Battery life

Music

For models available in Europe and for headphone-equipped models available in Korea


MP3 (128 kbps)
Ambient sound mode ON: Approx. 17 hours
Ambient sound mode OFF: Approx. 23 hours
Noise canceling ON: Approx. 18 hours
Noise canceling OFF: Approx. 23 hours
AAC (256 kbps)
Ambient sound mode ON: Approx. 16 hours
Ambient sound mode OFF: Approx. 22 hours
Noise canceling ON: Approx. 17 hours
Noise canceling OFF: Approx. 22 hours
FLAC (96 kHz/24 bit)
Ambient sound mode ON: Approx. 13 hours
Ambient sound mode OFF: Approx. 19 hours
Noise canceling ON: Approx. 14 hours
Noise canceling OFF: Approx. 19 hours
FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit)
Ambient sound mode ON: Approx. 10 hours
Ambient sound mode OFF: Approx. 14 hours
Noise canceling ON: Approx. 11 hours
Noise canceling OFF: Approx. 14 hours
DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit)
Ambient sound mode ON: Approx. 7.5 hours
Ambient sound mode OFF: Approx. 9.5 hours
Noise canceling ON: Approx. 7.5 hours
Noise canceling OFF: Approx. 9.5 hours


For other models


MP3 (128 kbps)
Ambient sound mode ON: Approx. 20 hours
Ambient sound mode OFF: Approx. 26 hours
Noise canceling ON: Approx. 21 hours
Noise canceling OFF: Approx. 26 hours
AAC (256 kbps)
Ambient sound mode ON: Approx. 18 hours
Ambient sound mode OFF: Approx. 24 hours
Noise canceling ON: Approx. 19 hours
Noise canceling OFF: Approx. 24 hours
FLAC (96 kHz/24 bit)
Ambient sound mode ON: Approx. 15 hours
Ambient sound mode OFF: Approx. 21 hours
Noise canceling ON: Approx. 16 hours
Noise canceling OFF: Approx. 21 hours
FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit)
Ambient sound mode ON: Approx. 12 hours
Ambient sound mode OFF: Approx. 16 hours
Noise canceling ON: Approx. 13 hours
Noise canceling OFF: Approx. 16 hours
DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit)
Ambient sound mode ON: Approx. 8 hours
Ambient sound mode OFF: Approx. 11 hours
Noise canceling ON: Approx. 9 hours
Noise canceling OFF: Approx. 11 hours

Bluetooth

MP3 (128 kbps)/SBC-Connection pref.
Approx. 10 hours
FLAC (96 kHz/24 bit)/LDAC-Connection pref.
Approx. 8 hours


A Bluetooth connection will shorten the battery life by up to 60% depending on the following conditions.

  • Format of the content.
  • Settings of the connected device.

Note

  • The values shown in this topic indicate the approximate battery life when content is played under all of the following conditions.
    • The player is playing continuously with the default settings.
    • The playback app is Sony original music player app.
  • Even if the player is turned off for an extended period, a small amount of battery power is still consumed.
  • Battery life may vary depending on volume setting, conditions of use and ambient temperature.
  • The battery is consumed considerably when the screen is on.
  • The battery life may become about 80% shorter when some of the sound adjustments are active.
  • The battery life may become about 20% shorter when the [High-Res streaming] function is active.
  • The music app other than Sony original music player app may drain the battery faster than the above values.

The contents of the Help Guide may be subject to change without notice due to updates to the product's specifications.