Review: Sonos's Playbar is a great soundbar for its price

At a Glance
  • Sonos Playbar

    TechHive Rating

    The Sonos Playbar is one of the best sound bars in its price range, but it can't compete with a mid-range AV receiver and a 5.1-channel speaker configuration.

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating

    The Sonos Playbar is one of the best sound bars in its price range, but it can't compete with a mid-range AV receiver and a 5.1-channel speaker configuration.

    Pros

    • Can be integrated into a Sonos whole-home audio system
    • Very good sound with both movies and music
    • Versatile setup options
    • Just two wires: TOSlink and power

    Cons

    • Not a surround-sound system
    • Lacks in-your-face bass response
    • Doesn't support Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio

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