• Sonos Playbar
88
Based on 47 scores, 72 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    29
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Easy as pie setup.
  • SONOS platform is ideal for music lovers.
  • Discrete 5.1 surround from compatible sources.

Cons:

  • Only compatible with Dolby Digital.
  • Pricey ($699).

Expert reviews and ratings

By Home Theater Review on 90

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...

By techlife.net on 80

The Sonos is different from other soundbars, as it comes from a product lineage designed around music streaming – that is, playing music stored on your computer or from any of the many sources available online – with easy control from your smartphone or...

By tbreak.ae on 85

The Sonos Playbar is truly a gorgeous piece of equipment with exceptional audio quality when compared to other soundbars on the market. But its lack of alternate inputs and high price tag means that you'll need to really think carefully before...

By Whathifi.com on 100

So should you by a Playbar at all? Well if what you're after is simply great movie sound there are perhaps better options, such as the Yamaha YSP-2200 which offers one of the only convincing virtual surround sound experiences available. But if you're...

By Whathifi.com on 80

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. See all our soundbar reviews Follow...

By Home Cinema Choice on 80

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...

By GadgetReview on 90

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love Sonos. And while I'll gladly welcome any new product from the wireless speaker company, I have to be honest and convey my skepticism when they revealed that they had in fact been working on a soundbar for...

By FlatpanelsHD on

Soundbars are hotter than ever due to the thin flat panel TVs we drag home. And the market for soundbars is more exciting now than it has ever been as the makers of soundbars are coming from very different parts of the electronics industry - with very...

By Big Picture Big Sound on 75

Make no mistake: as far as soundbars go, the SONOS PlayBar is one of the best: great sound quality, expandability to true 5.1 surround, and access to the uniquely powerful SONOS music platform. Most buyers will be thrilled by the sound of the PlayBar...

By soundandvision.com on

For those unfamiliar, you start by plugging one Sonos component into your network router to create a bridge to the Internet and to your home PC or hard drive where your personal music is stored. It can be any component the company sells. Sonos offers...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

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...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

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...

By Engadget on

So, while the Playbar may not necessarily represent the best bang for your buck when it comes to home theater systems, it does offer a superior user experience -- and if you have the financial means, you won't be disappointed by its performance. Put it this way: this is one review unit we wish we didn't have to send back.

By Expert Reviews on 80

It's expensive, but it looks gorgeous, sounds brilliant, can be extended into a 5.1 system and it can join your existing Sonos multi-room...

By PC Mag on 70

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

By Smarthouse on 100

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. A few...

By TechRadar AU on 90

We like the Playbar enormously. It sounds stunning, can integrate nicely into an existing Sonos audio system, or be the first thing you add to your home from which a rich, easy to use multi-room audio system can organically grow. We'd be happy to use it...

By tech.uk.msn.com on 100

A (relatively) discreet way of bringing home cinema sound into your home without giant speakers which delivers detailed sound, easy set-up and a step-up from your iPhone...

By uk.hardware.info on

If you already use digital audio, frequently listen to streaming audio services and want an easy solution without tons of cables, then the Playbar is an interesting product. If you already own a Sonos system, it's a nice upgrade with much better sound...

By SlashGear on

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...