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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of streaming music services, including Pandora®, Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody®, TIDAL and more. You also have access to thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world through TuneIn Radio, and terrestrial radio stations through iHeartRadio. If you subscribe to SiriusXM Internet Radio, you can tune into all your favorite programming on any Sonos player in your system.
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.
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Fantastic!!!!! Functionally perfect with great sound. Very clear.
Pros: Ease of install Great sound Whole house music streaming to other Sonos speakers throughout house.
Cons: - Not cheap but the build justifies cost
What wonderful technology. Super easy and fun to set up. It sounds great.
Pros: I wish I had bought my tvs from them as well.
Totally awesome. Won't be disappointed
Pros: The absolute best of setting up.
Cons: Only setback is not being able to play YouTube music and some of my music apps
I was looking to minimize my home theater footprint and wires and the Sonos Playbar has allowed me to do just that. Installation took all of about 5 minutes. It sounds great (although I've yet to purchase the sub and surrounds) with tv audio and streaming music. It was a little tricky getting the volume controls to work with my LG magic remote but that's been the only glitch.
This is an incredible soundbar to use with Sonos system. I love the ease of connectivity and flexibility to play music and TV through the app. Sometimes my kids are listening to the TV too loud and I can lower it slightly w/o them noticing!
Pros: Flexible, great sound, ease of set up. Whole house connectivity.
Cons: Surround sound can only be done with use of other Sonos. Adding subwoofer makes it and Expensive (but worth it).
Great soundbar which is amazing for a simple set up. Best wireless sound bar and sub set up. The sounds are clear and crisp although the mid lows are a little lacking which some 3's or 5's additional speakers would help out. The set up was a breeze and after installing the Sonos app on my phone it tooka few minutes.
Pros: Quick easy set up with good sound
Cons: Lacks bass so you will need to add the matching sub. Additional speakers needed as the virual surround muddles some of the range but the additional 3's and 5's will help out a lot.
As long as your movies are encoded in dolby 5.1 all is well. You are out of luck if it is encoded in DTS.....would not recommend.
Cons: NO DTS audio supported. Window shop but do not buy.
Easiest setup I've experienced. Sound is great and equalizer lets you easily control sound balance. It connected to my home network in seconds. The app installed on my devices is simple to use. Didn't know anything about Sonos before this purchase except for what I've read, and I'm glad I took a chance!
Pros: Easy setup, intuitive app, no speaker wires
Bought this for mainly for watching TV in our master bedroom and paired it up with a Sonos sub woofer. Clarity of sound is amazing and it sounds like it is coming from different parts of the room. Not quite a surround sound effect, but close. So, I just ordered 2 Play 1s to complete the circle. The sound bar could stand alone, but I read many reviews online that recommended getting at least the subwoofer. It does make a difference and I expect the addition of the Play 1s to make even a bigger difference. Also, the Sonos App is so easy to use - idiot proof. I am electronically challenged and it took me less than 5 minutes to set up the play bar and sub woofer.
Pros: Sound, voice clarity, ease of setup, and ease of use
Cons: Absolutely none
Sonos is great sound and easy to set up on the television
Pros: clear sound;attractive product
I have been a Sonos user for 6 years and I've got many diff Sonos products throughout my home. Because we are installing hardwoods in our family room, I will lose the ability to run speaker wire around the perimeter of my room - which runs my 5.1 Mirage speaker system including a 10? sub in corner). Naturally, the Sonos Playbar, Sub and two Play 1's will be a perfect solution for my room. I decided to get a jump on it and ordered the Playbar first. Installed it last night and it sounds absolutely AMAZING compared to the factory speakers on my 52" SONY Bravia TV. I knew Sonos makes quality speakers but they took things to another level with the Playbar. The quality and build of this speaker is phenomenal. I am still kicking myself for not purchasing it sooner. I installed it on the wall beneath my TV using the wall mount kit (sold separately and VERY reasonably priced). The template that comes with the mount kit is excellent and it makes hanging it a piece of cake. I opted to bury my optical cable and power cord behind the wall so you cannot see either. I was extremely pleased with the set up process and the features (EQ to adjust bass/treble, etc.). I also love the fact that you can switch the Playbar to listen to music (like other Sonos speakers) by just the touch of a button on your controller. I've been a customer of Crutchfield for 18 years & I've purchased all of my Sonos products through them. Their customer service and shipping times are unmatched in the industry.
