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Sonos Home Theater Soundbar Speaker - PLAYBAR

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Sonos - PLAYBAR - Soundbar Speakers
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$699.00  
9-Speaker Design/ Angled Left And Right Tweeters/ Each Speaker Driven By A Class D Amplifier/ Night Mode/ Pre-Loaded Internet Radio Stations/ Computer-Free Music Playback/ Control All Your Music And Rooms With Your Android Device, iPhone, iPod Touch, And iPad/ Wireless Connectivity/ Black Finish
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PLAYBAR - Sonos Home Theater Soundbar Speaker

The Sonos Playbar home theater soundbar adds premium audio to your flat screen TV in a sleek, easy to hook-up package. You no longer need a complicated home theater system, with multiple speakers and hundreds of feet of cable, just to enjoy theater-quality sound in your home. Instead, the Playbar connects to your TV with a single optical cable, playing audio from any source also connected to the TV.

Hidden behind the unassuming black grill are six midrange speakers and three tweeters, each powered by an individual Class-D digital amplifier. Combined with sophisticated signal processing, the result is a range of crystal-clear audio which replicates the enveloping effect of a traditional surround sound home theater system. If you need additional bass, the Sonos Playbar can wirelessly synch with the heavy-hitting Sonos Sub.

Simply being the best TV soundbar wasn't enough for Sonos, the leader in wireless music streaming technology. They went one step further by also making the Playbar a standalone music streaming device. Tune into your favorite channels on services like Pandora or Slacker Radio, with the available Android and iPhone apps, or stream songs stored on your NAS to the Playbar. The Sonos Playbar works seamlessly with dozens of music services and can synch with up to 16 computers or NAS devices, providing you with nearly endless listening choices.

Key Features:

  • Complements HD television screens with richly textured HiFi sound
  • Wirelessly streams all the music on earth
  • Simple to set up, control and expand
  • Requires just two cords: one power cord, one optical cord (both included). Syncs with other Sonos speakers wirelessly
  • Understands and speaks most IR remote's language and can be controlled by free apps for your Android®, iPhone® or iPad®
  • Plays all sources plugged in to your HDTV: cable/SAT boxes, Blu-Ray players, and video game consoles. If it's connected to your HD, PLAYBAR will play it

PLAYBAR requires an optical connection, which is standard on most current Televisions. If you are unsure if your television is compatibility, please contact an Abt specialist to discuss your current make/model.

Features:

