Sony has a new wearable speaker — the SRS-NS7 wireless neckband speaker. As the name implies, the SRS-NS7 is a speaker that’s worn around the neck similar to how you would wear a neck pillow. It’s also the world’s first Dolby Atmos compatible wireless neckband speaker and it works with the company’s Bravia XR TV lineup.
360 Reality Audio is supported too when linked to a smartphone. Users will be treated to an immersive audio experience when using the SRS-NS7 and a compatible service like Deezer, nugs.net, and TIDAL.
Using Bluetooth, the SRS-NS7 connects to a compatible Sony Bravia XR TV and provides users with all-around spatial sound. The flexible and ergonomic design makes the device easy and comfortable to use even for extended periods.
With an X-Balanced Speaker Unit, the device’s speaker size is maximized despite its small form factor. The technology is able to increase sound pressure while also reducing sound distortion for clear audio whether voice or music.
Working alongside the upward-facing speaker, the audio won’t disturb others which makes it great for late-night binge-watching sessions.
The SRS-NS7 can also be used for taking calls. And equipped with a multipoint connection, the SRS-NS7 is able to link to two devices at the same time so users can seamlessly switch between devices.
The device itself is made of both fabric and silicone and offers an IPX4 water protection rating that guards it against splashes. The battery can last up to 12 hours on standby and up to 5 hours when using at max volume. It can also charge pretty quickly offering up to 60 minutes of extra playtime with a 10-minute charge.
Sony headphone users can also experience 360 Reality Audio when they connect via the WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter.
The SRS-NS7 wireless neckband speaker is already available for pre-order with a retail price of $299.99 while the WLA-NS7 retails for $59.99. Both devices are available for pre-order at Amazon.