Does not support Apple Airplay 2 - hardware limitation
Bought a Playbar less than a year ago - at the time I had a choice between the Playbar and the Playbase - chose the Playbar because of reduced real estate and at the time the two were represented to me (by the reseller, JB Hi-Fi) as 'technical equals' - unfortunately that doesn't turn out to be the case where support for Apple Airplay 2 is concerned - the Playbar does not support Airplay 2 (and seemingly never will, due to hardware limitations).
If you're looking at Sonos and need Airplay, avoid the Playbar (and no, even if you use the Playb...ar with Airplay-capable devices, like the Play One, in a 'surround sound' configuration, the collection of devices still won't support Airplay - that's exactly the setup I have - seems the Playbar acting as the 'controller' prevents the 'surround' Play Ones from providing the Airplay service and separating them and using grouping instead is impractical - I want to use the Play Ones as surround devices).
So amazing it will blow your mind away!!!
Got the Playbar together with the subwoofer and two Play:3 surround speakers to set up a 5.1 home theatre system. Have tested it with 4K HDR Dolby digital movie content as well as Apple Music with full dynamic sounds set to output from the surround speakers instead of the ambient setting. Absolutely amazing! I’ve never heard such incredible fidelity of sound before.
The Playbar alone does a fantastic job of being the centre and front left-right speakers which makes you wonder why we ever bother with the old configuration of setting three sep...arate equipments. The subwoofer, wow, what can I say! It’s an absolute bottomless pit! So deep and so strong my whole apartment walls shake when the bass notes and rumbling sounds go overdrive! As for the surround speakers, music playback at full dynamic setting finally lets me experience what I’ve always dreamed for - to be surrounded by the music 360 and be ‘in the music’. Sublime sound that simply floats in the air and takes you to places as far as you can imagine. Look no further! The wireless technology and minimalist design make it so easy to set up. It operates through an app which uses your phone or tablet as a remote and much more. The app allows you to tune the speakers according to your room’s acoustics to produce the optimal sound. While it may be quite expensive, it’s definitely way cheaper than the high-end of the traditional home theatre configuration but with no compromise on sound quality. Absolutely the best buy so far and no regrets!
Magnificent Sound from my widescreen TV plus WIFI connectivity.
I purchased a SONOS sound bar, on the recommendation of my son (who also has one) to improve the sound from my widescreen TV. While I have a Yamaha audio system also connected to the TV, the SONOS speaker operates whenever the TV is turned on, without the need to power up and connect the sound system, speakers and subwoofer etc, which is only just better than the playbar with surround sound action movies.
The SONOS playbar integrates perfectly with the TV remote, allowing sound volume to be controlled seamlessly with the TV. The added ben...efit is that the speaker links perfectly with my iPad and Windows computer through WIFI, allowing me to easily connect and play music and radio directly from the SONOS speaker, using the relevant downloaded SONOS app/program. The SONOS playbar connects to a power point and to the TV by optical cable. All cables were supplied. The unit can be mounted on to the wall or below the TV by means of a mounting kit, or, in my case, just sits neatly on the cabinet below the TV. Brilliant sound and really functional technology.
Bought the Playbar, subwoofer, 2x play 1s. Easy set up (wireless - just need power source). Excellent sound, convenient play modes, awesome surround when watching movies. Very crisp and clear! Had initial problems as the WIFI in the house was not stable. Was frustrating as the music dropped frequently, and at times, I can't even stop it! Did some research and bought the Bridge. That saved the day. After also upgrading and stabilizing our internet source, it has been wonderful! Not cheap, but we enjoy having it! No regrets! Love it!
Excellent sound and quality
I purchased the Sonos Playbar, subwoofer two additional speakers.
Initially I was worried about set up and contemplated sourcing someone to complete the install for me. Before phoning them I thought I would have a look and see what I needed to do.
The first step was to download the Sonos App and from there is was a breeze!! The application took me through the set up one step at a time with clear instructions. Before I knew it I had the whole entertainment system was installed and up and running.
And wow... I am impressed to say th...e least. The sound level and quality is absolutely amazing. The system is controlled by the TV remote or by my phone / iPad. Yes, it is a little more expensive than your other off the shelve soundbars but in my opinion it is worth it.
Best Xmas present ever
Got our sonos playbar at Xmas 2017 and have loved it. Great sound, and can easily use it with phone and tv. Very good sound, crystal clear, even bought another one for my sister we loved it that much. Best xmas present ever, would recommend this to anyone to buy its just really good, and great value too.
Love my Sonos system
Bought a Sonos Playbar, subwoofer and small Sonos speaker for the bedroom. It produces beautiful sound from our TV, Spotify and radio. The speaker in the bedroom has a pleasant fade-in alaarm to wake up to a radio station or music at a different time each day. Tuning of the Sonos system eliminates echo in the house as your walk in and out of range of individual speakers. Up to 30? speakers can be added to the system and can play independently from various sources at the same time. All can be controlled by a mobile device app on multiple devices. System is state-of-the-art and I love it.
Joy oh Joy
Sonos soundbar is beautiful to look at,provides great sound and spoken word clarity (great for senior citizens like me who think many American actors speak too fast). Its smart phone connectivity and remote options are useful.
The instructions are easy to follow but a smart phone is needed to complete the setup.
