AMBEO Soundbar

Hear the future of home cinema in one beautiful bar.

Harnessing the power of a multi-speaker home cinema system in one sleek, state-of-the-art device, the AMBEO Soundbar delivers a 3D home audio experience like you´ve never heard before.

For a short time only: Select the product option "Soundbar + Wallmount" and receive the Sennheiser wallmount system worth €59.00 completely free of charge.

2,499.00

Incredibly immersive 3D sound

Powered by 13 high-end drivers, the AMBEO Soundbar delivers a 5.1.4 sound experience while also producing extremely deep 30Hz bass without the need for an extra subwoofer. And thanks to advanced room calibration, it immerses you in studio-grade sound adapted to the specifics of your living room for an unforgettable 3D experience.

A studio-grade audio experience

Engineered to produce more realistic highs and lows, more dimension, and more nuanced detail than you ever imagined possible. The AMBEO Soundbar lets you tailor your listening experience with a built-in equalizer and three bespoke AMBEO 3D technology modes where you can adjust the output to your own individual tastes.

AMBEO Soundbar
You’ll feel it. You can’t help but feel it.

It features five dedicated high-fidelity tweeters delivering studio-quality sound, six long-throw woofers producing extreme 30Hz bass, and midrange vocals recreated with breath-taking precision. AMBEO Soundbar delivers a 3D home audio experience like you’ve never heard before.

3D sound, powered by virtualisation

By capturing the characteristics of your living room and reflective surfaces, and using the latest virtualization technology developed with Fraunhofer, the AMBEO Soundbar 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.

3D sound, powered by virtualisation

All in one

The AMBEO Soundbar delivers a fully immersive sound experience in style. The brushed aluminum exterior and minimalist detailing offer a viable alternative to those seeking design and performance in one beautiful bar. Never before has a single Soundbar been capable of reproducing deep bass that only an external subwoofer would be able to produce.

All in one

No compromise

Alongside compatibility with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and MPEG-H, the AMBEO Soundbar’s Upmix Technology can turn stereo or 5.1 audio into a 3D sound experience. And to ensure that it’s easy to connect to your favorite, high quality entertainment there’s support for the latest HDMI standards - eARC and Dolby Vision -, 4K passthrough compatibility, Bluetooth and Chromecast built-in.

No compromise

Seamless control

With the Smart Control App, you can adjust your acoustic settings and tailor your sound to your own personal taste. Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, the AMBEO Soundbar makes the entire experience completely seamless.

Seamless control

Sennheiser AMBEO program: an end-to-end immersive sound experience

Everything you hear in the real world is immersive. With AMBEO, Sennheiser delivers end-to-end 3D audio technologies and solutions for you to achieve an as natural and immersive sound experience as possible in applications like Home Audio 3D, 3D Sound Recording and Mixing, VR/XR and Exhibitions. AMBEO’s promise is to empower listeners to experience and shape new perspectives and realities of sound.
With audio solutions that capture and amplify real life (AMBEO VR Mic and AMBEO Smart Headset), AMBEO equips content creators with unique tools to make an impact on their audiences. For listeners who are hungry for breath-taking emotions, the AMBEO exhibitions (Pink Floyd etc.) and the AMBEO Soundbar transform every moment into a supernatural audio experience.

What's in the box?

  • AMBEO Soundbar
  • Remote control including lithium battery
  • Calibration microphone
  • HIGH-SPEED HDMI® CABLE
  • Power cord
  • User instruction manuals

Technical Data

Acoustics

  • Presets
    Movie, Music, Sports, Neutral, AMBEO off, on (Light, Standard, Boost)
  • Number of channels
    5.1.4
  • Speaker type
    6x 4" longthrow woofer, cellulose sandwich cone
    5x 1" tweeter, aluminium dome tweeter
    2x 3.5" fullrange driver (top-firing)
  • Total number of speakers
    13
  • Frequency response
    30 Hz to 20 kHz (-3 dB)

Ambeo Soundbar

  • Weight
    approx. 18.5 kg
  • Temperature Range
    operation: +10 °C to +40 °C
    storage: -20 °C to +70 °C
  • Dimensions
    approx. 126.5 x 13.5 x 17.1 cm incl. feet
    approx. 126.5 x 12.5 x 17.1 cm w/o feet

Electronics

  • Power consumption
    250W (Sinus), 500W (Peak) Standby Power Consumption: ECO Standby ON = 1.9W, ECO Standby OFF = 5.5W
  • Voltage
    100 – 240 V~ 50/60 Hz
  • Power plug
    Country specific
  • Amplifier
    max. 500W
  • Display
    Graphic OLED with brightness sensor, status LED, AMBEO LED

Connectivity

  • App support
    Sennheiser Smart Control App
  • Inputs
    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)
    Bluetooth
    Google Chromecast
    Media (UPnP)
  • WiFi Standard
    IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Network Services
    Google Chromecast, UPnP
  • HDMI compatibility
    4K Video-passthrough
    Dolby Vision-passthrough compatible
  • Bluetooth Version
    4.2, class 1, BR/EDR, BLE Supported Bluetooth codecs: AAC, SBC

Supported audio formats/surround formats

  • Supported audio/surround formats
    LPCM 2 Channel, LPCM 5.1 Channel, LPCM 7.1 Channel
    Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
    Dolby True HD
    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
    DSD, MPEG-H

FAQ

  • What is this product?

