Article ID : 00078516 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

What audio file formats can be played when an Xperia smartphone is connected to a USB port on the USB DAC Amplifier?

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The USB DAC amplifier can play all the files that a compatible Xperia™ smartphone can play.

  • If a file is in an audio file format not supported by the USB DAC amplifier, an Xperia smartphone converts that file format to one that the USB DAC Amplifier can play.
  • You need a converter cable (not supplied) when you connect an Xperia to the USB port on the rear panel of the USB DAC amplifier.
     connecting a USB device to the USB DAC amplifier rear panel

The following Xperia models can be connected to the USB port on the front panel of the USB DAC amplifier for playback.

  • Xperia Z, Xperia Z Ultra
  • Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

The following Xperia models can be connected to the USB port on the rear panel of the USB DAC amplifier for High-Resolution Audio playback.

  • Xperia Z2, XperiaZ3, Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

A separate solution that describes the difference between the  USB ports on the front and the rear panel of the USB DAC amplifier is available.