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Sonos Playbar

TV sound bar/wireless music system

Item # 616PLAYBAR

It's a sound bar and a super-convenient wireless music system rolled into one.

It's a sound bar and a super-convenient wireless music system rolled into one.

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About the Sonos Playbar

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 most sound bars — and like all Sonos speakers — it offers wireless access to a world full of music. That includes Pandora®, Spotify®, Apple 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 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 most sound bars — and like all Sonos speakers — it offers wireless access to a world full of music. That includes Pandora®, Spotify®, Apple Music, thousands of internet radio stations, and more. Control the Playbar using your TV's remote control and using the free Sonos app for smartphones and tablets to stream digital music.

The technology behind the Sonos Playbar

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

Three options for home theater sound

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

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

Get surrounded
Add two Sonos Play:1, Play:3, or Play:5 speakers to the Playbar and Sub for a complete, wraparound movie theater experience in your living room. Like the Sub, the Play:3 speakers wirelessly connect to the Playbar so you don't have to run speaker wire around your room.

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

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The Sonos app gives you easy wireless control

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


Spotify®, Apple Music™, SiriusXM, and more at your fingertips

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.

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.

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Product highlights:

  • plays TV sound, music from the web, and digital audio files on your home network
  • built-in amplifiers and nine built-in speakers (three tweeters and six midrange drivers)
  • communicates with other Sonos players via Wi-Fi or a dedicated Sonosnet™ 2.0 wireless network
  • control your Sonos system with your smartphone,or tablet (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
  • accepts Dolby Digital and 2-channel PCM audio signals
  • 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
  • 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
  • MFR # PBAR1US1BLK
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What's in the box:

  • 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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Sonos For Me = Sound Perfection!!

Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, LA on 7/18/2019

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Please see my review of the entire Sonos Playbar 5.1 system. You should read it--you REALLY should. I'm SO glad I went with Sonos after more than ONE YEAR of steady research on 5.1 playbar systems.

Pros: One simple AND TROUBLE/PROBLEM-FREE connection to your TV The sound is a sensual experience that has to be heard to be appreciated The Sonos app makes setting up your speakers so easy

Cons: I've YET to find a single Con

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Crutchfield customer from Hudson, MA on 7/16/2019

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One word, incredible. Placed under my tv in a large room with tall ceilings. Phenomenal sound to my ears (but I am by no means an audiophile). Having the accompanying sub and two Sonos One's as surrounds certainly helps. Great system for my listening area.

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Finally Clear TV Dialogue

Crutchfield customer from Itasca, IL on 6/16/2019

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The Playbar was purchased to enhance the often difficult to hear dialogue from a SONY Bravia TV. It has achieved this quite well but is only getting 4 stars as it cannot stand alone as it requires the sub and possible the satellite speakers for overall best sound. But it is high quality, well made unit and is a great addition to the start of a SONOS family of speakers and components. Ease of set up and use is outstanding.

Pros: Well made, high quality materials, ease of set up, great device control interface, expandable

Cons: Pricey

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Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 5/26/2019

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Good sound

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Sonos or Bose

BTC from San Diego on 5/18/2019

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My perspective is from that of a Bose Soundtouch 300 user for the past few years. I felt like something was just not right with the whole Bose soundbar experience, don't get me wrong the audio is good but the IOS app and operation was just clunky and not polished. Yes the Bose has the new Dolby, ARC, HDMI and bluetooth and operates on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz wifi and comes with a big remote. So jump ahead to now and I wanted to try out the relatively simple and not so sexy Playbar. The Playbar is considerably bulkier than the Bose and has only an optical input and a fabric driver cover compared to the very sleek Bose with a metal grill and glass top and lots of technology. But the overall setup of the Playbar was impressive and flawless recognizing my 4 year old Sony remote no problem. The IOS app is really good and the Playbar allows adding music services of every imaginable provider. For example in order to play Tidal on the Bose I had to stream via my phone's bluetooth whereas on the Playbar it is available as a music service, no phone required. As for the Sound, I really cannot say if one is better than the other as both sound great but the Bose is bass reflex ported vs. the Playbar's acoustic suspension. So for sound it is a tie but for setup and operation the Playbar wins easily, for technology implementation that goes to Bose. In summary, the stripped down Playbar is a keeper and provides a better overall user experience . The Bose will be for sale s

Pros: Great user experience Good sound Good build quality No remote needed

Cons: Only optical input Only 2.4 GHz wifi Chunky chassis

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Crutchfield customer from Shoreline, WA on 5/15/2019

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If you are not tech savvy you will have trouble setting it up. It is not so much the sonos but all the other tech gadgets involved. (Wifi, router, modem, ect.) I don't know the function of those so it took me days to get set up. Now that it is working it is great.

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Great sound easy to use

BB from Milton, DE on 5/5/2019

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This has the best sound of anything on the market. It is easy to setup and use especially with the app. I would recommend this before any other syaytem.

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Product and purchase experience

Crutchfield customer from Lockport, IL on 4/4/2019

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I love this Playbar. The Crutchfield's Sales expert, Drummer was very helpful and great. The order was received in a timely manner as promised. This is my first week of using the playbar and so far it is the best sound bar in the market, in my opinion and of all the ones I tested or purchased. I am now enjoying my tv better than ever.

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Crutchfield customer from N Richlnd Hls, TX on 3/27/2019

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Such an ease to setup! Nice to have this on all the time versus when we watch movies or concerts.

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Crutchfield customer from Signal Mountain, TN on 3/6/2019

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Looks awesome and sounds GREAT!

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Crutchfield customer from Palm Coast, FL on 3/5/2019

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excellent easy to set up and is a house shaker when turned up

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Crutchfield customer from Tupper Lake, NY on 2/19/2019

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Great speakers Love the speech augmentation Paired with a play 5 (separated by 7 feet) + subwoofer producing excellent sound for TV and music

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Amazing Sound!!

Crutchfield customer from Lakeland, TN on 2/18/2019

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We decided to purchase this playbar, since we already have the latest Sonos speakers. First I would like to say that the box arrived very quickly (2 days); the packaging was excellent (which is what is always expected from Crutchfield). Connecting the Playbar was rather quick and easy; we played a movie and music and the sound is absolutely amazing!! It connects well with Spotify on my phone. Highly recommend this product! I also want to add that the customer services is absolutely the best; as always, thank you Crutchfield.

Pros: Awesome sound and great quality!

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Crutchfield customer from Larsen, WI on 2/10/2019

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I am not as finicky as some when it comes to audio. But I do get exasperated when instructions are poor, and this was the least frustrating set up ever. The soundbar was incredibly easy to set up. Works great with my Alexa app. Also was very happy with Crutchfield because shipping was fast and free and I did not have to pay sales tax.

Pros: Extremely easy set up. Good sound quality. works great with my Alexa app.

Cons: Can only use one remote. I have one that came with my cable service and one with my Samsung TV. Audio *level* is not shown on screen.

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Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 2/4/2019

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Super!!!!!!!

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Super soundbar

Anita from Quitman, AR on 2/1/2019

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Very pleased with this soundbar. Words are very clear/great separation.

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Awesome!

