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Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc
alaScore 98

246 reviews

Sep, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 246 reviews of Sonos Arc. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and bass quality are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. The treble quality and price get less positive views. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity and size.

sound, usability, design, bass quality, reliability

price, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sonos Arc is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sonos Arc review: A solid soundbar for the Dolby Atmos era


The $799 Arc is Sonos' first Dolby Atmos-capable soundbar, fulfilling years of customer requests. Now that it's here, does it deliver? Here's our full review.

Excellent surround sound ; Easy and simple setup ; Decent Dolby Atmos from a single speaker ; Choice of Alexa or Google Assistant

No HDMI inputs ; Not ideal for all music genres

May, 2021

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Sonos Arc review: An upgrade worth the wait


Sonos has finally given us an upgrade to the Playbar, and it's impressive. The Arc has an improved design, modern features and stellar sound. Like the Beam, it only has one HDMI port, which will be an issue for some. However, if you have a TV that...

Stellar sound for music and TV ; Dolby Atmos ; Automatically adjusts to content and additional speakers

A single HDMI input ; Expansion gets pricey quickly ; Sound favors treble at high volumes

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Sonos Arc Review


Large sound field with powerful bass, even without a subwoofer ; Supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant ; Can easily be expanded with satellites and a subwoofer ; Dolby Atmos compatibility with angled tweeters

Expensive ; Only works with pricey Sonos subwoofer

The impressive Sonos Arc takes the best parts of the company's other soundbars and combines them into one Dolby Atmos-compatible package.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Sonos Arc Review: Dolby Atmos in the soundbar we’ve been waiting for


The problem with making things look easy, Sonos has discovered, is that peoples' wish-lists only ever get longer. The new Sonos Arc is a textbook example: on the face of it a simple response to the question "Where's the Sonos Dolby Atmos soundbar?" it...

Excellent audio quality for TV and music ; Handsome design should blend into most decor ; Trueplay auto-tuning takes the pain out of EQ setup ; Sounds even better with easily-added wireless rear speakers

The Dolby Atmos ecosystem is frustratingly patchy ; Only compatible with other speakers running Sonos S2 ; Can't add dedicated overhead speakers for Atmos

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Jake Thauvette (

Sonos Arc Review


The Sonos Arc is a good overall soundbar from 2020. This standalone soundbar can be easily upgraded into the Sonos Arc with Sub + One SL Speakers with the additi...

Great stereo soundstage. Sleek and very well-built design. Room correction feature available on iOS. Low audio latency. Supports Atmos.

Compression artifacts at max volume. No Bluetooth support. No full EQ. No Full HDMI In.

The Sonos Arc is good for mixed use. This premium standalone soundbar offers versatile performance, and you can use its Trueplay room correction feature with compatible iOS devices to optimize audio reproduction based on your room's unique acoustics....

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Jake Thauvette (

Sonos Arc with Sub + One SL Speakers Review


The Sonos Arc with Sub + One SL Speakers is a very good overall soundbar. It sounds well-balanced right out of the box and features a lot of customization tools ...

Excellent surround performance. Supports Atmos content. Very well-balanced sound profile. Room correction feature. Low latency. Dialogue enhancement feature. Sleek and very well-built design. Very wide soundstage.

No full EQ.

The Sonos Arc with Sub + One SL Speakers is great for mixed usage. It offers a neutral, balanced sound profile that's suitable for listening to lots of different audio content, and it has some sound enhancement features so you can customize it to your...

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Michelle Powell (

Sonos Arc Review


For those seeking a premium listening experience from a soundbar, the Sonos Arc is a clear choice, perhaps the choice if you already have a Sonos system in...

Phenomenal music playback, seamless integration with Sonos ecosystem

Huge, expensive, no Bluetooth

For those seeking a premium listening experience from a soundbar, the Sonos Arc is a clear choice, perhaps the choice if you already have a Sonos system in your home. This behemoth of a soundbar leverages Dolby Atmos and room-specific tuning to bounce...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Kate Kozuch (

Sonos Arc review


The Sonos Arc is premium in every sense — with its precise tuning software and Dolby Atmos support, it's the best soundbar for Sonos fans who can afford it.

Attractive, curved design ; Clear vocals and focused sound ; Strong, Sonos-quality bass ; Alexa and Google Assistant built-in ; Meshes with existing Sonos systems

Expensive ; Very large

if you want a premium smart soundbar for a small or mid-size room. It costs less at $499, too. But for serious Sonos fans with whole-home systems, the Arc will prove itself worthwhile.

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Geir Nordby (

Review: Sonos Arc, Sub (Gen 3), 2 X One SL - Sonos' Best Home Theatre Solution Sonos Arc, Sub (Gen 3), 2 x One SL


Sonos' best soundbar, Arc, gets even better with wireless rear speakers and subwoofer. Here you get real home theater sound.

Open and nice sound, with a lot of details. The surround sound with rear speakers is really good, and the subwoofer provides high quality bass. Overall good usability.

The dynamics are never sparkling. TruePlay room correction removes warmth in the sound, and we would like the possibility for different sound choices after correction. The initial setup may take some time.

Sonos Arc is a good soundbar on its owne – and even better with wireless subwoofer and rear speakers! The actual audio signature will be very similar, and if you do not like the slightly slim audio signature of Arc, then it is not certain that the...

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Peter Cao (

Sonos ARC Review: An Upgradeable and Flexible Soundbar with Captivating Sound


If you're in the market for a high-end soundbar, you've likely at least heard of Sonos. I've somehow managed to miss most Sonos products, but I recently got to test the Sonos ARC, the company's top-end, modular soundbar system. It's gorgeous,...

Superb overall sound with realistic Atmos effect ; Simple setup and intuitive app ; Support for Google Assistant and Alexa ; Modularity makes it easy to upgrade and replace components ; Frequent firmware updates for bug fixes and new feature additions

Expensive ; No visual volume indicator (at least on my TV) ; No additional HDMI ports ; Lacks DTS audio codec support

Aug, 2021

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