Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sonos Beam review

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Bose Soundbar 700
vs
Sonos Beam

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sonos Beam comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Soundbar 700 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 5.6 for Beam. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone and volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause, 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. The Soundbar 700 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Beam - wireless. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay 2. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 700.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the Soundbar 700 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The compared models do not have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.

Features

Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. 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

Bose Soundbar 700
Sonos Beam

Model

Soundbar 700
Beam

Brand

Bose
Sonos

Reviews

182
1066

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

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

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
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

97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2
65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
2.8/6.2
Bose Soundbar 700
Sonos Beam
Bose Soundbar 700
Sonos Beam

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5.6
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700
  • 5.6Sonos Beam

The Bose Soundbar 700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 700 price