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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


Add the Sonos SUB (sold separately) to the PLAYBAR for rich 3.1-channel home theater sound.

3.0 home theater
Connect PLAYBAR to your TV with an included optical digital cable for clean, clear sound from TV shows and movies.

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

5.1 home theater
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.

Please note: The PLAYBAR must be connected to your broadband router for use in home theater setups with the Sonos SUB or other Sonos speakers as rear speakers. If your router is in a different room from the PLAYBAR, you can use the optional Sonos Boost (not included) to make a stable wireless connection.

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.

Expand your Sonos system

You can have up to 32 Sonos music players in your system, and each one can play an independent selection of individual tracks or playlists. Listen to jazz in the den while your spouse plays rock music in the kitchen, or pump a single playlist of songs throughout the entire house during a party.

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)
  • requires a wired connection to your broadband router for use with the Sonos SUB or other Sonos speakers as rear speakers; either via the rear Ethernet jack or with the optional Sonos BOOST
  • 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

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Active soundbar speaker
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • 5' Optical digital cable
  • 59" Ethernet cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Product Information Booklet

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Home Theater Features
Network Audio Features

Home Theater Features

Soundbar Speaker: Complement your HD flat-panel television with the Sonos PlayBar soundbar speaker for rich, room-filling HiFi sound. The Sonos PlayBar is simple to setup, control, and expand. It requires only three cable connections; a power cord, optical digital audio cable, and Ethernet cable (all included). The PlayBar supports playback of all sources connected to your TV; such as cable/satellite, Blu-ray/DVD player, video game system, etc. The Sonos PlayBar can also wirelessly stream music from your computer, as well as various online music services and Internet Radio. The PlayBar can even sync with other Sonos speakers wirelessly. The unit can be controlled from your TV's remote, or by your Apple iOS device or Android smartphone using the free Sonos App from iTunes or Google Play.

Note: The PlayBar works with all amplified and non-amplified Sonos products (sold separately).

Active 9-Speaker Design: The Sonos PlayBar soundbar speaker features a sophisticated 9-speaker design with six midrange drivers and three tweeters (the left & right tweeters are angled for a wider sound stage). Each speaker is driven by a perfectly matched Class D amplifier. The PlayBar acts as your front left, front right, and center-channel speaker.

Optical Digital Input (Dolby Digital/PCM): The Sonos PlayBar soundbar speaker connects to your television via its optical (toslink) digital input. The unit supports both Dolby Digital (5.1ch) and PCM (2ch) audio signals through its digital input. Make sure to turn your television's speakers off.

  • Dolby Digital: Your television's off-air and network movie apps can be delivered in Dolby Digital format to the PlayBar. The PlayBar will decode and utilize up to six discrete sound channels (five channels for center, right front, left front, right rear, and left rear; and 1 discrete Low-Frequency Effects (LFE) or subwoofer channel) available through the Dolby Digital format.
  • Stereo/PCM: AV sources connected to your TV (such as Blu-ray, cable/satellite, video game) are delivered in Stereo/PCM format to the PlayBar. The PLAYBAR will decode the Stereo/PCM format into a left front and right front channels directly from the 2 channel Stereo provided and will decode a matrixed center, right rear, left rear, and subwoofer channel from the audio signal.

Equalization (EQ): During the PlayBar setup process you will be guided through its audio calibration process. If desired, you can change the sound settings (bass, treble or loudness) for the Sonos PlayBar. Bass boosts lower frequencies, treble boosts higher frequencies, while loudness boosts both bass and treble to improve the sound at low volume.

Sound Options: The Sonos PlayBar offers various sound settings to customize your listening experience.

  • Speech Enhancements: The Speech Enhancement setting makes the TV dialog easier to hear.
  • Night Sound: The Night Sound setting adjusts the audio for night time viewing so you can reduce the volume and still experience proper balance and range. At lower volumes, quiet sounds are enhanced and the intensity of loud sounds is reduced.
  • Audio Delay (Lip Sync): You can increase or decrease the sound delay if the image on your TV and the sound from the PlayBar are not in sync.

TV Auto Play: When TV Auto Play is set to On, TV audio automatically plays through the PlayBar when you turn on your television. If music is playing when the TV is turned on, the music immediately stops and the PlayBar switches to TV audio.

