In 2019, Sennheiser launched its Ambeo Soundbar, which based on the many reviews surrounding it, is a highly-regarded soundbar. Unfortunately, the price tag left a lot to be desired at $2,500, putting it well out of reach for many customers.
The good news is that Sennheiser is back with a new model in the form of the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus, and despite the “Plus” in its name that would typically signify a better version, this new model actually comes at a much lower price tag of “just” $1,500. It is no doubt still expensive compared to the many other soundbars out there, but maybe it has what it takes to justify its price.
According to Sennheiser, some of the audio features customers can expect from the Ambeo Soundbar Plus is support for Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, 360 Reality Audio, and MPEG-H Audio. Sennheiser is also going as far as claiming that the Ambeo Soundbar Plus is the first 7.1.4 standalone soundbar in the world.
The soundbar also boasts features like self-calibration, where it can read a room’s acoustic properties to better position the seven virtual speakers around the listener, and four more overhead (note that these are virtual speakers, so there won’t be speakers literally over your head).
For those who enjoy the low-end, Sennheiser has also announced the Ambeo Sub alongside the soundbar, which comes with an 8-inch woofer with a 350W class-D amplifier and a frequency response as low as 27Hz.
As for connectivity, the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus will support Apple’s AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, and Google Chromecast. As we mentioned earlier, the Ambeo Soundbar Plus will retail for $1,500 while the Ambeo Sub will go for $700.