Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • MDR-1ADAC
  • PHA-2
  • PHA-3

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility installs the Portable Headphone Amplifier driver. This driver is necessary to connect to a Windows® computer.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows® 7 64-bit
  • Windows® 8
  • Windows® 8 64-bit
  • Windows® 8.1
  • Windows® 8.1 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • Driver_X_v2.23.2.exe

File Version

  • v2.23.2

File Size

  • 2.22 MB

Release Date

  • 10-11-2016

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • IMPORTANT: Please do not connect the Portable Headphone Amplifier to the computer until instructed. If you have already connected the device to the computer, please disconnect it now.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install


System Requirements

This software requires a computer meeting the following system requirements:

  • One of the following Microsoft® Windows® operating systems:
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 7 (Service Pack 1 or later)
    • Windows Vista® (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Hard Drive Space: 100 MB or more.
  • Notes:

Download and Installation Instructions

  1. Click the Download Now icon on this page to begin.
  2. Read the Software Download License Agreement, then, if you agree, click ACCEPT AGREEMENT to continue.
  3. At the File Save dialog box, download the Driver_X_v2.23.2.exe file to your desired location on your computer. (please note this location for reference)
    Note: Please do not connect the Portable Headphone Amplifier to the computer until instructed. If you have already connected the device to the computer, please disconnect it now.
  4. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the Driver_X_v2.23.2.exe file.
  5. At the User Account Control screen, click Yes or Continue.
  6. At the Installer Language screen, select the language you wish to use, and then click Yes.
  7. At the Welcome to the Sony Portable Headphone Amplifier v2.23.2 Setup Wizard screen, click Next.
    Next
  8. At the Setup screen, please wait while the system status is checked.
    Install
  9. At the Setup screen, when requested, please connect the Portable Headphone Amplifier device to the computer using the USB cable and ensure it is powered on.
    Install
  10. Once the unit is connected and powered on, then click Next.
    Install
  11. At the Choose Install Location screen, click Install.
    Install
    Note: If the installation fails, do not change the destination folder, please install the default folder again.
  12. At the Installing screen, please wait while the setup file is preparing, this may take some time to complete.
    Install
  13. At the Would you like to install this device software? screen, click Install.
    Install
  14. At the Would you like to install this device software? screen, click Install.
    Install
  15. At the Installation Complete screen, click Next.
    Install
  16. At the Completing the Sony Portable Headphone Amplifier v2.23.2 Setup Wizard screen, click Finish.
    Install

The Portable Headphone Amplifier Driver installation is complete.