IR Sensor/Repeater: The Sonos PlayBar speaker does not come with a remote, but does offer a built-in IR sensor and IR repeater. You can program your TV's remote control to operate volume up/down of the system. If the PlayBar blocks your TV's IR sensor, the unit's IR repeater allows the remote signal to pass through the PlayBar to your TV.

Mounting Options: The PlayBar can sit above or beneath your flat-panel TV on a shelf, or mounted on a wall using optional wall mount bracket (616PBWLMNT, sold separately). When mounting the speaker below a television, allow 1" of clearance between the PlayBar and the TV. When mounting the speaker above a television, allow 2" of clearance between the PlayBar and the TV. Do not place the PlayBar in a cabinet or on a walled shelf. Both ends of the soundbar speaker should be at least 1' from a wall or other obstruction.

Wireless 5.1ch Speaker System: Add the Sonos Wireless Subwoofer (616SUB, sold separately) and a pair of Sonos Play:3 Wireless Speakers (616ZPS3B, sold separately) or Sonos Play:1 (616ZPS1B, sold separately) for a wireless 5.1ch surround sound experience. Now you don't have to run wires to a powered sub or rear speakers to enjoy true 5.1ch audio.

Note: You must setup your Sonos system via the SonosNet wireless mesh network in order to connect the Sonos Wireless Subwoofer and/or the Sonos Wireless Rear Speakers (not compatible with WiFi).

Network Audio Features

Two Ways to Connect Wirelessly: The Sonos PlayBar offers wireless music streaming via SonoNet or WiFi, without a big wiring project.

  • SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network: SonosNet, a proprietary wireless mesh network technology, provides superior wireless range for whole-house coverage, ensures synchronous music playback, and avoids sources of wireless interference. The transmitting range of the PlayBar's built-in wireless system is approximately 100', depending upon your home's layout. The PlayBar will need to be hardwired to your network router/modem via Ethernet or you will need the Sonos Boost (sold separately) to make the wired Ethernet connection to your network router/modem.
  • WiFi Wireless Network: The Sonos PlayBar can also operate over your home's existing WiFi network (802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz). Because you are connecting wirelessly to your home's existing WiFi network, you do not need to hardwire a Sonos Boost to your router/modem. The PlayBar's range will be dependent on your home's existing WiFi network. PlayBar speakers manufactured after March 2014 are loaded with the proper firmware and ready to go out of the box for WiFi connectivity. All PlayBar speakers manufactured prior to that date will require a first wire connection to facilitate a firmware upgrade and  hereafter they will be able to work over WiFi.
Note: You cannot connect the PlayBar via both SonoNet and WiFi; you will need to choose one. Sonos recommends using its proprietary SonosNet wireless mesh network over WiFi when applicable. SonosNet will provide a more secure wireless connection with fewer interruptions for optimum performance. WiFi is subject to greater interference from other WiFi and 2.4GHz devices on your network. WiFi connectivity is not compatible with 5GHz and N routers; WiFi connectivity is also not compatible with the Sonos Wireless Sub and/or Sonos Wireless Rear Speakers (you will have to use SonosNet in this case).

Music Streaming: The Sonos PlayBar gives you access to unlimited music; such as your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows, and podcasts.

  • Pre-Loaded Internet Radio: The Sonos PlayBar includes TuneIn, an Internet Radio Service, that provides immediate access to 100,000 Internet radio stations and broadcast programs. You can easily find radio stations from all over the world broadcasting music, news, and variety programming, including archived shows and podcasts.
  • Online Music Services: The Sonos PlayBar works seamlessly with 7Digital, Amazon Cloud Player, AUPEO!,, Hearts of Space, iHeartRadio, Murfie, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker Radio, Songza, Spotify, Stitcher, & Wolfgang's Vault, plus downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks (service availability varies by region). Check out the Sonos website for the latest online music services. (Some online services require a paid subscription.)
  • Music Library: The PlayBar supports playback of music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders. The PlayBar can play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats. The PlayBar indexes your music folders so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or tracks). The PlayBar supports the following audio file formats - MP3 (compressed), WMA (compressed), AAC (MPEG4), iTunes, Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, FLAC (lossless), WAV (uncompressed), and AIFF (uncompressed).
  • iTunes Music: The Sonos PlayBar supports the playback of music and playlists managed with your iTunes account (playlists are limited to 40,000 tracks). The PlayBar can access your iTunes music files from your network computer or directly from your Apple iPod iOS device (4.0+) running the Sonos Controller app.
Note: One Sonos component must be connected to your broadband router. If the PlayBar will not be located near your router, you can connect a Sonos Boost (sold separately) to the router instead; the Sonos Boost will then wirelessly connect to the PlayBar.

