With the HT-A7000, Sony is reinvesting in the high-end Dolby Atmos/DTS:X soundbar segment, which it had somewhat neglected in recent years. And it’s a comeback with a bang from the Japanese manufacturer.
Sony has not skimped on the means to make the HT-A7000 a very serious candidate for the title of absolute reference on the Dolby Atmos/DTS:X soundbar market (with the exception of the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar , standout). It impresses in particular with the breathtaking quality of its virtual, incredibly immersive spatialization – regardless of the acoustic characteristics of the listening room. On the other hand, we can still find a little better in terms of pure dynamics and explosiveness of the sound reproduction, especially on the side of the Samsung HW-Q900A. It is up to everyone to determine where they place their priorities.
- Extremely convincing, enveloping and immersive virtual 7.1.2 spatialization.
- Highly effective automatic acoustic calibration.
- Very balanced and detailed sound.
- Accuracy of mids and highs, very musical.
- Manufacturing quality.
- Generous connectivity.
- HDMI 2.1 interfaces compatible with 4K 120Hz/8K 60Hz (but not VRR).
- Compatibilité Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, 360 Reality Audio.
- Slight lack of sound foundation, and punch in the lower mids.
- The shiny black plastic on top of the bar, of questionable relevance.
- Complex user experience.
NB: The reported price drop is calculated by comparing the lowest price of the day with the average of the lowest prices charged by all merchants for the product last month, with security rules to exclude prices from shops whose the VAT policy is not clear (known as “grey” shops, typically in the case of imports from China).
Yamaha signs a new success with this YSP-2700 soundbar. The manufacturer sublimates its YSP-2500 by further improving the sound reproduction and adding more features thanks to Wi-Fi and multiroom. The sound projection, still stunning, offers us an unparalleled immersive experience in the category of soundbars with a subwoofer. Too bad the Bluetooth integration was a bit sloppy.
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