When you think of speakers, you think of devices plugged into a TV, sitting on a desk next to your computer, sitting on a stand next to your TV, and so on. When it comes to headphones, you might think of a device that is placed in your ears while worn over your head.
It looks like Sony built a hybrid version by introducing the SRS-NS7, a pair of speakers that can be worn around your neck, but stand out over your ears.
To be fair, Sony isn’t the first rodeo with these types of devices, nor were they the first company to build such a device, but we think that’s its appeal. According to Sony, this device can offer users an “immersive home theater experience” without the need for more expensive ambient audio speaker systems.
There is support for Dolby Atmos, but a Sony Bravia XR TV with WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter is required. After that, users can use the 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app to take a picture of your ear and then try to customize the sound based on it.
The SRS-NS7 will work with other TV devices. Sony says you can pair it with a smartphone and enjoy 360 Reality Audio from streaming services like Deezer and Tidal, and also connect it over to PCs or tablets. In terms of pricing, we’re looking at $ 300 for the speaker and $ 60 for the broadcaster.