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)
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.
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
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...
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.
Sonos Play:3 Wireless Speaker Delivers Big Sound In a Smaller Package
27 April 2012
Excerpt: Sonos released its smaller but still powerful Play:3 all-in-one speaker this week. We tried the new speaker side-by-side with the larger Sonos Play:5 (formerly the S5) to determine if there's any sacrifice to spending $299 on a Wi-Fi compatible speaker compared with the Play:5's $399 price.
Sonos PLAY:3, a Highly Tempting Wireless Speaker Proposition
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.
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.