How to Setup a Silent Disco

How our silent disco equipment, headphones & radio transmitter receivers work.

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How our Silent Disco Equipment Works

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

  • Headphones
  • 3 transmitters
  • Power plugs
  • Audio cables
  • User instructions

To operate the silent disco equipment simply connect a transmitter to any music device, via the headphone out socket, with the supplied audio cables. You can play 3 silent disco playlists simultaneously by connecting each of the 3 transmitters to 3 different audio devices. These can include phones, laptops, mp3 players, tablets and DJ equipment (you will need your own converter cables for phones with no headphone socket).

The headphones and transmitters connect to each other wirelessly over radio frequencies, so no WIFI is needed. 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 turn on silent disco headphones

A – Turn on the headphones & change the channel

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

How to the adjust the silent disco headphone Volume

B – How to the 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.

How to alter the silent disco headphone light settings

C - How to alter the headphone light settings

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

Plug a power cable into the bottom ‘DC12V’ power input socket on the back of each transmitter.

How to connect silent disco transmitters & cable

B – Connect cables from audio device to transmitters

Plug a 3.5mm jack cable into the ‘Audio Input’ hole on the back. Connect the other end into the headphone socket of your audio device.

Silent disco headphones & equipment setup

C – You are now Ready for a Silent Disco!

There is a red, green or blue sticker on each transmitter to indicate the channel of music they are controlling on the headphones.

Silent Disco Hints and 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!

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