Sonos Controller: The Sonos PlayBar soundbar speaker allows you to control its audio setup, playback functions, and search features through the Sonos Controller software for Windows and Mac computers, or from the Sonos Controller app for Apple iOS and Android devices.

  • Sonos Controller for Windows/Mac: The Sonos Controller software allows you to control the Sonos PlayBar from your computer. Simply download the Sonos Controller software from the Sonos website onto your Windows PC or Mac computer. The Sonos Controller software is compatible with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Macintosh OS X (10.6 or higher) operating systems.
  • Sonos Controller for Apple iOS/Android: You can also wirelessly control the Sonos PlayBar from your Apple iOS device (4.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.1+) running the Sonos Controller App from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
Note: The Sonos PlayBar, computer, and Apple iOS/Android device must be connected to the same home network.

Home Network Requirements: To access Internet music services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, your home network must meet the following requirements:

  • High-speed DSL/Cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection for proper playback of Internet-based music services. If your Internet service provider only offers Satellite Internet access, you may experience playback issues due to fluctuation in download rates.
  • If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take advantage of Sonos' automatic online updates, or stream music from an Internet-based music service, you must install a router in your home network. If you don't have a router, you will need to purchase and install one before setting up your system.
  • If you are going to use a Sonos controller application on an Android smartphone, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or other tablet, you will need a wireless router in your home network.
  • Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using an Ethernet cable, and then you can add other Sonos components wirelessly. Or setup your Sonos component wirelessly via WiFi without any hardwire connection.
  • For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that contains your personal music library collection to your home network router using an Ethernet cable.
Note: The PlayBar is compatible with Sonos software versions 4.0 and later. If you are adding the PlayBar to an existing Sonos system, be sure to check for software updates before adding the PlayBar to your Sonos system.

Automatic Updates: The Sonos PlayBar supports free automatic software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Simply register the PlayBar and Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. By simply pressing one button your system updates itself.

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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 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

Amazing Sound

Written By Tommy W., Baltimore, MD on Monday, November 17, 2014

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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.

Excellent Product

Written By Jason, Minnesota on Sunday, November 02, 2014

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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

Sonos Playbar

Written By WhootyWho, Palestine, Texas on Monday, October 13, 2014

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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

New Sonos customer - very satisfied

Written By Timbo813, Tampa, Fl on Monday, October 06, 2014

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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.

simply amazing

Written By morris t., Brooklyn, NY on Friday, October 03, 2014

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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.

Incredible product and easy set up

Written By BT, Westchester, NY on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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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.

Exceeded expectations

Written By Mike, Tulsa, OK on Monday, September 22, 2014

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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.

This system ROCKS !

Written By Gulf Coast Imagery, Ft. Myers, FL on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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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,'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 !


Written By Anonymous, Walla Walla, WA on Saturday, September 06, 2014

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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.


Written By WillB, Memphis,TN on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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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!

Cons: NONE

Sonos Playbar

Written By MikeS, Houston, TX on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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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.

Simple and Effective

Written By Reviewer, Lake Worth, FL on Saturday, August 09, 2014

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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.

Sonos Speaker System

Written By Tim T., Ithaca, NY on Friday, August 01, 2014

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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

Sonos rock

Written By APM, LA on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Easy to set up. Excellent sound

Sonos Playbar w/ Play1 Surrounds

Written By Jose C, Kansas City, MO on Monday, June 30, 2014

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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.

Nice Unit!

Written By Terry, Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 29, 2014

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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!


Written By strobeld, Virginia beach, va on Saturday, June 28, 2014

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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

Sonos Sound Bar

Written By Irving, Charlottesville, VA on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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.

Sonos Sound Bar

Written By Ed S., Westminster, Ca. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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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!

