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|kevin||5:28pm on Thursday, July 15th, 2010|
|Happy Purchase Nice little player IMO. Lightweight so excellent for jogging/gym etc. Sound quality is very good. Smart Buy Handy and best small music player with good sound quality as expected from a sony product.|
|OO_GL||8:59pm on Friday, April 2nd, 2010|
|A bit disappointing My player was faulty as the headphone socket was loose. Construction seemed rather lightweight and flimsy compared to my NW-A608.|
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Specification Sheet for Walkman W Series: NWZ-W250
Specifications Supported file format Music Audio Formats (Codec) MP3 Media File format: MP3(MPEG-1 Layer3) file format File extension:.mp3 Bit rate: 32 to 320kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) Sampling frequency *1: 32, 44.1, 48kHz Media File format: ASF file format File extension:.wma Bit rate: 32 to 192kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) Sampling frequency *1 : 44.1kHz * Compatible with WM-DRM 10 Media File format: MP4 file format File extension:.mp4,.m4a,.3gp Bit rate: 16 to 320kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))*3 Sampling frequency *1: 8,11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48kHz Media File format: Wave-Riff file format File extension:.wav Bit rate: 1411kbps Sampling frequency *1: 44.1kHz *1 Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders. *2 Copyright protected AAC-LC files cannot be played back. *3 Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the sampling frequency. Bitrates 48kbps 64kbps 128kbps 256kbps 320kbps 1411kbps Linear PCM Capacity (User available capacity)*1 Notes (capacity) Interfa ce Operating temperature Power Source Charging Time Battery life (continuous
Notes (Supported file format)
Maximum recordable number of songs and time (Approx.)1
number of songs 1,2GB Approx. 1.68GB = 1,812,660,224 bytes
recordable time (Approx. H:M) 83:20 62:40 31:20 15:40 12:20 2:40
*1 Available storage capacity of the player may vary. A portion of the memory is used for data management functions. USB miniB connecter Hi-Speed USB(USB 2.0 compliant) 5 'C to 35 'C (41 'F to 95 'F) Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery USB power (from a computer via the supplied USB cable) USB-based charging Approx. 1.5 hours approx. 11Hrs approx. 11Hrs
MP3 128kbps WMA 128kbps
Based on 4 minutes per song approximately in MP3 format.
AAC-LC 128kbps Linear PCM 1411kbps
approx. 9Hrs approx. 11Hrs Approx. 43g (Approx. 1.6 oz) Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating systems*1: - Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later) - Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later)*2 - Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later) - Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later) - Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 1 or later) - Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later) - Windows 7 Home Basic - Windows 7 Home Premium - Windows 7 Professional - Windows 7 Ultimate Not supported by OSs other than above *1 Excluding OS Versions not supported by Microsoft *2 Excluding 64-bit OS Versions CPU: Pentium 450MHz or higher for Windows XP/800MHz or higher for Windows Vista/1GHz or higher for Windows 7 RAM: 256MB or more for Windows XP/512MB or more for Windows Vista/1GB or more for Windows 7 32-bit versions/2GB or more for Windows 7 64-bit versions Hard Disk Drive: 380MB or more of available space Display: - Screen Resolution:800 x 600 pixels (or higher)(recommended 1,024 x 768 or higher) -Colors:8 bit or higher (16 bit recommended) CD-ROM drive(supporting Digital Music CD playback capabilities using WDM) To create original CDs, a CD-R/RW drive is required. Sound board USB port ( Hi-Speed USB is recommended) Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0 and Windows Media Player 11or 12 are required. Broadband Internet connection is required to use Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) or to visit the web site. We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above System Requirements. Not supported by the following environments: -Personally constructed computers or operating systems -An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system -Multi-boot environment -Multi-monitor environment -Macintosh
Colors Target folder in Drag and Drop Music MUSIC Features PC Connection Music Searching Methods Initial Search
BLACK, WHITE, PINK, LIME GREEN Playbackable files: within 8th level in "MUSIC" folder Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) USB miniB N/A N/A
Music Play Mode Clear Audio Sound Guidance Firmwa re Quick Charge Maximum Power Output Water resistant Supplied Accessories
Repeat / Shuffle&Repeat EX Headphone English Upgradable 3minutes charge/ up to 90minutes play back (MP3 128kbps) 5+5mW IPX5 (IEC60529) Ear Buds(S/L), Stand with USB cable, Holder, Operation Guide
Specification Sheet for Walkman B150F Series
Specifications Audio Formats (Codec) MP3 NWZ-B152F NWZ-B153F Media File format: MP3(MPEG-1 Layer3) file format File extension:.mp3 Bit rate: 32 to 320kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) Sampling frequency *1: 32, 44.1, 48kHz Media File format: ASF file format File extension:.wma Bit rate: 32 to 192kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) Sampling frequency *1 : 44.1kHz *1 Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders. Bitrates 48kbps 64kbps 128kbps 256kbps 320kbps Maximum recordable number of files or folders(Approx.) Capacity (User available capacity) Notes (capacity) Output (headphones) NWZ-B152F number time[H:M] 1,250 83:63:31:16:12:40 Files:2640,Folders:500 NWZ-B153F number time[H:M] 2,550 170:00 1,950 130:65:32:26:00
Notes (Supported file format) Maximum recordable number of songs and 2 time (Approx.)
