Denon DHT-S517 vs Sonos Arc review

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Denon DHT-S517 vs Sonos Arc comparison chart

Denon DHT-S517 vs Sonos Arc review

Denon DHT-S517
vs
Sonos Arc

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Denon DHT-S517 vs Sonos Arc and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Denon DHT-S517 was rated 5.4, 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-S517 and volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone for the Arc.

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 can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. 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. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Denon DHT-S517 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Sonos Arc. As in the DHT-S517, 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-S517 was rated 7/10, while the Arc received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Denon DHT-S517 over Sonos Arc

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Sonos Arc over Denon DHT-S517

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

Product

Denon DHT-S517
Sonos Arc

Model

DHT-S517
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

3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

40 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
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

0
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)

DTS
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

78x4.4x7/35.4x2.1x3.2
114 x 7.6 x 10.1/45 x 3.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.5
6.2/13.7

Other

Release year

2021
2020
Denon DHT-S517
Sonos Arc
Denon DHT-S517
Sonos Arc

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.4
  • 7
  • 5.4Denon DHT-S517
  • 7Sonos Arc