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    GSL 2013: Sonos introduces the Playbar

    The latest must-have gadget for your living room?
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    Re: GSL 2013: Sonos introduces the Playbar

    Did I hear her right (literally and figuratively, seeing as how the sound on this video is right-channel only)??? Almost £1800 for a 5.1 sound system? There have to be much, much better solutions for a lot less than that pricepoint.

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    Re: GSL 2013: Sonos introduces the Playbar

    Quote Originally Posted by YenRug View Post
    Did I hear her right (literally and figuratively, seeing as how the sound on this video is right-channel only)??? Almost £1800 for a 5.1 sound system? There have to be much, much better solutions for a lot less than that pricepoint.
    There are

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    Re: GSL 2013: Sonos introduces the Playbar

    lol! £1716 for a 5.1 system, I'm sure it sounds lovely but why price yourself out of the market Sonos?!

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    Re: GSL 2013: Sonos introduces the Playbar

    She's pretty good looking ... why did she have to highlight her hair ???

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    Re: GSL 2013: Sonos introduces the Playbar

    Too expensive.

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    Re: GSL 2013: Sonos introduces the Playbar

    "So our sub is 599"

    So that will be 150 quid dear than a 300watt,12",47KG BK Monolith Sub then.

    Okey Dokey.

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    Re: GSL 2013: Sonos introduces the Playbar

    Quote Originally Posted by babylon100 View Post
    "So our sub is 599"

    So that will be 150 quid dear than a 300watt,12",47KG BK Monolith Sub then.

    Okey Dokey.
    It's how she says that price as if it's nothing, just a drop in the ocean, is the thing I find most baffling.

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    Re: GSL 2013: Sonos introduces the Playbar

    Quote Originally Posted by J3FFW1SH View Post
    but why price yourself out of the market Sonos?!
    Because they aren't in the market you think, and aren't pricing themselves out of it.

    Sonos has a lot of USPs of which price isn't one. Their target market is not someone looking at the price, it's people with big houses who want a system that looks good, sounds good and is a doddle to use. Price therefore isn't really getting a look in.

    If you look at the USPs and the above you'll see they do a pretty fine job. However it's not for everyone.

    Just my opinion, and fwiw I've a sonos setup (no sound bar), as I want the USPs, and am on the cusp of it being priced right.... For example I won't be buying a playbar as I already have a good 7.1 AV setup, so it's far too pricey for something unneeded. But I do have a sub because I needed more bass for my bathroom in ceiling setup. Was the sub expensive? Sure. Could I have gotten a sub cheaper? Yep. Would it look as good, sound as good and be so simple to integrate? Nope.

    And no my house isn't massive. As I said I'm on the edge of their target market.
    Last edited by phil4; 05-04-2013 at 10:08 PM.

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    Re: GSL 2013: Sonos introduces the Playbar

    OK thats enough plugging hifigear website. Any more might get some action taken by the Mods !
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    Re: GSL 2013: Sonos introduces the Playbar

    Overpriced, poor sounding tat. Granted integration and ease of use are good...but not that good!

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    Re: GSL 2013: Sonos introduces the Playbar

    SONOS are on my all time bad company list.

    Mandatory firmware update, stopped me been able to play my subscription music, of course I can switch to a different service, at my cost.

    I will never, ever use them, I will recommend highly against them.
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