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Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3
alaScore 97

20 reviews

Nov, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the treble quality and price are on the whole positive. The usability and design also get good views. Some have doubts about the soundstage and bass quality.

sound, design, usability, price, treble quality

bass quality, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 review: Home theater power bar


Capable of blisteringly loud and precise sound, the Panorama 3 is missing many features found on Dolby Atmos soundbars at the same price.

Exceptionally powerful Elegant design Amazon Alexa built-in Hi-res audio compatibility Strong low-end bass Stirring performances for movies

Not expandable No HDMI inputs No room correction No height channel adjustments

“The Panorama 3 is a visceral performer with a few missing features.”

May, 2022

Expert review by : Jake Thauvette (

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Review


The Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 is a 2022 release, and it's the first Dolby Atmos soundbar available from the manufacturer. It's a standalone bar with thirteen i...

Built-in Alexa support. Bass and treble adjustments. Gets loud.

Soundstage isn't very wide. Disappointing Atmos performance. No dialogue enhancement mode. Lacks low-bass.

The Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 is fair for mixed usage. It's a premium-looking standalone bar that offers Dolby Atmos support, but unfortunately, it doesn't sound as good as it looks. Its default sound is dark and muddy due to its recessed treble and...

May, 2022

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3


B&W's first Dolby Atmos soundbar packs in a bevy of high-end features, but you can't boost its iffy bass with a subwoofer.

Wide but low-profile design ; AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth with atpX Adaptive support ; Built-in Alexa ; Dynamic, exciting sound

Built-in woofers supply adequate but not deep bass ; Can’t be upgraded with a subwoofer or surround speakers ; Bare minimum of audio adjustments ; No DTS decoder

The all-in-one Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 is simple to use and packs high-end features, but at $1,000, its inability to be upgraded is a tough pill to swallow.

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : June Wan (

Bowers and Wilkins Panorama 3 review: Competitive soundbar with Dolby Atmos


Bowers and Wilkins is synonymous with studio-grade loudspeakers and audio systems used by industry professionals, including the sound engineers behind Marvel's Avengers. Most notably, it's the brand of choice within Abbey Road Studios, the home of...

Sleek and minimal design Dolby Atmos spatial audio Capacitive touch screen controls 13 speaker drivers produce a rich sound HDMI eARC future-proofs the soundbar

App pairing process can be quicker 3.1.2 channel benefits smaller rooms than large Volume control can be more intuitive

Overall, the Bowers and Wilkins Panorama 3 is an exceptionally well-designed soundbar, with all the wireless chaps that a cord-cutter would need. At $999, it's the first Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar from the company and carries an array of speakers...

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Geir Nordby (

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Review - Thin and uninspiring


Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 is designed to be an easy upgrade for TV sound. Unfortunately, the sound is rather tame.

The B&W soundbar is both placement-friendly and easy to set up via mobile. Sound is relatively clear and open with clear voice reproduction.

Panorama 3 has a thin acoustic character and does not provide a particularly great surround feeling. There is also no option for an active subwoofer.

Based on the technical specifications and not least the manufacturer, we had pretty high expectations for Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3. Unfortunately, we don’t think that the audio experience lives up to expectations – especially considering the...

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Simon Lucas (

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3


By some distance, Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 is its most affordable soundbar to date and its first true Dolby Atmos model to boot. The market for chunky, multichannel soundbars has grown exponentially since the company's original Panorama launched in...

Lively, muscular and expansive movie sound Properly accomplished with music Useful touch controls and app

Dolby Atmos effect not as pronounced as some Close rivals cost less

The price may be high, but the Panorama 3 is one of the best soundbars we've heard with movies, and makes a great-sounding music system too.

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Kob Monney (

Bowers and Wilkins Panorama 3


Bowers & Wilkins' entry into the Atmos fray with the Panorama 3 is a largely impressive one, delivering naturalism with films, TV and music

Impressively detailed and spacious performance ; Sharp and clear delivery of music ; Sleek, slim looks ; Slick Music companion app

Lacks consistency with dialogue ; No DTS support ; No HDMI inputs ; No upgrade path for adding speakers

Bowers & Wilkins’ entry into the Atmos fray with the Panorama 3 is a largely impressive effort, delivering plenty of naturalism with films, TV and music. It has its faults, lacks a few features that home cinema enthusiasts would enjoy, and it can be...

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : SIMON LUCAS (

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama3 review


The Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 finally fills in what has been, relatively speaking, a Bowers & Wilkins blind spot. Where wireless speakers, headphones and, of course, traditional loudspeakers are concerned, the company's reputation is basically...

Full-blooded, confident and absorbing movie sound Dextrous and convincing with music Ample control options

Doesn’t quite scale the Dolby Atmos heights No wireless surround option No HDMI passthrough

The Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 has much more than most soundbars to recommend it, but you'll need to temper your Dolby Atmos expectations slightly. It delivers all the scale and punch you could want from a one-box soundbar, and is the best bar for...

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Simon Lucas (

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 review


The Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 is a big, fairly expensive Dolby Atmos soundbar that the company has designed to beat the Sonos Arc on at its own game. To help Bowers & Wilkins achieve its aims, the new soundbar has a lot of speaker drivers, a lot of...

Full-scale, precise and engrossing sound with movies Genuinely adept with music Nice selection of control options

Dolby Atmos could be more effective Waiting for multi-room capability Fierce competition

The Panorama 3 is the best soundbar Bowers & Wilkins has made so far, and by extension among the best soundbars you can buy.

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B&W Panorama 3 review


The Panorama 3, the first Dolby Atmos soundbar from historic audio brand Bowers & Wilkins, confidently strives to simplify immersive home cinema, providing no settings, room calibration or sound modes to tweak beyond a basic two-band EQ and, of course,...

Sleek low profile design Weighty bottom end Self-contained

Voices lack clarity Not a particularly expansive soundstage Tonally inconsistent

The Panorama 3 has a room-filling sound with an impressive low end, but overall it’s a touch uneven, with dialogue that lacks clarity and sparkle