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The sound bar for music lovers

This is no ordinary sound bar. The Sonos PLAYBAR connects to your TV to play movies, TV shows, and sports with vibrant, room-filling sound. But, unlike other sound bars and like all Sonos speakers, it offers wireless access to a world full of music — Pandora®, Spotify®, Beats Music™, thousands of Internet radio stations, and more. Control the PLAYBAR using your TV's remote control and using the free Sonos app for smartphones and tablets to stream digital music.

The technology behind the Sonos PLAYBAR

The nine-speaker PLAYBAR features three tweeters and six midrange speakers for cinematic sound without loading your room up with speakers. Built-in amplification and processing can handle Dolby® Digital and lossless audio formats. And the PLAYBAR's automatic equalization self-adjusts to the program material to provide rich, seamless sound.

Three options for home theater sound

Clearer TV sound
All by itself, the PLAYBAR acts as your front left, center channel, and front right home theater speakers. Connect it to your TV with an included optical digital cable for clean, clear sound from TV shows and movies.

Add bass
Pair a Sonos SUB with PLAYBAR to add bass impact to your home theater system. The SUB pairs wirelessly with the PLAYBAR at the touch of a button. It's a simple way to enjoy rich, full sound.

Get surrounded
Add two Sonos PLAY:3 or PLAY:1 speakers to the PLAYBAR and SUB for a complete, wraparound movie theater experience in your living room. Like the SUB, the PLAY:3 speakers wirelessly connect to the PLAYBAR so you don't have to run speaker wire around your room.

Note: You can set up a home theater system with the PLAYBAR, the SUB, and other Sonos speakers as surrounds, all without making a wired connection to your router. However, for challenging Wi-Fi® environments we recommend adding the optional Sonos Boost (not included) to make a stable wireless connection.

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Sonos controllers

You probably already own a Sonos controller

Control PLAYBAR volume and mute functions using your existing TV, cable, or universal remote. The free Sonos Controller App lets you control PLAYBAR with your smartphone or tablet and allows you to stream music to the PLAYBAR even when your TV is off.

Rhapsody®, Pandora®, SiriusXM, and more at your fingertips

The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of Internet music services, including Rhapsody, Pandora, Napster®, and SiriusXM Internet Radio. Rhapsody offers instant access to millions of songs and ad-free radio stations. SiriusXM Internet Radio gives you access to over 80 channels of programming. Every Sonos system includes free 30-day trials of these two services, so you can start listening the moment you take it out of the box. Pandora creates customized Internet radio streams just for you — all you have to do is enter the name of your favorite song or artist. And because Sonos connects directly to the Internet for all of these music services, you don't even have to turn on your PC.

Play music stored on your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®

Sonos now gives you convenient wireless access to music and podcasts stored in the Music app of iOS devices, for playback throughout your entire Sonos system. This feature works on devices running iOS6 or later (see below for full list of compatible Apple devices). The system even lets you connect multiple Apple players at once. For instance, you can queue up songs from your iPhone to play in the kitchen while you cook, and your spouse can stream a podcast in the den at the same time.

Product Highlights:

  • play music from your TV, Blu-ray player, cable box and satellite receiver, and wirelessly access music from Internet services and your computer
  • built-in amplifiers and nine built-in speakers (three tweeters and six midrange drivers)
  • communicates with other Sonos players via Wi-Fi or a dedicated Sonosnet™ 2.0 wireless network
  • control your Sonos system with your smartphone, tablet, or computer (via the free Sonos app)
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and Ogg Vorbis files (firmware is upgradable to support future audio formats)
    • compatible with protected WMA files from Napster, Urge, AOL, and many other music download sites
    • not compatible with protected AAC files from iTunes
  • play music and podcasts stored in the Music app of an iPhone (3GS or later), iPad (iPad 2 or later), and iPod touch (4th generation or later)
  • plays MP3 and WMA streaming Internet radio stations
  • plays songs from Rhapsody® digital music service — subscription required after free 30-day trial
  • plays songs from SIRIUS® Internet Radio — subscription required after free 30-day trial
  • plays personalized Internet radio stations from Pandora®
  • multi-zone synchronous playback (same music plays in multiple zones simultaneously) or multi-stream playback (each plays individually selected music)
  • connects to your TV, Blu-ray player or cable box via an included optical digital audio cable
  • built-in Dolby Digital decoding
  • use your TV or cable remote to adjust volume or mute the Sonos PLAYBAR
  • top-mounted controls for volume, muting, and play/pause
  • bass, treble, balance, and volume controls accessible via remote
  • 2-port Ethernet switch
  • compatible with Windows® (XP or higher operating system)
  • compatible with Mac® (OS X 10.4 or higher operating system)
  • AC adapter included
  • optional wall mount kit allows for easy placement near a wall-mounted HDTV
  • 35-1/2"W x 5-1/2"H x 3-5/16"D
  • weight: 11.9 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • requires high-speed Internet connection

