Sonos is an electronics company which was founded in 2002. Sonos manufactures very good quality smart speakers and soundbars. This company currently offers seven products: four smart speakers, two sound bars, a soundbase, and a subwoofer. Sonos headquarters is situated in Santa Barbara, California. The first store was opened in New York and currently offers its product in more than 60 countries.
Comparison in features
The Beam soundbar is specially designed to fit neatly either on furniture on on the wall which is possible due to its small size ( 25.6 inches ). It has five linear far-field microphone which provides multi-channel echo cancellation which can also hear you if the audio is playing.
It has 3 ports – power, Ethernet, and HDMI – ARC port. You can connect this speaker from the T.V with the help of HDMI cable. Another option which can be used is Optical Audio Adapter which can be connected through the T.V’s optical audio port. You can pair Beam with your T.V remote.
The Beam has an Amazon Alexa voice control means you can control your TV with the help of your voice. You can also add more speakers to fill every room of your home with sound. It has also a night sound feature which can give you access to enjoy late night TV without disturbing other members of the house. You can control Beam with your voice, the Sonos app, Airplay or any music app.
Sonos Play 5
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The Beam has slimmer and more refined design than the Play 5. The beam can be connected through HDMI and Play 5 can be connected through WIFI. The sound quality of Play 5 is a little better than the Beam, but the Sonos Beam has built-in Alexa and controlled with the voice, and can be connected through TV
You can not connect Play 5 through the TV, but when its come to features, the Beam has a lot more than the Play 5.