How to Setup Silent Disco Headphones

How does a silent disco work? How to connect silent disco headphones?

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How our Silent Disco Headphones Work

With every equipment hire order, all the kit required to host a silent disco is delivered in a box, including;

  • LED 3 Channel Headphones
  • 3 x Radio Transmitters
  • Audio Cables & Power Plugs
  • Free Lightning & USB-C Phone Adapters 
  • Free Spotify Playlists
  • Setup Instructions

To operate the silent disco equipment, connect each radio transmitter to any audio device with the supplied cables. You can play 3 channels / music playlists simultaneously by connecting each of the 3 transmitters to any 3 different audio devices of your choice. These can include phones, laptops, MP3 players, tablets and DJ equipment. If using Apple or iOS devices with no headphone out socket, we provide free lightning & USB-C adapter cables. 

On each audio device, you need to organise your own music, which could be via iTunes, YouTube or streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer or Amazon Music.  To save you the time and hassle, we even provide free access to our large public library of dance floor ready Spotify playlists.

To change between the 3 channels on the headphones you simply press a button to instantly skip to the next live channel. The headphones and transmitters connect to each other wirelessly over their own radio frequencies, so no WIFI is needed. All headphones are sent fully charged and last for around 8 hours of use.

How to Connect the Silent Disco Headphones

Its Easy as A-B-C

How to adjust silent disco headphones

A – Turn on headphones & change channel

Press the ‘TUNE/ON/OFF’ button for 2 seconds and the headphones will turn on, with a red power light . To change channel tap the ‘TUNE/ON/OFF’ button and the headphones will instantly switch to the next live channel.

How to connect silent disco headphones

B – Adjust the headphone volume

To adjust the volume, swivel the ‘VOL+ VOL–’ toggle up & down. Ensure the volume is balanced on all audio devices being used so the volume is consistent when changing between different headphone audio channels.

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C -Change headphone light settings

There are 3 headphone colours which glow in red, green & blue to indicate which transmitter they are receiving music from. The light settings can be adjusted by holding in the ‘VOL+  VOL–‘ button down for 3 seconds to rotate.

How to Setup the Silent Disco Transmitters

Its Easy as A-B-C

How to turn on the silent disco transmitters

A – Turn on power for the transmitter

Plug a power cable into the bottom ‘DC12V’ power input hole on the back of the transmitter. Once the power is connected a blue light will be visible on the front of the transmitter.

How to connect silent disco transmitters & cable

B – Connect cable from audio device to transmitter

Plug in a cable between the ‘AUDIO INPUT’ hole of the transmitter and the headphone socket of your audio device. Apple Lightning & USB-C adapter cables are included for devices with no headphone  socket.

C – You are now Ready for a Silent Disco!

Each transmitter has a red, green or blue sticker to indicate which channel of music they are controlling. Each headphone will light up in red, green or blue to indicate which transmitter they are receiving music from.

Silent Disco Tips

Once the above steps have been completed, and your audio devices are ready, it’s time to start your silent disco!

To host an amazing headphone party, you will need the best silent disco songs ever! We offer FREE access to our large collection of Spotify silent disco playlists. This will save lots of time in organising your own music.

  1. Have a practice before the event to ensure you know how to setup the equipment, turn the headphones on, change between the three channels and adjust the volume.
  2. If using streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify or Amazon Music, download all playlists in advance to avoid any issues with live streaming, WIFI and loss of audio during your event. If need be use airplane mode to prevent Spotify from blocking off live streaming on several devices at once.

  3. With three channels at your disposal, you can play a variety of music styles. Have different genres and silent disco playlists on each channel so there is something for everyone!
  4. The headphones will automatically power off after 10 minutes of no audio signal, so you do not need to manually turn them all off at the end!

Party Lighting Package - £80 Hire Fee

Hire the complete party lighting package with 3 lights and a smoke machine. This provides a full club effect with lasers, strobes, UV, uplighting and beam wash effects. The package includes:-

  • 1 x QTX Pentaflash: 5-in-1 LED & Laser
  • 1 x QTX SURGE: 4-in-1 LED + Laser 
  • 1 x Equinox Eclipse LED Par Can
  • 1 x Equinox Fog / Smoke Machine

£80 rental fee – when added to a silent disco hire package.

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