2GB 4GB Approx. 1.73GB =1853587456bytes Approx. 3.54GB =3798007808bytes *1 Available storage capacity of the player may vary. A portion of the memory is used for data management functions. Frequency response 20 to 20,000 Hz(when playing data file, single signal measurement) Preset: 30 presets FM Frequency range 87.5 to 108.0 MHz The frequency is changed by 0.1MHz. Headphone cord antenna Headphone:Stereo mini-jack Hi-Speed USB(USB 2.0 compliant) 5 'C to 35 'C (41 'F to 95 'F)
FM radio (NWZB142F/B143F only) Antenna Interface Operating temperature
Power Source Battery life Charging Time Display Dimension(w/h/d) Mass Supplied Items
Built-in 170 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery USB power (from a computer via a USB connector of the player) Approx. 18hours3 USB-based charging Approx. 70 minutes 3-line LCD 90.9 x 23.3 x 15.2mm (3-5/8 x 15/16 x 5/8 inches) Approx. 28 g (Approx. 1.0 oz) Headphones (1) Quick Start Guide (1) The following folders are stored in the [Storage Media] folder of the memory of the player. The following items (PDF files and shortcuts) are included in these folders. [Operation Guide]*1 folder Contains PDF files of the Operation Guide. [Support] folder Contains shortcut icons to Customer Support and Customer Registration in the country/region folders. [PC_Application_Software] folder Contains a shortcut icon to the Windows Media Player 11 download site. If you use Windows Media Player 10 or less on your computer, download Windows Media Player 11 from this web site. *1 PDF files named [xxx_NWZB150.pdf] in this folder are the Operation Guide. The language name is displayed in the place of xxx. Choose the manual of your language. Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating systems*1: - Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later) - Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later) - Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later) - Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later) - Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 1 or later) - Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later) - Windows 7 Home Basic - Windows 7 Home Premium - Windows 7 Professional - Windows 7 Ultimate Supported 64 bit version OS for Windows Vista.& Windows7 Not supported by OSs other than above *1 Excluding OS Versions not supported by Microsoft. Flash Black/Red/Blue/Pink/Gold (Handling colours varies in each countries) Playbackable files: within 8th level in "MUSIC" folder Hi-Speed USB MSC / MTP YES Folder/All Songs/Artist/Album/Playlists/Genre/Release Year none
System Requirements(for the player)
Memory Colors Target folder in Drag and Drop Music features PC Connection USB mode Power illuminater Music Searching Methods Initial Search
18 hours of music playback with MP3 files at 128 kbps, screen on Save ON Super, sound effects: Equalizer None, Bass: Deactivated, Power Illuminator: LED OFF.
Music Play Mode Clear Audio Zappin Menu Language Sound Effects (Available for Music Playback Only) Theme Settings Wallpaper Settings Firmware 3-min Charge 90-min Playback Headphone Maximum Power Output 16 ohms/mW Screen direction Water Proof Supplied Accessories
Normal / Repeat All / Repeat 1 Song / Repeat Shuffle All none Short /Long English/Espaol/Franais/Portugus//// Bass Boost/ 5Band equalizerHeavy/Pop/Jazz/Unique/Custom none none Upgradable Yes MDR-E804Y
Horizontal only none Headphones, Quick Start Guide
NWZ-B152 / B153 / B152F / B153F
2010 Sony Corporation
Table of Contents Home Menu Index
Table of Contents
Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, some models may not be available.
Browsing the Operation Guide
To use the buttons in the Operation Guide Click the buttons located in the upper right of the pages of this manual to jump to Table of Contents, About the Home Menu or Index.
Jumps to the table of contents
Find what you are looking for from a list of topics in the manual.
Home Menu Index
Jumps to the Home menu list
Find what you are looking for from a list of the option items in the players menu.
Jumps to the index
Find what you are looking for from a list of key words mentioned in the manual.
You can jump to the indicated page by clicking a page number in the table of contents or in the index. You can jump to the indicated page by clicking a page reference indication (e.g., p.5) on each page. To search for a reference page by keyword, enter the keyword into the find text field on the Adobe Reader window. Operation procedures may differ, depending on your Adobe Reader version.
To change the page layout The buttons on the Adobe Reader window enable you to select how pages are displayed.
