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Sony STR-DN1060-Product Review

The Sony STR-DN1060 is a 7.2-channel high-resolution Wi-Fi network A/V receiver for home theater systems that boasts Sony’s exclusive multi-room streaming system and provides support for 4K content playback and various automation capabilities.

How Much Is The Sony STR-DN1060?

The pricing for the Sony STR-DN1060 is still unavailable at the moment. As it nears its release date sometime close to the middle of the year, Sony is bound to make an announcement on how much it will be sold for.

Who Would Buy The Sony STR-DN1060?

This Sony product functions as an AV receiver, a digital player, and a network player. The fact that it is multifunctional already makes it attractive to many users who prefer practicality without sacrificing functionality and reliability. It is set for release in the second quarter of 2015, but already anticipation for it is very high.


Things We Like About The Sony STR-DN1060

We have already made mention of how this device is multifunctional. That is only the tip of the iceberg. Once you get past the initial attraction, you will find that it has a lot more to offer than your ordinary receiver.

This 7.2 channel receiver is as powerful as they come, and that is largely thanks to how Sony designed it with an optimized chassis and circuitry. As a result, it produces clear and crisp audio that is pretty much unparalleled.

But that is not all. To offer more usability, the Sony STR-DN1060 also features HDMI 6-in/2-out flexibility since it provides HDCP 2.2 support. The interface is very friendly, so even those who are new to operating this type of device will not have a difficult time.

Users will also be able to enjoy listening to audio courtesy of Google Cast, and this is made much easier by its integrated Wi-Fi and Ethernet port. This feature pairs quite nicely with Songpal Link, the multi-room streaming system developed by Sony. Now you can play 4K content using the Sony STR-DN1060.


Things We Did Not Like About The Sony STR-DN1060

The full features and specifications of the Sony STR-DN1060 have not yet been announced, so it is still difficult to tell at this point if it will have strikes against it.


As with the pricing, warranty and guarantee information are still unannounced as of this date.

Is The Sony STR-DN1060 Worth The Money?

As proven by Sony over the years, its receivers have become integral parts of every home entertainment system, and there is no doubt that the Sony STR-DN1060 will join the ranks of these devices.

Where Can I Buy The Sony STR-DN1060?

You are sure to find the Sony STR-DN1060 available for sale in various Sony and Sony-accredited stores and retailers. Amazon is one of the best websites where you can get your own unit, since they offer competitive pricing and other great deals such as Free Shipping.

Final Thoughts For The Sony STR-DN1060

For a midrange receiver, the Sony STR-DN1060 looks set to be one of the best receivers to come out in recent years. We look forward to checking out its features fully in the future when it is finally released.

Sony PHA-1A Product Review

Sony has recently released the Sony PHA-1A, a portable and lightweight amplifier. The Sony PHA-1A has a sleek and compact design that will surely amplify and boost the sound and music from your portable players.

1 How Much

You can purchase the Sony PHA-1A for $299.99 on

Who Would Buy This?

People who loves music and who are always into impromptu partying at home will surely love the Sony PHA-1A. Those who enjoy blasting off sound from movies and videos will definitely love this portable and sleek DAC amplifier.

Things We Like

  • The Sony PHA-1A has the frequency range of 10Hz-100,000Hz, which is strong enough for a small and portable amplifier.

  • It supports different portable players with 3.5mm audio jack. Laptops, smartphones, tablets, you name it!

  • It is best partnered with headsets that has 600 ohm.

  • It’s very light at 145 grams.

  • The battery life is superb. It runs for an average of 6 hours.

  • It is sturdy, thanks to its aluminum enclosure.

  • The Sony PHA-1A can also act as an external sound card when plugged into the USB port of a laptop or a desktop computer.

  • It’s compatible with Android and iOS devices.

  • The Sony PHA-1A supports audio formats up to 192kHz/24 bit.

  • It’s easy to use. All ports are arranged in one spot with the volume controller at the top.

  • It has a futuristic look.

  • The operational and headphone amps are also separated perfectly, thanks to the Solid Sound: Wolfson DAC equipped on the Sony PHA-1A.

  • It is a relatively small amplifier measuring at 3.6 x 2.6 x 7.1 inches.

  • It produces a three-dimensional, natural, and well-balanced sound.

  • It is best when it is paired with the Sony Walkman NWZ-A17 and MDR-1A Headphone.

  • The Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) technology equipped on the Sony PHA-1A enhances sound volume, which is 6.5 times better than ordinary CD players.

  • The Sony PHA-1A is also capable of picking up on subtle nuances allowing the listener to experience a greater emotional depth.

  • It has low distortion due to its output capacitor-less amplifier.

  • The Sony PHA-1A can also deliver mid-range to high-range of sound.

Things We Don’t Like

  • The Sony PHA-1A is costly when compared to other portable headset amplifiers.

  • It doesn’t have covers to its USB ports.


With Sony, a huge name in the sound and photo technology, you will surely feel the guarantee of the Sony PHA-1A.



Is It Worth The Money?

It’s definitely worth the money. With an ultrathin amplifier capable of producing high quality sounds, you will never have to worry about the investment.

Where Can I Buy?

The Sony PHA-1A can be purchased at official Sony stores and accredited retailers across the globe. For cheaper deals, check the Sony PHA-1A on


Final Thoughts

A must-have portable and lightweight DAC amplifier, the Sony PHA-1A will surely heighten up the level of one’s listening experience. The Sony PHA-1A is indeed a great partner to any portable music devices especially with other Sony devices like headphones and Walkman series.