Marie from Chicago, IL on 1/15/2019

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Love the sound quality and the ability to have a single remote to control the sound bar and TV!!!!! The connection to Alexa, iTunes, Pandora rocks literally. Would recommend to anyone!

Pros: almost everything

Cons: a bit heavy

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Crutchfield customer from Kingsport, TN on 12/14/2018

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Great sound

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Crutchfield customer from Pennington, NJ on 12/8/2018

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Amazing sound. Splurge, you won't regret it!!

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Nice addition

Chuck from Rogersville, AL on 12/3/2018

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Bought this soundbar based on all on line reviews of the "experts". Thought I couldn't go wrong. Sounds great and easy to set up. Am using in my condo which has open space on first floor. Have a 65 inch TV. Also wanted to have Crutchfield as a back up in case I needed assistance. Sonos also is very versatile and I can add a sub woofer and rear channels later. Although not important to me, another reviewer pointed out that Sonos does not support some of the latest technology - hence the 4 stars.

Pros: Quality, sound, versatility.

Cons: Expensive, does not support latest audio technology

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Awesome

Dan from New York on 11/11/2018

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replaced A polk sound bar w Bluetooth sub. I was never thrilled with it. Got this Sonos system and the difference is astounding. Crisp and clear voice/treble and great passive base. Nothing is muffled like the Polk system. I am EXTREMELY happy with this purchase.

Pros: Crisp clean clear sound. Smith passive base, not the muffled base I was used to

Cons: Price but I think it's worth the $

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Sonos home theater bundle is excellent

John from Woodside, CA on 10/7/2018

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Bought a Sonos Home Theater bundle (Playbar, Play:1, Sub) and the sound is fantastic. Such an improvement over our 12-year-old Sony home theater. Mostly straightforward to wall-mount everything and set it up, though the app twice sent us into a loop of "click here" to continue.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: The app-driven setup got into a click loop a couple of times

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Simple setup and fantastic sound and function

Keith from Denver, CO on 9/24/2018

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Very happy I bought this! It introduced me to Sonos, which I have expanded to include almost my entire home. The frequency response is superb. Dialogue can be enhanced that really helps me hear programs better. Set up is easy, although I called support twice for clarification and advise on adding to the system and integrating with my previous stereo equipment, none of which I needed to discard.

Pros: Integrates with existing sound system Enhances functionality of home stereo Enhanced voice Works well with Alexa-enabled devices

Cons: If WiFi drops, so does streaming sound

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Crystal clear sound, and solid bass

Randy from Sedona, AZ on 7/29/2018

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What a great solution for a large room with very high ceilings and terrible acoustics. A great companion for my new LG OLED 55 TV, and provides lush sound from all sources. Great look, simple set up, and, I think, a terrific value.

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Crutchfield customer from Dayton, OH on 7/27/2018

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I am extremely pleased with my purchase. I set out in search of a wireless home theater system to replace a 20 year old inexpensive system as a gift for my husband's birthday. I was not interested in a sound bar initially b/c I have heard so many quite terrible ones belonging to friends and family. After speaking with customer service rep through the chat feature & checking out the recommended options - I opted for the Sonos Playbar 5.1 Home Theater system. I am SOOO grateful to Harley for her suggestions & advice. This system is fantastic! Our house is a 2350 sq. ft. ranch - and this system is MORE than enough for our den (& house!) The sound is extremely clean & the set up was SO simple! My husband and I joked that we finally bought a grown up home theater system. I also LOVE that I can play music from my phone through this system! The only thing that outshines this system is the outstanding customer service I received from the team at Crutchfield. Can't say enough wonderful things about those folks. VERY pleased!!!

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Great balanced sound

Pam from Jacksonville, FL on 7/3/2018

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The playbar is awesome. Whether listening to music or tv/movie dialog, the sound is crisp, clear and distinct. Great sound. The option of adjusting the volume with my remote or phone, is really cool

Pros: Great sound quality. It does a superb job of not having the background music overpower the dialogue.

Cons: none

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Walter from Mountain View, WY on 6/13/2018

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perfect for our location, great sound, easy connection quality product in quality packaging

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Great sound; old technology

Rick from Wilmington, DE on 6/4/2018

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I give the Sonos Playbar high marks for sound quality but very low marks for technology; thus, the 3-star rating. It can decode only 2.0 (thus making it the world's most expensive stereo speakers) and Dolby Digital 5.1. It cannot handle DTS or Dolby Digital Plus, much less Dolby Atmos. Furthermore, its only connection is audio optical so it cannot use HDMI ARC. That means its technology is at least 5-7 years out of date so it cannot handle the surround sound audio from devices such as Roku (which put out DTS) or many of the programs from Netfilx, HBO, etc. To make matters worse, the Crutchfield sales staff did not warn me about this; I had to discover it after I received and set up the Playbar. I give the Sonos setup app very high marks for ease of use and inventiveness. I give the app medium marks for complexity and intuitiveness: it can do a great many things but it is very hard to learn how to do what. Unfortunately, since I have yet to find a streaming setup that will output DD5.1 to the Playbar, I don't know how well the Trueplay tuning actually works for adjusting the speakers for surround sound.

Pros: Great sound Easy and Inventive set up app

Cons: Extremely limited surround sound decoding: DD5.1 only Complex control app

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Nice Sound bar

MMH3331 from Fremont, CA on 5/27/2018

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The Songs Playbar sounds wonderful connected to my Samsung curved LED TV. The wifi connectivity and app is great. However, the Player is bigger than most sound bars and lacks bluetooth connectivity which is very important these days.

Pros: Excellent sound, nice app.

Cons: Size is bigger than most sound bars, no bluetooth connectivity

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 5/17/2018

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Took just a few minutes to setup. Works flawlessly so far after a week. I love having 5.1 withought using a receiver and wired speakers. I would recommend Sonos to anyone.

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Total disappointment as the system grows it's problematic.

Ray from Canyon Country, CA on 4/7/2018

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I have about 7 thousand invested in Sonos. It's the most unreliable, music skips, cuts out and gets worse after every update. I actually spend more time with Sonos tech support than listening to music on it. When I first bought Sonos it was great, as they update the software it's completely disappointing.

Pros: They look nice.

Cons: Price Network has serious issues Update make the system unreliable Tech support can't seem to figure out any solutions .

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Paul from Allentown, PA on 4/5/2018

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This Sonos Playbar is ideal for people who like bass and lots of it. It was returned because men't voices all sounded like they were baritones and women's voices also sounded heavy in the lower registers. Even without the subwoofer there was some lower bass sounds coming from the Playbar during most TV shows. Can't imagine the bass if there was also a subwoofer.

Pros: Easy setup via cellphone.

Cons: Too much bass for a soundbar!

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Crutchfield customer from Ruskin, FL on 3/7/2018

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Great sound. Well worth the price

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Crutchfield customer from Lexington, VA on 3/4/2018

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We are enjoying our Sonos Platbar daily. It is so easy to use through our IPAD. The sound is awesome with clear speech, Which is important to me!

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 2/26/2018

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very good sound

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Crutchfield customer from Tustin, CA on 2/25/2018

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The sound is simply amazing....

