Hisense U7K and U8K TVs Certified for Wireless Audio

The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) has announced that Hisense U7K and U8K series TVs have been certified to work with its SoundSend wireless audio transmitter, a $179 adapter/transmitter that converts the TV’s audio output into a high-quality wireless signal compatible with WiSA Certified speakers.

The SoundSend transmitter automatically finds and connects with WiSA Certified speakers once it’s plugged into the TV’s optical audio output or ARC/eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel)-enabled HDMI port. The device is able to transmit up to eight uncompressed audio channels in addition to decoding Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby Atmos soundtracks.

When a wireless connection is established, the SoundSend mobile app can be used to fine-tune the sound with individual-speaker and master volume control, multi-band equalization, audio presets (movie, sports, gaming, etc.), and a My Zone automatic level control that ensures balanced sound by “calibrating each speaker to the listener's location.” The TV’s remote is used for day-to-day system operation.

WiSA says a wireless sound system can be set up in as little as 10 minutes with a SoundSend transmitter. The WiSA protocol supports audio resolutions up to 24-bits 48/96 kHz and is designed to ensure low latency (5.2 milliseconds) and less than 1 microsecond of synchronization between speakers.

Announced in January at CES 2023, Hisense U7K and U8K series TVs are slated to ship in the “early summer.”

For more information about WiSA, including a list of WiSA-compatible speakers, visit wisatechnologies.com. Click here for more on Hisense TVs.