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Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc
alaScore 99

248 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 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. Reviewers really like the reliability and bass quality. The design and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the treble quality and price. The connectivity and size get mixed reviews.

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 99/100 = 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 : Ty Pendlebury (

Sonos Arc review: The all-in-one Atmos soundbar to beat


As great as the new Arc sounds, it's not without its caveats. If you're hungering for a soundbar that can do Dolby Atmos, the Sonos' reliance on a single HDMI port means you may need a brand-spanking new TV and even a new set-top box such as the Apple...

Excellent sound for everything from Dolby Atmos movies to jazz piano All-in-one unit doesn't need a subwoofer Feature-packed including voice assistant and multiroom music

Single HMDI eARC port limits Atmos More expensive than other single-bar competitors No Bluetooth streaming

The Sonos Arc is now the company's most expensive product, but it offers sound quality and convenience that none of the other Sonos soundbars can match. While the Arc may not be worth the upgrade from the Playbase (which also had great bass) it's worth...

Jan, 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, Becca Fischer, and Yannick Khong (

Sonos Arc Soundbar Review


The Sonos Arc is the manufacturer's flagship soundbar released in 2020. It's a smart soundbar with built-in voice assistant capabilities designed for easy integration into your living room. Support for multi-channel audio formats like Dolby Atmos and...

Sleek and very well-built design. Supports Atmos. Great stereo soundstage.

Compression artifacts at max volume. No full EQ.

The Sonos Arc is good for mixed usage. It's a premium standalone bar suitable for everything from music to movies to TV shows. Right out of the box, dialogue is clear and accurate, and instruments are reproduced with fidelity. It also supports many...

Dec, 2023

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 : Dominic Preston (

Sonos Arc review: More than you need, exactly what you want


The Sonos Arc is excellent, if expensive — but are you better off waiting for the Arc (Gen 2)?

Sleek, modern design ; Dolby Atmos support ; Fantastic sound quality

Limited connectivity options ; The Beam (Gen 2) is almost as good and half the price

This depends on a couple of things. Is your living room pretty big, and are you happy to invest a lot in the best possible sound? If the answer to both is ‘yes,’ then the Arc makes a lot of sense. It’s pricey for Sonos but delivers better sound and...

Apr, 2024

Expert review by : Tyler Hayes (

Sonos Arc soundbar review: An all-in-one Dolby Atmos speaker with killer sound and lots of smart features


the Sonos Arc is aimed squarely at customers who want premium sound without the extra hassle of an AV receiver or the clutter that comes with a multi-speaker setup. At this price, the Arc isn't an impulse buy but the soundbar's performance justifies...

Impressive Dolby Atmos performance from an all-in-one unit Alexa and Google Assistant voice control Supports all the standard Sonos wireless speaker features

Might be too long for some TV stands Doesn't include a separate subwoofer Doesn't support DTS:X

For buyers that want a convenient all-in-one home theater system, the Sonos Arc is a tremendously impressive soundbar. If you've invested in a TV or media player that supports Dolby Atmos, and you have access to streaming services or Blu-ray discs that...

Aug, 2023

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

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