Dolby Atmos sound always with you
Over the past few months, back-of-the-neck speakers have been gaining some popularity. They are not something very common yet, but it is true that many users bet on them when they want to enjoy a more personal experience without disturbing other users and gaining in comfort. Because compared to classic headphones, whether in-ear or over-ear, they are much more comfortable.
The Sony SRS-NS7 They are the new proposal of the Japanese manufacturer, a model that not only stands out for the quality of sound it offers but also for being the first to offer support for Dolby Atmos. This is undoubtedly the main motive and attraction of a proposal that wants to position itself as the benchmark in this type of audio solutions.
We have already talked about Dolby Atmos sound and you will surely know that it refers to a much richer experience than what most of today’s headphones and sound systems normally offer. Thanks to the use of spatial sound 360, it is possible to feel how the audio comes from different parts around the user and also different heights.
This ability to simulate that sounds arrive from any position in a virtual sphere that would envelop the user is what increases the sensation of immersion. And the best of all is that with this proposal from behind the neck you do it without suffering that fatigue that headphones could generate, especially in-ear type such as AirPods Pro.
Also, the other great benefit is that you could move around the same room or another and still enjoy the same experience, something that a Dolby Atmos compatible soundbar would not allow.
Sony SRS-NS7 with Dolby Atmos
Along with the support for Dolby Atmos, a star feature of this speaker behind the neck, the Sony SRS-NS7 offers a series of technical characteristics that are also interesting and important to know.
To begin with, there is the issue of design, which even without varying much compared to other similar proposals does have something important for user comfort: flexible design. In other words, when it comes to “opening” them to place them behind the neck, they allow them to be done comfortably so that they adapt perfectly to each type of user.
The part of the neckband is made of silicone, with a soft touch that is designed to make it feel comfortable when it rubs against the skin. On the other hand, the front upper part is made of fabric, which also offers a pleasant touch. And the most important, weigh 319 gr. A weight that because of how it is distributed on the neck also avoids that possible feeling of fatigue when worn for hours.
Otherwise, they connect via Bluetooth. If the device with which you want to use it does not include Bluetooth connectivity to send the sound wirelessly, you will have to purchase an adapter that is sold separately.
Finally. There are two speakers or drivers placed on each side and together with a battery that is charged through a USB C connector, they allow a autonomy of use of about 12 hours. And yes, they also integrate microphones so you could use them hands-free if you work remotely.
Price and availability
Without doubting the advantages and quality of the product, the price is the only thing that could put off some other interested user. The Sony SRS-NS7 cost 299 euros only the neck speaker and 59.99 euros if you need the base to broadcast from a TV or player without a Bluetooth connection.