Text field to find text
Continuous Pages are displayed as a continuous roll of pages, fitting the page width inside the window. When you scroll, the previous or next pages scroll up or down continuously.
Single Page Pages are displayed one at a time, fitting the page into the window. When you scroll, the display changes to the previous or next page.
Basic Operations and Screens
Parts and Controls..5.
Listening to/Recording FM Radio (NWZB152F/B153F only)
Listening to FM Radio..33
Listening to FM radio..33 FM radio screen...34 Presetting broadcast stations automatically [FM Auto Preset]...35 Presetting broadcast stations manually.36 Deleting preset broadcast stations.36
Turning the Player On and Off.9 About the Home Menu..10 How to Use the Home Menu.12
Charging the Battery..14 Selecting the Display Language [Language]..16 Setting the Date and Time..17. Getting Music...18 Transferring Music..19
Recording FM Radio..37
Deleting recorded FM radio programs.38
Playing Back Recorded FM Radio Programs...39 Changing the FM Settings..40
Recording Sound.41 Playing Back Recorded Sound Files.43 Changing the Rec Settings.44
Deleting recorded sound files..42
Playing Music [Music Library].21 Playing Music Using ZAPPIN playback..23
What is ZAPPIN playback?..23 Changing to ZAPPIN playback..24 Changing the playback range of song clips in ZAPPIN playback..25.
[Voice Record Codec]..44
Changing the Common Settings.45
[Set Date-Time]..45 [AVLS(Volume Limit)]..46 [Beep]...46
Searching for Songs..26 Changing the Play Mode [Play Mode].28 Setting the Sound Quality..29
Activating the Bass function..29. Changing the sound quality [Equalizer].30
[Power Save Mode]...47 [LED]...47 [Contrast]..47
Displaying the Player Information [Information]..48 Selecting the Display Language [Language]..49 Resetting to Factory Settings [Reset All Settings]..50 Formatting Memory [Format].51
About Battery Life..52 What are Format and Bit Rate?.53
What is audio format?.53
Storing Data..54. Upgrading the Players Firmware..55
Precautions..67 License and Trademark Notice.75 Specifications...76 Index..81
Basic Operations and Screens Basic Operations and Screens
Parts and Controls
REC/STOP button Starts/stops recording. You can record sound using the players built-in microphone ( p.41). You can also record the currently received FM program (NWZ-B152F/ B153F only) ( p.37). VOL +*1/ button Adjusts the volume. ZAP button Changes between normal playback and ZAPPIN playback ( p.24). You can also change the playback range of song clips in ZAPPIN playback ( p.25).
Turning the Player On and Off
To turn on the player Press the button to turn on the player. The player resumes the operation from the point where you last turned off.
If [HOLD] appears in the display, slide the HOLD switch in the opposite direction of the arrow () to release the hold function.
To turn off the player Press and hold the button to turn off the player. [POWER OFF] appears.
If there is no operation for a certain period of time while in stop mode, the display turns off automatically to save the battery power. If there is no operation for an extended period, the player turns off completely. The batteries are consumed a little in this status. You cannot operate the player when it is connected to a computer. Disconnect the player before operating the player.
About the Home Menu
The following table shows the items of the Home menu. For details on the item list of each menu, see p.11. For details about each menu item, refer to the specified reference page.
The icons appear in the Home menu and the color of the selected icon is inverted.
[Voice] [Music Library] *1 [FM] [Settings]
Plays back/deletes a recorded sound file ( p.41). Plays back transferred songs on the player ( p.21). Plays FM radio, or plays back/deletes a recorded FM program ( p.33). Sets the function for music, FM*1, voice recording, or player settings ( p.45).
and items related to the [FM] function appear on NWZ-B152F/B153F only.
[Play Rec Data].. 43 [Delete Rec Data].. 42
[Music Settings] [Play Mode].. 28 [Equalizer]. 30 [ZAPPIN Range]. 25 [FM Settings]*1 [Scan Sensitivity]. 40 [FM Auto Preset].. 35. [Rec Settings] [Voice Record Codec]. 44. [Common Settings] [Set Date-Time].. 17, 45 [AVLS(Volume Limit)]. 46 [Beep].. 46 [Power Save Mode].. 47 [LED].. 47 [Contrast].. 47 [Information].. 48 [Language]..16, 49 [Initialize] [Reset All Settings].. 50. [Format].. 51
[Music Library]. 21
[Now Playing]..21, 26 [Folder].. 26 [All Songs]. 26 [Artist].. 26 [Album]... 26 [Playlists].. 26 [Genre].. 26 [Release Year]. 26
[Manual].. 33 [Preset].. 33 [Play Rec Data].. 39 [Delete Rec Data].. 38 [Add Preset].. 36 [Delete Preset].. 36
How to Use the Home Menu
The Home menu is the starting point of each application, such as searching for songs, changing settings, etc. You can display the Home menu by pressing and holding the BACK/HOME button of the player.
