Sony SRS-ZR7 High-Resolution Audio Multi-Room Speaker – great value for money

This is a brilliant speaker i use it with my tv by audio cable and it us excellent. Not too big that it cannot be portable and have used it away from home.

Excellent speaker and has everything like network streaming/bluetooth/line-in and usb. Cannot fault this speaker for sound quality either, comparable to sonos one (except for the lack of google assistant, but i don’t mind). I have used google play streaming, bluetooth streaming and flac streaming and it handles it really well. The quality of flac over network is amazing.

Bought as a xmas presentexcellent sound and easy to set up and use.

I spent a lot of time researching my perfect speaker, and this has not let me down. It’s sleek, small(ish) and sounds fantastic. Whathifi gave this only 3*, but i think it is a rare miss from their review team. I’m using it to directly stream hq music with deezer, and it’ll do the same with spotify. Not only does it support pretty much every source, but it will create a multiroom mesh with chromecast audio devices. This is the main reason i bought the speaker. Chromecast / google cast really is the future of wireless music and multiroom, and it’s awesome to have a device supporting it natively. It sounds fantastic at all volume levels. Many speakers sound a bit rubbish when the volume is low. It’s resonant, warm, and listenable at low volumes. Crank it up, and the warmth of the speaker becomes evident. It almost sounds like old tube tech. It goes loud and rich, but without sounding overly processed (i’m looking at you, bose) or overly forced (and you, jvc). It sounds a lot better if you are somewhat vertically aligned with the speaker. That’s to say, it’s best when it is the same height as your ears. The off-axis vertical response isn’t as nice as a it could be. So you want to think about where it will live, and where you’ll be standing / sitting to listen to it. Get that right, and it is golden.

Great sound and does exactly what i hoped for. It is so compact yet gives out a sound that fills the room.

Rock solid wifi connection and google cast works perfectly via both spotify and google play music. Songpal is not compatible with some of my android devices and it’s a bit of a rubbish app really. Speaker can be connected to wifi network by pressing the wps button and once connected any firmware updates will be automatically downloaded and installed.

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Easy to use and, for the price, the sound quality seems extremely good (to my admittedly very amateur ears). It works really well when streaming music from bluetooth devices. We are also using it as a sound bar for a tv using an hdmi cable, and find that sometimes there’s a very slight lag on the sound compared with the picture. Some people find this annoying. Personally, however, the standard of the sound is so much better than the tv’s built-in speakers that i’m more than happy to forgive it.

The sound quality of these speakers is so good. I have 2 which i use for tv via arc hdmi, and music via wireless network, bluetooth. It is the most versatile device ever . Tv, music spotify google play etc there is so much you can do with these speakers as an eco system. The quality surpasses sonos in every measure, i thoroughly recommend. You can do everything wireless, casting, wireless stereo, surround sound, usb a+b, wireless multi-room , tap your nfc walkman/nfc music player and instant connect orput your walkman in via usb etc etc it has every base covered every way you could think of using a speaker on its own or in a system. The sound is rich and the bass is incredibly deep , i recommend this versatile speaker as it does so many things , check out all the specs and rear connectivity for yourself. Amazing piece of electronics. I am delighted with the srs-zr7. It does everything so easily through the songpal app .

The sound sounds echoy but maybe it is my old hearing.

Sounds are rich, especially lows and mids. I connected it with my zx1 by bluetooth, need to buy a 3. 5mm audio cable to connect so probably better sound for hi-res music.

Very pleased with the sound. One gripe is with the leds on top to indicate status. I’m using the speaker in the bedroom. In standby mode there are 2 amber leds which are quite bright in are dark room (especially the power led). When the unit is on there are 3 different leds emitting (blue, amber and green). I owned a sony srs-x77 (predecessor to this unit) and it was nowhere near as bright. Sonus products released a update to allow their users to turn the leds off completely. Comparing the sound quality of the zr7 to the x77, i’d say the zr7 is a definite step up (and i liked the x77). 5 stars if sony release update to turn leds off.

Features of Sony SRS-ZR7 High-Resolution Audio Multi-Room Speaker with Wireless Stereo and Surround Capability – Black

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  • Music as the artist intended with high-resolution audio
  • Wireless surround and wireless stereo ready – connect 2 x SRS-ZR7 speakers with compatible Sony sound bars to playback full surround sound
  • Bluetooth and multiroom compatible – let the same song follow you around the house with multi-room listening, controlled via the Song Pal app
  • Built-in music streaming from Spotify Connect and Google Cast for audio music services
  • Easily connect to your TV with HDMI connection

From the manufacturer

Bold sound, easy listening

Enjoy laid-back listening and high quality High-Resolution Audio with the ZR7 wireless speaker. Designed for dynamic sound and blending in beautifully.

Product features

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High-resolution audio

From source to speaker, Sony has united an array of technologies for the powerful audio experience. For High-Resolution Audio files, the digital amp and specialised tweeters reproduce every subtlety, so you can hear each note as the artist intended. For MP3s, digital processing software upscales compressed music to restore lost detail.

2.2 channel system for powerful audio

Enjoy powerful sound from a 2.2 ch speaker system. Two mid-range speakers deliver pure crisp vocals and complex melodies. Two powerful subwoofers work with a passive radiator for resounding bass. So you can enjoy your music clearly, whatever the volume.

DSEE HX restores your music files

Go beyond CD quality. DSEE HX builds on proprietary DSEE technology, upscaling compressed audio files to a level that’s closer to High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the subtleties of the original recording that are lost during the compression process, DSEE HX delivers a rich, studio-quality audio experience for all your music.

LDAC: for the transmission of High-Resolution Audio content

LDAC supports several transmission rates according to your wireless environment. It allows you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in high sound quality near to High Resolution Audio, by transmitting at the maximum transfer rate: 990 kbps (approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth audio). LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music, the way the artist truly intended.

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ClearAudio+ enriches your music

Clear Audio+ is a different technology that leverages Sony’s expertise in digital signal processing. Developed over generations of improvising sound, it delivers a rich, high-quality listening experience.

One-touch listening to play instant music

NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex set-up sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled smartphone or other device* to the on-body N-mark and start your music. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually in Bluetooth settings.

The simple way to send music to your speakers

The SRS-ZR7 has Google Cast built in, so you can cast your favourite music apps from your personal device to your speakers. Simply tap the Cast button in a music app on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac, Windows laptop or Chromebook and select a speaker or group of speakers to get started.

Definitive Outline design

A smooth surface and clean lines ensure this sleek beauty blends into the background, yet still draws attention for its minimalist refinement. The accentuated perimeter is a signature of Definitive Outline.

SRS-ZR7 SRS-X99 SRS-X88 SRS-ZR5
Wireless capabilities Bluetooth One Touch Functions (NFC) Wi-Fi Bluetooth One Touch Functions (NFC) Wi-Fi
Power source AC power adaptor AC power AC power AC power
Audio output power 154 W 90 W
Sound effects Clear Audio+ DSEE HX Clear Audio+ DSEE HX Clear Audio+ DSEE HX Clear Audio+ DSEE
Input and output terminals Ethernet, Stereo mini-jack input, USB A, USB B, HDMI (ARC) Stereo mini-jack input USB Ethernet Stereo mini-jack input USB A USB B Ethernet, Stereo mini-jack input, USB A, HDMI (ARC)
Hi-resolution audio

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Music as the artist intended with high-resolution audio

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Built-in music streaming from Spotify Connect and Google Cast for audio music services

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Sony SRS-ZR7 High-Resolution Audio Multi-Room Speaker with Wireless Stereo and Surround Capability - Black
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4.8 of 5 stars, based on 24 reviews