Sonos Sub comparison

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Sonos Sub

Sonos Sub
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Sonos Playbar

Sonos Playbar
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Pioneer SP-SB23W

Pioneer SP-SB23W
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Harman/Kardon SB 16

Harman/Kardon SB 16
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Price $649 to $699 at 6 stores $699 to $759 at 5 stores $396 to $399 at 3 stores $499 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 3 reviews 5.0 stars out of 3 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date May 21, 2012 March 04, 2013 June 25, 2013 January 15, 2011
The Bottom Line The Sonos Sub provides an instant upgrade to your Sonos Play speaker system, but it's quite pricey. The Sonos Playbar is cleverly designed and does great fake surround, but it's better suited to current Sonos customers than newcomers. The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations. The Harman Kardon SB 16 features a premium price tag and some remote control quirks, but its excellent sound quality and exterior design make it worth the extra cash.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
System Components Info unavailable 6 x Midrange
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Subwoofer
Power Info unavailable AC 120/230 V ( 50 - 60 Hz )
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product Type Subwoofer
Info unavailable Info unavailable Sound Bar
2.1-channel
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 35.43 in x 5.51 in x 3.35 in
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Speaker System Details Subwoofer
Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 - 25 Watt - 8 Ohm
1 x Subwoofer - 100 Watt
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Wired - Wi-Fi
Wireless - Ethernet
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wired
Speaker Type Info unavailable Active
Info unavailable Active
Weight Info unavailable 11.9 lbs
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Built-in Decoders Info unavailable Info unavailable Dolby Digital
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Nominal Output Power (Total) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 150 Watt
Product Description Subwoofer
Sonos PLAYBAR
Info unavailable Sound Bar
Harman/kardon SB 16
Audio Amplifier Info unavailable Integrated
Info unavailable Integrated
Response Bandwidth Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 50 - 20000 Hz
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