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#The Sonos Ray is one affordable yet powerful soundbar for your TV

“The Sonos Ray is one affordable yet powerful soundbar for your TV”


Sonos has always been a known maker of premium quality audio devices. However, they are never that affordable as prices are always in the higher range.

Not many people noticed, but the company actually increased the prices of their products last year. That is understandable because the consumer market is still struggling. Items under $200 are not that cheap but somewhat affordable for most people.

Designer: Sonos

The latest product from Sonos, the Ray Speaker, can be had for $279. That’s already a reasonable price, but it has yet to be available in the market this coming June 7. The Sonos Ray Soundbar offers an improved audio experience from the usual built-in TV speakers. In addition, it can be wireless with WiFi connectivity which means you can stream your favorite songs or podcast episodes from different streaming media apps.

Thanks to the multi-room playback features, the Sonos Ray can also work with other Sonos speakers. Such a setup may be better and offer a fuller surround sound experience. The soundbar also works with Spotify Connect and AirPlay 2, and many other related apps. It’s wireless, but you can use it with a cable.

The Sonos Ray soundbar lets you upgrade your music, TV, and gaming experiences with more solid bass and crisper dialogue. Expect a more balanced sound and flexibility, especially if you want a multiroom or surround sound system.

Sonos says this small standalone soundbar is ready to blow your mind away. It is prepared to deliver a more robust and clearer sound than ever before possible. It’s stereo sound only, but the custom acoustics allow high and mid-range frequencies to harmonize. A proprietary anti-distortion technology produces perfectly weighted bass.

The soundbar is ideal for your TV as it ables you to enjoy surround audio. It makes you feel like you’re in the center of a scene with the sounds and dialogue going around you. What makes the audio better are the advanced processing and split waveguides projecting sound from wall to wall.

The Sonos Ray Soundbar is sleek and slim, so it can be hidden if you don’t want to see any clutter. Not that it’s an eyesore, but you can keep things neat and clean, especially with electronics that tend to look cluttered with the wires. This thing works with a compatible app and can efficiently work with most TVs and PCs when you want to elevate your gaming experience.

How can Sonos keep the price down if the features are almost premium? Well, it offers less audio bandwidth because it uses optical audio instead of HDMI. The latter is available in Sonos Arc and Sonos Beam that’s why they are more expensive. It only features Dolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround, and Stereo PCM. They are already good enough but not Dolby Atmos level. There is no microphone so you can’t “talk” to Google or Alexa.


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Rei Padla

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