Sound bar speakers: room-filling sound with less clutter

Add big sound to your TV without a roomful of speakers. Sound bars require minimal space and wiring, and their sleek designs complement today's flat-panel TVs. Most sound bars have their own built-in amplification, so you won't need to use a home theater receiver. Some models use advanced surround processing and carefully aimed speaker drivers to simulate the effects of a full home theater audio system.

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Sonos Playbar

Written By BillT, Smithtown, NY on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Dialogue Clarity
  • Ease of Use
  • Movie Performance
  • Music Performance

Plain and simple. I looked for a sound bar to pair with my new Samsung JS9000 curved TV that I purchased from Crutchfield and had some concerns about the sound quality given that I previously had Bose Acoustimas 7 series speakers (left, center, right). I was looking to simplify things and not have to deal with the spaghetti connections. While Samsung had a solution that worked with the curved TV, the sound quality wasn't quite what I was used to. Enter the Sonos Playbar. You can tell from my ratings what I think of it. I hope to par it with a set of sonos play one speakers as I found the playbar to be more than adequate to use without the subwoofer although that will likely be on my purchase list next year. What a system. What sound. Clear, robust and I especially like the dialogue enhancement and night time features, which were bonuses and not initially a factor in my purchase decision. But let me say that these features are a bonus. Appreciate the help from Crutchfield tech support in talking me through the initial set-up as I had some initial issues in getting the sound out of the Playbar. But this was an issue with the TV and not with the Playbar and was easily resolved in about 15 minutes. Once hooked up it's been nothing but wonderful. And my wife likes it too, which as the husbands know is a real bonus. I have not heard her once complain about the system.....thank god!!! Spend the money and get the quality and not something that you'll regret later.

Awesome can't wait to buy sub

Written By Smithcinema, System island ny on Monday, November 02, 2015

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  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Dialogue Clarity
  • Ease of Use
  • Movie Performance
  • Music Performance

Great unit works great but should be priced lower.

Pros: Conectivity

Cons: Price

As great as expected

Written By GMK, Illinois on Monday, October 12, 2015

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We love our new playbar and the quick service from Crutchfield. Super easy to hook up!


Written By Anonymous, Iowa on Sunday, October 11, 2015

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Couldn't be happier! Crutchfield is my new "Go to " For online electronics shopping

Pros: Amazing clarity

Cons: None

Sonos Playbar

Written By HarryM, Myrtle Beach,South Carolina on Monday, October 05, 2015

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Great alternative to wired speakers, Good Sound, paired with Sonos Sub woofer and Boost. Would have given it a 5 had instructions for connecting boost been easier to follow for set up.

Pros: Only wire is from tv to sound bar, much improved sound over TV speakers

Cons: Instructions to set up multiple devices with boost could have been clearer

Sonos Soundbar

Written By PaulR, Georgetown, Texas on Monday, October 05, 2015

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Absolutely amazing. This device sounds like a device the cost thousands of dollars more. Easy to set up, reliable, and it looks good on the wall. Who could ask for more?

