Klipsch Cinema 400 vs Sonos Arc review

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Klipsch Cinema 400 vs Sonos Arc review

Klipsch Cinema 400
vs
Sonos Arc

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Klipsch Cinema 400 vs Sonos Arc and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Klipsch Cinema 400 was rated 4.6, while the Sonos Arc has a rating 7.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Cinema 400 via wired, but Arc has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 5 out of 10 in our ranking. The Arc can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Arc. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the Cinema 400, so in the Arc there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Cinema 400 at 8 out of 10, while the Arc was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the Arc provides a device control application. The Sonos Arc equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Arc. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Cinema 400 was rated 6/10, while the Arc received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Klipsch Cinema 400 over Sonos Arc

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Sonos Arc over Klipsch Cinema 400

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

Klipsch Cinema 400
Sonos Arc

Model

Cinema 400
Arc

Brand

Klipsch
Sonos

Reviews

0
368

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, iHeart, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

101.4x7.3x8.6/39.9x2.9x3.3
114 x 7.6 x 10.1/45 x 3.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

12.4/27.5
6.2/13.7

Other

Release year

2022
2020
Klipsch Cinema 400
Sonos Arc
Klipsch Cinema 400
Sonos Arc

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 7
  • 4.6Klipsch Cinema 400
  • 7Sonos Arc