Sennheiser - Soundbars of the top class
The brand Sennheiser is known for its outstanding audio products. For decades, it has been working to give customers unique sound experiences with microphones, headphones and speakers. The traditional German company now furnishes concert halls and celebrities all over the world with its professional equipment. Of course, soundbars should not be missing from the assortment.
Sennheiser AMBEO compared
With the Sennheiser AMBEO Max, the family-owned company has launched a soundbar that impresses with numerous features. After being the manufacturer’s only soundbar for a long time, the Sennheiser Soundbar Plus finally followed. We take a closer look at the two models here and see what Sennheiser’s AMBEO line can really do.
AMBEO Soundbar Max
AMBEO Soundbar Plus
|DTS||DTS HD-Master + DTS:X||DTS HD-Master + DTS:X|
|Room size||up to 25 m2||up to 40 m2|
|Dimensions Height x Width x Depth||133 x 1252 x 172 mm||77 x 1051 x 121 mm|
Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Max 2020Huge Soundbar with immersive 3D surround sound
Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Max Connections
- 250W total power
- HDMI eARC
- Dolby Atmos & DTS: X
- Immersive 3D surround sound
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & ChromeCast
- Room Correction
- Very voluminous
- Moderate Bass
With a total of thirteen built-in speakers, the Sennheiser AMBEO Max is definitely one of the high-end products among soundbars. Among them are both These speakers emit the sound to the side. This creates a wider soundscape and a certain surround sound. and These speakers are positioned diagonally upwards so that the reflection of the sound from the ceiling reaches the viewers from above. They are mainly used for 3D sound formats like Dolby Atmos or DTS:X. speakers, which in combination with the AMBEO 3D mode provide an impressive surround sound that puts you right in the middle of the cinematic action. With a total power of 250 watts, it gets sufficiently loud and there is also a subwoofer installed inside the soundbar. While other soundbars with integrated subwoofers struggle in terms of low tones, the AMBEO Max manages to reproduce low tones solidly and create an immersive listening experience.
For the price of the Sennheiser AMBEO Max you can of course expect a variety of features. Thus, almost any audio format that is currently available on the market can be played by the sound bar – including Dolby Atmos is a 3D sound format that adds sounds from above to surround sound systems and can also assign additional information to sounds so that they can be reproduced even more realistically. and Just like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X is also a 3D sound format, with which the surround sound is expanded by height speakers. In addition, it is also an object-based sound format, whereby additional information is assigned to sounds, making them sound even more realistic.. For streaming movies and series, you can connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or via integrated Chromecast. The analog connection options are also impressive: In addition to an HDMI Enhanced Audio Return Chanel: A significant increase in the data transfer rate, which means that audio signals no longer need to be compressed before being transmitted to the music system. This noticeably increases audio quality. port, the Sennheiser AMBEO has three additional HDMI inputs for players and consoles. There is also an AUX, an optical and a USB port as well as an Ethernet interface.
With a width of around 125 centimeters, the dimensions of the soundbar are not exactly small. Therefore, you should have a sufficiently large TV or an alternative location for the sound bar if you are thinking about purchasing it. It does not fit between the feet of a 55 inch TV, for example. The height of 13 centimeters could also lead to visibility restrictions if the soundbar is to be placed in front of the TV.
Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Plus 2022All-in-one soundbar with immersive sound
Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Plus Connections
- 400W total power
- Integrated subwoofer
- Nine speakers
- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, 360 Reality Audio
- HDMI eARC
- Room calibration
- Dialogue enhancement
- Many connections
- Bluetooth, Airplay, Chromecast
- Integrated Amazon Alexa
- No HDMI 2.1 input
The Sennheiser AMBEO Plus is with a length of about 105 centimeters quasi the little sister of the AMBEO Max. Nevertheless, it can boast a total power of 400 watts and provides immersive sounds. It is a 7.1.4-channel system with a total of nine built-in speakers. Of course, a dual subwoofer is also integrated, so you don’t have to do without low tones despite the slim build. With its automatic room calibration, the sound is also optimally adapted to your own four walls.
In terms of audio content, the AMBEO Plus supports all common formats, including Dolby Atmos is a 3D sound format that adds sounds from above to surround sound systems and can also assign additional information to sounds so that they can be reproduced even more realistically., Just like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X is also a 3D sound format, with which the surround sound is expanded by height speakers. In addition, it is also an object-based sound format, whereby additional information is assigned to sounds, making them sound even more realistic. and 360 Reality Audio. For lossless transmission of these, it is equipped with a HDMI Enhanced Audio Return Chanel: A significant increase in the data transfer rate, which means that audio signals no longer need to be compressed before being transmitted to the music system. This noticeably increases audio quality. output. The other connection options also leave nothing to be desired with an optical interface and AUX input. Bluetooth, Chromecast or Airplay are available for wireless connection. Voice control is also possible via integrated Alexa, for which the AMBEO Plus is connected to your network either via WLAN or Ethernet connection.