Actually, I could. And I think Sonos is going to deliver too! Sonosis scheduled to come out with room equalization software for the Play1, Play3, and new Play5. I hope they extended the new fet atures to the Soundbar and Sub, because although the sound great already, with the addition of the new software they might sound even better, making them equal to other, far more expensive Audiofile products.

Pros: Sound, ease of use, looks.

Cons: Would rather have an HDMI input that passes through the video. Or in addition to the Toslink connection.

Another quality product from Sonos that will not disappoint

Written By WDice, New York on Monday, September 28, 2015

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In terms of quality of build, sound quality, and ease of use/connection - its 5 stars, easy - its Sonos - thats just is what it is - it gets docked a star - b/c its Sonos, they give very limited connection options - specifcally, no regular line in jack, just an optical - which is fine, and works for me - but I'd want all of their products and not just Play5 to give me option of just connecting a 3.5mm...

Anyway - specific to playbar - I use it alone, w/o sats or a sub - and I like it a lot...for my purpsoes, never too loud w/ two kids sleeping - it works well - also I use the enhanced speech and night mode so taht I can acutally watch a movie and hear it at night

Problem Solver

Written By gbb2, Arkansas on Thursday, September 10, 2015

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I have been debating getting a PLAYBAR for a long time. The cost slowed me down but I have to say I am happy with the purchase. The main draw for me is the night mode and speech enhancements. These features together make watching late night movies with sleeping kids in the house enjoyable again.

Pros: great sound

Cons: not the prettiest thing in the world. I wish it had a line in (other than optical)

A Full Bar!

Written By Top Notch., Arkansas on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Love it. Crystal clear. No mumbling here. Big full clear room-filling sound even when you get to sit in front of the return air. Nice.

Pros: They got this right for Bach and Blues, whispering and yelling.

Cons: None.

Great sustem

Written By Juanitok, Georgia on Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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I replaced a lesser brand soundbar with the Sonos Playbar and was blown away by the difference in sound quality. I also had sync problems with DVD and streaming movies that I couldn't correct. Not so with the Sonos. I will be adding to the system when my finances allow.

Pros: Great quality sound and a very buildable system. Being able to control it from my IPad, IPhone IMac or my tv remote.

Cons: Price


Written By Amit, New York on Sunday, July 12, 2015

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Great Product


Written By bc, Massachusetts on Thursday, July 09, 2015

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All told, the sound bar is solid. Setup is a breeze, the app is easy and intuitive, and I was pleased with the sound quality as a TV sound bar. However, I also wanted to use this to stream music through the first floor of our house on Saturday mornings. It became clear very quickly that the bass just was not where you would want it to be, so I had to shell out the money on a Sub and a boost. This was a huge improvement and I am pleased with the product... But I am also $1500 into this thing. I did not shop around and I have to think that there are more economical alternatives out there.

Pros: 1. Good quality. 2. Easy to setup, easy to use. 3. Application is well done.

Cons: 1. $$

Sonos playbar

Written By rocco, South Carolina on Monday, June 15, 2015

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works great

Pros: easy to install and use

Cons: none


Written By DSL, New York on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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Sound is great and set up was a breeze. Sounds way better than any other soundbar I have used even without a subwoofer.

Sounds Great

Written By DJNinetyNine, California on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Great sound. Easy to connect to TV and Sonos system.

Pros: All around a good product. I like how you can hear my TV through the sound bar and listen to music all in the same room. That option is superior.

Cons: Rather heavy sound bar. Sucks that you need the sound bar to make the system come full circle. But it's hear at last and sounds awesome.

Sonos Playbar

Written By B Lee, Ohio on Saturday, May 09, 2015

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Excellent product. My first Sonos Playbar was about 1 year ago,and I had no hesitation in buying a second. Although it is a bit pricey, It sounds great and is easy to set up. I love being able to control sound throughout house with all of my Sonos products. Sound much of much better quality than the speakers on my 75" Samsung.

