• Sony SRS-X7
  • Sony SRS-X7
  • Sony SRS-X7
  • Sony SRS-X7
  • Sony SRS-X7
  • Sony SRS-X7
  • Sony SRS-X7
  • Sony SRS-X7

The X7 provided plenty of pleasant moments, showcasing a smooth and clear sound signature, and more power than its size would suggest.

- Ryan Waniata , Digital Trends 

Specs / Features


Powerful stereo sound with 32 Watts of power | Subwoofer with dual passive radiators for rich sound (50 Hz to 20 kHz) | Bluetooth audio streaming with AAC and aptX support | Wi-Fi audio streaming with DLNA and AirPlay support | DSEE and ClearAudio+ deliver realistic, rich sound

Powerful stereo sound with 32 Watts of power | Subwoofer with dual passive radiators for rich sound (50 Hz to 20 kHz) | Bluetooth audio streaming with AAC and aptX support | Wi-Fi audio streaming with DLNA and AirPlay support | DSEE and ClearAudio+ deliver realistic, rich sound

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Specification

Brand Sony
Model SRSX7
Size 6 x 29 cm (2.4 x 11.4 in)

Reviews summary

7.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 7 reviews

What's good  

  • Stream over Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Ethernet
  • No distortion at maximum volume
  • Smooth and clean audio quality

What's bad  

  • Frustrating pairing over Wi-Fi
  • Loses sound potency when unplugged
  • Middling bass

The Sony SRS-X7 is part of Sony's wireless speaker lineup and offers features not found on other models. In addition to Bluetooth connectivity, the X7 also has the option to stream over Wi-Fi via Apple Airplay and it comes with an Ethernet port for non-wireless devices. Although experts note that the sound quality over Wi-Fi was better than Bluetooth, they also mention that it was much harder to pair the device over Wi-Fi. CNET states, "The setup seems fairly simple…but if you run into any snafus…you can end [up] not making a connection and becoming frustrated."

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Despite a slightly better audio quality over Wi-Fi, critics were generally pleased with the Bluetooth sound. Even when turning it up to the maximum volume, they didn't notice any distortion though PC Mag states, "the speaker lacks both bass response and volume in general." Still, reviewers describe the sound as smooth and clean for the most part when plugged into a power source.

When running on its internal battery, however, most noticed a dramatic shift in audio quality. While the bass response was middling plugged in, critics noticed a significant drop off that essentially cut the low end force in half. On the higher range, they also noticed some loss of vocals, but for the most part it was not as drastic as the bass.

Overall, reviews were a bit mixed for the SRS-X7. Sound Guys states, "The Sony SRS-X7 is an excellent sounding speaker and a worthy choice." On the other hand, Digital Trends says that while the X7 "provided plenty of pleasant sonic moments", it was "a little late to the party, and may need another evolution to compete."

Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)


iPhone in Canada

Small, compact and portable with decent mid and high-range sounds

from iPhone in Canada

Overall, the Sony SRS-X7 is a pretty sleek looking portable Bluetooth speaker that makes some decent sound to fill up your living room, while it’s also able to go with you to the beach or anywhere else. The speaker has multiple connection options and can also be used with a direct wired connection, which extends its capabilities.

At a price of $300 CAD MSRP, it’s definitely a higher-end portable Bluetooth speaker. Is it worth it? Based on the compliments we’ve had so far on this speaker sitting on our shelf and the sound coming out of it, we’d say it&rsquo... Full review

Digital Trends

A little late to the party, and may need another evolution to compete with the best

from Digital Trends
While there’s a lot to like about Sony’s new SRS-X7, the speaker seems to have a bit of an identity crisis. Unable to decide whether it wants to be a portable or a homebound speaker, it balances between both worlds, without really excelling at either. The X7 provided plenty of pleasant sonic moments, showcasing a smooth and clear sound signature, and more power than its size would suggest – especially when plugged in. Plus, its wealth of features keeps it in the mix... Full review
Cnet

Swanky wireless speaker packs in the features

from Cnet

The boxy SRS-SX7 has a sleek, minimalist design that you'll either love or think is a bit underwhelming. It's got a glossy top with touch-sensitive buttons (except for the power button, which you can physically press down on) and brushed aluminum on the sides. Because the glossy top shows fingerprints, you will have to wipe the speaker down from time to time to keep it from looking a little grungy.

The SRS-X7 is one of those speakers that can sound excellent for its size with certain tracks but falls off a bit with others, particularly at higher volumes. With less demanding material... Full review

PC Magazine

A versatile Bluetooth speaker more noteworthy for its feature set than its sound quality

from PC Magazine
The Sony SRS-X7 gives you a lot more options than the average portable Bluetooth speaker. It supports AirPlay and DLNA, and you can pair it with your phone over Bluetooth with a simple tap via NFC (if your phone supports it). It sounds good, too, but for $300 it doesn't match the audio performance of the Bose SoundLink III. If you're looking for a speaker that can do it all, the SRS-X7 is a solid choice. But if you're looking for the best sound quality for the price, you can do better... Full review
Sound Guys

Sounds great and is packed with features

from Sound Guys

In a world where the Sony SRS-X7 didn’t face any competition it would be a very easy pick, but with the recently released Bose SoundLink 3 on the market it isn’t quite that simple. While the SRS-X7 has slightly more accurate sound, it isn’t as bassy, but that isn’t the real issue here. At 6 hours, its battery life isn’t close to the 14 hours offered by the SoundLink 3.

That said, if battery life isn’t much of a concern and you would rather have more accurate balanced sound and slightly better stereo imaging, or if the other features like DLNA and... Full review

Amazon.com Reviews Summary

206 from Amazon.com

206 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Sony SRS-X7. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

8/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

3 from Amazon.ca

3 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Sony SRS-X7. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

6/10

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