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Sonos PLAY:1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12447 reviews of Sonos PLAY:1. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sonos PLAY:1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sonos PLAY:1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1022 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sonos PLAY:1 Black - The Wireless Hi-FiSonos PLAY:1 Black - The Wireless Hi-Fi

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sonos PLAY:1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1855 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and usability also get good opinions, whereas reviews are divided on the price.

usability, size, design, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music - (Black)Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music - (Black)

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sonos PLAY:1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:1 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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the design. The size also gets good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, size, design

reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONOS Play 1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music, BlackSONOS Play 1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music, Black

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sonos Play:1 is a well-priced, super-sounding wireless speaker

 

Sonos is a manufacturer of high-fidelity, wireless audio speakers that bring your digital music into every room of your home, all controlled from the Sonos app...

Aug, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sonos Play:1

 

The Sonos Play:1 is the most affordable, functional wireless multi-room speaker we've seen yet, and Sonos' legacy makes it a breeze to set up.

Incredibly easy to set up. Affordable. Smooth-sounding midrange and high end.

Bass distorts at maximum volume. Not portable. No wired audio inputs.

The Play:1 is the most affordable Sonos speaker yet, and a strong performer despite its weak bass. At $200 it's one of the simplest and most affordable ways to start a comprehensive multi-room audio system, especially since the update that lets you set...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Gorgeous Sonos Play:1 hits the sweet spot

 

The Sonos Play:1 finally brings the company's wireless audio magic to the masses in a fantastically designed compact speaker that's just $199/AU$299.

The ; is a stylish and exceptionally well-made wireless speaker, especially for the price. It offers the full Sonos experience, with support for most key services (including Spotify, Pandora, Rdio) and super-reliable wireless streaming. Sound quality...

Unlike Bluetooth speakers, the Sonos system can't stream from every app on your phone or tablet -- so there's no support for iTunes Radio, for instance. The lack of a built-in battery limits room-to-room mobility.

The Sonos Play:1 finally brings the company's wireless audio magic to the masses, in a fantastically designed compact speaker that's just $199/AU$299.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Sonos PLAY:1 Review

 

Once upon a time, Sonos was a tough sell. Whole-house streaming audio had its appeal, certainly, but it was also expensive. The wireless audio market has come on strong since the first Sonos all-in-one speaker, the PLAY:5, in 2009 though, and with...

For existing Sonos users, the PLAY:1 is a no-brainer. Affordable enough to slot easily into an existing zone that needs a little extra oomph, and yet capable enough to keep up the company’s reputation for audiophile-friendly quality, it’s equally at...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Jon Seff (techhive.com)

Sonos Play:1 review: A powerful gateway drug to the Sonos universe

 

The Play:1 lets you get your Sonos on for less than $200.

Provides a lower-cost way to enter the Sonos ecosystem or expand a Sonos system ; Offers same features and streaming options as other Sonos speakers ; Small footprint makes it ideal for bedrooms or kitchens ; Good sound for a small package

Sound is narrow compared to Play:3 or Play:5, and more bass-heavy by default

The Play:1 is a great gateway drug to the Sonos ecosystem. It’s affordable, compact, sounds good, and includes all the capabilities and streaming options available to the other speakers. And for a user like me, it makes expanding the Sonos experience...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by (toptenreviews.com)

Sonos PLAY:1 Review

 

This speaker has a great price to sound quality ratio.

It doesn’t support Bluetooth connectivity.

The Sonos PLAY:1 is the best high-fidelity wireless speaker for less than $300.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Max Mutter (techgearlab.com)

Sonos PLAY:1 Review

 

Part of what makes Sonos so attractive as a multi-speaker system is the fact that its smallest speaker, the PLAY:1 sounds so good. It has both deeper bass and better clarity than the similarly sized Bose SoundTouch 10, and often sells for a bit less to...

Good sound, easy to connect with other speakers

Lack of Bluetooth can be limiting if used as a standalone speaker

Pros: Great sound for a smaller speaker, reasonably inexpensive, great way to expand a multi-speaker system Cons: Lack of Bluetooth feels limiting if used as a standalone speaker Bottom line: A perfect speaker system building block, but not the best in...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Heinonen (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Multiroom Wireless Speaker System

 

We've spent hundreds of hours over several years testing multiroom wireless speaker systems and Sonos remains the best option for most homes.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Dave Hamilton (macobserver.com)

Sonos’s New PLAY:1 Tone Limited Edition: None More Black (or White)

 

Orders begin today for Sonos's latest addition to its line-up, the Limited Edition PLAY:1 Tone. Coming in full, murdered-out black or pristine white, these new skin variations on the PLAY:1 make a visual statement. Depending upon your color and...

The Tone's looks don't just stop at the speaker, it's an entirely visual experience starting with the packaging. The one I received to review was black. ALL black. None More Black. So much so that these photos simply needed to be lightened a bit in...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : BigPictureBigSound (bigpicturebigsound.com)

Sonos PLAY:1 Wireless Streaming Music Speaker Review

 

Tiny footprint, big sound, Easy to pair with a second PLAY:1 for stereo sound, Sonos Controller mobile app keeps getting better

Looks weatherproof, but it isn't, Wish list: rechargeable battery for easier outdoor use, Black and white are a good start. More colors please!

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplifier class:D

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Graphite / Graphite, White / Silver, White / White
Control Type:Buttons
Design:Cylinder
LED Indicators:Power, Stand-by, Status / Y
Volume Control:Digital

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:120 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:120 - 240
Power source type:Battery / Battery, DC

Features

Package type:Box

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-In
Audio output channels:1.0 / 2.0
Number of drivers:1 / 2
Number of Speakers:1 / 2
Recommended usage:Universal
Speaker enclosure:Closed
Speaker placement:Floor, Stand-mountable, Tabletop/bookshelf / Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker position:Center
Subwoofer:Y
Tweeter:Y / Yes
Woofer:Y / Yes
Woofer diameter:3.5
Woofer diameter (imperial):3.5
Woofer Size:3.5

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):-20 - 70
Operating relative humidity range:-20 - 70
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (cooling) (T-T):0 - 45

Other Features

Audio formats supported:AAC,FLAC,MP3,WMA
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC / AC, LAN (RJ-45)
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

Package weight:5.36

Performance

Amplifier:Built-In
Amplifier class:D
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WMA
Bass adjustment:Y
On/Off switch:Y
Plug and Play:Y
Recommended usage:Universal
Volume Control:Digital

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y
AirPlay:N
Apple docking compatibility:iPad,iPhone,iPod
Bluetooth:N
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wired/Wireless / Wireless
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Interface:Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi/Ethernet
RJ-45 ports quantity:1
Speaker interface type:RJ-45
Wireless technologies:Wireless
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Wi-fi / Wi-Fi

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 240
Power source type:AC / Battery / Battery, DC / DC

Technical Details

Package type:Box

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.71 / 4.72
Height:4.71 / 4.72 / 6.36
Package weight:5.36
Weight:4.08
Width:4.71 / 6.34 / 6.36