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Comparing Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 and Sonos Arc

Lowest price found: $999 Show listings
Lowest price found: $889 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Sonos Arc ranks #8 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Sonos Arc more than Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3

As of 3 Jun 2022, experts prefer Sonos Arc over Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3, 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, Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 received only 3 recommendations from Tom's Guide (1 Jun 2022), TechRadar (31 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
-
-
8
+1 $999
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3
1
-
6
-
6
-
-
-
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 1 Jun 2022 Tom's Guide ranked Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 as #1 and Sonos Arc as #2
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    #1 out of 11 Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3
    The best soundbar overall for movies and music
    #2 out of 11 Sonos Arc
    The best smart soundbar
    ... ... ...
  • On 31 May 2022 TechRadar ranked Sonos Arc as #1 and Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 as #6
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    #1 out of 11 Sonos Arc
    The Best Soundbar You Can Buy Right Now
    ... ... ...
    #6 out of 11 Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3
    An excellent rival for the Sonos Arc
    ... ... ...
  • On 6 May 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked Sonos Arc as #3 and Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 as #6
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 20 Sonos Arc
    Easily one of the best soundbars we've heard at the money.
    ... ... ...
    #6 out of 20 Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3
    A competent, detailed and weighty 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 12 May 2022 Rtings.com ranked Sonos Arc as #2
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 7 Sonos Arc
    Alternative With DTS Support
    ... ... ...
  • 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 Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3. This is not to say that that Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 is a bad option. Like Sonos Arc, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Sonos Arc outranks Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 by 7 positions. This indicates that, as of 3 Jun 2022, Sonos Arc is more critically acclaimed than Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3.
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.
No expert reviews linked yet for Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3.

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
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • GREAT SOUND FROM A SINGLE COMPONENT - With (3) 0.75in decoupled titanium-dome tweeters, (6) 2in midrange drivers, (2) 2in up-firing Dolby elevation drivers and (2) 4in subwoofers the B&W Panorama 3 offers immersive sound with Dolby Atmos and Dolby TrueHD
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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
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Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0714346334124
UPC Numbers: 714346334124
Model Numbers: FP42013
EAN Numbers: 0840136800019
UPC Numbers: 840136800019
Model Numbers: ARCG1US1BLK
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 is a well-known 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 Bluesound Pulse Soundbar+ or Dali Katch One .

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 is $736.32 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).

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3: Buy | Customer Reviews

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