Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar

25.63 in
2.7 in
Sonos Beam Soundbar
vs
35.43 in
3.35 in
Sonos Playbar Soundbar

Full Comparison

General

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Audio output channels
5.1
3.0
Connectivity technology
Wired & Wireless
Wired & Wireless

Connectivity

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
HDMI
yesyes
nono
Subwoofer connectivity
Wired
Wired
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesyes
yesyes
NFC
nono
nono
Ethernet connection
yesyes
yesyes
Bluetooth
yesyes
nono
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
yesyes
nono
DC-in jack
nono
nono

Decoders

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital
Supported audio files
AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, FLAC, MP3, WAV (PCM), WMA
AAC, AAC+, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA

Audio features

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Suitable for subwoofer
nono
nono
Wireless
yesyes
yesyes
Number of speaker drivers
1
9
Equalizer
nono
nono
Soundbase
nono
nono

Dimensions

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Colour of product
White
Black, Black, Silver
Width
25.63 in
35.43 in
Height
2.70 in
3.35 in
Depth
3.94 in
5.51 in
Weight
6.17 lb
11.90 lb

Subwoofer

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Subwoofer included
nono
nono
Bass reflex
nono
nono

Design

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Colour of product
White
Black, Black, Silver

Features

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Streaming standards
AirPlay
AirPlay
Radio receiver
nono
nono
3D support (3D-Ready)
nono
nono
Wireless speakers included
yesyes
yesyes
Remote control app for mobile / tablet
yesyes
yesyes
Handheld remote control
yesyes
yesyes
Separate DVD / Blu-ray player
nono
nono
Apple docking compatibility
nono
yes, yes
Game mode
nono
nono
Night mode
yesyes
nono
Designed for wall mounting
yesyes
yesyes

Storage

Sonos BeamSonos BeamSonos PlaybarSonos Playbar
Optical drive
nono
nono
Memory card reader
nono
nono