Sonos Arc (new Sonos sound bar)

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  1. Holdenkicks

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    I’d buy the one sl personally. Couldn’t care about voice control.
     
  2. randomman

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    Bumping... Is this still the go-to soundbar? I mean outside of shelling out $2.5k for the AMBEO.
     
  3. connico

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    Na the Sony HT-A9 is the shit now :p. need a sub though
     
  4. randomman

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    Haha in the Sonos Arc price range tho?
     
  5. connico

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    Na a little bit more. If you want something similarly priced then the HT-A7000 soundbar which is new will be close!
     
  6. aokman

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    Never heard of the Sony one. Still love my ARC with the full surround and sub setup. Only drawback I ever found is I wish it went louder on quiet tracks like classical. It certainly goes loud enough but needs a gain boost.
     
  7. connico

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    The Sony Atmos soundbars are pretty impressive, there 360° Reality isn't a gimmick its really impressive. Its for home users that don't want to build our a 7.2.1 system and I have to admit I was pretty sceptical but once I heard it it was pretty converted.
     
  8. randomman

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    Listened to a few soundbars today...
    Store let me pick content:
    Samsung Q950A - powerful, clear, immersive but left me thinking something sounded off
    Stuck with stupid BestBuy "press button to test":
    Sonos Arc - powerful, clear, appealing, couldn't really test the immersion as it had no surrounds and WAS POINTING TO THE SKY, seriously WTF BestBuy
    JBL 9.1 - powerful, not sure it was clear but sounded appealing, the grey colour while nice I don't think blends as well as black, wasn't pointing to the sky but was at a ~45 degree angle, couldn't test immersion as detachable "rears" were on display right next to the bar
    Bose 900 - powerful, clear, appealing, also no surrounds

    Sonos is 15% off with student discount and has 90 day free (they also pay return shipping) returns so figured it was a no brainer as I couldn't really test anything outside of the Samsung properly. I believe Sonos also has a history of longevity and frequent updates which I think is important as I don't plan to upgrade for 5+ years.

    EDIT: Forgot the MAJOR BUMMER. Sonos Arc is on backorder until Jan 7. :(
     
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  9. aokman

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    Yeah thats a big thing with SONOS vs companies like Samsung etc doing soundbars. It’s not their bread and butter and they abandon this stuff at the drop of a hat. SONOS has been excellent with long term support for me.

    If you live in Apple ecosystems then the SONOS decision is easy also…
     
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  10. randomman

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    I'm Android and doesn't look like it supports casting but with my current dumb soundbar I just cast to the TV anyway, so no change there.
     
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    Hey man still running the first gen sub?
    Looking at upgrading soon, is there any negative to pairing the previous sub to the ARC?
     
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    Have not had a single issue honestly don’t believe there is much difference except for some controller upgrades which the ARC covers off anyway :)
     
  13. BillyBro

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    Appreciated
     
  14. KANNIS

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    Mine's still going strong almost one year in. I did have some connectivity issues to one sub, but it resolved itself somehow.
    I've added a second sub and a few more One SL's around the house. Put it this way the whole house is our own cinema now :) love it.
     
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    It works better with Android - you can use the "Play from this device" feature, which is better than Airplay/Android play/whatever.

    Z...
     
  16. randomman

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    Yeah but that's from within the Sonos app, no? Casting works within the Spotify and other apps and from Google Home. Not a real problem though. What is a real problem is Sonos ETA came and went without an update, no new ETA. C'mon guys.... already been waiting over a month
     

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