Sony is adding two new speakers with the ability to handle multi-room audio, the SRS-ZR7 and SRS-ZR5, to its 2016 lineup. These new speakers offer a pair of choices that feature HDMI connections to improve the audio coming from owners’ televisions. Both the four-speaker SRS-RZ7 and the smaller SRS-RZ5 can be arranged in wireless stereo mode with either the same two models or one of each.
The SRS-RZ7 also features high-res audio and S-Master HX tech to reduce any added noise in the audio. As for the SRS-RZ5, it features Bluetooth connectivity and NFC pairing. Additionally, both speakers also support Google Cast and Spotify Connect. Although these models are expected to be on sale in spring, Sony has not revealed the price tags of the speakers yet.
Aside from the new speakers, Sony also introduced more audio devices at CES; a new soundbar called the HT-NT5 as well as a HT-CT790 subwoofer. Both of these devices support Google Cast and Spotify Connect, and can be used in a multi-room setup via the SongPal app. They can also handle audio from 4K content via HDMI connection.
According to Sony, the unique design of the HT-NT5, which has the speakers notably sitting upright, leads to a more immersive sound and “exceptional clarity.” Again, the price tag of both the soundbar and the subwoofer are yet to be revealed, but they are set to arrive in spring as well.