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Sonos PLAY:1
9.7 out of 10

Sonos PLAY:1

Great Deal: $199.00

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Overall 7
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Value for money 7
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Features 7
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Performance 7
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Sonos PLAY:1 Wireless Streaming Music Speaker Review

BigPictureBigSound
24 July 2014
  • Excerpt: In Frank Oz's criminally underrated comedy What About Bob? , Bob Wiley (Bill Murray) reminds us: There are two types of people in this world: those who like Neil Diamond and those who don't. My ex-wife loves him.
  • Pros: Tiny footprint, big sound, Easy to pair with a second PLAY:1 for stereo sound, Sonos Controller mobile app keeps getting better
  • Cons: Looks weatherproof, but it isn't, Wish list: rechargeable battery for easier outdoor use, Black and white are a good start. More colors please!
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Overall 9
9.3
Value for money 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Build quality 10
10

Sonos Play:1 Wireless Speaker System

Sound & Vision Magazine
7 March 2014
  • Excerpt: At $199 each, the Play:1 represents the new low entry point for the Sonos multiroom wireless audio system. Connect it to your router, download the free controller app to your smartphone or tablet, and you’re ready to start building a wireless wholehouse music system fed by your personal music...
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SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Music System

BCCHardware
26 December 2013
  • Summary: The downside to testing a single PLAY:1 is that we can't create a "stereo pair" or play different streams to each of the devices. That being said, what we can test is the range, quality and overall performance of the SONOS PLAY:1 - both software and hardware.
  • Pros: Great software, Build quality, Decent audio quality, Easy to use and setup, Comes with the SONOS Bridge, Flexible options and easy to setup/add other SONOS gear
  • Cons: The SONOS PLAY:1 is a great setup and if you snag a couple of these, you'll likely be very happy. The overall build quality of the hardware as well as the engineering of the software is fantastic. I'm a fan., Needs a pair to really appreciate quality, functionality, Not cheap
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Overall 8
8.0

Sonos Play:1

PC Magazine
23 December 2013
  • Conclusion: The Sonos Play:1 is the most affordable, functional wireless multi-room speaker we've seen yet, and Sonos' legacy makes it a breeze to set up.
  • Pros: Incredibly easy to set up. Affordable. Smooth-sounding midrange and high end.
  • Cons: Bass distorts at maximum volume. Not portable. No wired audio inputs.
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QUICKVIEW: Sonos Play:1 Wireless Speaker

theunwired
15 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Last month launched in the U.S., Sonos' latest wireless speaker - the Sonos Play:1 - is also available in Europe since this month. I don't think that the Sonos system needs any further introduction but if you haven't heard about it yet, it's a wireless HiFi speaker system.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sonos Play:1

MacNN
13 November 2013
  • Excerpt: The Good Great sound - Stylish build - Easy setup - Humidity-resistant The Bad iOS app interface could use iOS 7 makeover - Audio playback is limited to Sonos-supported services Improvements in wireless technology over the years has made it increasingly easier to offer music playback in every room...
  • Pros: Great sound - Stylish build - Easy setup - Humidity-resistant
  • Cons: iOS app interface could use iOS 7 makeover - Audio playback is limited to Sonos-supported services
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Overall 10
9.5

Sonos Play:1

gadgetreview.com
16 October 2013
  • Conclusion: So what’s there not to love about the Play:1?  Nothing.
  • Pros: Excellent sound quality for the size and convenience; Sonos's cheapest speaker yet and it includes a free Bridge (for now); wireless; works with virtually all music streaming services; designed to withstand high humiidty
  • Cons: Bass drops off after 50% amplitude; you'll want at least 2
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Sonos PLAY:1 Review

SlashGear
14 October 2013
  • Conclusion: For existing Sonos users, the PLAY:1 is a no-brainer. Affordable enough to slot easily into an existing zone that needs a little extra oomph, and yet capable enough to keep up the company's reputation for audiophile-friendly quality, it's equally at home setting up new zones in rooms that might once...
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Gorgeous Sonos Play:1 hits the sweet spot

CNET
14 October 2013
  • Summary: The Sonos Play:1 finally brings the company's wireless audio magic to the masses, in a fantastically designed compact speaker that's just $199/AU$299.
  • Pros: The, is a stylish and exceptionally well-made wireless speaker, especially for the price. It offers the full Sonos experience, with support for most key services (including Spotify, Pandora, Rdio) and super-reliable wireless streaming. Sound quality is good considering the size and gets even bett...
  • Cons: Unlike Bluetooth speakers, the Sonos system can't stream from every app on your phone or tablet -- so there's no support for iTunes Radio, for instance. The lack of a built-in battery limits room-to-room mobility.
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Overall 10
10

Sonos Play:1 review

expertreviews.co.uk
11 November 2014
  • Conclusion: The Play:1 is a great addition to the Sonos range, as it suddenly gives existing Sonos owners a lot more options. For people that want to get started with Sonos, this is a great entry-level device that doesn't cost an absolute fortune.
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