I am doing a minor upgrade to my Living Room. The first was making some furniture arrangements, followed by mounting two Sonos Play:1 on Sanus Sanus Wireless Speaker Stands.
I even upgraded all my HDMI cables to HDMI 2.1.
And the inevitable has come, I am upgrading my Sonos Beam to a Sonos Arc. I also took this chance to change the color to white since Li Xiang says it goes better with our Living Room’s theme.
Sonos Arc retails for S$1,599 officially in Singapore. During 6/6 sales, after accumulating about S$208 worth of discount vouchers from Lazada, Shop, and Bank, I ended up paying just S$1,311 on Lazada.
Because there is a backorder for the white Sonos Arc, I bought it on 6th June 2022, and it got delivered to me on 20th June 2022.
The HDMI port is on the left, the Ethernet port in the center, and the power on the right.
The controls are in the center of the Sonos Arc.
Unlike the Sonos Beam, where the microphone indicator is in the center, Sonos Arc moved it to the right.
Upgrading from Sonos Beam to Sonos Arc is a bit cumbersome. Using the Sonos app, I can’t just “replace” the Sonos Beam with Sonos Arc.
I need to remove the whole Sonos surrounds in my living room using the app and then create a new surround with the Sonos Arc.
I will be moving the Sonos Beam to my room to pair it with my PRISM+ Q55 TV and Sony PS4 Pro (in the future this will be PS5).
Sonos Arc is more powerful than the Sonos Beam and is meant to be placed in the living room. Even a non-audiophile like me can hear the difference. So if you are looking for a soundbar for your living room, save up the money and go with the Sonos Arc straightaway. You will not regret it.