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Harman Kardon Citation Bar

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

Harman Kardon Citation Bar

£528.49
£528.49
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and top-rated 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Our review analysis indicates that this soundbar is really quiet and easy to setup, and well-built.
150W
4.1kg
WEIGHT
90
Reviews
15 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Age
2 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Sonos Beam

85

Kagoo Score

85

Kagoo Score

Sonos Beam

£302.25
Our Verdict:
Customers report that this soundbar is very quiet and easy to setup, and noisy. It's a fully featured and multi award winning 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a Gold award from two expert review websites and 6 further awards from other expert sites. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
2.8kg
WEIGHT
94
Reviews
940 Reviews + 8 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Widely Available
67
Value for Money
Good
78
Age
2 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Harman Kardon Citation Bar

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

Harman Kardon Citation Bar

£528.49
£528.49
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and top-rated 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Our review analysis indicates that this soundbar is really quiet and easy to setup, and well-built.
150W
4.1kg
WEIGHT
90
Reviews
15 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Age
2 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Sonos Beam

85

Kagoo Score

85

Kagoo Score

Sonos Beam

£302.25
Our Verdict:
Customers report that this soundbar is very quiet and easy to setup, and noisy. It's a fully featured and multi award winning 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a Gold award from two expert review websites and 6 further awards from other expert sites. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
2.8kg
WEIGHT
94
Reviews
940 Reviews + 8 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Widely Available
67
Value for Money
Good
78
Age
2 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Harman Kardon Citation Bar Sonos Beam
3 Reasons For
Two Months Newer
The Harman Kardon Citation Bar was released three years ago, but the Sonos Beam was released three years ago
User Reviews Are a Little Better
The average user review score of the Harman Kardon Citation Bar is 96% based on 5 reviews, but the average rating of the Sonos Beam is 94% (based on 888 reviews).
Has a Better OK Noise Level
The Harman Kardon Citation Bar reviewers thought the Harman Kardon Citation Bar has a better OK noise level. Several people thought that it was very quiet and was noisy.
8 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
The Sonos Beam has received a Kagoo Score of 85, whereas the Harman Kardon Citation Bar scored 81.
Cheaper by £226
The Sonos Beam is £226.24 cheaper than the Harman Kardon Citation Bar.
More Shops Are Selling It
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this soundbar.
Eight More Awards
The Sonos Beam has received 8 awards from expert review sites, but the Harman Kardon Citation Bar has received no awards.
Better Expert Reviews
Based on 52 expert reviews, the Sonos Beam has an average review score of 85%, whereas the Harman Kardon Citation Bar has an average rating of 77% (based on 10 reviews).
Better Overall Reviews
Based on 940 reviews, the Sonos Beam has an average review score of 91%, whereas the Harman Kardon Citation Bar has an average rating of 83% (based on 15 reviews).
Better Brand
Sonos soundbars have an average rating of 78.4%, but Harman Kardon only has an average rating of 67.1%.
Better Homecinemamagazine.nl Review Score
The Sonos Beam has a review score of 80% from Homecinemamagazine.nl, but the Harman Kardon Citation Bar only has a rating of 75% from the same site.

Awards

Harman Kardon Citation Bar Sonos Beam
No awards found
8 Awards

Average Expert Rating

The Sonos Beam has better expert reviews than the Harman Kardon Citation Bar. The average expert reviews score for the Sonos Beam is 85% based on 52 reviews, where as the average score for the Harman Kardon Citation Bar is 77% based on 10 reviews.
Harman Kardon Citation Bar Sonos Beam
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
9 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
19 reviews
4 stars
13 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Harman Kardon Citation Bar has better user reviews than the Sonos Beam. The average user reviews score for the Harman Kardon Citation Bar is 96% based on 5 reviews, where as the average score for the Sonos Beam is 94% based on 888 reviews.
Harman Kardon Citation Bar Sonos Beam
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5 stars
4 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
716 reviews
4 stars
117 reviews
3 stars
28 reviews
2 stars
13 reviews
1 star
14 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Sonos has a better average brand rating than Harman Kardon. The average brand rating for Sonos is 78.4% based on over 2,200 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Harman Kardon is 67.1% based on 20 reviews.
Harman Kardon Citation Bar Sonos Beam
Harman Kardon

67

67

Based on 20 reviews
Sonos

78

78

Based on over 2,200 reviews

Pocket Lint Review Score

Harman Kardon Citation Bar Sonos Beam
The Harman Kardon Citation Bar is a 3.1-channel soundbar, which forms part of the manufacturer's collection of Citation sound products. It looks the business thanks to a lifestyle-friendly finish, and has built-in Google Assistant voice control, too, mean......
Impressive sound quality
Google Assistant built-in
Multi-room capabilities
Attractive and well made
No object-based audio
No separate subwoofer
Pricey as a result of such lackings
The Harman Kardon Citation Bar is a well-designed soundbar, with lifestyle-friendly looks that complement any modern living space. And it doesn't just look smart, it's also boasts a high IQ thanks to the inclusion of Google Assistant. Throw in an eye-catc......
Sep 2019
Sonos has announced a new compact soundbar, Sonos Beam, that plans to bring a more cinematic sound to your living room without the large sometimes clumsy size of a bigger soundbar. Pocket-lint was at the San Francisco launch event ahead of the device goin......
Sound
Size
Price
No Dolby Atmos
Will need to add more speakers to really make it shine
From our brief time so far it's clear that Sonos looks to have created a fabulous speaker for the price and one that certainly sounds great.What we really like though is not just the sound, but the openness of it all. If you want to use the Spotify app to......
Jun 2018