Pros: -easy to set up -integrates with other Sonos components (surround and multi-room)

Cons: pricey

If you have a tv you need this

Written By Anonymous, New York on Friday, May 01, 2015

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Sonos is the best sound quality and setup is unmatched

Great soundbar

Written By RM, NY on Monday, April 27, 2015

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Great soundbar and quality is top notch. I went to my local speaker shop and listened to this bar a few times before pulling the trigger. I will tell you that I wasn't impressed with in store demos. I was told once you add the sub to the system it will take the stress away from the bar to produce clearer highs. They had a nice and easy return policy if I didn't like it..... so I bought it. Adding a sub made a world of difference and being able to tweak the eq for my sound preference has kept me from brining it back. Great bar but need the sub to really appreciate it.

Pros: Easy set up Being able to adjust eq for better sound Great build quality Ability to add more components wirelessly

Cons: Can't convert to 5.1 surround unless you add a converter - Octava


Written By Spanky, Louisiana on Friday, April 24, 2015

I started with 1 PLAY:1, 1 PLAY:5 and a CONNECT so I could use my primary home theater system on the Sonos network. Then I added another PLAY:1 and now a PLAYBAR. Needless to say I love all my Sonos products. Before I bought it I felt $700 was steep for a sound bar but believe me you get what you pay for. I set it up in my game room in less than 10 minutes and I am beyond impressed with the sound quality. Dialogue is clear and consistent. Even at high volumes this sound bar doesn't lose its composure.Setup was a breeze and even without the SUB this thing packs a punch. Buyer beware Sonos products may be addictive!

Pros: Excellent sound quality! Simple to set up! High WAF! (wife approval factor) Feels like a quality product!

Cons: Only has one optical input Non-Removable grill Price, but again you get what you pay for.

Sonos Playbar

Written By Anonymous, Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Luckily I had already purchased the sub with two play 3's. I feel if I would only have the Playbar I would be disappointed. The clarity of the Playbar is fantastic, but the lack of bass was definitely present. Overall, with the whole system I am blown away, but I definitely recommend the playbar with the sub.

Pros: Clarity. Ease of setup and use.

Cons: Sounds best when paired with sub. Expensive when you consider the price for sub and Playbar.

Sonos Playbar

Written By OJ, New York on Monday, April 13, 2015

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Must have for newer flat panels. Many of the new thin flat panel TV's give you a great picture, but the sound is lacking. Purchased this sound bar, after looking at a variety of surround sound systems, because of ease of connectivity. Extremely easy to switch from playing music from phone, tablet, or computer, to watching TV and DVD's. Another great feature of this system, is you can purchase everything at once (Playbar, Sub, Play 1), or you can also add on the individual pieces separately, which is great if you already have existing audio products that you want to use.

Pros: Great Sound, simple to connect

Cons: None that I can think of so far.

Great piece

Written By Scott, California on Monday, March 30, 2015

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I added Playbar to an existing system. Took more time to unbox (great, "Apple-like packaging!) than to set up. Note: TV needs optical output. Operation is seamless with rest of system and with the TV. Player syncs with your TV remote so no additional remote needed. Though pricey when compared to soundbars, it is Easy to set up and enables integration with whole-home system. With Sonos, it's easy to spread out the cost of a system by adding one component at a time. If you like the idea of whole home audio and are considering the purchase of a soundbar, I highly recommend stepping up to Sonos Playbar.

Pros: Great sound. Holds up at high volume yet clear at conversational volume. IMO, worth the premium just for the Easy setup, Easy operation and its ability to double as an Easy to operate music player. Add rooms in minutes when budget allows.

Cons: IMO, Playbar needs the Sub (separate component) to get at the thumps. I have not yet bought it, but will review it after I do. Seems pricey when compared to a soundbar, but you are paying for a sophisticated, flexible system component, not a soundbar.

Manage expectations

Written By Anonymous, Lexington ky on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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I have recently purchased a play 1, play 3, and playbar. I think I might have had unrealistic expectations of the playbar since I previously had a nice integrated amp with bookshelf speakers running my tv and music. The soundbar is just not as great on a sound level as my old setup. That being said the setup, connections, multi room ability, and overall ease of use are definitely as advertised. In my opinion the pros outweigh the cons for my setup (soundbar with a nice tv in the living room). I would not get this if you are looking for true home theater (get the sonos connect and a full system, maybe with play 1s for the surrounds). Overall I like it and I am keeping it, but of all my other sonos products this is the one that I am least excited about. As a side note, I am most impressed by the play 1.

