Product Comparison: Sonos PLAYBAR vs Bose Solo 5

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General Specifications
Solo 5
About the Product
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.
The Bose Solo 5 TV sound system comprises a single soundbar that delivers distinctly improved sound quality for all your favorite TV programs. It brings clarity to your audio from dialogue to sound effects. As if that wasn’t enough, its dialogue mode makes each word stand out. You can position this soundbar practically anywhere. And with Bluetooth technology built in you’re able to wirelessly listen to your favorite music, too.
Size & Weight
3.3 in.
2.75 in.
35.4 in.
21.5 in.
5.5 in.
3.38 in.
11.9 lbs.
3.7 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.
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System - black
  • Perfect size and sound especially if you dont like alot of electronics showing.
  • Just the right size. Great sound. Very easy to setup.
  • This was the perfect size and the sound is outstanding!
  • Good size for the sound effects. Need to adjust volume every time. Overall a very good product.
  • This is a smaller size soundbar but with Bose quality!
Installation Type
Stand-alone, Wall-mount
Number of Channels
Sound Enhancing System
Dolby Digital, DTS TruSurround
Dolby Digital, DTS TruSurround, Dolby TrueHD, DTS
Alexa app., Voice Conrol with Alexa, Realistic and Impressive Sound
Crystal clear sound from all around, Ultra Slim Design, The secret to the sound, Flexible placement, Universal remote
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.
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System - black
  • Easy installation and integration with existing system. Great sound quality.
  • I really like the sound from this. It was very easy to install which for me was a real plus.
  • Compact and easy to install, good sound, and of course the Bose price tag!
  • Great sound from a small center channel speaker.
  • The Bose Solo 5 is also Dolby Digital compatible so if your TV will pass a Dolby signal, the sound bar can decode it. Sounds awesome!
  • Guessing volume levels with the blinking light is annoying.
  • I hate having to re-adjust the bass and dialog for Everytime I turn the TV on.
Equalizer Settings
Bass/Tremble control, Night mode, Surround sound control, Movie mode
Bass/Tremble control, Surround sound control, Clear voice
Wireless Connectivity
LAN, Digital optical audio
3.5mm stereo mini jack, RCA (Coaxial), 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.
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System - black
  • The Bluetooth function works perfectly, and the base is honestly even better than my headphones.
  • Great sound for a small room. Bluetooth connection is a plus.
  • great sound and works with Bluetooth so it is very convenient.
  • There are two more connection options, coax and rca left and right jacks.
  • Works great and affordable easy to set up and works great with Bluetooth.
Warranty / Certifications
Other Information
224.95 $

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