Here’s the kicker, the SRS-NS7 sounds great for casual music listening. There’s almost a sense of fun to be had with the neckband speaker and there are only a few things that ONLY a neckband speaker can do. You can wear this thing around your neck all day and not feel the fatigue that comes with headphones.
Even as a work-from-home accessory, the SRS-NS7 fits perfectly. You can take a call and be in the kitchen cutting vegetables but also hear your surroundings perfectly. It’s that open ear design that takes the weight off your shoulders.
New Kid in Town by Eagles feels nicely centred. If you move your head then it may throw the stereo balance off but as long as your neck is straight, the SRS-NS7 will sound great. It’s a bit sharp since the speakers are sitting right under your ears. In Staple it Together by Jack Johnson the speakers create a fun melody but turn the volume over 50% and it starts to sound uncomfortable. It’s got the bass as well.
TV shows are rather fun to watch but if you’re slouching on your sofa then the neckband speaker will move and so will the stereo image. There’s really no way to experience the surround sound on this without the Bravia XR telly. Although it is fun to play video games at night or even watch TV using this because the audio is shot directly to your ears which creates a nice sound bubble around your head. Anything that helps to not disturb the neighbours or your sleepy loved ones with loud soundbar audio at night is a win and the SRS-NS7 carves that niche without the headphone fatigue.