Product Comparison: Samsung HW-K950 vs Sonos PLAYBAR

General Specifications
About the Product
Dolby Atmos takes you there with realistic audio that flows around you. Untethered to channels, sounds exist as individual entities, positioned in three-dimensional space at precise points-even from above. So you're always at the center of it all.
PLAYBAR´s nine–speaker design floods your home with huge waves of epic, full–theater sound for TV, Web, Movies and Video Games. It is also a stand–alone all–in–one Sonos player that allows you to wirelessly stream all the music on earth—your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows and podcasts.PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and power cord and plays everything that is connected to your TV, from cable boxes to gaming consoles. Connect PLAYBAR or BRIDGE to your wireless router and link all Sonos players wirelessly with one touch
Key Specs
Power Output
500 Watt
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar
  • The SONOS sound bar provides very clean sound reproduction in all frequency ranges.
  • The response time is amazing. I expected switching applications on the app to take seconds, but it's virtually instantaneous. Sound quality is superb.
  • Really impressed by the full sound including the low end bass response.
  • Nice sound. This gives the music a clear and powerful sound.
  • This playbar sound speaker is a good one and very powerful in sound production.
Size & Weight
5.2 in.
3.3 in.
47.6 in.
35.4 in.
32.2 in.
5.5 in.
14.77 lbs.
11.9 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar
  • Great sound in a compact size that packs the power of three speakers.
  • This is a fabulous product! Works really well in any size room.
  • Not only does it have a great sound, but I like the slim size.
  • Sounds good for the small size. You need the subwoofer. Packed well and is a quality piece.
  • The sonos system is very impressive for its size and ease of use.
Installation Type
Number of Channels
Sound Enhancing System
Dolby Digital, DTS Studio Sound, DTS TruSurround, DTS Circle Surround
Dolby Digital, DTS TruSurround
Crystal clear sound from all around, 15 built-in speakers including, Connect wirelessly, seamlessly.
Alexa app., Voice Conrol with Alexa, Realistic and Impressive Sound
What customers say about "Features"
Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar
  • Soundbar was extremely easy to install on wall with their mounting bracket.
  • The Playbar was easy to install and integrate with my Play 3's to get the surround sound effects.
  • The installation is very smooth (specially if you already other Sonos devices). The sound quality is pretty good and automatically becomes integrated with other Sonos components.
  • The soundbar is a great unit. The bar actually contains the center channel and the two front channels.
  • Soundbar works great, but my tv like many others doesn't output Dolby digital 5.1. Had to buy an hdmi switch and now have Dolby digital 5.1 from all decices.
  • Disappointing soundbar. Thought it would be a great purchase and am already invested with a bunch of other Sonos gear. Bought the Playbar and two Play:1s since Sonos says they can work together to do 5.1 surround.
Equalizer Settings
6 sound modes (DSP)
Bass/Tremble control, Night mode, Surround sound control, Movie mode
Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi, Blueetoth
USB 2.0, Digital optical audio, HDMI, LAN
LAN, Digital optical audio
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar
  • Easy wireless connection with Bluetooth for Pandora or other iphone media.
  • This is an amazing product. I connected the playbar into a pre-wired LAN jack in my family room (routed through a ethernet switch to the LAN jack) to my cable modem (located in a separate room).
  • A really good concept with only one major hole in it. As others have mentioned, there's only an optical in and not an hdmi in.
  • It doesn't have bluetooth or the capability to connect to my devices over wireless for anything other than music.
  • Minor limitation may be the optical audio input for 5.1 as newer HDTVs are tending to HDMI and may not have an optical output.
Warranty / Certifications
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