3:19pm bass complaint
So the tenant who lives to the right of me in my block of flats came over to make a bass complaint, the 90's megamix volume was set to slightly higher than my usual normal television viewing sound, wow, that's some bass.
I have a playbar, a sub and two play:3s connected in a small lounge room. The playbar is next to the bass complaint tenant's adjoining wall while the sub is against the opposite wall. I mostly use the Sonos surround for movie/television program audio and I programmed a remote to control its volume. I switched over from the dar...
Sonos Playbar plus Sonos Play 3 's and Sonos Sub Woofer Wireless Sound System
Fantastic product ..built like a tank.. sound quality and wireless technology is beyond par.
I was a critical audiophile who was skeptical about wireless systems and sound quality...but I have been converted through robust build and functionality..although I still enjoy old style 2 channel hi fi stereo on rhe Rotel/ Polk system.
Ease of use from digital collections and convenience for multiple listening zones is the big hame changer for me....all from your mobile app for any room in the house.
A winner all round..sonically aesthetically.
Forget the rest, Sonos is the absolute best.
So here's the deal, you want premium sound quality for your gaming or movies, but you want the flexibility to play music from your portable devices or phone.
Well let me tell you that Sonos is the system for you!
The play bar offers a quality of sound that the other big brands cannot match. Their speakers have the flexibility to go anywhere where you can plug in power and the sub has bass so low, you'll never have to worry about constipation ever again!
Is it more expensive than the competition? Yes but for the dollars to features, support and sheer quality simply cannot be matched.
Don't even worry about it, just head on out and buy it.
Your wife won't even mind, I promise.
Great Sound System
We purchased the playbar, sub and 2 play 1’s. It was very easy to set up and it sounds great. True 5.1 surround sound that has you looking behind you for where that sound came from. It has simplified our system with removal of the old amp, wired speakers and remote. Playing music through it is also great and easy to do. Highly recommend Sonos.
Flexible and delivers great sound
We invested in a Playbar a few months back and have enjoyed being able to move it between the lounge room and our patio area where we secured the mount to a wall. I looked at setting up an amp with speakers for indoors and a set of outdoor speakers but the cost was well over the price of the Playbar and I'd be spending a few hours in the roof running cables etc. The Playbar delivers a crisp treble and reasonably deep bass but suggest that the thump lovers invest in the sub for the ultimate experience. Would recommend to anyone and have since complemented the Playbar with a pair of Play 3's for an enhanced listening experience or so other members of the family can listen to their fave songs in different rooms without fighting over access.
Was a bit apprehensive in store. Ended up Buying SONOS Playbar & SUB. When set Up at home....Very HA
In Store the Playbar & Sub did not have much KICK. I love Clear Sound with Deep Bass. Read a lot of reviews on SONOS and other Soundbars. Was looking at Samsung's ATMOS 7.1. Ended up choosing SONOS as the Playbar & White Sub look good and appear very well made. Very easy set up at home. Played first song and I was BLOWN away by the sound of the Playbar & Sub........ Think speakers have changed just a bit from when I last did a home theatre room back in.....good old 1995. Looking forward to expanding with a set of Play5 to my lounge room now.
Second to none
I have the Soundbar and the Subwoofer which replaced my 7.1 Yamaha system. So simple and easy to set up, takes up no room and the sound quality is unbelievable and all this over my home network. A bit on the pricey side but worth every cent. Just purchased two Sonos Play 1 to turn it into 5.1.
Questions & Answers
Currently I have 5.1 running in the lounge. It’s big and bulky. I have no doubt the quality for theatre will be good. Music wise, I use a Bose sound dock in the loungeroom, which I would like to get rid of. How’s the sound quality on this? I won’t be heading out to buy the sub super quickly due to initial costs. Many thanks!
The sound from the sonos system is awesome we have the sound bar in front of the TV a sub woofer and two surrounds. The sound bar connects to the TV with a optic cable and the whole sydney runs on WiFi and you can add lots of apps like Spotify, iTunes and your favourite radio stations from any where in the world. I do however get very frustrated with the system when the Internet goes out as you can't do anything with it then other than user it with the TV
Great. Thanks for the info
I have the sound bar downstairs with a mini speaker at opposite end of room, sound is great very full. The speaker upstairs in bedroom sounds like 1/2 of a stereo system...getting predominatley background music and faint lyrics. Will adding another mini speaker in the bedroom give me fuller sound? At times I cannot even hear he lyrics....
I suspect there is interference between the mini speaker and the music source. Wiring or insulation material perhaps? Have you tried moving the equipment around? SONOS are very supportive so you could call them for advice.
You are comparing a commodore Hsv SSV supercharged to a base model 6 cylinder in this case.
The playbar has more speakers,lower Hz and better response rate plus you have another speaker for the rear.
So of course you will think the speaker sound in the bedroom is less than it should,because it is!
You are best to tune the smaller speaker to your room.
Or a stereo pair of play1 will most probably suit your needs in the bedroom.
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|Connectivity Options||Ethernet, Optical Port and Wi-Fi|
|Soundbar Dimensions||140 x 900 x 85 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Release date||May 2013|
- GTIN14: 00180501002847
- GTIN13: 8717755771674
- MPN: PBAR1AU1BLK and S-PBARSB
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