Sony Walkman WM-FX355, WM-FX353, WM-FX153, WM-FX151 Manual

Sony Walkman WM-FX355, WM-FX353, WM-FX153, WM-FX151 Manual

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Sony Walkman WM-FX355, WM-FX353, WM-FX153, WM-FX151 Manual

Inserting Batteries

Inserting Batteries

Removing the Belt Clip

Attaching the Belt Clip

Using the A VLS feature

The AVLS switch allows you to limit the maximum volume of your Walkman personal stereo without degrading the sound quality.

  • When the AVLS switch is set to LIMIT, the volume willbe kept at a moderate level without the degradation of the sound quality, even if you attempt to turn the volume up higher.
  • When the AVLS switch is set to LIMIT, the playbacksound may be distorted or unstable according to the music (especially bass boosted part), If this happens, turn down the volume.
  • When the AVLS switch is set to NORM, you will be ableto enjoy the full volume capability of your Walkman personal stereo.



  • MEGA BASS (FX355/FX353/FX153)
  • DOLBY NR (FX355)
    Play DOLBY NR processed tapes.

  • Wind rapidly.

  • Stop.
  • DIR (FX355/FX353)
    Change sides.
  • MODE (FX355/FX353)
    Play both sides once / repeatedly .

When Playing Cassettes

  • Do not use cassettes longer than 90 minutes except for long continuous playback.
  • If the tape is playing but no sound comes out, the batteries may be weak. Replace all batteries with new ones.
  • If your Walkman has not been used for a long time, run the Walkman for a few minutes before inserting a cassette.
  • Do not open the cassette holder while the tape is running.

When Listening to the Radio

If you have inserted a cassette with a metallic shell or label, and interference in radio reception occurs, remove the cassette.

When Using MEGA BASS (FX355/FX353/FX153)

If the AVLS switch is set to LIMIT, the MEGA BASS effect is reduced.

Handling Your Walkman

  • Do not expose the Walkman to extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, moisture, sand, dust, or mechanical shock. Never leave the Walkman in a car parked in the sun.
  • Do not wind the headphones cord around the Walkman. The buttons may be kept pressed, causing unnecessary battery usage.

When using headphones

Wear the headphones as shown in this illustration.
 When using headphones

Improve radio reception

Improve radio reception - Step 1

  • FM (UKW)
    Extend the headphones cord and adjust the ST/MONO selector.
    Improve radio reception - Step 2
  • AM (MW)
    Rotate the Walkman.
    Improve radio reception - Step 3

Notes on Care and Use

Cleaning the Walkman
Notes on Care and Use - Cleaning

  • Prolonged use may contaminate the tape head. If sound drop-out or excessive noise occurs, clean the head and tape path with alcohol.
  • Clean the headphones plug periodically for optimum sound.
  • Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner to clean the case.

About headphones
Road safety

Do not use headphones while driving, cycling, or operating any motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in some areas. It can also be potentially dangerous to play your headsets at high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian crossings. You should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.
Preventing hearing damage
Do not use headphones at high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous, loud and extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.
Caring for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear outside sounds and to be considerate to the people around you.

About batteries

  • When you are not going to use your Walkman for a long time, remove the batteries to prevent damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
  • When the sound becomes unstable or cannot be heard, replace the old batteries with new ones.

About external power
You can connect the following external power sources through the DC IN 3 V jack located on the bottom. (When you plug a cord into the DC IN 3 V jack, the internal batteries are automatically bypassed.)

  • House current using an AC-E30HG AC power adaptor

Use only the recommended AC-E30HG AC power adaptor (not supplied). Do not use any other AC power adaptor.

If you have any question or problem concerning your Walkman, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.


  • Radio
    FM: 87.5 – 108 MHz (Italy)
    65.0–108 MHz (Eastern Europe)
    87.6 – 107.9 MHz (Other countries)
    AM: 526.5 – 1,606.5 kHz (Italy)
    531 – 1,602 kHz (Other countries)
  • Power requirements
    • 3 V DC batteries R6 (AA) x 2
    • External DC 3 V power sources
  • Battery life (approximate hours)
    Sony Alkaline LR6 (SG) Sony R6P (SR)
    16 hrs. (playback) 48 hrs. (radio) 4.5 hrs. (playback) 16 hrs. (radio)
  • Dimensions
    89.5 x 118.8 x 34.1 mm (3 5 ⁄ x 4 3 ⁄ x 1 3 ⁄ in)
    (w/h/d) incl. projecting parts
  • Mass
    FX355: 215g (7.6 oz) incl. batteries
    FX353: 205g (7.3 oz) incl. batteries
    FX153/FX151: 200g (7.1 oz) incl. batteries
  • Supplied accessories
    • Stereo headphones (1)
    • Belt clip (1)
  • Optional accessories
    • AC power adaptor AC-E30HG

Your dealer may not handle some of the above listed accessories.
Please ask the dealer for detailed information.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
"DOLBY" and the double-D symbol a are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.

Documents / Resources

Download manual

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