Sonos Ray

The Sonos Ray Is The New Cheaper Sonos Soundbar

Sonos has announced the Sonos Ray which is its brand new budget soundbar that will set you back $399 when it launches on June 7th. You can pre-order it HERE.

The Sonos Ray has many of the Sonos features that we’ve come to know and love over the years including Airplay 2 functionality as well as Sonos enhancements such as Speech Enhancement and Night Mode as well as seamless connectivity into the rest of your Sonos ecosystem.

The core differences between the Sonos Beam 2 (which comes it at $599) is the fact that is doesn’t have HDMI support, opting for an optical port only and there’s no Dolby Atmos support which isn’t a huge surprise given the price difference.

Whilst the Sonos Beam 2 was a noticeable different over the original, I’d expect the Sonos Ray to be very good value for money, in terms of just setting it up and getting a great sound out of the box.

The Sonos Ray launches on June 7th and is available in both black and white. You can pre-order it HERE.


  • Amplifiers

    Four Class-D digital amplifiers have been fine-tuned to the soundbar’s unique acoustic architecture.

  • Tweeters

    Two powerful tweeters for clear highs. Split waveguides project sound from wall to wall.

  • Midwoofers

    Two full-range midwoofers ensure you’ll hear the faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass.

  • Bass Reflex System

    Proprietary low-velocity port design minimizes distortion and rounds out low-end frequencies.

  • Adjustable EQ

    Use the Sonos app to adjust bass, treble, and loudness.

  • Trueplay

    This software measures the acoustics of the room then fine-tunes the soundbar. Supported iOS device required.

  • Speech Enhancement

    Turn this setting on in the Sonos app to boost voice frequencies and clarify dialogue.

  • Night Sound

    Turn this setting on in the Sonos app to reduce the intensity of loud sounds and increase the level of quieter sounds.

  • Home Theater Audio Formats

    Stereo PCM, Dolby Digital*, DTS Digital Surround* (*Not an indication of a licensed decoder.) The Sonos app’s Now Playing screen will display what type of audio is being decoded.