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:

  • TA-ZH1ES

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility upgrades the Sony® Headphone Amplifier Updater to version 1.0.3 and provides the following benefits:

  • Corrects a condition where the headphones are misidentified as a 24bit/384kHz source when playing 32bit/384kHz content from a Walkman® player

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows Vista® 64-bit
  • Windows® 10
  • Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows® 7 64-bit
  • Windows® 8
  • Windows® 8 64-bit
  • Windows® 8.1
  • Windows® 8.1 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater(Win)_v1.0.3.zip

File Version

  • 1.0.3

File Size

  • 0.30 MB

Release Date

  • 03-20-2017

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • This utility is only for use with the Sony® TA-ZH1ES Headphone Amplifier. Do not install this utility with any other model.
  • WARNING: This firmware update and any changes incurred by it are permanent. It is not possible to return to a previous firmware version after updating this firmware. By continuing this update process and downloading and updating this firmware, you acknowledge that you are aware and understand that this update cannot be reversed.
  • WARNING: Durring this update process, do not turn off the amplifier or disconnect the USB cable connecting the amplifier to the computer.
  • WARNING: Durring this update process, do not use the amplifier or the remote control.
  • 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


Download and Installation Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Download the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater(Win)_v1.0.3.zip file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and verify that the size of the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater(Win)_v1.0.3.zip file is 315,184 bytes.
    1. Right-click the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater(Win)_v1.0.3.zip file, and click Properties.
    2. On the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater(Win)_v1.0.3.zip Properties screen, verify that the Size: listed is 307 KB (315,184 bytes).
      Note: The Size on disk: listed may be different. That is normal.
    3. If the file size is different than 315,184 bytes, please download the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater(Win)_v1.0.3.zip file again.
  4. Connect the amplifier player to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
    WARNING: Do not disconnect the amplifier from the computer while the update during this process.
  5. Turn on the amplifier and set the input to PC(USB-B).
  6. Double-click the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater(Win)_v1.0.3.zip file.
  7. In the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater(Win)_v1.0.3.zip window, double-click the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater(Win) file folder.
  8. In the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater(Win) file folder window, double-click the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater(Win).exe file.
  9. In the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater (version 1.0.3) screen, click the Connect button.
    Connect
    In the screen that is displayed, the current version of the software will be displayed.
    Current Version
  10. Click the Update button.
    Update
  11. Once the update starts, the screen will change to show a progress bar.
    Update progress
  12. When the update is complete, the progress bar will display a Succeeded message and you should click the Exit button.
    Exit

Turn the amplifier off, leave it off for 30 seconds, and then turn it back on.

Note: The update process in now complete.

Verify the Update (optional)

  1. Double-click the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater(Win)_v1.0.3.exe file.
  2. In the Sony Headphone Amplifier Updater (version 1.0.3) screen, the current version of the software will now be 1.0.3.
    Updated Version
    Note: If the version dispalyed is not 1.0.3, repeat this entire procedure again.