Sonos, the leader in multi-room audio pioneer, has been making soundbars for a few years now. Although renewed for solid sound quality and seamless integration with endless streaming services and its stellar app, their soundbars have two limitations — no HDMI, and a steep $699 starting price.
The company’s new Beam soundbar addresses both of those common gripes. It’s much smaller than Sonos’ other soundbars, but offers HDMI connectivity and a more reasonable $399 pricetag. Sonos promises that sounds quality will be on par with the rest of its audio lineup, but at Beam’s price point even non-audiophiles who want to step up their home theater audio will be able to consider it.
Like the Sonos One, Beam will even have Amazon Alexa support built-in, along with support for other voice assistant technologies in the near future. And of course, it’ll play well with the rest of Sonos’ speaker models.
If you’ve looked at PlayBar, or the PlayBase, but were deterred by the price, the new Sonos Beam is worth a closer look.