USB specifications and compatible USB devices
Playable types of audio files (*1)
- MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3) (*2):
- AAC/HE-AAC (*2):
- .m4a, .aac, .mp4, .3gp
- WMA9 Standard:
- WMA 10 Pro (*3):
- LPCM (*2):
- .flac, .fla
- Dolby Digital (*2):
- DSDIFF (*4):
- .aiff, .aif
- Monkey’s Audio:
*1 Compatibility with all encoding/writing software, recording devices and recording media cannot be guaranteed.
*2 The receiver can play “.mka” files.
*3 The receiver does not play coded files such as Lossless.
*4 The receiver does not play DST encoded files.
- Some files may not play depending on the file format or the file encoding.
- Some files that have been edited on a computer may not play.
- Fast forward or fast reverse functions may not be available for some files.
- The receiver does not play coded files such as DRM.
- The receiver can recognize the following files or folders in USB devices:
- up to folders in the 9th layer (including the root folder)
- up to 500 files/folders in a single layer
- Some USB devices may not work with this receiver.
- The receiver can recognize Mass Storage Class (MSC) devices (such as flash drive or an HDD) and 101-key keyboards.
Compatible USB device
Mass Storage Class, High-speed type
Verified Sony USB devices
USB devices manufactured by Sony that have been confirmed as usable are as follows:
- NW-F887/F800 series
- NWZ-F885/F800 series
- MICROVAULT (USB flash drive manufactured by Sony):
- Digital Voice Recorder:
- External Hard Drive:
- Some of these USB devices may not be available for purchase in certain areas.
- The receiver is unable to read data other than that saved in the first partition of a hard disk drive.
- Operation of models not listed here is not guaranteed.
- Operation may not always be guaranteed even when using these USB devices.
- When formatting the above models, be sure to format using the model itself or the dedicated formatting software for that model.
- When connecting a USB device to the receiver, be sure to connect after the display “Creating Library” or “Creating Database” on the USB device has disappeared.