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Sonos Playbase

Sonos Playbase

from  $699+
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86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

As with most everything Sonos does, the Playbase is both excellent and expensive. But the combination of top-notch sound quality, versatility and simple setup makes it an extremely compelling speaker for the living room.

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Pros
  • Clear, powerful audio regardless of whether you're watching a movie or listening to music
  • Music streaming is a unique feature in the home theater speaker market.
  • Simple setup
  • Excellent industrial design
  • Easy to convert to a wireless 5.1 surround sound setup by buying extra speakers
Cons
  • Expensive, particularly if you're building a 5.1 setup
  • The lovely white finish scratches and scuffs easily
  • Stereo separation isn't as good as you'll get with a true multi-speaker setup

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Type
Soundbar
Wireless capable
Yes
Type
Wireless capable
Soundbar
Yes

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86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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