Sonos Beam review
The Sonos Beam sound bar is an excellent entry point into the company’s streaming products with voice control being its most winning feature.
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Can you stop saying Alexa in the reviews. We get it, we know how it works.
Only HDMI for sound? WTF
Stop yelling ALEXA during review man… edit it out…
is this worth buying as standalone sound bar, just for small room?
i really like its compact size..
Best connectivity and voice functionality but worst sound from sonos…you can’t do much sound with small drivers
hey wanted some help make a purchase decision.which do you feel is good sound setup for sonos (playbar +2×play1+sub) or (sonos beam + 2*play 5) for a living room 22ft×12ft approx. great work comprehensive reviews.
Hey, great video! I’m really looking at buying one of these to use with our projector. One thing has been bugging me though – If my Macbook is my media centre and I’ve connected that to the projector via HDMI for video, can I simultaneously connect the Macbook to my Beam via Airplay for sound only? Thanks
Beam alone is not enough! So the complaint is unwarranted.
Good review. The first to mention you don’t get the TV On/Off feature with the optical cable set-up. There is no mention of this in the Sonos guff.
Thanks for turning my TV on.
It’s half way through 2018 and CNET still doesn’t realize that yelling “Alexa” over and over is annoying AF?
I thought you guys were supposed to be tech savvy, or at least tech aware.
Thinking about replacing my Sonos 1 with a Beam, would you think that the beam provides better sound then a single Sonos 1?
Nope, happy with my playbar and sub. Returned it and tried to be a cheap mf and bought damn near every other soundbar (Bose 300 with sub open box at Sams for 599$) and still returned them all. Ended up getting a set for the livingroom and bedroom and called it a day. Happy then a mf now…lol
This is ridiculous you did not multi the Alexa control phrase and you just activated my echo around home……
The playbar sounds not great so this is a no go!
How dose it compare to the playbar or playbase?
This is ret@rded.
Your the WORST REVIEWER on CNET!!!
This is ridiculous $400 , goodbye……
work with play:1?
I know it is not for everyone but still way too expensive at $400.
TOP SAYING ALEXA JESSSUSSSSSSS
Kinda lame. LG, Vizio, and Nakamichi soundbars are better.
Do you have to keep saying ‘ALEXA’ in reviews? My alexa has just turned on the TV on three rooms away.