Adjusting the sound quality

You can configure various settings related to the TV’s sound such as sound quality and sound mode.


  • The actual display may vary or some settings may not be available depending on your model/country/region, TV settings, and the connected device.

Press the (Quick Settings) button on the remote control, then select [Settings] — [Display & Sound] — [Picture & Sound] — the desired option.

You can change the following settings.

Sound (***)

Adjust audio from the TV speakers, audio output to an audio system connected via HDMI or optical audio output, or audio output to wired headphones or Bluetooth-connected devices.

Sound settings
You can change the following settings.
Virtually reproduce realistic surround sound.
Surround effect
Adjust the surround sound effect.
Voice Zoom
Emphasize voice.
Displayed when [Post-processing] is set to [Standard].
Dialog enhancer
Enhance voices when [Post-processing] is set to [Dolby Audio processing].
Adjust sound based on different frequencies.
Return all sound settings to factory default.
3D surround
Sound is output only from the Neckband Speaker/Headphones.
Displayed only when a Bluetooth device is connected.
Volume settings
You can change the following settings.
Adjust the speaker balance.
For details, refer to Balance.
Advanced auto volume
Keeps the volume level consistent for all programs and inputs.
For details, refer to Advanced auto volume.
Dolby AC-4 Dialog level
Adjusts dynamic range of Dolby AC 4 signal.
Dynamic range settings
You can change the following settings.
Dynamic range
Compensates for audio level difference between input sources (for Dolby Digital audio and HE AAC audio).
Displayed only when [Input] is HDMI or during [Media Player] playback.
DTS Dynamic range
Adjusts dynamic range of DTS signal.
You can change the following settings.
Select [Standard] (Sony) or audio processed by Dolby technology.

Adjust only for ***

When [On], the picture and sound quality is adjusted for the currently selected video input or app. When [Off], the picture and sound quality is adjusted for all inputs and apps.

Prioritize HDMI signal information

Automatically sets the content type based on the Content Type information in the HDMI signal. If it does not set automatically, set this [Off].

Audio output

Illustration of a surround sound system

Configure to output sound from headphones or an audio system instead of the TV speakers.
Press the (Quick Settings) button on the remote control, then select the following settings.
[Settings] — [Display & Sound] — [Audio output] the desired setting.
You can configure settings such as those below.

Select TV or external speakers.
Bluetooth device
Select Bluetooth device connected to the TV to output audio.
Audio system settings
Sets output to devices connected via HDMI or optical audio out.
Acoustic Center Sync
Use the TV speakers as the center speaker of the home theater system.
For details, refer to Using the TV as a center speaker.
Audio system prioritization
When enabled, this automatically switches the audio output to a BRAVIA Sync-compatible audio system when the TV is turned on.
A/V sync
Adjusts output timing to reduce delay between video and audio when using certain audio systems connected via HDMI.
Digital audio output
Configure the output method when outputting digital audio. This setting is available only when [Speakers] is set to [Audio system].


  • There is less deterioration and noise from signal transmission, and the sound quality is superior compared to analog connections.
eARC setting
If [Auto] is selected, high quality audio is output when an eARC supported device is connected to an HDMI port labeledeARC/ARC”.
eARC is an enhanced version of ARC and stands for Enhanced Audio Return Channel. By connecting an eARC supported device, you can enjoy uncompressed, high-quality audio formats and newer surround audio formats in addition to the audio formats supported by ARC. For audio formats supported by eARC, refer to Pass-through audio formats supported with eARC.
To connect the TV and an eARC supported device, use an eARC-supporting HDMI cable*. To connect an eARC supported device, refer to Connecting an audio system.
* An authorized Premium High Speed HDMI Cable(s) is recommended.
Optical digital audio output volume
Applied for PCM only. The volume levels between PCM and compressed audio will differ.
Bluetooth device settings
Settings for devices connected via Bluetooth.
A/V sync
When using a Bluetooth audio device (A2DP supported), the output timing is adjusted to minimize the delay between video and audio.
Bluetooth device settings
Enables/disables Bluetooth.
For details, refer to Remotes & accessories.