Article ID : S1Q0427 / Last Modified : 12/06/2010

Car audio compatibility with Sony® USB devices

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General Notes

  • The operations of the USB connected devices described on this Web site are validated under certain conditions. These specifications may be changed afterwards, thus, the information described on this Web site may be different from the latest information.
  • It shows the validation result of the USB connected devices, it doesn't necessarily mean that all results for each USB connected model are guaranteed.
  • Please refer to the operating instructions or contact the manufacturer of your device for more information.
  • Depending on the devices, a part of the Audio operation functions (such as Reverse/fast-forward a track) may be unavailable.
  • If you cannot operate the USB function of the Car Audio, please do the following:
    • Remove the USB device from the car audio unit.
    • Turn off the car audio unit by pressing the [Source] button for 2 seconds.
    • Turn on the car audio unit by pressing the [Source] button for 2 seconds.
    • Re-connect the USB device.
  • Depending on the type of the character code used for the attached information of music file, the characters of the music title may not be displayed correctly.
  • This device supports the following file formats: MP3, WMA and AAC.
  • If you start the car engine with the USB device connected to the car audio unit, the USB device may be damaged or malfunction. Be sure to connect the USB device only after starting the car.
  • This information is subject to change without notice.

Supported Functions

  • Walkman® player battery charging
  • Music playback (Skip Tracks, Pause, Repeat/Shuffle play)
  • ZAPPIN™
  • Quick-BrowZer™


Device Model Type Memory
B Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWD-B103 WALKMAN MP3 player 1GB
NWD-B103F WALKMAN MP3 player 1GB
NWD-B105 WALKMAN MP3 player 2GB
NWD-B105F WALKMAN MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-B133 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 1GB
NWZ-B133F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 1GB
NWZ-B135 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-B135F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-B142 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-B142F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-B143 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-B143F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-B152 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-B152F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-B153 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-B153F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
Device Model Type Memory
E Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWD-E023F WALKMAN MP3 player 1GB
NWD-E025F WALKMAN MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-E343 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-E344 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-E345 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB
NWZ-E353 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-E354 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-E355 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB
NWZ-E435F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-E436F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-E438F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-E443 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-E444 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-E444K WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-E445 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB
NWZ-E453 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-E454 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-E455 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB
Device Model Type Memory
A Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWZ-A726 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-A726B WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-A728 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-A728B WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-A729 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB
NWZ-A815 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-A816 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-A818 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-A826 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-A828 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-A829 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB
NWZ-A844 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-A845 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB
NWZ-A846 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 32GB
NWZ-A847 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 64GB
Device Model Type Memory
S Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWZ-S515 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-S516 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-S543 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-S544 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-S545 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB
NWZ-S615F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-S616F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-S618F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-S636F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-S638F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-S639F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB
NWZ-S715F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-S716F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-S718F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-S736F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
NWZ-S738F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-S739F WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB
NWZ-S744 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB
NWZ-S745 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB
Device Model Type Memory
X Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWZ-X1050 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB
NWZ-X1060 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 32GB
Device Model Type Memory
W Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWZ-W202 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-W252 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 2GB
NWZ-W253 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB
Device Model Type Memory
USB Memory USM-1GLX Micro Vault® Storage Media 1GB
USM-2GLX Micro Vault® Storage Media 2GB
USM-4GLX Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB
USM-8GLX Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB
USM-16GLX Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB
USM-1GL Micro Vault® Storage Media 1GB
USM-2GL Micro Vault® Storage Media 2GB
USM-4GL Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB
USM-8GL Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB
USM-16GL Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB
Device Model Type Memory
USB Memory USM-1GJUM Micro Vault® Storage Media 1GB
USM-2GJUM Micro Vault® Storage Media 2GB
USM-4GJUM Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB
USM-512JX Micro Vault® Storage Media 512MB
USM-1GJX Micro Vault® Storage Media 1GB
USM-2GJX Micro Vault® Storage Media 2GB
USM-4GJX Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB
USM-512J Micro Vault® Storage Media 512MB
USM-1GJ Micro Vault® Storage Media 1GB
USM-1GJ-B Micro Vault® Storage Media 1GB
Device Model Type Memory
USB Memory USM-2GJ Micro Vault® Storage Media 2GB
USM-2GJ-B Micro Vault® Storage Media 2GB
USM-4GJ Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB
USM-4GJ-B Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB
USM-8GJ Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB
USM-8GJ-B Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB
USM-16GJ-B Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB
USM-256H Micro Vault® Storage Media 256MB
USM-512H Micro Vault® Storage Media 512MB
USM-1GH Micro Vault® Storage Media 1GB
Device Model Type Memory
USB Memory USM-2GH Micro Vault® Storage Media 2GB
USM-4GH Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB
USM-8GH Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB
USM-4GN Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB
USM-8GN Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB
USM-16GN Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB
USM-32GN Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB
Note: If you start the car engine with the USB device connected to the car audio unit, the USB device may be damaged or malfunction. Be sure to connect the USB device only after starting the car.