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Sonos PLAYBAR TV Soundbar and wireless speaker for streaming music
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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. <P> 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. <P> Wirelessly stream all the music on earth Enjoy a universe of music in every room - your iTunes library, music services like Spotify and Napster, and more than 100,000 free Internet radio stations, podcasts and shows. <P> 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. <P> 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. <P> 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. <P>
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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.
Hi-Def, 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 tuned to match the speakers and acoustic architecture.
- Apple Music handpicks songs you’ll love. Sonos lets you listen out loud.
- 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 favourites, 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 a different song in the living room, bedroom or kitchen, or the same track in every room. Access your iTunes and personal music library. Stream Apple Music or your other online music services, and over 100,000 internet radio stations from around the world. The Sonos app lets you find, play, control and explore your music, your way.
Sonos on home Wi-Fi (Connect Sonos to your existing Wi-Fi network)
Connect Sonos PLAYBAR to your TV.
Connect to your Home Wi-Fi 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 ›
Great if you already have a Sonos system, if you want it to double up as your stereo in the TV room otherwise I'm not sure I'd pay £475 for it. Also at this price, the optical cable provided is completely rubbish, come on Sonos you are charging £600 in the UK for this, surely you could bulk buy some decent optical cables and include these?
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
The Playbar is a great soundbar. You can get similar quality audio for less, but the Playbar is worth the extra due to the fact it integrates with the excellent Sonos system. Read morePublished 3 days ago by JacksterD
There are many Sonos configurations for the playbar so it's important to understand how reviewers are using this exceptional product. Read morePublished 12 days ago by 22CT
Love it. Great sound and versatile. Wish I could afford more than one speaker though - not cheap!Published 19 days ago by Adam K.
Best sound system for the money bar none. Pardon the pun.
I have this set up with a sub and two Sonos 1 as surround speakers.
I love this. For years I found it annoying that you couldn't hear the Kevin bacons voice particularly well in movies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Action
What an item big sonos fan if your TV is on there approved list go for it. Mine was not but I took the chance and wow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dave
Brilliant sound quality and it links to my Amazon music through my htc phone as well!Published 2 months ago by Shelly