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Crutchfield customer from Irving, TX on 1/28/2018

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I purchased 2 of the Sonos Play 1 speakers first and I liked them so much I decided to get the Playbar. When you listen to music through any of these speakers, you hear the full range at both high and low volumes. I can't wait to add the sub into the mix!

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Sonos Playbar

Crutchfield customer from Winter Park, FL on 1/18/2018

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I bought this as part of a home theater system that includes a Playbar, a SUB and two PLAY: 1 surround speakers. The whole system sounds terrific. Setting up and tweaking the system are made easy by the SONOS app. Plus, stuff they didn't tell me: I can control my iTunes music library (Imported CDs) and streaming radio stations using the app. I have so much more flexibility than I did with a home theater system than was built around a tuner-amplifier and wired speakers. My only problem was in set up: because my router is on another floor and at the furthest part of the house, the WIFI signal was intermittent. I solved this problem by installing my neighbor's BRIDGE. The system has been flawless since.

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Easy setup - works great.

Crutchfield customer from La Puente, CA on 1/15/2018

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Easy to install. Only took about 20 minutes. Love the sound and the ease of setting up the Sonos Playbar to play streaming music. Great product - highly recommend.

Pros: Ease of setup. Rich in features.

Cons: Price

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Crutchfield customer from Homer City, PA on 12/31/2017

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Easy to set up great sound luv how easy it is to use the app worth the money

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Perfect Soundbar

Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 12/30/2017

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Easy to set up, great sound from the tv and when listening to music.

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Crutchfield customer from Yuma, AZ on 12/29/2017

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Just a fantastic system, buy the soundbar and the sub!

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Sonos Playbar

Jimmy from Warren, OH on 12/26/2017

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Easy, awesome , easy / did I say easy !!

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Awesome

Eric from Los Angeles, CA on 12/26/2017

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Sounds super clear, easy to setup, major sound for the size.

Pros: Simple to setup, sounds great, will transform the room.

Cons: Cost

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Crutchfield customer from Onalaska, WI on 12/13/2017

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I have wanted to try Sonos for over two years now. Finally purchased the soundbar and 2 Play:1 speakers...and wonder what took me so long. I absolutely love them.

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Sonos Playbar

Paul from Cincinnati, OH on 12/12/2017

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Overall, I am really impressed with the Playbar. It has good depth, and it's able to project a wide soundstage to give the impression of three separate front speakers. The app is very easy to use, and despite some initial difficulties getting my new Samsung TV to pass 5.1 Dolby Digital through the optical output, the setup was relatively simple as well. I have it paired with a set of Play:1 speakers for surround sound, and they work together flawlessly, whether watching TV or listening to music. The only reasons I give it four stars are that it only has an optical input (no HDMI), and it's relatively big and bulky, especially compared to the similarly priced Bose Soundtouch. The ease of use with Sonos' app and multi-room music capabilities make it worth the investment though.

Pros: Good depth Wide sound field Great app & mulit-room music capabilities

Cons: Price (On sale, but the sub is still additional) Size (5.5" deep won't fit on most mantles laying down) No HDMI capabilities (need to really plan your setup if you are using a receiver and running cables through walls)

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Crutchfield customer from Quincy, WA on 12/11/2017

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Great speaker and technology. I got a few different sonos speakers and they all connected very easy. App is quite to figure out

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Good Product

Michael from Niskayuna, NY on 12/11/2017

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Good product for TV sound and music

Pros: good sound, minimizes space needed

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Crutchfield customer from Ridgefield, CT on 12/11/2017

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The sound is amazing, very easy to setup via the Sonos app, and customer support from Crutchfield in making the purchase was super helpful.

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Crutchfield customer from Branford, CT on 12/10/2017

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Love the Sonos sound bar I purchased from Crutchfield

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Excellent sound

Chris from Raleigh, NC on 12/10/2017

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Awesome sound and overall product engineering. Hanging this on the wall, though, was a pain when also trying to hide the wires. The mount (sold separately) doesn't at all facilitate hiding the wires, especially if you aren't comfortable violating building codes to run a power cord through you wall. The slick photos that Sonos posts show one hanging on the wall with no wires, but the instructions give no help in figuring out how to do this. Be prepared to get creative. I ended up using conduit to create a "tunnel" inside my wall from the Sonos to the back of my TV.

Pros: Sound Functionality Sonos app

Cons: Mounting instructions

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MBT from Austell, GA on 12/10/2017

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Great sound overall.

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Great sound, love all my Sonos purchases

Crutchfield customer from Lantana, FL on 12/10/2017

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I love this playbar. along with the sub and the two Sonos 1s, I just also bought the 2 Sonos 3 speakers. I'll now have great sound throughout the house. I've held off making these purchases, primarily due to the cost. But now that I've done so, I don't regret it in the least. I also was successful in setting up my Alexa to manage my music. It's just overall a great set up.

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Awesome product, but not compatible with my TV remote

Steven from Smith Center, KS on 12/9/2017

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We have had several other Sonos products (Play5, Play3 x2, Play1 x2) since getting our first one nearly 10 years ago. We love Sonos. We love the control and the streaming options. The new app isn't as user friendly at first. The sound is always great with Sonos products and same is true for the soundbar but I will say I hope to get a sub to pair with it soon because it is missing the fullness I'm looking for with movies. Don't get me wrong, it's way better than TV speakers and is a high quality soundbar and I know it isn't designed to give that performance by itself anyways. That's why they have the sub so that's really an unfair critique. Setup is simple like alwy I do feel like some other reviews I came across have brought up that it would be nice to have other connection options than optical. My biggest complaint however is that our TV (Samsung) remote will not work the sound bar. I HATE that my Samsung remote that basically has been able to replace all of the other remotes can't control the most basic function of sound. I would give it a Five star rating in most every other way but controlling the TV sound with my phone app is annoying and needs fixed. I'm seriously contemplating returning due to this and the cost of buying the sub to get the full surround sound system I want. Please note the performance and sound is awesome like all the other products. It's simply the volume control or lack thereof and the cost to add the sub and rears that is the Achilles

Pros: Sound quality Streaming capabilities WiFi Mobility/ease of moving/rearranging location Easy setup

Cons: Not compatible with my remote Needs sub for best performance

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Great Sound and Customer Service

Crutchfield customer from Weston, FL on 12/9/2017

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System sounds great. The best customer service.

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Dan from Amherst, NH on 12/8/2017

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Love the Sonos soundbar, especially ease of use with the app as well as sound. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, was a WiFi network problem I had. After 24 hours, soundbar dropped off network and I had to do a hard reboot with Crutchfield. It worked but I had to reinstall the soundbar. No problems after over a week but a little nervous it could happen again.

Pros: Sound and ease of use.

Cons: Only as good as WiFi network.

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Crutchfield customer from Enola, PA on 12/7/2017

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I have several Sonos products including 2 - Play 5s and 3 - Play 1s. I just purchased the Playbar which has excellent reviews. I would have given 5 stars except for a couple of points: 1 - I LOVE the playbar but only paired with the sub. Without the sub I think it is just "OK" especially considering the price. 2 - Because my Play 5 -s are paired with the sub, to play just music I either have to keep moving the sub back and forth between the play 5s and the Playbar, or play music with the Play 5s and Playbar grouped (leaving the playbar grouped with the sub). The Sonos firmware / software still have some issues like point #2 to work out. I considered returning the Playbar because of #2 but really like the sound so will hope it all gets worked out.

