Sennheiser has unveiled two new additions to its Dolby Atmos soundbar line — the Ambeo Soundbar Plus and the Ambeo Sub.
The brand new Soundbar Plus is smaller compared to the existing soundbar — now renamed the Ambeo Max — and Sennheiser says the infant may be the “world’s first 7.1.4 standalone soundbar”. The Plus uses the proprietary Ambeo system to produce a surround sound field from the single bar, and predicated on my previous experiences it’s been the very best phantom surround in the marketplace.
Using its dedicated height drivers and surround sound engine the Soundbar Plus is with the capacity of playing back Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio content. The soundbar also features Wi-Fi connectivity with compatibility with Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, aswell control via Google Assistant with Chromecast built-in and Alexa Built-in.
Meanwhile the brand new Ambeo Sub is made to accompany either of both soundbars. It includes a “8-inch high-end proprietary woofer”, paired with a 350W Class-D amplifier, and is with the capacity of reaching right down to a claimed 27Hz.
The prevailing Sennheiser Ambeo is CNET’s favorite Dolby Atmos soundbar, if cost isn’t an issue, also it supplies a great solution for those who can’t fill their space with speakers. At a $1k discount on the older model I’m getting excited about testing this new bar against models like the Sonos Arc and the Vizio Elevate.
The $1,500 Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus and $700 Ambeo Sub are for sale to pre-order now and can continue sale from September 22. Meanwhile, the newly renamed Sennheiser Max can be acquired for the low price of $2,000 (down from $2,500).