Pros: - Decent sound (bit upgrade over tv speakers) - Ease of use - Multi room connection (great for sports. Get a play 1 or 3 for the kitchen to not miss out while grabbing a brew) - Enough bass for non rappers

Cons: - Decent sound (not home theater surround grade)

Needs internet!

Written By Brian, Chambersburg, PA on Friday, March 20, 2015

After researching this product for some time I purchased it to find you need to have an internet connection, not just wifi, in order for it to work AT all! I live on a hotspot which is not capable of registering this device. I have a 2.4 and 5G wifi network without internet service I intended to use this device on. It's a brick without high speed internet. All the material I read on their website omitted this very important fact. The material included with the device omits this fact. This will not work without internet service from a provider operating on wifi at 2.4G. It's overpriced Junk unless you are able to register the product.

Pros: None. It does not work at all without internet access.

Cons: Cellular Hotspots will not operate this device.


Written By Paul, North Carolina on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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The clarity is really extraordinary it blows my Bose out of the water. The price is the only con I have so far. I only bought the playbar now I have to get the sub, boost and play 3 to complete the package.

Pros: Clarity, Radio Stations, Wireless, Sleek

Cons: Price but you know what they say. Good seafood ain't cheap and cheap seafood ain't good same thing applies here

Different Application

Written By JWB, Denver, CO on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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I'm using the Sonos Playbar in a different configuration than most, who are using it as a fixed mount or in a surround sound configuration. Here in Denver, we get 300 days of we just completed an outdoor covered patio and deck project and I'm using the Playbar to extend the range of my TV speakers. First, let me iterate that this Playbar is not an outdoor speaker. I have a fireplace wall that is covered from the elements to protect it. However, it does a fantastic job of amplifying my TV's sound for watching movies and football games outdoors. Likewise, with it being a Sonos product, I can push music to it for those late night dance parties on our new deck. When combined with my Play5, I also have the ability to host football parties and have the TV audio broadcast into multiple rooms (pretty slick application). Very easy to set up and take down for cold weather days too. Simply unplug the power and optical audio cord.

Pros: Extends the range of your TV speakers, especially in large open spaces our even outdoors (again, not an outdoor speaker). When combined with other Sonos products, you can push your TV audio (football games) to other rooms where Sonos speakers are located.

Cons: None that I can think of yet.

Really, Really good

Written By Andy, Illinois on Sunday, March 08, 2015

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I tried multiple sound bars (Sony HT-XT1, Samsung HW-H750, LG NB4543, Denon DHT-S514) and decided on this one. The Denon was a close second, but it died after a week, plus the Sonos music experience is phenomenal. I thought the rest were lacking. I also purchased up two Play:1's (and a free bridge from Sonos) to use in a 5.0 set up and it really works well for movies. I am using an optical switcher to try to get a true Dolby 5.1 signal to the sound bar instead of a stereo signal. The pseudo surround generated when there is a stereo signal is ok. It's more ambient noise in the rear speakers than anything. When you get a true 5.1 signal to the Playbar it is impressive with movies.

For those wondering about if this needs the Sonos Sub, I don't think it does. It has decent bass as it is. I tried the Sub, but sent it back as it overpowered the 16 x 16 room I was using. Without the Sub, I could listen to movies and music all day. Sound quality was great for any music I tried. With the Sub, I found I was lowering the output on the Sub to prevent ear fatigue. Once the Sub level was lowered, I thought I was missing part of the music. For regular TV, the Sub did not kick in much. It was noticeable for movies. I just don't think it was worth the cost.

Pros: Sound quality is great for a variety of TV shows, movies, and music. Unlike other sound bars where you keep having to toggle from "News" mode, to "Cinema" mode, etc. depending upon what you are listening to. Will result in listening to a lot of music in your home.

