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    Sonos Arc Soundbar
    Arc Soundbar
    A full featured sound bar with 5.0.2 non-surround channels, WiFi audio streaming capability, and built-in support for Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant.
    Description
    A full featured sound bar with 5.0.2 non-surround channels, WiFi audio streaming capability, and built-in support for Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Sound quality

    Sound quality

    Sound quality represents tonal accuracy and ability to reproduce fine sonic detail. Sound quality judgments are made with the system optimized using its own auto speaker set-up function (if so equipped), with all "audio enhancement" features (e.g. virtual surround sound, etc.) turned off if possible, and with its own tone controls (if any) adjusted to achieve the most even tone.

     /  5
    Ease of use (TV)

    Ease of use (TV)

    Ease of use (TV) indicates how easy it is to set up and use the system with a TV.

     /  5
    Ease of use (Features)

    Ease of use (Features)

    Ease of use (Features) indicates how easy it is to set up and use the system's included non-TV features.

     /  5
    Versatility

    Versatility

    Versatility is based on the presence or absence of useful features. The Versatility scores for Basic models and Full featured models can not be directly compared since Basic model scoring does not take into account the advanced features which may be found on Full featured models such as surround sound capability or Internet streaming access.

     /  5

    About

    The Sonos Arc Soundbar is part of the Soundbars test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Soundbars models like the Arc Soundbar are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Sound quality Sound quality represents tonal accuracy and ability to reproduce fine sonic detail. Sound quality judgments are made with the system optimized using its own auto speaker set-up function (if so equipped), with all "audio enhancement" features (e.g. virtual surround sound, etc.) turned off if possible, and with its own tone controls (if any) adjusted to achieve the most even tone.

    Ease of use (TV) Ease of use (TV) indicates how easy it is to set up and use the system with a TV.

    Ease of use (Features) Ease of use (Features) indicates how easy it is to set up and use the system's included non-TV features.

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