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Excellent Choice

Written By Roger P, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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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

Sonos sound bar

Written By TomA, Tega Cay on Saturday, June 07, 2014

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Very easy set up and awesome sound. Also very easy and intuitive to use

Pros: Easy set up and use.

Cons: Can't think of any

Excellent Sound

Written By Todd, PA on Monday, May 19, 2014

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I have been very pleased with this speaker so far. I've used it to play tv sound and to play music, and the sound is excellent. It was easy to set up and to use the app to control things.

Pros: Sound quality, ease of use

Cons: Price, not easy to access computer's music library without manually changing firewall settings

WOW Love it

Written By Steve C, Long Valley NJ on Friday, May 09, 2014

This is terrific sound without the aggravation of setting up surround sound. Even better, since I generally want to "shoot the television" this is a critical part of our SONOS music system. On the other hand, I can also play the TV sound anywhere else around my home, which is great for things like GIANTS or YANKEES games.

Great product

Written By JT, US on Sunday, April 20, 2014

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Love the speaker! Sound quality is very good. The volume capacity is not the best, but it's more than good enough for any living room.

Pros: Easy setup. Wireless remote with phone. Pandora and Spotify integration.

Cons: Volume capacity.

Excellent Sound

Written By Joe, Atlanta, GA on Friday, April 04, 2014

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This sound bar is really as easy to set up as everyone says. It literally walks you through the process. I have been using Sonos products for several years now but this is my first experience with the Play system. Considering that sound is transmitted wirelessly (at least for music), the sound quality is amazing. I don't think I could distinguish it from a wired speaker, and I am a trained singer. Even without the sub woofer (which I fully intend to purchase once they are in stock again) tones are rich and full. And I love being able to control my music from my phone or tablet. Yes, the price is on the higher side for its category, but I think what you get for the money makes it a great value.

Pros: Easy set up, incredible sound quality, virtually wireless, flexible controls

Cons: A bit pricey (but competitive)

Expensive, but worth it.

Written By BillD, Phoenix, AZ on Friday, March 28, 2014

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The Playbar is more expensive than a lot of other soundbars out there, but it's well worth the extra money. As with other Sonos components, the sound quality is quite good. And I really like the ability to stream music, in addition to doing TV sound. We liked our first Playbar so much that we bought a second one.

Pros: Sound quality Build quality Ability to stream music from my network and/or from internet music services Ease of setup

Cons: Price

Sonos playbar

Written By Jim D, Mesquite nv on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Sonos playbar is a simple set up 1 power cord and a optical cable and your on to great sound ,clean highs , smooth mids and tight bass and if you have other sonos players it will all work together

Pros: Easy install ,great sound! Works with my tv remote

Cons: None

Sonos Playbar

Written By msilk, Amesbury, MA on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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Love the soudn and very easy to setup. I was not aware that the optical cable would not work on TVs from 2007 or prior, so I am only using this for music at the moment. The issue with older TVs has to do with an HDMI port being used at the ssame time at the digital optical cable. Anything newer than 2007 apparently works fine - from what I have read.

I will be upgrading the TV and building onto my Sonos system.

Pros: easy set up

Cons: Does not work on 2006 TV.

Playbar sounds great with tv and music

Written By FromAZ, West Coast on Sunday, March 02, 2014

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I believe the playbar was well worth the price. the sound I get from the television and while playing music through the sonos app have been great. The sounds is crisp and clear. I replaced a Bose Cinemate series II 2.1 system, and the playbar definitely sounds better than the two stand alone Bose speakers.

Pros: crisp sound, easily pairs with other Sonos speakers..

Cons: bass is ok...definitely need to upgrade to the sub to get the full experience.


Written By Mark_Denver, Denver, CO on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Easy set up and incredible sound it doesn't get much better then this. What would make it better? It is a bit pricey, no DTS support, adding more then ONE optical connection, make sure your television will support full 5.1 or you'll need a optical spliter (more $$) or HDMI connections.

Pros: Easy Set UP Great Sound WIRELESS Expandablility of the system

Cons: $$$ May need optical spliter depending on your Television

Excellent sound bar

Written By Angela, Queens , ny on Monday, February 24, 2014

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The sound bar has made an excellent edition to our entertainment.

Pros: I love that it's wireless. I have hooked up extra pieces and can hear my music no matter where I am in the house.

