Sonos Playbar vs Denon HEOS BAR review

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Sonos Playbar
vs
Denon HEOS BAR

The Sonos Playbar vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Playbar has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 7 for HEOS BAR. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down and volume down, volume up, sound off, respectively.

Audio features

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 Denon HEOS BAR 6 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Sonos Playbar can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the HEOS BAR has Bluetooth support. Only the HEOS BAR supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HEOS BAR. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

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.

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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Denon HEOS BAR

Model

Playbar
HEOS BAR

Brand

Sonos
Denon

Reviews

1323
18

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
volume down, volume up, sound off

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)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
4/1

HDMI ARC

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
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

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
4.8/10.5
Sonos Playbar
Denon HEOS BAR
Sonos Playbar
Denon HEOS BAR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 7
  • 4.5Sonos Playbar
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR

The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price