The Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus is the latest addition to the company’s soundbar family, offering a slimmer profile and a more traditional look compared to its predecessor, the Ambeo Max. However, at a starting price of $1,380, it faces tough competition from the highly regarded Sony HT-A7000. Despite its svelte design, which weighs only 6.3 kg, and its impressive connectivity options, including eARC, Bluetooth 5.0, and various music streaming services, the Ambeo Soundbar Plus lacks 4K/120Hz support for gaming. It does, however, support a variety of audio codecs, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, MPEG-H, and Sony 360 Reality Audio. The Ambeo Soundbar Plus also includes nine speakers, including seven full-range aluminum drivers and dual 10 cm subwoofers that work with Sennheiser’s custom Ambeo processing to improve spatial immersive audio. An optional wireless subwoofer, the Ambeo Sub, can also be purchased separately for an additional cost.
Overall, the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus offers a solid and high-quality design with a variety of connectivity and streaming options. Its lack of 4K/120Hz support may be a drawback for some, but its immersive audio capabilities and custom processing make it a worthy consideration for those seeking a more traditional-looking soundbar with Sennheiser pedigree.