LAYEN BS-1 Bluetooth Music Receiver

Use the LAYEN BS-1 to turn your original Bose 1 SoundDock Bluetooth. You will be able to stream your music wirelessly from your Bluetooth enabled device, e.g. Smartphone, Tablet or Laptop.


  • Turn the docking station on and connect securely to the 30pin connector.
  • The BS-1 will make a sound and the blue light will flash on and off.
  • Enable Bluetooth on your device so it can pair to the BS-1. 
  • IMPORTANT: Hold the play / pause button down (on the side of the BS-1) while your device searches for it. BS-1 will then appear on your device, select it to pair.  
  • Keep the BS-1 and your Bluetooth device close together whilst you are trying to pair (no more than 1m apart from each other). Once paired you can use them up to 10m apart.
  • If prompted for a password please enter '0000'.
  • If prompted by your device to manually connect, select yes.
  • Successful pairing will be indicated by a sound and the blue LED light will stay constant blue.
  • Pairing time is quick, but please allow up to 1 minute. Again this might vary according to which device is being used.
  • You are now ready to stream your music wirelessly. Please make sure that the volume is up on the both your device and the docking station.



Disconnected.  If you go beyond the 10m radius the BS-1 will automatically reconnect when your device is back in range. Automatic re-pairing. The BS-1 will remember your device so you will only need to connect once (but you will need to leave your Bluetooth on).

No Power.  If the receiver doesn't power up / the lights don't flash, please make sure your dock is connected at the mains and not running from a battery. Test that power is getting through to the BS-1 by connecting it to a 30pin iPhone / iPod charge cable. If the lights come on, but still won’t on your dock it is likely to be incompatible and you will need to return it to us (please scroll down to find out how).  Check an iPod or iPhone directly on the dock to ensure there is not a problem with the dock itself. Check that the power lead at the back of the dock has been inserted the correct way – there should be a symbol on the top of the connector facing the ceiling.

Can’t PairIf you are having trouble pairing please make sure you have held down the pairing button on the side long enough for the BS-1 to appear on under Bluetooth devices on your phone (or other device) then select to pair.  Please make sure the BS-1 and your device are no more than 1m apart during pairing.

If you are still having problems pairing, please do a Bluetooth reset. Forget all Bluetooth devices; turn Bluetooth off and then on again. Turn dock and your phone (or other device) off and then back on again. Now re-start the process. If you have any other Bluetooth devices that have been or are trying to connect to the BS-1 please turn off Bluetooth on these devices and delete them from your pairing list (“forget device”) as they could be causing initial confusion.

Pairing to Another Device.  You shouldn’t get any issues pairing from one device to another as the BS-1 can remember up to 8 devices at once. However, if you do experience this please do a simple reset. Forget the BS-1 from both (all) devices. Turn the Bluetooth function off and then turn the devices off and on again. Now restart the pairing process on one device.

No Sound. If you can pair, but no sound is coming out there is likely to be an issue with the dock itself or the way in which the dock and receiver are working together. The BS-1 has been designed specifically for the Bose Series 1 Sounddock, but given their age there can occasionally be issues.  Test an iPhone or iPod in the dock and make sure there isn’t a problem with the dock’s audio. Check that the volume on both your dock and phone/ tablet are turned up; the dock is plugged into the mains; try turning the volume on the phone down and up on the dock and vice versa. If you still can’t get sound you can return it for testing, but there is likely to be an issue with the pins on the dock itself in which case no 30pin receiver will work.  You can return to us for a refund if this is the case.

Sound Quality Issues. If you are experiencing hissing, crackling, interference or any other sound issues please; check that the power supply socket in the docking station / sound dock has not come loose and causing an incomplete connection; take off the back-plate and re-seat it; check the receiver is connected securely. If you are still experiencing problems please return it to us for testing, if found faulty we will replace otherwise we will advise you of the options.

Bose Dock Won't turn Off. If you can't turn your dock off via the remote whilst the BS-1 is connected, you will simply need to remove the BS-1. The BS-1 works exactly as an iPhone or iPod would. You would need to do the same with these devices, because there is a constant power supply running through, so when a device is connected the dock remains in a standby mode and will stay in that mode until its' been removed. The other alternative is of course to turn it off at the mains.

Please note, all LAYEN 30 pin receivers accept analogue signal. In general most docks accept Analogue and Digital, but some (the minority) will only accept Digital. If this is the case, the receiver will power up but no audio will be received. (It will not play). In such cases we advise our AUX receivers.



Unwanted Items

If your item is the wrong receiver for your dock or you have simply changed your mind, you have up to 14 days to return it for a full refund.  Past this period we can offer an exchange within 28 days.

If you purchased via Amazon please return to Amazon (go to order history and request a return). If you purchased via the website or eBay please return directly to us so that we can refund you. Our return address is LAYEN Suite 2, Sandhurst House, 297 Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 0QA. For minimal return postage cost, please send as a large letter and obtain proof of postage from the post office.

Please make sure that you include all the relevant paperwork with your item. In particular we need a copy of the invoice / order information so that we can locate you on the system – as well as your contact name and number. Please also include a print out of any email conversation you have had with us.

Faulty Products

In the unlikely event that your product appears defective or has developed a fault and you have followed all troubleshooting tips above, please return the BS-1 back to us for testing. If we find a fault we will issue a replacement immediately. If we cannot replicate the fault through the testing process, we will contact you. 

Our return address is LAYEN Suite 2, Sandhurst House, 297 Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 0QA. For minimal return postage cost, items can be sent a large letter (1st or 2nd class) but please obtain proof of postage from the post office. We can't take responsibility for the goods until they are back here with us.

Please include all relevant paperwork with your item. We will need to know where you purchased it (website / Amazon etc), your order number and your contact details. A copy of your order or invoice is ideal. Please also make a note of the issue.  If you have had any email correspondence with us, please also include a print out of this. 


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