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Crutchfield customer from Parker, CO on 12/7/2017

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Clean sound. Acoustic instruments sound amazing!

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Geoff from New York, NY on 12/7/2017

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sound is clear, crisp. very easy to setup, essentially plug and play.

Pros: excellent sound, easy setup.

Cons: a little heavy

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Ivan. from Destin, FL on 12/4/2017

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Bought the playbar and sub. Simple installation with iphone. Linked right up. I am hearing impaired. The improved clarity of dialogue is awesome. This sub just explodes the music. The added benefit of wireless make Sonos a real money saver with NO wiring necessary. As usual Crutchfield technical knowledge and support is unrivaled.

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Jennifer from New Florence, MO on 12/4/2017

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Awesome sound!

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Crutchfield customer from Commerce City, CO on 11/13/2017

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Great sound bar. Easy setup.

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Timothy from Deridder, LA on 11/6/2017

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Very simple to set up. Sounds great. A powered sub is needed

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Christine from Nashville, TN on 10/26/2017

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Fantastic soundbar. Connection to the wifi and account setup was very easy and straightforward. I could instantly tell a significant difference in sound quality over previous speakers. I can't wait to add additional sonos speakers to complete the 5.1 surround sound.

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Vern from Eloy, AZ on 10/25/2017

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I have the Sonos Playbar, sub and two 1's. I can use the 1's in the bedroom for stereo sound and move them into the living room for surround sound with the Playbar. Sound is excellent for either application. The system is a little pricey but the resulting sound is worth it.

Pros: Portable, easy set up, great sound.

Cons: Pricey.

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Joe from Phoenix, AZ on 10/18/2017

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Fantastic playbar, it's a piece of art hanging on my wall. Setup was extremely easy and quick. Love how crisp and clear the sound is whether your watching a movie or listening to music.

Pros: Easy to setup, Great sound, WiFi instead of bluetooth, Looks Great

Cons: Your budget will take a hit

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Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 10/18/2017

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Great product, I will make my final review in 2 weeks

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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 9/26/2017

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Perfect service and product

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Guest from Charlottesville, VA on 9/20/2017

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Excellent sound quality and sleek appearance. Used the Playbar to replace a very large stereo system. The sound quality is equal or better, but much more user friendly and fits in a small space.

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Crutchfield customer from Cedar Rapids, IA on 9/19/2017

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so far, so good.. got it installed and calibrated.. appears we need to set it flat instead of on edge.. seems to block the screen a little if it is on edge. works great, sounds great.. very pleased.

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Crutchfield customer from Nyack, NY on 9/14/2017

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Great product and sound, easy to assemble.

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Crutchfield customer from Media Pa on 9/11/2017

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it has great sound for the size and you can take it with you

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Great Sound!

David from Kirkland, WA on 8/31/2017

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Excellent sounds, easy setup! Looking forward to adding more Sonos products in the future.

Pros: Everything is great!

Cons: Looking forward when there is Alexa integration

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Crutchfield customer from Delray Beach, FL on 8/22/2017

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will not synch audio with video when using Sony XBR 040E TV. Had to return. Sound was nice. But audio was way behind video. Therefore audio delay adjustment was not applicable.

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Exceeds all expectations!

Doug from Green Valley, AZ on 8/9/2017

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Simply put, you get what you pay for! Every aspect of this product is superior including the user interface. Love that I can use my iPhone, iPad & Windows desktop to both play my own music as well as Apple Music to stream the entire iTunes library.

Pros: Superb sound quality. WiFi a huge advantage over Bluetooth. Enhanced TV sound and superb music experience. Can't wait to expand with additional speakers. Love the fact that the Connect product will allow us to utilize our existing speakers. Installation and set up was a breeze.

Cons: None!

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LEON E. from Norton , KS on 8/8/2017

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Crutchfield is the greatest ! Good advice from the experts !

Pros: Ease of setup. Even an "OLD" guy can have this up and running in minutes !!!!!! Get the subwoofer ! it is great !

Cons: Non that I have found

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Game Changer

Marisa from Long Branch, NJ on 7/30/2017

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This soundbar is a game changer. Upon receiving this, I called The Crutchfield Team to purchase the Sonos subwoofer. Received what I affectionately call "home theater 101". Crutchfield is second to none!

Pros: Better than being in the theater!

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Good sound but not cheap

Crutchfield customer from Montclair, NJ on 7/23/2017

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My first sonos product. Not as good as Bose but for wireless pretty good. Guess you can find cheaper products with comparable sound but this one is easy to set up and has the streaming feature build in. Even without the sub the sound is great. Can't believe you have to purchase the wall mount separate.

Pros: Very good sound even without the sub. Build in streaming feature Easy to set up

Cons: Expensive Had to buy wall mount separately

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Robert from Ft Myers, FL on 7/18/2017

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Great sound with TV or music

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WARNING: Does not support HD Audio Formats.

Darryl from San Clemente, CA on 7/12/2017

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I am extremely disappointed to learn that this soundbar does not support HD audio formats; e.g. DTS-HD, Dolby Atmos, TrueHD.... Why else would one purchase this for their 4K UHD Home Theater system (LG OLED55B7P, Oppo UDP-203, Tivo Bolt...). This is what I gave up my Marantz NR1508 A/V receiver and Dali Motif LCR speakers for? I want to go wireless 5.1 speakers (or at least one cable), but this is not what I had in mind when I made my purchase. I'm tired of all the cables, wires, power cords, and heavy, heat generating equipment, but not at the expense of sound. Not having HD audio support was a bad decision. What were they thinking. It should have had that and at least one HDMI input. When SONOS updates support for those audio formats then I will give it 5 stars. But we'll see,... or hear.

Pros: Design

Cons: No HD Audio Support

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This is my 2nd purchase

Keith from Marysville, MI on 7/3/2017

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Love it, I purchased this unit for my summer residence. Easy to use and the sound is excellent. Purchased the docking station / tv base which enhances the the interface with my tv.

Pros: Easy of use & sound quality

Cons: None

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Colby from Panora, IA on 7/2/2017

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Great soundbar with features you cant find in other units

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Great sound and great deal!

Martin from Beaumont, TX on 6/20/2017

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Very easy to set up and program. While the sound is great, to really get the full effect the volume needs to be a little higher than we're used to (we are not sound geeks). Bought a refurb. unit and it was in like new condition. Definitely worth the extra savings. Finally, I bought the mount but think it could have been mounted directly on wall without the need for the mount.

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Great addition to your home theater

Jon from Madison, WI on 6/19/2017

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This is a great addition to the home theater experience. I previously had a 5.1 surround sound setup, but the receiver, wires, and speakers were messy and ugly. My wall mounted TV and soundbar provides a much cleaner look, and it sounds great with the SONOS sub.

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Great sound

George from Omaha, Ne on 6/4/2017

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You can't beat the way Sonos products work for complete home sound. The Playbar was an awesome compliment to my living room TV.

Pros: Great sound, great features.

Cons: Had to raise my tv to use the Playbar on my entertainment center. The Playbar covered part of my tv using it that way.

