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Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 55.9mm x 97.5mm x 10.9mm 2.21 inches x 3.84 inches x 0.43 inches
Approx. 98 g 3.5 Oz
Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music
MP3 (128kbps) / Noise Cancel ON: Approx. 37 hrs, MP3 (128kbps) / Noise Cancel OFF: Approx. 45 hrs, FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Noise Cancel ON: Approx. 32 hrs, FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Noise Cancel OFF: Approx. 39 hrs, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Noise Cancel ON: Approx. 27 hrs, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Noise Cancel OFF: Approx. 30 hrs, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Noise Cancel ON: Approx. 22 hrs, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Noise Cancel OFF: Approx. 25 hrs
Charging Time (full charge)
Approx. 4 hrs
Charging Time (Quick Charge)
Memory Size
USB Connection
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins
Wireless Capabilities
Bluetooth® Ver 4.2,NFC: Yes
Compatible Bluetooth® Profile
Compatible Bluetooth profiles*1 - A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) - AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile) Supported Codec*2: SBC*3, LDAC, aptX *1 Bluetooth profiles are standardized according to the purpose of the Bluetooth device. *2 Codec indicates the audio signal compression and conversion format. *3 SBC stands for Subband Codec.
Input and Output Terminals
Headphone: Stereo mini-jack,WM-PORT: WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins,External memory: Micro SD Micro SDHC Micro SDXC
Music Searching Methods
All Songs / Artist / Release Year / Playlists / Album / Genre / Composer / Hi-Res / Recent Transfers / SensMe Channels / Folder
Music Play Mode
Shuffle Playback / Repeat Off / Repeat 1 Song / Repart All,Playback Range (All Range / Selected Range)
Drag and Drop
Display Resolution
3.1-inch (7.8 cm) , WVGA (800 x 480 Pixels)
Display Type
TFT colour display with white LED-backlight Capacitive touch screen
Photo Playback Notes
FM Tuner
Sound Effects
6Band equalizer (Off / Rock / Pop / Jazz / Classical / EDM / R&B HIPHOP / Relax / Custom 1 / Custom 2),DSEE HX (On / Off),DC Phase Linearizer,VPT (Off / Studio / Club / Concert Hall / Matrix),Dynamic Normalizer (On / Off),ClearAudi+ (On / Off),Clear Phase (On / Off)
Audio Playback
MP3 ( .MP3): 32 - 320kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ),/ 32, 44.1, 48kHz, WMA ( .WMA): 32 - 192kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ),/ 44.1kHz, FLAC ( .flac): 16, 24bit / 8-192kHz, AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 6-320kbps / 8-48kHz, HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32-144kbps / 8-48kHz, Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16, 24bit / 8-192kHz, DSD ( .dsf, .dff): 1bit / 2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz (Audio that is converted to Linear P cm is output.), APE ( .ape): 8, 16, 24bit / 8-192kHz (Fast, Normal, High)
Audio Playback Notes
;・Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders. ;・Copyright protected files cannot be played back. ;・Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the Sampling frequency. ;・Files that are 4 GB (APE is 2GB) or larger cannot be played back. ;・This product recognizes audio sources exceeding CD quality (44.1 kHz / 16 bit quantization) and DAT quality (48 kHz / 16 bit quantization) as High-resolution Audio. The "HR" symbol is displayed for high-resolution audio sources.
Video Playback
Video Playback Notes
Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW)
Operating System
Sony original OS
System Requirements
Windows® 10 Windows® 8.1 Windows® 7 macOS™v10.8-10.12
TFT colour display with white LED-backlight Capacitive touch screen
Digital Noise Cancelling
Digital Noise Canceling Select NC Environment: Full-auto AINC, Bus / Train, Airplane, Office
  • ・Walkman (1) ・USB cable (1) ・Startup Guide ・Instruction Manual ・Headphones (1) IER-NW500N or IER-NW500NE (only for Europe and Korea) ・Earbuds (1 set) ・Clip (for Headphones) (1) A Micro SD card is not supplied with the Walkman.