Denon DHT-S217 vs Sonos Arc review

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Denon DHT-S217 vs Sonos Arc review

Denon DHT-S217
vs
Sonos Arc

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Denon DHT-S217 vs Sonos Arc and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Denon DHT-S217 was rated 4.8, while the Sonos Arc has a rating 7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the DHT-S217 and volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone for the Arc.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Denon DHT-S217. An external subwoofer connects to the DHT-S217 via wired, but Arc has wireless connection type. Rate 4 out of 10 received the Denon DHT-S217 for audio features and specs, but the Sonos Arc received 5 out of 10. The Arc can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Arc. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Denon DHT-S217 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Sonos Arc. As in the DHT-S217, so in the Arc there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Sonos Arc equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The DHT-S217 was rated 5/10, while the Arc received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Denon DHT-S217 over Sonos Arc

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Sonos Arc over Denon DHT-S217

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Denon DHT-S217
Sonos Arc

Model

DHT-S217
Arc

Brand

Denon
Sonos

Reviews

0
368

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, source, demo, volume down, volume up
volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

40 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
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

1/1
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 Plus, Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89x1.2x6.7/35x4.7x2.6
114 x 7.6 x 10.1/45 x 3.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.6/7.9
6.2/13.7

Other

Release year

2022
2020
Denon DHT-S217
Sonos Arc
Denon DHT-S217
Sonos Arc

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.8
  • 7
  • 4.8Denon DHT-S217
  • 7Sonos Arc