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Sonos Ray

Sonos Ray
alaScore 98

37 reviews

May, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Sonos Ray. 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. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the bass quality.

price, sound, design, usability, size

bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sonos Ray is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

Sonos Ray soundbar review: The start of something awesome


The Sonos Ray might be smaller and cheaper than its soundbar siblings, but it packs a surprising punch and can become the basis of a great home theater system.

Compact for versatile placement Impressive sound for its size Expandable to a full 5.1 system Easy setup and control

Pricey for a small soundbar Lacks a bit of midrange detail

“Sonos sets the stage for a much more affordable home theater system with the Ray.”

May, 2022

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Sonos Ray Soundbar Review: Great TV Sound on a Budget, Even Better for Music


The $279 Ray is the closest thing yet to a Sonos One speaker in soundbar form, and that's high praise.

Excellent sound for movies and music ; Compact, attractive design ; Simple connection ; Still the best multiroom system

No HDMI ; Some competitors offer wireless subwoofers as well

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Sonos Ray Review


Clean, clear audio with strong dialogue reproduction ; Generates large sound field for its size ; Works with other Sonos speakers in both home theater and multi-room setups

Limited bass response ; Stereo-only imaging ; Limited to optical audio wired connections ; No voice assistant features

The Ray is the smallest, most affordable soundbar that works with any Sonos multi-room system, but it's a bit too pricey for its bass-light performance and relative lack of features.

May, 2022

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Sonos Ray Review: Affordable Soundbar Keeps Things Simple


Sonos is back with a new soundbar, one that makes a few sacrifices to hit a lower price point. Is the Ray worth buying in light of those compromises?

Affordable entry into Sonos home theater ; Very easy setup ; Undoubtedly sounds better than your TV's speakers ; All the advantages of the Sonos ecosystem

No Dolby Atmos ; No microphone for smart speaker use ; Best in sub-300 square foot rooms

May, 2022

Expert review by : Jake Thauvette (

Sonos Ray Review


The Sonos Ray is Sonos' most affordable soundbar to date. Released in 2022, it's an entry-level 2.0 soundbar that you can integrate into your existing Sonos ecos...

Room correction feature with iOS devices. Dialogue enhancement mode. Clear and accurate vocal reproduction.

No Dolby Atmos support. No graphic EQ. No Bluetooth support. Lacks low-bass. No HDMI.

The Sonos Ray is acceptable for mixed usage. It's a simple bar that shines for vocal clarity, making it a solid choice if you want an upgrade over your TV speakers that won't break the bank. As a standalone bar, it fails to provide the rumble in the...

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

Sonos Ray


Sonos's new entry-level soundbar boasts terrific sound for its price, but there's no Dolby Atmos or–worse yet–HDMI ports.

Dynamic, musical sound with solid low-frequency performance ; Compact design ; AirPlay 2 support ; Can be supplemented by–or grouped with–other Sonos speakers

No HDMI ports ; No Atmos or DTS:X support ; No built-in mic for voice assistants

The Sonos Ray sounds terrific given its price, but the lack of HDMI holds this budget-minded soundbar back.

May, 2022

Expert review by : Leslie Shapiro (

Sonos Ray Soundbar Review


Performance Features Ergonomics Value

Sonos always seems to be one step ahead of the competition, coming out with new products before people even realize they need them. That playbook hasn't changed with Sonos Ray, a new budget-friendly soundbar small enough to fit on a shelf or under...

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : Andrew O'Hara (

Sonos Ray review: Finally a capable budget soundbar | AppleInsider


The Sonos Ray is a new budget-friendly offering from the premium audio maker that now has a more affordable soundbar that sits below the Beam and Arc.

Compact design ; Great audio quality ; Clear dialogue ; Ethernet port for connectivity ; AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support ; Expand system with other Sonos devices

Optical is only connection option ; Optional subwoofer is prohibitively expensive

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (

Sonos Ray Soundbar Review


Sonos shows off its audio chops once again with the slim and spry Ray soundbar.

Excellent sound quality ; Rich networking features ; Small and stylish design

No HDMI or Bluetooth ; No included remote ; Not compatible with all TV remotes

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Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Steve Vegvari (iphoneincanada_ca)

Sonos Ray Soundbar Review (2022) | iPhone in Canada Blog


The Sonos Ray provides exceptional audio for those beginning to upgrade their home entertainment centre, though lacks some of the more premium features.

Jun, 2022