Sonos Beam Gen 2 vs Sonos Beam Gen 1: which is better?

Our love of the Sonos Beam is far from a secret. It’s been a worthy winner in its What Hi-Fi Awards category three years in a row, impressing with the quality of its sound, diminutive design and aggressive price tag.

Given its tried and tested prowess, it’s no wonder that the official announcement of its successor and direct replacement, the Sonos Beam Gen 2, has caused quite the stir.

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Sound and Vision: Sonos Beam 2 shows not all Atmos bars are equal
Sonos Beam Gen 2

OPINION: Sonos has announced a sequel to its popular compact Beam soundbar, and the headline statement is that it supports Read more

Sonos Beam Gen 2 vs Sonos Beam: how does the new Dolby Atmos Sonos soundbar compare?
Sonos Beam (Gen 2)

We pit the Dolby Atmos-toting, eARC-wielding new Sonos soundbar against its predecessor Our love of the Sonos Beam is far Read more

Sonos Beam (2nd gen) vs Sonos Beam (1st gen): What’s the difference?
Sonos Beam (2nd gen) vs Sonos Beam (1st gen)

Sonos announced a second generation of its compact soundbar - Beam - in September 2021. The latest model offers a Read more

New Sonos Beam brings Dolby Atmos to smaller spaces
Sonos Beam (Gen 2)

Sonos has just announced its second-generation Beam soundbar for small to medium-sized TV rooms. The newest version looks almost identical Read more

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) adds Dolby Atmos and HDMI eARC support
Sonos Beam (Gen 2)

Sonos has revealed its newest soundbar, with the next-generation Beam (Gen 2) keeping the compact footprint but adding Dolby Atmos Read more

New Sonos Beam adds Dolby Atmos audio to its tiny design
Sonos Beam

Heads up AV enthusiasts – there’s a new Sonos soundbar on the block. The Sonos Beam has been one of Read more

The Sonos Beam Gen 2 is a Dolby Atmos version of the brilliant original Beam soundbar
Sonos Beam Gen 2

Sonos has announced a next-generation version of the What Hi-Fi? Award-winning Sonos Beam. The big news is that the Beam Read more

Meet the new Sonos Beam (Gen 2), now featuring Dolby Atmos support
Sonos Beam

2018 feels a long time ago but that was the year the Sonos Beam arrived. In the four years since, Read more

‘Hey Sonos’ could be next voice assistant to hit smart speakers
Sonos

Sonos offers some of the best smart speakers out there, with support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, but now Read more

Samsung HW-S60A Review
Samsung HW-S61A

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Ikea Symfonisk picture frame turns Sonos into art
Why IKEA’s $99 Sonos speakers get me excited

While Sonos has well and truly nailed high-quality speakers, it’s the collaboration with Ikea that has brought out some more Read more

Next Sonos IKEA Symfonisk wireless speaker revealed – and it’s a work of art
Why IKEA’s $99 Sonos speakers get me excited

IKEA appears to have revealed the next wireless speaker in its collaboration with Sonos, after briefly listing the 'Symfonisk picture Read more