  • HiDef, meet HiFi
    • HiFi Sound For Your Television
      PLAYBAR's nine-speaker design floods your home with huge waves of epic, full-theater sound for TV, Web, Movies and Video Games
    • All The Music On Earth
      PLAYBAR is also a stand-alone all-in-one Sonos player that allows you to wirelessly stream all the music on earth—your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows and podcasts
    • Easy Setup
      PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and power cord and plays everything that is connected to your TV, from cable boxes to gaming consoles
    • Wireless
      No rewiring required. Connect PLAYBAR or BRIDGE to your wireless router and link all Sonos players wirelessly with one touch.
      • Note: To get started, you must wire either one player or BRIDGE to your home network using a standard Ethernet cable
    • Flexible Design
      PLAYBAR can sit above or beneath your TV on a table or a console, or mounted horizontally against a wall
    • Universal Audio
      PLAYBAR speaks DOLBY DIGITAL and stereo, so you never miss a moment of the action
    • Easily Create A 3.1 Home Theater
      Pair PLAYBAR with SUB
    • Easily Create A 5.1 Home Theater
      Pair PLAYBAR with SUB and a stereo pair of PLAY:3s
  • Access all the music on Earth
    • Pre-loaded Internet radio stations — free of charge
      Get over 100,000 free radio stations, shows, and podcasts -- all for free. And you can tune in without turning on your computer. Browse for stations or type in specific call letters or a radio host you love
    • Endless music from the most popular online music services
      Sonos works seamlessly with Amazon Cloud Player, AUPEO!, Deezer, iHeartRadio, JB Hi-Fi NOW, JUKE, Last.fm, MOG, Pandora®, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM™ Internet Radio, Slacker® Radio, Songl, Songza, Spotify®, Stitcher SmartRadio™, TuneIn, Wolfgang's Vault®, WiMP, and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.)
    • Computer-free music playback
      Get instant access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations — without ripping, downloading or turning on a computer. Sonos connects directly to these services over the Internet and then streams the music to the rooms of your choice
    • Play the music on your computer in any room
      Play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats, from iTunes® to MP3
    • Listen to music that's stored on an iPod or iPhone
      Dock, charge and wirelessly play the music from an iPod or iPhone with the SONOS DOCK (sold separately)
  • Control your Sonos music system with your smartphone, tablet and more
    • Control all your music and rooms with your Android™ device, iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad™
      Free Sonos Controller apps for Android, iPhone and iPad let you control your Sonos players, music on the Internet and your computer right from the palm of your hand. Download the apps for free on the iTunes App Store or Android Market™
    • Integrated, multi-room control
      If you have multiple music players, you can control what music is playing in every room in your house, from anywhere in your house. Sonos Controllers aren't tied to a specific player, so you can use any Controller to control the music and the volume in all your rooms
    • Find and play your favorite songs in an instant
      Browse or search for songs and stations, choose the music, and control the volume from anywhere in the home
    • Wireless connectivity
      Android devices, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad connect to your Sonos system through your home WiFi network
    • Includes Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
      Turn any Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer in your home into a Controller. The software is included for free with every Sonos component
    • Dedicated Sonos CONTROL (sold separately)
      Increase your control with a dedicated touch screen SONOS CONTROL featuring instant-on, dedicated buttons and long battery life
  • Simple setup and expandable design
    • Expandable wireless system
      Expand your music system room by room — without adding wires. Add new Sonos components with the press of a single button
  • Automatic software updates
    • New features and music services delivered automatically — and for free
      The Sonos system keeps getting better over time with new features and music services. Once the Sonos music system has been registered, Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. Simply press one button and your system updates itself

Specifications:

Audio

  • Amplifier: Nine Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speakers and acoustic architecture
  • Speakers: Not louder. Clearer. With nine amplified speakers—six midrange and three tweeters—PLAYBAR replaces the steady drip of your TV's built-in speakers with deep booms, crystal-clear whispers, and huge waves of live concert sound. And with automatic equalization, the system self-adjusts for rich, seamless performance
  • 3.0 Home Theater: PLAYBAR's nine-speaker design plunges you into the cinematic action, with huge waves of sound that raise goose bumps while capturing every whisper and footfall. The player connects to your TV with a single cable and plays all sources, including satellite boxes and game consoles
  • 3.1 Home Theater: Pair PLAYBAR with SUB, and with the push of a button you can add spine-curling bass to your cinematic experience—wirelessly
  • 5.1 Home Theater: Add PLAY:3 speakers to your PLAYBAR and SUB for a true surround sound experience that plunges you deeply into the cinematic and gaming action on your screen. Sleek and understated with wireless control, this deeply immersive home theater experience wraps you in crystal-clear, state-of-the-art Sonos sound
  • System Requirements: TV with optical audio output. Broadband Internet. One Sonos component wired to router. Sonos Controller App

