What will you listen to with the Sonos Ray sound bar? Install this sound bar with your TV for incredible sound and crystal-clear dialogue from your favourite movies or TV series. You can also stream music, podcasts, or any other audio from your smart devices (phones, tablets, smart assistants). Adding a sound bar to your setup can make any audio you listen to clearer and more enjoyable. Read on to learn more about the things you can enjoy with a Sonos Ray sound bar and enter for a chance to win a new one for your home.

What content can you enjoy better with a Sonos Ray sound bar

Most of us view sound bars as a speaker or set of speakers contained in a long thin design that will complement your TV. Often these are selected to boost the audio profile of a modern flat-screen TV. Built-in TV speakers have a reputation for less than optimum quality sound. The problem is simply, the thinner the panel and bezel, the less space exists for built-in speakers capable of impressive sound quality. Adding a sound bar to your home entertainment setup can enhance your listening experience—whatever you’re listening to on the television will sound better. However, a versatile sound bar like the Sonos Ray can boost a wider range of content than you might think.

Movies and TV shows

Sound plays a big part in the effectiveness of how stories are delivered in movies and TV shows. A well constructed scene combines dialogue, sound effects, and a musical soundtrack. The synergy of these sound elements creates a perfect cinematic experience—only if you have the right speaker system.

I’ve experienced watching a movie with dialogue too soft to hear, drowned out by the other audio components. If I crank up the volume then the sound effects (e.g., a helicopter sound) become deafening. Having to constantly adjust the volume when this happens just takes me out of the experience. The Sonos Ray can help with this. It is designed to selectively boost dialogue and bass so you can simply enjoy what you are watching.

Music

Classical or pop? Country or hip-hop? Music of all styles can be complex and a challenge for an audio system to faithfully reproduce. With the combination of musical instruments, melodies, voices, lyrics, and more, not a lot of speakers (more so your TV speakers) can carry out sound as good as it should be. With the right audio device, music can take you to places no other form of media can.

Listen to music for a nice relaxing day at home, or a nice candlelight dinner with a loved one, and let a great sound bar transport you along with your favourite tune.

Podcasts

Listening to podcasts is a great way to keep yourself entertained and informed. There are podcasts on a wide range of topics: from news, to politics, history, culture, entertainment, and many more. What I like about listening to podcasts is the fun and creative way their creators deliver information and stories, often with the help of a little intriguing background music.

With a simple search on the internet or specifically on your favourite podcast apps you’ll quickly find one that captures your interest. And if you have a Sonos sound bar, you can stream it from your phone or tablet and listen while you prepare dinner or move around the house cleaning.

Games

Sound elicits response—more so when it comes to interactive media such as gaming. Many of today’s most exciting games take you to a different world which allows gamers to dive in. Games use visual and sound effects to create an immersive experience. Sound effectively carries the narrative, defines the space, sets the mood, and brings you into the action. Adding a sound bar to your gaming setup can help boost the audio by projecting sound from wall to wall to allow for a more immersive gaming experience.

Natural soundscapes

The simple sounds of nature can help reduce stress. And you can fill your home with these using a Sonos sound bar. Transform any space into a soothing landscape with the sound of falling rain, river current, birds chirping, leaves rustling, and many more. Natural soundscapes create a peaceful mood, free from the distraction of everyday noises.

There is a wide variety of soundscapes you can play from many video and music streaming apps. You can find many intended for meditation, focus while doing work, or even induce sleep.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter up to four times:

  1. In a comment below, tell us at least three types of content you would listen to if you win the Sonos Ray sound bar. Please be specific: if you say podcast, tell us which podcast.
  2. For up to three (3) additional entries, create a public post on a social media channel (one entry per channel!) telling your friends and followers that you are entering to win a Sonos Ray sound bar from Best Buy; include the hashtag #BBYSONOSContest, so we can find your post, and include a picture of the blog contest like that shown here. Then return here and tell us in a comment below, on which channel you posted it and the name of your channel (since many people use pseudonyms) so that we can check and verify your entry. You can use any social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc) but the post must be public so we can verify it is there. Add one comment below for each social media channel for up to 3 contest entries.

