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Sonos Beam (2nd gen)

Sonos Beam (2nd gen)
alaScore 99

51 reviews

Jun, 2022

We have collected and analyzed 28 expert reviews and 23 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 85/100 and users rate it 98/100. The average review date is Oct 18, 2021. We have compared these reviews to 1085616 reviews from other Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 99/100 = Excellent. Last update: Jun 30, 2022.

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Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) review: Improved immersion with Dolby Atmos


The original Sonos Beam was a nearly perfect small-size soundbar for bedrooms. With the addition of Dolby Atmos, the Gen 2 model is even better.

“Dolby Atmos adds a splash of 3D fun to an already excellent soundbar.”

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Review


Big sound field for its size ; Full and crisp sound, from low-mids to highs ; Dolby Atmos audio sounds precise and immersive, even without rear speakers

Not much deep bass without optional (and pricey) subwoofer ; No Bluetooth support ; Trueplay audio tuning only available for iOS

The second-generation Sonos Beam soundbar adds Dolby Atmos support and two more audio processing channels, for an impressive sound field that retains the previous model's compact size.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Sonos Beam (second-gen) review: Atmos(t) a minor upgrade


Without any up-firing speakers, Atmos isn't as effective.

Wider, more expansive sound ; HDMI eARC brings better performance ; Sleeker design than first Beam

No up-facing Atmos speakers ; Doesn’t have automatic Trueplay ; Same acoustic architecture as prior model

The new Sonos Beam is slightly more expensive than the original model and now costs $449, but it comes with upgrades like HDMI eARC, a sleeker design, and support for Dolby Atmos audio.

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Review – Dolby Atmos magic


Sonos' original Beam wowed with just how much home theater audio it packed into its tiny footprint, and now the Beam (Gen 2) is adding Dolby Atmos to the mix. A little more expensive at $449,…

Dolby Atmos support adds extra sense of audio height ; Wider, more immersive soundstage ; Easy setup and minimal footprint in your room ; Sonos' multi-room support still can't be beat

$449 price tag makes it an expensive soundbar ; Falls short of the full Dolby Atmos experience ; No Bluetooth or auto Trueplay tuning

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Jake Thauvette (

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Review


The Sonos Beam Gen 2 is a 5.0 setup that's the upgraded version of the Sonos Beam. It has a similar design to its predecessor, but it comes with Dolby Atmos supp...

Dolby Atmos support. Bass and treble adjustments. Room correction feature (iOS only). Dialogue enhancement feature.

Doesn't get very loud. Lacks low-bass. No graphic EQ.

The Sonos Beam Gen 2 is satisfactory for mixed usage. This 5.0 setup comes with a Trueplay room correction feature that lets iOS users optimize audio reproduction based on their room's acoustics. It supports Dolby Atmos content, and it has a wide,...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Mark Henninger (

Sonos Beam Gen 2 Soundbar Review


Performance Features Ergonomics Value

Both the original Sonos Beam and the company's new Beam Gen 2 soundbar use beamforming, a technology that combines an array of drivers with advanced signal processing, to create an enveloping audio experience without need for multiple speakers. With...

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Geir Nordby (

Review: Sonos Beam (Gen 2) | The Best Of The Small Bars Sonos Beam (Gen 2)


The Sonos Beam was already the best compact soundbar. With Dolby Atmos, the new generation is even better.

Same clear, natural sound as its predecessor, but expanded with Dolby Atmos, which gives more of an impression of grandeur in the soundscape.

Mangler lidt kraft helt på egen hånd. Trådløs subwoofer medfører en kraftig prisstigning.

The latest version of the Sonos Beam is just as compact as its predecessor, but provides an even bigger soundscape thanks to smarter speaker setup and a more powerful processor. And not least because it now supports Dolby Atmos, which gives a better...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Kate Kozuch (

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) review: The best-sounding soundbar for small TVs


The Sonos Beam (Gen 2) soundbar is the latest home-theater product promising the company's signature audio quality for high-fidelity formats and perfectly-tuned entertainment experiences. While the booming Sonos Arc remains the brand's top option for...

Impressive sound for its size 3D audio with support for Dolby Atmos Reliable TruePlay tuning Best option for 55-inch and smaller TVs

More expensive than Beam (Gen 1) Some new formats not available at launch

The Sonos Beam (Gen 2) soundbar delivers sophisticated sound in a small package. A bounty of smart features and listening options make the new Beam an attractive follow-up to the original.

Expert review by : Simon Lucas (

Sonos Beam (2nd Gen) review: impressive Dolby Atmos from a cheap soundbar


The Sonos Beam 2 offers more deft and refined sound than most affordable soundbars, and now brings the bigger audio of Dolby Atmos

Deft, poised and weighty sound ; Expansive and well-defined presentation ; Good control options and app

No HDMI passthrough ; Not the sonic height you might hope for

The Sonos Beam 2 delivers delivers mild but definite improvements on the (outstanding) product it replaces, with performance that defies its dimensions. It’s not quite as emphatically Dolby Atmos-y as might have been hoped, and the lack of HDMI...

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Olivia Tambini (

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) review


The Sonos Beam (Gen 2) is the latest soundbar from multi-room audio giant Sonos, improving on the company's original mini soundbar with virtual Dolby Atmos, HDMI eARC compatibility, and a refreshed design. While it's a little more expensive than the...

Wide soundstage HDMI eARC support Hi-res audio compatibility Compact design Easily upgradeable

Slightly more expensive than the original No upfiring tweeters TruePlay only works with iOS devices

The Sonos Beam (Gen 2) is a great upgrade compared to the original soundbar, coming with Dolby Atmos support, HDMI eARC compatibility, and a refreshed design. Although we weren’t entirely convinced by the virtual Atmos on offer, this soundbar sounds...

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