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Sonos Arc Review

Last updated on Apr 17, 2023   3 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

The Sonos Arc is a premium soundbar that offers a powerful and immersive home theater experience as it uses Dolby Atmos technology to create a virtual surround sound experience, bouncing sound off walls and ceilings.

Sonos Arc soundbar delivers clear, detailed audio, with clear dialogue, rich mid-tones, and crisp highs, it's easy to set up, connecting directly to your TV via HDMI, and also has built-in microphones for voice control using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

The Arc integrates seamlessly with your existing Sonos system for multi-room listening but, it doesn't have dedicated rear speakers, which may not be ideal for those seeking accurate surround sound.

Sonos Arc Review In Detail

Design

Width

Sonos Arc 1,140mm

Sonos Arc has a width of 1,140mm. The width indicates the horizontal dimension of a device, soundbars are sometimes designed to fit the width of TVs or get close.

Height

Sonos Arc 87mm

Sonos Arc has a height of 87mm. The height represents the vertical measurement of a soundbar, they are usually designed as thin as it can be to aesthetically fit in a space.

Weight

Sonos Arc 6,250g

Sonos Arc weighs 6,250g. We consider a lower weight better because lighter soundbars are easier to carry around the space. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes their movement easier, even say for many other kinds of products.

Volume

Sonos Arc 11,525.06cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the soundbar or, to keep it simple, the space the soundbar occupies. Sonos Arc takes up 11,525.06cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that the soundbar occupies to ensure that it would fit with ease into the available space next to your other gadgets.

Thickness

Sonos Arc 116mm

The depth of Sonos Arc is 116mm, to know the thickness of a device you divide its space occupied by the surface area(length by width)

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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

Sonos Arc 5only

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

NOTE: "Height" speakers are commonly placed on the ceiling of the room containing the soundbar, but they may as well be upward-facing speakers inside the soundbar itself.

The Sonos Arc having a sound output value of 5 means that it has 5 main speakers

Lowest Frequency

Sonos Arc 47.6Hz

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

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 Hdmi Output

Sonos Arc

The Sonos Arc has an HDMI output port, soundbars with an HDMI port can channel HD audio.

Hdmi Ports

Sonos Arc 1only

Sonos Arc has 1 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Supports Wi-Fi

Sonos Arc

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

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

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

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

Sonos Arc

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 Arc

Compatible With Google Assistant

Sonos Arc

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

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

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

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

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

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

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