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Comparing Bose Smart Soundbar 900 and Sonos Arc

Lowest price found: $899 Show listings
Lowest price found: $889 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Bose Smart Soundbar 900 ranks #89 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.9
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Sonos Arc ranks #8 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
Bose Smart Soundbar 900: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Sonos Arc more than Bose Smart Soundbar 900

As of 3 Jun 2022, experts prefer Sonos Arc over Bose Smart Soundbar 900, but both Sound Bars have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Sonos Arc received 7 recommendations: from Tom's Guide (1 Jun 2022), World Wide Stereo (11 May 2022) TechRadar (31 May 2022) and 4 others. By contrast, Bose Smart Soundbar 900 received only 3 recommendations from Tom's Guide (1 Jun 2022), Rtings.com (12 May 2022) and What Hi-Fi (6 May 2022).

Rank Change Price Sound Bar
Tom's Guide
World Wide Stereo
TechRadar
Rtings.com
What Hi-Fi
SoundGuys
CNN Underscored
PCMag
TechHive
WIRED
1
- $889
Sonos Arc
2
3
1
2
3
-
2
3
-
-
9
-1 $899
Bose Smart Soundbar 900
6
-
-
1
11
-
-
-
-
-

Curious to see this month's entire Sound Bars ranking? It's here

About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 1 Jun 2022 Tom's Guide ranked Sonos Arc as #2 and Bose Smart Soundbar 900 as #6
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 11 Sonos Arc
    The best smart soundbar
    ... ... ...
    #6 out of 11 Bose Smart Soundbar 900
    Best soundbar with Dolby Atmos and multiroom
    ... ... ...
  • On 12 May 2022 Rtings.com ranked Bose Smart Soundbar 900 as #1 and Sonos Arc as #2
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    #1 out of 7 Bose Smart Soundbar 900
    Best Plug-and-Play Soundbar
    #2 out of 7 Sonos Arc
    Alternative With DTS Support
    ... ... ...
  • On 6 May 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked Sonos Arc as #3 and Bose Smart Soundbar 900 as #11
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 20 Sonos Arc
    Easily one of the best soundbars we've heard at the money.
    ... ... ...
    #11 out of 20 Bose Smart Soundbar 900
    An impressively wide-sounding, articulate and crisp Dolby Atmos soundbar
    ... ... ...
  • On 11 May 2022 World Wide Stereo ranked Sonos Arc as #3
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 16 Sonos Arc
    The Best All-in-One Soundbar
    ... ... ...
  • On 31 May 2022 TechRadar ranked Sonos Arc as #1
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    #1 out of 11 Sonos Arc
    The Best Soundbar You Can Buy Right Now
    ... ... ...
  • On 14 Feb 2022 CNN Underscored ranked Sonos Arc as #2
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 14 Sonos Arc
    The upgrade pick
    ... ... ...
    Source: us.cnn.com
  • On 1 Jun 2022 PCMag ranked Sonos Arc as #3
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 10 Sonos Arc
    Best All-in-One Model / Editors' Choice
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 113 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Sonos Arc outranks Bose Smart Soundbar 900. This is not to say that that Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is a bad option. Like Sonos Arc, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Sonos Arc noticeably more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Bose Smart Soundbar 900
Sonos Arc
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Sonos Arc, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Bose Smart Soundbar 900.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling sound bar receives a consumer score of 7.8 (good). Both Bose Smart Soundbar 900 and Sonos Arc receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Bose Smart Soundbar 900
In comparison:
Bose Smart Soundbar 900 ranks #89 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.9
Great
Sonos Arc
In comparison:
Sonos Arc ranks #8 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
Median best-selling Sound Bar
In comparison:
JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam ranks #101 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.8
Good





Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is more popular than Sonos Arc

It's fairly safe to say that Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is a more popular sound bar than Sonos Arc, based on its 700+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Bose Smart Soundbar 900 and Sonos Arc often consider Sonos Arc, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Bose Smart Soundbar 900 and Sonos Arc
Sonos Arc $889
In comparison:
Sonos Arc ranks #8 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
7 expert recommendations
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 $999
In comparison:
N/A
3 expert recommendations
Vizio Elevate $913
In comparison:
Vizio Elevate ranks #107 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
Go to rankings
7.8
Good
2 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Sonos Arc outranks Bose Smart Soundbar 900 by 8 positions. This indicates that, as of 3 Jun 2022, Sonos Arc is more critically acclaimed than Bose Smart Soundbar 900.
Rank Change Price Sound Bar
Tom's Guide
World Wide Stereo
TechRadar
Rtings.com
What Hi-Fi
SoundGuys
CNN Underscored
PCMag
TechHive
WIRED
1
- $889
Sonos Arc
2
3
1
2
3
-
2
3
-
-
2
- $527
Sonos Beam Gen 2
8
5
5
5
2
-
-
8
4
4
3
- Check price
Samsung HW-Q950A
-
-
3
3
17
-
-
-
5
3
4
- $100
Roku Streambar
10
-
-
-
14
-
5
-
2
8
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [17]

82
Total expert reviews: 17
  • with a score: 12
  • without a score: 5
Highest score by livingetc.com
92
Average score based on 17 reviews
82
Lowest score by Tom's Guide
70

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [23]

87
Total expert reviews: 23
  • with a score: 10
  • without a score: 13
Highest score by TechRadar
100
Average score based on 23 reviews
87
Lowest score by Digital Trends
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Bose Smart Soundbar 900: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • Latest Bose soundbar — It’s the most immersive Bose voice control soundbar yet. Two custom-engineered upfiring dipole speakers work with Bose technologies to make it feel as if sound is coming from every direction — even overhead
  • Read more
From Seller:
  • All-new Sonos Arc - Bring all your entertainment to life with the brilliantly realistic sound of Arc, featuring Dolby Atmos. Enjoy control with your TV remote, voice, the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2, and more
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
No video reviews linked yet for Bose Smart Soundbar 900.
I forgot to review this… - Sonos Arc Soundbar Review
Review by Linus Tech Tips
Crazy popular! 1.0M views!
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SONOS ARC - The Best Sound Bar I've Heard So Far
Review by Joe N Tell
Popular! 30K views!
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Sonos Arc review: The Playbar upgrade we’ve been waiting for
Review by Engadget
Very popular! 274K views!
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0017817829137
UPC Numbers: 017817829137
Model Numbers: 863350-1100
EAN Numbers: 0840136800019
UPC Numbers: 840136800019
Model Numbers: ARCG1US1BLK
Bose Smart Soundbar 900: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is a popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling sound bars and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Denon DHT-S716H or Definitive Tech W Studio .

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is $636.32 more expensive than the average sound bar ($262.68).

Sonos Arc is a popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling sound bars and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Definitive Tech W Studio or Denon DHT-S716H .

Sonos Arc is $626.32 more expensive than an average sound bar ($262.68).

Bose Smart Soundbar 900: Buy | Customer Reviews

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