Sonos PlayBar – The Next Best Thing From Sonos

PLAYBAR’s nine-speaker design floods any room with HIGH FIDELITY audio for games and movies, huge waves of live concert sound, and wireless streams of all the music on earth. And it all comes from one easy-to-use player that brings HiFi sound to your high-definition TV.

I want this, I don’t know how I’m going to use it yet, but damn I love Sonos and the thought of it integrated into my hometheater seamless is just plain ridiculous. The best thing about Sonos is that they are genuinely sound people, and the audio system is built extremely smoothly and integrated into almost every music service available and I can’t get enough of it, playing throughout the house as I walk about. And this takes it over the top, excellent piece of hardware, if you love music and you don’t have a Sonos you have no idea what your missing out on.

You can play the TV Media sound from the PlayBar or switch to your Sonos System for perfect music playback, you can link it to the Sonos Sub, and then join it together with the 2 Sonos S3 to get 5.1 Surround Music. For $699 its rather cheap for a sound bar, some of them go for an extremely higher price, but I know one thing Sonos always comes through with the sound quality. Well worth it.

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Sonos S5

I have been an advocate of Sonos products for some time now, showing it to friends and how it integrates into your system provides for the perfect music playing system as well as all the other streaming features it has. I haven’t done a review Sonos yet probably because I have been too lazy to get to it and I want to do it justice. But now I’m talking about the perfect all in one Sonos unit which they are now offering, the Sonos S5. One thing that should be known about Sonos is that they are sound guys before anything else, they care about the quality of sound that is why they have always had solid products with perfect sound more then anything else and they have never lowered that standard. Now they have came with the integrated all in one solution which is the Sonos S5, previously their other units had to have separate speakers which works for certain situations.

It can connect to all the streaming options such as Pandora, Rhapsody,, Sirius, and more. Then you can easily integrate into your iTunes music library and you get to see all your playlists, as well as other music databases, you just have to point it and it will play it. If its the only Sonos unit then you have to wire it into your network but if you have other Sonos unit in the house then you can connect through the wireless network as only one needs to be connected physically. You can control the Sonos S5 through a desktop controller on your computer, through the Sonos iTunes App which can be installed in your iPod Touch or iPhone, and through the Sonos SC100 or SC 200 controller. An amazing product that every music lover should have, the best part is getting those music services to hear all those new and different tunes which you might enjoy. Technically this is one very powerful product, it is a five driver speaker system – two tweeters, two 3” mid-range drivers, and one 3.5” woofer. Each driver of the product is individually powered by a dedicated amplifier ready to play music at volumes ready to break windows. All of this priced at $400 which isn’t too bad considered the quality of the product, Sonos products are never cheap.

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