I recently purchased the Sonos Beam on sale over Christmas, but I am considering returning it and purchasing a Playbase instead.
I want a Sonos solution in my living room that can act both as my TV audio system and also be my primary music system in my living room.
I am leaning towards going for the Playbase rather than the Beam as I feel it will give louder sound and more bass which will make it more suitable as a long term music solution. I have also found it for sale at £500 which is much more attractive than the usual £700.
My main concern about the Playbase are:
1 - Lack of DTS
Is this an issue and what exactly does it mean? I have seen numerous review raising the lack of DTS and Atmos as being a big omission in a system this expensive.
What is the general consensus on this?
What does not having DTS actually mean?
And what is the drawback, what features does a Playbar or Playbase user miss out on as a result?
2 - Possible upcoming Playbar refresh
With the Beam now having been released, I suspect it is only a matter of time before Sonos launch a full sized playbar that offers HDMI / Voice control and possible DTS / Atmos.
As a result I am concerned that it is a bad time to invest in the Playbase as it may be likely to be superceded in the near future and become somewhat dated.
Is there an expectation of a new Sonos soundbar in 2019? And what is the companies stance on DTS and Atmos, is it expected in the future?
Many thanks for any feedback.