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
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
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
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
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.
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
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