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Sonos Playbar

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4816 reviews of Sonos Playbar. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good views, whereas there are some critical comments about the price.

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sonos Playbar

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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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, 2018

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on 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, 2018

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the reliability. The usability is also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the price.

usability, reliability

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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, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sonos Playbar

 

An excellent, classy and convenient soundbar that doesn't come cheap.

Fantastic design and build quality ; High-detail, wide and engaging sound ; Easy streaming from Spotify and suchlike ; No HDMI inputs

Creating a Sonos 5.1 system is expensive

The Sonos Playbar is a lounge-unifying device that will let you dump your remote controls and your old hi-fi in the bin. Once you've set it up, it’ll also let you control both your TV and your audio system with your phone. For everything but the most...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sonos Playbar

 

The Playbar is Sonos in a soundbar – with a couple of little caveats, that's as good a proposition as it seems

Neat, stylish and minimalist ; The full, brilliant Sonos experience ; Thoughtful little features ; Wide, deep, detailed and dynamic soundstage ; Upgradeable with a Sub and/or Play3s

Doesn’t push sound into the room as much as it could ; Optical is only connection option ; Cannot handle DTS soundtracks

MORE: Sonos Sub review

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sonos PLAYBAR review

 

The Sonos PLAYBAR marks a brave move for the world's music-streaming darlings

Simplicity ; TV integration ; Design

Surround sound could be better ; Audiophiles will need a sub

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sonos Playbar and Sub

 

The Sonos combination will blow your TV's sound out of the water, but it still isn't quite the finished article

Wide, detailed, dynamic sound ; Solid, well-defined bass ; Minimalist design ; Fantastic streaming abilities

Doesn’t sound as direct or as well integrated as some rivals ; Only one digital input ; No DTS decoding

If you sign up for the Playbar and Sub, you’ll need to take into account a couple of minor caveats – but as a streaming system and alternative to terrible TV sound, this Sonos system is well worth a shout.

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2017

Expert review by : Stuart Miles, Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sonos PlayBar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution

 

The Sonos Playbar is a fantastic piece of kit that really delivers on its promise of simplicity, and quality. It isn't cheap, but it does add to your

Great sound ; Easy setup ; Voice control via an Alexa-enabled device ; Ample bass without sub ; Sonos app platform remains one of the best out there ; Seamless multi-room integration with Sonos system

No HDMI ; No 7.1 support ; Very expensive ; No DTS Surround support

The Sonos Playbar is a fantastic piece of kit that really delivers. While the price might seem high on the surface you are getting a speaker that replaces your AV receiver, a stack of speakers, and the ability to make it part of a bigger streaming...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Sonos Playbar review

 

Having effectively modernised hi-fi, the wireless titan that is Sonos has set its sights on the booming soundbar business, and seemingly almost by default, finds itself a home cinema player, too. But can the brand really replicate its audio success in...

Easy wireless setup; big, bold audio quality; well-built; Sonos Controller app and music services are good fun

Solitary optical input proves limiting; no DTS decoder onboard; multichannel package painfully expensive

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Sonos Playbar review

 

Any Sonos announcement is greeted by a ripple of excitement around these parts. Heck, even the announcement of an announcement (yep, it's one of those companies) is enough to get us guessing what California's foremost purveyors of multi-room music...

Throbs with Sonos quality, Massive music selection, Superior to built-in TV speakers

Optical connection, not HDMI, Expanding the system is pricey

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sonos PlayBar

 

The Sonos PlayBar is the company's latest speaker and one designed specifically to sit under your TV. But does it work, should you bother, and what's it sound like? Pocket-lint has been using one in our home, watching as much TV as is healthy, to find...

Easy to install, sleek, good sound, can connect to Sonos Sub and two Play:3 speakers for surround sound

No HDMI, no 7.1 support, streaming to other components require they are in the same zone

The Sonos PlayBar is a fantastic piece of kit that really delivers. While the price might seem high on the surface you are getting a speaker that replaces your AV receiver, a stack of speakers, and the ability to make it part of a bigger streaming...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sonos Playbar: Sonos enters the home cinema market - Pocket-lint

 

Sonos has entered the Home Cinema arena with a new sound bar speaker called the Playbar that connects to the Sonos multi-room system and your TV at the

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Christopher Phin (techradar.com)

Sonos Playbar review

 

Can Sonos make soundbars cool?

Beautiful sound ; Integrates well into Sonos system ; Can wirelessly add sub and satellites ; Clever audio modes ; Rich, broadly-compatible apps

Not cheap ; Requires particular TVs ; No remote in the box ; Only one input

It isn't cheap, but the Sonos Playbar is money well spent: there's enough rumble in the bass to give action movies an appropriate sense of drama, but the mid-range and high-frequency audio is sweet and clean. We like the Playbar enormously. It sounds...

Jun, 2018

Product Specifications

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Soundbar dimensions (WxDxH):900 x 140 x 85

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Digital audio optical in:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA
Colour of product:Black, Silver
Handheld remote control: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Number of products included:1
Wall mountable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Soundbar weight:5.4