BACK/HOME button Shuttle switch
From the Home menu, you can select the desired item on the screen. Rotate the shuttle switch to / to select a menu item, and then press the *1 button to confirm.
*1There is a tactile dot. Use it to help with button operations.
/: Selects a menu item. button: Confirms a menu item. In this manual, operating instructions from the Home menu are described as below. Example:From the Home menu, select [Music Library] [Folder] the desired folder the desired song. The actual operations for the example above are shown below.
Press and hold the BACK/HOME
button until the Home menu appears. The Home menu appears.
Press the button to confirm.
The Music Library menu screen appears.
Music Library Now Playing Folder All Songs
Rotate the shuttle switch to
() to select [Folder], and then press the button to confirm. The Folder list screen appears. You can scroll the list by rotating and holding the shuttle switch to (). () to select the desired folder, and then press the button to confirm. The song list screen of the selected folder appears. () to select the desired song, and then press the button to confirm. The music playback screen appears and playback begins.
Play All Folder 1 Folder 2
Play All Song 1 Song 2 Song 12 Folder 1
To return to the Home menu during operation Press and hold the BACK/HOME button. To return to the previous screen during operation Press the BACK/HOME button.
Getting Started Getting Started
Charging the Battery
The players battery is recharged while the player is connected to a running computer.
Remove the USB cap and connect the USB connector to a USB connector on your computer. When the remaining battery indication of the display shows: , charging is completed (charging time is approx. 70 minutes). When you use the player for the first time, or if you have not used the player battery indication is displayed). for a long time, recharge it fully (until the
From the Home menu, select
desired language setting.
English Spanish French Portuguese Russian ] ] ]
[Settings] [Language] the
Messages and menus are displayed in
[English] [Espaol] [Franais] [Portugus]  [ [ [
Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Korean
Setting the Date and Time
The date and time are not set by default. Set the current date and time according to the following.
[Settings] [Common Settings]
Rotate the shuttle switch to select the year, and then press the
button to confirm. The year, month, date, hour and minutes can be set. Repeat this step to set each item.
To display the current time While the hold function is activated, press any button.
If you leave the player for a while with the battery used up, the date and time may be reset. If the player is not used for a long time, your settings for date and time may need to be set again. The clock may develop an inaccuracy of up to 60 seconds per month. In this case, set the current time again.
To enjoy music on the player, you need to prepare the data on your computer. You can import music from audio CDs or from the Internet, etc. To import the data into your computer, use appropriate software, such as Windows Media Player 11 or 12. For detailed information on how to import data, refer to the Help of each software. For details about supported file formats, see Supported file format ( p.76).
You can directly transfer data by dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer on your computer.
You can also transfer music using Windows Media Player 11 or 12. For details about usage, or support on Windows Media Player, refer to the Windows Media Player information from the following web site: http://support.microsoft.com/
Only MP3/WMA files can be played on the player ( p.76). If you turn on or restart the computer while the player is connected to the computer, the player may malfunction. In this case, press the RESET button of the player to reset it ( p.56). Disconnect the player from the computer before turning on or restarting the computer.
Connect the USB connector of the player to your computer.
Insert the USB connector fully.
Open [My Computer] or [Computer] - [WALKMAN] - [Storage
Media], and then select the folder you want to store the audio files. Data hierarchy may differ, depending on your computer environment.
Drag and drop the files to the selected folder.
Be careful not to accidentally bump or put stress on the player, especially when it is connected to your computer. It may be damaged. Do not disconnect the player while files are being transferred. If you do, the file being transferred may be damaged. If the player is disconnected while files are being transferred, unnecessary files may be left in the player. In this case, transfer usable files back to the computer and format the player ( p.51). Some files may not be played back on the player due to copyright protection. For details on the capacity for files and folders, see Maximum recordable number of files or folders (Approx.) ( p.77). Data hierarchy may differ, depending on your computer environment. It may take time to start up the player or display the file/folder list when many files or folders are stored on the player.
To skip to the previous/next song, or shuffle playback during ZAPPIN playback You can move to the previous/next song, or play back songs in random order. The method of operation is the same as normal playback. To return to normal playback Press the ZAP button during ZAPPIN playback when the playback screen is displayed. When normal playback is resumed, Zappin out is heard.
Changing the playback range of song clips in ZAPPIN playback
The playback range for song clips can be set to [ZAPPIN Short] or [ZAPPIN Long].
button ZAP button
During ZAPPIN playback and displaying the playback screen, press
and hold the ZAP button. The setting screen appears. button to confirm.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select the desired setting and press the
You can select the desired setting from the Home menu, select Settings] [ZAPPIN Range] the desired setting.
