Article ID : S1F1571 / Last Modified : 03/27/2015

PHA-2 Compatible Mobile Phones

Applicable Products and Categories of This Article

Please select the type of USB device for which you would like to see information:



General Notes

  • The mobile phone and audio device compatibility presented in this document is validated under certain conditions, including the device specification at the time of testing.
  • Be sure to refer to the manual or vendor of each device for assistance in the operation/setup with the PHA-2.
  • It may be necessary to update your device software, firmware or OS to the latest version for compatibility.
  • A USB cable (Mini USB plug/USB standard-A plug) and a USB conversion cable (USB micro-B plug/ USB standard-A socket) that is marketed as an OTG cable or host cable is required to make a digital connection between the PHA-2 and a smartphone.
  • Use the supplied audio cable (sterao mini cable) to make an analog connection
  • These results do not guarantee proper operation of the device and are subject to change without notice.

Back to top




 

Compatible Sony mobile phones

Legend:
    • = Available
    – = Unavailable


Model Digital connection Analog Connection Notes
48/44.1 kHz 96/88.2 kHz 192/176.4kHz DSD 2.8 MHz DSD 5.6 MHz
Xperia A2 *3  
Xperia C3 *2*3 *2*3 *2*3  
Xperia Compact (Z1 f) *3  
Xperia E3 *3  
Xperia M *3  
Xperia M2 *3  
Xperia SP *3  
Xperia T *3  
Xperia T2 Ultra *3  
Xperia T3 *3  
Xperia TX *3  
Xperia V *3  
Xperia Z *3  
Xperia Z Ultra *3  
Xperia Z1 *3 *1
Xperia Z1S *3  
Xperia Z2 *2*3 *2*3 *2*3  
Xperia Z3 *2*3 *2*3 *2*3  
Xperia ZL *3  
Xperia ZR *3  
  1. If there is no sound, please disconnect and reconnect the cable.
  2. When using the Android 4.4.2 OS, it is necessary to change the settings on your Xperia mobile phone for music playback.
    • On the Xperia Z2 - Go to Audio settings and select Hi-Res Audio via USB.
    • On the Xperia Z3 - Go to Settings, select Sound, select Audio settings and select Hi-Res Audio via USB.
    • When using a phone that is not listed above, refer to the user guide for the phone.
  3. It is necessary to update to the PHA-2 to latest firmware version. Update the firmware now.

Back to top




 

Sony Walkman players and Sony Tablets

Digital and Analog Connections
  • Digtial Connection with a Walkman Player: Requires the digital cable for WALKMAN (WM-PORT equipped), which is supplied with the PHA-2.
  • Analog Connection with a Walkman Player: Use the supplied headphone cable.
  • Digtial Connection with an Xperia Tablet: Requires A USB cable (Mini USB plug/USB standard-A plug) and a USB conversion cable (USB micro-B plug/ USB standard-A socket) that is marketed as an OTG cable or host cable.
Legend:
    • = Available
    – = Unavailable


  Model Digital connection Analog Connection Notes
48/44.1 kHz 96/88.2 kHz 192/176.4kHz SD 2.8 MHz SD 5.6 MHz
Walkman NWZ-A15/A17 *1
NWZ-F884/F885/F886/F887 *1
NWZ-ZX2 *4 *4 *1
NWZ-ZX1 *1
Xperia Tablet Xperia Tablet Z *1
Xperia Z Ultra *1
Xperia Z2 Tablet *2*3 *2*3 *2*3 *1
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact *2 *2 *2 *2*4 *1
  1. It is necessary to update to the PHA-2 to latest firmware version. Update the firmware now.
  2. When using the Android 4.4.2 OS, it is necessary to change the settings on your Xperia mobile phone for music playback.
    • On the Xperia Z2 Tablet- Go to Audio settings and select Hi-Res Audio via USB.
    • On the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact- Go to Settings, select Sound, select Audio settings and select Hi-Res Audio via USB.
    • When using an Android OS of 5.0 or higher, the above settings do not apply.
  3. Update Android to version 4.4.4 or higher.
  4. The Xperia uses linear PCM to convert the music output.

Back to top




 

Compatible iPad. iPod & iPhone devices

Connect the headphone amplifier to an iPhone/iPad/iPod using the USB cable supplied with your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

For an analog connection, use the supplied headphone cable.

Operation for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was checked by Sony, however, not all operations are guaranteed.

Legend:
    • = Available
    – = Unavailable


  Model Digital connection Analog Connection
44.1 kHz/48 kHz
iPhone iPhone 5 *1*2
iPhone 4S *1*2
iPhone 4 *1*2
iPhone 3GS *1*2
iPad iPad (4th generation) *1*2
iPad mini *1*2
iPad (3rd generation) *1*2
iPad 2 *1*2
iPad *1*2
iPod iPod touch (5th generation) *1*2
iPod touch (4th generation) *1*2
iPod touch (3rd generation) *1*2
iPod touch (2nd generation) *1*2
iPod classic 120GB /160GB *1*2
iPod nano (7th generation) *1*2
iPod nano (6th generation) *1*2
iPod nano (5th generation) *1*2
iPod nano (4th generation) *1*2
iPod nano (3rd generation) *1*2
  1. It is necessary to update to the PHA-2 to latest firmware version. Update the firmware now.
  2. If the sound is distorted, set the equalizer to Off or Flat on your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

Back to top




 

Other mobile phones

Legend:
    • = Available
    – = Unavailable


Model Digital connection Analog Connection
48/44.1 kHz
HTC One X
GALAXY Note II
Samsung Galaxy Premier i9260
GALAXY S4
GALAXY S5
  1. It is necessary to update to the PHA-2 to latest firmware version. Update the firmware now.

Back to top