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Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Mini Review: Big Sound in a Small Package

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

The compact Ambeo Soundbar Mini packs Dolby Atmos and versatile wireless streaming into a small package perfect for smaller spaces.

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Sennheiser has built a strong reputation in the premium soundbar market with their Ambeo lineup since launching in 2019. Last year, the Ambeo Soundbar Plus set a high standard for the company, giving other established companies a run for their money. This raises the bar for Sennheiser's new Ambeo Soundbar Mini, the company's most compact product to date.

While not as powerful as larger soundbars they have produced, such as the Ambeo Soundbar Plus, the Ambeo Soundbar Mini proves size isn't everything when it comes to delivering an impressive Dolby Atmos experience. Its compact design remains a major selling point.


Measuring only 6 cm tall and 67 cm wide, the Mini is able to produce an impressively wide and immersive soundstage. An advanced room calibration feature maps out your space to optimise Dolby Atmos and other object-based audio formats for a surround experience that feels much bigger than the soundbar itself. The Ambeo Soundbar Mini has a sleek matte black design made of plastic materials. Its shape is rectangular and slim, allowing it to fit discreetly below most TV sizes. On the front is a subtle LED light bar, while the top and sides remain bare with no visible drivers.

Under the hood, the Ambeo Soundbar Mini packs 6 internal drivers - 4 full-range speakers and 2 woofers. It supports audio formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and MPEG-H. An HDMI eARC port allows the transmission of uncompressed audio from the TV to the soundbar. It can also connect to your home network via built-in WiFi or Bluetooth.


In terms of audio quality, the Ambeo Soundbar Mini is able to produce a wide and immersive soundstage that feels much bigger than its actual size. I felt completely transported into the scenes. Its room calibration feature accurately maps out your space to optimise surround effects. While the bass can feel lacking at very low frequencies, when you switch it up, it gets plenty loud and punchy. The soundbar also does a great job of keeping dialogue clear.

The Sennheiser Control app allows easy setup and selection of different listening modes. You can check the passthrough of audio formats as well. For wireless streaming, the Ambeo Soundbar Mini supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, Chromecast and compatibility with Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect. Tidal Connect allows users to stream directly from the Tidal music streaming app on their phone to the soundbar without using Bluetooth. It is also set up for calls, with the Ambeo Soundbar Mini includes 4 far-field microphones. For wireless streaming, the Ambeo Soundbar Mini supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, Chromecast and Tidal Connect.


Pricing and Availability

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Mini

S$1,299.00

The Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Mini comes with a premium price tag. It is targeted at users looking for an immersive home theatre experience without the large footprint of bigger soundbars or surround systems. While not flawless, its immersive 3D audio makes it a good candidate for individuals with limited space. We recommend giving it a shot if you have the means and want maximum cinematic experience from a discreet soundbar.

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