List of the [ZAPPIN Range] settings
Setting item Description
[ZAPPIN Short] [ZAPPIN Long]
Plays back song clips for about 4 seconds each. (Default setting) Plays back song clips for about 15 seconds each.
Searching for Songs
You can search for desired songs in various ways, such as by folder, artists, album name, etc.
[Music Library] the desired search method the desired song. Select items as follows until a song list appears.
[Now Playing] [Folder] [All Songs] [Artist] [Album] [Playlists] [Genre] [Release Year]
Start playback of the last file you listened to. Select a folder a song. Select a song from the song list. Select an artist an album a song. Select an album a song. Select a playlist a song. Select a genre an album a song. Select a release year a song.
To return to the previous menu Press the BACK/HOME button.
You can edit or change ID3 tag information and the playlist using Windows Media Player 11 or 12. For details about usage, or support on Windows Media Player, refer to the Windows Media Player information from the following web site: http://support.microsoft.com/
Only songs that have ID3 tag information can be automatically classified by the player. If the song does not have artist or album information, [Unknown] appears. If the song does not have a song name, name it on your computer. For details on the capacity for files and folders, see Maximum recordable number of files or folders (Approx.) ( p.77). It may take time to start up the player or display the file/folder list when many files or folders are stored on the player.
Changing the Play Mode [Play Mode]
The player offers a variety of play modes, including random play and selected repeat play.
button BASS/PLAY MODE button
[OK]. The preset broadcast station is deleted.
Recording FM Radio
You can record FM radio on the player and play recorded FM radio programs.
Press and hold the REC/STOP button while listening to the station
you want to record. The player goes into standby for recording. You can also record FM radio by pressing the REC/STOP button. Press the REC/STOP button. Rotate the shuttle switch to select [OK], and then press the button to confirm. Recording starts. To pause recording, press the button. Press it again to resume recording. The recording is saved as a file named [FRnnnn]*1 in the [Record] [FM] folder.
*1File names are automatically assigned from [FR0001] to [FR9999].
Press the REC/STOP button.
Press the REC/STOP button again to stop recording.
Recording in poor reception areas may result in noise. Record in a stronger reception area. The programs and sound files recorded by the player can be played back on the player ( p.39) or on a computer.
If you rename files of the [Record] folder on your computer, or put files which have been imported to your computer back into the [Record] folder, you may not be able to play them on the player. You cannot change the bit rate for recording FM programs. Only [High] is available.
Deleting recorded FM radio programs
[FM] [Delete Rec Data] the recorded FM radio program you intend to delete [OK].
The selected FM radio program is deleted. Select [Cancel] to cancel deletion. To delete all recorded FM radio programs, select [Delete All].
Playing Back Recorded FM Radio Programs
[FM] [Play Rec Data] the recorded FM radio program you want. The playback screen appears and playback of the recorded FM radio program begins. About the playback screen, see Playback screen ( p.8). To listen to all recorded FM radio program, select [Play All].
Changing the FM Settings
To change the FM radio settings, select then select [FM Settings]. [Settings] from the Home menu,
When you select stations using the [FM Auto Preset] function ( p.35) or manual tuning mode ( p.33), the FM receiver may receive many unwanted broadcast stations because sensitivity is too high. In this case, set the reception to [Low]. [High] is set by default.
[Settings] [FM Settings] [Scan
To set the reception sensitivity back to the default, select [High].
Recording/Listening Voice Recording/Listening Voice
You can record sound using the players built-in microphone and play the recorded sound files. The recorded sound is encoded into ADPCM format. When you play recorded sound files, select [Voice] from the Home menu ( p.43).
You can turn on or off the power illuminator around the button.
[Settings] [Common Settings] [LED] the desired setting type.
Turns on the power illuminator. (Default setting) Turns off the power illuminator.
[LED ON] [LED OFF]
You can set the display contrast to one of 15 levels.
Rotate the shuttle switch to adjust the contrast level, and then
press the button to confirm. You can set to one of 15 levels.  is set by default.
Displaying the Player Information [Information]
Information such as model name, memory capacity, and firmware version can be displayed.
1. model name 2. memory capacity 3. version information for the players firmware
Resetting to Factory Settings [Reset All Settings]
You can reset the player to the default settings. Resetting the player does not delete the songs you have transferred to the player.
[Settings] [Initialize] [Reset All
[COMPLETE] appears and the player is reset to the default settings. To cancel the operation, select [Cancel] on the confirmation screen.
If the date and time have already been set under [Set Date-Time], the date and time are not reset.
