Settings > Music Settings > Bitmapping


Adjust settings for audio content. Select settings for the music track you are playing or to match your preferences.

Off Disable bitmapping.
Type 1 Use a technique called dithering to reduce noise or distortion produced during audio output.
Type 2 Use a technique called noise shaving to reduce noise in the audible range.
Type 3 Use a technique developed specifically for the PS3™ system to enhance audio playback.


These functions are available only when audio content is being output at a frequency of 88.2 kHz or 176.4 kHz. The following conditions are required to output audio at 88.2 kHz or 176.4 kHz:

  • The audio device in use supports a sampling frequency of 88.2 kHz or 176.4 kHz.
  • [Linear PCM 2 Ch. 88.2 kHz] or [Linear PCM 2 Ch. 176.4 kHz] is selected when either [HDMI] or [Optical Digital] is set under (Settings) > (Sound Settings) > [Audio Output Settings].
  • [44.1 / 88.2 / 176.4 kHz] is selected under (Settings) > (Music Settings) > [Output Frequency].

Settings > Music Settings > Bitmapping