What's this? Overall score is based mainly on sound quality and picture quality for models with video players; ease of use and versatility are also factored in. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
$629.99 - $699.00
Summary:A 5.1-channel-ready sound bar and Wi-Fi speaker system.
A 5.1-channel-ready sound bar and Wi-Fi speaker system that features a three-channel front-speaker array that provides decoding of standard digital-audio signals. The Playbar can be connected to a home network via an Ethernet cable or directly via Wi-Fi, or using a Wi-Fi connection to another Ethernet-connected Sonos component, such as the Sonos Bridge. When connected to the Internet and a home network it can access online music content from providers such as Tunein, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Cloud Player, Rhapsody, etc., or stream music content from network connected PCs and Apple and Android mobile devices. It can also be used as part of a Wi-Fi based multi-room and multi-channel surround sound Sonos speaker configuration.
About This Brand
Sonos has helped pioneer the multiroom wireless speaker category. It now offers several different styles of Wi-Fi speakers at varying price points, and a sound bar that can be used either independently, as part of a multichannel sound system, or as a speaker in a multiroom system.
Features & Specs - Sonos Playbar
Video player disc capacity The number of discs that the video player can handle.
Video player disc capacity
Active subwoofer Has a built-in amplifier and typically has a bass level control (independent of controls on a receiver).
Wireless subwoofer Yes' indicates that the model comes with a powered wireless subwoofer. "Optional' indicates that accessories (transmitter and wireless amplifiers) are available that allow signals to be wirelessly transmitted the amplifers that power a subwoofer. 'No' indicates that the models does not provide for wireless operation of a subwoofer.
Receiver OSD Receiver OSD Onscreen display lets you view the receiver's menus on a TV screen, a squint-free alternative to using the receiver's LED or LCD display.
Auto speaker calibration System comes with a microphone to automatically adjust speaker sound levels, delays, and possibly more to balance the surround effect for your room size and speaker setup.
Auto speaker calibration
Plays 3D Blu-ray discs Plays 3-D Blu-ray discs; for 3D operation, it requires a 3D TV and 3D glasses, as well a 3D Blu-ray movie.
Plays 3D Blu-ray discs
Analog to HDMI video conversion Can convert analog video input signals (Composite, S-Video, Component) to digital and output them via the HDMI connection.
Analog to HDMI video conversion
3D capable HDMI switching Will pass a 3-D video signal when switching HDMI cable connected 3-D source devices to a 3-D TV.
3D capable HDMI switching
FM tuner Receiver has a built-in FM radio tuner.
AM tuner Receiver has built-in AM radio tuner.
Internet streaming access Can receive audio or video streams from various online entertainment services, such as movies from Netflix or Amazon Video on Demand, or Pandora Internet radio. Requires a broadband internet connection and -- depending on the service -- a subscription.
Internet streaming access
Stereo analog audio (in/out) Stereo analog audio (in/out) lists the number of stereo (two-channel) analog audio input and output connections. These are useful for connecting two-channel analog audio devices such as a TV, set-top box, non-integrated video disc player, etc.