Sonos Playbar - £599 @ IWOOT
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Sonos Playbar - £599 @ IWOOT

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Found 7th Mar
Cheapest I’ve seen since the price increases last year. Not sure how long it will last!

Appears the same price @ Zavvi
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alex10108728 m ago

I am perplexed by the negative votes. It’s a £100 saving


It's basically out of the price range of 90% of the plebs that visit here, who are normally after 20 pence off cider vouchers. It's a nice saving. Heat from me.
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Until a day after the warranty ends like most products these days
Must resist...
It's a Playbase I'd really like, though not sure I could afford it even at this price..
Bought mine for £450 a while ago at Currys, before all the price hikes, never looked back, paired with the sub and it’s awesome
The sound must be exceptional, has anyone here bought this and can attest to the sound quality?
I am perplexed by the negative votes. It’s a £100 saving
davewave12 m ago

The sound must be exceptional, has anyone here bought this and can attest …The sound must be exceptional, has anyone here bought this and can attest to the sound quality?


Yes, bought and used for 2 plus years, amazing sound.
davewave18 m ago

The sound must be exceptional, has anyone here bought this and can attest …The sound must be exceptional, has anyone here bought this and can attest to the sound quality?


I’m a massive Sonos fan through and through. Have 14 Sonos speakers (5’s, 1’s and 3’s) and love sound. I tried this and was totally unimpressed with it and ended up going down the denon heos avr route as you can still use proper floorstanders, centre and decent subs with wireless rears for my surround system. Much better setup. The Sonos is an overpriced setup. It’s one of the better sound bars no doubt but they’re living off their reputation with this pricing rather than justifying the cost.
alex10108728 m ago

I am perplexed by the negative votes. It’s a £100 saving


It's basically out of the price range of 90% of the plebs that visit here, who are normally after 20 pence off cider vouchers. It's a nice saving. Heat from me.
Had this then sent it back as it's basic and sub not included so crazy price.
Oos at both sites now
Can you turn this into an Atmos system if paired with the right sonos speaker range?
alex1010873 h, 54 m ago

I am perplexed by the negative votes. It’s a £100 saving


Stiff competition, people are expecting to pay less for old technology, it doesn’t have atmos, dts x , auro-3D, so this should be less than £300, manufacturer not keeping up with technology and want to milk us- not all of us are foolish! Add the tech then demand a premium price. That’s probably why it’s getting cold votes.
hr084 h, 16 m ago

Stiff competition, people are expecting to pay less for old technology, it …Stiff competition, people are expecting to pay less for old technology, it doesn’t have atmos, dts x , auro-3D, so this should be less than £300, manufacturer not keeping up with technology and want to milk us- not all of us are foolish! Add the tech then demand a premium price. That’s probably why it’s getting cold votes.


Looking at it from another angle - people are constantly buying new tech with new "labels" such as Atmos thinking it must be "better". Unless you're spending a few grand on your setup, Atmos is pointless. £600 is not a lot in the hi-fi world.
Him6966 h, 16 m ago

Can you turn this into an Atmos system if paired with the right sonos …Can you turn this into an Atmos system if paired with the right sonos speaker range?


No. Doesn't have the processing for that. Can do 5.1 with dedicated rears and sub.
edanfalls2 h, 42 m ago

Looking at it from another angle - people are constantly buying new tech …Looking at it from another angle - people are constantly buying new tech with new "labels" such as Atmos thinking it must be "better". Unless you're spending a few grand on your setup, Atmos is pointless. £600 is not a lot in the hi-fi world.


That’s the point of hifi world spend a few thousand, get the decent set up, why stick on half way house and think “yea this is it” this ain’t it!
Sonos Is a lifestyle speaker but now way HIFI world, audio nuts always advice to stay well away from sound bars and all in one system- cos they just don’t cut it! If you are HIFI about sound- spent a few grand on an amp and another few ground on speakers. So for most people it’s the name - like ohh I have Sonos/ thats meant to be wow!!!
In hifi world is not a wow unless system is £20k or more. For your average household, they’d rather spend a few a hundred and be content with this.
And if you haven’t experience a quality Atmos setup- I suggest a demo at your local hifi store. 5.1 or sound bar will never be appealing again! And if are are not a multichannel fan, then listen to a pair of b&W 800Ds. Everyone to their own. Some of the comments here are quite rude and dismissive and demeanours 90% people.