Cons: Lack of DTS Support Had to buy an optical switch to get a 5.1 signal from directv box and amazon fire TV to playbar as this only has 1 input only 1 input

Sonos sound bar

Written By JT, Powhatan, Va. on Saturday, February 28, 2015

Love the added sound to the TV...GREAT sound,easy to hook up and love being able to control it from IPhone anywhere in the house!!

Pros: Great sound and easy operation.

Cons: Price.


Written By Anonymous, Ruckersville, VA on Friday, February 20, 2015

This device was easy to set up and made a Huge difference in our movie watching experience.


Written By Mark, Kentucky on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Wow! What a great sound coming from my TV now. I went with the SONOS sound bar so I could add speakers wireless to it at a later time. The set up was easy even for me. We have played music with that same bold sound. I almost bought my sound bar from a national chain but after talking with the salesman I knew Crutchfield was where I needed to buy my sound bar. The salesman answered all my petty questions and gave me their toll free number to call 24/7 for additional questions. I have also used that as well. I will buy the rest of my speakers from Crutchfield.

Pros: Easy set up and to have someone knowledgeable and available to answer all your question. Great sound!

Cons: No cons

Happy with purchase

Written By Cindy, Virginia on Friday, February 06, 2015

I am pleased with the player. I paid for the install with the TV and was very pleased with Crutchfield's customer service. It did take awhile to set up the speaker but I think that had to do with my wireless network and Comcast having some service outages.

Pros: I love the ability to listen to local radio stations

Cons: Don't have any yet.

A Hopeful 4 Star

Written By Investowiz, California on Monday, February 02, 2015

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Crutchfield, as always, delivers quickly. I downloaded the SONOS app, followed the instructions and in no time flat I was set up. Good sound especially when turned up. Soon I will pair the playbar with my computer stored and Internet play music.

Pros: Good looking instrument. Easy and quick to set up. Good sound.

Cons: Problem 1: I have a problem that I haven't yet diagnosed. Could be an issue concerning the interface with my new Samsung TV. Whether I press up or down on my remote the volume only goes up and can only be corrected (so far) by operating the buttons on the sound bar itself. Hope to get this cleared up soon. Problem 2: appears to be a lag in the sound vs. what I see on TV set. Minor lag but still annoying.

Loved It So Much I Bought A Second One

Written By DavidinSF, California on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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I have been looking for one of the newer "smart" amplifier/speaker integrated systems for some time. I attended the Consumer Electronics Show in 2014 and 2015 and saw many different brands and models and even ordered and tried two of them...they promised Sonos-like sound and capabilities at a lower price. They did not live up to expectations; so I decided to bite the bullet and spring for the Sonos Playbar. First, Crutchfield was awesome in the buying and delivery process (only 3 days to California). From the moment I opened the box, everything was super easy. The apps on my iOS devices and OS X are very well designed and function seamlessly.

Pros: - Sounds quality - Connectivity - Look and design - Simplicty - Sonos apps

Cons: - Pricey - Integration with AppleTV - Amazon Music not well integrated/supported (probably an issue with Amazon, not Sonos)

Sonos Playbar

Written By CMech, Charlottesville on Sunday, January 25, 2015

Good sound, easy installation. This serves the dual purpose of being my TV sound as well as my music system. It suits my purposes well. I rarely sit in one place long enough to care about stereo and bass is not that important to me either, so this addition may complete my house sound system. I do have a Play 3 that I move to wherever I am. The Playbar is not cheap, but it serves my needs perfectly. Receivers, players, and wired speaker systems are all gone now - and not missed.

Sonos Playbar

Written By Michael S, New York on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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I think that it's an excellent product but it does lack a strong bass sound. I paired it with 2 Play:1's to create a surround sound. After reading other reviews, it seems like adding a subwoofer is the way to go to raise the sound quality from very good to great. I will probably order the subwoofer tomorrow.

Pros: Wireless versatility. Great companion for my iphoe

Cons: Needs more bass

Pure Quality!

