Shure Aonic 50 Wireless Headphones User Manual

In this user manual guide, we will review the Shure Aonic 50 Wireless Headphones User Manual. Let’s check this out.

Shure Aonic 50 Wireless Headphones User Manual

Shure Aonic 50 Wireless Headphones User Manual
Shure Aonic 50 Wireless Headphones User Manual


  • Model/Model: SBH2350
  • Transducer Type: Dynamic, Neodymium magnet
  • Driver Size: 50 mm
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 22,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: @ 1 kHz, 97.5 dB/mW
  • Impedance: @ 1 kHz, 39 Ω
  • Maximum Input Power: 100 mW
  • Weight: 334 g (11.8oz.)
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -10°C to 45°C (14°F to 113°F)
  • Antenna Type: Internal Monopole
  • Gain: +2.05 dBi
  • Operating Frequency: 2402 MHz-2480 MHz
  • Modulation Type: FHSS
  • RF Output Power: +4 dBm ( EIRP)
  • Supported Codecs: aptX, aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, SBC, AAC, LDAC

Bluetooth Pairing

Headphones automatically enter pairing mode when you power them on the first time or when they have not been previously paired with this audio source.

  1. From your audio source, select “Shure 50.”
  2. When successfully paired, you hear “Connected”.

Headphones automatically pair with previously paired devices when you power them on. After a few seconds you will hear “Connected”.

Manual pairing

  1. Turn off the headphones.
  2. Press and hold the power button for 6 seconds.
  3. When you hear “Bluetooth pairing mode,” release the button.
  4. From your audio source, select “Shure 50.”
  5. When successfully paired, you hear “Connected”.

Note: If the pairing fails on the first attempt, repeat the process from the beginning.

To customize the listening features with your device, download the free ShurePlus PLAY app for iOS and Android.

Multipoint pairing

AONIC 50 headphones support Bluetooth multipoint pairing which enables the headphones to be connected to two devices at the same time. AONIC 50 will remain connected to both devices and receive inputs alternately.

If you are having difficulty with your AONIC 50 headphones and multipoint pairing, follow these steps:

  1. Clear the AONIC 50’s paired devices list (PDL) from the PLAY app
  2. Clear the AONIC 50 from any previously paired devices
  3. Power off the AONIC 50 headphones
  4. Press and hold the AONIC 50 power button for 6 seconds
  5. When you hear “Bluetooth pairing mode,” release the button
  6. Select “Shure 50” on the cellular phone
  7. When successfully paired, you hear “Connected”
  8. Disable Bluetooth on your cellular phone
  9. Power off the AONIC 50 headphones
  10. Press and hold the AONIC 50 power button for 6 seconds to enter Bluetooth pairing mode again
  11. Connect to other device
  12. Turn on Bluetooth on the first cellular phone and select “Shure 50” in settings

You will not hear a “Connected” prompt but you will see that the headphones are connected to both of the devices.

Using the Buttons

Power button

Power onPress and hold, 2 seconds
Power offPress and hold, 2 seconds
Pair Bluetooth– Turn off the headphones
– Press and hold, 6 seconds
Check battery statusDouble press (audible status notification)
Reset paired devices list– Turn off the headphones and plug into a charger
– Press and hold, 7 seconds

Center button

Play/PausePress once
Next trackDouble press
Previous trackTriple press
Answer/End a callPress once
Decline a callPress and hold, 2 seconds
Activate voice assistantPress and hold, 2 seconds

Side buttons

Volume upPress +
Volume downPress –

Environment mode/ANC switch

Environment modePush switch up
Active Noise CancellationPush switch down

Hardware reset

If the buttons do not respond to repeated presses, you can perform a hardware reset to force a power off.

  1. Press the +, -, and power buttons simultaneously to immediately power off the headphones. This does not reset any values you may have changed.
  2. Power on the headphones.

LED indicator

Bluetooth pairingAlternating red and blue
Bluetooth connectedBlue for 2 seconds, then off
Bluetooth connection lostSlow blinking blue
Low batterySlow blinking red

ShurePlus PLAY Mobile Listening App

General Description

The ShurePlus PLAY Mobile Listening App is a high-resolution music player with advanced EQ controls. Play uncompressed audio files with your iOS or Android mobile device using the music tab. Use built-in Shure EQ presets to customize the sound, or create your own EQ presets in the settings tab. Unlock environment mode and ANC features by connecting to Shure wireless and True Wireless products in the device tab.


  • Import and play multiple, high-resolution and standard file types
  • Customize presets with the parametric graphic EQ
  • Adjust your volume with the full-screen fader
  • Create playlists and organize your music library by playlist, artist, album title, song title, genre, or composer
  • Quickly dial in your sound with EQ preset modes for a variety of listening situations.

