Sennheiser AMBEO MAX Soundbar
"Things get serious when enemy fighters emerge from the clouds, and the Sennheiser steps up a gear, filling the air with precisely placed machine gun fire. When an enemy fighter strafes the bomber, the Ambeo provides a brilliant, focused build up as the plane approaches then a huge, room-filling zoom as it flies by. The dynamics really are exceptional for a one-box device, as are the scale and spaciousness"
What Hi-Fi Award Winner - Best Soundbar
Sennheiser is without a doubt one of the most renowned names in Electronics. The manufacturer, based near Hanover, Germany, caters to the professional, audiophile, and consumer sectors of the market. Since the end of 2019, the AMBEO has been enjoying great popularity with consumers.
Who should get the AMBEO?
- Those who want audio performance above all else
- Who want to avoid complex wiring that component surround systems require
What you will appreciate
- Natural Sound
- Wireless app based music streaming
- Optional subwoofer more here
Providing the best 3D sound through virtualization
By capturing the characteristics of your living room and reflective surfaces, and using the latest virtualization technology developed with Fraunhofer, the AMBEO Soundbar from Sennheiser merges with the acoustics of your environment to create a 3D sound experience. The 13 independent drivers and the AMBEO technology work as virtual speakers, recreating a surround sound installation and placing you in the center of the action.
"There are already plenty of Dolby Atmos soundbars out there, but the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar is different: it’s much more expensive, much bigger, and a fair bit fussier. But it’s also much better. In fact, it’s the best sounding soundbar we’ve tested"
Awards Winner What Hi-Fi
"You don’t get many soundbars at this price, so the Sennheiser Ambeo had better be something special. Thankfully it is, and this exceptional single-box solution delivers a big, bold, and detailed immersive audio experience, despite the absence of actual rear speakers. It doesn’t have a separate subwoofer (although you can add one) but is capable of amazingly deep bass. The steering of effects and sense of envelopment are also remarkable, and it can decode Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. In addition, the high-quality drivers ensure that everything from music to TV to movies all sound superb, while dialogue is delivered with crystal clarity"
Editor's Choice Winner - AV Forums
Robb Report Winner - Best Soundbar: Sennheiser Ambeo Max
"Based in Hanover, Germany, Sennheiser has gained world renown by crafting high-fidelity professional mics and headphones for almost 80 years. What its team has produced with the Ambeo Max is one of the best standalone bars you can find that won’t need any complementary friends like subwoofers or surround sound speakers to feel fulfilled. Using its 13 speakers (arranged in 5.1.4 format) and a plug-in mic, the Ambeo Max maps out your living room to optimize sound delivery. The results especially excel for cinephiles, as its Ambeo 3-D audio creates gorgeous waves to soundtrack your movie experience. Featuring plenty of inputs and support for nearly every audio format, the Ambeo Max makes for a superb one-and-done plug-and-play solution.—NS"
- Number of channels- 5.1.4
- Speaker type
- 6 x 4" long-throw woofer, cellulose sandwich cone
- 5x 1" tweeter, aluminium dome tweeter
- 2x 3.5" full-range driver (top-firing)
- Total number of speakers - 13
- Frequency response - 30 Hz to 20 kHz (-3 dB)
App support - Sennheiser Smart Control App
- 3x HDMI In (v.2.0a), 1x HDMI Out (v.2.1 eARC)
- 1x Optical In
- 1x AUX In (Stereo RCA)
- 1x USB (for Service/Update)
- 1x Ethernet
- 1x Subwoofer Pre-Out (Mono-RCA, max. 2V)
- 1x Mic Input (2.5mm jack)
- Google Chromecast
- Media (UPnP)
- WiFi Standard, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Supported audio formats/surround formats
- LPCM 2 Channel, LPCM 5.1 Channel, LPCM 7.1 Channel, DSD, MPEG-H
- Dolby Atmos - Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos - Dolby Digital Plus
- DTS, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD LBR, DTS:X
- approx. W x H x D 126.5 x 13.5 x 17.1 cm (49 3/8" x 5 1/3" x 6 3/8") incl. feet
- approx. W x H x D 126.5 x 12.5 x 17.1 cm (49 3/8" x 5" x 6 3/8") w/o feet
- Voltage - 100 – 240 V~ 50/60 Hz
- Weight - approx. 18.5 kg