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The Sonos Playbase offers excellent audio quality, but it'll cost you

By Engadget
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As with most everything Sonos does, the Playbase is both excellent and expensive. But the combination of top-notch sound quality, versatility and simple setup makes it an extremely compelling speaker for the living room.

By What Hi Fi
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One of the simplest, most stylish and streamiest soundbases around, but the Sonos Playbase isn’t flawless.

By The Verge
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A standard soundbar or bargain 5.1 surround system will do the same job, albeit with less flexibility and without the same effortless user experience. Personally, I’m more excited about whatever comes after the Playbase. This feels like a long-in-the-pipeline Sonos product for a certain consumer: people with unmounted TVs. It’s one hell of a living room speaker.

By cnet
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The Playbase adds excellent home theater and music sound to Sonos’ superb multiroom music system. Just make sure your TV fits.

By TechRadar
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The Sonos Playbase continues the company’s philosophy of making easy-to-use and good-sounding speakers in an attractive package. But, due to the lack of support for many surround sound formats, artificial sounding processing and ecosystem lock-in, cinephiles will want to look elsewhere.

By TechHive
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This is yet another great effort from Sonos, but the Playbase isn’t the right home theater speaker for everyone.

By TrustedReviews
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A convincing argument for throwing out your stereo.

By Stuff
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One significant sonic flaw prevents the otherwise excellent SoundBase getting the full five stars.

By DigitalTrends
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Small in stature but big on sound, the Sonos Playbase is the best alternative to a soundbar around.

By Pocket-Lint
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If you’ve got the cash then the PlayBase is a have-your-cake-and-eat-it kind of speaker. It’s great for music, radically enhances TV audio, blows away the PlayBar’s more dated design, and is the perfect addition to Sonos’s full around-the-home audio package.

By SlashGear
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Long-term followers of Sonos won’t blanch at the $699 price tag, and though there are cheaper soundbars and even full 5.1 surround systems out there for less, few if any boost the convenience, simplicity, and general polish of Sonos’ platform. Indeed, it’s existing Sonos owners who make the most sense for the PLAYBAR; they just need to make sure they measure up their TV stands first.

By Tom’s Guide
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If you can afford it, the Sonos Playbase offers almost everything you want in a soundbase, especially big sound and ease of use.

By MobileSyrup
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The beauty of the single setup isn’t just the way it takes advantage of the space below the TV, it’s how well it handles the differing audio sources running through it.

By The Mac Observer
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PLAYBASE can be your only Sonos speaker or it can link to your existing system. To use the PLAYBASE you need either Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection to the internet, power, and an optical output from your TV in order to play TV sound through the PLAYBASE. Streaming music can be played regardless of whether or not the optical cable is connected. An iOS device is required for Trueplay tuning.

By PCMag
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The Playbase is a powerful audio slab for your TV, with lots of streaming options and the ability to connect to other Sonos speakers throughout your home.

By PCWorld
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This is yet another great effort from Sonos, but the Playbase isn’t the right home theater speaker for everyone.

By CNBC
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Still, while I dig the Playbase and its performance, it’s still a little rich for my blood. I can tell a difference between it and my standard surround-sound soundbar, but I also see no reason to kick my current soundbar to the curb. Movies and music sound perfectly fine with my current setup, and I have a true 5.1 surround-sound experience in a package that costs a fraction of the Playbase.

By TheNextWeb
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But you would very be hard pressed to do it all in a chassis so elegant and inconspicuous. Its simplicity means that it’s super easy to install (assuming it fits under your TV), and that it sounds wonderful for both movies and music with virtually no fiddling around. The Playbase may be pretty basic – but it also just works.

By iMore
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In this case, though, I look at the PlayBase more as an option, and less as a must-have. It’s a really good product. But the price is going to be prohibitive for many folks — including me.

By mobilesyrup.com
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Sonos wants the real estate under your TV — literally. After trying its hand a few years ago with the Playbar, the audio stalwart is now adding another form factor to lie under your flat-panel with the Playbase.The Playbase is a departure from just…

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