Sonos Beam Review

Sonos Beam
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Sonos Beam rating

Overall
6
Multichannel surround
4

Sonos Beam review

Soundbar are a must-have device to accompany most of today’s modern TVs and Sonos Beam can be one of such. That is why the review has sense. After analyzing the features of Sonos Beam, we gave it an overall rating of 6 points out of 10 possible.

Sonos Beam Pros

  • Streaming music from any Apple device is made as easy as possible with proprietary AirPlay technology
  • Wireless connection to other devices and interaction with network services via Wi-Fi is possible
  • Control your soundbar remotely or stream music from your devices via Bluetooth
  • Stream music and control Sonos Beam basic features from the native App

Sonos Beam Cons

  • Sonos did not complete the soundbar with an external subwoofer or a built-in subwoofer
  • There is no support for the Dolby Atmos surround sound
  • There is no support for the object oriented format DTS:X
  • Amazon Music streaming is not possible
  • There is no Spotify support
  • Does not support audio playback from external USB devices
  • It is not possible to use Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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Sonos Beam specs and features

General

Placement type table-top, wall-mountable
Connection to source wired, wireless
Soundbar buttons volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause

Audio features

Built-in channels 3.0
Amplification type active
Output power, W N/A
Separate speaker (in package) 0
Separate speaker connections wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connections wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay) AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming services Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45) 1
NFC
HDMI input/output 1/0
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output 1/0
USB
Coaxial digital input/output 0/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA) 0/0
Headphone output 0
Subwoofer output 0

Features

Voice control Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other) Dolby Digital
DTS:X
DTS (other) has not

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in 65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
Weight, kg/pounds 2.8/6.2

Other

Release year 2018