Summary: I bought a Sonos system after moving into a house on a slab with no way to hide wires. Old house had old Bose with wires in the crawlspace. The Sonos set up pretty easily and the sound is pretty good. Bose did spoil me after 10 years with it. The surround sound is good but the sound from ordinary TV, such as watching the news, is a little tinny through my Sound Bar. Music from my iPhone 5s library is excellent.
Pros: Wireless, relatively easy set up
Cons: Sound above adequate but not superior; very expensive
Summary: I can't give if 5 stars for the slightly excessive cost, but it pairs with the Play:Bar amazingly well. I didn't realize how much deeper the sound could go with the base, but this thing will definitely add a lot to your viewing experience.
Summary: Very good looking and good sounding sub-woofer. Easy to set up if you have a sonos soundbar. Definitely expensive but high "cool" factor. Would have given it 5 stars if the cost was more reasonable. Would buy again.
Awesome Sub - Matte Finish definitely a step down from gloss
27 March 2013
Summary: The sub is fantastic as we all know and a must have if you have the Playbar. Performance is superb and setup super easy. One thing to note is that the this Matte finish is probably not what you're thinking. It's not a premium matte finish -- soft, rubbery/velvety. Not so. It's not even the kind of matte/non-gloss finish you have on Play 5 or Play 3. It's completely different and quite frankly a little downscale. What's it like then? It's a HARD PLASTIC MATTE.
Summary: It does the job and adds the Umph! that I was looking for. The addition of the sub seems to give greater clarity to the vocals from my Play 5 which was a nice surprise. That said the price is high, really high but I knew that was the cost of being in a closed system like the Sonos.