Article ID : 00231480 / Last Modified : 12/05/2020

Can the Equalizer settings on a Bluetooth connected device be reflected on the wireless headset?

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    Whether or not the Equalizer settings of a Bluetooth connected device can be reflected on the headset varies on the Bluetooth device. 

    When connected to a Walkman

    Whether or not the Equalizer settings will be reflected on the headphones depends on the model of the Walkman:

    • NW-A30, NW-A40, NW-A50, NW-WM1, and NW-ZX300 series
      The Equalizer settings will not be reflected on the headphones with these models. To set the Equalizer on the headphones, connect your smartphone to the headphones and set the Equalizer using the Sony | Headphones Connect app. This stores the Equalizer settings in the headphones. After completing this step, connect the headphones to the Walkman. You can now play music on the headphones with the Equalizer feature activated.
       
    • NW-ZX100, NW-A20, NWZ-A860, NWZ-A10, and NWZ-S770 series
      The Equalizer settings will be reflected on the headphones with these models. From the Home menu, follow these steps to turn on the Equalizer (Sound Effect Preset) feature: Settings > Bluetooth Settings > Sound Effect Preset.

    When connected to a smartphone or other Bluetooth device

    Set the Equalizer using the Sony | Headphones Connect app. This stores the Equalizer settings in the headphones. After completing this step, connect the headphones to the smartphone or other Bluetooth device. You can now play music on the headphones with the Equalizer feature activated.