Sonos Beam (Gen 2)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Majority Bowfell TV Sound BarSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 2.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Sonos Beam (Gen 2)
|Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar
|number of channels of sound output
|has an aux input
|has an hdmi output
|has s/pdif out port
|hdmi arc / earc
|compatible with google assistant
|compatible with alexa
|has dolby atmos
|supports dolby digital plus
|supports dolby digital
|has a dedicated smartphone app
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Sonos Beam (Gen 2) has a width of 651mm. 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 Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar, at 388mm is narrower than the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) by 263mm
The Sonos Beam (Gen 2) has a height of 69mm. Height represents the vertical measurement of a soundbar, they are usually designed to be as slim as possible to aesthetically fit in a space.
The Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar, at 54mm is shorter than the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) with a difference -15mm
Sonos Beam (Gen 2) weighs 2,880g. We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to shift around the space.
Lighter home appliances are advantageous, as it makes their movement easier, even say for many other kinds of products.
The Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar, at 1,500g is lighter than the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) 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 after some time, then you should try to purchase a less heavy soundbar.
The quantity of three-dimensional space occupied by the product's body or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies. Sonos Beam (Gen 2) occupies 4,491.9cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that the soundbar takes up to ensure that it would fit with ease into the space available next to your other gadgets.
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar's volume is 1,508.54cm³ meaning it occupies lesser space than the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) by cm³
The thickness of Sonos Beam (Gen 2) is 100mm, to know the thickness of the soundbar you divide its volume by the soundbar's surface area(length by width)
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar has a thickness of 72mm, meaning that it is less thicker than the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) with a difference of -28mm
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 represents the sum of main speakers, the second number shows the total of subwoofers, and the third number if available represents the total of “height” speakers.
NOTE: "Height" speakers are usually placed on the ceiling of the space containing the soundbar, but they may as well be upward-facing speakers within the soundbar itself.
The Sonos Beam (Gen 2) having a sound output value of 5 implies that it has 5 main speakers
And the Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar having 2.1 indicates that it has 2 main speakers and 1 subwoofer
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar supports AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It transfers 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar has an auxiliary input, an aux input allows you to play from external audio devices by channeling them via a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack.
The Sonos Beam (Gen 2) has an HDMI output port, devices with an HDMI or mini HDMI port can connect HD audio.
Sonos Beam (Gen 2) 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.
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar has Bluetooth, a wireless technology that allows you to seamlessly transfer data between different compatible devices.
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 Beam (Gen 2) can connect to Wi-Fi.
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 Beam (Gen 2) has only 1 ports
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
The Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar and the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) have S/PDIF out ports
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 to play all audio 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 Beam (Gen 2)
Sonos Beam (Gen 2) is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.
Sonos Beam (Gen 2) is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Sonos Beam (Gen 2) has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.
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.
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 Beam (Gen 2) supports Dolby digital plus
Sonos Beam (Gen 2) supports Dolby Digital meaning that it can deliver up to six (6) different audio channels (sides) for much better sound quality.
There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the Sonos Beam (Gen 2).