Pros: Sound quality, aesthetics, ease of use, ease of set up, versatility
Cons: Can't find any cons at this time
Only thing I didn't love about it was setting it up with an LG smart remote. Took a long time to get it done, with help from some bloggers. Got there in the end. Sound is fantastic and the app is decent.
Easy to set up, and sounds great.
I have a play 3 in another room but added the playbar and can't wait to add 2 play 1's for real surround effect. I couldn't stop listening to music this morning through the playbar. This is the only sound bar that I've owned so I don't have anything to compare it to but have been satisfied and like that I can group it with my existing sonos. There is a little delay when switching from tv to music but it's not bad. My tv is from 2010 and is giving me an annoying message 'not available' when I adjust the volume. It's not sonos fault, they said the newer tv remotes give an option to get rid of it or they said a universal remote would rid the message.
Pros: sound ability to connect with existing sonos and play music without tv
Cons: pricey. I think other sound bars have dropped and price but sonos remains insane. If I didn't already have the sonos play 3, I would have chose a cheaper option.
The Playbar sounds great and is very easy to set up. Crystal clear dialog and a nice full sound. The problem I had was with intermittent sound drops of a second or two fairly regularly. After working with Sonos, discovered this is a known issue with Sonos and Samsung SUHD tvs. The Sonos rep sent me a link to a document called "Television Compatibility with the PLAYBAR" which you can find if you go to the Sonos Playbar support area under FAQ and search for it. Their solution is to set the audio output on the Samsung TV to PCM stereo rather than Dolby Digital. Actually, that didn't even solve my problem and why spend all this money on a soundbar and then only feed it PCM Stereo? I believe the issue is with Sonos rather than Samsung as I have since gone to a different soundbar and now have no sound drops. Also, the Playbar is not capable of processing DTS Digital Surround but the Samsung tv can which may be part of the problem. Because the Playbar doesn't have HDMI connections, there is no other way to run the soundbar except as a slave to the TV unless you buy a separate HDMI switch which the Sonos rep suggested as an option. I didn't try that. I ended up returning the Playbar for a soundbar with HDMI switching capability that could process DTS and am quite happy now. Bottom line, get the compatibility document BEFORE purchasing it to see if your TV is listed as having issues. Again, great sound but I wish it had HDMI switching capability and could process DTS.
Pros: Great sounding system. Very easy to set up with your network. I used the Sound Boost. Good controller via your phone or tablet.
Cons: Only connection is via an optical cable. Cannot connect with HDMI. Sound bar cannot process DTS Digital Stereo. I had intermittent sound drops when using with Samsung SUHD tv. Check the "Television Compatibility with the Playbar" document on the Sonos website before purchasing.
I recently ditched my home theater system because I wanted to stream line, neaten everything up and plainly I just got sick of a receiver, wires, multiple remotes, cables, and multiple components. I bought a smart TV and the sound bar. It is perfect. I can hear the TV well, it took less than 5 minutes to set up and 3 days later I bought the Sub. Love that you can use sirius with the app, play whats on your iPhone or Droid, laptop (mac) and iPad. You can get apple music, pandora, spotify too plus more. great purchase and make the room clutter free.
Pros: Good to look at, build quality, packaging, ease of use, options, functionality, set up.
Cons: Maybe a little more midrange would be nice. The sub was a great addition
Love it, it's great
Very easy to set up and the sound is nicely balanced. We live on a pretty busy street and I previously had to constantly adjust the sound. With this the sound stays consistent and I rarely need to make any adjustments. I will say that it definitely needs to the sub to round it out which we will be buying soon. The only real issue I have is a Sonos problem and that is the inability to stream iTunes from iCloud. But we have Apple TV so that's not too big of a deal.
