- Very good image quality
- Unadulterated sound with good speech intelligibility
- USB recording function
- Large selection of apps
- Operation takes getting used to
Sony KD-48A9 with a small OLED screen
Sony A9 in the test: the picture quality is so good
The best picture settings for the Sony A9
The Sony A9 is not perfect for gamers
This is how good the Sony A9 soundsOne of the highlights of the Sony A9 is the above-average sound quality. Two conventional loudspeakers are built into the back, but they are only responsible for the bass. The screen itself serves as an essential sound generator. Sony provides it with two special loudspeaker drivers on the back that use the screen as a membrane (“acoustic surface”). This is possible thanks to the extremely thin design of OLED screens. The Sony A9 generates a very realistic and genuine sound that spreads very well in the room. Of the six selectable settings in the sound menu, the standard setting is unspectacular and good, the Sony sounded a bit more powerful and spacious in “Dolby Audio” mode. In principle, the television can master the three-dimensional Dolby Atmos surround sound, but only in virtual form and thus more tangible than actually spatial. The new acoustic calibration in the sound settings works very well: after the calibration has started, the television plays back special test tones, the remote control records them and sends the data back to the television. Based on these measurement results, the television adjusts its sound setting so that it sounds as authentic as possible in the respective environment. In the test it worked great and gave the sound a touch more warmth while maintaining excellent speech intelligibility. This means that the Sony is currently one of the best sounding televisions.
The Android TV also likes Apple
Operation has to be learned
Test conclusion Sony Bravia KD-48A9The rather unclear controls give the Sony A9 a “very good” rating. He deserves that for the image quality alone: colors, contrast, sharpness and clarity, even in movements, leave nothing to be desired. When it comes to sound, the Sony is also one of the best of all televisions. In the size class around 1.20 meters it is the absolute exception.
Test level: average grade 1.30
|very good (1.3)||chip.de Category: single test Sony KD-48A9 (online)|