Formatting Memory [Format]
You can format the memory of the player. If the memory is formatted, all shortcut icons and files will be erased and all setting values returned to their defaults. Be sure to verify the files stored in memory prior to formatting and export any necessary files to the hard disk of your computer or other device beforehand.
When the remaining battery is low, you cannot format the player. Charge the battery before formatting. Do not format the memory using Windows Explorer. After formatting, set the date and time ( p.17, 45).
[FORMATTING.] appears and formatting starts. When formatting is completed, [COMPLETE] appears. To cancel the operation, select [Cancel] on the confirmation screen.
Useful Facts Useful Facts
About Battery Life
By adjusting the settings or managing the power supply properly, it is possible to save battery power and use the player for a longer time. The following hints will yield a longer battery life.
If you import a song from a CD to your computer at a low bit rate, you cannot improve the songs sound quality by selecting a high bit rate when further transferring the song from the computer to the player.
You can store computer data into the memory of the player by transferring the data from your computer in Windows Explorer. If the player is connected to the computer, the memory appears in Windows Explorer as [WALKMAN].
Do not disconnect the player while [DATA ACCESS] appears on the player during data transfer. The data could be damaged. Do not format the memory of the player in Windows Explorer. If you format the player in Windows Explorer accidentally, do it again on the player ( p.51).
Upgrading the Players Firmware
You can update the players firmware. Installing the latest players firmware allows you to add new features to the player. For details on the latest firmware information and how to install it, visit the customer support Web sites ( p.74).
Download the update program to your computer from the Web site. Connect the player to your computer, and then start the update
Follow the on-screen instructions to update the players firmware.
Firmware update is completed.
Version information for the players firmware can be displayed by selecting [Information] from the Home menu ( p.48). [Settings]
If the player does not function as expected, try the following steps to resolve the issue.
1 Find the symptoms of the issue in the following troubleshooting tables,
and try any corrective actions listed.
2 Connect the player to your computer to charge the battery.
You may be able to resolve some issues by charging the battery.
3 Press the RESET button with a small pin, etc.
If you press the RESET button while operating the player, stored data and settings on the player may be deleted. After resetting the player, press the button to turn on the player.
4 Check information on the issue in the Help of each software. 5 Look up information on the issue on one of the customer support Web
sites ( p.74).
6 If the approaches listed above fail to resolve the issue, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
There is no sound. The volume level is set to zero. Turn the volume up ( p.5). The headphone jack is not connected properly. Connect the headphone jack properly ( p.6). The headphone plug is dirty. Clean the headphone plug with a soft dry cloth. No audio files are stored in the memory. If [NO DATA] appears, transfer music from the computer. Songs cannot be played. The battery power is consumed. Charge the battery fully ( p.14). If the player does not react, even after charging the battery, press the RESET button to reset the player ( p.56). Noise is generated. A device emitting radio signals, such as a mobile phone is being used near the player. When using such devices as mobile phones, keep them away from the player. Music data is damaged. Delete the data then transfer again. When transferring data, close any other applications to avoid file damage. The headphone plug is dirty. Clean the headphone plug with a soft dry cloth. Buttons do not work. The HOLD switch is set to the direction of the arrow (). Slide the HOLD switch to the opposite direction of the arrow () ( p.7). The player contains moisture condensation. Wait a few hours to let the player dry. The remaining battery power is low or insufficient. Charge the battery power by connecting to the computer ( p.14). If the player does not react, even after charging the battery, press the RESET button to reset the player ( p.56). Playback does not stop. With the player, there is no difference between stopping and pausing. When you press the button, appears and playback pauses/stops. It takes time to start up the player. It may take time to start up the player if many files or folders are stored on the player, or if audio data transferred to the player has a lot of ID3 tag information. Wait until the start-up animation appears.
The remaining recording time remains the same even though files are deleted. Due to system restrictions, the remaining recording time may not improve if only short files are deleted. The player cannot record. There is not enough free space in the memory. Delete unnecessary files. Export the recorded files to a computer. Necessary free space may vary, depending on the bit rate or recording time. The maximum number of files that can be recorded has been reached. The maximum number of files that can be recorded is 999 files each for FM radio programs (NWZ-B152F/B153F only) and recorded sound files. Delete unnecessary files until recorded FM radio programs (NWZ-B152F/B153F only) and recorded sound files become 999 or less, respectively. Export the recorded files to a computer. The player is connected to a computer. Disconnect the player from the computer. The combined total of the recorded time and the remaining time does not equal the maximum recording time. When you record many short files, they may be recorded with automatically inserted blank spaces between files due to system restrictions. This causes an increase in total recorded time and results in the mismatch. Recorded files cannot be deleted. The file or the folder that cannot be deleted is set to be read-only on a computer. Delete the data using Windows Explorer. The battery power is low or exhausted. Charge the battery fully ( p.14). The folder is not deleted even though recorded files have all been deleted. Files other than the recorded files are included in the folder. Open the folder using Windows Explorer, and delete all the files other than files recorded by the player.
