Sony HT-A7000 Review: A flagship soundbar that sets the standard
The Sony tv Soundbar HT-A7000 is Sony’s flagship soundbar. However, it has a lot of work ahead of it. The Sony HT-A7000, which starts at $1,399), is more expensive than other soundbars with similar features.
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The HT-A7000 is the new flagship model that joined Sony’s soundbar lineup in late 2021. It replaces the more expensive HTST5000. The HT-A7000 home-theater speaker system is a fully-featured model that will continue to be a mainstay for any home’s music and entertainment setups for many years. The HT-A7000’s features include full support for Dolby Audio soundtracks, high-resolution audio, music streaming, and two HDMI 2.1 ports that allow users to connect to the soundbar simultaneously a PlayStation5 or Xbox Series X.
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While it’s a beautiful package and comes with Sony’s audio credibility, there are many soundbar options. We have best Dolby atmos soundbars as well as budget Soundbars, and the most impressive soundbars that we know of. Is it worth the high price? Continue reading to learn more.
- Wall mountable and low-profile design
- Ideal for 55-inch TVs and larger
- High-quality construction
The new flagship model has seen a significant change in the look and feel of Sony HT-A7000. Instead of being displayed like many of the drivers in HT-ST5000’s HT-ST5000, these 11 speakers drivers are hidden behind a mesh grille at the front. There are cloth grilles on both the sides and top of the soundbar. The dimensions of the unit are 3.25×5.7 inches (HxD) and 3.25×5.7 inches (WxHxD). The TV screen will not be affected by its slim profile.
The HT-A7000 is 51 inches long so you may consider buying a larger TV stand. It will fit 55-inch TVs up to 55-inch. The soundbar was paired with my 55-inch Samsung TV at home, which resulted in an overhang on either side. A small overhang is not unusual. However, the support feet beneath the soundbar were too close together to allow the speaker to rest securely on my TV stand. This problem was easily fixed by placing some mounting putty (PlastiTac or Blu Tack on the underside) so the soundbar would sit level and in place.
Sony isn’t afraid to show its quality in build quality. The HT-A7000 feels precise and made from a mix of high quality materials that reflect its premium status. It can be wall-mounted.
Sony HT-A7000 review: Connectivity
Recessed connectivity panel
- 2x HDMI ports compatible 4K60
- HDMI Out with eARC/ARC
The Sony HT-A7000 soundbar has a recessed underside that allows for hardwired connectivity. It includes one /eARC/HDMI out and two HTML2.1 input (important if you don’t have spare ports), and can handle 8K @60Hz and 4K @120Hz as well as DolbyVision HDR signals. A digital optical port, USB Audio and an analog input via a 2.5mm jack socket are also available. This can be used to turn a compatible Sony Bravia TV into the centre channel using the supplied cable.
Wireless connectivity can be used via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. There’s also AirPlay 2 (or Chromecast) and Spotify Connect.
Sony HT-A7000 review: Configuration
- 11 speaker drivers
- Dolby Atmos and DTSX speakers 2x tall
The soundbar is spacious enough to house 11 drivers. There are five midrange drivers, two beam tweeters and two subwoofers that fire forwards towards the area. Additionally, there are two upward-firing units at the top to add height elements to Dolby ATmos and DTSX soundtracks.
Sony HT-A7000 review: Extra features
The Sony has all the set-up tools you need. Calibration is easy with the simple on-screen menus. The soundbar includes DSEE Extreme Upscaling technology. This tech helps to restore audio details when using low data streams. It is more commonly found on the company’s flagship WH1000M5 headphones.