Music

  • Operating systems (for stored files): Windows® XP SP3 and higher; Mac OS X v10.6 and higher; NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices supporting CIFS
  • Music services supported: Sonos works seamlessly with Amazon Cloud Player, AUPEO!, Deezer, iHeartRadio, JB Hi-Fi NOW, JUKE, Last.fm, MOG, Pandora®, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM™ Internet Radio, Slacker® Radio, Songl, Songza, Spotify®, Stitcher SmartRadio™, TuneIn, Wolfgang's Vault®, WiMP, and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.)
  • Internet radio supported: Streaming MP3, WMA
  • Audio formats supported: Support for compressed MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA (including purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV and AIFF files.
    Native support for 44.1kHz sample rates. Additional support for 48kHz, 32kHz, 24kHz, 22kHz, 16kHz, 11kHz, and 8kHz sample rates
    • Note: Apple "Fairplay", WMA DRM and WMA Lossless formats not currently supported. Previously purchased Apple "Fairplay" DRM-protected songs may be upgraded
  • Album art supported: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
  • Playback modes: Crossfade, shuffle, repeat
  • Playlists supported: iTunes®, Rhapsody, WinAmp®, Windows Media Player®, and MusicMatch™ (.m3u, .pls, .wpl)

Networking

  • Wireless connectivity: SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network
  • SonosNet Extender: Functions to extend and enhance the power of SonosNet 2.0
  • Ethernet port: A single Ethernet port can connect PLAYBAR to a wired home network. A second Ethernet port can be used to share wireless control

General

  • Power Supply: AC 100-240V, 50-60 Hz
  • Side Panel Button: Volume up, volume down and mute
  • Side Panel LEDs: Indicate PLAYBAR status
  • Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Storage temperature: 4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
  • Package contents: PLAYBAR, AC power cord, optical audio cable, warranty and regulatory booklet, and Quickstart Guide
  • Multiple Orientations: Mount PLAYBAR on the wall either above or below your television. You can also lay PLAYBAR flat on your television table

Control

  • Control: Control PLAYBAR volume and mute using your existing TV, cable or universal remote. Or download the free Sonos app to control PLAYBAR from your, smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac computer

Supported Devices

  • Supported Devices
    • PLAYBAR works with all amplified and non-amplified Sonos products
    • PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and plays all sources connected to the TV, including cable boxes and game consoles

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3.35"
  • Width: 35.43"
  • Depth: 5.51"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 11.9 lbs
  • Shipping: 15 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Remote ControlNo
AirPlayNo
BluetoothNo
NFCNo
Wireless SubwooferNo
SonosNetYes
HDMI InputNo
USBNo
Analog InputNo
Wi-FiYes
Coaxial Digital InputNo
Optical Digital InputYes
Soundbar Height (inches)3.4
Aux InputNo
Soundbar Width (inches)35.4
Soundbar Depth (inches)5.5
Height (inches)3.35
Width (inches)35.43
Depth (inches)5.51
ConnectivityOptical
Speaker TypeSoundbar
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.5

(based on 1083 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (715)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (293)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (17)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (920)
  • Good audio (725)
  • Interfaces well with TV (619)
  • Intuitive controls (318)
  • Wireless (250)

Cons

  • Poor interface (42)
  • Confusing remote (35)
  • Difficult to set up (32)
  • Poor sound quality (20)
  • Pricey / poor value (16)

Best Uses

  • Living room (520)
  • Movies (503)
  • Large rooms (443)
  • Television shows (427)
  • Surround sound solution (373)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (517), Practical (407), Movie enthusiast (342), Audiophile (253), Music enthusiast (164)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (707), Yes (67)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great...So far

This sound bar is great! I am a product designer and care greatly about audio quality and aesthetics. This product reaches or surpasses my extremely high qualifications/expectations. The design details are well...Read complete review

This sound bar is great! I am a product designer and care greatly about audio quality and aesthetics. This product reaches or surpasses my extremely high qualifications/expectations. The design details are well done and the audio quality of the bar alone are fantastic. Living in a condo, it's almost too good as I fear annoying my neighbors. The bass booms and the difference between before and after installation is astounding.

