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Sonos Arc

"The Sonos Arc is premium in every sense — with its precise tuning software and Dolby Atmos support, it’s the best soundbar for Sonos fans that can afford it."
As posted by tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Excellent sound for everything from Dolby Atmos movies to jazz piano
  • All-in-one unit doesn't need a subwoofer
  • Dolby Atmos, TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus
  • Sleek and very well-built design
  • Exceptional audio quality
  • Smart features

Cons

  • No Bluetooth streaming
  • Only one HDMI port
  • No support for any DTS codecs

Product Details

Date First Available:
May 12, 2020

Overall Rating

88.7%
The overall rating was calculated based on 7751 customer and expert reviews from 42 review sites and 3 stores.
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Expert Reviews

If you're looking for a soundbar with voice assistants, multiroom music and other features, the Arc will float your boat.

Read more on cnet.com

Pros

  • Excellent sound for everything from Dolby Atmos movies to jazz piano
  • All-in-one unit doesn't need a subwoofer
  • Feature-packed including voice assistant and multiroom music

Cons

  • Single HMDI eARC port limits Atmos
  • More expensive than other single-bar competitors
  • No Bluetooth streaming

Simple to set up, lovely to live with and supremely capable, the Sonos Arc is a soundbar of rare quality

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Convincing Dolby Atmos
  • Dynamic, detailed and weighty
  • All of the usual Sonos smarts

Cons

  • Music could be better projected
  • Heavily reliant on your TV’s specs

Pros

  • Dolby Atmos, TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus
  • Discrete all-in-one soundbar
  • Amazing surround sound and music playback

Cons

  • Doesn’t suit every room
  • Trueplay Tuning is iOS only
  • Smart assistant integration limited

The Sonos Arc is good for mixed use. It has a neutral, although slightly bright sound profile that's suitable for most audio content. It can reproduce clear and accurate dialogue, it can get loud, and it supports Atmos content, which is nice if you want a more immersive audio experience while watching movies. However, it lacks a bit of low-bass, and there are compression artifacts at max volume.

Read more on rtings.com

Pros

  • Sleek and very well-built design.
  • Supports Atmos.
  • Great stereo soundstage.

Cons

  • Compression artifacts at max volume.
  • No full EQ.

The Sonos Arc is a great soundbar, but it would be even better if it had two HDMI ports to get around the limitations of TVs that lack eARC support.

Read more on techhive.com

Pros

  • Exceptional audio quality for the price
  • Can be expanded with a wireless subwoofer and surround speakers
  • Your choice of Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant
  • Best-in-class multi-room audio features (plus support for AirPlay 2)

Cons

  • Relies too heavily on the capabilities of the TV it will be connected to
  • Only one HDMI port
  • No support for any DTS codecs

The $799 Arc is Sonos' first Dolby Atmos-capable soundbar, fulfilling years of customer requests. Now that it's here, does it deliver? Here's our full review.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

  • Excellent surround sound
  • Easy and simple setup
  • Decent Dolby Atmos from a single speaker
  • Choice of Alexa or Google Assistant

Cons

  • No HDMI inputs
  • Not ideal for all music genres

The Sonos Arc ($799) is premium in every sense — with its precise tuning software and Dolby Atmos support, it’s the best soundbar for Sonos fans that can afford it.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Attractive, curved design
  • Clear vocals and focused sound
  • Strong, Sonos-quality bass
  • Alexa and Google Assistant built-in
  • Meshes with existing Sonos systems

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Very large

With Dolby Atmos support and various smart features like eARC, the Sonos Arc is the premium soundbar to beat

Read more on techadvisor.com

Pros

  • Incredibly spacious sound
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Slick user experience
  • Smart features

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No HDMI pass-through

The latest home theater speaker from Sonos sounds better than almost any soundbar you can buy. Plus, it has major smarts.

Read more on wired.com

Want to boost the cinematic credentials of one of the best soundbars? Find out if it's worth upgrading to a Sonos Arc Surround Sound Package.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Surround sound speakers make audio more immersive
  • Sub adds cinematic levels of bass
  • TruePlay makes everything work beautifully

Cons

  • Sub is very expensive

For those seeking the most premium listening experience you can get from a soundbar, the Sonos Arc is the clear choice. This behemoth of a soundbar leverages Dolby Atmos and room-specific tuning to bounce sound off of the walls and create an impressively realistic surround-sound experience. That experience is made all the better by field-leading bass power and impressive overall clarity. To boot it easily nestles into the Sonos ecosystem, allowing you to dot speakers around your home, or to add more speakers to your living room to create a true surround-sound system.

Read more on techgearlab.com

Sonos Arc: Superbly composed and balanced sound but the Arc is hamstrung by its lack of inputs

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Great sound quality
  • Easy to use and set up
  • Google Assistant and Alexa support

Cons

  • Slightly bright sound
  • Only one HDMI connection

The Sonos Arc delivers five-star spatial sound, but it's not replacement for a true Dolby Atmos surround system on its own, and there are some lacking features

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Fantastic tall, wide Dolby Atmos audio
  • Excellent with music too
  • Great streaming and smart features

Cons

  • Just one HDMI port
  • Can't match a full surround Atmos system
  • Adding a sub is so expensive

Simple to set up, lovely to live with and supremely capable, the Sonos Arc is a soundbar of rare quality

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Convincing Dolby Atmos
  • Dynamic, detailed and weighty
  • All of the usual Sonos smarts

Cons

  • Music could be better projected
  • Heavily reliant on your TV’s specs

One of the best soundbars you can buy — if your TV supports Dolby Atmos

Read more on theverge.com

Pros

  • Excellent, powerful, immersive sound
  • Works well as a music speaker, too
  • eARC means it’s future-proofed

Cons

  • Some TVs can’t pass Atmos over ARC, and there’s no HDMI passthrough
  • Surround sound might not work well in large rooms
  • Trueplay tuning available only on iPhone and iPad

The Sonos Arc delivers five-star spatial sound, but it's not replacement for a true Dolby Atmos surround system on its own, and there are some lacking features

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Fantastic tall, wide Dolby Atmos audio
  • Excellent with music too
  • Great streaming and smart features

Cons

  • Just one HDMI port
  • Can't match a full surround Atmos system
  • Adding a sub is so expensive

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