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

Car audio compatibility with Sony® USB devices

    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.