Pros: Easy to set-up Great Sound Great for smaller spaces
Cons: Price Inability to stream iTunes from your iCloud account
What a simple yet powerful piece of audio equipment! This soundbar took my audio to a whole 'nother level in about 10 minutes! Setup was as easy as can be with the app. Adding my music services to the system was easier than falling off a log and more pleasant too! Extremely satisfied with this purchase. You definitely want to add the Sub to this bar. Will purchase a couple of SONOS 1's or 3's soon to get the full surround experience, but just with the sub and this bar you already have awesome sound!
Pros: Sound Quality Ease of Setup Movies and Music sound superb
Cons: Cons, what cons?
Standard soundbar connection (optical audio cable) and easy SONOS app setup. Can use as TV soundbar OR SONOS speaker. Great SONOS feature for all speakers is the ability to group/ungroup multiple speakers. Very Cool stuff!
Pros: Great SONOS feature for all speakers is the ability to group/ungroup multiple speakers.
This is a great product but can have many improvements
I paired it up with the Sonos sub and a couple of the Play speakers. Wow! Easy peasy.
Pros: Easy to set-up, control with HDMI or phone, great sound.
Excellent sound, style, ease of install/setup. I have other SONOS products and this works seamlessly with them. I use it for TV and music. I have no basis of comparison with other mfrs. but I couldn't ask for anything more. SONOS is a great company with excellent technical support.....as is Crutchfield.
I thought that setting up a soundbar in a new room would be ok, but never compare to my 5 speakers in wall & ceiling in my viewing room. Boy were we surprised by the great sound from the PlayBar and SUB.
Pros: Outstanding clarity for movie dialogue and range for music play. Love the ease of connecting my Spotify account and playing music directed by my iPhone.
Cons: Haven't found any problems yet.
Fantastic love this thing.I.use it with my play ones ,very good ...I'm going to order the sub
Pros: Ease of use,installation is clean and neat
I was hesitant to purchase because other quality sound bars are half the price, if not more. I live in an apartment but I know in the future I wanted a wireless sound system and from everything I've heard Sonos is amazing. So I decided to purchase and I don't regret it one bit! This sound bar is amazing! Music sounds incredible and so does everything else coming from the TV...shows, movies, video games, etc. I have not purchased the sub or additional speakers yet and I will wait to purchase until I move into a house. I live in a two bedroom apart, ~1150 sqft and the sound bar has plenty of juice to fill up the living room and kitchen and more. If you are contemplating it...don't...just do it. It's been a couple weeks but so far so good.
Sonos PLAYBAR is expensive but worth the money. The sound is amazing and it looks very nice when you install it on the wall.
Pros: Easy to install and sound amazing
The Playbar is our fourth Sonos product. We have two Play 1's and the connect Amp. Sonos simplicity and sound quality for the price are unsurpassed. Setting up the Playbar was simple as with the other Sonos products we own, simply follow the prompts. We, my wife and I, are thoroughly enjoying them.
Pros: Easy to set-up, programmed cable remote to control Playbar volume -simple, just followed prompts. Great sound clarity.
This is our first product from Sonos. It was very easy to connect and start using. Even though we bought it to go along with our new tv, I find it is enjoyable to listen to background music while relaxing. The sound quality is awesome.
Pros: Easy to setup. Excellent sound quality. The free app has lots of choices for music, talk, or podcasts.
Cons: Too large in height to fit below my tv which sets on a corner cabinet. I had to mount it on a shelf above my tv.
Amazing quality and sound. Well worth the cost
Very easy installation and set-up. Sound quality is great. The wireless connection is rock solid.
Not an audiophile by any means but as anyone, do enjoy great sound through great speakers and the Playbar fits that bill. I am slowly trying to rebuild my 5.1 sound and selected the Sonos Playbar as my first piece. I ordered the wall mount with the Playbar. Installation for both was simple and straight forward. My Playbar is hardwired to my network via Cat6 so I didn't have to run through the wireless setup. Once the Playbar is mounted and connected to the TV, the Sonos software walks you through the setup, couldn't be any easier. The entire experience was great, "bumper to bumper" and highly recommended.
