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Sonos Beam

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User ratings:
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153 user ratings
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4 stars
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3 stars
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2 stars
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1 stars
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Consumer ratings:
4.7 / 5
Editorial reviews:
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4.3 out of 5
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Pros

  • Looks good
  • sound good and well priced
  • sound and great integration with multiple devices at an affordable price

Cons

  • will be a bit complicated for regular users
  • the Sonos Beam is on the steeper side
  • Sonos as a company is not very keen on Wi-Fi

Key specs

  • Wired & Wireless
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • no
  • Soundbar
  • no
  • no

Sonos Beam - Pros & Cons

Sonos Beam

Pros

  • Looks good
  • sound good and well priced
  • sound and great integration with multiple devices at an affordable price
  • Setup is simple
  • the sound is excellent
  • the purchase so far
  • works very well great sound
  • it paired easily with the Samsung remote
  • product comes in a quality package
  • sounded good and was tidy and smart
  • beautifully designed &

Cons

  • will be a bit complicated for regular users
  • the Sonos Beam is on the steeper side
  • Sonos as a company is not very keen on Wi-Fi
  • bassline sits a bit back
  • subwoofer is the only one you can connect to the system
  • roar of engines lacked the low-end weight they needed
  • no angled drivers to reflect sound off of your ceiling
  • too complicated
  • too many wires
  • too many speakers
  • it lacks a full graphic EQ

Sonos - Video Reviews (9)

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Sonos Beam - Full Specifications

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General
Audio output channels5.1
Connectivity technologyWired & Wireless
Recommended usageUniversal
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Decoders
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Supported audio files
  • AAC
  • AIFF
  • Apple Lossless
  • FLAC
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
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Dimensions
Colour of productWhite
Width25.63 in
Height2.7 in
Depth3.94 in
Weight6.17 lb
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Design
Colour of product
  • Black
  • White
Built-in displayno
On/off switchyes
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Storage
Optical driveno
Type of optical unitNot included
Memory card readerno
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Connectivity
Digital optical input (S/PDIF)1
HDMIyes
HDMI ports quantity1
Number of HDMI inputs1
Number of HDMI outputs1
Subwoofer connectivityWired
USB 2.0 ports quantity1
USB direct playbackyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yes
NFCno
Ethernet connectionyes
Bluetoothyes
Audio Return Channel (ARC)yes
DC-in jackno
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Audio features
Suitable for subwooferno
Wirelessyes
Frequency range (min)50.0 Hz
Number of speaker drivers1
Equalizerno
Soundbaseno
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Subwoofer
Subwoofer includedno
Bass reflexno
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Features
Streaming standardsAirPlay
Radio receiverno
FM radiono
3D support (3D-Ready)no
Wireless speakers includedyes
Remote control app for mobile / tabletyes
Handheld remote controlyes
Separate DVD / Blu-ray playerno
Apple docking compatibilityno
Game modeno
Night modeyes
Designed for wall mountingyes
TV stand usageno

Sonos Beam - Q&A (16)

