Sony introduces the SRS-NS7 ‘wearable personal theatre

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Sony has announced a new wireless neckband speaker, the SRS-NS7 for enjoying an immersive personal cinema sound experience along with the WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter – which works with selected Sony headphones to enjoy the same experience as the SRS-NS7.

The SRS-NS7 is the described world’s first Dolby Atmos compatible wireless neckband speaker with Sony’s BRAVIA XR models. It delivers Sony’s 360 Spatial Sound experience providing an optimised cinematic experience with the 360 Spatial Sound Personaliser app.

Sony says the SRS-NS7 works with the supplied wireless transmitter, and BRAVIA XR TVs, to create the ideal arrangement of virtual Dolby Atmos speakers around the listener. To use it, connect the supplied wireless transmitter to the TV with an optical cable and USB cable, then pair the SRS-NS7 with the transmitter via Bluetooth connection.

For a personalised experience, users can employ the 360 Spatial Sound Personaliser app to take photos of their ears, to analyse their unique hearing characteristics as a result, integrate these characteristics into the SRS-NS7 audio experience.

Aside from enjoying Dolby Atmos content on a TV, on the music side the SRS-NS7 also supports 360 Reality Audio when used with a smartphone – so users can enjoy the atmosphere of a gig. Available via a smartphone from compatible music services such as Deezer, nugs.net and TIDAL, users can immerse in music.

The SRS-NS7 also pairs with devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. This personal wireless neckband speaker lets users enjoy their favourite entertainment with 2-channel stereo for an even more immersive experience. But will people wear one? Headphones benefit from the ability to ‘look cool’ were not sure this does.

Thrilling sound, only around you

Using Sony’s audio technologies, the make says the SRS-NS7 delivers crystal clear acoustics and powerful sound pressure for richer, deeper sounds for the ultimate personal cinema experience. This is thanks to an X-Balanced Speaker Unit that provides the optimum speaker size in a compact body and increases sound pressure and reduces distortion for clear music and vocals. Alongside this, the upward facing speaker delivers clear sound directly at the listener without disturbing others, so users can be fully immersed in movies and music even at midnight. Plus, the passive radiator increases low frequency response for clear bass sound delivering thumping music sound effects and deep beats.

Pictures and sound, perfectly in sync

The supplied wireless transmitter helps minimise audio delay for SRS-NS7 when connected with BRAVIA XR TVs so the user can be fully immersed in Dolby Atmos movies with sound and pictures precisely matched, says the maker. 

The SRS-NS7 is said to provide hours of comfortable viewing thanks to its flexible and ergonomic design that fits securely around the neck. The flexible band on the back of the speaker helps find the perfect fit.

The SRS-NS7 provides up to 12 hours of power and up to 5 hours at maximum volume so even the longest movies and TV shows just keep on playing.  If it runs low, a 10-minute quick charging with USB type-C gives up to an extra 60 minutes of extra play time. 

The SRS-NS7 is also suitable for home working with easy hands-free calling. Optimal microphone placement allows the SRS-NS7 to capture and deliver the voice in strong quality, while an X-Balanced Speakers Unit reproduces colleague’s voices clearly. Plus with echo cancelling minimising feedback, everyone on the call can hear and be heard clearly.

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