It appears to be like like Sennheiser is on the point of launch the Sennheiser Ambeo Mini, a brand new super-compact Dolby Atmos soundbar, very quickly – judging by a leak on the corporate’s personal web site that exposed the as-yet-unannounced TV speaker.
The soundbar says that it’s going to ship “the world’s most immersive sound potential from only one compact machine”, and although in-depth technical details about the variety of audio system and different specs is lacking from the location, there are nonetheless loads of particulars – together with affirmation that it’s going to assist each Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, self-calibration tech, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for music streaming. It sounds able to rival the most effective soundbars in relation to options.
All we learn about its sound capabilities, aside from assist for 3D audio codecs, is that it’s going to embrace “high-end full vary drivers” and “built-in 4-inch twin subwoofers”. So, it is clearly designed to be an all-in-one system for smaller TVs, very similar to the Sonos Beam 2nd Gen though the leaked footage clarify that it may be used with the Sennheiser Ambeo Sub, which launched alongside the implausible Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus, if you wish to add extra bass.
The image with the Ambeo Sub can also be helpful as a result of the leak would not reveal the dimensions of the smaller soundbar in any respect, however we will make an estimation by evaluating it to the Sub, for which we do know the dimensions.
Although the facility of evaluating sizes in Photoshop after which doing a little calculations, I feel the Ambeo Mini can be roughly 28 inches broad, which makes it a bit of wider than the 25.6 inches of the Sonos Beam, which is unquestionably the soundbar to beat on this class.
With its assist for Bluetooth audio and DTS:X – two issues the Sonos would not have – and the commonly phenomenal efficiency of the Ambeo soundbar vary, we anticipate this to be large winner, and may kick the Beam proper off its spot in entrance of your TV. We’re hoping it consists of 4K HDR HDMI passthrough too, which the Sonos additionally lacks, however the web site would not give any trace of that.
The Ambeo Mini appears to have a material masking, primarily based on the images (and Sennheiser’s common predilection for such issues in its soundbars), and a grey high. It appears to be like very a lot designed to simply disappear – not a looker, and that is okay in relation to residence theater gear.
Compact soundbars are more and more common as a result of individuals who’ve purchased premium TVs over the previous few years – particularly the most effective OLED TVs – have discovered that they battle to incorporate meaty sound, however not everybody needs an enormous, cumbersome soundbar with elite spatial audio. Some folks simply need one thing with extra highly effective, extra expansive sound that does not take over their TV bench, and Sennheiser appears to be prepared to assist.
In fact, we have no pricing data or a launch date for the Sennheiser Ambeo Mini – we have contacted Sennheiser for remark and can replace this text if the corporate confirms any of those particulars.
If you wish to try the leak your self whereas it lasts, it may be discovered right here (opens in new tab). And remember you’ll be able to see extra of the most effective Dolby Atmos soundbars already obtainable in the present day in our information.