We all love modern flat-screen TVs, but their sound is also a bit flat. As TVs become thinner and thinner, they also have less space for built-in speakers that generally need a lot of mass to churn out a good sound (with the exception of electrostatic panel speakers). Therefore we need another method to do justice to the images on the screen. The solution? Add a soundbar to amplify their sound and thus create the home theater of our dreams. The best soundbars can pack awesome audio into a chassis small enough to place in front or under the TV.
More than five years after the Playbar, Sonos finally launched a new soundbar. More compact and less expensive than its predecessor, the Sonos Beam presents itself as a speaker full of ergonomic innovations in tune with the times, better suited to modern uses, and even integrating the Alexa voice assistant from Amazon.