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Sound Technology

Listening defined and redefined

We’ve been honing audio perfection for a long time. From the enduring WALKMAN® to high-end audio equipment, our history in sound technology brings the best listening experiences to Sony and Xperia products.

Music as the artist intended

With High-Resolution Audio

Get closer to the clarity of an original recording with High-Resolution Audio tracks on your Xperia. By encoding audio and restoring compressed files. your listening experience becomes ultra-detailed and just as the artist meant you to hear it.

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Listening that’s clearer than the rest

High-Resolution Audio delivers audio that’s clearer, sharper and more complex than other music sources and closer to the original.

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Original analogue recording

The complete sound from an original analogue recording.

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CD recording

The compressed file format of CD contributing to a less detailed sound quality.

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Hi-Res Audio

The more comprehensive sampling format of Hi-Resolution Audio, providing outstanding clarity of sound.

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Boost low-res music files

Hear all your tunes at their best with DSEE HX. This technology upscales audio files to near High-Resolution Audio sound quality by predicting and replacing missing data.

Digital Noise Cancelling

Escape into undisturbed sound

Your Xperia device is kitted with Digital Noise Cancelling technology. Pair with DNC headphones and reduce up to 98% of exterior noise. Leaving you to enjoy the music, undisturbed.

Sound level sensitive

Using active noise control technology, DNC removes low-frequency sounds so high-frequency sounds can never reach the ear. Choose a setting to optimise the level of sound cancelation to suit your environment.

Sound that travels

Binaural recording spatially disperses sounds around your headphones, making you feel like you’re at a live recording. Become immersed as sounds move as they would in real life.

Wireless without less

Stunning sound via Bluetooth

If you’re connecting your Xperia device to a Bluetooth speaker or headset, LDAC ensures you don’t lose a drop of sound quality. With three times faster data transfer, every beat is crystal-clear.

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Sound made for you

Automatic Headphone Optimization analyses headphone type and ear shape to deliver the optimal sound for you.

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Name that tune

Hear a song, not sure what it is? Record a sample with your Xperia and TrackID™ will tell you what’s playing.