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Sonos ZP80

Sonos ZP80
alaScore 83

38 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Sonos ZP80. 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. Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The size and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts 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 ZP80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sonos ZP80 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on People are impressed by the size. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the price.

usability, size


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sonos ZP80 Digital Music System Bundle (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sonos ZP80 Digital Music System Bundle (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Brown (

Sonos Digital Music System: ZP-80 Bundle


ALERT: Your days of having to stream music through your PC are over! Sonos now delivers the ability to stream straight from Rhapsody!

The drawback to this design is that the first Zone Player you install must be hardwired to your router. Unless you have Ethernet to a stereo, that unit is essentially wasted. (It’ll play your music, but that’s redundant because your PC can do the same...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Russ Fischer (

Sonos ZP80 Bundle


Sonos' multiroom music system gets better sound and a cheaper price tag.

Jul, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (

Sonos ZonePlayer 80


Sonos, one of the biggest names in multiroom digital audio, has released the Sonos ZonePlayer 80 ($999), a more affordable version of the ZonePlayer 100. Using a wireless network, the ZonePlayer 80 lets you play the thousands of digital music files...

Compact. Excellent audio quality. Broad file format support. Very easy setup.

No WM DRM, FairPlay, or WMA Lossless support. No photo support. Controller lacks a headphone output.

This is a truly excellent wireless audio solution for people who already have a good home stereo system and audio playback devices in multiple rooms. And it's surprisingly easy to set up.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Christopher Jones (

Sonos ZonePlayer 80 Bundle Wireless Digital Music System


Normally, whipping up new music mixes isn't part of my dinner party preparations, but with the Sonos Digital Music System, that's just what I found myself doing on a recent occasion. The handheld Sonos controller is just small enough to slide into a...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: CRN Staff (

Review: Sonos ZP80


Sonos produces a great product that lets you tie all your sound sources together into one seamless network. Its original configuration is pricey. The company's newest offering, however, is a more affordable, entry-level system, but you'll have to spend...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (

Sonos responds to feedback with a new, complementary ZonePlayer


Over a year has passed since we reviewed the Sonos Digital Music System, and it remains the most complete and easy-to-use multi-room audio system. If you've already got a home stereo or powered speaker system (or two), the introduction of the ZP80-a...

Provides nearly all the features and benefits of the ZonePlayer 100 to an existing stereo system for a lower price and in a much smaller package

No headphone jack ; Digital Music System requires at least one ZonePlayer be connected to your computer, router, or wireless bridge ; Digital Music System still has a few minor limitations noted in

When I first took a ZP80 out of its box, I was shocked by its diminutive size. At only 5.3 by 5.3 by 2.8 inches, it's less than 1/4 the size of the original ZonePlayer, and can easily be held in the palm of your hand. In fact, the ZP80 is closer in...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Jim Buzbee (

The ZonePlayer 80: A lower-priced option for Sonos fans


Sonos takes a great product and makes it more affordable. Reviewer Jim Buzbee has finally found a wireless audio player that he will be sorry to part with.

Before I tried out the Sonos system, I'd been satisfied with my Airport Express setup. But no longer. The Sonos system has raised the bar. Even though there were some rough spots, the positives for Sonos far outweighed the negatives. Of course, given...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Sonos ZP80 Digital Music System


Has Sonos created a wireless digital music system that can satisfy an audiophile?

The Sonos Digital Music System certainly doesn’t disappoint on the first count. After digging all of the various components out of their various boxes (and there were a LOT of boxes), I had the system connected to my PC and streaming music from the...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph & Robin Morris (

Sonos ZP80


When Sonos first released its Digital Music System last year it got some excellent reviews. Allowing you to beam music wirelessly to any room in your home and orchestrate the entire process from a neatly designed remote control, it looked a winner....

We love the remote control, but the need for an ethernet connection is a real flaw with the Sonos. Considering what you're paying, you might expect a rather more seamless system.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Anthony Dhanendran (Active Home)

Review: Sonos ZP80


Sonos aims to make its award-wining music-streaming system more affordable

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Make your favorite audio devices part of a wireless, multi-room digital music system with two Sonos ZonePlayer 80s (ZP80s) and a Sonos Controller. Connect a ZP80 to your home theater, stereo, PC with powered speakers, tabletop radio, and more. Then, control the music on all those devices with the wireless Controller. To hear more music in more rooms, just add on. Includes Sonos System Setup software. Now you can play all your favorite digital music, all over your house, on all your favorite audio equipment-your home theater system, powered speakers, stereo, and more. Just connect a ZP80 to any amplified audio device in any room, and that device is instantly and seamlessly part of a wireless, multi-room digital music system. Which means you can use the full-color Sonos Controller to control all your music, and all your rooms from the palm of your hand. You can also use a ZP80 to retrofit a conventional audio system with home-run speakers or as a wireless extender to increase the wireless range of your Sonos system. No matter where or how you use the ZP80, the digital and analog outputs will deliver superior sound to every room. And because the ZP80 isf so compact, you can put it just about anywhere. Now you can have instant access to your entire digital music collection, including all your playlists, from anywhere in your home - inside or out. That's because the Sonos Controller uses SonosNet, a secure, wireless mesh network that extends the range of your Controller throughout your entire home. Which means you don't have to run to your PC every time you want to pick a new tune or raise the volume. You can use up to 32 Controllers for all your ZonePlayers - like one for every room, floor or music lover in your house. When it comes to scrolling through your music library, browsing titles, viewing album art, queuing up tracks, choosing zones, and more, the large, full-color LCD screen and scroll wheel make it a real cinch. No other digital music system lets you do all that.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):Network audio player
Sound Effects:Loudness
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke
Type:Network audio player


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
Progressive Scan: No
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: Yes


Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


General Features

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


Model:80 Bundle/ZP80
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sonos ZonePlayer


Wireless Speakers: No


Color:Light gray


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
MP3 Encoding: No

Remote Control

Type:None/Remote control


Dolby / DTS: No