I'm in the market for a Sonos Playbar, or new Beam. I already have a few of the Sonos One's (meaning Alexa is already built in). So I'm wondering - with the Playbar and 2x Ones, will it work in the same way at the Beam in that I can ask Alexa do put some music on and she will do it across both Ones and the Playbar? Therefore meaning I don't need the Beam for Alexa functionality.
In the grand scheme of things, £200 extra for the Playbar isn't that big of a problem - I'll be hoping to keep the Playbar for some time anyway so the price per day (of use) is actually pretty cheap.
Main things pushing me towards the Beam at the minute are;
1: The Beam is brand new - meaning it has the latest technology and therefore more longevity (Maybe!)?
2: Its cheaper - I have a large front room and maybe it'll do the job I ask of it anyway?
3: I'm worried that the Playbar will be end of life soon with it being such an "old" product?
So price isn't the issue. I reckon Playbar will be louder and surely it must be better quality - although again because the Beam is newer maybe the latest technology is better?
I won't pretend to be an expert on speakers/sound systems. I just love the Sonos I have at the minute so I want to expand. Eventually getting the Sub too.
I guess I'm looking or someone who's had/got the Playbar, and now has the Beam and can comment on how they compare together.