Sonos has taken the wraps off its all-new Sonos Beam. When you’re in search of the latest-and-greatest soundbar from the audio firm, there’s so much to love about this new mannequin. You possibly can learn all concerning the 2021 Sonos Beam and its new tips here. However in case you’re hoping the arrival of a brand new mannequin means some reductions to its predecessor, keep proper the place you might be.
Sure, the launch of a brand new Sonos Beam has resulted in some retailers dropping the value of the present mannequin. When you’re not too fussed concerning the adjustments coming to the brand new mannequin, together with the addition of eARC to offer extra bandwidth to spice up audio high quality in your house cinema set-up, then John Lewis has dropped the value of the first-generation Sonos Beam all the way down to £379.
That is a £20 saving on the £399 RRP of the present Sonos Beam. Nonetheless, it is a fairly spectacular £70 low cost in comparison with the value of the brand new 2021 Sonos Beam mannequin, which now begins at £449. Provided that the most recent era soundbar will quickly substitute the present Sonos Beam fashions on retailer cabinets throughout the UK, you will need to cough-up for the brand new pricier mannequin as soon as the remaining inventory of the first-generation Sonos Beam has run out.
John Lewis has already sold-out of the Black color choice for the first-generation Sonos Beam, suggesting that Sonos has been working down inventory ranges for a while forward of the launch of its new mannequin. Retailer Hughes has price-matched John Lewis, dropping the Sonos Beam, in white, all the way down to £379.
Nonetheless, the benefit of shopping for from John Lewis is the excessive avenue retailer provides an additional one-year guarantee to all electronics purchased from its brick-and-mortar or on-line shops. So, whilst you’ll solely get one-year guarantee when shopping for from Sonos itself, you will be lined towards breakages for 2 years with John Lewis.
Sonos Beam is a compact soundbar that brings 3.0Ch sound to your subsequent film night time, reside sports activities fixture, or live performance movie. If you have already got some Sonos-branded wi-fi audio system in the home, these could be paired with the Beam for a encompass sound set-up. And in case you’re not watching the telly, the Sonos Beam can nonetheless stream lossless audio from Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, TiDAL, TuneIn, and dozens extra companies. It additionally has built-in help for Apple AirPlay 2, so you may, ahem, beam music to your soundbar with a brand new faucets from an iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch or iPad.
Sonos Beam additionally comes with Google Assistant and Alexa built-in, so it will probably sit alongside different sensible audio system in your own home and assist you to set timers and reminders, discover out the most recent headlines and climate, and order a takeaway with the right voice command.