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Sonos Playbar

Sonos Playbar
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946 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sonos Playbar

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 60 user reviews of Sonos Playbar from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONOS PLAYBAR Soundbar and Wireless SpeakerSonos Wall Mount for Playbar Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Sonos Playbar

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 user reviews of Sonos Playbar from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONOS PLAYBAR TV Soundbar and Wireless Speaker for Streaming MusicSONOS - Low-Profile Wall Mount for PLAYBAR Soundbar - Black

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Sonos Playbar review: an excellent (and expensive) home theater addition

 

More Info Sonos Playbar: a home theater soundbar that wirelessly streams music for $699, we go hands- (and ears) on Sonos Playbar appears at

Simple set up ; Great, room-filling sound for a soundbar ; Top-notch build quality

Expensive ; Mobile app needs a better UI

Sonos' Playbar makes an excellent addition to your living room, but only well-heeled music lovers can afford one.

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Sonos Playbar

 

The Sonos Playbar delivers impressive volume levels and its companion mobile app is very well designed, but this slick soundbar comes with some compromises.

Smooth overall sound quality. Surprisingly effective low-end response given the lack of a subwoofer. Flexible wireless streaming. Doesn't distort on deep bass at high volumes

Requires wired Ethernet unless you already have a Sonos Bridge. No hardware remote control. Highly processed sound isn't for purists

Sonos, perhaps the most established and recognizable name in wireless home audio, has unveiled its first soundbar speaker—and it's a solid performer. The Sonos Playbar ($699 direct) delivers powerful digital surround sound with its included optical...

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Sonos Playbar Review

 

While there are plenty of ways to improve upon the sound coming from your TV's speakers, sound bars are currently the most popular. Today, nearly every major speaker or TV manufacturer has at least one in its lineup, and the once-novel sound bar...

Large, expansive sound field effectively wraps sound around you ; Awesome loudness capability, yet low on distortion ; Warm, easy-on-the-ears sound makes long-term listening a breeze ; Best aesthetic design we’ve seen yet for a soundbar

Pricier than the competition – even pricier with a subwoofer ; Single input woefully limits flexibility

If you don’t need the extra inputs, and streaming music quality, ease of use, and class-leading design are high priorities, the Sonos Playbar earns a solidly enthusiastic recommendation.

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Film Strip

 

It's universally acknowledged that TV speakers suck. And it's widely known that Sonos makes awesome wireless speakers. Light bulb!

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Sonos Playbar

 

Sonos perfected multiroom digital music for the home. It wasn't the first company to take on the task, but Sonos' system is so easy to use and undeniably superior that it's easy to recommend, even at a premium price.

The Sonos Playbar integrates the company's best-in-class digital music software into a thoughtfully designed sound bar. It's dead simple to set up and works seamlessly with other Sonos products, and can even be expanded to a true wireless 5.1 system by...

The Playbar's heavily processed sound won't please purists. It's also expensive and there are considerably better-sounding alternatives in its price range. Many buyers would be fine with cheaper AirPlay or Bluetooth alternatives.

The Sonos Playbar is cleverly designed and does great fake surround, but it's better suited to current Sonos customers than newcomers.

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Sonos PLAYBAR Review

 

Movie and TV audio for music lovers: that's how Sonos describes its new PLAYBAR, the first product from the whole-home audio company to tackle sound that comes with moving pictures, rather than audio for its own sake. Speaker-bars aren't a new concept,...

Still, our own experience with Sonos is that its simplicity means that even the most gadget-averse soon come to recognize its charms, and the PLAYBAR has that appeal in spades. The audio performance for both music and movies is excellent, and even if...

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Sonos Playbar review: wireless audio invades your living room

 

The simple home stereo is struggling in the digital world. Little black boxes and audio sources are proliferating under the TV, remotes litter the coffee table, and docks clutter the bedroom and kitchen. Countless inputs and apps, disparate interfaces,...

Ease of setup and use ; Offers true wireless 5.1 ; Fantastic sound for movies and TV

No 3.5mm input ; Apps feel clunky ; Over-reliant on optical audio ; Not ideal for music listening

The Playbar may be the Trojan horse Sonos has needed all along

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Sonos Wireless PlayBar Soundbar Preview

 

In typical Sonos fashion, the PlayBar situates itself well into their eco-system and presents itself as one of the more capable, practical and fashionable sound bar solutions we've yet seen.

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Sonos Playbar Soundbar Reviewed

 

Sonos is a name many have heard of. They are well-known and well-advertised. But how do the company's products actually sound? Brian Kahn tests out the Sonos Playbar soundbar to find out.

The Sonos Playbar has a lot going for it, which makes it an easy recommendation. The combination of solid sonic performance and easy-to-use streaming capabilities makes it a winner for just about anyone. If you want to be able to stream music to your...

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SONOS PlayBar, Sub and Play:3 Wireless 5.1 Surround Sound SystemReview

 

The wireless speaker company tries its hand at a full 5.1 channel discrete surround sound system, without those pesky speaker wires.

If SONOS could add a second or third fiberoptic input to the PlayBar (as well as DTS decoding), without affecting its simplicity of operation, they'd have a near perfect solution on their hands.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Active
Signal Connection:Wired

General Features

Number of Speakers:1
Sound Projector:Sound Projector
Speaker Type:Front/Center Speaker
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