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Sonic 2 USB player

Product code: DH422
£65.99 (inc VAT) £54.99 (ex VAT)

The ex VAT price will apply to blind or partially sighted people, or someone buying on their behalf.

Offering superb sound quality from its two built-in speakers, this easy-to-use, ultra-portable MP3 player will play content such as audio books, music and talking newspapers directly from a USB stick or Bluetooth source. It has four large raised yellow control buttons with tactile markings and an extra-large volume control.


The Sonic 2 boasts upgraded sound quality thanks to the latest generation of digital amplifiers. These provide clearer sound, less distortion and a louder, clearer headphone output. The mechanical stability and isolation of the speaker cabinets have also been improved to produce better audio quality.

The Sonic 2 also has a new USB C power supply designed specifically for blind and partially sighted users. The charger has a unique tactile feel, 3D raised logo, high contrast colours and a strengthened braided nylon cable.

You can still navigate easily to a new book, skip chapters or review paragraphs. The Sonic 2 will remember your place in a book whenever you switch it off or remove a memory stick, and will play from there when that stick is next used.

You can listen to books, podcasts and music on your mobile phone or tablet using Bluetooth to connect to the Sonic 2. Please note: Bluetooth is not useable when a USB stick is inserted. Bluetooth headphones will not work unless you insert a Bluetooth dongle into the headphone socket.

If you always use the Sonic 2 powered from the mains, it is recommended that you remove the rechargeable battery to preserve its life expectancy.


  • Improved sound quality.
  • Easy-to-identify USB C mains charger provided. 
  • Rechargeable battery: four hours.
  • Plays MP3 and WAV files.
  • Tactile raised buttons.
  • Automatic bookmarking.
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Yes.
  • Provides no distortion when used with hearing aids; compatible with induction loop transmitters with 3.5mm connectors.
  • 3.5mm mini jack socket for headphone connection.
  • Size: 5.7cm x 15.5cm x 5.5cm (2.25 x 6.1 x 2.17 inches).
  • Weight: 289g (0.64lbs).

Please note: This product is NOT compatible with the original Sonic charger (DH333C).

Returns and warranty

  • 12-month warranty.
  • If returning as unsuitable, products must be returned in as new condition within 14 days, with original undamaged packaging to be accepted.

Downloadable product instructions:



Standard delivery times

For items we keep in stock at our warehouse, we make every effort to deliver your order within five working days. However if you've not received your goods within seven working days please contact our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 who will be able to help you.

Covid-19 measures: our warehouse and special order suppliers are still operating and dispatching orders at this time. However, please be aware that Royal Mail and couriers are under increased pressure and their delivery timescales may be extended. Your order may take a few extra days to reach you.

Special orders

We work with partners to deliver products on our behalf. We will pass on your contact information to be able to deliver the product effectively. Whilst delivery is usually within seven days, it may take up to six weeks.  

Articles for the Blind scheme

Most of our products and some publications in large print (16 point and above) can be sent by freepost under Royal Mail's "Articles for the Blind" scheme.

However, the Articles for the Blind scheme offers no guarantees of delivery or insurance for valuable items. Therefore we have to use alternative delivery methods, such as courier and Royal Mail services, for higher value orders.

Delivery charges

Where a product incurs a delivery charge this is highlighted in the product details and will be added to your order at checkout.

Dispatch note

When we send your products, the package will include a "dispatch note" with details of the contents. It is really important to check this against the actual contents of the package and alert us immediately (within seven working days of receiving the order) about any discrepancies.


If you find this product is unsuitable for your needs, or is faulty, then follow our returns instructions to ensure we deal with your enquiry efficiently.  Some products cannot be returned.  More information can be found in product description where applicable. 

Special order products are non-returnable unless faulty. We kindly ask our customers to ensure that any faulty products being returned are packaged securely for stable transit, or the warranty may be voided. Where possible, please use the original packaging. These include specially ordered items that are not part of our standard range. This also includes personalised items, including computer packages, as well as special order canes, walking sticks and more.

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