Sonos Arc soundbar review: Superb, but not perfect

Sonos is the company that single-handedly legitimised the idea of wireless, multi-room audio for the masses. And it’s built on its subsequent ubiquity not by breaking any more new ground, but by watching which way the market it inspired is going, and then delivering forcefully competitive alternatives to those products trying to horn in on its territory.

Judiciously, the gaps in its model range are being filled. The Beam soundbar from a couple of years ago put Sonos at the forefront of the ‘reasonably affordable yet high-performance’ soundbar market. Last year’s Move speaker finally addressed the brand’s need for a

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How to choose the perfect wireless speaker for you

Lately, it seems, the market in wireless speakers has turned from a landscape into a minefield. Your choice is almost extravagantly wide now.

Every brand, from those you’ve never heard of to the world’s most famous names, seems to be involved. Every price point, from the equivalent of a couple of pints to the equivalent of a nice second-hand German car, seems to be covered. And every facility, from multi-room ability and voice control to waterproofing and humongous battery life, seems to be available.

Let’s not forget colours, shapes and sizes either. And this is before we even consider sound

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