Although earbuds are great, I prefer headphones, especially when going out for a jog or doing any task that requires recurrent moving. That is why I got the Momentum 4 headphones from Sennheiser since they were the best model from the brand, according to the salesperson.
The headphones work great so far, which intrigued me to learn about other wireless headphones from the brand. In the process, I noted that coming by information on how to pair them to different devices was scarce.
Hence this article will describe how you can get the headphones in pairing mode and, therefore, easily connect them to other devices like your phone.
- Ensure the headphones are adequately charged before pairing them to a source device.
- The headphones will automatically go into pairing mode when you power them on if they have never been paired to a source device or have been reset.
- They will automatically reconnect to the last two devices they were paired with if those devices have their Bluetooth active and are within range.
- The LEDs will flash blue and red or just white (depending on the model) three times to show the headphones are paired to a device.
- The on/off button also works as the Bluetooth pairing button. If you press it for four to five seconds, the headphones will go into pairing mode.
- Some models, like the Momentum 4 and Momentum 3, are powered on by unfolding the earcups.
- The headphones will appear on the source device using their model’s name.
- The pairing code is 0000 (four zeros).
- If the headphones are left in pairing mode for extended periods without connecting to any device, they will go into standby mode to conserve the battery.
- The Sennheiser smart control app will give you access to advanced settings like multi-connectivity and adjusting the audio output modes.
Pairing Sennheiser Headphones
There are a few models of Sennheiser wireless over-ear headphones, and they follow slightly varying pairing procedures. Below are steps for getting these headphones into pairing mode:
- These headphones will automatically power on when you pick them up and put them on. However, you can manually power them on by pressing the multifunction button for three seconds. The button is on the right earcup close to the LEDs.
- The LED will flash white three times to show that the headphones have powered on. Note that when only one LED flashes white three times, the headphones are paired to a device through Bluetooth.
- When you power the headphones on for the first time, they go into pairing mode automatically. However, if they have been paired to a source device before and it is in range with Bluetooth enabled, they will pair automatically.
- You can manually get the headphones in pairing mode by pressing and holding the multifunction button for five seconds while the headphones are powered off.
- You will hear a tone as they power on, and the LED will start flashing white in a continuous sequence while simultaneously playing a distinct tone.
- From here, you can go to your source device, enable Bluetooth settings, and select MOMENTUM 4 from the list of available devices. If prompted to enter a PIN, use four zeros (0000).
- Once pairing is successful, a ‘Pairing Successful’ audio prompt will play, followed by another prompt ‘Connected.’ One LED will flash white three times to indicate the headphones are connected to a device.
- If you leave the headphones in pairing mode for two minutes without connecting them to a device, they will go into standby mode, and you will have to repeat the pairing process.
- Also, note that the headphones can remember up to six previously connected devices and can actively connect to two devices simultaneously. However, they can only play audio from one device at a time.
- You will require the Sennheiser smart control app to shuffle between previously connected devices, provided those devices are within Bluetooth range and have it active.
How to Pair Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4
The steps to pair these headphones to source devices via Bluetooth are as follows:
- Power on the headphones and get them into pairing mode by pressing the on/off button for four seconds.
- The button is located on the right earcup next to the LED.
- The headphones’ LED will start flashing red and blue to show they are in pairing mode.
- You can now go to the source device, enable Bluetooth, and search for ‘HD 450BT.’
- Once successfully paired, the LED will flash blue three times, and a ‘connected’ audio prompt will play through the headphones.
- If you use the headphones for the first time and have never been connected to a source device, you can power them on by pressing the on/off button for two seconds.
- The headphones will then play a ‘power on’ audio prompt to show they have turned on and will see the LED flash blue three times.
- Then the LED will flash red and blue to indicate that the pairing mode is enabled.
- On the other hand, should the headphones have been connected to a source device before, and the source device is within Bluetooth range and has Bluetooth active, the earphones will pair to that device. You will hear a ‘connected’ audio prompt instead of the ‘power on’ prompt, and the LED will flash blue three times.
