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Adjusting The Sound Quality Settings - Sony NW-A55 Help Manual

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NW-A55/A55HN/A56/A56HN/A57

Adjusting the sound quality settings

The player has various settings for adjusting the sound quality.
From the [Settings] menu
On the playback screen, tap
You can set the following sound settings from the menu listed under [Sound] or [Headphones].
ClearAudio+™
This function automatically applies the recommended sound quality settings to the output sound.
Clear Phase™
This function optimizes the sound characteristics for the headphones you are using.
From the [Settings] – [Sound Settings] menu
On the playback screen, tap the menu items in the following order.
– [Settings] – [Sound Settings] ([Sound]).
You can also adjust the following settings from the sound quality setting screens.
Equalizer
You can select an equalizer setting to suit your mood or current activity. You can also preset your equalizer settings as a
custom setting. Tap [Select Preset] to select [Custom 1] or [Custom 2]. Then, tap [Adjust] to adjust the equalizer setting.
DSEE HX
This function upscales the sound quality of audio files. The sound quality will become almost equal to that of High-
Resolution Audio. The function reproduces the clear high-range sound that is often lost.
DC Phase Linearizer
This function adjusts low-frequency phase shifts to reproduce the audio characteristics of analog amplifiers.
VPT (Surround)
This function applies a surround effect and enriches the sound reproduction quality of the audio playback. VPT
(Virtualphones Technology) is a proprietary sound processing technology developed by Sony.
Dynamic Normalizer
You can moderate the change in volume between tracks to minimize differences in volume level.
Vinyl Processor
This function produces rich sound that is close to the playback from a vinyl record on a turntable.
Note
When there is an active Bluetooth connection, the sound quality settings are invalid (Bluetooth transmitting mode only).
[Clear Phase™ ] cannot be set in the following cases.
When [ClearAudio+] is set to [On].
When you have selected [Other Headphones] for the [Headphones] setting.
You cannot adjust [Sound Settings] in the following cases.
and then [Settings].
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