Sony SRS-X7: A premium portable wireless speaker that's feature rich
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Sony SRS-X7: A premium portable wireless speaker that's feature rich

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[MUSIC]. [MUSIC]. Sony's SRS-X7 is a $300 wireless speaker that offers both Bluetooth and WiFi streaming along with Apple AirPlay support in a compact classy package. Sony's SRS-X7 is a $300 wireless speaker that offers both Bluetooth and WiFi streaming along with Apple AirPlay support in a compact classy package. It should fit in well with most decors. It should fit in well with most decors. Hi, I'm David Carnoy. Hi, I'm David Carnoy. And I'm going to give you a quick tour of this model, which sits in between the bluetooth only SRSX5, a $200 speaker and the Flagship SRSX9, which retails for a whopping $700. And I'm going to give you a quick tour of this model, which sits in between the bluetooth only SRSX5, a $200 speaker and the Flagship SRSX9, which retails for a whopping $700. As you can see, it's sleek looking in a minimalistic way, and it has some nice heft to it weighing in at just over 4 pounds. As you can see, it's sleek looking in a minimalistic way, and it has some nice heft to it weighing in at just over 4 pounds. There's a bit of brushed aluminum on the sides and on the top, where you'll find a set of touch sensitive buttons. There's a bit of brushed aluminum on the sides and on the top, where you'll find a set of touch sensitive buttons. There's an almost mirrored finish that will attract some fingerprints and need to be wiped down from time to time. There's an almost mirrored finish that will attract some fingerprints and need to be wiped down from time to time. Overall, I like this speaker and think it sounds good for its size, but it does have some potential shortcomings. Overall, I like this speaker and think it sounds good for its size, but it does have some potential shortcomings. While I was able to connect using Bluetooth without a hitch, some people may find the WiFi setup a bit challenging, and I think Sony's companion SongPal app could use some polishing. While I was able to connect using Bluetooth without a hitch, some people may find the WiFi setup a bit challenging, and I think Sony's companion SongPal app could use some polishing. Streaming over WiFi offers better range and additional flexibility, but the boost in sound quality is only slight in a Bluetooth speaker this size. Streaming over WiFi offers better range and additional flexibility, but the boost in sound quality is only slight in a Bluetooth speaker this size. Around back there's a retractable wireless antenna, which is supposed to improve Wi-FI performance, and a nice set of connectivity options that includes an ethernet port, audio input, and a USB charging port for smartphones and tablets. Around back there's a retractable wireless antenna, which is supposed to improve Wi-FI performance, and a nice set of connectivity options that includes an ethernet port, audio input, and a USB charging port for smartphones and tablets. Once you do get the Wi-Fi streaming set up, you can do a few things. Once you do get the Wi-Fi streaming set up, you can do a few things. One option is to AirPlay your music from to the speaker from your PC, using iTunes or your iOS device. One option is to AirPlay your music from to the speaker from your PC, using iTunes or your iOS device. The other is to set up your PC as a DLNA server, and stream your music to the speaker that way using a song file app as a quote unquote remote. The other is to set up your PC as a DLNA server, and stream your music to the speaker that way using a song file app as a quote unquote remote. The SRS X-7 is one of those speakers that can sound excellent for its size with certain tracks but falls off a bit with others particularly at higher volumes. The SRS X-7 is one of those speakers that can sound excellent for its size with certain tracks but falls off a bit with others particularly at higher volumes. With less demanding materials such as Nora Jones' Come Away With Me and John Legend's All Of Me, it's sound clean and vibrant and will certainly impress. With less demanding materials such as Nora Jones' Come Away With Me and John Legend's All Of Me, it's sound clean and vibrant and will certainly impress. To play complicated tracks where lots of instruments are playing at the same time and it doesn't handle them as well. To play complicated tracks where lots of instruments are playing at the same time and it doesn't handle them as well. The speaker did play loud for its size and should fill a small to medium sized room with sound. The speaker did play loud for its size and should fill a small to medium sized room with sound. However, it doesn't play quite as loud as the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker 3, or sound quite as smooth. However, it doesn't play quite as loud as the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker 3, or sound quite as smooth. It also doesn't have as good battery life. It also doesn't have as good battery life. It's rated at 6 hours compared to the Bose's at 14. It's rated at 6 hours compared to the Bose's at 14. In the end as I've said, I like this speaker, but I think the step down SRS-X5 which leaves off the wi-fi streaming may be the better choice for people who want a simple speaker to use for less money. In the end as I've said, I like this speaker, but I think the step down SRS-X5 which leaves off the wi-fi streaming may be the better choice for people who want a simple speaker to use for less money. I'm David Carnoy. I'm David Carnoy. Thanks for watching. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC]. [MUSIC]. Sony's SRS-X7 is a $300 wireless speaker that offers both Bluetooth and WiFi streaming along with Apple AirPlay support in a compact classy package. Sony's SRS-X7 is a $300 wireless speaker that offers both Bluetooth and WiFi streaming along with Apple AirPlay support in a compact classy package. It should fit in well with most decors. It should fit in well with most decors. Hi, I'm David Carnoy. Hi, I'm David Carnoy. And I'm going to give you a quick tour of this model, which sits in between the bluetooth only SRSX5, a $200 speaker and the Flagship SRSX9, which retails for a whopping $700. And I'm going to give you a quick tour of this model, which sits in between the bluetooth only SRSX5, a $200 speaker and the Flagship SRSX9, which retails for a whopping $700. As you can see, it's sleek looking in a minimalistic way, and it has some nice heft to it weighing in at just over 4 pounds. As you can see, it's sleek looking in a minimalistic way, and it has some nice heft to it weighing in at just over 4 pounds. There's a bit of brushed aluminum on the sides and on the top, where you'll find a set of touch sensitive buttons. There's a bit of brushed aluminum on the sides and on the top, where you'll find a set of touch sensitive buttons. There's an almost mirrored finish that will attract some fingerprints and need to be wiped down from time to time. There's an almost mirrored finish that will attract some fingerprints and need to be wiped down from time to time. Overall, I like this speaker and think it sounds good for its size, but it does have some potential shortcomings. Overall, I like this speaker and think it sounds good for its size, but it does have some potential shortcomings. While I was able to connect using Bluetooth without a hitch, some people may find the WiFi setup a bit challenging, and I think Sony's companion SongPal app could use some polishing. While I was able to connect using Bluetooth without a hitch, some people may find the WiFi setup a bit challenging, and I think Sony's companion SongPal app could use some polishing. Streaming over WiFi offers better range and additional flexibility, but the boost in sound quality is only slight in a Bluetooth speaker this size. Streaming over WiFi offers better range and additional flexibility, but the boost in sound quality is only slight in a Bluetooth speaker this size. Around back there's a retractable wireless antenna, which is supposed to improve Wi-FI performance, and a nice set of connectivity options that includes an ethernet port, audio input, and a USB charging port for smartphones and tablets. Around back there's a retractable wireless antenna, which is supposed to improve Wi-FI performance, and a nice set of connectivity options that includes an ethernet port, audio input, and a USB charging port for smartphones and tablets. Once you do get the Wi-Fi streaming set up, you can do a few things. Once you do get the Wi-Fi streaming set up, you can do a few things. One option is to AirPlay your music from to the speaker from your PC, using iTunes or your iOS device. One option is to AirPlay your music from to the speaker from your PC, using iTunes or your iOS device. The other is to set up your PC as a DLNA server, and stream your music to the speaker that way using a song file app as a quote unquote remote. The other is to set up your PC as a DLNA server, and stream your music to the speaker that way using a song file app as a quote unquote remote. The SRS X-7 is one of those speakers that can sound excellent for its size with certain tracks but falls off a bit with others particularly at higher volumes. The SRS X-7 is one of those speakers that can sound excellent for its size with certain tracks but falls off a bit with others particularly at higher volumes. With less demanding materials such as Nora Jones' Come Away With Me and John Legend's All Of Me, it's sound clean and vibrant and will certainly impress. With less demanding materials such as Nora Jones' Come Away With Me and John Legend's All Of Me, it's sound clean and vibrant and will certainly impress. To play complicated tracks where lots of instruments are playing at the same time and it doesn't handle them as well. To play complicated tracks where lots of instruments are playing at the same time and it doesn't handle them as well. The speaker did play loud for its size and should fill a small to medium sized room with sound. The speaker did play loud for its size and should fill a small to medium sized room with sound. However, it doesn't play quite as loud as the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker 3, or sound quite as smooth. However, it doesn't play quite as loud as the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker 3, or sound quite as smooth. It also doesn't have as good battery life. It also doesn't have as good battery life. It's rated at 6 hours compared to the Bose's at 14. It's rated at 6 hours compared to the Bose's at 14. In the end as I've said, I like this speaker, but I think the step down SRS-X5 which leaves off the wi-fi streaming may be the better choice for people who want a simple speaker to use for less money. In the end as I've said, I like this speaker, but I think the step down SRS-X5 which leaves off the wi-fi streaming may be the better choice for people who want a simple speaker to use for less money. I'm David Carnoy. I'm David Carnoy. Thanks for watching. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC] [MUSIC]

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