I primarily use this unit to provide sound for my TV and music streaming from the internet. The amount of programs that are accessible is impressive. I'd highly doubt anyone could complain of their favorite software/app not being included. The speaker sounds so good I've used it for music during parties and working from home instead of my other previously owned devices. I'll even mute the TV and crank up a music app just because it's a delight to listen to music that way. The sound quality and directional speakers during TV sessions are great, friends have literally asked if people were outside of my high rise condo or at the door because of the speakers directional capabilities. It rivals any sound bar and does sound as if there are speakers to either side.

The main reason I bought this is because my TV lacked great audio clarity and volume. I researched for 3-4 months which sound bar system to go with and bench-marked some of the most well respected brand names in the industry. This product launched 2 months into my research. The actual final reason I made this purchase is because it was one of the only systems that did not require buying additional components to directly interface with the unit itself via phone/tablet for internet streaming; moreover, for the price this is the system that allowed me to 'test drive' one of the modular units (play bar) to see if I actually wanted to expand. In this modern day, I wanted to have everything at my fingertips (on my phone), that promise is delivered. While some consider it pricey other respectable setups require you to pay the same amount or more of both the Sub and Play Bar without the modular, convenient, expandable, (hopefully) sustainable, integrated system Sonos has designed.

Very easy to set up, less than 3 minutes. Very easy to control, download an app. Some people's reviews argue that one input is a problem and/or it lacks true 3.1-5.1. Okay, I would argue that unless you were told it wasn't true 5.1 or a true audiophile, which there are very few, you would not know the difference. This reason alone made me hesitate and not buy it at launch so I could read reviews first. In my experience in the picky realm of product design including consumer research, many people pretend to be audiophiles, but they are more focused on statistics rather than enjoying music like a normal person. They'll complain if it's blatantly obvious or if they are told it's not 'true', but may not have even noticed if the latter. If the scalability of the music is an issue perhaps this isn't the unit for you. From first hand experience, a good analogy is the difference is far less than regular radio vs. HD radio in my opinion. One input works fine for me because I have a modern TV that all of my components/peripherals are hard wired to.

I love the modular and expandable aspects of this line and those factors are another part of the reason for purchase. I can later add pieces to complete my setup to the level I choose.

I titled this 'so far' with 5 stars because of my extremely demanding personal requirements of a great/successful product based upon my profession of designing exactly that; basically it must prove to be sustainable and last through a respectable amount of time, while maintaining high audio and aesthetic quality. (ie. not break in 6-12 months) If it does not the review WILL change.

In conclusion this product is everything it says it is and more, it's honestly great to amazing - audio from your smart device, great sound, clarity and quality, above all easy to use and very well designed. If you think it's pricey consider the market and work smarter, if you are worried about one input get a new TV, if you are a true audiophile and demand to have true 5.1 etc get something else.

I've already recommended this to friends and colleagues without any encouragement from Sonos, hopefully I'm short-listed to trial and rate new products! :)

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love Sonos - Disappointed with Playbar

I'm a huge Sonos fan and have 3 Play 1s and a Play 3 scattered around the house. We absolutely love them. It made sense then to buy the Playbar to integrate with our...Read complete review

I'm a huge Sonos fan and have 3 Play 1s and a Play 3 scattered around the house. We absolutely love them. It made sense then to buy the Playbar to integrate with our current system. However, after buying it and trying it out I had to return it for several reasons.

1. The main problem with the playbar is that Sonos wants you to plug it into the back of the TV but unfortunately most TVs (mine included) do not pass Dolby 5.1 audio so you really are not getting true surround sound. This may not seem like much of an issue but once you hear 5.1 surround sound, you can tell there's a huge difference. When you're spending this much money for a great set of speakers you want it to work correctly and unfortunately the way that Sonos is set up it just won't work that way. It is possible to hook up the Playbar directly to the source (blu-Ray player, Apple tv, etc) and get 5.1 sound, however, this requires multiple wires and a switch since the Playbar only has one input. With Sonos you are paying for ease of use and simplicity and so if you have to "rig up" a system to combat its shortcomings, then it's just not worth it. I did connect the play 1s as surrounds and it sounds great when connected directly to the source, however, this leads me to my next issue:

2. Lack of DTS support. If you want to get 5.1 surround sound you have to connect the sound bar directly to the source. However Sonos doesn't support DTS which is the audio on pretty much every Blu-Ray. Meaning you cannot get 5.1 surround sound from your Blu-ray player. Also even if it did support DTS my Blu-ray player does not have an optical out output and so it wouldn't work for that reason as well.

