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Sonos Beam Review

Sonos Beam Review

Posted   06.27.18
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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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If you’ve been tempted to get into Sonos, but weren’t sure where to start, the Beam is for you. Not only is it a relatively affordable, solid speaker in its own right, it is a capable soundbar and Alexa assistant rolled into one. For serious movie buffs, you might want to consider the Playbase or Playbar depending on your needs. Either way, the Beam shows that Sonos is thinking beyond music, and how it can fit into every aspect of the modern home.

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Pros
  • Excellent overall sound
  • HDMI port for TV control
  • AirPlay 2 support
  • Reasonably priced
Cons
  • Sound is less impactful in bigger rooms
  • No support for other smart assistants (yet)
  • No auxiliary input

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Type
Soundbar
Wireless capable
Yes
Type
Wireless capable
Soundbar
Yes

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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85
 

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100
Kevin
Even for the price I would definitely say its something worth buying.
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