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Sonos Playbar

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3263 reviews of Sonos Playbar. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good reviews. Views are divided on the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Sonos Playbar is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sonos Playbar

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

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91% 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 PLAYBAR Soundbar and Wireless Speaker

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sonos Playbar

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 642 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 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

89% 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 PLAYBAR TV Soundbar and Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sonos Playbar

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sonos Playbar from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the reliability and usability. Many are critical about the price.

usability, reliability

price

93% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONOS Playbar TV Soundbar/Wireless Streaming Music SpeakerSONOS Playbar TV Soundbar/Wireless Streaming Music Speaker

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Sonos PLAYBAR Review

 

With the prices of large-screen TVs plummeting, there has been a spike in flat TV purchases, and data show that televisions are getting ever bigger. However, many new HDTV owners realize that the s...

At $699, the Sonos PLAYBAR is a very good, somewhat expensive, sound bar. If the price was lower, it would certainly be a very easy recommendation (“no brainer” would comer to mind). But since it’s not, I would urge you to look at your actual needs.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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

 

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

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

Expensive ; Mobile app needs a better UI

Sonos' Playbar is an expertly constructed, excellent-sounding soundbar, but at $700 it poses a significant challenge; it's hardly an impulse buy. Pair it with a Sub for a truly great home theater audio experience, and that tally rises to $1,300 or...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

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...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Thomas Houston (theverge.com)

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...

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

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Rick Broida (wired.com)

Review: Sonos Playbar

 

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

Elegant, décor-friendly design. Sounds heavenly. Plays music, too, from all your favorite sources. Optional wireless surround-sound courtesy of Sonos Play:3 speakers

Lacks a dedicated remote. Like all Sonos gear, it’s priced to make you cry. Not much bass, unless you add the company’s 0 subwoofer (more tears). Requires an Ethernet connection or Sonos Bridge

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Sonos Playbar

 

Now Sonos wants to conquer the living room with the Playbar ($700). In many ways, the company's first sound bar is a success. Its understated looks fit Sonos' design ethos and it's ingeniously designed so it can lie relatively flush when wall-mounted...

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.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

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,...

Sonos took its time creating the PLAYBAR, and that consideration shows both in how it sounds and how easy it is to setup and use. Certainly, at $699/£599/€699 it's expensive when compared to a regular speaker-bar. You can find those for a couple of...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

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.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Heinonen Dennis Burger (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Soundbar

 

The versatile, easy-to-set-up, and great-sounding Sonos Playbar is the best high-performance soundbar for most people.

The Sonos Playbar is a great-sounding, simple soundbar that also works as part of our favorite multiroom digital music system. For the price, it’s hard to beat in sound quality, and if most of your content consists of streaming movies and digital...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Kahn (hometheaterreview.com)

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...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Active
Signal Connection:Wired

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System:OTHER DOCKING
HDMI: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
Number of Speakers:1
Sound Projector:Sound Projector
Soundbar:Soundbar
Speaker Type:Front/Center Speaker
System Type:Single Soundbar
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