I wanted to find a reason not to like or want this soundbar from Sennheiser, but I couldn’t. This thing is freaking awesome. I’m a huge audio nerd who would much rather have a full-blown system with an amplifier, tower speakers, subwoofers, a center channel, and ceiling speakers. But, once I got this thing hooked up in my living room area (mainly for Michele and the kids), I was blown away.
First off, the AMBEO is big and heavy; it commands attention. This soundbar is aimed to be used on TVs with a screen well above 65". It’s a good 40+ lbs. However, this number doesn't prepare you for the sheer bulk of this soundbar; it will present a challenge for anyone wanting to wall-mount this on a TV bracket. Don't skimp out on a wall bracket, trust me.
The look of this thing is perfection. It has a full aluminum cabinet finished in matte black. When you take off the front fabric cloth grill, you are presented with an impressive array of 13 drivers. These drivers help achieve Sennheiser’s Ambeo 3D technology, which develops a virtual rear surround sound audio field and an Atmos sound stage. It really is something to be experienced.
The Ambeo is powered by a 500W amplifier which has enough amplitude to make this soundbar great for movie watching and listening to your favorite music tracks. It delivers a 5.1.4 sound experience and produces deep, 30Hz bass without needing an extra subwoofer. I think this will be an excellent solution for those of you who want to experience fuller sound with less equipment. If you have a smaller garage and want to save on space, this is what I’d recommend you get (if you’re doing video in your garage). It’s also equipped with the latest HDMI standards, 4K passthrough compatibility, and Bluetooth.
I can’t put my finger on what Sennheisier has done to make this thing sound so good, but this is easily the best-sounding soundbar I’ve heard on the market. In the not-too-distant future, you’ll be able to add Sennheiser's add-on subwoofer if you want a little more bass.
I realize this won’t be for everyone because of the price tag. But, if you value quality audio and want that quality audio in a compact way, I’m telling you, this is what you want to get.
Amplifier: 13x Class D Amplifiers
Total audio power: 500 W (peak)
Total number of speakers: 13
Audio processing: DualCore 1,2 GHz ARM Cortex A7, 2x Dual Core 500 MHz SHARC DSP
Voltage range: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz
Woofers: 6x 4" Cellulose Sandwich Cones
Tweeters: 5x 1" Tweeters Aluminium Cones
Full range: 2x 3.5" Top Facing Full Range
Frequency response: 30 Hz - 20kHz (-3dB)
Dimensions (with feet): approx. 126.5 x 13.5 x 17.1 cm
Dimensions (without feet): approx. 126.5 x 12.5 x 17.1 cm
This item is shipped from our warehouse at OGHQ in Lady Lake, FL. Shipping costs calculated at checkout.