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How to make the sound more vibrant with VPT (Surround)?

Making the sound more vibrant with VPT (Surround) function.

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VPT, which stands for Virtual Phone Technology, is a proprietary sound processing
technology developed by Sony. You can choose from Studio, LiveClub, Arena, Matrix or Karaoke according to your song using the VPT(Surround) function.

Setting to Studio, Live, Club or Arena, simulates these sound fields in the headphones. Additionally, Matrix reproduces a rich acoustic sound field, and Karaoke suppresses the vocals. 

  1. Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
  2. Press the //support/attachments/393833/ArrowBottom.jpg//support/attachments/393833/ArrowBottom.jpg//support/attachments/393833/ArrowBottom.jpg button to select Settings, and then press the /support/attachments/393833/play2.jpg button to confirm.
  3. Press the //support/attachments/393833/ArrowBottom.jpg//support/attachments/393833/ArrowBottom.jpg//support/attachments/393833/ArrowBottom.jpg button to select Music Settings, and then press the /support/attachments/393833/play2.jpg button to confirm. The list of Music Settings options appears.
  4. Press the //support/attachments/393833/ArrowBottom.jpg//support/attachments/393833/ArrowBottom.jpg//support/attachments/393833/ArrowBottom.jpg button to select VPT(Surround), and then press the /support/attachments/393833/play2.jpg button to confirm. The list of VPT(Surround) settings appears.
  5. Press the //support/attachments/393833/ArrowBottom.jpg//support/attachments/393833/ArrowBottom.jpg//support/attachments/393833/ArrowBottom.jpg button to select the desired VPT(Surround) setting, and then press the /support/attachments/393833/play2.jpg button to confirm. To return to the normal sound quality, Select None in this step.

You can also set the VPT(Surround) setting from the Now Playing screen. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button, and select VPT(Surround) from the option menu.

Setting/icon Description:

  • None - VPT(Surround) setting is not activated. (Default setting)
  • Studio - Creates the sound of a recording studio.
  • Live - Creates the sound of a concert hall.
  • Club - Creates the sound of a club.
  • Arena - Creates the sound of an arena.
  • Matrix - Reproduces an additional surround effect, and creates a natural, yet richly enhanced sound.
  • Karaoke - Creates a stage-like sound field by suppressing vocal sound, and adding a surround effect to the music.

Note: The VPT(Surround) setting is not applied while playing a video or you are using the FM radio List of VPT(Surround) settings.