Updated 4 Oct 2017

Sonos

Playbase

Snapshot: The Sonos Playbase sound bar has no HDMI inputs or outputs. But how good is the sound quality?

Playbase
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1299

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Test results

Overall score
74
Stereo
?/10
Multi-channel
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Remote control
?/10

Good points

  • Good stereo sound.
  • OK remote control.
  • Very good multichannel sound.
  • OK to use.

But

  • No subwoofer.
  • No HDMI inputs or outputs.
  • Expensive.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Sound (60 percent)
  • Ease of use (25 percent)
  • Remote control (10 percent)
  • Standby energy (5 percent)

Sound (/10): Made up of spoken word, 5.1 movie surround-sound effects and 5.1 music.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1299

Specifications

Sound bar HxWxD (cm)
6 x 72 x 38
Subwoofer HxWxD (cm)
n/a
Weight - sound bar (kg)
8.6
Weight - subwoofer (kg)
n/a

Features

HDMI inputs
0
HDMI outputs
0
Subwoofer speaker orientation
na
Multi-channel capability (claimed)
not stated
Sound bar speaker drivers
10
Bluetooth
×
Wireless subwoofer
×
Video switching
×

More Info

Notes
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