In summary, if you're paying this much money for a great set of speakers and 5.1 surround sound, then it better darn well output 5.1 surround sound. My guess is that people just don't know the difference and don't know what they are missing out on. I absolutely love Sonos for multiple room audio and have always raved about it to friends but I have to say I am really disappointed in the Playbar.

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5.0

Why did I wait soooo long

By 

from Muskegon Michigan

About Me Audiophile, Music Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy set up
  • Easy to Set Up
  • Streams All My Music, and More
  • Superior Sound
  • Wireless

Cons

    Best Uses

      Had doubts when first purchased. Setup was a breeze, superb sound when I added excisting sonos componets to the playbar.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Music Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Different Music, Different Rooms
      • Easy to Set Up
      • Streams All My Music, and More
      • Superior Sound
      • Wireless

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Discover New Music
        • Large Rooms
        • Multi-Room Audio
        • Music Service (Napster, Spotify, etc.)
        • Stream Music From The Computer

        Comments about Sonos Home Theater Soundbar Speaker:

        Excellent sound, easy to set set up.

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        5.0

        Fantastic

        By 

        from Glenview

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Easy to Set Up
        • Superior Sound

        Cons

        • Nothing so far!

        Best Uses

        • Great for movies

        Great sound from music and television! Sonos Soundbar has tremendous sound separation - much more depth than I anticipated. Will definitely add more rooms.

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        (42 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Love Sonos - Disappointed with Playbar

        By 

        from Columbus, Ohio

        About Me Early Adopter, Music Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              I'm a huge Sonos fan and have 3 Play 1s and a Play 3 scattered around the house. We absolutely love them. It made sense then to buy the Playbar to integrate with our current system. However, after buying it and trying it out I had to return it for several reasons.

              1. The main problem with the playbar is that Sonos wants you to plug it into the back of the TV but unfortunately most TVs (mine included) do not pass Dolby 5.1 audio so you really are not getting true surround sound. This may not seem like much of an issue but once you hear 5.1 surround sound, you can tell there's a huge difference. When you're spending this much money for a great set of speakers you want it to work correctly and unfortunately the way that Sonos is set up it just won't work that way. It is possible to hook up the Playbar directly to the source (blu-Ray player, Apple tv, etc) and get 5.1 sound, however, this requires multiple wires and a switch since the Playbar only has one input. With Sonos you are paying for ease of use and simplicity and so if you have to "rig up" a system to combat its shortcomings, then it's just not worth it. I did connect the play 1s as surrounds and it sounds great when connected directly to the source, however, this leads me to my next issue:

              2. Lack of DTS support. If you want to get 5.1 surround sound you have to connect the sound bar directly to the source. However Sonos doesn't support DTS which is the audio on pretty much every Blu-Ray. Meaning you cannot get 5.1 surround sound from your Blu-ray player. Also even if it did support DTS my Blu-ray player does not have an optical out output and so it wouldn't work for that reason as well.

