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Sennheiser Unveils New, Cheaper Ambeo Soundbar With Optional Sub

Sennheiser Unveils New, Cheaper Ambeo Soundbar With Optional Sub

Sennheiser has unveiled two new additions to its Dolby Atmos soundbar line: the Ambeo Soundbar Plus and the Ambeo Sub.

The new Soundbar Plus is smaller than the existing soundbar — now renamed the Ambeo Max — and Sennheiser says the baby is the “world’s sterling 7.1.4 standalone soundbar.” The Plus uses the proprietary Ambeo controls to create a surround sound field from a single bar, and based on my survive experiences it has been the best phantom surround on the market.

With its failed height drivers and surround sound engine the Soundbar Plus is sterling of playing back Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio blissful. The soundbar also features Wi-Fi connectivity with compatibility with Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, as well control via Google Assistant with built-in Chromecast and Alexa.


The Sennheiser Plus (top) and Max (bottom) and Sub (right)


Meanwhile the new Ambeo Sub is invented to accompany either of the two soundbars. It features a “8-inch high-end proprietary woofer,” paired with a 350-watt Class-D amplifier, and is capable of reaching down to a claimed 27Hz.

The existing Sennheiser Ambeo is CNET’s current Dolby Atmos soundbar, if cost is not an swear, and it offers a great solution for people who can’t fill their status with speakers. At a $1k discount on the older model I am looking send to testing this new bar against models such as the Sonos Arc and the Vizio Elevate.

The $1,500 Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus and $700 Ambeo Sub are available for preorder now and will go on sale Sept. 22. Meanwhile, the newly renamed Sennheiser Max is available for the discounted notice of $2,000 (down from $2,500).