Product Comparison: Sonos PLAYBAR vs Sonos PLAYBASE

General Specifications
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.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
Playbase adds pulse-pounding, full-cinema sound to all your movies, TV shows, sports and games and it wirelessly streams your favourite music, too. Its slim, low profile design practically vanishes beneath your TV, yet it fills your entire viewing room with spectacular widescreen sound you just can’t miss.
Size & Weight
3.3 in.
2.28 in.
35.4 in.
28.35 in.
5.5 in.
14.96 in.
11.9 lbs.
18.85 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.
Sonos PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base, Black
  • It sits perfectly under our Panasonic TV on a corner stand, looking smart but very discrete. It exudes high quality and has a heft and solidity that justifies the price
  • Very acceptable bass level, premium construction and material quality.
  • Nothing rattles, creaks or resonates and it can deliver a surprising amount of sound level and presence.
  • The Playbase sits well under their TV, they have a 53" screen and you wouldn't notice it.
  • Playbase sits under tv looks great,easy set up out of box,great sound with movies.
TV Stand
Installation Type
Number of Channels
Sound Enhancing System
Dolby Digital, DTS TruSurround
Dolby Digital
Alexa app., Voice Conrol with Alexa, Realistic and Impressive Sound
Ten custom-built drivers, Speech Enhancement, Voice Conrol with Alexa, Connects Sonos speakers in different rooms over WiFi, Apple AirPlay-compatible
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.
Sonos PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base, Black
  • Very good addition to my Sonos system. It adds good quality sound to the TV and another outlet for streaming.
  • Love the advanced settings where the back L+R speakers settings can be customised when in TV mode and different for Music mode. Enjoying my music !!!
  • What a great sound. I have it on its own under the TV currently.
  • Excellent sound quality. Easy set up. And its versatility via iPhone and iPad makes it a great investment
  • Matched this with two Sonos One's for Dolby Digital on Sky. Excellent sout from Sky and with music.
  • The Sonos Trueplay app which is only available for Apple devices, so if you are an Android user, you are out of luck.
Equalizer Settings
Bass/Tremble control, Night mode, Surround sound control, Movie mode
Speech Enhancement, Night Sound
Wireless Connectivity
LAN, Digital optical audio
Ethernet, Optical audio input
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.
Sonos PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base, Black
  • I've encountered no issues so far, speech is all in sync and when it detects the optical source, it switches to tv output on the playbase.
  • It was simple to set up using the supplied Toslink cable.
  • So easy to set up. A complete joy to use . One optical cable from telly to sonos.
  • Playing music loud the music does not distort at all and being wireless you can place these speakers anywhere in house.
  • Inside the box you get a quick start guide, power cable, Ethernet cable and optical cable. Coincidentally those are the only connections on the device.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
Other Information
699.00 $

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