Pros: Easy Installation, easy setup, great features, i.e. night play & voice enhancement & great sound.
Cons: None to-date.
I purchased the Sonos Sound Bar and Sub after trying a Sony 7.1 Channel sound bar. The Sonos set up is superb and 100% worth the month. Easy setup, sounds fantastic, and mounts to the wall really cleanly (don't forget to purchase the additional wall mount kit).
Pros: Sounds fantastic Easy Setup Easy Wall Mount Well Designed
Great speaker, and in combination with play ones, a greeat suround sound.
Pros: Very easy setup, clear sound, tones of available music.
A huge step up from the TV speakers. Very easy to use and setup. Totally worth the money with its music playing capability and smart phone control ability.
Pros: A beautifully designed product.
This is a very good soundbar which they call a playbar.. No doubt it is excellent. The sound is clear and strong. I love the connection to the woofer and Play 1 speakers requiring only a wall plug - no wiring.
Pros: Easy set-up. Great sound. Software exceeded my expectations.
Cons: Pricey! You need Spotify Premium to play it on the playbar. They don't tell you this (or at least I didn't see it) in the promotional material. I use Pandora on it just fine. I haven't tried the other online music systems.
Super easy to configure. Amazing sound.
Purchased a Condo for my 89 & 85 year old in-laws. Needed to upgrade the sound quality while maintaining a very simple approach to turning the TV sets on and off. No amps, no receivers, nothing to complicate the task. After receiving absolutely fantastic support from the Sonos Help Desk in Registering and connecting the Sonos Playbar to the new 75" 4K TV and the Network, we never looked back. Hit the cable remote...on it came, hit the off button...off the system went. No fuss, no muss. Perfect for very mature AV fans, plus they can listen to a large selection of music sources direct through the Sonos. I am in the process of purchasing 3 more Playbars for the remaining TV's. They love the Sonos.
Pros: Very good sound, even without the sub. Easy to use, once it is connected.
Cons: Needed the Help Desk connecting the Soundbar, TV, and Network. The assistance was an A+!!!
Nice easy setup and great addition to my new Samsung TV!
I will review the playbar and sub as a combination, because that's what is needed for optimal performance. This is our 2nd playbar/sub combination coming into the house, the first is located in the kitchen and we have about 2-years experience with it. Simply killer sound. So, when we upgraded the living room TV we of course opted for a 2nd Sonos playbar/sub for the sound. We added two Sound2 speakers from a different room, as the rear speakers in the living room for surround sound. One the set-up was complete (it's easy, we already had a Sonos network in our house) the sound just rocks. The addition of the back speakers was a nice upgrade. The playbar does not satisfy without the subwoofer - buy the pair and you won't be disappointed!!
Pros: Solid build quality, very clear/accurate SQ from the playbar, the sub just blows away the house, voices are exceptionally clear while just watching TV (a big plus considering the quality of today's TV speakers), ability to stream music from a variety of sources.
Cons: None. Sonos products have excellent built/sound quality.
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.
Great unit works great but should be priced lower.
We love our new playbar and the quick service from Crutchfield. Super easy to hook up!
Couldn't be happier! Crutchfield is my new "Go to " For online electronics shopping
Pros: Amazing clarity
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
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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. $$
Pros: easy to install and use
Sound is great and set up was a breeze. Sounds way better than any other soundbar I have used even without a subwoofer.
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.
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)
Sonos is the best sound quality and setup is unmatched
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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 sunshine...so 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.
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
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.
This device was easy to set up and made a Huge difference in our movie watching experience.
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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: None...you get what you pay for.
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
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.
amazing product Glad I did NOT buy Bose
Pros: great product
Cons: Basic hi-fi connection knowledge helps.
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
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
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.
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.
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 ...
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Awesome sound, cool ability to control with phone or app. Looks awesome too!
Pros: Highly recommend!!!!!
Cons: Nope. None.
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
Great product sounds very good
Pros: Easy setup
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.
