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The Sony XBR55A1E Sound Quality is much better than the average TV, but it has issues when listened close to max volume. Unlike most TVs, the sound is well directed, which is also a plus.
Good frequency response. The response is quite flat throughout, with some minor overemphasis on the midrange. It gets quite loud, and bass extension is quite good. As common with Sony TVs though, compression and aliasing are present at maximum volume.
- Low-Frequency Extension : 67.27 Hz
- Std. Dev. @ 70 : 2.65 dB
- Std. Dev. @ 80 : 2.78 dB
- Std. Dev. @ Max : 4.85 dB
- Max : 92.7 dB SPL
- Dynamic Range Compression : 4.48 dB
While distortions levels are overall low, THD steeply rises to distracting levels at higher volumes. This isn’t too big of a deal unless you plan to use your TV’s speakers for a party.
- Weighted THD @ 80 : 0.031
- Weighted THD @ Max : 9.459
- IMD @ 80 : 0.28 %
- IMD @ Max : 6.58 %
Superb TV overall. The Sony A1E OLED TV will please just about everyone with its picture quality and features.
Terrific TV for movies. Blacks are as pure as can be thanks to OLED’s ability to shut off individual pixels. This leads to a picture with depth that is unmatched by LED TVs.