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: The Sonos Play:3 might be small for a speaker but it's a critical part of the company's strategy to increase its visibility. As such, the entry-level all-in-one "Wireless Hi-Fi" had better perform -- capable of impressing current Sonos customers already accustomed to a premium wireless music...
Pros: Small powerful speaker, Wireless convenience, Really can stream “any song on Earth”
Cons: Sonos’ cheapest all-in-one speaker at $299 is still pricey, $49 Bridge or no $49 Bridge, that’s the question, No line-in or headphone jacks like the bigger Play:5
Summary: Originally the Sonos music system was out of the price range of most consumers with more affordable alternatives available. Sonos has been addressing this fact by reducing the prices of its original ZonePlayers while adding standalone portable speaker systems.
Pros: +Works with MotionPlus, +Lots of uses for the accessories, +Quality made products, they should last quite a while with care, +Covers can be left on for use with any games
Cons: -You’ll need more than one set really, -Personally I think the price is a bit high
Excerpt: Sonos is a brand long synonymous with high-end wireless audio, carving out its own comfortable niche in home audio by offering multi-room wireless solutions that are easy to use and available to buy off the shelf.
Conclusion: The Sonos Play:3 sounds great, is 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: Sounds great, able to stream stacks of music, small, available in black or white
Cons: Need internet connection, need a smartphone for the controller, will most likely need to buy the Sonos Bridge to get the most out of it
Excerpt: Although there's no doubt that Sonos is the best multi-room audio system you can buy, the downside has always been price. It's something that the company has tried to address over the years, and now with the Play:3 you can get Sonos for less than £300.