Updated 3 Feb 2017

Sony

SRS-ZR7

Snapshot: The Sony SRS-ZR7 can be added to a network of speakers, but how does it sound by itself?

SRS-ZR7
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$550

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Test results

Overall score
39
Sound Quality
?/10
Ease of use - Andoid app
?/10
Ease of use - iOS app
?/10

Good points

  • Poor sound quality.
  • Very easy to use iOS app and easy to use Android app.
  • Works with dual-band WiFi.
  • Has Bluetooth.

But

  • Doesn't work with Google Play Music.
  • Speakers cannot be used as network extenders.

System review

This speaker can be linked to other speakers to create a “network” or “system”.

The Sony SongPal system has OK sound and the Android and iOS apps are easy to use. It's also a cheap total system but the speakers are the very difficult to use. It works with Google Play Music but not with Apple AirPlay. Sadly the speakers can't extend your network.

How we test

Sound is based on our panel of 3 music listening experts’ appraisal of different pieces of music (classical and rock/pop). The speaker is positioned about 2 metres away from the listeners, with the panel assessing overall sound quality.

For networked speakers this is done individually and as a system.

Ease of use considers both the Apple and Android versions of the apps and the ease of connecting and setting up the speaker, as well as sending music to the speaker.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$550
System
SongPal

Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D, mm)
98 x 299 x 85
Number of drivers
4
Multi-channel
Stereo

Features

Ethernet
Yes
WiFi Dual Band
No
WiFi direct
No
Bluetooth
Yes
Apple AirPlay
No
Google Play Music
Yes
Pandora
Yes
Spotify
Yes
Can create own network
No