Libratone's Lounge is a wireless speaker that can also function as a soundbar to use with your TV. Using Libratone's app you can even custom-tailor the Lounge to work best for your room's layout. The Lounge also features Libratone's PlayDirect wireless technology, which makes it simple to connect your Airplay or DLNA enabled device to the Lounge without the need of WiFi. However, unlike the Sonos system, you can't pair this with other Libratone products to create a surround-sound experience. Wired UK describes the Lounge's sound as "clean and refined all the way through," with TrustedReviews saying it's "refined, balanced, detailed and sweet-sounding." And if you're worried about how it will look, the Lounge has a unique appearance that PC Mag called a "pleasing visual design." Even with a good design and above-average sound, Home Theater Review felt the Lounge is "merely adequate." At $1,299, the Libratone Lounge isn't cheap and it doesn't offer some features you may find on cheaper options or a soundstage you'll find on similarly priced soundbars. If you're looking for a streaming-capable soundbar that looks and sounds great, integrates with a wide range of speakers and accessories, and sells for under $700, consider the Sonos PLAYBAR. And if you need something cheap that will get the job done, there's always the LG NB3420A.
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