Sony reveals detachable HT-AX7 speakers to give you a personalised surround-sound listening experience


When I’m listening to my music late at night, trying to relax and get myself to sleep, I sometimes wish I could have a better sound system, preferably one with surround sound capabilities. But of course, i have to satisfy myself with the Google Home speaker or sometimes my portable Bluetooth speaker. They’re pretty decent and I still enjoy my music but there’s always room to wish for more. There are a lot of better sounding speakers out there that can bring you that surround sound feel and now Sony is adding another one to the mix.

Designer: Sony

The Sony HT-AX7 is a compact speaker with detachable parts that can bring you an immersive sound experience right in your room. You have a central base speaker and two circular ones that can be removed from the base and placed anywhere in the room. Once you place it away from the main speaker, it automatically activates the sound field which brings you the surround sound feel like you would in a theater, but of course on a smaller scale.

The design of the speakers is pretty simple and looks like your typical Bluetooth one, except that you get two circular objects that you can place in various places in your space if you want to have a different kind of listening experience. It’s still meant for one person though and not really for a party or gathering. You will still be able to use it with many people around but it will probably not bring you the intended immersive experience as compared to when you’re on your own and the sound field does its job.

You can connect the HT-AX7 to any Bluetooth-enabled device to play your music, podcasts, or audiobooks. It uses the 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology that is not just able to give you that sound sphere but also is able to isolate and redirect audio objects when you detach the speakers. Another bonus is that the battery life can last up to 30 hours on a single charge. It is also made from 100% PET bottles so you also get a sustainable speaker to boot.