    • With the AMBEO Soundbar, we are bringing the 5.1.4 home entertainment experience into a single all-in-one device. Combining the latest in virtualization technology with audiophile-grade sound, the AMBEO Soundbar is a new reference for TV, movie, and audiophile music enjoyment at home.

  • How is your soundbar different from other soundbars on the market?

    • The AMBEO Soundbar delivers an incredibly immersive sound experience and a true, as-if-you-were-there feeling. There are two aspects in particular that set this Sennheiser soundbar apart from other products on the market:

      • State-of-the-art 3D sound reproduction: AMBEO virtualization technology creates what we believe to be the best 3D sound that can be reproduced by a single device.

      • Best-in-class bass playback: The soundbar features six proprietary 4-inch, long-throw woofers that achieve incredible bass reproduction without an external subwoofer.

  • How does this work? How do you create this 3D sound?

    • Working with 32-bit processing, the innovative AMBEO 3D technology virtualizes all available content. The AMBEO Soundbar uses reflections off the walls to virtually position speakers in the room by calibrating its acoustics based on the room characteristics and the individual seating position. Therefore, the listener receives sound information from all directions.

  • Why do you work with room calibration?

    • Apart from the proprietary acoustics of the AMBEO Soundbar itself, the individual room is a crucial factor for reproducing 3D sound with a single device. As this soundbar uses wall reflections to virtually position speakers in the room, it requires an exact calculation and room-based adjustment of the acoustics.

  • What if my AMBEO Soundbar is not positioned in the center of the front wall?

    • Obviously most living rooms do not offer perfect square characteristics. For that reason, the automatic room calibration feature provided with the AMBEO Soundbar is necessary to adapt the acoustics to the surroundings and successfully co-work with the reflections off the wall. Working with that, this soundbar can neutralize bad room characteristics to a limited degree.

  • What if my living room doesn’t provide perfectly square dimensions?

    • Obviously most living rooms do not offer perfect square characteristics. For that reason, the automatic room calibration feature provided with the AMBEO Soundbar is necessary to adapt the acoustics to the surroundings and successfully co-work with the reflections off the wall. Working with that, this soundbar can neutralize bad room characteristics to a limited degree.

  • What should be the maximum size of the room?

    • The best acoustic results occur with 5 meters to each side, meaning up to 5 meters to the left wall, to the ceiling, and to the right wall. However, if there are any walls that are further away, reflections will still work but they may be slightly delayed.

  • Is the AMBEO Soundbar also connectable to any voice assistants?

    • Yes, this soundbar offers Google Chromecast functionality which allows you to connect it to the Google Voice Assistance. With any Google Voice-enabled speaker or smartphone, this soundbar can be controlled by voice.

  • Which codecs does this soundbar support?

    • The AMBEO Soundbar is compatible with the 3D audio formats Dolby Atmos®, MPEG-H and DTS:X™. Beyond this, it also features upmix technology, which recreates stereo and 5.1 content as a thrillingly immersive 3D sound experience.

Downloads

  • Transport information for Lithium-Ion batteries
    • Transport information for Lithium-Ion batteries (540 KB) Download

      Revision Date: 2020-02-09 Revision Number: 1.0

  • Instruction Manual
    • Instruction manual AMBEO Soundbar (7.8 MB) Download

      Version 0320

    • Online instruction manual AMBEO Soundbar Download

  • Quick Guides
    • Quick Guide AMBEO Soundbar (7.9 MB) Download

  • Safety Guides
    • Safety Guide AMBEO Soundbar (15 MB) Download

  • Manufacturer Declaration
    • Compliance information and EULA AMBEO Soundbar (1 MB) Download

  • EU Declaration of Conformity
    • EU Declaration of Conformity (590 KB) Download

  • Release Notes
    • Release Notes Firmware AMBEO Soundbar (330 KB) Download

      Detailed information on the latest firmware update and the update process.

  • Firmware Updates
    • Firmware update package (global version - not for Soundbar SB01 China) Download

      Version 1.0.22 for AMBEO Soundbar SB01 (global version - not for Soundbar SB01 China) -------- NOTE: Please use the Google Home app to connect the AMBEO Soundbar to WiFi/Internet to automatically install the latest Firmware. -------- For manual update: Download this Firmware update package and copy it to an USB flash stick. Connect the stick to the Soundbar, turn ON and hold the Setup button for 5 seconds. The update will start.