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10 out of 10

Sonos Play:3

Great Deal: $299.00

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Overall 9
9.0

Sonos Play:3 Review

Digitaltrends
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. And considering just how much you get for your money, the Play:3 has to be the best value component yet to come down the Sonos pike.
  • 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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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Sound quality 10
10
Connectivity 8
8.0

Sonos Play:3 review

theverge.com
30 January 2012
  • Summary: 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 experience that just works, while attracting mainstream attention from consumers increasingly seduced by Apple's AirPlay siren.
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

The 27th Annual Editors' Choice Awards: Hardware

Macworld
13 December 2011
  • Summary: The iPad 2 remains a solid choice, thanks to its lower price and strong app choices.
  • Pros: Nicely balanced sound, Easy to set up, Reasonably affordable way to start with Sonos, Plenty loud, Stereo or mono depending on orientation, Portable, Can create stereo pair, High quality connection to Mac and iOS devices, Single cable from Mac cuts down clutter, Can charge Apple laptops, FireWire 800, USB, and ethernet connectivity, Beautiful and useful Vari Angle 3-inch LCD, Wireless flash transmitter for multiple flashes, Robust movie recording options including ful...
  • Cons: Requires at least one Sonos unit connected to router via ethernet, Doesn't work work with all iOS guitar apps, Reflective screen limits display placement, Stand lacks flexibility, Few customization options, Some physical controls (such as Display button) oddly placed, Lack of single button movie recording, Auto White Balance struggles in most indoor lighting conditions--a traditional Canon weakness
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Overall 10
10

Sonos Play:3

Macworld
25 July 2011
  • Excerpt: (1 items) Sonos, the company that creates home-wide wireless streaming music systems, has released the Play:3, a $299 powered speaker that incorporates nicely into the rest of the Sonos family. With a Play:3 jacked into a router via an ethernet connection and the Sonos Controller app for iPhone or iPad (and even Android), you can easily fill a room with sound from your iTunes library, Internet radio, and services such as Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster, Spotify, Mog, Rdio,...
  • Pros: Nicely balanced sound, Easy to set up, Reasonably affordable way to start with Sonos, Plenty loud, Stereo or mono depending on orientation, Portable, Can create stereo pair
  • Cons: Requires at least one Sonos unit connected to router via ethernet
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Overall 10
10

Sonos Play:3

MacWorld
2 April 2012
  • 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.
  • Cons: Limited to Sonos’ wireless network
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Overall 10
10

Sonos Play:3

What Hi-Fi?
25 November 2011
  • Summary: Best multi-room streaming system, Awards 2013. Sonos's Play:3 is also a cracking little performer
  • Pros: Impressively musical, disperses sound well, flexible over positioning, free control apps
  • Cons: Requires a wired connection or an optional extra, dedicated remote is expensive
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Overall 10
10

Sonos Play:3 review

Stuff.tv
31 October 2011
  • Pros: Adios, wires, Surprisingly tasty sound
  • Cons: All that tech comes at a cost
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Overall 9
9.0

Sonos Play:3

Trusted Reviews
13 October 2011
  • Summary: Wireless streaming without the usual Sonos wallet worries.
  • Pros: Excellent software, Great Sound, Good value
  • Cons: No auxiliary input
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Overall 9
9.0

Sonos Play:3 review

Pocket Lint
26 July 2011
  • Excerpt: The Sonos wireless music system is great. It allows you to stream music from the Internet be it Spotify tracks, the radio, or your own collection, in multiple rooms at the same time all controlled by your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or a dedicated controller.
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Sonos Play:1, Play:3 et Play:5

lemondenumerique.com
21 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Avec ou sans fil, le système audio multiroom Sonos est d’une simplicité et d’une efficacité redoutable. Evolutif, il permet à tous d’installer un ensemble audio extrêmement performant plus ou moins complet dans une habitation. Il délivre un son Hi-Fi d’une très grande justesse et se contrôle très facilement au travers l’application depuis un smartphone ou une tablette tactile, seul le volume peut être délicat à gérer mais avec un peu d’habitude, on en fait son affaire.
  • Pros: Facilité d’installation, Qualité audio, Interface de l’application de contrôle, Performances de l’application, Contrôle lecture depuis la Play:1, Nombreuses sources possibles, Connectivité
  • Cons: Gestion du volume manquant de précision depuis l’application
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