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Sonos Beam vs. Sonos Arc + 3

Sonos Beam

Sonos Beam

Full Star 1Full Star 2Full Star 3Half Star 4Empty Star 5
3.5

£339.00

Free delivery
Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc

£749.17

£798.84 Incl. delivery
Bose Soundbar 700

Bose Soundbar 700

£599.00

Free delivery
JBL Bar 9.1

JBL Bar 9.1

£619.00

Free delivery
LG SN11RG

LG SN11RG

£979.00

£999.00 Incl. delivery
Subwoofer
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Dimensions sub (WxHxD)
Depth sub
305 mm
312 mm
Height sub
440 mm
391 mm
Width sub
305 mm
221 mm
Bass elements, size (sub)
10 inches
Capacity sub (RMS)
300 W
Type of enclosure (sub)
Bass reflex (Ported)
Weight (subwoofer)
11.1 kg
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Center speaker
No
Yes
Yes
Capacity center (RMS)
Weight (center)
4.76 kg
Frequency range (max)
20000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
50 Hz
24 Hz
34 Hz
Front speaker / speaker unit
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Power per channel (RMS)
400 W
Surround speakers
No
No
Yes
Yes
Capacity surround (RMS)
120 W
Weight (surround)
0.72 kg
Weight (front / speaker unit)
2.8 kg
6.25 kg
3.64 kg
Bluetooth
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth codec
Bluetooth profile
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP
Bluetooth version
4.2
5.0
Ethernet connection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
3D support (3D-Ready)
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Radio receiver
No
No
No
Streaming standards
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Google Cast/Chromecast, AirPlay 2
Google Cast/Chromecast
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
0 ​
0 ​
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
0 pair
Digital coaxial input (S/PDIF)
0 ​
0 ​
Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
0 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Front/side connections
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDCP-version
2.3
HDMI version
2.1
Number of HDMI inputs
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Supported standards
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
Other connectors
Separate DVD / Blu-ray player
No
No
No
No
No
USB
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, 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
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
Supported image files
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
Supported video files
Available colours
Black, White
Black, White, Silver
Black, White, Silver, Grey
Black
Black, Silver, Grey
Dimensions front/speaker unit (WxHxD)
Depth front/speaker unit
100 mm
115.7 mm
108 mm
120 mm
146 mm
Height front/speaker unit
6.85 mm
87 mm
57.2 mm
62 mm
63 mm
Width front/speaker unit
651 mm
1141.7 mm
978 mm
884 mm
1443 mm
Built-in internet services
Features
Support for internet radio, Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos, 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
Designed for wall mounting, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Simulated surround, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Voice assistant compatible
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Google Assistant
Wireless rear speakers
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless speakers included
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Automatic calibration with measurement microphone
Yes
No
Yes
Number of speakers
5.1
5.0
7.0
9.1
7.1.4
Type of home cinema package
Number of speaker drivers
5 ​
11 ​
7 ​
9 ​
Soundbase (suitable for TV placement)
No
No
No
No
Video formats supported
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
1080p (Full HD), 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
Optical drive
No
No
No
No