Rated 4 out of 5 by Rockoutronnie Lots of features included
Had this unit a month now and you cannot go wrong with this one playing in your home. Even at very low volume the bass still sounds good without pounding the speakers. It has a lot of wireless ways to connect to it to make this very portable to use around the house or outside
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RoyE Sony's Audio Engineering Genius!
For those of you looking for great sound and clarity without the need to occupy more of your cramped space *If that is your situation, large spaces welcome as well* with the added convenience of portability, then the new Sony SRSX7 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Wi-Fi Speaker System might just be for you.
Simple yet elegant, the traditional rectangular and slim design with a glossy piano finish on the top, can be placed anywhere you desire in your home without it looking completely misplaced and with the dimensions of 2.4 x 11.8 x 5.2 inches it was able to be thrown into my messenger bag *which could roughly carry a 15" - 17" laptop* and taken with me anywhere, yes that includes the outdoors. Despite its size it is deceptively heavy *4.3lbs*, but not in a bad way. It feels like a solid piece of tech that could take a hit and keep going no problems, but I won't personally testing its damage threshold anytime soon, at least not on purpose. The SRSX7 comes with a built in battery with an estimated 6 hours of extensive use, and if the battery starts to deplete, an AC adapter is included to plug into an outlet to keep the sound going.
The sound coming from the slim speaker is fantastic, giving you clarity and base similar to that of a much larger speaker system. At maximum sound levels, you can easily disturb and anger your neighbors, so for those of you concerned with filling music in a room I can assure you it won't be an issue. Testing from a wide range of music genres from classical, country and rap, all the music came in pristine and clear and with the hip hop and rap surprisingly came some nice deep base that rattles my little table. Using the YouTube and Netflix apps on my phone, I wanted to hear the audio quality from videos and the results were excellent as well, especially when watching the 4th trailer for season 4 of Game of Thrones. I tested the speaker out using my Sony Xperia TL smart phone and Sony PlayStation Vita with both the wired and wireless capabilities and with all honesty I found no loss of quality going wireless in both devices. At the time of writing this review, I have preordered the Sony Xperia Z2 smart phone and tablet and will test out the sound quality on those devices since they will have more up to date audio codec's than my current phone. Utilizing the Wi-Fi on the speaker you can play music that is on your computer through your network which is an added convenience. It does also have an extendable Wi-Fi antenna which I presume will extend its range. Downloading the Song Pal app is also convenient, but not necessary, which allows you to make audio adjustments and changes to the default settings, and conveniently gives you access to your content with premium services such as Sony Music Unlimited or Pandora. Connecting devices with NFC is a breeze, simply tap the NFC symbol on your device with the speakers NFC symbol and a confirmation message comes up stating you have successfully connected with the speaker.
Given the current price of $299 at the time of this review I did find it a bit steep, but personally for me with the plethora of Sony devices I have owned through the years, Sony's reputation for quality and premium feel they put into every one of their devices, this is no exception, and is definitely worth every penny. Enjoy.
March 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Benske120 50/50
Great sound. Outstanding for size, price.
Takes up to a minute to sync at times.
Antenna on back will not retract after 3 weeks of use.
October 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nullbockotto Great high class speaker
Great sound. High quality manufacture.
Steady and stable connection to my phone.
October 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fatcat77 Better than Bose
a great speaker with lots of extras
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by light Best pruduct, purchase Ever
I love Sony, your are the best ever!!!
June 19, 2014