Sonos Beam vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Sonos Beam vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison chart

Overall
6
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
7.6
8
10

Sonos Beam vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 review

Sonos Beam
vs
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

The Sonos Beam vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Sonos Beam was rated 6, while the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause for the Beam and microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Beam via wireless, but Smart Soundbar 300 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Sonos Beam for audio features and specs, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

AirPlay 2 supported by both soundbars. The Smart Soundbar 300 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Smart Soundbar 300. Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Beam at 6 out of 10, while the Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 8/10.

Features

Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Beam or Smart Soundbar 300. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Bose Smart Soundbar 300 over Sonos Beam

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Model

Beam
Smart Soundbar 300

Brand

Sonos
Bose

Reviews

3034
79

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
microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
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
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
66 x 5 x 10.1/26.5 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
3.6/8

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Sonos Beam
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Sonos Beam
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 7.6
  • 6Sonos Beam
  • 7.6Bose Smart Soundbar 300

The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Smart Soundbar 300 price

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