Sonos Beam vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5
Sonos Beam
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Sonos Beam vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Sonos Beam was rated 5.6, while the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has a rating 6.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Beam has 3.0 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Beam. Bluetooth support integrated in the Beam. Neither the Beam nor Mythos SSA-50 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10. The manufacturer of the Beam provides a device control application. The Sonos Beam equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Beam or Mythos SSA-50. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

Advantages Sonos Beam over Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 over Sonos Beam

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sonos Beam
5.6
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
6
inapplicable
8
inapplicable
2
inapplicable
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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

Beam
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Sonos
Definitive Technology

Reviews

2282
33

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
5/0

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
15.4/34
Sonos Beam
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Sonos Beam
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 6
  • 5.6Sonos Beam
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 price