SONOS PLAYBAR Wireless Home Cinema Soundbar
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- HiFi soundbar ideal for TV and music lovers
- Delivers richly textured HiFi sound to whatever you watch on your TV
- Wirelessly streams music
- Simple to set up, control and expand. Syncs with other Sonos speakers wirelessly
- 2-Year warranty included
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The 9-speaker design of the SONOS PLAYBAR wireless soundbar delivers room filling home theatre sound for your TV and wirelessly streams all the music on earth through one easy-to-use soundbar.
Sonos HiFi sound for your TV Flood any room with epic, full-theatre HiFi sound. The PLAYBAR adjusts automatically to the differences between shoot ‘em up action flicks, Shakespearean dramas, and live concerts to deliver the sound as it was intended. Wirelessly stream all the music on earth Enjoy a universe of music in every room - your iTunes library, music services like Amazon Prime, Spotify and Napster, and more than 100,000 free Internet radio stations, podcasts and shows.
Easy to setup PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and plays everything that’s connected to the TV, including satellite boxes and game consoles. Control your way Control PLAYBAR volume and mute using your existing TV, satellite or universal remote. And for streaming music you can download the free Sonos Controller Apps for your smartphone, tablet or computer. Easy to expand wirelessly Expand your Sonos system throughout the entire house, and play your music wirelessly in other rooms. Just add another Sonos player wherever you need music, for the ultimate music system.
1 Sonos PLAYBAR
1 Power Cord
1 Quick Start Guide
1 Flat Ethernet Cable
1 Toslink Optical Cable
From the Manufacturer
PLAYBAR | The soundbar for music lovers
Unleash your TV sound. Unleash all the music on Earth.
PLAYBAR’s nine-speaker design floods any room with super-realistic audio for games and movies, huge waves of live concert sound, and wireless streams of all the music on earth. And it all comes from one easy-to-use player that brings HiFi sound to your high-definition TV.
HiDef, meet HiFi
PLAYBAR speaks Dolby Digital and stereo, so you never miss a moment of the action.
PLAYBAR can sit flat on your TV table or console. If your TV is wall-mounted, PLAYBAR may be placed horizontally above or below the TV.
- Not louder. Clearer.
- Nine Class-D digital amplifiers - six midrange and three tweeters perfectly tuned to match the speakers and acoustic architecture.
- PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and plays all sources connected to the TV, including cable boxes and game consoles.
- Control PLAYBAR volume and mute using your existing TV, cable or universal remote.
About the Sonos Smart Speaker System
The Smart Speaker System
Sonos speakers combine built-in sensors and smart software to make your listening experience easy. Every speaker is simple to set up, no technical skills needed. Regular software updates with new features and services ensure your speakers just keep getting smarter, for as long as you own them.
Sound you can feel
Sonos speakers are built to fill your home with pure, immersive sound. With Trueplay*, every song you've ever loved, or ever will, becomes a richer listening experience. Fresh sonic details emerge. You hear all your favorites, old and new, in more dynamic and vivid ways. And connect with your music on a deeper, more intense level.
*For your Sonos PLAY:1, PLAY:3 and PLAY:5. Works with iPhone and iPad only
One App Does It All
The free Sonos app gathers all your favorite music and streaming services in one place. Use your smartphone or tablet to quickly find the songs you love on your streaming services or in your own digital library, then choose the rooms where you want to listen and control all the playback settings room by room.
All Your Music, In Any Room
Play different songs in different rooms, at the same time. Or one great tune all over the house. With Sonos, everyone enjoys the music they love most, in any room they wish.
Sonos on home WiFi: Connect Sonos to your existing WiFi network
Connect Sonos PLAYBAR to your TV.
Connect to your home WiFi network using the free sonos app.
Enjoy full-theater HiFi sound from your tv with PLAYBAR.
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So, for me, I'm not overly interested in the Playbar's qualities as a wireless music player. After all, this is a soundbar, fitted under my TV, specifically designed to give a home cinema experience according to Sonos - just take a look at all their current advertising, encouraging you to buy a couple of Play:1s to hook up with it for that 5.1 experience. The problem is, the Playbar doesn't deliver on its promise.