 

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly select one eligible winner to receive a new Sonos Ray sound bar.

This contest runs from June 17 until July 4.

Remember you can enter up to four times as discussed above. If you’re the type of person who could fill an entire room with all your favourite audio content, this contest is especially for you. Share this contest to your friends and family who are the same.

Win a Sonos Ray Sound Bar Contest Rules and Regulations

Good luck!

623 COMMENTS

  1. On the Sonos Ray soundbar, I would listen to: 1 – Glass Onion, the new Knives Out movie which I am really excited to see; 2 – the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs with my hockey-fan husband, and 3 – Island of Bryan (Bauemler) on HGTV.

  2. Love listening to rock music, and movies at high volume 🙂 and Rock 101 Vancouver. I really don’t listen to podcasts.

  3. I would use the Sonos Ray Soundbar to enhance the movies I watch, listen to background music I have prerecorded , and streaming music from Spotify.

  4. It would be some
    Awesome to own a Sonos!
    I would listen to my audiobooks through there(Three body problem!)
    Blast some music for the dinner parties!
    And then maybe play some video games if I’m feeling up for it!

  5. I would listen to:

    1. The podcast Labeled: Underoath’s Voyeurist, the new
    2. Music: The latest album by Arcade Fire
    3. Movie: Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness

  6. I would use it to watch tv specifically CFL games, stream CBC podcasts such as “Somebody Knows Something” and movies on Netflix

  7. I’d listen to TV shows, music streamed thru a site like Accuradio, and see if classic game cube games would sound better.

  8. I’d probably use it with my TV so I could use the sound for video games: Mostly the Witcher 3 and Elden Ring. As well as streaming rock music.

  9. I love podcasts and would love to hear them with this system.
    I like to listen to The Joe Regan Experience, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Crime Junkie and Broke Girl Therapy

  10. Definitely i would be listening to movies and tv shows – on various streaming platforms, as well as music via spotify, and podcasts.

  11. I’d listen to audio books preferably crime/mystery stories, movies preferably crime/mystery movies, and music anything that will motivate me to exercise (dance)!!!!

  12. We hibernate in our basement tv room on winter nights so it would be for streaming movies mostly dramas, streaming serials and that could be anything from comedies to drama to crimes series, or streaming documentaries like true crime profiles

  13. The family would have many options between playing games, listening to music, watching movies or better yet live performances which would feel like you were actually there.

  14. i would listen to the natural soundscapes, like the rain which i would find soothing as i do my housework, secondly i would use it to watch movies like the Jurassic park series for i would hear most of the dialogue and not so much the drowning music, which takes over and thirdly i like the yaming setup can help boost the audio by projecting sound from wall to wall to allow for a more immersive gaming experience that this sound bar does and i would play assorted games, one of my favorite being
    Bayonetta.

  15. If I win the Sonos Sound Bar I will watch my favourite kids movies (Toy Story movies) with my 3 grandchildren.. they can usually all agree on Toy Story lol. I’ll also listen/watch my music Playlist on YouTube. The sound will be so much better than just my TV!!! I’ll also use the Sonos Sound Bar when I game on our big TV.. probably Fortnite as my son has a group he plays with each night. This would definitely make our livingroom a much better experience when watching TV, listening to music and for gaming.

  16. I would listen to my sister’s podcast “License to Critique”, I would watch baseball with my family and play video games with my boys.

  17. With this sound bar I would want to listen to a movie soundtrack, The Empire Strikes Back comes to mind, a music concert such as Dec Leppard Live in Las Vegas, and a hockey game featuring the Vancouver Canucks

  18. I like listening to podcasts like “Your Forest”, audio books like the Outlander series by Diana Galbaldon and YouTube like “Smarter Everyday”. Thanks the the chance to win

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