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A Review By Comparison of the Bose Solo 5 Tv Soundbar Vs. Sonos Arc

Last updated on Apr 17, 2023   4 minute read
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Reasons why you might like the Sonos Arc

Overall Score 5.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1140 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc
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Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

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Reasons why you might like the Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Overall Score 2.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1390 mm
  • Has An Aux Input

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Sonos Arc Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar
DESIGN width 1,140mm 1,390mm
height 87mm 180mm
weight 6,250g 1,220g
volume 11,525.06cm³ 54,912.06cm³
thickness 116mm 219mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 5only 2only
lowest frequency 47.6hz
highest frequency 19,900hz
CONNECTIVITY has an aux input
has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 1only
has bluetooth
supports wi-fi
hdmi version v2
rj45 ports 1only
has s/pdif out port
EXTRAS hdmi arc / earc
compatible with google assistant
compatible with alexa
has dolby atmos
has airplay
supports dolby digital plus
supports dolby digital
has a dedicated smartphone app
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Width

Sonos Arc 1,140mm
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar 1,390mm

Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar has a width of 1,390mm. A soundbar's width indicates the horizontal dimension of a soundbar, soundbars are often designed to fit the width of TVs or get close.

Sonos Arc, at 1,140mm is smaller in width than the Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar by mm

Height

Sonos Arc 87mm
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar 180mm

Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar measures to a height of 180mm. Height represents the vertical dimension of a soundbar, they are mostly designed as slim as possible to aesthetically complement a space.

The Sonos Arc, at 87mm is shorter than the Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar with a difference -93mm

Weight

Sonos Arc 6,250g
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar 1,220g

The Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar weighs 1,220g. We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter soundbars are easier to carry around the space. Lighter home appliances are advantageous, as it makes their movement easier, and for many other kinds of products.

Sonos Arc, at 6,250g weigh more than the Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar by g. Most of the time a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you want to change the position of the soundbar often, then you should opt to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Volume

Sonos Arc 11,525.06cm³
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar 54,912.06cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space occupied by the product's body or, to keep it simple, the space the soundbar occupies. Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar takes up 54,912.06cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that a soundbar occupies to confirm that it would fit with ease into the space available next to your other gadgets.

Sonos Arc's volume is 11,525.06cm³ meaning it occupies lesser space than the Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar by cm³

Thickness

Sonos Arc 116mm
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar 219mm

The depth of Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar is 219mm, to know the thickness of the soundbar you divide its space occupied by the surface area(length by width)

Sonos Arc has a thickness of 116mm, meaning that it is less thicker than the Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar by -103mm

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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

Sonos Arc 5only
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar 2only

For surround sound channels, you’re going to run across figures in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number defines the number of main speakers, the second number denotes the sum of subwoofers, and the third number if available shows the sum of “height” speakers.

NOTE: "Height" speakers are commonly placed on the ceiling of the space containing the soundbar, but they may as well be upward-firing speakers within the soundbar.

The Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar having a sound output value of 2 indicates that it has 2 main speakers

Well as the Sonos Arc having 5 implies that it has 5 main speakers

Lowest Frequency

Sonos Arc 47.6hz
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Sonos Arc's lowest frequency is at 47.6Hz.

Highest Frequency

Sonos Arc 19,900hz
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

High-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on the way through. Sonos Arc's highest frequency is at 19,900Hz.

Connectivity

Has An Aux Input

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

The Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar has an auxiliary input, this allows you play from external audio devices by connecting them via a simple audio port say a 3.5mm jack.

Has An Hdmi Output

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Sonos Arc has an HDMI output port, soundbars with an HDMI or mini HDMI port can channel high-definition audio.

Hdmi Ports

Sonos Arc 1only
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Sonos Arc has 1 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports imply that you can connect at the same time numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Has Bluetooth

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar has Bluetooth, a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices.

Supports Wi-Fi

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers, and mobile devices .i.e smartphones and wearables to connect and interact with other devices on the internet, the Sonos Arc can connect to Wi-Fi.

Hdmi Version

Sonos Arc v2
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Sonos Arc has an HDMI version of 2, newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

Rj45 Ports

Sonos Arc 1only
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

RJ-45 ports are used for Local Area Network (LAN) connections. With more ports, you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. Sonos Arc has only 1 ports

Has S/Pdif Out Port

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Before you needed to connect an optical cable from your TV to the optical input of an audio device on top of the already connected HDMI cable If you don't want to use your TV's speakers and would rather have everything play through a soundbar, now with ARC you can easily connect all these at a go from a compatible HDMI socket on your TV to an HDMI ARC socket on your soundbar.

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) carries audio over HDMI. ARC is only capable of carrying compressed 5.1 audio, but eARC has higher bandwidth and can carry uncompressed 7.1 audio, as well as formats such as DTS:X and full bitrate Dolby Atmos. It is available on the Sonos Arc

Compatible With Google Assistant

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Sonos Arc is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.

Compatible With Alexa

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Sonos Arc is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.

Has Dolby Atmos

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Sonos Arc has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.

Has Airplay

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screens, videos, and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles, or present your slideshows easily on your device.

Supports Dolby Digital Plus

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen (14) different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for much better sound quality. Sonos Arc supports Dolby digital plus

Supports Dolby Digital

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Sonos Arc supports Dolby Digital meaning that it can deliver up to six (6) different audio channels (sides) for much better sound quality.

Has A Dedicated Smartphone App

Sonos Arc
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the Sonos Arc.

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