The Sonos Playbar soundbar isn’t as new as the Beam (by a long shot, it was released in 2013), but it’s a more powerful option. If you want to pick one up, Best Buy has refurbished models for $379, which is drastically cheaper than Sonos’ own $499 refurbished price. The soundbar debuted for $699 and Sonos products don’t usually drop in price this much.
The Sonos Playbar houses six mid-woofers and three tweeters. We didn’t think it met the bar in terms of powerful sound with its high $699 price. But considering that it’s at $379, and given that you can easily add in other Sonos speakers to make a fuller sound, now is a good time to jump in if your home theater needs a boost. Keep in mind, though, that it only has an digital optical audio…tech, The Verge