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Sonos Arc vs. JBL Bar 9.1 + 3

Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc

£749.17

£789.89 Incl. delivery
JBL Bar 9.1

JBL Bar 9.1

£749.00

Free delivery
Yamaha YAS-209

Yamaha YAS-209

£299.00

Free delivery
Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Soundbar 500

£499.99

£503.93 Incl. delivery
Samsung HW-Q90R

Samsung HW-Q90R

Unknown delivery cost
Subwoofer
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Dimensions sub (WxHxD)
Depth sub
305 mm
403 mm
Height sub
440 mm
403 mm
Width sub
305 mm
205 mm
Bass elements, size (sub)
10 inches
8 inches
Capacity sub (RMS)
300 W
100 W
160 W
Type of enclosure (sub)
Bass reflex (Ported)
Weight (subwoofer)
11.1 kg
7.9 kg
9.8 kg
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Center speaker
Yes
No
Yes
Capacity center (RMS)
Weight (center)
Frequency range (max)
20000 Hz
17000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
34 Hz
24 Hz
34 Hz
Front speaker / speaker unit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power per channel (RMS)
400 W
Surround speakers
Yes
No
Yes
Capacity surround (RMS)
120 W
Weight (surround)
0.72 kg
2.1 kg
Weight (front / speaker unit)
6.25 kg
3.64 kg
3.18 kg
8.8 kg
Bluetooth
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth codec
Bluetooth profile
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP
Bluetooth version
4.2
4.2
4.0
Ethernet connection
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
3D support (3D-Ready)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Radio receiver
No
No
Streaming standards
AirPlay, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Google Cast/Chromecast, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
Spotify Connect
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
0 ​
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
Digital coaxial input (S/PDIF)
0 ​
Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Front/side connections
USB
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDCP-version
2.3
2.3
HDMI version
Number of HDMI inputs
1 ​
0 ​
2 ​
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Supported standards
eARC
eARC
eARC
Other connectors
Separate DVD / Blu-ray player
No
No
No
No
USB
No
Yes
Yes
No
Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Supported audio files
MP3, WMA, WAV (PCM), AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3
MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
Supported image files
Supported video files
Available colours
Black, White, Silver
Black
Black
Black, White
Black
Dimensions front/speaker unit (WxHxD)
Depth front/speaker unit
115.7 mm
120 mm
101 mm
136 mm
Height front/speaker unit
87 mm
62 mm
44 mm
83 mm
Width front/speaker unit
1141.7 mm
884 mm
800 mm
1226 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
Designed for wall mounting, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for multiroom
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Voice assistant compatible
Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Wireless rear speakers
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless speakers included
No
Yes
Yes
Automatic calibration with measurement microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Number of speakers
5.0
9.1
2.1
5.0
7.1
Type of home cinema package
Number of speaker drivers
11 ​
9 ​
1 ​
17 ​
Soundbase (suitable for TV placement)
No
No
No
No
Video formats supported
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
Optical drive
No
No
No
No