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Sony HAP-S1

Sony HAP-S1
alaScore 91

31 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Sony HAP-S1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony HAP-S1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony HAP-S1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

price, design, usability, size

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony HAPS1/B 500GB Hi-Res Music Player System

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Sean Killebrew (

Sony HAP-S1 Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed


Sony is one of the companies that's currently leading the charge to encourage music lovers to embrace hi-res music products and content. Sean Killebrew spent some time with the HAP-S1 music player and server and came away extremely impressed.

So who is the HAP-S1 for? Its suitable for audiophiles without question but its designed mostly for music lovers. With enough marketing muscle, word of mouth and the inevitable price drop associated with electronics, it should help convert the high-res...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: (

Sony HAP-S1 - £800


Sony has eschewed streaming for a hard-disk drive in its one-box HAP-S1 hi-res music machine, says David Price

HDD storage; software integration; versatility; build and finish

No HDD recording; no USB digital input

Lovely little hi-res playing package; easy to use and fine soundingpackage; easy to use and fine sounding

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: Yes
UPnP: No
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
USB Interface: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No


Dolby / DTS: No