Quick start guide

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iOS 13 or above.

Android 7.0 or above.

Unboxing your MN8

Remove the sleeve from the box. When you open the box, you will find the following:

MN8 Earbuds

MN8 Travel Case

Sensors & Earbuds Pack

USB-C Charging Cable

Bluetooth Dongle

Two earbud sizes

Two sensors types

Sensors removal tool


Replacing your sensors

We’ve added new MN8 sensors for improved comfort and contact with your ears. Please replace the sensors for a better experience.

Insert the tip of the sensor removal tool into the small round opening at the end of the ear hook. Then, push up gently until you hear a click.

Push the sensors up to remove them.

Insert the new sensors ensuring that they’re both facing down.

Push the sensor pad back into the ear hook. You should hear it click.


Charging your MN8

MN8 is charged and tested before shipping — so you can start using it straight away.

To charge MN8, do the following:

  • Connect MN8 to a power outlet using the charging cable (provided) and a USB power adaptor (not supplied). 
  • MN8 can take up to two hours to fully charge.
  • When MN8 is charging, the LED will turn red. When MN8 is fully charged, the LED will turn green.

Charging tips

  • To maximize the use of MN8, we recommend that you fully charge it before use. 
  • If the LED does not flash when you press the power button, your MN8 requires charging. 
  • MN8 will not turn on when charging; this is a safety feature to prevent electrocution.
  • Do not charge MN8 when it is in use.


Turning your MN8 on or off

Turn MN8 on

To turn MN8 on, press and hold the power button for two seconds. The LED will flash, and you’ll hear an audio prompt saying ‘power on.’

Turn MN8 off

To turn MN8 off, press and hold the power button for five seconds.  You’ll hear an audio prompt saying ‘power off’ and the LED will turn off.


Connecting MN8 to a device

Before using MN8 for the first time, please download Contour or EMOTIV Launcher.

Bluetooth connections

When you turn MN8 on for the first time, it will automatically go into pairing mode, and the LED will flash red and blue.

MN8 requires two Bluetooth connections: 

  • One for data (Bluetooth Low Energy), and
  • One for audio streaming (Bluetooth Classic). 
  • We recommended that you pair data first, then pair audio streaming second.
  • You can use both data streams simultaneously or one at a time.


Fitting MN8

Your MN8 should fit comfortably. It has adjustable ear hooks, interchangeable sensors, and different size earbud tips to ensure you find a comfortable fit. 

Place your MN8 over your neck with the pod resting against your shoulders.

Take the left-hand pod and feed the ear hook over your ear.

Push the eartips into your ear canal and make sure that it fits comfortably, but snuggly. Both bumps in the earhook should be touching the back of your ear. Repeat for your right ear.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 for your right ear. 


Changing the ear tips

MN8 is shipped with medium ear tips fitted. You can find two additional sizes in the Sensors & Earbuds pack. 

To change the ear tips:

  1. Remove the fitted ear tips by pulling them off the metal canal sensors. 
  2. Once removed, you can fit the new ear tips by pushing them onto the metal canal sensors.

Due to the sensitive nature of EEG recordings, the earbuds should fit very snugly in your ears (no gaps). If in doubt, size up.


Adjusting the ear hook

If you feel like the ear hooks are too tight or too loose around your ear, they can be adjusted by gently squeezing or pulling. Do not apply too much force, which could break the ear hook.

For more help regarding the usage of EMOTIV MN8, please consult the manual or contact customer support.

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