Connection with the computer
[CONNECTED USB] does not appear when the player is connected to the computer. The players USB connector is not connected to a USB connector on your computer properly. Disconnect the player, and then reconnect it. A USB hub is being used. Connect the player directly to a USB connector, as connection via a USB hub may not work. However, a USB hub that supplies power can be used. Another application is running on the computer. Disconnect the player, wait a few minutes, and reconnect it. If the problem persists, disconnect the player, restart the computer, and then reconnect the player. The USB connector on your computer may have a problem. Connect the players USB connector to another USB connector on your computer. The remaining battery power is insufficient. Charge the battery by connecting the player to a running computer for at least 5 minutes. When charging a depleted battery, the power illuminator blinks clockwise and nothing appears in the display. Audio files cannot be transferred to the player from your computer. Transferring may be stopped due to influences such as static electricity, etc. This happens to protect data information. Disconnect the player, then reconnect it. The players USB connector is not connected to a USB connector on your computer properly. Make sure that [DATA ACCESS] or [CONNECTED USB] appears on the display. Disconnect the player, and then reconnect it. There is not enough free space in the memory. Delete unnecessary songs to increase free space. Abnormal file(s) exists on the player. Transfer your necessary files back to your computer and format the player ( p.51). An audio file is damaged. Delete the audio file then transfer it again. When transferring the audio file, close any other applications to avoid file damage. You tried to transfer contents with copyright protection. You cannot transfer contents with copyright protection since the player does not support them. Only a small number of songs can be transferred to the player. There is not enough free space in the memory. Delete unnecessary songs to increase free space. Non-audio data is stored in the memory. Move non-audio files to the computer to increase free space. The player becomes unstable while it is connected to the computer. A USB hub is being used. Connect the player directly to a USB connector, as connection via a USB hub may not work. However, a USB hub that supplies power can be used.
[FILE ERROR] The file cannot be read. The file is not normal. The player cannot play certain files because of incompatible formats. Transferring has been interrupted. Transfer the normal audio file back to the computer and then format the player. If the song which cannot be played is unnecessary, you can delete it from the memory. [HOLD] The player cannot be operated because the HOLD switch is set to the hold position. To operate the player, slide the HOLD switch to the opposite position ( p.7). [LOW BATTERY] The battery is low. Charge the battery ( p.14). [MEMORY FULL] There is not enough free space in the memory. You are trying to record an FM radio program (NWZ-B152F/B153F only) with the player already having 999 files of recorded FM radio programs. You are trying to record sound with the player already having 999 files of recorded sound files. Connect the player to the computer and delete any unnecessary songs or files to increase free space on the player. Delete unnecessary recorded FM radio programs. Delete unnecessary recorded sound files. [NO DATA] There are no audio files in the memory. Transfer audio files. [NO ITEM] There are no audio files in the selected item. Transfer audio files. Record sound. Record FM radio (NWZ-B152F/B153F only). There is no preset FM station (NWZ-B152F/B153F only). Preset FM broadcast stations. [READ ONLY] You are trying to delete read-only songs. Delete the data using Windows Explorer.
Additional Information Additional Information
Notice for customers: the following information is only applicable to equipment sold in countries applying EU directives The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters, please refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee documents. Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. Applicable accessories: Headphones
On Software Copyright laws prohibit reproducing the software or the manual accompanying it in whole or in part, or renting the software without the permission of the copyright holder. In no event will Sony be liable for any financial damage, or loss of profits, including claims made by third parties, arising out of the use of the software supplied with this player. The software provided with this player cannot be used with equipment other than that to which it is so designated. Please note that, due to continued efforts to improve quality, the software specifications may be changed without notice. Operation of this player with software other than that provided is not covered by the warranty. The ability to display the languages on supplied software will depend on the installed OS on your computer. For better results, please ensure that the installed OS is compatible with the desired language you want to display.
We do not guarantee all the languages will be able to be displayed properly on the supplied software. User-created characters and some special characters may not be displayed.
The explanations in this manual assume that you are familiar with the basic operations of Windows. For details on the use of your computer and operating system, please refer to the respective manuals.
About sample data*1 The player is pre-installed with sample data. If you delete the sample data, you cannot restore it, and we will not supply any replacement data.
In some countries/regions some sample data is not installed.
The recorded song is limited to private use only. Use of the song beyond this limit requires permission of the copyright holders. Sony is not responsible for incomplete recording/downloading or damaged data due to problems of the player or computer. Depending on the type of the text and characters, the text shown on the player may not be displayed properly on device. This is due to:
The capacity of the connected player. The player is not functioning normally. Content information is written in language or character that are not supported by the player.
