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Sonos Playbar

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3067 reviews of Sonos Playbar. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and sound are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the connectivity. Some have doubts 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 94/100 = 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 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and sound also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price.

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

Oct, 2020

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. Opinions about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, sound, design, size, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

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 and usability. Some have doubts about the price.

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

Oct, 2020

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 (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

Mar, 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 (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 : 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

The Sonos Playbar may not be cheap, but feels worth every penny. 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 also sweet and clean. We like the Playbar enormously....

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sonos Playbar review: An elegant soundbar that comes at a price

 

Expensive, but looks gorgeous and can be extended into a 5.1 system and can join your existing Sonos multi-room system

Sound quality ; Streaming capabilities ; Design and build quality

Post-Brexit price

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sonos Playbar review

 

The Playbar is Sonos' first effort to get into home cinema. It's a big and expensive soundbar, but has a lot to offer. See all digital home reviews.

The Sonos Playbar is a superb soundbar. Not only is it sleek and well-built, but it also provides unparalleled sound with plenty of extra features which make it even more desirable. We can't fault the Playbar, but the high price will put it out of...

Mar, 2013

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