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Good not great

David from Oak Ridge, TN on 5/24/2017

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the sound is a bit thin but I think overall the product is very good.

Pros: good not great sound. If you have other sonos speakers it fits with them well

Cons: accuracy of sound is NOT reflected in the price

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Wow

aaron from Aledo, TX on 5/22/2017

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Blown away by this sound bar, it really doesn't get any better

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Great on music and good for TV sound.

Jason from Alexandria, VA on 5/7/2017

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Overall, the Playbar sounds great. It puts out more Bass than I expexted and has a wide soundfield. It sounds a little better with music but dialogue is crystal clear for tv. It's super easy to set up and use and integrates very well with my Play:5 and Play:1.

Pros: Convenient, easy to set up, sounds great.

Cons: None so far.

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Crutchfield customer from Marshfield, WI on 4/24/2017

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Easy setup

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Crutchfield customer from Boulder, CO on 4/20/2017

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My SONOS set up is the playbar, sub, and 2 play 1 surrounds. My review is biased toward what the system is advertised to be which seems mostly accurate. It is a playbar designed for home theater that is a huge improvement on TV audio and also does pretty well with music. Is it better sound quality than you would get with a similar priced standard wired set up ? - no. More on that later. Is it extremely convenient and an easy way to add audio to rooms in spaces that are not wired for sound?- yes. It is a trade of sound quality for convenience and visual aesthetics. It is very strong at the high and low end with sub. It is noticeably weak in the mid range which also makes for an awkward accentuation of the strengths with certain types of music and certain instruments. As always it is a matter of listening preference and the types of music you love the most. Anything can do relatively well at rock and roll and SONOS is no exception. Other areas are not so great. Acoustic guitar sounds airy. Certain piano sounds flat ( and not because flat notes are being played). Drums have accentuated cymbals and bass and miss on the tom toms. Horns actually sound quite good. What is my basis of comparison?: A different series that Crutchfield doesn't sell, with a MARANTZ receiver- no comparison. A 16 speaker stock Lexus sound system- no comparison. Why did I make the trade? I live in a small condo and since I moved in I have not been able to properly set up my wired

Pros: Convenience Visual Aesthetics Space No wires

Cons: Not for audiophile music listeners.

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Ted from Seattle, WA on 4/16/2017

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The Sonos play bar was my second attempt at installing a sound bar with my new TV. I started with a Martin Logan; sound-wise it's a little better than the Sonos, but by itself it didn't give me the surround sound experience that I was looking for. I exchanged it for the Sonos play bar. Combined with my two Sonos Play:1 satellites and a subwoofer, I have the home theater experience that I've been looking for.

Pros: Good sound. Easy to set up

Cons: None that I can think of.

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As advertised!

Kelly from Taylorsville, KY on 3/27/2017

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Very easy set up and great sound. I was expecting a little more range as the mids and lows aren't overly strong but the voices and highs are crisp and clear. Looking forward to adding a sub to hear more in the low/mid end range.

Pros: Set up and control

Cons: Leaves a little to be desired on the low/mid range.

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Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 3/26/2017

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Sounds great, incredible easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 3/8/2017

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Good sound suitable for serious music listening. Very easy setup. Can be placed on cabinet or wall. Very pleased with it.

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Crutchfield customer from Reston, VA on 2/26/2017

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Quality sound bar! The Sonos software and audio content is quite expansive... the software is a big part of this product that many may not realize when shopping.

Pros: Software and content. Integrates easy with add-on components, subs, etc.

Cons: Price

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JTEN from Matawan, NJ on 2/23/2017

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Easy to set up, sounds AWESOME, looks great , and very pleased so far. Really happy I spent extra $$$ for this and the quality shines through in the sound produced

Pros: Easy set up through wifi

Cons: High price but you get what you pay for

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Crutchfield customer from Matawan, NJ on 2/23/2017

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Very pleased. Simple set up. Sounds AWESOME- couldn't be happier so far

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Louie from Wayne, NJ on 2/13/2017

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This is a great sound bar. A little expensive but worth every penny!

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Ryan from Greenfield, MA on 2/7/2017

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This thing is amazing! The sound quality is amazing, and it is so easy to switch between TV sound and music. Love it!

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Crutchfield customer from Nashville, TN on 2/5/2017

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This product fills even a large room with crystal clear sound & a quality experience.

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Simple, easy, results

Joel from Armonk, NY on 2/5/2017

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Simple to set up. Easy to use. Big improvement from sound on tv for watching the tube and really huge improvement for music. Only issue is the quirk where you can not see the volume bars on screen any longer. ...and the steep price, but I knew that before I ordered it....

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Don from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 1/28/2017

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Very happy with this purchase, this Sonos Playbar replaced a Polk Audio Playbar and I couldn't be happier with the sound produced, especially voices.

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No DTS decoding, No HDMI inputs

Sage from Irvine, CA on 1/26/2017

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This is a great product if you want an easy way to get better sound from your flat, HDTV and music, but if you want real surround sound, this is not for you. The playbar will accept Dolby Digital 5.1 to decode if your HDTV will actually pass through the signal it receives via HDMI or other inputs, using the optical audio out. The playbar will only accept optical input or plain old analog L/R speaker terminals. There to no HDMI inputs on the bar so as you switch the inputs on your TV, the only audio the bar receives is what it gets from the HDTV. The majority of HDTV's from pre-2016 DO NOT pass through bitstream, or "surround sound" to the optical audio output from the HDTV. The TV's "dumb down" what is receives to PCM or plain old stereo output to the optical output. Also, Sonos WILL NOT decode DTSHD from so many Blu-Ray discs so even if you get a bitstream passage to the playbar, you will hear nothing. Not what I would call a top notch item for home theater fans. There are streaming services to get music and it will play from items on your pad or phone for music, but for actual film watching, no worth it.

Pros: Easy to set up, sounds great with proper input. Way better than regular HDTV audio sound

Cons: Too pricy for what you get, not for true "Home Theater"

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Captivating Sound

Jeremy from Sandy Hook, CT on 1/25/2017

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I mounted this PLAYBAR below my TV in a newly finish basement and was very impressed with the quality, sound, and ease of installation. The crisp, clean sounded really enhances our game-day and movie watching experience. I'm looking into also purchasing the Subwoofer and 2 PLAY1s for true surround sound. I'm so captivated by the SONOS sound, that I'll never purchase another brand speaker again.

Pros: Captivating Sound, Easy set-up, 5-Stars all around

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Wonderful Addition to my system

John from Effingham, IL on 1/17/2017

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The TV speakers I had been using made it hard for me to follow dialog. I switched to the playbar and it made a tremendous difference. Then I added the bass station and it became a great package -- fantastic for listening to music.

Pros: Great sound when listening to TV. Easy Setup.

Cons: Price.

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Crutchfield customer from Atlanta, GA on 1/16/2017

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Very pleased with my new Sonos sound bar. One true downside is that I will be spending more money on the subwoofer and satellite speakers. Great products.

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Crutchfield customer from Tappan, NY on 1/16/2017

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Love this speaker. Excellent sound and easy to set up.

