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Using Ambient Sound Mode - Sony NW-A55 Help Manual

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Digital Music Player

Using Ambient Sound Mode

You can enjoy music while monitoring ambient sounds.
Use the IER-NW500N/NW500NE when you use Ambient Sound Mode. Do not use headphones that are incompatible
with Ambient Sound Mode.
Select the headphones that are compatible with Ambient Sound Mode.
On the playback screen, tap
under [Headphones].
Turn on Ambient Sound Mode.
After you select the headphones, tap [Ambient Sound Mode]. The setting menu for Ambient Sound Mode will
appear. Tap the Ambient Sound Mode switch to turn on the function.
will appear in the information area.
Adjust the settings for Ambient Sound Mode, if necessary.
[Ambient Sound Level]:
You can adjust the monitoring level of ambient sound.
To turn off Ambient Sound Mode
Tap the menu items in the following order.
– [Settings] – [Ambient Sound Mode] ([Headphones]).
Tap the Ambient Sound Mode switch to turn off the function.
A shortcut is available for Ambient Sound Mode. You can tap
Select [MDR-NW750N/NE] or [Other Headphones] to use headphones that do not support Ambient Sound Mode.
Note that a howling sound may be produced in the following situations. Do not cover the microphone parts on the headphones. (
You are using incompatible headphones.
You cover the microphone part while you are using Ambient Sound Mode.
You hold the headphones in your hands while you are using Ambient Sound Mode.
Depending on the surrounding environment or the volume of the ambient sounds, Ambient Sound Mode may turn off temporarily.
This is not a malfunction. Adjust the level setting for Ambient Sound Mode ([Ambient Sound Level]). It may improve the problem.
and then [Settings]. Then, select the [IER-NW500N/NE] from the pull-down menu
on the [Settings] screen to turn the Ambient Sound Mode on or

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