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Sonos PLAYBAR

from  $699+
84
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

Sonos' Playbar makes an excellent addition to your living room, but only well-heeled music lovers can afford one.

Pros
  • Simple set up
  • Great, room-filling sound for a soundbar
  • Top-notch build quality
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Mobile app needs a better UI
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Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

90
ndquietman
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
ls4driver
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
rbn
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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87
Average Critic Score

Audio quality

88
 

Durability

90
 

Design and form factor

83
 

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82
 

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