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Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, CO on 1/16/2017

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Just purchased the second Sonos PlayBar. Setup is easy and flawless. The app works simultaneously on the Mac, iPhone and iPad. The sound quality is great. Highly recommended for every TV in the house.

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Wonderful Sound, Easy to Install

Mary Jo from Michigan City, IN on 1/12/2017

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I wanted a wireless and/or Bluetooth system to replace an old, but beautiful sounding, heavily wired Bose 3.2.1 system that I had for nearly 10 years. Since the last time I hooked up any audio was nearly 10 years ago, no one was more surprised than I was when all I had to do was connect that skinny little optical cable to my TV and it worked. Like a charm. Beautiful sound, and we paired it with the Sonos wireless sub-woofer. It's really quite fun to walk around the living room waving my iPad around in some in some kind of modern dance for the auto-tune function. The sound is great and I'm very, very happy the Crutchfield team educated me about the current state of hi-fi and wifi so I could get the right system for me. It's nice to come into the 21st century!

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Jim from East Brunswick, NJ on 1/11/2017

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This is a great playbar but get the subwoofer with it trust me

Pros: Solid, good sound, looks good

Cons: A bit pricy and it really needs the sub to make a great sound experience

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Alan from El Paso, TX on 1/10/2017

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Sonos design and quality can't be beat. I admit that sometimes my hearing of spoken words,especially whispers, was not always clear. NO more! Unit looks great in my room. I placed it on the top of my furniture using the flexson enclosure (available from Crutchfield). Wall mounting didn't work for me. Looks great and elevates the TV to provide room for the play bar without covering the bottom of the picture . Looks clean and sharp. Very happy with my purchase.

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Great sound, speech enhancement works

Ziggydmon from Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 1/9/2017

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Great sound, easy set up! This is my first Sonos product with a boost and 2 play 3's. I ordered the sub but it's on back order and I'm glad it is. I don't need the sub with this sound. I'm going to switch it out for another play 5 or 3. My tv never sounded so good. It's weird with the better sound the tv picture even looks better! I had a Polk sound bar and this is far superior, grant it it was a couple of hundred dollars cheaper. The packaging is very thoughtful. Everything arrived well packed. Thank you crutchfield for helping through my purchase.

Pros: Easy set up, great sound

Cons: A bit large but I bought the flexscon tv stand and I'm getting used to it.

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Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 1/9/2017

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Love this!

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Crutchfield customer from Brenham, TX on 1/2/2017

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Great sound. Was actually fun to set up the true sound feature.

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Crutchfield customer from Mississippi on 1/1/2017

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Love my Sonos

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Crutchfield customer from West Fargo, ND on 1/1/2017

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Love it! Very easy setup.

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Amazing

Eric from New York, NY on 12/29/2016

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Amazing soundbar! It absolutely crushes the bose soundtouch300. Deep beautiful sound fills the room from the tv or streamed audio.

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Crutchfield customer from Madison, WI on 12/29/2016

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Easy to setup. great sound.

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love it!

Crutchfield customer from Sugarcreek , Ohio on 12/29/2016

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Love the Sonos sound bar! sounds awesome with the Sonos SUB . will be adding son's speakers later. but it really sounds great without.

Pros: sleek and easy to connect

Cons: none

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Costly, but sound is kickin!

Dan from Phoenix, AZ on 12/28/2016

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4/5 stars; Only reasons I didn't give it 5 stars was...A) it took a phone call to sink up my remote to the sound bar itself and B) the cost...its $650 bucks! Way more than close competitors prices. Other than that, it was easy to mount under my 65 inch TV and the sound is terrific. I love that you can easily switch from TV sound to music on my Amazon music. Full disclosure...I've only owned this sound bar approx. 3 weeks so I'm hoping I'll have plenty of great years with this thing.

Pros: Sound quality Ease of setup

Cons: Cost Ease of setup ( you have to have correct remote)

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Crutchfield customer from Washington, DC on 12/28/2016

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it really is easy to hook up and it sounds ver good -- get the SUB too

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Crutchfield customer from Boca Raton, FL on 12/26/2016

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Easy to set up. Only requires optical port and app. Need to keep in mind that it requires internet port.

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alan from Newtown, PA on 12/25/2016

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awesome product...super easy setup...voice clarity is amazing

Pros: everything about it is first rate

Cons: none

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Great Sound.

Tammy from Topeka, KS on 12/24/2016

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This is my third purchase of a Sonos soundbar. This is the best soundbar out there. I have one with every TV.

Pros: I have nothing but positive to say about this soundbar.

Cons: If there is a Con it would be they are expensive. But well worth it.

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Scott from Cincinnati, OH on 12/24/2016

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Awesome!

Pros: Amazing sound, easy setup!

Cons: None

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Sounds good AND super convenient

Dennis from Mountain View, CA on 12/22/2016

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I started my Sonos system with a couple of Play:1's last year. They sounded pretty good for such a small speaker, but they were annoyingly inferior to the sound from my crusty old Bose system in the room next door. Still, the wireless technology is seductive and I decided to take a chance on the Soundbar because I wanted to bring my music system to the TV speakers in another room. I am very impressed by the Soundbar, both in sound and in operation. I got the subwoofer too, so I can't really comment on the Soundbar alone, but the combination is just terrific.

Pros: compact, easy to set up, great sound for music, and part of the Sonos network

Cons: Not terribly flexible in hookup--but sacrificing that flexibility means simpler setup and operation.

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Superb, just what I was looking for

Sean from Northport, NY on 12/21/2016

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Only have it a few days, but I love it. Absolutely love it. There are plenty of reviews about the sound etc, here's some things I couldn't find in the reviews: I wanted.... - A system which would sound great for the TV, and allow wireless (not bluetooth) streaming from phones, ipads, pcs etc. - I didn't need it to shake the house, but I have a large family room with a high ceiling, wanted the TV and Music to sound great. - Google Play or Apple Music in addition to Pandora and Soundcloud. I know you can get a chromecast and plug it into anything, but I wanted to control everything seamlessly from the app - Accept the TV remote for sound - Expand into multi room music when I want to. Sonos pretty much hit everything. I didn't get the subwoofer. Maybe one day, but I have a family and too few opportunities to get to shake the foundations. TV and Music sound great, they fill the room and while it's not a club, music sounds great without the sub. I've been using TV speakers my whole life, listening to the playbar was a similar experience to watching HD the first time. The app is excellent. From setup to playing almost anything, its well put together. Setup took 20 minutes, about half of that was setting up online services. The only minor gripe is my TV can't display a sound level and puts a label up that the sound is switched off when I use the TV remote. There's a work around, but I don't think its worth the effort of switching to a new remote out

Pros: Streams just about anything. Sound is great

Cons: None

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Excellent when configured properly

Crutchfield customer from Birmingham, AL on 12/21/2016

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I have used a Yamaha YHT-S401BL (soundbar w/ amp & sub) since 2013, and it does the job quite well. That said, I had recently purchased two Sonos Play:1 speakers, and became quite amazed at the sound quality and their capabilities, which led me to purchase the Playbar. Compared to my Yamaha soundbar, the Playbar is enormous and was kind of a pain to mount. The wires are difficult to hide as they are angled upwards, so you can see them ever so slightly when looking down (they are pushed through the wall). The Sonos app is extremely easy to use and setup, and took little effort to sync the Playbar with my existing Play:1s (surround sound). The Playbar uses Toslink, which is a very rare connection on sound systems these days as I would say the majority use HDMI. It never dawned on me to investigate my Samsung 4k TV's capabilities. The reason I say this is because Samsung is one of the few TVs in the market that will not convert sound to Dolby Digital or DTS through the toslink cable. Luckily, you can purchase a Monoprice HDMI switch that can help with this flaw. While this adds an additional step to turn on the systems, it allows you to utilize the full Dolby Digital experience. Overall, the playbar produces excellent sound when configured with Play:1s or Play:3s for surround sound. By itself, I don't think the price is worth it. I love Sonos though, and will stick with its products going forward as I love the wireless capabilities and the Sonos App

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 12/19/2016

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Love the PlayBar. Great sound quality, easy to hook up, and shipping from Crutchfield was fast and free.

