Sonos Beam vs Bose TV Speaker review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Sonos Beam vs Bose TV Speaker comparison chart

Sonos Beam vs Bose TV Speaker review

Sonos Beam
vs
Bose TV Speaker

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sonos Beam vs Bose TV Speaker comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sonos Beam was rated 6, while the Bose TV Speaker has a rating 5.

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 TV Speaker has wired connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Sonos Beam for audio features and specs, but the Bose TV Speaker received 5 out of 10. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Beam. 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 TV Speaker. We rated the connectivity of the Beam at 6 out of 10, while the TV Speaker was rated 7/10. 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 TV Speaker. 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 Sonos Beam over Bose TV Speaker

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages Bose TV Speaker over Sonos Beam

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
Bose TV Speaker

Model

Beam
TV Speaker

Brand

Sonos
Bose

Reviews

3034
591

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
has not

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
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

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
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

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
58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
3.1/7.7

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Sonos Beam
Bose TV Speaker
Sonos Beam
Bose TV Speaker

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 5
  • 6Sonos Beam
  • 5Bose TV Speaker

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

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