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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award Best Buy Award  
Price $700 List$700 List
$585.10 at Amazon
$400 List
$398.98 at Amazon
$220 List
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Pros Great sound, easy to use, nice designGreat sound, stylish, useful sound modesGreat sound, Alexa built-in, Airplay compatibleInexpensive, good sound, easy to useGood sound quality, user friendly, nice aesthetics
Cons ExpensiveInitial setup of the Sonos App can be finicky, expensiveInitial setup of Sonos app can be finickyFlimsy remoteRelatively expensive, quite heavy
Bottom Line The best bass you’ll get from a model without an external subwooferTop notch sound quality in a simple, self-contained packageA mid-level price brings high-end sound and some nice extra featuresDelivers far more performance than you would expect considering its low priceGood all-around performance, but lags behind numerous other models in the same price range
Rating Categories Bose SoundTouch 300 Sonos Playbar Sonos Beam Yamaha YAS-108 Samsung Sound+...
Sound Quality (40%)
8
10
8
7
7
Ease Of Use (30%)
8
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Sound Customization (15%)
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Style Design (15%)
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Specs Bose SoundTouch 300 Sonos Playbar Sonos Beam Yamaha YAS-108 Samsung Sound+...
Dimensions 38.5" x 2.3" x 4.3" 35.4" x 3.4" x 5.5" 25.6" x 2.7" x 3.9" 35" x 2.2" x 5.2" 41.73" x 3.07" x 5.14"
External Subwoofer No No (optional) No (optional) No No
Inputs (wired) Digital audio in (optical), HDMI Digital audio in (optical), Ethernet ports (2) Digital audio in (optical), Ethernet, HDMI (ARC) Digital audio in (optical), AUX 3.5mm, HDMI Digital audio in (optical), AUX 3.5mm, Coaxial, USB, HDMI
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