Written By Pierre, California on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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I had visited a local high fidelity store and after listening to a variety of speaker systems I stumbled across Sonos Playbar. The quality and depth of the sound coming from the Soundbar was impressive without having to wire multiple speakers throughout my house. The sound quality and reputation of Sonos was a plus; however, what sealed the deal was the ability to play or stream your music from your phone or tablet not just having superb TV sound quality for everyday viewing. I did invest in the Subwoofer to complete the sound I was looking for and I could not be any happier. The sound is crisp and the deep tones round out the music experience as if you had your own personal orchestra in your room. It is not inexpensive; however, for the sound quality, practicality, and multipurpose use, you cannot go wrong with this product. I find myself exploring and listening to a variety of music more often.

Pros: Sound quality, ease of installation, multipurpose use (TV or streaming music through WiFi), ability to add on speakers throughout the house without the wiring hassles.

Cons: get what you pay for.


Written By Jay, Audubon, NJ on Thursday, January 15, 2015

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I got this soundbar as my first Sonos device. I was expecting to improve the sound of my television (Samsung HU8500 series) but I am experiencing pretty much the same sound at the most common volume levels. If I turn it up louder than average, it does sound better than the TV, but I almost never listen to TV at that volume. A big part of the problem may be the lack of bass. There is the paranoid consumer side of me that says they did this on purpose so you buy a more expensive sub woofer from them.

Pros: Easy set up, great software

Cons: Does not sound better than the TV, lacks bass, loss of any visual feedback for volume level outside of a Sonos controller

Sonos Playbar

Written By Dtownboys, Downingtown, PA on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Outstanding quality product ... just as advertised.

Pros: Good quality product .... and the entire experience is positive, from the packaging, the set-up, the configuration and the ease of use.

sono palliar

Written By ottole, Florida on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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amazing product Glad I did NOT buy Bose

Pros: great product

Cons: Basic hi-fi connection knowledge helps.

new to Sonos

Written By DrSeaweed, the Washington, DC Area on Saturday, January 10, 2015

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very easy to install and use. So far quite pleased with Sonos soundbar sales person was very helpful ... So far only soundbar, in future plan to expand system with Sonos speakers. Highly recommend Sonos to others. Will refer friends to Crutchfield

Pros: overall excellent; easy to install and use

Cons: so far none

Sonos Playbar

Written By Mark, Boca Raton, FL on Thursday, January 08, 2015

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Great addition to my Samsung 8000. The improvement in the audio is tremendous. I completed the set-up very quickly to include programming my tv remote.

Pros: Ease of set-up Sound quality

Cons: N/a


Written By Jay, IL on Saturday, January 03, 2015

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No regrets


Written By Robert, Kansas on Saturday, January 03, 2015

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Ordering was easy. Delivery was on time. Setup was simple. We were looking for the capability of improving our tv sound and for a system that could play music throughout the house. This product delivered on both desires. I would recommend for anyone and Crutchfield provides the information needed to make an informed decision when buying. You can find articles on the Crutchfield site that helps you understand the options that are available.

Pros: Great sound. Great look. Easy ordering. Fast delivery. Great price.

Cons: None.


Written By HeyRoff, San Francisco on Friday, January 02, 2015

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Brilliant piece of kit. Not cheap, but of good quality construction, design and with outstanding sound quality.

Pros: Design, appearance, quality, simplicity to set up and control, sound quality.

Cons: None come to mind.

Easy to set up, sounds great

Written By Richard, California on Friday, January 02, 2015

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This product is very easy to set up - power, audio input (from TV), and done! The sound is very good.

Pros: Simple set up, good sound.

Cons: Connecting my wireless headphones requires an extra $400 piece of equipment ...

Sonos Play Bar

Written By Mike D, North Carolina on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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Great Sound , fairly easy to set up; had some compatibility issues with the TV but Sonos Tech support was very helpful

Pros: Great sounds enhancement, relatively small foot print. Great Tech service

Cons: Cost compared to competitive products


Written By Harlan, NC on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Excellent product. The setup was extremely easy and the playbar functions well. It accomplishes the task of projecting sound out into the room rather than to the side, which is what happens from my television. It actually allows us to lower the volume while the kids are sleeping since it projects the sound to where we are actually sitting.