  • 0
    Votes
    lorenza.johnson
    over 2 years ago
    Is Sonos Beam good for music?
    weldon_toy
    about 2 years ago
    Yes, The Sonos Beam is a better soundbar than Bose TV speakers. Sonos is his 3.0 setup with better surround performance. It comes with more sound enhancements feature.
    Helpful?
  • 0
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    micah_breitenberg
    over 2 years ago
    Does Sonos Beam have optical input?
    loyce.mclaughlin
    about 2 years ago
    No, Sonos Beam does not have its own optical port. You can connect it to the optical port of your TV by connecting the included HDMI cable to the HDMI-to-optical adapter.
    Helpful?
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    Votes
    raphael
    about 2 years ago
    Does Sonos Beam have eARC?
    fredericka_brekke
    about 2 years ago
    Yes, Sonos Beam (Gen 2) can link to HDMI ARC or HDMI eARC to play any Dolby Atmos content.
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  • 0
    Votes
    mitchell
    over 2 years ago
    Can Sonos Beam use 5GHz?
    marion_parisian
    about 2 years ago
    Mo, Sonos Beam systems do not work on 5 GHz networks.
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    lorenza.johnson
    over 2 years ago
    Can I use Sonos Beam without Wi-Fi?
    salvatore
    about 2 years ago
    Without a Wi-Fi network, Sonos Beam don't work the way they do. These speakers require a network to bridge the connection between the controller and the speaker network as well as the connection between the speakers. Without this connection the loudspeaker can only be operated as a standalone device.
    Helpful?
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    joaquin_white
    over 2 years ago
    Does Dolby Atmos work with Sonos Beam?
    clifton_casper
    about 2 years ago
    Yes, now Sonos Beam supports playing Dolby Atmos audio via Dolby Digital Plus or Dolby TrueHD. It's one of the most compact soundbars since Sonos updated its Beam soundbar with Dolby Atmos functionality.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    talia_corwin
    over 2 years ago
    Does Sonos Beam support 5.1?
    doug
    about 2 years ago
    Yes. Sonos Beam (Gen 2) supports Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Atmos content on Apple TV 4K.
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  • 0
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    hien
    about 2 years ago
    Can Sonos Beam turn on TV with Alexa?
    catherine_auer
    about 2 years ago
    The Sonos Beam must be connected to your TV's HDMI ARC input and your TV must support CEC functionality. Amazon Alexa voice control on your TV does not work when Sonos Beam is connected via an optical adapter.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    elidia_wisoky
    over 2 years ago
    Is the Sonos Beam compatible with S1?
    madge_mcdermott
    about 2 years ago
    Yes, The Sonos Beam is well suited with both S1 and S2.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    maryjane.legros
    over 2 years ago
    Does Sonos Beam work with Amazon Alexa?
    lucius
    about 2 years ago
    Yes, Sonos Beam support Alexa voice control.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    torri_kautzer
    over 2 years ago
    Is Sonos Beam better soundbar?
    saturnina_lindgren
    about 2 years ago
    Yes, The Sonos Beam is a better soundbar than the rest. The Sonos is a more compact soundbar with a slightly larger and more accurate stereo frequency response. The Sonos Beam' soundstage is wider and more immersive.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    erin
    over 2 years ago
    Does Sonos Beam have Bluetooth?
    gertude_hegmann
    about 2 years ago
    No, the Sonos Beam does not support Bluetooth.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    elvina_rice
    over 2 years ago
    Can I connect my Sonos Beam to my TV wirelessly?
    maryjane.legros
    about 2 years ago
    No, a physical connection is required for Sonos Beam to work with your TV.
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  • 0
    Votes
    edison
    over 2 years ago
    Does Sonos Beam have a remote?
    darryl.herzog
    about 2 years ago
    No, Sonos Beam does not come with its own remote control.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    thalia.glover
    over 2 years ago
    Does Sonos Beam have mounting holes?
    inell.larkin
    about 2 years ago
    Yes, Sonos Beam has mounting holes on the bottom, and this soundbar mount has two pairs of holes in the plate to fit your bar perfectly.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    lesley.hodkiewicz
    over 2 years ago
    Can Sonos Beam be used outdoors?
    sheree.leuschke
    about 2 years ago
    Sonos Beam can be used outdoors, but it is not designed for outdoor use.
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Sonos Beam Sonos - Editorial Reviews (45)

4.3
Based on 45 reviews
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Sonos Beam Sonos Beam: the best soundbar you can get under £400
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T3
Published: 07.06.2019
Sonos Beam: the best soundbar you can get under £400
5.0

The Sonos Beam is compact, easy to set up and sounds excellent – and with Alexa and multi-room music streaming, it's a feature-packed smart speaker too

Sonos Beam Sonos Beam review: a great, compact, jack-of-all-trades upgrade for your TV
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the Guardian
Published: 27.06.2018
Sonos Beam review: a great, compact, jack-of-all-trades upgrade for your TV

The new, cheaper, more compact Sonos soundbar has full-range, room-filling sound, wifi and smart speaker functionality with built-in Alexa

Sonos Beam Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Review
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PCMAG
Published: 06.10.2021
Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Review
4.0

The second-generation Sonos Beam soundbar adds Dolby Atmos support and two more audio processing channels, for an impressive sound field that retains the previous model's compact size.