Environment mode

nvironment mode allows you to accentuate the ambient noise around you. This is especially useful when you want to listen to music or are on a phone call, yet you still want to be aware of the sounds around you.

To use environment mode, push the vertical switch on the back of the right earcup to the up position.

In the ShurePlus PLAY app, you can adjust the environment mode across ten levels:

Active noise cancellation

Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) allows you to suppress some or all of the noise around you. This is especially useful when travelling where road noise in a car, bus, or train, or jet noise in an airplane can force you to increase the volume.

To use ANC, push the vertical switch on the back of the right earcup to the down position.

In the ShurePlus PLAY app, you can adjust the ANC between two levels:

  • Max
  • Normal

Add new preset

  1. Scroll down to tap Add New Preset or tap Manual. New presets start out flat.
  2. Adjust your frequency, gain, and bandwidth parameters. There are three ways to adjust your equalizer.
    • Tap the values to type in a specific number.
    • Tap the – or + to adjust in larger increments.
    • Tap and drag the numbered circles for bigger changes.
  3. Tap Save to name and save your new custom preset. Custom presets will show up after the list of Shure presets.

Duplicate a Preset

You can duplicate both Shure and custom presets. Duplicating a preset is convenient if you like the way a preset sounds but you want to make and keep adjustments to the sound.

  1. Start by selecting an already existing preset.
  2. Tap the More Options 3 dots and select Duplicate.
  3. Scroll down to find your duplicate preset in the list of custom presets.
  4. Tap the More Options 3 dots and select Edit.
  5. Adjust your frequency, gain, and bandwidth parameters. Type in a specific number. Tap – or + to adjust in small increments. Or manually tap and drag the numbered circles for larger changes.
  6. Tap Save to save your new custom preset.

Adjusting EQ

Select and adjust frequency, gain, and bandwidth in the equalizer.

Equalization Explained

The 4-band parametric equalizer is used to adjust the volume of independent, adjustable frequency ranges, to precisely shape the frequency response. The equalizer can be bypassed for a flat frequency response.

FrequencySelect the center frequency of the filter to cut/boost.
GainAdjusts the level for a specific filter.
Bandwidth or QAdjusts the range of frequencies affected by the filter. The value is represented in octaves.

Commonly used EQ Adjustments

Treble boost for improved speech intelligibility: Add a high shelf filter to boost frequencies greater than 1 kHz by 3-6 dB

Ambient HVAC noise reduction: Add a low cut filter to attenuate frequencies below 200 Hz

Reduce flutter echoes and sibilance: Identify the specific frequency range that “excites” the room:

  1. Set a narrow Q value
  2. Increase the gain to between +10 and +15 dB, and then experiment with frequencies between 1 kHz and 6 kHz to pinpoint the range of flutter echoes or sibilance
  3. Reduce the gain at the identified frequency (start between -3 and -6 dB) to minimize the unwanted room sound

Reduce hollow, resonant room sound: Identify the specific frequency range that “excites” the room and lower it:

  1. Set a narrow Q value
  2. Increase the gain to between +10 and +15 dB, and then experiment with frequencies between 300 Hz and 900 Hz to pinpoint the resonant frequency
  3. Reduce the gain at the identified frequency (start between -3 and -6 dB) to minimize the unwanted room sound

Preset Modes

Use presets to quickly access commonly used listening scenarios. Seven selectable 4-band presets optimize settings for gain, equalization, and compression. Play a song and find the preset that you think suits the song best, and then adjust levels as needed.

Bass BoostIncrease low frequencies
Bass CutDecrease low frequencies
Treble BoostIncrease high frequencies
Treble CutDecrease high frequencies
Vocal BoostIncrease vocal clarity by emphasizing the vocal range
De-essDecrease vocal hiss/ sibilance in speech
LoudnessClarity for listening at low volume. Both the bass and treble frequencies are boosted to make the overall sound feel louder.

Updating the Firmware for Shure AONIC products

Take advantage of additional features and design enhancements by updating the firmware on your AONIC product. To check for firmware updates, connect the AONIC product to a device running the ShurePlus PLAY app, available for Android and iOS.

Follow these steps for a successful firmware update

  1. nable Airplane mode on your mobile device.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth and pair the AONIC product to your device.Attention: Android users, check settings to ensure that both adapters are connected to your device.
  3. Open the ShurePlus PLAY app and select the Device tab.
    • IMPORTANT: Ensure that both earphones or adapters are paired with the device and in close range (for applicable products).
    • If both earphones or adapters do not automatically connect, tap the music tab and then tap back into the device tab.
  4. When an update is available, a green dot will appear next to Firmware Update in the device settings menu.
  5. Tap the caret icon and follow the onscreen step-by-step instructions. The progress bar displays progress percentage for both adapters; it is a single process.
  6. After a successful update, the “Update Completed” confirmation screen appears.
    • Do not power off the AONIC product until the update completes.
    • Do not put the adapters back into the case during firmware update. It will cancel the update.
    • Note: If the update fails on the first attempt, be sure to quit the app completely before attempting again. You may need to force quit the app to confirm that it isn’t running in the background. Wait 5 minutes before opening the app and attempting again. Check the list below for tips on a successful update.
  7. Confirm the new firmware version as displayed in the About menu (Device screen > … > About > Firmware Version).

