Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar

Full Comparison

General

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Type of home cinema package
Soundbar
Soundbar
Number of speaker drivers
1
9
Soundbase
noNo
noNo

Connectors

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
HDMI
yesYes
noNo
Separate DVD / Blu-ray player
noNo
noNo

Decoders

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Supported audio files
AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, FLAC, MP3, WAV (PCM), WMA
AAC+, AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, FLAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, WAV (PCM), WMA
Supported image files
BMP, GIF, JPEG/JPG, PNG
BMP, GIF, JPEG/JPG, PNG

Dimensions

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Colour of product
Black, White
Black, Grey, Silver, White
Dimensions front/speaker unit (Width)
25.63 in
35.43 in
Dimensions front/speaker unit (Height)
2.70 in
3.35 in
Dimensions front/speaker unit (Depth)
3.94 in
5.51 in
Weight (front / speaker unit)
6.17 lb
11.90 lb

Features

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Features
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for multiroom, Support for internet radio
Simulated surround, Support for multiroom, Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for internet radio
Wireless rear speakers
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless speakers included
noNo
noNo

Communication

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Bluetooth
noNo
noNo
Ethernet connection
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesYes
yesYes

Compatibility

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
3D support (3D-Ready)
noNo
noNo
Radio receiver
noNo
noNo
Streaming standards
AirPlay
AirPlay

Storage

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Optical drive
noNo
noNo

Audio features

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Center speaker
noNo
noNo
Front speaker / speaker unit
yesYes
yesYes
Suitable for subwoofer
noNo
noNo
Surround speakers
noNo
noNo

Often compared to Beam

Often compared to Playbar