Pros: Easy setup Integrates flawlessly to your cable box/tv remote Good sound Syncs well with external devices for music playback

Cons: Price

wonderful sound, no dangling cables!

Written By OmidS, North Carolina on Monday, December 29, 2014

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I was looking for a set up that would have great audio sound and give me the ability to play music wirelessly from my iphone (both important to me) and wouldn't have cables dangling all over the house (important to my wife). So many people recommended the sonos system, and I have not been disappointed. It's incredibly easy to set up, and in 5 minutes you can have great sound filling your house. The Crutchfield people are as helpful as ever in ordering, and it's such a joy to see people who are actually knowledgeable about their products. I think I am also going to add a Sub to get the full benefit of the system, but I have been so so pleased with it now. Highly recommended.

Pros: Wonderful sound, ease of set up, neat (wires to a minimum) system.

Cons: a bit costly, but worth it. Comparable in terms of cost to a Bose, but I personally prefer the sound by far.

Simply awesome

Written By Laurie D, the Washington, DC Area on Monday, December 29, 2014

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I bought my husband the play bar, sub and speakers for Xmas along with various speakers for 3 other rooms in the house. We absolutely love the play bar and the whole system. The system is extremely easy to set up and operate from the Sonos App and we love having whatever music we want playing throughout the whole house. The only problem we had was that the playbar could not be connected directly to our TV because the TV is an older Sony model. We did a search for the problem and Sonos tech support had already responded with a fix for other customers who had the same problem so the problem was solved in no time! Before buying this system I read another review that said Sonos had completely changed the way the person listened to music and now that we have it I completely agree!

Pros: Ease of installation, quality


Written By S., New Jersey on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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Makes the sound on my TV much clearer especially spoken words. Music is great too!

Pros: Easy set up. Even I could do it myself.

Cons: Wish there was better instructions for adding other Sonos products.


Written By Mitch, Florida on Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Very Happy with the quality of Sonos Products. I am enjoying this sound bar. I am currently using it without the sub so I am looking forward to adding that at a later date. Great styling and great function make for a winner.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: a bit expensive

Best sound ever

Written By Britt, Austin on Thursday, December 18, 2014

Awesome sound, cool ability to control with phone or app. Looks awesome too!

Pros: Highly recommend!!!!!

Cons: Nope. None.

A great choice

Written By David, Huntington Beach, California on Monday, December 15, 2014

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A great choice for a soundbar, as it can be controlled via software on your smartphone using WIFI. Can add other speakers for other areas of house

Mark K.

Written By Mark, my ny on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Great product sounds very good

Pros: Easy setup

Cons: Price

Sonos Playbar review

Written By DKN, New York, NY on Friday, December 12, 2014

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Very solid product. High quality sound and the app is incredible.

Pros: Quality of sound and nice look as well.

Cons: Low volume even when turned all the way up.

Easy and awesome

Written By Ed, SC on Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Did a lot of research on wireless surround systems before I chose Sonos (over Denon, Definitive Tech, Polk). So glad that I did. Went the entire 5.1 setup with the Playbar, Sub, and two Play:1. Setup of each speaker was easy-peezy. Wish there were more controls to fine-tune the surround sound, but can't complain about the sound I'm getting. Everyone complains about the lack of inputs into the Playbar, but I bought a simple HDMI switch with optical audio out, and I connect that switch audio out to the playbar and the switch HDMI out to the TV. So whatever source I select on the switch, I get 5.1 Dolby Digital to the playbar. Can't believe how good it sounds, and I previously had a 7.1 system using Pioneer A/V receiver to Polk in-wall speakers. The room I've got it setup in is pretty big, 22'x25' with 12 ft ceilings, and the Sonos sytem still fills the entire room with sound. I have the Playbar hard-wired to my network, and I haven't had any wifi drops like other