The Sony HT-A7000 is a brand new flagship soundbar. It’s a premium product with all of the bells and whistles that you’d anticipate from Sony. Depending on the area accessible, the dimensions of the room and, in fact, your funds, you should buy the soundbar as a standalone or you may add a subwoofer and rear audio system. The general design of the soundbar is moderately massive at 1300 mm (51 inches or simply over 4 ft). It definitely does look lengthy. But it will nonetheless match fairly snugly underneath a 55 inch or bigger TV.
The design of the HT-A7000 is moderately fascinating. The mixture of glass, metallic, plastic and material makes for a easy and elegant wanting speaker. The chassis is stuffed to the brim with audio system — two upward-firing audio system, two beam tweeters and 5 entrance audio system. Additionally, there are two built-in subwoofers. This is assessed as a 7.1.2 channel speaker set. The glass on prime has a number of the controls although one would almost definitely use solely the distant. It is a little bit of a fingerprint magnet and typically displays content material from the TV. The entrance grill just isn’t detachable as some individuals favor so don’t attempt and peel it off!
Setting up the HT-A7000 is a complete breeze. If you could have simply the soundbar, all you must do is join it to your TV, ideally with the provided HDMI 2.1 cable related to the eARC HDMI port, and that’s it.
When you energy on the soundbar, you’ll get the choice for a simple setup in addition to a sophisticated setup. The simple setup has choices for preliminary setup, audio setup and community setup. The course of is easy and finishes in just some minutes. The speaker additionally has a sound discipline optimisation choice which measures the space from the partitions and ceiling and units sound ranges accordingly. If you even have the subwoofer and rear audio system, these can even be taken into consideration for the sound discipline optimisation.
If you might be sad with the sound or make modifications to the location of the audio system, you may all the time run the optimisation routine once more. The course of sends out some pretty loud tones in all instructions however as soon as finished, the soundbar does sound excellent.
Apart from the TV output, the soundbar has tons of choices for taking part in music — Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay 2, Amazon Music, Tidal and extra. Sony’s format of 360 Reality Audio can also be supported and the demo of that could be very spectacular; it really reveals off the audio system.
Sony’s Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force Pro entrance encompass present an immersive expertise. Watching films like Gravity, you may really feel the sound spinning round within the room with you. Ready Player One reveals off the vertical sound engine fairly nicely, you are feeling the sound going up and down from the ground to the ceiling and again.
Connect a PS4 or a PS5 and even the gaming expertise is enhanced. Playing Last of Us Part II had us wanting over our shoulders each couple of minutes for attackers. While the soundbar doesn’t as but assist low-latency mode and variable refresh price, the sport expertise didn’t undergo in any respect.
For that cinematic expertise, subwoofers and rear audio system are completely important
Overall, the HT-A7000 is a superb sounding soundbar and for somebody in search of a easy setup for an enhanced immersive expertise, it’s a nice choice. Surprisingly, there are some things which are lacking — regardless of all of the setup choices, there was no equaliser; whereas that is normally not required for TV content material, it’s vital for music listeners.
It is nice as a standalone soundbar however for that cinematic and immersive expertise, the addition of a subwoofer and rear audio system is completely important. Adding all that up does make it a little bit of an expensive choice. However, there isn’t any doubt that it sounds nice and, in the long run, that’s what issues most.
The soundbar alone prices ₹1,49,990, and the soundbar and the Sony subwoofer SW5 collectively come for ₹1,77,990.