Key point 90% of the people make the world go round, the rest of the 10% sit on heir shoulder like a parasite using them for their gains! Remember that, and it the 90s that shed guts/tears and blood to make the world a better place not the other 10%.
hr0810 h, 39 m ago

Stiff competition, people are expecting to pay less for old technology, it …Stiff competition, people are expecting to pay less for old technology, it doesn’t have atmos, dts x , auro-3D, so this should be less than £300, manufacturer not keeping up with technology and want to milk us- not all of us are foolish! Add the tech then demand a premium price. That’s probably why it’s getting cold votes.


Yeah but regardless of people’s opinions on the product you’d think a vote would be on a cost saving. Maybe HUKD should have two votes.. one for the rating of the saving, and one for people’s opinion on product quality
hr083 h, 52 m ago

That’s the point of hifi world spend a few thousand, get the decent set u …That’s the point of hifi world spend a few thousand, get the decent set up, why stick on half way house and think “yea this is it” this ain’t it! Sonos Is a lifestyle speaker but now way HIFI world, audio nuts always advice to stay well away from sound bars and all in one system- cos they just don’t cut it! If you are HIFI about sound- spent a few grand on an amp and another few ground on speakers. So for most people it’s the name - like ohh I have Sonos/ thats meant to be wow!!! In hifi world is not a wow unless system is £20k or more. For your average household, they’d rather spend a few a hundred and be content with this. And if you haven’t experience a quality Atmos setup- I suggest a demo at your local hifi store. 5.1 or sound bar will never be appealing again! And if are are not a multichannel fan, then listen to a pair of b&W 800Ds. Everyone to their own. Some of the comments here are quite rude and dismissive and demeanours 90% people.Key point 90% of the people make the world go round, the rest of the 10% sit on heir shoulder like a parasite using them for their gains! Remember that, and it the 90s that shed guts/tears and blood to make the world a better place not the other 10%.


That's exactly it - you should either spend half this on a perfectly reasonable 5.1 setup, or double this on an Atmos setup. This product doesn't make a great deal of sense at either end
hr0813 h, 10 m ago

That’s the point of hifi world spend a few thousand, get the decent set u …That’s the point of hifi world spend a few thousand, get the decent set up, why stick on half way house and think “yea this is it” this ain’t it! Sonos Is a lifestyle speaker but now way HIFI world, audio nuts always advice to stay well away from sound bars and all in one system- cos they just don’t cut it! If you are HIFI about sound- spent a few grand on an amp and another few ground on speakers. So for most people it’s the name - like ohh I have Sonos/ thats meant to be wow!!! In hifi world is not a wow unless system is £20k or more. For your average household, they’d rather spend a few a hundred and be content with this. And if you haven’t experience a quality Atmos setup- I suggest a demo at your local hifi store. 5.1 or sound bar will never be appealing again! And if are are not a multichannel fan, then listen to a pair of b&W 800Ds. Everyone to their own. Some of the comments here are quite rude and dismissive and demeanours 90% people.Key point 90% of the people make the world go round, the rest of the 10% sit on heir shoulder like a parasite using them for their gains! Remember that, and it the 90s that shed guts/tears and blood to make the world a better place not the other 10%.


I wouldn't call this a "half-way house" at all. Firstly, in terms of price, it's nowhere near half-way to what you need to spend a decent audiophile setup - as you said yourself you need to spend many thousands. Secondly, I don't think it's trying to be a product for audiophiles, is it? Not in the advertising at least. It sounds much better than your usual £100-300 Samsung/LG/bleurgh soundbars, for sure. Much better soundstage, clearer speech at the top end and reasonable mid-bass for a soundbar.

Personally, I have bought a lot of audiophile gear. I have spent thousands on home cinema setups and I'm now content with my Sonos setup in my living room (5.1 with sub and Play 1s). Why? I just can't be bothered anymore - I've bought so many mid-range receivers (mid-range in the home cinema world being a couple of grand) with the latest processing and features, and a couple of years they are out of date. Same will happen with the current receivers - Atmos or not. They don't last long. I have a family and less time now - the Sonos setup gives me reasonable sound, minimal footprint, integration with Sonos in the rest of the house, easy to use for my family and I know that it won't suddenly become obsolete. Decent resale value as well - I paid £469 new for my Playbar, they sell for about that used on eBay.

There's nothing wrong with spending thousands on a receiver. I've done it myself but for a lot of people in similar positions to me, Sonos makes a lot of sense. Probably when my kids move out I will spend more time/effort on audio again. So to me, it sounds like your grievance is more at the typical Sonos buyer who doesn't understand the market and thinks Sonos sounds better than anything else. A bit like Apple fans - Apple make great products, but the "fans" that think every Apple product is better than everything else are just blind. Similar here I guess.

