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Sonos Play:3
9.4 out of 10

Sonos Play:3

Great Deal: $299.00

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Sonos Play:3 review, still relevant in 2015

21 June 2015
  • Excerpt: I have reviewed many earphones, headphones and wireless speakers over the years, but for some reason have never managed to review a Sonos device. I thought I would rectify this my reaching out to them, and was given the PLAY:3 to review.
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[Test] Sonos Play:3, la musique partout

14 January 2015
  • Summary: L’enceinte Play:3 est une belle petite addition au système Sonos pour ceux qui en possèdent déjà un et souhaitent l’étendre, mais elle ne fera pas craquer les nouveaux venus à cause d’une musicalité clairement en retrait de sa grande soeur Play:5.
  • Pros: + Compacité, + Petite mais puissante, + Prix abordable, + Consommation électrique réduite par rapport au reste de la gamme, + Possibilité d’en utiliser 2 comme paire stéréo
  • Cons: - Pas d’espoir d’avoir le moindre effet stéréo avec une si petite enceinte, - Connectivité limitée (pas de prise casque, simple prise Ethernet), - Qualité sonore en retrait par rapport à un Play:5 (normal, vu la taille), - Consommation en veille toujours relativement élevée (3,5W)
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Sonos Play3

11 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I love music and make my living off of that love, in print and on the air. But when it comes to audio quality, I’m tuned out. In the family room, I’m just fine with Boston Acoustic A60s in the bookshelves above the stereo—just two of them. 5.1 is 3.1 more than we need.
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Overall 8

Review: Sonos Play:3

28 January 2013
  • Excerpt: When it comes to multi-room wireless music systems, Sonos has been one of the go-to choices for years now. Even with the proliferation of wireless AirPlay and Bluetooth speakers, no other system has been able to match the company’s unique combination of simplicity and sound quality.
  • Cons: Unlike the Play:5, no standard inputs. Requires the Sonos Bridge or a direct Ethernet connection to your router. Bass could be more refined.
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Overall 9

Sonos Play:3 Review

20 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Sonos has a real winner on its hands with the Play:3. Its blend of excellent sound, smart style, dependable operation and ease of use makes it a standout performer in the world of wireless audio.
  • Pros: Huge, room-filling sound, small footprint, Highly enjoyable sound with all kinds of music, Multi-room setup is remarkably simple, Sonos controller app a joy to use, Solid, inert construction
  • Cons: Mids can sound a little distorted, No standard speaker inputs, i.e. only compatible with other Sonos gear
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Well Sounded

Gear Patrol
20 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Long before AirPlay was on the scene, Sonos products made streaming music wirelessly throughout the home an easy affair. The company’s new Play 3 ($299) speaker is no exception. Designed to act on its own as a small but mighty audio solution for apartments, or as part of a larger Sonos system, its...
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Sonos PLAY:3 Review

Chip Chick
16 May 2012
  • Excerpt: When it comes to making Wireless HiFi Systems, Sonos has been leading the pack for years. Their latest system, the Sono PLAY:3 offers the same great Sonos package ...
  • Pros: Amazing sound at this price point, polished apps, easy to set-up and use, great size for apartment dwellers, combination of 2 speakers adds another dimension – but single system alone is very powerful.
  • Cons: Now Sonos is more affordable than ever, but you still need to shell out money for the, . Would be nice if there was an easy way to integrate it into pre-existing stereo setup.
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Overall 7

Sonos Play:3

PC Magazine
5 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Sonos Play:3 sounds fantastic and is finally affordable, but the omission of an aux input or the ability to dock or stream directly from a phone or iPod make the system less versatile than other wireless audio options.
  • Pros: Strong audio performance. Can be paired with a second unit to make a stereo pair. Switches to mono output automatically when in vertical orientation.
  • Cons: No aux input for direct listening from a mobile device. Needs the Sonos Bridge to function wirelessly (not included). Sonos Desktop Controller does not automatically update your music library.
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Sonos PLAY:3, a Highly Tempting Wireless Speaker Proposition

The UberReview
2 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Psst, looking for some speakers? You might want to think about giving Sonos’s new wireless PLAY:3 speakers a try – for $300 you get a wireless sound system consisting of three wireless speakers and three digital amplifiers.
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Sonos Play:3

22 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Easy to install, sounds great and won’t break the bank. Top marks all round
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