- If the headphones are left in pairing mode for five minutes without connecting to a device, they will automatically go into standby mode, and you will have to restart the pairing process.
- The headphones can remember up to eight previously connected devices but can only actively connect to two simultaneously.
- You can access the headphone’s additional features by downloading the Sennheiser smart control app that is available for Android and iOS devices.
Sennheiser Smart Control App
Pairing HD 4.50 to a Windows PC
MOMENTUM 3 Wireless
- Power on the headphones by unfolding the earcups until you hear them click. The LED on the headphones will flash green for two seconds, and a ‘power on’ voice prompt will play to show the headphones are on.
- Press the voice assistant button next to the charging port for five seconds. You will hear a pairing voice prompt, and the LED will start flashing blue and red to show they are in pairing mode.
- Enable Bluetooth on the source device, locate the ‘MOMENTUM 3 Wireless‘ headphones, and select them.
- If prompted for a PIN, use four zeros, i.e., 0000.
- Once pairing is successful, the LED will flash blue for two seconds, and the headphones will play a ‘pairing successful‘ audio prompt followed by ‘device 1 connected.’
- The headphones will go into standby mode if they remain in pairing mode for five minutes without connecting to a source device.
- Alternatively, you can use the NFC feature if your phone has it. Simply power on the headphones and ensure NFC is enabled on your phone.
- Then place the right earcup near where the NFC antenna on your phone should be.
- You should hear a ‘pairing’ audio prompt followed by the LED flashing red and blue.
- A pop-up may appear asking you to confirm the connection. Accept it.
- The headphones will play a ‘pairing successful’ audio prompt followed by ‘Device 1 connected’. The LEDs will also flash blue for a few seconds to show a successful pairing process.
- The headphones will always try to connect to the last two devices they were connected to if those devices are nearby and have their Bluetooth active.
- Also, the headphones can remember eight connected devices but can connect to two simultaneously, and only one can play audio at a time.
- The headphones are compatible with the Sennheiser smart control; it can help connect additional devices to the headphones.
- If the headphones are new or have been reset, they will go into pairing mode automatically when you power them on.
- They are powered on/off by pressing the power button on the right earcup between the volume up and down buttons.
- You can manually get the headphones in pairing mode by pressing the on/off button until you hear a ‘pairing ‘audio prompt, and the LED flashes red and blue.
- After putting the headphones in pairing mode, open the Bluetooth settings on the source device, search for HD 250BT, and select it.
- Use 0000 as a PIN code if asked for one, and you should hear a ‘connected’ audio prompt and blue flashing LEDs to show successful pairing.
- The LED will flash blue three times.
Pairing Sennheiser HD 250BT Headphones
Frequently Asked Questions
- Question: How do you put Sennheiser headphones in pairing mode?
- Answer: When you power the headphones on for the first time or after a reset, they will be in pairing mode.
- However, you can also manually enable pairing mode by pressing the on/off/multifunction button until you see the LEDs flash and the headphones announce they are in pairing mode through an audio prompt.
- Question: How do I put my Sennheiser 450bt in pairing mode?
- Answer: Hold the on/off button for four (4) seconds while the headphones are powered off. The LED will start flashing blue and red to show they are in pairing mode.
- The on/off button is next to the LED on the right earcup.
- Question: What is the pairing code for Sennheiser?
- Answer: The pairing code for Sennheiser headphones is four zeros (0000)
After enabling the pairing mode, you can connect them to your chosen device. All you have to do is access the Bluetooth settings and scan for the headphones.
Different operating systems and devices follow different steps when accessing Bluetooth settings; fortunately, all the necessary information is posted on their respective websites, be it Android, iOS, Windows, or macOS devices.
Also, if you encounter any challenges when using the headphones, you can contact customer support, who will guide you through solving it. The user manuals for these headphones are also easily accessible to help you fully understand how to operate them.