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Sonos Play: 3

Sonos Play: 3
alaScore 93

2182 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2182 reviews of Sonos Play: 3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Sonos Play: 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 user reviews of Sonos Play: 3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sonos PLAY:3 White - The Wireless Hi-FiSonos Play:3 - BlackSonos Play:3 HiFi Speaker System Wireless

May, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sonos Play: 3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1680 user reviews of Sonos Play: 3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Audio Systems on

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONOS - PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Small) - WhiteSonos PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player with 3 Integrated Speakers (Black, NEW)SONOS - PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Small) - Black

May, 2015

Expert review by: Thomas Ricker (

Sonos Play:3 review


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...

Small powerful speaker ; Wireless convenience ; Really can stream “any song on Earth

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

Wireless Hi-Fi takes on AirPlay

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: David Carnoy (

Sonos Play:3 ( white)


Following the success of its Play:5 networked speaker--formerly known as the S5--Sonos has added a smaller, less expensive speaker to its lineup, the Play:3. At $299, it's the most affordable Sonos streaming-audio component to date.

You can control the Sonos Play:3 single-speaker streaming-audio system from any iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android smartphone using a free app. It offers good sound, its compact, elegant design cuts down on cord clutter, and it can stream...

The Play:3 has almost no stereo separation and doesn't offer the detail and clarity of the step-up Play:5. Also, while it can wirelessly interact with other Sonos products, you'll need a hard-wired connection or the $49 wireless Sonos Bridge accessory...

While it doesn't sound quite as good as the larger Play:5, the Sonos Play:3 delivers a superior streaming-audio experience that you can control from any iOS device or Android smartphone.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Terrence O'Brien (

Sonos Play:3 review


Sonos may not inspire the sort of high-end audio lust that a company like Polk can, but it doesn't draw the ire of serious audiophiles the way Bose does

Painless to set up ; Good sound quality ; Plenty of content sources

Frustrating software controls ; Slightly pricey ; Muddy bass at top volumes

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Kahn (

Sonos Play:3 Wireless HiFi System


If you want multi-room audio but don't want the expense or complications of a custom install, the Sonos Play:3 wireless HiFi system offers an easy-to-use alternative. But are you trading convenience for quality?

The Sonos system is easy to recommend to anyone looking for an easy to use multi-room system. What sets the Sonos apart is its ease of use. There are other systems that have similar or even better specifications, but fail to provide the intuitive, ease...

Sep, 2012

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Sonos Play:3 Review


There aren't a whole lot of speaker systems that have me grinning from ear to ear. But that's anything but the case with Sonos. Earlier this year, summer time to be more exact, the company introduced [...]

Ultra easy to setup and use – iPhone app is intuitive ; Easily add music to any room without the wires ; Great sound quality for their size

Don’t deliver room shaking bass ; 300 a speaker ; Still need to buy a box to connect them to your home’s wireless network

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Rachel Cericola (

Sonos PLAY:3Review


Sonos makes wireless music streaming more compact and a lot more affordable.

Having thousands of musical options at your fingertips isn't always cheap, but it's definitely fun. So if you want to start with something simple, the PLAY:3 is a nice way to get acquainted with what Sonos has to offer.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Cohen (

Sonos PLAY:3 Review


We have had a fair bit of coverage of the Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi System over the past few weeks. As I noted in my initial review of the system, I only had the review units in my home for 23 hours before I went and ordered my own. I was impressed by the...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Noah Kravitz (

Sonos Play:3 Review


As rumored, reported, and otherwise wished-upon-a-star for, Sonos recently debuted their smallest, lowest-cost receiver to date, the Play:3. Part of a brand makeover, Play:3 slots in alongside the Play:5 (formerly S5) as the company's two...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Helena Stone (

Sonos PLAY:3 Review


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 users have come to expect, in a more compact and affordable form-factor than its bigger...

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

Now Sonos is more affordable than ever, but you still need to shell out money for the $49 Bridge. Would be nice if there was an easy way to integrate it into pre-existing stereo setup

The new Sonos PLAY:3 system might be the most affordable speaker system from Sonos yet, but it doesn’t lack in punch. The sonics coming from this system are phenomenal, and they sound like something that you would expect from a more expensive speaker...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (

Sonos Play:3 review


New wireless music system is cheaper but is it still as cheerful?

Easy to use ; Excellent free apps ; Cheaper than its predecessor ; Compact ; Lots of music options

Lower sound quality than Play:5 ; Still quite pricey ; Software could be better

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio
Progressive Scan: No
UPnP:No / UPnP
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Docking System:No / OTHER DOCKING
Ethernet:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo) / Not Applicable
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Network Music System:Music Client
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No


Dolby / DTS: No