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Sonos Play: 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5856 reviews of Sonos Play: 3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price.

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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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sonos Play: 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 user reviews of Sonos Play: 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sonos PLAY:3 White - The Wireless Hi-FiSonos PLAY:3 White - The Wireless Hi-Fi

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sonos Play: 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2055 user reviews of Sonos Play: 3 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size is also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and price get mixed reviews.

usability, size, design

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Small) - White

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sonos Play: 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sonos Play: 3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the design and reliability are overall positive. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, reliability, design

96% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONOS Play 3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music, Small, BlackSONOS Play 3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music, Small, Black

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Bryan Gardiner (wired.com)

Review: Sonos Play:3

 

If there was anything holding the Sonos back, it's been the fairly steep price of admission. But the Play:3 speaker lowers the cost of entry...

Unlike the Play:5, no standard inputs. Requires the Sonos Bridge or a direct Ethernet connection to your router. Bass could be more refined

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Thomas Ricker (theverge.com)

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...

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

Two Play:3s combined in a stereo pair easily bested the Play:5 while still costing a buck less than the $599 Zeppelin Air

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sonos Play:3

 

The Sonos Play:3 sounds fantastic and is finally affordable, but the omission of an aux input or the ability to dock or stream directly from a phone or iPod make the system less versatile than other wireless audio options.

Strong audio performance. Can be paired with a second unit to make a stereo pair. Switches to mono output automatically when in vertical orientation.

No aux input for direct listening from a mobile device. Needs the Sonos Bridge to function wirelessly (not included). Sonos Desktop Controller does not automatically update your music library.

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Aug, 2011

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sonos Play:3 review

 

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 (engadget.com)

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 either...

Aug, 2011

European consumers choice

Expert review by (europeanconsumerschoice.org)

Sonos Play:3

 

| Sonos Control : The dedicated controller for your Sonos wireless HiFi system.

TechGearLab Top Pick Award

Expert review by : Max Mutter (techgearlab.com)

Sonos PLAY:3 Review

 

A great option if you want to connect multiple speakers together

Excellent sound, easy to connect/control multiple speakers

Expensive, no simple Bluetooth connection

The is a great starting point if you're looking to build a multi-room, multi-speaker system. However, The lack of Bluetooth is limiting, and if you just want to have one speaker to rule them all, we'd recommend the . -Price: $500 -Similar speaker, but...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Brian Kahn (hometheaterreview.com)

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

Expert review by : David Chieng (hardwarezone.com)

Sonos Play:3 - Multi-Room Audio Made Super Simple

 

As its name implies, the Sonos Play:3 comes with three drivers each powered by a dedicated Class-D amplifier, and enables streaming from your music library, music services, and radio stations. Read on to find out if this compact wireless music system...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Follows us on Facebook (gadgetreview.com)

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

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Product type:Mono
Volume Control:Rotary

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power source type:AC

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-In
Audio output channels:1.0
Number of drivers:3
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker type:1-Way
Tweeter: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (cooling) (T-T):0 - 40

Operational Conditions

Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 70

Other Features

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
MP3-player: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, LAN (RJ-45)

Performance

Amplifier:Built-In
Amplifier class:D
Audio formats supported:AAC+, MP3, WMA
Bass adjustment: Yes
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power source type:AC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6
Height:6.3
Weight:5.73
Width:5.2