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Sonos ZP80

Sonos ZP80
alaScore 85

39 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 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. Views about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical 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 ZP80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sonos ZP80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sonos ZP80 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : CNET staff (cnet.com)

Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80

 

Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80

Aug, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Mike Kobrin (pcmag.com)

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 : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Performance

 

Sonos Digital Music System (ZP80 bundle)

The Sonos ZP80 bundle is sleekly designed, it's easy to set up, and its wireless, color-screen remote allows you to access your music from anywhere in the house. The Sonos system is also easily expandable (to as many as 32 rooms), now incorporates...

The Sonos system doesn't play copy-protected WMA or AAC files; the remote's rechargeable battery isn't removable.

With its ZP80 bundle, Sonos has done what fans of its highly regarded multiroom Digital Music System have requested all along: ditched the built-in amp of the ZP100, added digital audio outputs, and lowered the price. The recent Rhapsody integration is...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

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 : Christopher Jones (avguide.com)

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 (crn.com)

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 (macworld.com)

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 (tomsguide.com)

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 (trustedreviews.com)

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 : CNET staff (cnet.com.au)

Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80

 

Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80

Aug, 2008
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