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Sonos ZP80

Sonos ZP80
alaScore 82

109 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews from magazines and websites.

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(Based on 109 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Sonos ZP80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Sonos ZP80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com.

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sonos ZP80 Digital Music System BundleSonos ZP80 Digital Music System Bundle (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80 Add-On Player

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ZonePlayer 80

 

Luxurious Music Streamer

Small footprint. Effortless installation ; No support for Apple's DRM. Pricey

No support for Apple's DRM. Pricey

The ZonePlayer 80 is a welcome addition to the Sonos line-a great (if still pricey) way to distribute music throughout your home without messy wires.

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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...

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Sonos ZP80 Bundle

 

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

Editor's Choice!

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sonos ZP80 wireless streaming media system review

 

Before we go any further we have to tell you that we love the original Sonos system, the ZP100. Awarded as Best Home Entertainment Gadget of 2005 by us last year, there is little to fault with the system that allows you to wirelessly stream music to...

Easy to install, easy to run, easy to do everything, ability to connect the player to your current Hi-Fi system

Still a tad on the expensive side

If you can afford it and want your music in every room of your house, or your boat for that matter then this is one of the best ways currently available to do it

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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...

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

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.5in
Height:2.9in
Weight:1.5lbs
Width:5.4in

Header

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Light gray

Remote Control

Type:None/Remote control
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