Sony SRS-NS7 wireless speaker review: The unconventional choice – Gadgets Now
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Sony is renowned for its audio products. The company has always received a lot of appreciation for its range of headphones and Bluetooth speakers. Taking its legacy forward the company launched its first unconventional looking wireless speaker — Sony SRS NS7. Priced at Rs 24,990, the Bluetooth speaker comes with a collar design that sits around your neck. The device promises to offer a good sound experience with surround sound effects and minimum disturbance. We used this different looking speaker for some time and here’s our complete review.
Sony SRS-NS7 is the most distinct looking wireless speaker available in the market. Unlike the other wireless speakers available in the market, this one sits around your neck and hugs your skin. Mostly made of plastic, the device has a sort of silicon feel to the areas exposed to your skin. Like all the other Sony products the speaker also comes with good build quality. The top portion of the device is covered in speakers that face upwards when the speaker rests around your neck. The space between the left and right part of the speaker which goes behind your head comes across as flexible silicon and is quite soft. The volume controls are placed on the inside and the left side also consists of a button that can be used to pause or skip music. The right side houses the power and mute button. The sound is generated from the speakers that point upwards towards your ears and the two passive radiators placed on the inside fire down on your body. The Sony SRS-NS7 also comes with a Bluetooth transmitter. The transmitter works with Sony Bravia XR-series TVs and you can use it to get a 360-degree audio experience. The wireless speaker comes with an IPX4 rating which makes the device splash-resistant.
Sony SRS-NS7 is quite easy to use and set up. The device works with Bluetooth v5.0 and it can be controlled using two apps: Sony Headphone Connect which helps in tweaking EQ and other settings and the new 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app. You will have to hold the power button for a few seconds to activate the discovery mode of the speaker. Sony SRS-NS7 is a good alternative for people who find headphones uncomfortable. However, the speaker is not that private, but it manages to keep the sound isolated if used at mid volume levels. We managed to binge watch and also listen to music without disturbing others sitting in the same room. Along with a good audio performance, the Sony SRS-NS7 is also comfortable to wear for long hours. You will not feel any pressure around your neck even after wearing them for long hours.
Coming to the audio quality, Sony SRS-NS7 comes with a full range driver placed on each side along with passive bass radiators. As mentioned earlier, the speakers fire the audio in an upward direction towards your ears. You can easily pair it with any smartphone or laptop and enjoy your music with surround sound effects. The speaker focuses on the mids and also manages to offer clear lows. However, you might witness some distortion in the highs. The passive radiators also offer an impressive performance by amplifying the bass. The support for Dolby Atmos further enhances the sound experience. Apart from listening to music, we also binged watched a lot of …….