Sonos Beam Sonos Beam Review: The soundbar for the purists
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The Indian Express
Published: 13.10.2021
Sonos Beam Review: The soundbar for the purists
4.5

At the special festive price of Rs 37,399, the Sonos Beam is on the steeper side. But the audio quality is so good that you will not regret buying it.

Sonos Beam Sonos Beam Review: Wireless Soundbar
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Music Photo Life
Published: 03.11.2018
Sonos Beam Review: Wireless Soundbar
4.0

The Sonos Beam is a soundbar for multi-room wireless sound system, delivers all-rounder audio, expandable with additional Sonos subwoofers and speakers.

Sonos Beam Review - Sonos Beam sound bar, a new breed of home cinema experience. - MAXIT
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maxit.com.my
Published: 03.02.2019
Review - Sonos Beam sound bar, a new breed of home cinema experience. - MAXIT

Review - Sonos Beam sound bar, a new breed of home cinema experience.

Sonos Beam Review: Sonos Beam is the perfect smart soundbar for bedrooms and apartments
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9to5Mac
Published: 27.06.2018
Review: Sonos Beam is the perfect smart soundbar for bedrooms and apartments

First unveiled earlier this month, Beam is the latest smart speaker and TV soundbar from wireless speaker maker Sonos. The compact TV soundbar promises hi-fi music playback and voice control through Alexa — all at an affordable price. Sonos Beam hits the market later next month, but we’ve been testing it for a few weeks

Sonos Beam Soundbars: Why they’re worth it and which one should you buy
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Good Gear Guide
Soundbars: Why they’re worth it and which one should you buy

Here’s everything you need to know about soundbars, whether they’re worth it and which ones are gonna give you best bang for your buck.

Sonos Beam Sonos Beam review: A more-affordable, smarter soundbar option
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Good Gear Guide
Sonos Beam review: A more-affordable, smarter soundbar option
4.5

If you’ve been reticent or reluctant to buy a soundbar until now, the Sonos Beam is a product that does everything it can to push you over that line.

Sonos Beam Review: Sonos Beam is an ideal Apple TV companion
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AppleInsider
Published: 28.11.2018
Review: Sonos Beam is an ideal Apple TV companion
4.0

The Sonos Beam is a compact soundbar with expandability that makes it a perfect companion for Apple users. AirPlay 2, Apple Music, and a big bag of tricks make this great sounding speaker a must-have.

Sonos Beam Sonos Battles Polk to Beam Into Your Captain's Chair
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Published: 21.07.2018
Sonos Battles Polk to Beam Into Your Captain's Chair

If you're already in the Sonos environment and you're looking to add a soundbar to your whole home audio system, than you should check out the new Sonos Beam Soundbar with Amazon Alexa built in.

Sonos Beam Sonos Beam review: Raising the sound bar
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iMore
Published: 17.07.2018
Sonos Beam review: Raising the sound bar
4.5

Sonos's latest speaker bridges the gap between so many product categories, but in the end, it's just a really high-quality, well-designed soundbar.

Sonos Beam Sonos Beam review: Raising the sound bar
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Android Central
Published: 17.07.2018
Sonos Beam review: Raising the sound bar
4.5

Sonos's latest speaker bridges the gap between so many product categories, but in the end, it's just a really high-quality, well-designed ...

Sonos Beam Sonos Beam review: living room upgrade
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The Verge
Published: 27.06.2018
Sonos Beam review: living room upgrade
4.0

Exactly what it says it’ll do

Sonos Beam Sonos Beam
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TechRadar
Published: 15.09.2021
Sonos Beam
4.5

The Sonos Beam packs a suitable audio punch, despite its size

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