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Sonos Beam

Sonos Beam
alaScore 97

1322 reviews

Jun, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1322 reviews of Sonos Beam. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the connectivity.

sound, usability, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sonos Beam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ced Yuen (

Sonos Beam review: the upgrade every living room deserves


Sonos Beam review: What you need to know about Sonos' new Alexa soundbar, including the Sonos Beam's release date, price and specs.

Excellent sound ; Integrated Alexa works like a charm ; Controls TV ; Lovely design

Not the last word in bass output

The best compact soundbar you can buy.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sonos Beam review


What Hi-Fi? Awards 2020 winner. Still the best budget soundbar you can buy.

Impressively enveloping sound ; Deep, weighty bass ; Superb streaming capabilities

Can be pushed to harshness ; More HDMI inputs would be nice

One of the best performance-per-pound products Sonos has produced, the Beam is a blinding little soundbar

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (

Sonos Beam review


The Sonos Beam is a great-looking, superb-sounding soundbar. Packed with innovation at a price that's enticing.

Great compact design HDMI ARC compatible Superb sound

App isn't home theater friendly No Dolby Atmos Setup on non-HDMI ARC TVs is tricky

This is the Sonos soundbar we've been waiting for. The Sonos Beam is small enough to attach itself to the majority of TVs, and comes coupled with enough innovation and sound performance to impress. There are a few issues worth pointing out but, at this...

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Duncan Bell (

Sonos Beam: feature-stuffed soundbar with Alexa is T3's #1 soundbar


Compact, feature-packed and sounding great, this multi-room speaker/home assistant/soundbar has won back-to-back T3 Awards

For the size and price, is a great-sounding soundbar ; Easy setup ; Can be expanded to support Sonos multi-room and/or 5.1 surround sound ; And there's AirPlay 2 ; AND bloody Alexa's onboard too!

Sonos doesn’t do Dolby Atmos ; Alexa still has numerous ‘quirks’ ; You will spin rapidly down the expensiveness rabbit hole if you want to move up to the full 5.1/multi-room Sonos works

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound


The new Sonos soundbar is compact, but it delivers expansive performance. From what we've heard so far, this small soundbar is a winner.

Compact size is ideal ; Sounds great for both music and TV/movies ; Multiple voice-assistants supported

No Dolby Atmos support ; Not great at lower volumes ; Expensive when adding additional speakers

The new Sonos soundbar is compact but delivers expansive performance. From what we've heard, this small soundbar is a winner. Just a shame there's no Dolby Atmos support.

Sep, 2019

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Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Sonos Beam


A Sonos soundbar is too expensive for many but the new Beam makes it affordable, plus brings new features. Here's our full Sonos Beam review.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Sonos Beam review: Smart, compact, awesome sound


The Sonos Beam is the smartest soundbar around and a great multiroom TV speaker

This is a tricky verdict to write because the Sonos Beam is such a different type of soundbar from your run of the mill TV speaker. On the one hand, it’s limited. It has only one input, there’s no remote control and it has no support for DTS:HD. On the...

Aug, 2018

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Sonos Beam review


Sonos' new soundbar is smaller, cheaper and packed full of smarts

Looks good and sounds great ; Alexa and AirPlay 2 integration ; HDMI ARC support ; Cheaper than Playbar and Playbase

Not as punchy as Playbar ; Only one ethernet port ; Not all Alexa skills work

With great sound and amazing features, Beam is Sonos’ smartest and best value speaker yet

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Sonos Beam unveiled: Compact new $399 sound bar brings Alexa


The new, smart sound bar is the company's budget push for the lounge room, and ships on July 17. We had a listen.

Expert review by : Tommy Lindegaard (

Sonos Beam review


We have tested the new compact Beam soundbar from Sonos, which is a more affordable option than Playbar

Good mid-tones ; Design & build quality ; Decent 3D effect despite its size ; Apple Airplay 2

Distorts at high volume ; Weak bass ; No Dolby Atmos ; Only 1 HDMI port

Oct, 2018

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