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. It unites locally available digital music collections and streaming services in one app that can be used on smartphones, tablets and PC and notebooks.
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 of the home.
Conclusion: With versatility, solid performance, clean aesthetic design, and a plethora of available features, the Sonos Play:1 serves up an impressive array of talents. While we’ve heard better options for hi-fidelity in the $400 wireless range, a pair of these speakers comes pretty close. And allowing for the ability to combine like Voltron or spread across the house, and be manipulated from anywhere in multiple ways, the Sonos Play:1 provide a truly unique and immersive wireless...
Pros: Clean, smooth upper register, Good detail and dynamic expression, Packed to the gills in features, Excellent wireless signal, Solid bass response for the size
Cons: Mono speaker can lose fidelity, Midrange a tad cloudy
Summary: Rival speakers from the likes of Pure and Bose may pack external batteries and audio input jacks along with Wi-Fi streaming skills, but if you’re not planning on taking your rig outside ever, this won’t even factor into the equation. And while there are still cheaper options for setting up a multi-room streaming speaker system in the home, none work so flawlessly and instantaneously as Sonos’.
Excerpt: The first Sonos system hit shop floors almost a decade ago and was an instant hit for early digital music aficionados, desperate for a straightforward way to stream high-quality music around the house.
Pros: Can use as PlayBar surrounds, Great design, Affordable
Cons: It's a mono speaker, A pair sounds better than one
Excerpt: Sonos is the gold standard when it comes to multi-room audio and it’s a lot more flexible than simply hooking up speakers to a few Airport Expresses spread around your home. Sonos speakers create their own wireless mesh network, so you only need to connect one speaker (or a Sonos bridge) to your home network.