Sonos Beam – The Smart and Affordable Soundbar
Sonos Beam Review: An Excellent Alexa Soundbar
For those who want to add enhanced sound experience to their TV, options had been somewhat expensive with SonosPlayBar and Bose Soundtouch both priced well over $600. That is all set to change with the new #Sonos Beam – The smart and affordable soundbar.
Sonos Beam: Compact $399 soundbar with Alexa, ears-on
Sonos beam is priced at $399 at Amazon and comes with all the intelligence of PlayOne and form that is smaller than PlayBar. Sonos Beam fits comfortably in front of the TV or can be mounted on the wall. While looks and form are both impressive and minimalistic, what we want to look at is sound quality and ease of use.
Sonos is well known for it sound quality. The Beam takes a step further into future by going remote-less and voice controlled. Smart features of Sonos beam include full integration with built-in Alexa – the Amazon #virtual assistant. Full integration with Alexa means, you can control any device that supports Alexa
(like Amazon FireTV) with voice control through Sonos Beam.
The Beam features four full-range woofers, a tweeter mounted at the center and three passive bass radiators along with the microphone array to pick up voice commands for Alexa. For those who wish to compare Sonos Beam vs Bose, the bass is just perfect – well, like the Bose but about $200 cheaper. The Beam is compatible with AirPlay which means you can control the soundtracks with Siri besides Alexa.
Sonos has designed Beam to be not just a soundbar for your TV but a complete single #piece sound solution for TV, Music and for instructing Alexa. The Beam can be used to enhance the sound output of your TV, play music from your Apple devices using AirPlay, control Amazon music with Alexa and hundreds of #streaming services with Sonos App.
Installation is super quick and all you need on your TV is #HDMI ARC port to control the TV with Alexa. Connect the Sonos Beam to power and your #TVs HDMI ARC port, install the Sonos app and there you are, awaiting an enthralling moment with Beam’s super crisp and captivating sound. Sonosobsession with the design and sound can be clearly the Beam – the company’s flagship compact soundbar.
The Sonos Beam is releasing on 17th July and pre-orders are now open on #Amazon.com. Get one for your living room and connect a subwoofer and a pair of rear speakers for a #wireless home theater experience.
Review: Sonos Beam is the perfect smart soundbar for bedrooms and apartments
As of 2017, the capabilities and usage of virtual assistants are expanding rapidly, with new products entering the market and a strong emphasis on voice user interfaces. An online poll in May 2017 found the most widely used in the US were Apple’s Siri (34%), Google Assistant (19%), Amazon Alexa (6%), and Microsoft Cortana (4%). Apple and Google have large installed bases of users on smartphones. Microsoft has a large installed base of Windows-based personal computers, smartphones and smart speakers. Alexa has a large install base for smart speakers.