Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:

  • WH-H810

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

About this download

Benefits and Improvements

  • Allows the DSEE HX and Equalizer to function simultaneously
    Note: You will need to enable the proper settings in the Sony | Headphones Connect app in order to use both DSEE HX and Equalizer
  • Fixes and issue where the volume adjustment bar is unintentionally displayed
  • Fixes and issue where the volume operations are not correctly applied while the music is paused

System Requirements

  • An Android device (V5.0 or later) or an iOS device (iOS 11.0 or later)
    NOTE: If you are using iOS 13.1, please update to iOS 13.2 or later and then perform the update.
  • An active Internet connection
  • The latest version of the "Sony | Headphones Connect" application must be installed
  • The headphones must be connected to your Android or iOS device

File Info

File Name

  • Firmware update 2.0.2 for WH-H810

File Version

  • Version 2.0.2

Release Date

  • 30-09-2020

Preparation

Check the firmware version

If the firmware is version "2.0.2" or above, you do not need to perform the update.
If you're not sure, it's easy to check which version of firmware you have:

  1. Launch the "Sony | Headphones Connect" application.
  2. Connect your headphones to the "Sony | Headphones Connect" application.
  3. Tap the three dots (menu button) in the upper right corner.

    *The device displayed on the screen depends on the device connected.
  4. Select the Version of your device shown in the Menu. This item is shown only when the device is connected.
  5. Confirm the firmware version.

Important notice

  • DO NOT "Charge the battery" or "Power off" while downloading/transferring data or updating, otherwise the headphones may become unusable.
  • DO NOT power off the device

    DO NOT tap the power button on "Sony | Headphones Connect".

  • DO NOT perform the update in a location where the Wi-Fi signal is inconsistent, such as:
    - on a train/in a place where Wi-Fi signals become congested
    - near a microwave, cordless phone or any other devices that use the 2.4 GHz band frequency radio waves
  • Make sure both devices (Android/iOS device and the headphones) are fully charged.
  • Disconnect all other Bluetooth devices such as wearable devices or smart watches from your Android/iOS device before starting the update.

Before you upgrade

  • Once updated, the firmware cannot be reverted to an earlier version.
  • For Android devices, the update process will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. (The file size is about 967 KB)
    For iOS devices, the update process will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. (The file size is about 967 KB)
  • Depending on the radio wave environment and your Android/iOS device, it may take longer to complete.
  • Set the "Automatic Power Off" function (power off function when not equipped) of "Sony | Headphones Connect" to "Do not turn off" when updating while the headphones are unequipped.
    *If settings were changed for the update, ensure that you restore the former settings after the update is complete.
  • To update these headphones, follow the procedure below.
    • Download data from the server to the iOS device or the Android device.
    • Transfer data from the iOS device or the Android device to the headphones.(You can use the headphones normally while transferring in the background, but the Google Assistant cannot be used during transferring.)
    • Execute update with the headphones.

Download & Install

To update these headphones, follow the procedure below.:
  • Download data from the server to the iOS device or the Android device.
  • Transfer data from the iOS device or the Android device to the headphones.
  • Execute update with the headphones.

Step 1: Install the update

  1. Launch the "Sony | Headphones Connect" application.
  2. Connect your headphones using the "Sony | Headphones Connect" application.
    • If you have never connected to the "Sony | Headphones Connect" application before, follow the instructions on the screen to connect the headphones to your Android device.
    • If you have connected to the "Sony | Headphones Connect" application before, select your headphones.
    • When the "Automatic download of software" setting is enabled on the "Sony | Headphones Connect" (the factory default setting), the download and transfer of the update software will be done automatically.
      Go to step 6.
    • If you disable the Automatic Software Download setting, downloading and transferring updated software will not start automatically.
      Go to step 4 to complete the process.
  3. When a connection has been established and an update is available, at the "The latest headphones software is available" message screen, press "More info".
  4. At the “Update Software” screen, make sure "Version 2.0.2" is displayed, and then press "START".

    NOTE: If a “Switching software transfer destination…” message is displayed, do nothing. After a few seconds the previous screen will return.
  5. At the "Update the headphones software" screen, press "More info".

  6. At the “Update Software” screen press “START”.
  7. The update process will start and take a few minutes to complete.
    progress screen
    NOTE: During the update, the headphones will turn off and then back on automatically, and automatically reconnect with the Android or iOS device via Bluetooth to complete the update.
  8. When the software update is completed, press "OK".

    NOTE: If the screen is not displayed, check whether the version is shown as 2.0.2. If it is, the firmware update was successful. If not, try the firmware update again.

Step 2: Check the update was successful

After the update, confirm that the new version has been installed successfully by following the steps in the [Check the firmware version] section.
If the firmware version shown is "2.0.2", the upgrade was successful.

Questions & Answers

An update error message appears.

  1. Press "OK".
  2. Restart the headphones (turn the power off then on).
  3. After that, restart "Sony | Headphones Connect" and update again

Even though the update failed during the process, check the firmware version. If the Version is shown as 2.0.2, the firmware update was successful. If not, try the firmware update again. You can check the Version from the setting in the "Sony | Headphones Connect" application. To find out how to check the version, go to the "Check the firmware version" on this page.