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Sonos Play: 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4211 reviews of Sonos Play: 3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, size, design, reliability

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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 really like the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about 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

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. People really like the design. The size is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability and price.

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

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (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 4.4/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.ca. People really like the design and reliability. The price and size are also mentioned favorably.

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

Aug, 2016

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: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Sonos Play:3

 

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.

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.

Dec, 2011

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: (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...

Painless to set upGood sound qualityPlenty of content sources

Frustrating software controlsSlightly priceyMuddy bass at top volumes

Aug, 2011

European consumers choice

Expert review by: (europeanconsumerschoice.org)

Sonos Play:3

 

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

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: 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

Expert review by: Rachel Cericola (bigpicturebigsound.com)

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: Grant Clauser (electronichouse.com)

Hands On: Sonos PLAY:3 Multiroom Audio Player

 

The PLAY:3 makes multiroom audio something anyone can do, easily.

Future Tech Pavilion features 244-inch wide screen, smart appliances, windows that tint automatically and more.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Cohen (geardiary.com)

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

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System:No / OTHER DOCKING
Ethernet:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: 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

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: No

Operational conditions

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

Playback

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

Recording

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

Sound

Dolby / DTS: No
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