Harman Kardon Citation Bar Sonos Beam
31 months old Best 33 months old

Price Trend

Robustness

Harman Kardon Citation Bar Sonos Beam
Very Well-Built
5 people agree No people disagree
  • This is a premium product. It is made of very nice materials, has an excellent build quality and the remote control feels nice to use. I have been using ...
    NickDr - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • ... subwoofer means the bass...Great sound quality. Stylish design. Excellent build quality. Multiroom capabilities. No object-based audio. Bass could be deeper. ...
    Trusted Reviews July 2019
  • Product has fantastic sound that is an incredible improvement on both the TV built in speaker and my previous soundbar. Comes with everything you need ...
    Ed1992 - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • This speaker was fairly easy to set up - there are extra cables and the wall mount which I didn't use. The instructions were easily to follow to set u ...
    MrsMcF - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • Really Well Made
    4 people agree No people disagree
  • ... quality. Google Assistant built-in. Multi-room capabilities. Attractive and well made. No object-based audio. No separate subwoofer. Pricey as a result ...
    Pocket Lint September 2019
  • ... setup too, with Google ... More Product has fantastic sound that is an incredible improvement on both the TV built in speaker and my previous soundbar. ...
    Ed1992 - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • Product has fantastic sound that is an incredible improvement on both the TV built in speaker and my previous soundbar. Comes with everything you need ...
    Ed1992 - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • ... music and films. It was very easy to set up and has a built in google assistant which is set up via an app. Ideal if adding into a google home. The sound ...
    NickDr - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • Well Made
    14 people agree No people disagree
  • Sonos soundbars are very well made, sound great and are easy to use, but up until now, have been fairly light on high-tech features.The new Sonos Beam ...
    tomsguide.com July 2018
  • ... their Dialog Clarity... With 63 music services supported and Amazon Alexa smart technology built in, the SONOS Beam appears to be a great addition to a ...
    audioholics.com July 2018
  • ... bar in another room and this one sounds just as good and the Alexa built in is a nice feature...
    Jimg - (Bestbuy.com) May 2019
  • ... especially since our house is also Amazon echoed out...the built in Alexa feature on the Beam is a great fit!If I had to call out a couple of “flaws” ...
    Robbieruff - (Bestbuy.com) July 2019
  • Very Well-Built
    12 people agree No people disagree
  • Superior build quality. Very easy to setup and pair with sonos surround speakers. I am loving it...
    Spriya - (Bestbuy.com) December 2020
  • Build Quality is excellent, Sound is great even though soundbar itself is compact. Airplay 2/Alexa/Google assistant is great bonus...
    SXADA - (Bestbuy.com) August 2019
  • ... playing the TV, the other Pandora, etc.And as I said before, the build quality is excellent, even the packaging makes you feel like it's top notch equipment.Not ...
    JGonzalez - (Bestbuy.com) September 2019
  • If you are listening to a TV "as is", by which I mean just using the TV's speakers, this will sound superb. However, if you currently play your TV thr ...
    MaybeHardtoPlease - (Johnlewis.com) August 2019
  • Strong and Durable
    2 people agree No people disagree
  • If you're looking for great sound, space saving, a strong durable brand. Than this is it. Sonos is the easiest to work with to set up and use. This speaker ...
    Cableguy - (Bestbuy.com) July 2020
  • Very well designed, the sound is very robust and can easily fill a 300-400 sqft room. Based on the size and the power output the beam does a very good ...
    BBConsumer - (Bestbuy.com) May 2020
  • Design

    Harman Kardon Citation Bar Sonos Beam
    Very Well Designed
    4 people agree No people disagree
  • ... superior sound quality... The Harman Kardon Citation Bar is an excellent soundbar that not only benefits from an attractively modern design but boasts ...
    avforums.com August 2019
  • ... This range is designed to combine a sophisticated and attractive design with cutting edge features and superior sound quality... The Harman Kardon Citation ...
    avforums.com August 2019
  • ... voice control but a fully functioning smart s...Fantastic sound quality. Gorgeous design. Excellent fit and finish. Google Assistant built-in. Three HDMI ...
    avforums.com August 2019
  • ... the lack of a separate subwoofer means the bass...Great sound quality. Stylish design. Excellent build quality. Multiroom capabilities. No object-based ...
    Trusted Reviews July 2019
  • Very Good-Looking
    27 people agree No people disagree
  • ... soundbar.It's one of the most compact and aesthetically pleasing soundbars that still has full-range sound wit...Compact and attractive, malaki, room-filling ...
    newsrule.com February 2020
  • ... slicker look than the larger scale bar and produces exceptional sound!!!Love the style, love the sound and love the price!
    Migs - (Bestbuy.com) August 2020
  • The salesmen were knowledgable and when I took home to set up it was beautiful. the sounds now comes to me instead of the back of TV...
    Kelly - (Bestbuy.com) November 2020
  • ... output from the TV into the single HDMI input on the soundbar. This sounds pretty good on its own, but I paired this with a sub and two One SL's for the ...
    Auwaiolimu - (Bestbuy.com) February 2020
  • Very Well Designed
    15 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • Very well designed, the sound is very robust and can easily fill a 300-400 sqft room. Based on the size and the power output the beam does a very good ... </