Sonos Playbar review: an excellent (and expensive) home theater addition
Sonos' Playbar makes an excellent addition to your living room, but only well-heeled music lovers can afford one.
- Simple set up
- Great, room-filling sound for a soundbar
- Top-notch build quality
- Mobile app needs a better UI
Sonos has found a sweet spot in the audio world. Its wireless technology and ability to stream music from almost any source -- be it from the cloud or local storage -- have given it considerable geek cred, yet its simple setup still offers mass appeal. Of course, none of that would matter if its systems didn't sound good, but fortunately, Sonos' Play:3, Play:5 and its Sub have all impressed with the quality of audio they produce. The $699 Playbar is the newest member of the family, and with this product, Sonos is setting its sights squarely on the home theater market. Is it fit for your living room? Read on to find out.
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