Sonos Playbar Review (Tested by Soundbar Experts in 2024)

The Sonos Playbar is a top-notch feature-rich soundbar designed to upscale the audio quality of your TVs, DVD/Blu-ray players, and other digital devices.

It is a smart soundbar with advanced technology for navigation, streaming music, and customizing sound according to the listeners’ preferences.

We were excited to host the Sonos soundbar and can’t help but admire its compelling performance, making it a valuable piece of home theater setups.

If you are looking for a powerful device willing to enhance your TV-watching or music-listening experience, read on to learn more about this best-budget soundbar.

Sonos Playbar – Top-Notch Mountable Soundbar


Unboxing the Sonos Playbar soundbar

Unboxing the Sonos Playbar soundbar

Unboxing Sonos products is quite an experience for everyone. It may create some mess of packaging material, but all of them are included to protect the product inside from harsh shipping measures.

An opening is a breeze as the box includes instructions to avoid any issue or damage to the included accessories. Besides, upon unboxing the shipment box, we found the soundbar lying there.

There’s also some packaging of a power cord, wall-mounting kit, quick start guide, and an optical cable as a complementary source to connect with the external device as soon as you get the device.

We had fun unboxing this device, but the real fun lay when we turned it on. Let’s learn about these features, design, and other highlighting factors.

Size and Design

Size and Design Sonos Playbar

The Sonos Playbar is a glossy and stylish soundbar that measures 35.43 inches long, 3.35 inches high, and 5.51 inches deep. It features a smooth, polished finish that looks great and feels solid in your hands.

The Playbar is designed to be mounted on the wall using the included wall-mounting kit, freeing up space and providing a sleek and minimalist look. The soundbar is available in a single black color option that complements any home theater or music setup.

We recommend setting this soundbar under your smart TV to complement the room décor.

Channel System

The Sonos Playbar features a nine-driver system with six mid-range drivers and three tweeters. The nine-speaker drivers’ work together to deliver room-filling sound with deep bass and clear highs.

The soundbar produces a full and balanced audio experience, making it the perfect choice for watching movies, TV shows, or listening to music.

Besides, the speakers at both sides expand the soundstage, eliminating the need to connect external surround sound speakers. And built-in woofer delivers deep and rich bass.

It also features a center channel that solely focuses on polishing the vocal performance, making the dialogues understandable despite the heavy background noises or tunings.

Connectivity Options

Connectivity Options of Sonos Playbar

The Sonos Playbar is designed to be simple to set up and use. The soundbar connects to your TV using a single optical cable and can be controlled using the app on your smartphone or tablet.

However, the lack of HDMI cable and Aux was a bit disappointing, which WiFi tries to cover by providing direct access to the online music channels.

The Playbar also supports a variety of streaming services over WiFi, including Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music, allowing you to stream your favorite music with ease.

Controlling and Navigation

The Playbar is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can control your music using voice commands. You can ask Alexa or Google Assistant to play your favorite songs, skip tracks, or adjust the volume.

Moreover, the included remote control is also handy enough to facilitate navigation. It has some dedicated buttons on the fronts with clear cables to rule out the possibility of confusion.

Additionally, in order to create a multi-room audio system, the soundbar can also be integrated with other Sonos devices, such as the Sonos Sub or Sonos One speaker. You can also pair the Playbar with the Sonos Boost to improve sound quality and reduce interference.

Sound Performance

The Sonos Playbar delivers powerful, room-filling, accurate, and realistic sound that enhances your home theater or music listening experience.

The soundbar produces deep bass and clear highs, providing a full and balanced audio experience. The wide sound system, including mid-range drivers and tweeters, works together to deliver immersive and powerful sound that will bring your movies, TV shows, and music to life.

Moreover, the lower frequency notes are surprising, creating a whole vibe to produce a thrilling bass performance. The volume is also loud, enough to bang the windows when playing music at extreme levels.

Hence, it is a great option to consider for a variety of sound-sensitive content. Whether you play shows, movies, or podcasts, the crystal clear sound envelops you in action.

It is also a terrific choice for gaming. The stereo sound with wide frequency engages the player with explosives and loud noises that boosts enthusiasm while playing intense games.

• Mountable soundbar
• Loud and clear audio
• Voice control system
• WiFi support
• Rich bass
• Limited wired connections
• Not value for money

Bottom Line

Finally, we must say that the Sonos Playbar is a high-end soundbar that offers a range of features designed to provide an immersive audio experience.

From its sleek and stylish design to its room-filling sound and easy integration with other Sonos devices, the Playbar is the ideal choice for anyone who wants to elevate their home theater or music-listening experience.

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