              In summary, if you're paying this much money for a great set of speakers and 5.1 surround sound, then it better darn well output 5.1 surround sound. My guess is that people just don't know the difference and don't know what they are missing out on. I absolutely love Sonos for multiple room audio and have always raved about it to friends but I have to say I am really disappointed in the Playbar.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Best Soundbar on the Market

              By 

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Casual Listener, Music Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Different Music, Different Rooms
              • Easy to Set Up
              • Expandable
              • Free Control Options
              • Streams All My Music, and More
              • Superior Sound
              • Wireless
              • Works With Various Remote

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Discover New Music
                • Large Rooms
                • Multi-Room Audio
                • Music Service (Napster, Spotify, etc.)
                • Stream Music From The Computer

                Comments about Sonos Home Theater Soundbar Speaker:

                I use this product with my home entertainment system and the addition of the PlayBar is excellent! This almost completes my home theater system. This system replaced the Bose cinemate.

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                (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Soundbar

                By 

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Pros

                • Superior Sound
                • Wireless

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Rooms

                  The sound is really great, but when you have the sounder and the surround sound play speakers connected. It sounds like the surround sound speakers are too loud for the playbar.

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                  (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Latest Sound Update was a HomeRun!!!

                  By 

                  from New Albany, OH

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Set Up
                  • Superior Sound
                  • Wireless

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Rooms

                    The improvement in sound on this latest update is awesome - exactly what Sonos was missing - and it far exceeds any updates to the app itself. I switched from a Bose home theatre (jewel speakers) to Sonos in Oct (Playbar, sub, and Play 3's for rears). For the price, I like the wireless speakers (no wires, no receiver, run everything off your smart device), but was not impressed with Sonos's sound quality, and considering returning all of it....until this update. The sound before was hollow and difficult to hear people speaking unless you turned the volume way up, and I don't always listen to music or watch tv loud, and for the price, I expect good sound at lower levels too. Like my old bose system, I can now watch tv at low volume and get great sound. I think the sound at low volume is now better than bose, and when you turn the volume up for movies, big sports games, etc, it leaves Bose in the dust! (Sorry, I've only had bose before, so I can't compare to anything else) Sonos has made me a believer again - and being able to improve the sound with a simple online update just shoes how far ahead of the game they are. I now know my Sonos experience will only get better, and all it will ever need is a simple online update! I will be buying more Sonos speakers for the house. The app is great - I have no idea why people rate it so low - I think the app works perfectly.

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                    5.0

                    Great sound, easy to use

                    By 

                    from Hawthorn Woods

                    About Me Music Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Set Up
                    • Streams All My Music, and More
                    • Superior Sound
                    • Wireless

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Sound is great, works seamless with the Sono bridge

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                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Seriously FUN & EZ

                        By 

                        from Cambridge, MA

                        About Me Early Adopter, Music Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Set Up
                        • Excellent sound quality
                        • Streams All My Music, and More
                        • Superior Sound
                        • Wireless

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Discover New Music
                          • Stream Music From The Computer

                          This is soooo cool! I bought it for my husband's birthday and finally set it up for him...but really for me! Sonos easily connected my smart phone, all the music on my computer and it has hundreds of radio stations! Just discovered "Shows" on the radio stations - now this is living! Way to go Sonos! I only bought the Play 1 and going out to get another one TODAY!

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                          (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Assistive Device and Stereo.

                          By 

                          from Wisconsin

                          About Me Early Adopter, Music Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Different Music, Different Rooms
                          • Easy to Set Up
                          • Expandable
                          • Free Control Options
                          • Great Assistive Tech
                          • Streams All My Music, and More
                          • Superior Sound
                          • Wireless

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Rooms
                            • Stream Music From The Computer

                            Sonos has a wonderful reputation and the product lives up to the reviews. In particular, I was interested in the Sonos software features that clarify speech as well as the night time settings that soften loud sounds while boosting speech. Amazing. It was not uncommon for me to have to replay parts of movies or TV shows (e.g., Boardwalk Empire, True Detective) multiple times to understand the dialog. Sonos has taken care of this issue. In addition, the sound in normal mode does not offend my wife when watching movies or shows. I have owned hi-end audio equipment in the past that I could not use because my KEF Reference speakers had to be played at higher volumes to sound good. The Sonos system sounds crisp at all levels.

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