About the customer support Web site If you have any questions or issues with a Sony product, or would like information on compatible items with a Sony product, visit the following Web sites.
For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/ For customers in Europe: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/index.crp For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.sony-asia.com/support For customers who purchased the overseas models: http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
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Voice Recording High Voice Recording Mid Voice Recording Low FM Recording
* The player uses MS-ADPCM codec for recording the sound and the FM programs.
Maximum recordable number of files or folders (Approx.)
Files: 2,640 Folders: 500
Capacity (User available capacity)*1
NWZ-B152/B152F: 2 GB (Approx. more than 1.73 GB = 1,853,587,456 bytes) NWZ-B153/B153F: 4 GB (Approx. more than 3.54 GB = 3,798,007,808 bytes)
Available storage capacity of the player may vary. A portion of the memory is used for data management functions.
Frequency response 20 to 20,000 Hz (when playing data file, single signal measurement)
FM radio (NWZ-B152F/B153F only)
Preset 30 presets FM Frequency range 87.5 to 108.0 MHz The frequency is changed by 0.1 MHz.
Headphone cord antenna
Headphone: Stereo mini-jack Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
5 C to 35 C (41 F to 95 F)
Built-in 170 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery USB power (from a computer via a USB connector of the player)
USB-based charging Approx. 70 minutes
Battery life (continuous playback)
Status of the player
Playback at MPkbps Playback at WMA 128 kbps At receiving FM broadcasting (NWZ-B152F/B153F only) FM recording (NWZ-B152F/B153F only) Voice recording
Approximately 18 hours Approximately 17 hours Approximately 6 hours Approximately 3 hours Approximately 6 hours
Actual battery life may vary depending on settings. The above estimated battery usage hours are based on typical usage conditions with Basic setting of battery life measurement (Longer battery life setting) as shown in the table below. Note that even if the player is turned off for an extended period, a small amount of battery power is still consumed. Battery life may vary depending on volume setting, conditions of use, and ambient temperature.
Setting Default setting Basic setting of battery life measurement (Longer battery life setting)
[Save ON Super] [None] Deactivate [LED OFF]
[Power Save Mode]*1 ( p.47) [Equalizer]*2 ( p.30)
[Save ON Normal] [None] Activate [LED ON]
[BASS]* ( p.29) Settings for the power [LED]*3 ( p.47) illuminator
Settings for recording [Voice Record Codec] [Mid] [Low] quality ( p.44) *1 When [Power Save Mode] is set to [Save ON Normal], the battery life becomes approximately 30% shorter than [Save ON Super]. When [Power Save Mode] is set to [Save OFF], the battery life becomes approximately 70% shorter than [Save ON Super]. *2 When [Equalizer] is set to [Heavy], [Pop], [Jazz], [Unique] or [Custom], the battery life becomes approximately 50% shorter than [None]. *3 When [BASS] is activated and [LED] is set to [LED ON], the battery life shortens by approximately 50%.
Display.. 6, 8, 34
F Fast-forward.. 21 Fast-rewind.. 21 [FM].. 10, 33 [FM Auto Preset]. 35 FM radio screen.. 34 [Format]... 51 H Headphones..6, 71, 77, 79 HOLD switch. 7 Home menu. 10 I [Information].. 48 [Initialize].. 51 L [Language]. 16, 49 [LED].. 6, 47 M Manual tuning.. 33 Messages.. 65 Microphone. 7, 41 MP3..19, 53, 76 [Music Library]..10, 12, 21 P Playback.. 21, 23 Play back recorded data. 39, 43 Playback screen. 8 [Play Mode].. 28 Power.. 9 Power illuminator.. 6 [Power Save Mode]. 47 Preset tuning.. 33
Recorded data..38, 42 Songs...32
E [Equalizer].. 30 Explorer.. 19
R Radio.. 33 REC/STOP button.5, 37, 41 Recharging.. 14 Recording.. 37, 41 Remaining battery.. 8, 14 Repeat... 28 [Reset All Settings].. 50 RESET button.. 7, 56 Reset the player.. 56 S [Scan Sensitivity].. 40 Search for songs.. 26 [Set Date-Time]. 17, 45 [Settings].. 10, 45 Shuffle... 28 Shuttle switch. 5 Sound quality.. 29, 30 Strap hole... 7 Supplied items. 79 T Time setting.. 17, 45 Transferring.. 19 Troubleshooting.. 56 U USB connector..7, 14, 19 V [Voice].. 10, 41 [Voice Record Codec]. 44 VOL +/ button.. 5 Volume..5, 46, 71 W WMA..19, 53, 76 Z ZAP button.. 5, 24 ZAPPIN playback.. 23 [ZAPPIN Range].. 25
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