Could you explain your last sentence to me? I really didn't get it
edanfalls1 h, 43 m ago

I wouldn't call this a "half-way house" at all. Firstly, in terms of …I wouldn't call this a "half-way house" at all. Firstly, in terms of price, it's nowhere near half-way to what you need to spend a decent audiophile setup - as you said yourself you need to spend many thousands. Secondly, I don't think it's trying to be a product for audiophiles, is it? Not in the advertising at least. It sounds much better than your usual £100-300 Samsung/LG/bleurgh soundbars, for sure. Much better soundstage, clearer speech at the top end and reasonable mid-bass for a soundbar.Personally, I have bought a lot of audiophile gear. I have spent thousands on home cinema setups and I'm now content with my Sonos setup in my living room (5.1 with sub and Play 1s). Why? I just can't be bothered anymore - I've bought so many mid-range receivers (mid-range in the home cinema world being a couple of grand) with the latest processing and features, and a couple of years they are out of date. Same will happen with the current receivers - Atmos or not. They don't last long. I have a family and less time now - the Sonos setup gives me reasonable sound, minimal footprint, integration with Sonos in the rest of the house, easy to use for my family and I know that it won't suddenly become obsolete. Decent resale value as well - I paid £469 new for my Playbar, they sell for about that used on eBay.There's nothing wrong with spending thousands on a receiver. I've done it myself but for a lot of people in similar positions to me, Sonos makes a lot of sense. Probably when my kids move out I will spend more time/effort on audio again. So to me, it sounds like your grievance is more at the typical Sonos buyer who doesn't understand the market and thinks Sonos sounds better than anything else. A bit like Apple fans - Apple make great products, but the "fans" that think every Apple product is better than everything else are just blind. Similar here I guess.Could you explain your last sentence to me? I really didn't get it


It’s HUKD, let’s not get political. That sentence could be a theses expanded in it own right.
hr0811 m ago

It’s HUKD, let’s not get political. That sentence could be a theses exp …It’s HUKD, let’s not get political. That sentence could be a theses expanded in it own right.


Which sentence? And how on earth was that political?
edanfalls8th Mar

I wouldn't call this a "half-way house" at all. Firstly, in terms of …I wouldn't call this a "half-way house" at all. Firstly, in terms of price, it's nowhere near half-way to what you need to spend a decent audiophile setup - as you said yourself you need to spend many thousands. Secondly, I don't think it's trying to be a product for audiophiles, is it? Not in the advertising at least. It sounds much better than your usual £100-300 Samsung/LG/bleurgh soundbars, for sure. Much better soundstage, clearer speech at the top end and reasonable mid-bass for a soundbar.Personally, I have bought a lot of audiophile gear. I have spent thousands on home cinema setups and I'm now content with my Sonos setup in my living room (5.1 with sub and Play 1s). Why? I just can't be bothered anymore - I've bought so many mid-range receivers (mid-range in the home cinema world being a couple of grand) with the latest processing and features, and a couple of years they are out of date. Same will happen with the current receivers - Atmos or not. They don't last long. I have a family and less time now - the Sonos setup gives me reasonable sound, minimal footprint, integration with Sonos in the rest of the house, easy to use for my family and I know that it won't suddenly become obsolete. Decent resale value as well - I paid £469 new for my Playbar, they sell for about that used on eBay.There's nothing wrong with spending thousands on a receiver. I've done it myself but for a lot of people in similar positions to me, Sonos makes a lot of sense. Probably when my kids move out I will spend more time/effort on audio again. So to me, it sounds like your grievance is more at the typical Sonos buyer who doesn't understand the market and thinks Sonos sounds better than anything else. A bit like Apple fans - Apple make great products, but the "fans" that think every Apple product is better than everything else are just blind. Similar here I guess.Could you explain your last sentence to me? I really didn't get it


What a bloody good post. Where on earth did you get one for £469 though?
nick189232 m ago

What a bloody good post. Where on earth did you get one for £469 though?


Sorry, I remembered it wrong - I just checked, it was £483. A year ago it was £599 RRP. Richer Sounds had it on sale for £569 and also were offering 15% off for customers who had bought Sonos gear from them before.

Unfortunately Sonos raised all their prices citing Brexit (not sure how it affects them yet but hey).
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