Sony NW-E305 User Manual

Quick start guide, Preparing, Let’s use the unit

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Portable IC Audio Player

Network Walkman NW-E303/E305/E307


Operating Instructions

Refer to the PDF file “Operating Instructions”

Refer to the PDF file “Operating Instructions” for more information and for troubleshooting.

How to display the PDF file “Operating Instructions”

The PDF file “Operating Instructions” will be installed when the SonicStage
software is installed. Double-click

(“NW-E200_E300 series manuals”),

or click [Start] - [All Programs] - [SonicStage] on your computer.

You need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later, or Adobe Reader software in
your computer.

For other languages PDF file “Operating Instructions”

English PDF file “Operating Instructions” are contained in the supplied CD-
Die deutsche PDF-Datei mit der „Bedienungsanleitung“ ist auf der
mitgelieferten CD-ROM enthalten.

El documento en español “Manual de instrucciones” en formato PDF se encuentra en el CD-ROM
Il CD-ROM in dotazione contiene il file PDF in italiano “Istruzioni per l’uso”.
O ficheiro PDF “Instruções de funcionamento” em português está no CD-ROM fornecido.
Nederlands PDF-bestand "Gebruiksaanwijzing" vindt u op de bijgeleverde CD-ROM.
Den svenska PDF-filen ”Bruksanvisning” finns på den medföljande CD ROM-skivan.
Suomenkielinen PDF-tiedosto ”Käyttöohje” on toimitetulla CD-levyllä.
Фaйл “Инcтpyкция по экcплyaтaции” в фоpмaтe PDF нa pyccком языкe cодepжитcя нa
пpилaгaeмом диcкe CD-ROM.

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Quick Start Guide

Let’s use the unit

Proceed with steps 1 to 5


Enjoying music with the
Network Walkman

You can easily transfer digital audio files from your computer to your Network Walkman
using the SonicStage software to enjoy music anywhere you go.

Import audio files to

your computer

Playing back

Import audio files from an audio CD or the
Internet. Audio files can be organized on

You can play back music tracks searching by
artist, album, or group, and select the
playback mode from Shuffle or Repeat.


Transfer audio files to
your Network Walkman


To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.

Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.

To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation
of the apparatus with news papers, tablecloths,
curtains, etc. And do not place lighted candles on the

To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the

Note on installation

If you use the unit at a place subject to static or
electrical noise, the track’s transferring information
may be corrupted. This would prevent successful
transferring authorization on your computer.

For the customers in the
United States

Owner’s Record

The model number and the serial number are located
on the rear of the player. Record the serial number in
the space provided below.
Refer to them whenever you call your Sony dealer
regarding this product.

Model No.

Serial No.


This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.

For the customers in the

Voor de Klanten in Nederland

Gooi de batterij niet weg maar
lever deze in als klein
chemisch afval (KCA).

Notice for users

On the supplied software

• Copyright laws prohibit reproducing the software

or the manual accompanying it in whole or in part,
or renting the software without the permission of
the copyright holder.

• In no event will SONY be liable for any financial

damage, or loss of profits, including claims made
by third parties, arising out of the use of the
software supplied with this player.

• In the event a problem occurs with this software as

a result of defective manufacturing, SONY will
replace it.
However, SONY bears no other responsibility.

• The software provided with this player cannot be

used with equipment other than that which is so

• Please note that, due to continued efforts to

improve quality, the software specifications may
be changed without notice.

• Operation of this player with software other than

that provided is not covered by the warranty.

Program ©2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Sony

Documentation ©2005 Sony Corporation

“WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony
Corporation to represent Headphone Stereo products.

is a trademark of Sony


OpenMG and its logo are trademarks of Sony

SonicStage and SonicStage logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.

ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and their logos are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference using one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and


– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit

different from that to which the receiver is

– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV

technician for help.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.

If you have any questions about this product:
Contact: Sony Customer Information Services Center
at 1-(866)-456-7669
Write: Sony Customer Information Services Center
12451 Gateway Blvd.,
Fort Myers, FL33913

Model NW-E305 and
NW-E307 only

Declaration of Conformity

Trade Name:


Model Number:


Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.


16450 W. Bernardo Dr,
San Diego, CA 92127

Telephone Number: 858-942-2230

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired

Microsoft, Windows and Windows Media are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other

MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.

US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby

Adobe Reader is a trademark of Adobe Systems

All other trademarks and registered trademarks are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders.

In this manual, TM and ® marks are not specified.

CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc.,
copyright © 2000-2004 Gracenote. Gracenote
CDDB® Client Software, copyright 2000-2004
Gracenote. This product and service may practice one
or more of the following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525;
#6,061,680; #6,154,773, #6,161,132, #6,230,192,
#6,230,207, #6,240,459, #6,330,593, and other
patents issued or pending. Services supplied and/or
device manufactured under license for following
Open Globe, Inc. United States Patent 6,304,523.
Gracenote is a registered trademarks of Gracenote.
The Gracenote logo and logotype, and the “Powered
by Gracenote” logo are trademarks of Gracenote.

Some models explained in this manual may not be
available in some areas.

On the Specifications

See the PDF file “Operating Instructions” for
the Specifications.

For online customer
support information

For customers in the USA and Canada, visit:

For customers in Europe, visit:

For customers in the other country, visit:

Checking the package


Installing the SonicStage

• Network Walkman (1)

• Headphones (1)

(European/USA model only)

(Asian model only)

• USB connection support cable (1)

• Extension headphone cord (Asian model

only) (1)

• Neck strap (China model only) (1)

• CD-ROM for SonicStage software, and the

Operating Instruction PDF files for
Network Walkman and SonicStage (1)

• Quick Start Guide (1)

Be sure to install the “SonicStage” software from the supplied CD-ROM in your computer.
(The driver for the Network Walkman, the PDF file Operating Instructions and the PDF file
SonicStage Operating Instructions will be installed.)


Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your

The install wizard will be displayed.


Click [Install SonicStage] and follow the
instructions on the screen.

(When the Region Selection screen is displayed, select your area and click [Next].)

Installation may take 20 to 30
minutes depending on your
computer. Restart the computer
after installing is complete.

If you cannot install the
software, check the Q&A
shown below.

Install SonicStage

SonicStage installer

If installing is not successful — Q&A

Q1 Is there sufficient hard disk drive space on your computer?

A1 200 MB or more space is needed to install the SonicStage software (1.5 GB or more is

recommended). (The amount of space will vary depending on the Windows version and the
number of audio files stored on the built-in flash memory.) If the hard disk drive space is
insufficient, delete unnecessary data on your computer to increase space.

Q2 Is the operating system on your computer compatible?

A2 The following operating systems are compatible with the SonicStage software.

Operating systems other than the following are not supported.
Factory installed: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 / Windows XP Media Center
Edition 2004 / Windows XP Media Center Edition / Windows XP Professional / Windows XP
Home Edition / Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 3 or later)/ Windows Millennium
Edition / Windows 98 Second Edition


This software is not supported by the following environments:

- OSs other than those indicated above
- Personally constructed PCs or operating systems
- An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system
- Multi-boot environment
- Multi-monitor environment
- Macintosh

Q3 Did all Windows programs on your computer quit before

installation the SonicStage software?

A3 Quit all activated applications (displayed on the task bar of your computer).

Q4 Does the installation appear to have stopped before it has


A4 Check for the appearance of an error message beneath the installation window. Press the

“Tab” key while holding down the “Alt” key. If there is an error message, follow the
instructions on the screen. If there is no message, the installation is still in progress. Wait for a
little while longer.

Q5 Is the progress bar on the install wizard moving?

A5 When the progress bar on the install wizard of your computer is moving, the installation is

progressing normally. Please wait. The installation may take 30 minutes or more, depending
on your computer, CD drive or system environment.

Q6 Is the access lamp of your computer lit?

A6 When the access lamp of your computer is lit, the installation is progressing normally. Please

wait. The installation may take 30 minutes or more, depending on your computer, CD drive or
system environment.

Q7 Does the installation wizard not start up when the supplied

CD-ROM is inserted?

A7 The installation wizard may not start up, depending on your computer setting. In this case,

double-click [My computer] - [CD-ROM] on your computer.

Make sure of the following to install the SonicStage software

• Quit all applications, including resident programs.

• Log on as administrator.


If the SonicStage software does not start up

Install the software again.
(Copy the contents of the supplied CD-ROM into your computer, then installing
should finish successfully.)


Should any problem persist after you have checked these
symptoms, consult your nearest Sony dealer.


• We do not guarantee trouble-free operation on all computers that satisfy the system requirement.

• The NTFS format of Windows XP/Windows 2000 Professional can be used only with the standard (factory)


• We do not guarantee trouble-free operation of the system suspend, sleep, or hibernation function on all


Be sure to use the
SonicStage software to
play back music with
your Network Walkman.

Even if the SonicStage or OpenMG Jukebox
software is already installed, be sure to install
the supplied SonicStage software in order to
install the driver for the Network Walkman.


• Quit all activated applications on your


• Log on as administrator (in case of Windows

2000 / Windows XP).

• Quit the virus check software (the software is

hard-pressed on your computer).

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