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Sonos ZP80

Sonos ZP80
alaScore 85

39 reviews

May, 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. People really like the reliability and design. 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 85/100 = 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 Reviewers are impressed by the size. The usability also gets good views, but many are less positive about the price.

usability, size


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

May, 2019

Expert review by : CNET staff (

Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80


Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80

Aug, 2008

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 : David Carnoy (



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 (

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 (

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 : CNET staff (

Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80


Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80

Aug, 2008

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


Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



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


Color:Light gray

Remote Control

Type:None/Remote control