The wireless home music systems of Sonos always deserve a place in your bedroom, study room or living room. Each one of the WiFi speakers of the company from SUB to PLAY:3 and PLAY:5 is the best in its class in terms of playing various types of music you own, whether it is stored on your computer, smartphone or laptop or whether it is an internet radio or a streaming subscription.
Sonos also had a proper solution to use its speakers with your television. You may use the PLAY:3 or PLAY:5 system as well as a line-in cable, yet it’s a complicated process and did not always work effectively. This is where Sonos PLAYBAR TV Soundbar/Wireless Streaming TV and Music Speaker comes in, which promises you to connect your Blu-ray and TV player as easily as it does your iTunes Library and iPhone.
Sonos PLAYBAR TV Soundbar Setup, Construction, and Design
Sonos PLAYBAR is a well-constructed speaker. Thick plastic and aluminum make up the internal framerwork of the soundbar with strip of a long grille of fabric and exposed metal. At the end of Sonos PLAYBAR, you will find a volume control and mute button. There is no power button as it goes into a low power hibernation when there is no audio playing, yet it will start up again in a notice when you turn on your television or you start playing music via the Sonos Controller app.
Sonos PLAYBAR is a trouble-free procedure. There are only 3 connectors of any significance on this speaker that’s hidden on the rear in the small cavity, you will see a power socket, an optical digital audio input, and 2 Ethernet network ports.
Sonos PLAYBAR also comes with infrared receivers built-in, set up to get volume as well as mute commands from the remote control of your television. It only means that if you are just watching television or movies, you do not require your smartphone or a Sonos Controller app with you for the reason that you will be able to use the remote of your TV and adjust volume like you’d normally.
Sonos PLAYBAR is made to be used below your television, sitting underneath it on your television cabinet. If you have a wall-mounted TV, this can be mounted below it with the use of the optional kit. Regardless of the configuration, the integrated sensors of the speaker detect its orientation and accordingly adjust.
- Upgradeable with Play3s and Sub
- Wide, detailed, deep, and dynamic soundstage
- Thoughtful little features
- Brilliant, full Sonos experience
- Stylish, neat, and minimalist
- Can’t handle DTS soundtracks
- Optical is connection option only
- Does not push sound into the room
Sonos PLAYBAR requires a bit practice, yet as a way to bring together your music sources and replacing the speakers of your television, it is without equal. All in all, it is one of the best products in the market that will surely level up your sound experience.