An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sonos Playbar vs Sonos Beam comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Playbar has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 5.6 for Beam. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down and volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 3.0. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sonos Playbar got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sonos Beam 6 for its audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay 2. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Playbar.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the Beam has 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 Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Beam. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
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.
The Sonos Beam is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Beam price