Sonos Beam vs Klipsch R-10B review

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Rating 5 5
Sonos Beam
vs
Klipsch R-10B

Sonos Beam vs Klipsch R-10B comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 5.2 for R-10B. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and input, mute, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Beam has 3.0 versus 5.1 for the Klipsch R-10B. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sonos Beam got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Klipsch R-10B 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

The Sonos Beam has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Only the R-10B supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the R-10B.

Connectivity

Only the Sonos Beam can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) does not support any one of these models. The compared models do not have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Beam received a rating of 6/10 versus 4/10, respectively. App control is available for the Beam. A built-in microphone is present only on the Beam. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 2 points out of 10.

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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
Klipsch R-10B

Model

Beam
R-10B

Brand

Sonos
Klipsch

Reviews

1066
368

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause
input, mute, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

250 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

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
101.5 x 10.5 x 7.1/40 x 4.1 x 2.8

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
3.2/7.1
Sonos Beam
Klipsch R-10B
Sonos Beam
Klipsch R-10B

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 5.2
  • 5.6Sonos Beam
  • 5.2Klipsch R-10B

The Sonos Beam is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Beam price