Sonos introduces it’s $999 Playbar for living rooms around the world
Sonos is a company we’re familiar with, and we like their products as well. One thing we have said though, is that they have been missing a ‘Soundbar’ from their lineup, and it seems that with the introduction of the Playbar, Sonos has finally bridged that gap with the Playbar. We haven’t heard this thing, but from the specs and what we know about previous Sonos products, we can be sure that the Playbar will be loud, and will sound great at the end of the day. A price of $999 may sound steep ($699 in the USA), but not when you consider the fact that it’s on par with many other premium Soundbar’s. Add to that, you can actually plug in two Play: 3 speakers into the system, creating a true and immersive 5.1 Sound System (without wires at that too!), and all that for under $1,500.
Of course, while I already have a Bowers & Wilkins Home Theater setup, this may be an ideal setup for my other television, especially in a bigger room. Everything can also be controlled via an iPad, iPhone or Android device as well. We’re still a little annoyed that Sonos haven’t made an official Windows Phone app, but we’ll be sure to remind them to get on it!
The main features are as follows:
- Complements HD television screens with richly textured HiFi sound.
- Wirelessly streams all the music on earth.
- Simple to set up, control and expand. Requires just two cords: one power cord, one optical cord (both included). Syncs with other Sonos speakers wirelessly.
- Understands and speaks most IR remote’s language and can be controlled by free apps for your Android®, iPhone® or iPad®.
- Plays all sources plugged in to your HDTV: cable/SAT boxes, Blu-Ray players, and video game consoles. If it’s connected to your HD, PLAYBAR will play it.
It seems like Sonos have started to create quite a niche for themselves in the audio department, and that’s a good thing considering they have some of the best portable home audio setups we’ve seen in a long time, as well as some extensive inbuilt Audio streaming options. Coupled with a state of the art Soundbar, I believe Sonos deserve credit.
Other than than, if you’re interested in purchasing the Sounbar, then take a look here.