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How to optimise Noise-Cancellation to match your listening style

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Want to reduce or increase Noise-Cancellation levels? Interested in playing around with Ambient sound or Noise-cancellation?  Sony’s Headphones Connect app features Adaptive Sound Control. Let’s see how it allows you to optimise your listening experience! 


SONY | Headphones Connect mobile app & Adaptive Sound Control (ASC)

When installing SONY | Headphones Connect for the first time, you are prompted to enable the ASC setting. ASC stands for Adaptive Sound Control
Adaptive Sound Control automatically changes the headphones sound settings depending on 4 motion options: sitting, walking, running and transport.

The level of ambient sound is adjusted depending on the movement of the user. Although these modes are predefined, you can customise them!

For example, let’s have a look at the action preset [Sitting]:
The default setting for Ambient Sound Control is “Ambient Sound level 20”, but avoids “Noise Cancelling”. That means that Ambient Sound is set to ON, letting through a decent level of environmental sounds. On the other hand, the N/C level is therefore automatically reduced. 


How can I change Adaptive Sound Control to set Noise Cancelling levels to the maximum?

  1. Launch the “SONY | Headphones Connect” App on your smartphone after connecting your headphones with your smartphone via Bluetooth.
     
  2. Turn “Adaptive Sound Control” OFF  (if this setting is ON) 

    Adaptive sound control Noise Cancellation

If you want to use “Adaptive Sound Control”, you can edit the “Ambient Sound Control” setting depending on the 4 different preset actions: Sitting – Walking – Running Transport. You can tailor these four presets to your preferred volume or mode:

  1. Turn [Ambient Sound Control] to ON.  Don’t forget to confirm if Noise-Cancellation is set to ON.
    Use the slider to change the level. 

    Slider to control ambient sound and noise cancellation level
  2. Tap [START] to execute [Noise Cancelling Optimiser] after wearing the unit. (Excluding WF-1000X)
    Optimizing increases the effects of noise cancelling to its maximum capability.


For more tips and hints, please refer to our “SONY | Headphones Connect” Help Guide