Article ID : S1F1572 / Last Modified : 03/27/2015

PHA-3 Compatible Mobile Phones

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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-3.
  • It may be necessary to update your device software, firmware or OS to the latest version for compatibility.
  • Use the supplied digital cable for Xperia to make a digital connection between the PHA-3 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.

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Compatible Sony mobile phones

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Model Digital connection Analog Connection
48/44.1 kHz 96/88.2 kHz 192/176.4kHz DSD 2.8 MHz DSD 5.6 MHz
Xperia A2
Xperia C3 *1 *1 *1
Xperia E3
Xperia M
Xperia M2
Xperia SP
Xperia T
Xperia T3
Xperia TX
Xperia V
Xperia Z
Xperia Z Ultra
Xperia Z2 *1 *1 *1
Xperia Z3 *1 *1 *1
Xperia ZL
  1. 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Analog Connection: Use the supplied headphone cable.
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  Model Digital connection Analog Connection
48/44.1 kHz 96/88.2 kHz 192/176.4kHz SD 2.8 MHz SD 5.6 MHz
Walkman NWZ-A15/A17
NWZ-F884/F885/F886/F887
NWZ-ZX2 *3 *3
NWZ-ZX1
Xperia Tablet Xperia Tablet Z
Xperia Z Ultra
Xperia Z2 Tablet *1*2 *1*2 *1*2
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact *2 *2 *2 *2*3
  1. Update Android to version 4.4.4 or higher.
  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. The Xperia uses linear PCM to convert the music output. The device DSD indicator does not light up.

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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.

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  Model Digital connection Analog Connection
44.1 kHz/48 kHz
iPhone iPhone 5S *1
iPhone 5C *1
iPhone 5 *1
iPhone 4S *1
iPhone 4 *1
iPhone 3GS *1
iPad iPad Air *1
iPad mini w/ Retina display *1
iPad (4th generation) *1
iPad mini *1
iPad (3rd generation) *1
iPad 2 *1
iPad *1
iPod iPod touch (5th generation) *1
iPod touch (4th generation) *1
iPod touch (3rd generation) *1
iPod touch (2nd generation) *1
iPod classic 120GB /160GB *1
iPod nano (7th generation) *1
iPod nano (6th generation) *1
iPod nano (5th generation) *1
iPod nano (4th generation) *1
iPod nano (3rd generation) *1
  1. If the sound is distorted, set the equalizer to Off or Flat on your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

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Other mobile phones

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Model Digital connection Analog Connection
48/44.1 kHz
HTC One X
GALAXY Note II
Samsung Galaxy Note III
Samsung Galaxy Premier i9260
GALAXY S4
GALAXY S5
Samsung Galaxy SIII

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