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Sonos PLAY:1
9.6 out of 10

Sonos PLAY:1

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Sonos Play:1 Wireless Speaker System

Sound & Vision Magazine
7 March 2014
  • Summary: The Play:1’s low price and natural sound quality make starting or expanding a Sonos system easier than ever.
  • Pros: Lowest price ever for a Sonos starter system, Attractive, décor-friendly design, Natural, unhyped sound quality
  • Cons: Needs near-wall placement or optional SUB to sound its best
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

148Apps
21 November 2013
  • Conclusion: The Play:1 is a great introduction to the wonderful world of Sonos. Priced at just above a good Bluetooth speaker and sounding much much better, it should be a top choice if anyone is looking for a speaker to use with streaming music.
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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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Overall 9
9.0

Sonos Play:1 ( black)

CNET
14 October 2013
  • Summary: Ideal for first-timers or people with existing Sonos systems that want to expand it into smaller rooms, the Play 1 is a great way into wireless audio. If you've been dithering about getting Sonos, now is the time.
  • Pros: Price; Looks great; Easy to set up; Sound quality; Lots of music services supported.
  • Cons: Need two to get best sound; Surround sound not the best.
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Overall 10
10

Sonos Play:1 review

expertreviews.co.uk
16 December 2015
  • 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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Overall 9
9.0

Sonos Play:1 review

TechRadar UK
30 November 2014
  • Summary: Sonos goes for a fun-sized approach
  • Pros: Excellent sound, Reasonably affordable, Fits snugly almost anywhere
  • Cons: Living rooms will want two, Lacks support for some streaming services, Reliance on mains power removes some mobility
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 10
10

Big sound, small package: Sonos Play:1 reviewed

Gadget Guy
26 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The Sonos system has never been a terribly cheap sound system to buy into, but the Play:1 speaker brings a dose of wireless HiFi to any part of your home without breaking the bank too much. Don't have a network drive storing all your music on your home?
  • Pros: Amazing amount of sound from such a small package, Compact and very well designed, Wired or wireless network connection, Perfect little addition to anyone with a Sonos system already, Deals with humidity well, making it ideal for placement in the bathroom when you're having a shower
  • Cons: No battery included in the unit, Requires the Sonos Bridge, which means first time buyers can’t just spend the initial price to gain access into the Sonos system
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Overall 9
9.0

Sonos Play:1

Trusted Reviews
23 March 2014
  • Summary: The best wireless speaker in town?
  • Pros: Small and convenient, Great sound quality for size, Good value
  • Cons: No aux input
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Overall 10
10

Sonos Play:1 review

Stuff.tv
14 October 2013
  • Summary: Sonos was already awesome, and the Play:1 makes it way more affordable without sacrificing sound or design quality
  • Pros: A new, low price for Sonos, Cracking sound, Brilliant usability and endless content
  • Cons: Not portable, No inputs for other sources
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Overall 10
10

Sonos Play:1 review

Pocket Lint
14 October 2013
  • Conclusion: When we reviewed the Sonos Play:3 in July 2011 we said that it sounded great, was easy to setup, and will happily sit in you kitchen or on your bedside table replacing that digital radio that doesn't do anything apart from play what's being broadcast now.
  • Pros: Good sound, multi-room support, easy setup, lots of options for streaming services, app for smartphone and tablet
  • Cons: Single unit means mono output, you'll want a smartphone or a tablet and a streaming service subscription to get the most out of it
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