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A Review By Comparison of the Bose Tv Speaker Vs. Sonos Arc

Last updated on Apr 17, 2023   5 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
VS
Bose TV Speaker

Bose TV Speaker

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Reasons why you might like the Bose TV Speaker

Overall Score 4.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 594 mm
  • Has An Aux Input

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Sonos Arc Bose TV Speaker
DESIGN width 1,140mm 594mm
height 87mm 55mm
weight 6,250g 1,950g
volume 11,525.06cm³ 3,299.67cm³
thickness 116mm 101mm
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 1only
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v4
supports bluetooth pairing using nfc
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
compatible with siri
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 TV Speaker 594mm

Bose TV Speaker has a width of 594mm. A soundbar's width indicates the horizontal dimension of a soundbar, soundbars are often designed to match the width of television sets or get close.

The Sonos Arc, at 1,140mm is narrower than the Bose TV Speaker with a difference mm

Height

Sonos Arc 87mm
Bose TV Speaker 55mm

Bose TV Speaker measures to a height of 55mm. The height represents the vertical measurement of a soundbar, soundbars are often designed as thin as possible to aesthetically complement a space.

The Sonos Arc, at 87mm is longer in height than the Bose TV Speaker by 32mm

Weight

Sonos Arc 6,250g
Bose TV Speaker 1,950g

The Bose TV Speaker weighs 1,950g. We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to shift around the space. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes their movement easier, even say for many other types of products.

The Sonos Arc, at 6,250g weigh more than the Bose TV Speaker with a difference g. Often a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you will need to change the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should try to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Volume

Sonos Arc 11,525.06cm³
Bose TV Speaker 3,299.67cm³

The quantity of three-dimensional space occupied by the soundbar or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies. Bose TV Speaker takes up 3,299.67cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that the soundbar occupies just so as to confirm that it would fit with ease into the available space .

Sonos Arc's volume is 11,525.06cm³ meaning it requires lesser space than the Bose TV Speaker by cm³

Thickness

Sonos Arc 116mm
Bose TV Speaker 101mm

The depth of Bose TV Speaker is 101mm, to know the thickness of the soundbar you divide its space occupied by the soundbar's surface area(length by width)

Sonos Arc has a thickness of 116mm, meaning that it is thicker than the Bose TV Speaker by 15mm

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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

Sonos Arc 5only
Bose TV Speaker 2only

For surround sound channels, you'll come across figures in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number shows the total of main speakers, the second number defines the number of subwoofers, and the third number if available shows the number of “height” speakers.

NOTE: "Height" speakers are most times placed on the ceiling of the space that has the soundbar, but they may also just be upward-firing speakers within the soundbar.

Bose TV Speaker having a sound output value of 2 indicates that it has 2 main speakers

And the Sonos Arc having 5 indicates that it has 5 main speakers

Lowest Frequency

Sonos Arc 47.6hz
Bose TV Speaker

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 while at it. Sonos Arc's lowest frequency is at 47.6Hz.

Highest Frequency

Sonos Arc 19,900hz
Bose TV Speaker

High-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device 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 TV Speaker

Bose TV Speaker has an auxiliary input, an aux input enables you to play from external audio devices by channeling them through a simple audio connection say a 3.5mm jack.

Has An Hdmi Output

Sonos Arc
Bose TV Speaker

The Bose TV Speaker has an HDMI output port, soundbars with an HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high-definition audio.

Sonos Arc too has a High-Definition Multimedia Interface port through which it sends "feed" audio into inputs of other digital devices, which can process these signals.

Hdmi Ports

Sonos Arc 1only
Bose TV Speaker 1only

Bose TV Speaker has 1 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports mean that you can connect at the same time numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Sonos Arc has 1 HDMI ports, meaning both devices have an equal number of ports

Has Bluetooth

Sonos Arc
Bose TV Speaker

Bose TV Speaker supports Bluetooth, a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices.

Bluetooth Version

Sonos Arc
Bose TV Speaker v4

Bose TV Speaker has a Bluetooth version of 4

Supports Bluetooth Pairing Using Nfc

Sonos Arc
Bose TV Speaker

Bose TV Speaker supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Supports Wi-Fi

Sonos Arc
Bose TV Speaker

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 TV Speaker

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 TV Speaker

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 TV Speaker

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

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

Sonos Arc
Bose TV Speaker

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 TV Speaker

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 TV Speaker

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.

Compatible With Siri

Sonos Arc
Bose TV Speaker

Bose TV Speaker is compatible with Apple's Siri voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Apple HomeKit-compatible devices.

Has Dolby Atmos

Sonos Arc
Bose TV Speaker

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 TV Speaker

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 TV Speaker

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. Bose TV Speaker supports Dolby digital plus

Sonos Arc supports Dolby digital plus as well.

Supports Dolby Digital

Sonos Arc
Bose TV Speaker

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

Sonos Arc too supports Dolby digital.

Has A Dedicated Smartphone App

Sonos Arc
Bose TV Speaker

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

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