10 Best Sonos Speakers
The Arc Soundbar is nearly four feet long, and packed with three tweeters, eight woofers and 11 amplifiers. Its Trueplay software adjusts its output according to the acoustics in the room, making it a quick and easy process to optimize this unit’s sound quality.
- Compatible with airplay 2
- Status led self-adjusts brightness
- Ethernet port for a fast connection
Five Gen 3
The Play:5’s successor, the Five Gen 3 , provides the best all-around power in the company’s lineup. You can use it as your primary output for music, movies or any other audio playback, and it has enough bass to get the party pumping without a big subwoofer.
- Six amplifiers and drivers
- Simple touch-sensitive controls
- Analogue line-in jack
Sub Gen 3
For a truly theatrical experience at home, you’ll want to get your hands on the Sub Gen 3 . It’s an impressive complement to your home theater system, and it can also bring new life to music that relies heavily on a good bass response.
- Cabinet does not buzz or rattle
- Performs well even when hidden
- One-button setup
The Outdoor Pair is part of the company’s line of architectural speakers, which were designed in partnership with California company Sonance. Other options from the line are designed for recessed installation, inside your home’s walls and ceilings.
- Can handle freezing temperatures
- Comes with mounting bracket
- Withstands salt spray
The Move Portable is the company’s only offering with Bluetooth compatibility and a built-in battery that can last up to 11 hours on a single charge. It automatically adapts to its environment, so it’ll sound great wherever you take it.
- Ip56 dust and water resistance
- Durable shock-resistant housing
- Convenient handle
One Gen 2
With Alexa integrated into its software, the One Gen 2 is the ideal model for users who are new to the system. It’s easy to branch out from this purchase, adding more units to round out a home theater or fill your house with music.
- Pair two together for stereo sound
- Fast setup with the simple app
- Voice control works for spotify
The One SL offers virtually the same functionality as the One Gen 2, only it doesn’t have a microphone or Alexa built-in, which users who are concerned about privacy may appreciate, though some may miss the convenient control options.
- The company's most-affordable option
- A pair works well with any soundbar
- Suitable for humid environments
Weighing just over six pounds and measuring just under 26 inches wide, the Beam Soundbar won’t perform as well as the Arc, but it’s available for about half the price, and it still makes an excellent choice for small spaces.
- Four full-range woofers
- Five class-d digital amplifiers
- Just one tweeter
Despite the fact that it’s an older model, the Playbar Soundbar continues to provide an excellent, immersive home theater experience that should easily satisfy most user’s needs, and it costs considerably less than the Arc.
- Connects via optical cable
- Easy to set as default tv speaker
- Not compatible with dolby atmos
While the Playbase Soundbar takes up a lot more shelf space than slimmer models designed to sit in front of your TV, it’s also sturdy enough that you can sit your television on top of it without worrying about its stability.
- Supports up to 77 pounds
- 10-speaker array
- Not as immersive as the playbar