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Sonos Playbar

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4713 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. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good reviews, but many are negative 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. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

price

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

Dec, 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. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated, but comments 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

Dec, 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 really like the reliability. The usability is also appreciated. Some have doubts 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

Dec, 2018

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sonos PLAYBAR wireless soundbar

 

This Wi-Fi soundbar sits under your TV, and plays everything you could ever want -- TV, movies, or music

Much improved sound vs. TV speakers ; Can be expanded to 5.1 surround ; Great design, versatile placement

Limited audio adjustment ; High price

Sonos’s PLAYBAR music system requires an accompanying smartphone or tablet and a little bit of practice, but as a way of bringing together all your music sources *and* replacing your TV’s speakers, it’s without equal. It’s not the best soundbar we’ve...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (pcworld.idg.com.au)

PLAYBAR

 

Sonos's PLAYBAR music system requires an accompanying smartphone or tablet and a little bit of practice, but as a way of bringing together all your music sources *and* replacing your TV's speakers, it's without equal. It's not the best soundbar we've...

Much improved sound vs. TV speakers Can be expanded to 5.1 surround Great design, versatile placement

Limited audio adjustment High price

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

Sonos Playbar review: A sound bar for Sonos disciples

 

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

The ; 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 adding the...

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.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Jason Cartwright (techau.com.au)

Review: SONOS PLAYBAR

 

Visuals are only half of the home entertainment experience, the other half is sound. Most of us put up with the terrible on-board speakers that come with HDTV's for far too long. Once you've decided ...

There’s many review products that are easy to send back, this wasn’t one of them and I’m not. I fell in love with the PLAYBAR, so I bought it. It’s not for everyone at that price, but if you’re considering cheaping out a $200-$300 alternative, you’ll...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : David Richards (smarthouse.com.au)

Sonos Playbar Review: Impressive Wireless TV Soundbar

 

As sound bars go there have been a lot of attempts by vendors to deliver a knockout product that hooks up to a big screen TV in an effort to improve audio output, but no one has delivered a wireless soundbar as impressive as the new Sonos Playbar.

Excellent sound; modular system; looks fantastic; easy install; ;

No HDMI out, solely optical;

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : David Richards (smarthouse.com.au)

Sonos PlayBar

 

No one has delivered a wireless soundbar as impressive as the new Sonos Playbar.

Excellent sound; modular system; looks fantastic; easy install

No HDMI out, solely optical

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Brown, TechHive (macworld.com.au)

Sonos Playbar

 

The Sonos Playbar is the latest entry in Sonos's line of streaming audio products. Some other soundbars – particularly at the high end of Yamaha's Digital Sound Projector line – are far superior single-cabinet home-theater systems. But those models...

Can be integrated into a Sonos whole-home audio system; very good sound with both movies and music; versatile setup options; just two wires: TOSlink and power

Not a surround-sound system; lacks in-your-face bass response; doesn’t support Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio

If you already have a traditional home theater audio system with an AV receiver, three or more speakers up front, a subwoofer, and two discrete surround channels, there’s no reason to switch to the Playbar; you’ll be disappointed if you do. If you’re...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Mario Aguilar (gizmodo.com.au)

Sonos Playbar Review: Everything Wireless Should Be This Easy

 

Sound bars don't immediately benefit from Wi-Fi connectivity the way music systems do, because you usually use them with your TV, and your TV isn't something you need to put in your pocket and walk around with. But that doesn't mean that Sonos'...

The Playbar does a lovely job, but you could get something that sounds just as good with more features for less money. That said, Sonos is a luxurious, simple and satisfying way to listen to music. If you can afford it in the first place, you won’t be...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Sonos unveils new PlayBar home theatre speaker

 

Sonos has added another product to its excellent wireless speaker range – a home theatre speaker for your television called the PlayBar.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Move over Bose

 

I was headed for Bose playbar et al and my partner suggested looking at Sonos. I am Soooo glad she did. I have the play bar, woofer and speaker model 1. And I love them. TV, music just brilliant. Versatile, robust and look the part. Coupled with the...

May, 2017

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