DTS:X audio playback, while also providing support for AirPlay, FireConnect and PlayFi technologies. Of course, it also supports network streaming so your favorite network streaming services like Spotify will work out of the box too.
The LS7200 is the only soundbar system in this shootout to include an AV center, which acts both as the power source for the soundbar, and a hub for you to connect your inputs to. Of course, it also connects wirelessly to the subwoofer unit and ensures that both soundbar and woofer remain perfectly in sync. All in, it’s a fairly clean setup that keeps all the connections centralized at one spot – great if you don’t already have a receiver for your home.
In terms of audio quality, we thought the speaker excelled in the midrange, while delivering steady performance in the lower spectrum. However, we thought it could have done with better stereo separation. For example, there is a section in Bohemian Rhapsody right after the part where Brian May, Freddy Mercury, and Roger Taylor take turns screaming out “We will not let you go” and “Let me go”. On the LS7200, you don’t feel like the choir is alternately screaming at you from both sides, thus taking away from the piece some.
It seems the system performs better on the highs too. On our formal test tracks, it performed best on Tiesto’s
Elements of Life, expertly picking up the highs in the track. The mids could have and the bass felt slightly boomy, but the soundbar managed to create a wide, expansive soundstage that made for an enjoyable listen.
Moving on to our movie testing, we thought the system did best on The Phantom
Menace track. While not an Atmos-compatible track, we thought the LS7200 did well to pick out the individual whines and beeps of the droids in the piece, and managed to present the dialog nicely forward so that you could clearly hear what was being said.