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 others have reported. The controller app added my entire music library from my pc with no issue, and Pandora setup was simple. I like this system so much that I'm going to start purchasing other players for the other rooms.
Pros: Sound awesome, looks great, very easy setup
Cons: lack of controls to fine-tune the surround sound
This is an amazing sound bar with impeccable clarity and sound. This addition to my bedroom made the difference in every way.
Pros: Sound Quality, Works with TV and audio zone. Easy to set up,
Cons: I dare you to find something wrong.
Sound quality is excellent. If you want a clean setup (minimal wires, receivers, speakers, etc) this is a great option. I have a huge room and the single sound bar fills the entire room with sound. I have coupled the sound bar with a Sonos subwoofer and couldn't be happier. No messy wires - I can place the sub in an entirely other are of the room and don't need to be bothered with running speaker wires. The bass can be excessive at times so I actually have to turn down the EQ to avoid bothering my neighbors. Being an audio geek I was skeptical that a single sound bar and sub could sound as good as people described. I'm so happy with the products I'm going to order a set of Play:3 speakers to make a 5.1 surround. The Sonos android/iPhone apps work very well. One issue with the application is you can only associate a single music service account with your Sonos system. For example, my wife and I both have Spotify accounts and we can only use one of them. So we've just resorted to using my Pandora, Spotify, etc accounts. I've been told future software updates will accommodate multiple accounts. If you're considering Sonos, you'll be very pleased with the ease of use and quality of sound. If you already own Sonos stuff, then you know how good it is.
Pros: Sound quality Ease of setup Simple/clean wiring
Sounds great and easy to connect to my TV - would give it a 5 star rating but the instruction manual is a little shy on operating instructions.
Pros: Ease of connection
Cons: Limited operating instructions in manual
I'm a first time Sonos user. I was a little skeptical because I had a Marantz surround sound system prior to Sonos. But I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the sound.
Pros: I love the ability to control the volume on each of your Sonos speakers from your phone.
Cons: Little pricey, but worth it.
I'm new to sonos, and in love with it. This soundbar is simply amazing. Before buying it, i tried a cheap samsung, and realized that i got what i paid for. The sonos, while being much larger, sounds amazing, and integrates with my sonos setup. highly recommended. Make sure to buy the wall mount bracket if you plan on mounting it. Also, if you'll be mounting it above your TV (as i did), you may want to get longer power/optical cables.
Pros: Sound quality is great. Setup is a breeze. wife-proof.
Cons: a bit larger than your normal sound bar, so make sure it will fit nicely. included cables are only 6' which wasn't long enough for me. i bought a 10' fiber cable, and had to cut the jacketing off to get it to bend tight enough as to not show once the speaker was mounted. also bought a 10' power cable, and while it should have fit in the sonos, i had to notch out the plug a bit and gettig it to fit snugly was a challenge, as sonos' connector is slightly non-standard.
I was looking at adding an out of the box home theater surround system because I didn't feel a large speakers in wall system was warranted. I had been looking at the Bose sound bar but when my TV/Home Theater installer told me about the Sonos being a cheaper (to start) alternative I decided to research the products and the company. Everything I read was exactly what I was looking for, wireless for mobile devices, sleek look, powerful sounds (eventually will add recommended Sonos subwoofer for added bass). I am very happy with both the looks and more importantly the functionality of the Playbar. The best option is to be able add wireless surround sound speakers to further enhance the listening experience. With the Sonos Bridge you create a HiFi system which allows you to take the wireless speakers to other rooms if you want to listen to music from your mobile device on a speaker. The mobile app to set up the system is so simple and has you up and running within minutes. If you have a Samsung Smart TV and are getting a message on the screen about wireless speakers google how to remove the message and on Sonos website it has each cable company listed and what you have to do using your cable remote to remove the message from ever popping up again. When I called and asked Crutchfield tech support they were unaware of how to fix it, when I discovered it on Sonos website I called Crutchfield back to give them the web address for the fix. Great purchase, highly recommend
Pros: Good sound, easy set up, overall functionality when it comes to being to add additional Sonos speakers. Good company that was founded by smart technical folks.
