SONY WALKMAN NWZ-E453K, NWZ-E454K - Digital Media Players Manual

SONY WALKMAN NWZ-E453K, NWZ-E454K - Digital Media Players Manual

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SONY WALKMAN NWZ-E453K, NWZ-E454K - Digital Media Players Manual


shock hazardTo reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.

Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.

As the main plug of AC power adaptor is used to disconnect the AC power adaptor from the mains, connect it to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in it, disconnect it from the AC outlet immediately.

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.


Continuous RMS power output (reference)* Input: 1: 1 W +1 W (1 kHz, 10% THD) WM-PORT* 2
Speaker: 39 mm dia.
Dimensions (w/h/d): Approx. 156 × 110 × 24 mm (6 / × 4 / × / 1 4 3 8 31 32 inches)
Dimensions (w/h/d, upright position): Approx. 156 × 110 × 42 mm (6 / × 4 / × 1 / 1 4 3 8 5 8 inches)
Mass: Approx. 152 g (5.4 oz)
Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Power requirements: DC 5.2 V (100-240 V)
Power source (2 way power supply): Rated current consumption: AC power adaptor AC-E5212 (supplied)/ Battery supply from the "WALKMAN" 500 mA ("WALKMAN")
Rated current consumption: 1.25 A (speaker)

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

*1 When using the AC power adaptor.
*2 The WM-PORT is a dedicated multi-terminal connector, used to connect a "WALKMAN" to its accessories.

About the customer support Web site
If you have any questions or issues with this product, or would like information on compatible items with this product, visit the following web sites.
For customers in Europe:
For customers in Latin America:
For customers in other countries/regions:
For customers who purchased the overseas models:
  • "WALKMAN" and "WALKMAN" logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • All other trademarks and registered trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. In this manual, ™ and ® marks are not specified.


On safety

  • Use only the supplied AC power adaptor. Do not use any other AC power adaptor.

On placement

  • Do not place the system in an inclined position.
  • Do not place the system in locations that are hot or subject to direct sunlight, dust, high humidity, or extreme cold.
  • Use caution when placing the system on a specially treated (waxed, oiled, polished, etc.) floor, as staining or discoloration may result.

On cleaning
Clean the casings with a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution or water. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent, such as alcohol or benzene.

Checking Supplied Items

Items described below are bundled with this kit.

  • Headphones (1)
  • USB cable (1)
  • Attachment (1)
    Use when connecting the "WALKMAN" to the optional cradle, etc.
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Speaker* 1 (this system, 1)

  • AC power adaptor AC-E5212*
  • Operating Instructions* manual)

*1 The items (speaker, etc.) bundled with this kit are not described in "Supplied Items" in the "Quick Start Guide" supplied with the "WALKMAN."
*2 The shape of the AC power plug varies depending on the country or region.

Parts and Controls

Parts and Controls - Part 1

  1. Attachment
  2. WM-PORT

Parts and Controls - Part 2

  1. DC IN 5.2 V jack
  2. Stand
  3. VOLUME +/– button


  1. Set up the stand located on the rear side of the system , connect the AC power adaptor , and put the plug of the AC power adaptor in the wall outlet .
    Installation - Step 1
  2. Install the "WALKMAN" in the system.
    Installation - Step 2


  • When a strap is attached to your "WALKMAN, " set it under and out to the front of the "WALKMAN. " Before using the speaker, check that the strings of the strap are not in the curved groove.
    Installation - Step 3
  • At purchase, the attachment is set into the speaker. If the attachment becomes detached, slide and set it into the speaker until it clicks as shown in the illustration.
    Installation - Step 4

Listening to Music

Listening to Music

  1. Play back content on your "WALKMAN."
  2. Press the VOLUME +/– button on the system to adjust the volume.


  • You can perform playback on your "WALKMAN" installed in the system without connecting the AC power adaptor.
  • When you set [SP Output Optimizer] to [SRS-NWGT015] on your "WALKMAN, " the quality of the sound output from the speaker can be optimized. Only this sound quality setting is applied to the speaker, while other sound quality settings are not applied.
  • For details on how to perform playback on your "WALKMAN, " refer to the "User Guide" supplied with your "WALKMAN. "
  • You can also operate your "WALKMAN" with the stand of the speaker closed.


  • When playing on your "WALKMAN" without the AC power adaptor connected, volume output from the system is reduced. The battery of your "WALKMAN" is also consumed.
  • If you want to adjust the volume, do so while your "WALKMAN" is installed. If you disconnect the AC power adaptor during playback and also detach your "WALKMAN," the volume is reset to the default setting.
  • You cannot use the FM radio function while your "WALKMAN" is installed into the system.
  • When operating your "WALKMAN" while it is installed into the system, brace it with your other hand.

Available playback time with no AC power adaptor connected
NWZ-E453K / E454K: 15 hours (approx.)
* [SP Output Optimizer] set to [Off], MP3 playback, 128 kbps


  • When [SP Output Optimizer] is set to [SRS-NWGT015] (default setting) on your "WALKMAN," battery life may shorten by approx. 30%.

To recharge the battery of your "WALKMAN"

If you put your "WALKMAN" in the system while the AC power adaptor is connected, battery charging starts automatically. Charging progress is displayed on the "WALKMAN." For details, refer to the "User Guide" supplied with your "WALKMAN."


Should you encounter a problem with the system, find your problem in the troubleshooting checklist below and take the indicated corrective action. If the problem persists, contact your Sony dealer.
Note that if service personnel change some parts during repair, these parts may be retained.
When bringing the system in for repairs, be sure to bring in the entire system. This product is a system product, and the entire system is needed to determine the problem.

There is no sound

  • Make sure the AC power adaptor and power cord are securely connected.
  • Press the VOLUME + button to turn up the volume.
  • Make sure your "WALKMAN" is securely connected.
  • Make sure your "WALKMAN" is playing music.
    After prescribing the remedies above, if the problem still persists, press the RESET button of your "WALKMAN" to reset it.

There is a severe hum or noise

  • Move the system away from any possible sources of noise.
  • Connect the AC power adaptor to a different mains.

The sound is distorted

  • Press the VOLUME – button to reduce the volume.
  • Set the sound mode of the "WALKMAN" to normal or flat sound quality.

The stand becomes detached

  • Install the stand into the system by following the procedure below.
  1. Fit the upper right hinge of the stand on the right side pin on the rear of the system. Be sure to fit the hinge on the right side pin first.
    Troubleshooting - Step 1
  2. Fit the other hinge on the left pin, and then press down the stand until it clicks.
    Troubleshooting - Step 2
    (Notice on using the AC power adaptor)

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