How do Sonos advise you to connect the Playbar to your system? Well, the only method they recommend (or will support if you have an issue) is that you take an optical output from your TV. Not from an amp, BluRay player or cable TV box, just from your TV. The problem is, if you feed your TV with an HDMI signal, then you will struggle to find any TV that will pass a 5.1 signal through its optical port - you will only get stereo. This means you won't get 5.1 from your Playbar and you won't get a surround channel to any Play:1s you've bought and connected. (You will get a pretty dire pseudo-5.1 that the Playbar will create from the stereo source).
OK, let's go the unsupported route and give the Playbar a 5.1 feed direct from your source. The problem here is that the Playbar will only play Dolby Digital 5.1, not DTS. Go and have a look at your current BluRay collection and see how many have a DD soundtrack - about 15% if you're lucky. All you will get from your Playbar is silence.
If you want a soundbar which accepts both DD and DTS 5.Read more ›
Set up is easy, sound quality is good for the unit. It's a nice product and looks great while being easy to operate.
After minimal tweaking I got the sound just right. Mids and highs are clean and crisp, voices are clear, and the Sub offers perfect deep/tight bass to Movies, Music and Games. This is an incredibly balanced combination that fills the room with accurate, high-quality sound. I honestly wasn't expecting to be this impresssed.
Here's the issue though: Sonos says they want you to use your TV as a hub, all the inputs going to the TV and then optical audio out from the TV to the Playbar. Great idea - but the problem is that most TV's won't pass Dolby Digital 5.1 surround from HDMI to the digital/optical audio. If it's from the TV itself (such as Netflix on a smart TV) it will pass 5.1 through the optical port but not from HDMI.
So if you have multiple sources (say an Xbox 360, Blu-Ray player, Apple TV, etc) there's no way for those sources to ever deliver 5.1 to the Playbar as Sonos intended (assuming you add a sub and some Play:3's to the mix). And you can't wire multiple inputs directly to the Playbar because they have a single input for the sake of simplicity. Normally I'm fine with this, but in light of the limitation with HDMI => optical pass through on TVs this became an oversight to me upon learning about the pass through issue. You can solve this by finding a TV or receiver that does pass through DD 5.1 through the optical audio, but you shouldn't have to.Read more ›
I'd recommend checking your television carefully first. You must have an optical audio out that will output (and pass-through) Dolby Digital unmolested. Equally, you need to be able to disable the speakers in the television, and have a compliant remote. My Samsung ES7000 from 2013 does this, but by luck rather than judgement and many televisions may fall-short. In that case, buy a Yamaha Projector instead with HDMI. Many of the (probably deservedly) poor reviews come from those connecting the Playbar directly to disc players or set-top boxes, or connecting to TVs that output only stereo.
If you have a compliant television though, this really is good. A breeze to set-up, trivial to use once it is, and seems to do well with streamed material (Amazon Prime / Netflix) which tend to be Dolby Digital encoded. It sounds excellent, much closer to the separate system than I expected, and worlds better than the televisions own speakers.
I was worried by the lack of DTS, but the omission is explained by Sonos as no TVs pass-through DTS currently, making it a pointless feature if you connect the Playbar correctly. No streaming services are using DTS, and I find I rarely use discs these days anyway.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would be cautious about purchasing a Playbar. I bought the Playbar 2.5 years ago and following a 3 month period of when it was switched off, I plugged it back in again only to be... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Robert Scurr
Excellent product easy to install and sounds great, do have to buy a new telly as its speaks wont shut off but great excuse for a new onePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love this Soundbar. My Bose CD Wave Radio pretty much gave up after 23 years, this is a superb replacement with far more uses and abilities. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Annie Haz
It's just awesome.
Bit of faffing around to get the TV to recognise it properly - my TV uses a Bluetooth remote/wand and the Sonos needs an infrared signal. Read more
I got this as a Christmas present of my wife. I already had 2 play 1's i wanted to replace my old 5.1 and let me say after you have changed the settings WOW!!! Its loud. Read morePublished 1 month ago by gord
Expensive but well worth the money. I confess I didn't realise how large it was going to be but it sits in front of the TV and works very well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephen McCarthy
Owning a PA hire company I was slightly sceptical about Sonos vs a separates system as I owned a THX/Onkyo system at a previous address but we moved house and didn't have the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Grant T.
Whilst there is no questioning the sound quality of the Playbar, I'm annoyed that they do not make it clearly known that a wall mount is not included and will cost an extra £35. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter McQueen