Cons: Subwoofer is needed to add more depth/bass to the sound. Over time after adding additional speakers it comes out to being more expensive than most other systems but that is because of the quality and wireless functionality.
New house wasn't practical for my 5.1. Was skeptical. Sound quality exceeded my expectation. I have bought from crutchfield four time over the last decade and will buy from again. Playbar is not as loud or clear as a nice Polk, Paradigm, or def tec system, but it wasn't meant to be. I may even say there is a diminishing return that you get by spending more. I did buy the sonos sub which was a just for me cause I like some bass. Love the sonos app to control. Very user friendly.
Pros: User friendly. Good clarity and semi loud volume. Lots of control from the sonos app.
Cons: Wish it had Bluetooth, but since it has the full control app, I'm ok without it. On the pricey side for a bar and sub. I think it should be $200 less, but truth be told l, I'd actually pay 200 more.
Bought the Sonos PlayBar and the wireless subwoofer plus two Sonos 1 units to augment my Samsung 65" LED TV based on the positive reviews, although I was skeptical of the price - at first. My Crutchfield advisor steered me toward this unit after I explained my needs and wants, and his advice was spot on. All was well packed, and arrived in short order at my new home. Once my wi-fi was installed, setting up the system was a breeze. Using the Sonos desktop application on my iMac, I was guided through the set-up one step at a time, while the system's internal wi-fi network did a "handshake" with my home's wi-fi system. It even helped me set up the Sonos bridge to my modem - a seamless proposition. Once each step in the process is complete, the software guides you to the next.....and so on. Couldn't be much easier or idiot-proof. Even if you are challenged by technology, you should have no problem with this system. Install the app, follow the prompts, and you'll be enjoying music and movies in short order. You probably want to know how it sounds, too, right ? Well, all I can say is this is - hands down - the best I've ever heard. The Sonos One surround speakers and the wireless subwoofer compliment the play-bar nicely, and can be tweaked in any number of different ways according to your preferences. the SONOS team delivered a home run with this system. Just buy it - Crutchfield makes it easy.
Pros: One optical audio connection to my TV, plug-n-play simplicity. Wireless capability is a big plus, as is streaming music from my Apple desktop via iHeart radio, iTunes, Pandora, etc.....it's all good. My pool parties will never be same again. Can add speakers to other rooms for multi-room jams - TV in one room, music in another part of the home. It's just awesome.
Cons: Just wish SONOS would come out with an all-weather unit so I could stream music out to my pool & patio area !
Outstanding sound from a fairly small unit. This unit replaced a high-end center channel and bookshelf speakers and delivers better, clearer sound with virtually no wires. It is also very easy for family members to control since it syncs to the TV volume control. I struggled with the decision of the Bose SL1 unit vs. the Sonos playbar, but I am pleased with my decision.
Pros: Simple, virtually no wires, easy set-up, great sound.
Cons: Don't let the price scare you away.
I have tried out many sound bars and not been satisfied with any of them and was just about to give up on sound bars until I came across this one. This is a truly amazing sound bar not enough can be said VERY easy to setup and the sound quality is incredible. I was a little hesitant about the price but anything worth having comes at price. 100% worth the money!!! Would recommend this product to anyone!!
Pros: Easy to setup and sounds amazing!
I have gone through several sounbars in the past year and have not been satisfied with any of them. I listened to the Sonos at a local electronics store and decided to order from Crutcfield and give it a try. I have to admit that if you didnt see the soundbar you would think you were listening to a full surround system; it sounds that good! It would be nice to have a few choices to connect to the tv but the wireless connection worked flawlessly. I would recommend adding the sub as I did to bring that added punch when you need it. Overall. it is a bit pricey when you add the sub but well worth it. I also tried the Bose soundbar which you cannot connect to your network, and the Sonos definitely out performed it in sound quality and features.
Pros: Easy set-up and unbelievable sound from a soundbar. Wide range of wireless configurations.
Cons: Limited wired connections.
