The Sonos Beam (Gen 2) is a brand-new soundbar that you can use to make any TV sound great. With an advanced 3.0-channel speaker array, it’s the only soundbar that plays Dolby Atmos without the need for any other equipment.
Set up is easy, and it works with your favorite streaming services, so you get the best entertainment experience in every room of your home—including places where.
The Sonos Beam is just as powerful as the Arc, but it’s half the price. This speaker has all of the same features, including voice control. It may be best suited for someone who doesn’t have a ton of extra space in their home or apartment.
Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Review
Works with Alexa or Google Assistant
Imagine an awesome thing. Now imagine that awesome thing, but this time with the best sound of any smart TV. You’re imagining the Sonos Beam.
Sound is everything, and with the Sonos Beam, you’ve got the power to command your TV by voice using Alexa or Google Assistant. So now you can control what’s playing on your TV with just the power of your voice!
Compatible with other Sonos speakers and subwoofer
The Sonos Beam (Gen 2) is a compact soundbar that can be paired with other Sonos speakers and subwoofer to create a more immersive home theater experience. The Beam (Gen 2) has an impressive 5.1.2 surround sound that can be managed via the Sonos app on your smartphone or tablet.
Dolby Atmos virtual surround sound
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology which is used by the film industry to create audio. Dolby Atmos relies on audio objects instead of channels or fixed points, for example, when an object moves from the left channel to the right channel.
Dolby Atmos is a technology that allows sound to move around the listener in all directions. This means that the same sound can come from different places within the room, making it feel like you are inside of an experience.
The Sonos Beam has Dolby Atmos built-in, so you can get the perfect sound, movie, or song for any situation. With Beam, you can live in the story with crisp dialogue and astonishingly clear sound.
Sonos Beam vs Sonos Beam (Gen 2)
For the most part, the Beam is still similar to its original generation. The new one has a few of the older features and a couple of new great ones like Atmos sound and Hi-res audio.
Sonos Beam 2 is pricier than Beam, though, and there’s now similarly specc’d competition that hits more affordable price points.
Sonos Beam (Gen 2) will be the first device to offer Dolby Atmos sound that will deliver a more spacious and taller performance. With the proliferation of Atmos content, this will give Sonos the edge over other AV equipment.
Sonos Beam 2 Price
The new Beam 2 replaces it and comes with a more expensive price tag of £449 / $449 / €499 / AUD$699. It’s £50/$50/€50 more expensive in the UK, US and Europe, while Australia gets a big price hike of $100.