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Robert from Monroe, CT on 12/17/2016

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I love the Sonos ecosystem... Apps are easy and integration is a snap... I have had many systems over the years but these are by far the best...

Pros: Sound and ease of use from movies to music...

Cons: None found as yet

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Awesome Home Theater starting point

Crutchfield customer from St Paul, MN on 12/15/2016

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The perfect addition to my 55 inch big screen. Amazing sound quality in one simple to set up solution. I decided to add the Sonos sub to complete the home theater experience. Very impressed with the sound quality. I really appreciate not having wires show everywhere when trying to add a home theater speaker system.

Pros: Great sound quality Easy to set up Appearance

Cons: Cost

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Easy setup and great sound

Terence from Oviedo, FL on 12/15/2016

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The setup was a brisk! Fantastic sound quality. I can now control the unit anywhere in the house with wifi. It does not drop unlike those Bluetooth enabled wireless speakers. But the sound quality is beyond those small speakers.

Pros: Ease of set up and control

Cons: Only uses optical audio connector.

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Crutchfield customer from Ballwin, MO on 12/13/2016

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Great sub. I love the Sonos lineup.

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 12/13/2016

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Expensive...but worth it!

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Great sound

JARED from Kapolei, HI on 12/13/2016

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The product arrived earlier than estimated which is great. This sound bar has performed wonderful so far. Voices are clear and easy to hear. There are no problems with lag connecting to my other Sonos players. And I love the feature that allows you to program your TV remote to control the volume of the soundbar.

Pros: Voices are clear and easy to understand. Control volume with TV remote Easy set up

Cons: Lack of bass No smarthome integration yet (Google home)

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Crutchfield customer from Kentfield, CA on 12/13/2016

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Easy to set up. It replaced a more traditional 5.1 sound systems with a Yamaha amp. My spouse likes it better, I think because it's simpler to use. The sound is good, particular for voices in movies. I have ordered the sub to fill out lower frequencies

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Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 12/12/2016

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Simple set up, phenomenal sounding & the app is great too!

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Great Sound

Mike from Mineola, NY on 12/12/2016

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I compared this sound bar to the latest Bose sound bar over and over and at various electronic stores. I am convinced that the Sonos sound bar just edged out the Bose bar. Supered sound with its high and mid ranges. I am totally satisfied and being a Bose fan.

Pros: About the same size as the Bose Sound Bar, supered sound, easy connections

Cons: I can't think of one

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Great Sound, Great Quality

Jeremy from Luverne, MN on 12/11/2016

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Typical Sonos quality and awesome sound. Paired it with the sub and the setup was typical Sonos... simple. As soon as I opened the box I was impressed at even how well it was packaged. Setting it up was as simple as a few clicks in the app and I was good to go. Doubles as a room zone for the rest of my Sonos speakers and doesn't disappoint there either. Sounds great. Wish I had bought it sooner.

Pros: Sound, easy setup.

Cons: Price

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Crutchfield customer from Garnerville, NY on 12/8/2016

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I had to return due to the fact that it would not work with my play station 3 blu- ray dvd player. It also did not work with about 10% of my Netflix streamed videos. I don't like the fact that it doesn't have a supplied remote - you need an Ipad or android tablet to set up and control the system. Note that I was not interested in purchasing streamed music services just in house audio- DVD & cable content.

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Sonos wins out over my old 5 speaker system

kai from Barboursville VA on 12/8/2016

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I've had a Sony receiver and 5 wired surround sound speakers (replaced a couple of times by newer models) since surround sound came out. I was reluctant to replace that whole system with 3 speakers (Playbar and two Play 1's), but on the advice of the advisor at the Charlottesville store i did. The sound is sigfinicantly better with Sonos, and far simpler - from setup with Sonos app to no wires to distant speakers, no receiver, etc. I like the sound balancing with the app that is definitely better than the old way that was more manual, as the sound balance seems perfect to my ears now.

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Nice addition to my expanding SONOS universe

Bernie from Buffalo Grove, IL on 12/7/2016

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The PLAYBAR does the job. I plan to integrate it with the Connect:AMP in the near future after I purchase one. I'm optimistic that my existing in wall speakers and sub woofer will sound incredibly well with the PLAYBAR to complete my home theater sound system.

Pros: Easy to set up Great sound

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Sabe space, cable hassle and gain sound and experience

fernando from Miami, FL on 12/5/2016

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exquisite sound and easy setup. I replace my 10 year old amp with speakers and i save a lot of space and cables issues.

Pros: easy setup, great sound, save you space, cable hassle

Cons: didn't work with and sony bravía tv set, but i guess is a sony problem, not sonos'.

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Good idea

David from Novato, CA on 12/4/2016

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Nice idea and sound is clear but the Playbar should allow us to attach other speakers as mains instead of just rears.

Pros: Easy set up

Cons: Limited application

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Game changer

Crutchfield customer from Lees Summit, MO on 11/5/2016

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I purchased the Playbar and sub together and couldn't be happier. I had actually been looking at a Bowers and Wilkins set up but kept hearing about Sonos and finally thought I'd give it a try and if it doesn't work out send it back. Crutchfield wont be getting this back. The sound is great, the set up is easy and I saved $15,000 from the B&W estimate. Next up is 2 5's to finish off the family room then 3's around the house. Outside of serious audiophiles looking for a specific sound I'd say the wired systems are on their deathbed. Btw, I have Tidal and Amazon music services and they sound great and the setup once again is amazing.

Pros: Price, setup, sound, look bass

Cons: I didn't buy this earlier

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Easy setup and awesome sound

John from Chattanooga, TN on 11/4/2016

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I bought the Sonos Playbar and also a Sonos Sub. Both were easy to set up and the sound is awesome. I highly recommend this product.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 10/26/2016

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An exceptional piece of technology. We had a surround sound system, but wanted to upgrade to wireless. We did not lose a thing. Combined with the Sonos Sub and two Sonos 3 speakers, this creates crisp sounds and chair shaking bass. A great buy.

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Crutchfield customer from New Rochelle, NY on 10/25/2016

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Great sound, easy clean install, and works great w the rest of my sonos system. Will look to add subwoofer over the holidays.

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Looks great-sounds pretty good.

