Sonos Home Theater System

Have you noticed that most television sets these days have terrible audio? Most of the time, you have to take into consideration a new speaker system when buying a new TV.Β The Sonos 5.1 Home Theater System is a surround sound kit that will turn your music listening experience into a fully immersive one, even if you are playing it through your iPhone 6.

The main feature of the system is the Sonos Playbar. It significantly enhances your television’s audio with nine amplified speakers. It has ports for various media hookups, like a cable box, game console, and of course, a TV set. However, it also doubles as a wireless speaker. So, you can stream music directly from your iPhone. Using the free Sonos Controller app, you can even control your audio playback from your mobile device.

The system also includes a Sonos SUB wireless subwoofer, which adds the right amount of resonance and bass with two face-to-face force-cancelling speakers. Because it is wireless, you can position the SUB anywhere in the room, even under your couch for a real boost.

The Sonos PLAY:1 compact wireless speaker adds the finishing touches to this true surround sound system. The PLAY:1 includes two compact speakers that are used as rear sound. Mount them in the corners, or set them up behind you on the couch. They are wireless, so you can place them anywhere.

The Sonos 5.1 Home Theater System is available on Amazon for $1,796. Not cheap, but well worth the price.

  • Wolff

    Still dosnt support DTS or any HD sound formats, making it a very poor choice for movies. As a multiroom sound system its pretty sweet. Loving my setup πŸ™‚

    • Steve O

      The system primarily supports Dolby Digital and Plus. DTS does not pass through but DTS-HD seems to ok (for some reason) AC3 Dolby is a perfectly adequate codec to appreciate 5.1 surround sound. If they could just add DTS support that would be the icing.

  • Josh1991

    If you want true home theater either get a receiver with speakers or go with dev tech & w7’s

    • 9to5Slavery

      What’s w7’s? Please give more insight I would love a sonos alternative with the beautiful set up

      • Josh1991

        Definitive Technology would be soundbar plus subwoofer together unlike Sonos which you have to buy separate and you can add there w7 wireless speakers or w9 and does the same concept with playfi

      • Patrick Kenny

        w7 and w9 speakers cannot be added to the DT soundbar as rear surrounds, as you can with the Sonos. This is a big deal for the true 5.1 surround experience when watching movies. the only true downside to the sonos is the lack of DTS support and the lack of hdmi inputs. these are big issues themselves, but the ability to have rear speakers combined with the soundbar and sub is a trump card.

  • Hi

    $1.8k? (was i the only one who thought this was a typo?) Okyyy. And then there’s me who is happy with Β£20, 12 year old speakers.

  • spiral23

    The DTS Issue is still a pain in the a**

  • QuarterSwede

    Absolutely not worth it. You can get a great 7.1 system with receiver and AirPlay for half that if not less. Sonos makes less and less sense these days.

  • Martynet

    For $500 less I got a proper Yamaha AV receiver with Bower & Willkins Mt-50 surround speakers and couldn’t be happier. Great for either music or movies.

  • Chris Ryan

    ahh, i thought this would be perfect for my setup, till WOLFF said no dts or any HD audio support::< how could this even be considered for home theatre use without support for dos or other hd audio? no thanks

  • Kevin Guzman

    I actually have 7.1 surround sound with the Play 3 speakers as added support. I am glad I invested in Sonos and i was able to get 30% discount on all my Sonos purchases since I was able to get a hold of a temporary code from a buddy of mine from work. Even if you don’t want to spent a ton of money on this, the Play 1 speaker is good enough for streaming music off your iPhone. I like the easy simple setup and the best part about the Sub is that no matter where you place (or hide) your sub, it will still sound like the sub is right next to you. It shakes my entire living room when I’m listening to death metal over my Playbar haha

    Only downfall I can think of right now is that it does not support Apple Music I guess, but I think they’re working on a fix soon.

    The Play 5 is awesome by itself and if you are able to get a hold of two of them, even better πŸ™‚

    Current setup:

    Living Room – 1 Playbar, 1 Sub and 2 Play 3s (although Play 1s work just as fine for 7.1)

    Bathroom: 1 Play 1

    Bedroom: 2 Play 5s (for 5.1 surround sound)

    Kitchen: 1 Play 3

    If this sounds like I’m bragging, it’s because I am πŸ™‚ As an audiophile, I can tell you it’s very solid setup and worth the asking price. I think I paid like $450 rather than $699 with the code I was given by one of my buddies who works in the music industry and is close with Sonos πŸ™‚

    • 9to5Slavery

      Can share code? If any? Would love to try these out.. Missed the two for one deal

  • Jacob S

    You should have a real lazy butt to spend 1.8k to get a lousy virtual surround system. With that money you can build an above average real surround system with true DTH and Dolby sounds with real speakers (in wall or floor standing). Just another gimmick to get Amazon referral rewards with a lousy system, sorry no offense but reality πŸ™‚

  • Jacob S

    Perhaps he never experienced real sound system. So he is happy with his virtual sound baby LOL

  • Bugs Bunnay

    i’d like to see some specs or it’s garbage. expensive garbage.