Sonos Arc vs. Sonos Beam + 8

Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc

4.3

£799.00

Free delivery
Sonos Beam

Sonos Beam

4

£357.00

Free delivery
Bose Soundbar 700

Bose Soundbar 700

3.6

£639.00

£649.00 Incl. delivery
Samsung HW-Q90R

Samsung HW-Q90R

£999.00

£1,199.00 Incl. delivery
Samsung HW-Q70R

Samsung HW-Q70R

£455.07

Free delivery
Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Soundbar 500

£399.00

£424.00 Incl. delivery
Samsung HW-MS750/MS751

Samsung HW-MS750/MS751

£289.00

Unknown delivery cost
Sonos Playbar

Sonos Playbar

4

£499.00

Free delivery
Samsung HW-Q60R

Samsung HW-Q60R

£330.00

£449.00 Incl. delivery
Sonos Playbase

Sonos Playbase

4.2
“Quality”

£399.99

Free delivery
Subwoofer
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
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
160 W
160 W
Type of enclosure (sub)
Weight (subwoofer)
9.8 kg
9.8 kg
6.2 kg
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Center speaker
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Capacity center (RMS)
Weight (center)
4.76 kg
Frequency range (max)
17000 Hz
20000 Hz
20000 Hz
20000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
50 Hz
24 Hz
34 Hz
35 Hz
24 Hz
35 Hz
42 Hz
Front speaker / speaker unit
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dimensions front/speaker unit (WxHxD)
Depth front/speaker unit
115.7 mm
100 mm
136 mm
101 mm
130.4 mm
140 mm
380 mm
Height front/speaker unit
87 mm
6.85 mm
83 mm
44 mm
80 mm
85 mm
58 mm
Width front/speaker unit
1141.7 mm
651 mm
1226 mm
800 mm
1150 mm
900 mm
720 mm
Power per channel (RMS)
Weight (front / speaker unit)
6.25 kg
2.8 kg
8.8 kg
3.18 kg
6.3 kg
5.4 kg
8.6 kg
Surround speakers
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Capacity surround (RMS)
Weight (surround)
2.1 kg
Bluetooth
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Bluetooth codec
Bluetooth profile
Bluetooth version
4.0
4.0
4.0
2.0
Ethernet connection
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
3D support (3D-Ready)
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Radio receiver
No
No
No
No
No
No
Streaming standards
AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
Spotify Connect
Spotify Connect
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Digital coaxial input (S/PDIF)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
1 ​
0 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Front/side connections
USB
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
HDCP-version
2.2
2.2
HDMI version
2.0
2.0
Number of HDMI inputs
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
0 ​
2 ​
1 ​
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Supported standards
eARC
eARC
eARC
Other connectors
Separate DVD / Blu-ray player
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
USB
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Audio format
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1
Supported audio files
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, AAC+, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, 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, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, AAC+, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
Supported image files
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG
JPEG/JPG
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG
Supported video files
MPEG4
MPEG4
Available colours
Black, White
Black, White
Black, White, Grey
Black
Black
Black, White
Black, Silver, Grey
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Beige
Black, Silver, Grey
Black, White
Built-in internet services
YouTube, Netflix
Features
Designed for wall mounting, Supports NFC, Mobile app for controlling features, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos, Support for multiroom
Support for internet radio, Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for multiroom
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Designed for wall mounting, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for multiroom
DLNA, Support for internet radio, Designed for wall mounting, Support for multiroom
Support for internet radio, Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for multiroom
Designed for wall mounting, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Support for internet radio, Simulated surround, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for multiroom
Wireless rear speakers
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Wireless speakers included
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Automatic calibration with measurement microphone
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Number of speakers
5.0
5.1
7.0
7.1
3.1
5.0
5.0
3.0
5.1
5.1
Type of home cinema package
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Number of speaker drivers
11 ​
5 ​
7 ​
17 ​
1 ​
11 ​
9 ​
10 ​
Soundbase (suitable for TV placement)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Video formats supported
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
1080p (Full HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
Optical drive
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Playable discs (recordable media)
BD-R
BD-R
Type of optical unit
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player