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Bose Solo 5 vs. Sonos Beam + 8

Bose Solo 5

Bose Solo 5

£199.00

Free delivery
Sonos Beam

Sonos Beam

4

£369.00

Free delivery
Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc

4.4

£779.00

Free delivery
Samsung HW-Q90R

Samsung HW-Q90R

£1,199.00

£1,402.49 Incl. delivery
Bose Soundbar 700

Bose Soundbar 700

3.1

£649.00

Free delivery
Sony HT-X8500

Sony HT-X8500

3.6

£239.00

Free delivery
Sony HT-G700

Sony HT-G700

£289.00

Free delivery
Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Soundbar 500

£425.00

Free delivery
Samsung HW-Q80R

Samsung HW-Q80R

Unknown delivery cost
Samsung HW-Q60T

Samsung HW-Q60T

£279.90

Free delivery
Subwoofer
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Dimensions sub (WxHxD)
Depth sub
403 mm
403 mm
303 mm
Height sub
403 mm
403 mm
353 mm
Width sub
205 mm
205 mm
205 mm
Bass elements, size (sub)
8 inches
Capacity sub (RMS)
160 W
100 W
160 W
Type of enclosure (sub)
Weight (subwoofer)
9.8 kg
9.8 kg
6.2 kg
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Center speaker
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Capacity center (RMS)
Weight (center)
4.76 kg
Frequency range (max)
17000 Hz
17000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
50 Hz
34 Hz
24 Hz
24 Hz
34 Hz
Front speaker / speaker unit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dimensions front/speaker unit (WxHxD)
Depth front/speaker unit
86 mm
100 mm
115.7 mm
136 mm
101 mm
Height front/speaker unit
70 mm
6.85 mm
87 mm
83 mm
44 mm
Width front/speaker unit
548 mm
651 mm
1141.7 mm
1226 mm
800 mm
Power per channel (RMS)
Weight (front / speaker unit)
6.35 kg
2.8 kg
6.25 kg
8.8 kg
3.18 kg
Surround speakers
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Capacity surround (RMS)
Weight (surround)
2.1 kg
Bluetooth
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth codec
SBC, AAC
SBC
Bluetooth profile
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP
A2DP
Bluetooth version
4.0
4.0
5.0
5.0
4.0
4.2
Ethernet connection
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
3D support (3D-Ready)
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Radio receiver
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Type (radio)
AM
Streaming standards
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
Spotify Connect
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
Spotify Connect, Google Cast/Chromecast
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
Spotify Connect
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Digital coaxial input (S/PDIF)
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
1 ​
0 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
1 ​
Front/side connections
USB
USB
USB
HDMI
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDCP-version
2.3
2.2
2.2
HDMI version
2.0b
Number of HDMI inputs
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
0 ​
2 ​
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Supported standards
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
Other connectors
Digital optical output (S/PDIF)
Separate DVD / Blu-ray player
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
USB
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS 2.0, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS:X
Supported audio files
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, AAC+, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, WMA, WAV (PCM), AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
AAC
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF
Supported image files
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG
JPEG/JPG
Supported video files
MPEG2
Available colours
Black
Black, White
Black, White
Black
Black, White, Grey
Black
Black
Black, White
Black, Grey
Black
Built-in internet services
Features
Designed for wall mounting
Support for internet radio, Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for multiroom
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround, Supports NFC, Mobile app for controlling features, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos, Support for multiroom
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
DLNA, Designed for wall mounting, Supports NFC, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for multiroom
Designed for wall mounting, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround
Type of voice assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa
Wireless rear speakers
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless speakers included
No
No
Yes
No
Automatic calibration with measurement microphone
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Number of speakers
2.0
5.1
5.0
7.1
7.0
2.1
3.1
5.0
5.1
5.1
Type of home cinema package
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Number of speaker drivers
2 ​
5 ​
11 ​
17 ​
7 ​
4 ​
1 ​
Soundbase (suitable for TV placement)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Video formats supported
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
1080p (Full HD), 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
Optical drive
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Playable discs (recordable media)
BD-R
Type of optical unit
Blu-ray player