Sound bars

Use this buying guide to learn how a sound bar compares to a full surround sound system, and decode some of the jargon.

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      Movie sound quality
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      Music sound quality
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      Ease of use
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      Power consumption
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      AV connections

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    How we test

    Ease of use:

    Each soundbar is assessed by a panel of three people (including two non-experts) for ease of use including installation, basic adjustments, general usage and the remote control.

    Sound assessments:

    Listening tests are performed in a simulated living room by a panel of four experienced testers (including two specialist sound engineers). The sound is also measured in an anechoic room to measure frequency response. A test is done with a TV to see if there is any delay between sound and picture.

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    We've reviewed the Sonos Playbase to see how well it performs in these categories:

    • Movie sound quality
    • Music sound quality
    • Ease of use
    • Power consumption
    • AV connections



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