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Sonos Arc vs. Sonos Beam + 8

Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc

£789.00

Free delivery
Sonos Beam

Sonos Beam

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

£339.00

Free delivery
Samsung HW-Q950T

Samsung HW-Q950T

£799.00

Free delivery
LG SN11RG

LG SN11RG

£999.00

Free delivery
Bose Soundbar 700

Bose Soundbar 700

£599.99

Free delivery
Samsung HW-Q800T

Samsung HW-Q800T

£389.00

Free delivery
Sony HT-G700

Sony HT-G700

£297.99

Free delivery
Samsung HW-Q70T

Samsung HW-Q70T

£365.00

Free delivery
Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Soundbar 500

£498.00

£501.94 Incl. delivery
JBL Bar 5.1 Surround

JBL Bar 5.1 Surround

£299.00

Free delivery
Subwoofer
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Dimensions sub (WxHxD)
Depth sub
403 mm
403 mm
303 mm
305 mm
Height sub
403 mm
403 mm
353 mm
440 mm
Width sub
210 mm
205 mm
205 mm
305 mm
Bass elements, size (sub)
8 inches
10 inches
Capacity sub (RMS)
160 W
100 W
300 W
Type of enclosure (sub)
Bass reflex (Ported)
Weight (subwoofer)
9.8 kg
9.8 kg
7.5 kg
6.2 kg
10.62 kg
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Center speaker
No
No
Yes
No
Capacity center (RMS)
Weight (center)
4.76 kg
Frequency range (max)
50 Hz
Frequency range (min)
50 Hz
24 Hz
24 Hz
20000 Hz
Front speaker / speaker unit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power per channel (RMS)
50 W
Surround speakers
No
Yes
No
No
Capacity surround (RMS)
Weight (surround)
2.1 kg
Weight (front / speaker unit)
6.25 kg
2.8 kg
7.1 kg
3.6 kg
3.18 kg
2.85 kg
Bluetooth
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth codec
SBC
Bluetooth profile
A2DP
A2DP
A2DP
A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version
4.2
5.0
4.2
5.0
4.2
5.0
Ethernet connection
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
3D support (3D-Ready)
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Radio receiver
No
No
No
No
Yes
Type (radio)
AM
Streaming standards
AirPlay, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
Spotify Connect
Google Cast/Chromecast
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
Spotify Connect
Spotify Connect
Spotify Connect, Deezer
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Google Cast/Chromecast, AirPlay 2
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Digital coaxial input (S/PDIF)
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
1 ​
0 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Front/side connections
USB
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDCP-version
2.2
2.2
2.2
HDMI version
2.1
2.1
Number of HDMI inputs
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
0 ​
1 ​
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Supported standards
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
Other connectors
Separate DVD / Blu-ray player
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
USB
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby TrueHD, 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, 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, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Atmos
Supported audio files
MP3, WMA, WAV (PCM), 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, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), 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)
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, WAV (PCM)
Supported image files
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG
Supported video files
Available colours
Black, White, Silver
Black, White
Black
Black, Silver, Grey
Black, White, Silver, Grey
Black
Black
Black
Black, White
Black
Dimensions front/speaker unit (WxHxD)
Depth front/speaker unit
115.7 mm
100 mm
138 mm
146 mm
115 mm
101 mm
100 mm
Height front/speaker unit
87 mm
6.85 mm
69.5 mm
63 mm
60 mm
44 mm
58 mm
Width front/speaker unit
1141.7 mm
651 mm
1232 mm
1443 mm
980 mm
800 mm
1018 mm
Built-in internet services
Features
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround, 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, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos, Support for multiroom
Support for internet radio, Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround, Mobile app for controlling features, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Simulated surround, 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, 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, Support for multiroom
Voice assistant compatible
Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Wireless rear speakers
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless speakers included
No
No
Yes
No
No
Automatic calibration with measurement microphone
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Number of speakers
5.0
5.1
9.1.4
7.1
7.0
3.1.2
3.1
3.1.2
5.0
5.1
Number of speaker drivers
11 ​
5 ​
20 ​
7 ​
8 ​
1 ​
5 ​
Soundbase (suitable for TV placement)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Video formats supported
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
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