I purchased the Sonos Playbar for many reasons and have not yet been let down by any of them. I replaced a 5.1 surround system with this one device and barring a few intense movie action scenes, where a subwoofer and surround speakers really shine, I have had a much better TV watching experience. Because I do not have an Ethernet connection run to my living room, I also purchased the Sonos Bridge which made connecting the Playbar to my wireless network a breeze.
Pros: Amazing sound Simple step by step setup Upgradeability Plethora of features
Cons: A bit heavy on the wallet.
I'm in the process of moving into a house from a downtown apartment. I have a decent surround sound system with a NAD T748 receiver with a complete Bose speaker layout. Since moving into the house I didn't want to have the mess of tangled wires all over the living room and putting them into the walls wasn't a option (plaster walls). So I decided after some research to give the Sonos speakers a try. I first purchased the playbar and 2 Play 1's. It took all of 15 minutes to have them out of the box and playing. They sounded great but they were missing the bass that I was accustom to from my previous set up. I decided to order the Sonos sub, added it to the system made a few adjustments and Wow ! Totally blown away by what this system. I have been a loyal fan of Bose sound systems for a long time ( my younger brother was a engineer for the company) and the Sonos components are top notch as far as quality and sound. Even though you are paying a premium price for each piece I'll tell you now that you will not be disappointed with the quality of sound or the fact that they just look so beautiful. A+++ to Sonos and a wonderful product.
Pros: Easy and fast setup Amazing sound Quality sound and looks
Easy to set up. Excellent sound
I was skeptical at first, but after going through the setup I was impressed, the system looks and sounds great and the system software was really easy to work with. Sonos did a great job with the user interface - it actually took longer for me to extract my old receiver and speaker wires out than to put the Sonos system in. Once that was done, I was able to point it to my Seagate UPNP back up drive which is where I back up my iTunes library and the Sonos was able to use that as a music source. Impressive...
Pros: Easy to set up, sounds great - it's wonderful having a home theater system without having to string wires everywhere...
Cons: Pricey... But after struggling thorough other home theater system setups, this was a breeze and worth it.
Sonos Playbar was easy to set up and has great sound with movies, tv and music. Really happy with this product. Price is a little high but the bottom line is you get what you pay for.
Pros: Easy set up, listening to music from my computer.
Cons: I did not know that once you set this up the Playbar has to be played all the time, even when watching Sprout with my grandsons!
Sound bar sounds great looks good on wall wish it had more connectivity like bluetooth having just the wifi is a limitation.
Pros: sounds good easy setup
Cons: limited integration
It's a good looking, clean installation and performs well. It needs a sub-woofer to fill in the lower registers that it's not really designed to provide but all in all a good choice.
After two tries at trying to make a Polk sound bar, and woofer work, I gave up and asked Chance at Crutchfield what system he might recommend. He called back and advised me to look at a Sonos sound bar, which had 45 very high ratings by satisfied customers. It was just the sound bar, no woofer, but cost $200 more. I thought "Wow. I'm getting less equipment, but it cost more," and now I know why, The Sonos sound bar BY ITSELF (no woofer) is far better sound! If later I want to add a woofer, or a Sonos Play 3, I'm sure it will enhance the sound. But time will tell. Right now I am delighted with our Sonos sound bar by itself! No Polk woofer vibrations that rattle the room and distort the sound, but still ample bass, and I can hear every word said by announcers doing sports without saying to my wife, "back it up, I didn't get what he just said." You get what you pay for!
I have been using a Surround Sound System that runs through a Receiver. Hands down this offers more options, better sound and easiest set up. While a little on the pricy side - it is worth every penny!
Pros: 10X less Wires than a standard system Links to my internal Sonos System so I can now play my TV sound in any room I have a speaker Might not sound like much but if you are having a Super Bowl Party - it is nice to have the sound on the patio as well Easy set up - Plug it in the wall. Plug the cable in your TV and the other end into the playbar. Push the button to link to your Sonos System.
Cons: Have not found any yet
Very easy set up and awesome sound. Also very easy and intuitive to use