Cons: I was watching net flix and the soundbar didn't pick it up. I had to use the remote from my tv.

Sonos Playbar

Written By Michael, Houston, TX on Monday, February 24, 2014

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A little expensive, but great improvement to sound quality - very easy to set up - had it up and running in 5 minutes.

sonos playbar

Written By sue h, watsonville ca on Monday, February 24, 2014

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outstanding system

Pros: ez setup

Sonos Playbar

Written By JG, Seattle, WA on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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The Sonos Playbar integrates well with other Sonos components in the house once you set it up. Otherwise, for the price, I would have bought something less expensive with better sound.

Pros: Esthetically pleasing. Easy to mount. Multiple orientation possibilities. Integrates well with other Sonos components.

Cons: I cannot turn off the speakers on my 2013 Panasonic Smart TV (not too smart). Therefore, I cannot use my TV remote to control the Playbar. Having to use another remote device negates the "plus" of not having an additional remote. The setup process was not easy because I couldn't turn off the internal TV speakers and I fell outside of the setup procedures. Eventually, I figured out that I had to "lie" to progress through the set-up screens. Setup procedures need to be more robust. Expensive.


Written By jneg, Huntington, NY on Monday, February 10, 2014

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I was a little hesitant buying a system that required the use of the Internet. No problem at all. Setup was a breeze. I replaced a new polk 9000 soundbar. I was not that I didn't like it but I had issues. the range of the remote (either the supplied one or my cable box) was terrible. My TV is about 18' from my beds headboard. I always had to lean forward to have it operate properly. Crutchfield exchanged it even after I had the polk for almost 3 months. These guys are great! I love the Sonos. It sounds great (better then the polk) and the matching sub I also purchased was good enough. Great product. I will most likely add some speakers a little later on for other rooms.

Pros: Great sound, Easy to setup.

Cons: none

Playbar is great, with...

Written By DC, Norfolk, VA on Sunday, February 09, 2014

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Great enhancement to the TV, particularly when watching a movie at a higher volume. However, I've also added a SUB to the PLAYBAR and the difference is quite marked. The PLAYBAR is very good but the SUB adds another level.

Pros: Takes minutes to set up (physically with cable; software with Droid) and I don't have to crawl around and into a cabinet for speaker cable connections.

Cons: Cost.

Sonos play bar

Written By Billjacks, Pittsburgh on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

This is Sonos best product. The sound is remarkable. It's not just in your face sound it almost appears to redirect the sound in the room. A great solution and easy to install and set up. Absolutely no issues after after 6 months

Pros: Excellent sound, easy install and set up. You get your money's worth

Cons: You will become a sonos addict. I started with the sound bar now I have a play 3 a 5 a connect bridge. Looking to get a couple of play 1s and a sub next. Selling my Bose lifestyle and hundreds of feet of cable

like it so much purchased a second one

Written By R-9, Vail. Co on Sunday, January 19, 2014

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Downsized our residence and wanted upgrade our A/V needs to 21 century with better sound and WIFI content. purchased Playbar for Samsung 48 and 2 Play 3s for background. Set up was easy and I learned how to navigate the web music to provide sound though-out the house. When we furnished a lower level Family room with a 55 inch Samsung we purchased another Playbar. We like the system and would recommend Sonos.

Pros: Upgraded sound from TV and great room to room use

Cons: Some Problems with controlling volume with TV remote


Written By Anonymous, Charlottesville on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

An excellent product, extremely easy to install and wonderful performance - would recommend it in an instant!


Written By Jim B., Fairfax, VA on Thursday, January 09, 2014

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Excellent product design, packaging design and amazing sound. Couldn't be happier with the Sonos Playbar. Sound quality is amazing. Super simple to set up and the optical audio line is a great feature. Sonos is the next audio revolution!

Pros: Overall Excellent Product

Cons: None whatsoever!

Great sound

Written By Jerry, Moneta, Va on Monday, December 30, 2013

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We love the quality of sound that comes out of this unit. One of us has a hearing problem, and this playbar coupled with two Play One speakers fills in any void. The playbar was so well packaged. We are thoroughly impressed with the quality of our Sonos system.


Written By Anonymous, tampa,fl on Saturday, December 21, 2013

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