Don from Tampa, FL on 10/23/2016

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Love the look and the sound. I will probably add the subwoofer in the future. The problem and frustration arose from trying to get my Samsung KS8000 tv remote to control the volume of the PLAYBAR. The PLAYBAR is connected to the tv via the optical digital connection. I had to search the SONOS forums repeatedly until I found this workaround: I have a samsung KS8000 and had problems with connecting my sonos play bar. I don't have a cable box and get my tv instead from over the air broadcasts. At first I couldn't pair the remote with the sonos playbar, but eventually figured it out. Here's what I did. - Go to the universal remote feature in the samsung home menu - Add a device - Search for a brand (since Sonos is not on the list) - Type in Sonos and press enter - Agree to the prompts as they come up, even though it doesn't seem like the remote is turning the playbar off/on - Enjoy using your samsung smart remote now to control your playbar! There should be an easier solution for this high tech and expensive product-that's why I can't rate it 5 stars.

Pros: Design

Cons: Price and connectivity to Samsung KS8000 remote to control volume.

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Crutchfield customer from Wichita, KS on 10/23/2016

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Love it. Easy to set up and use and great sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Poughkeepsie, NY on 10/23/2016

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Excellent product, very easy to set up, great support from Crutchfield.

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Not as good as Bose Soundtouch 130

John from Bloomington, IN on 10/6/2016

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I bought this, along with the Bose Soundtouch 130. Granted, I did not have the sub with the Sonos, so the comparison may be a little unfair. Nonetheless, we found the Bose offered better clarity for TV and movies. It provided crisp vocals, but also gave ample volume to background noises. For example, in football broadcasts, we could clearly understand the vocals, but the crown noise was pronounced. I liked this. The Sonos seemed more muddled on TV and movies. However, it did seem marginally better for listening to music. I felt that the relative gain on TV and movies of the Bose more than outweighed the gain on music with the Sonos. In the end, I was happy to plug the Bose back in. I should add, I am not a music aficionado, nor a sound expert. Take it for what it's worth! Ultimately, I don't think anyone would really be disappointed with either of these two.

Pros: Excellent sound for music Wireless connectivity (excellent smart phone application)

Cons: Slightly muddled sound on TV and movies (compared to similarly priced products)

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Crutchfield customer from El Dorado Hills, CA on 10/6/2016

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Awesome

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Crutchfield customer from Charleston, SC on 9/25/2016

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Great features and sound

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James from Ballwin, MO on 9/25/2016

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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

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Chuck from Ave Maria, Fla on 9/22/2016

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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.

Cons: None!!!

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Best playbar on the market

Michael R from Bowie, MD on 9/12/2016

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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

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Crutchfield customer from North Royalton, OH on 8/25/2016

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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.

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Amazing soundbar

Eddie from Bethesda, MD on 8/23/2016

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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).

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 8/22/2016

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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.

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Player has not DTS

Donald E from Mount Laurel, NJ on 7/31/2016

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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.

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Worth it

blueskys from Wilson, NC on 7/31/2016

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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

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Great sound!

Green225 from Savannah, TX on 7/24/2016

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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

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Clean and strong sound

BillR from New Hyde Park , NY on 6/29/2016

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Sonos is great sound and easy to set up on the television

Pros: clear sound;attractive product

Cons: none

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SONOS YOU HAVE DONE IT AGAIN!!!

Toby L. from Davidsonville, MD on 6/28/2016

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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

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Great sound, setup a bit disappointing

JG from New York, NY on 6/24/2016

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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.

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As advertised

Duart1 from Fairhope, AL on 6/8/2016

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Easy to set up, and sounds great.

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Love Sonos

NE1_410S from Oklahoma City, OK on 6/8/2016

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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.

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Don't use with Samsung SUHD TV's. No DTS or HDMI a limitation.

ttsound from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on 5/27/2016

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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.

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Wish I got this sooner

Luke D from New York, NY on 5/10/2016

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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

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Crutchfield customer from Palm Coast, FL on 4/27/2016

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Love it, it's great

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Very Pleased

Bill T from Washington, DC on 4/24/2016

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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

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Awesome Sound bar!

Robert from Sterling, VA on 3/28/2016

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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?

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Sonos Playbar

Rustyiron from pittsburgh, PA on 3/24/2016

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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.

Cons: None!

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Cool playbar

Basir from New haven, CT on 3/23/2016

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This is a great product but can have many improvements

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Fantastic sound and great Sonos quality

john from englewood, CO on 3/23/2016

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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.

Cons: Price

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Great Product

davidm. from houston, TX on 2/26/2016

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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.

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Sonos PlayBar & SUB

Mike A. from Huntington Beach, CA on 2/21/2016

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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.

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Donald d from Hopewell junction N.Y. on 2/17/2016

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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

Cons: None

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V from Atlanta, GA on 2/8/2016

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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.

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LUAN from anaheim, CA on 2/1/2016

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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

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Sonos Playbar

DA from Louisiana on 1/4/2016

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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.

Cons: None

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Playbar by Sonos

Cliff from Pennsylvania on 1/3/2016

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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.

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Great soundbar

BRead from Texas on 1/1/2016

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Amazing quality and sound. Well worth the cost

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Crutchfield customer from Georgia on 12/28/2015

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Very easy installation and set-up. Sound quality is great. The wireless connection is rock solid.

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Bumper to Bumper

Ponderosa from Connecticut on 12/27/2015

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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.

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Great sound bar!

Jared from Indiana on 12/27/2015

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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

Cons: None

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CC from New York on 12/27/2015

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Great speaker, and in combination with play ones, a greeat suround sound.

Pros: Very easy setup, clear sound, tones of available music.

Cons: None.

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Totally awesome

Martin from California on 12/26/2015

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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.

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Sonos Playbar from Texas on 12/16/2015

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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.

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B from Chicago, IL on 12/15/2015

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Super easy to configure. Amazing sound.

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Sonos Playbar.....perfect solution

Michael H. from North Carolina on 12/12/2015

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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+!!!

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TV Addition

Crutchfield customer from Massachusetts on 12/8/2015

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Nice easy setup and great addition to my new Samsung TV!

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Outstanding Product!

RCBinTN from LaVergne, TN on 12/2/2015

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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.

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BillT from Smithtown, NY on 11/25/2015

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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.

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Awesome can't wait to buy sub

Smithcinema from System island ny on 11/2/2015

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Great unit works great but should be priced lower.

Pros: Conectivity

Cons: Price

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As great as expected

GMK from Illinois on 10/12/2015

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

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Crutchfield customer from Iowa on 10/11/2015

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

Pros: Amazing clarity

Cons: None

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HarryM from Myrtle Beach,South Carolina on 10/5/2015

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

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

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

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PaulR from Georgetown, Texas on 10/5/2015

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Absolutely amazing. This device sounds like a device the cost thousands of dollars more. Easy to set up, reliable, and it looks good on the wall. Who could ask for more? Actually, I could. And I think Sonos is going to deliver too! Sonosis scheduled to come out with room equalization software for the Play1, Play3, and new Play5. I hope they extended the new fet atures to the Soundbar and Sub, because although the sound great already, with the addition of the new software they might sound even better, making them equal to other, far more expensive Audiofile products.

Pros: Sound, ease of use, looks.

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

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