lid.
  • Press button on box twice.
  • Follow steps in “Use your earpieces connect the earpieces to your Bluetooth device.”
  • Pair the earpieces with your Bluetooth device, select Philips TAT8506.

If there is no response from the earpieces, you can follow the below step to reset the hardware of your earpieces.

  • Tap and hold multi-function touch for 10 seconds.

Technical data

  • Music play time (ANC on) : 8 + 24 hours
  • Music play time (ANC off) : 9 + 27 hours
  • Standby time: 200 hours
  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Lithium-ion battery 55 mAh on each earpiece, Lithium-ion battery 550 mAh on charging box
  • Bluetooth version: 5.2
  • Compatible Bluetooth profiles:
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile)
  • Supported audio codecs: LDAC, AAC, SBC
  • Frequency range: 2.402-2.480 GHz
  • Transmitter power: < 10 dBm
  • Operating range: Up to 10 meters (33 feet)
  • Auto power off
  • USB-C port for charging
  • Wireless 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 nd the Declaration of Conformity on

Disposal of your old product and battery

Philips-TAT8506-Headphones-8000-Series-Fig22Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components which can be recycled and reused.

Philips-TAT8506-Headphones-8000-Series-Fig23This symbol on a product means that the product is covered by European Directive 2012/19/EU.

Philips-TAT8506-Headphones-8000-Series-Fig24This 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 of the earpieces.

  • Make sure the earpieces are disconnected from the charging box before removing the battery.


  • Make sure the charging box is disconnected from the USB charging cable 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 (butter) 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:

  • This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.



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