Summary: Sonos does not support multiple accounts. This means that only one person in a household can play his/her Spotify account. This is incredibly limiting if you are more than one person wanting to play their music in a household. I am not into how the Sonos app tries to recreate the different services/interfaces inside their own framework. Example, Spotify does not work the same way in the Sonos app as it would when you use it on its own.
Summary: This unit provides great sound. However, It's advertised as a wireless speaker which it IS NOT. It's effectively a SONOS playback device with NO line-in or line out. So you are limited to a single speaker system with no way to integrate this in to your existing stereo system. I guess I was thinking that this would be an add on speaker for my existing system - but no there's no way with the way the sonos app is designed to make this any part of your current system.
Summary: I am re-reviewing this product after a few months of use. The hardware, in my not too sophisticated opinion, is great. That is, the sound is really good. The software, is about the worst I have ever used. Adding simple folders of music to your Sonos playlist may turn out to be one of the biggest pains in the can you have ever had. There are profound networking issues -- any tiny hiccup in your network will cause this puppy to chase its tail.
Summary: I bought this to use with my spotify account. It wasn't until I was installing and logging into my account that I got an error message that Sonos requires Spotify Premium. THEY SHOULD MAKE THAT CLEAR IN THEIR ADVERTISING. Amazon advertizes this as following "Sonos works seamlessly with Spotify™, Pandora®..." That just isn't the whole truth. And for $300 I really shouldn't need to pay another $120 a year to make it work properly. Will probably return.
Summary: I was hesitant to order this because of the negative reviews, but unfortunately they're true. The sound quality out of the Play 3 is very weak. At low volumes it's ok but anything over 50% it sounds very artificial. Within 15 minutes of listening to a number of different sources of music, I packed it back up and returned it (Amazon returns are always very easy) I gave this 2 stars only because connecting the Play 3 to my Sonos bridge is incredibly simple and took less...
Summary: Seamlessly, easily, play your itunes songs - not quite! I had the impression I could play itunes songs from my ipad - and reading the reviews now it sounds like I was not alone - but this is not the case. Right now listening to itunes remains only theoretical since my mac does not seem to be able to upgrade to the proper version. But even if I can get the mac upgraded, I will only be able to control the music from my ipad if the mac is running with my songs stored on it.
Summary: For those who have Sonos 5's you will be sorely disappointed with the audio quality of the 3. After a brief listen ,I returned the 3 .As others have mentioned ,it's not even close to The quality and power of the 5. I really like Sonos and think it's a great product but do yourself a favor and spend the Extra 100 bucks and buy the 5 . Yeah it's not as small but it is still very portable and it blows Away the 3 .
Summary: No doubt, the sound quality as well as the user interface are awesome (apart form the fact that you have almost no controls on the device itself, can't even skip to the next song or switch among my favourite radio stations without starting the app). I would like to draw your attention to another fact, one that eventually caused me to decide against Sonos: The play:3, just as all other Sonos devices, is always on.