German audio giant Sennheiser is best known for its pat excellence headphones. However, the company also expanded into the home entertainment segment by launching its Ambeo soundbar at CES 2019. A year later, the soundbar has made it to the Indian market.
However, unlike other affordable soundbars available in the market, the Sennheiser Ambeo soundbar sits at the top spectrum in terms of pricing, which is set for INR1,99,990. The soundbar is gigantic, with about 7 inches in height and 18 kilograms of weight.
Billed as the “future of 3D sound in home cinema” the Sennheiser comes mimicking 5.1.4 home theatre setup with five regular speakers, one subwoofer, and four additional corner speakers.
The device lets the user experiences the immersive surround sound effect as it keeps the users sitting position in mind and accordingly bounces sounds off the four walls of the room. However, notably, the soundbar lacks a dedicated subwoofer but has provision for a separate subwoofer to be connected.
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The Ambeo soundbar comes packing 13 speakers in total- six woofers, five tweeters, and two full-range speakers on top. It supports Dolby Atmos, MPEG-H, and DTS:X for 3D sound. The device is armed with Sennheiser Upmix sound upscaling technology that converts stereo or 5.1 audio to 3D sound.
In terms of connectivity, the soundbar includes HDMI eARC, 4K, and Dolby Vision pass-through, built-in Chromecast as well as Bluetooth.
There is also a Sennheiser Smart Control App compatible with iOS and Android devices to adjust various settings, modes, and equalizers. Upfront, there is a small display on the device that shows which connection is in use.
On the occasion of the launch Daniel Sennheiser, Co-CEO, Sennheiser, said in a statement, “We are thrilled to be introducing the AMBEO Soundbar in India as Sennheiser” s the first foray into the home entertainment speaker category. We have developed it with the ambition to create one of the best soundbars in the market — an elegant all-in-one solution for all those seeking an immersive 3D, audiophile-grade home entertainment experience.”
The Ambeo soundbar is already available for sale via 15 offline distributors across India.