Tips to ensure a reliable update

  • Ensure that the mobile device and your AONIC product are powered on and near to one another.
  • Using the product or mobile device while downloading may slow or cancel the update process.
  • Update requires a minimum battery charge of 50% on your mobile device and on the AONIC product.
  • Approximate download time for headphones and earphones is up to 30 minutes.
  • Do not exit the PLAY app and ensure that your screen is on.
  • Do not update in areas with high volume mobile or WiFi wireless activity, like a plane or train station. This interference can significantly slow down or cancel the update process.
  • Ensure that your mobile device is using the most current operating system (OS).

Contact Shure Service and Repair if you experience any issues.


  • Premium, wireless studio-quality sound engineered from decades of professional experience. No cords. No wires. Just pure listening anywhere you go.
  • Adjustable noise cancellation to eliminate distractions for a truly immersive listening experience.
  • Environment mode allows you to hear the outside world with the flip of a switch.
  • Up to 20 hours battery life provides uninterrupted audio wherever you go – on the train, on an airplane, at work or at home.
  • Long-wearing comfort and durability built to withstand the rigors of the road. Folds flat for portability with protective carrying case.
  • Fingertip controls for quick access to answer calls, adjust volume, or pause your music with the push of a button.
  • Bluetooth 5 wireless technology for enhanced stability and a range of up to 30 feet (10 meters). Pairs with phones, tablets and laptops.
  • Premium headphone amplifier and support for multiple codecs including Qualcomm aptX, aptX HD, aptX Low Latency audio, Sony LDAC, AAC, and SBC.
  • Connect to wired sources with 3.5mm analog audio input to stay connected to any device, including airplane entertainment systems, or USB-C digital input for charging and High-Resolution audio up to 32-bit/384 kHz.
  • ShurePlus PLAY app allows you to customise your noise cancellation and Environment Mode levels. Free to download for iOS and Android.
  • Includes a two-year warranty, AONIC 50 Wireless Headphones, protective carrying case, 3.5mm audio cable and a USB-C charging cable.
  • Available in three color options *(black, brown, white/tan)

Cable connections

The headphones can also use two different cables to access audio instead of using the wireless feature:

  • USB-C:
    • Charge the headphones
    • Connect to digital audio
  • 3.5 mm audio cable: Connect to an analog audio port

Care and Maintenance

To clean the headphones, use a soft, damp cloth.

CAUTION: Do not use cleansers that contain solvents. Keep liquid and foreign objects out of the driver openings.


Store headphones in protective case when not in use.

Shure Aonic 50 Wireless Headphones Storage
Shure Aonic 50 Wireless Headphones Storage


Furnished Accessories


Replacement Parts



The possible results of incorrect use are marked by one of the two symbols—”WARNING” and “CAUTION”—depending on the imminence of the danger and the severity of the damage.


Use, clean, and maintain earphones according to manufacturer’s instructions.


  • If water or other foreign objects enter the inside of the device, fire or electric shock may result.
  • Do not attempt to modify this product. Doing so could result in personal injury and/or product failure.
  • Do not use when a failure to hear your surroundings could be dangerous, such as while driving, or when biking, walking, or jogging where traffic is present and accidents could occur.
  • Keep this product and its accessories out of reach of children. Handling or use by children may pose a risk of death or serious injury. Contains small parts and cords that may pose risk of choking or strangulation.
  • Stop using the earphones and consult a medical professional if you experience irritation, excessive wax buildup, or other discomfort.


  • Never disassemble or modify the device, as failures may result.
  • Do not subject to extreme force and do not pull on the cable or failures may result.
  • Keep the earphone dry and avoid exposure to extreme temperatures and humidity.
  • If you are currently receiving ear treatment, consult your physician before using this device.


  1. READ these instructions.
  2. KEEP these instructions.
  3. HEED all warnings.
  4. FOLLOW all instructions.
  5. DO NOT use this apparatus near water.
  6. CLEAN ONLY with dry cloth.
  7. DO NOT block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. DO NOT install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  9. PROTECT the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
  10. ONLY USE attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
  11. UNPLUG this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.


For more information, or to view other Frequently Asked Questions, visit the Shure FAQ.


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