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Sonos Play 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4697 reviews of Sonos Play 3. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the bass quality and design. The size and sound also get good feedback, but there are mixed reviews on the mids quality and reliability. The connectivity and price get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sonos Play 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sonos Play 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 user reviews of Sonos Play 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The sound is also appreciated, but many are critical about the price.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sonos Play 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2055 user reviews of Sonos Play 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the bass quality and design are on the whole positive. The size and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the mids quality and reliability. Many are less positive about the connectivity and price.

usability, sound, size, design, bass quality

price, connectivity

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sonos Play 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sonos Play 3 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.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sonos Play:3 review

 

Sonos may not inspire the sort of high-end audio lust that a company like Polk can, but it doesn't draw the ire of serious audiophiles the way Bose does either...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Review: Sonos Play:3 speaker system

 

Sonos was nice enough to loan me the new Play:3 wireless speaker system that I mentioned earlier this week, and now I've had a chance to listen. It's good. V...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sonos Play:3 review: Sonos Play:3

 

Sonos Play:3

You can control the ; single-speaker streaming-audio system from any iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android smartphone using a free app. It offers good sound, its compact, elegant design cuts down on cord clutter, and it can stream Internet-based radio...

The Play:3 has almost no stereo separation and doesn't offer the detail and clarity of the step-up Play:5. Also, while it can wirelessly interact with other Sonos products, you'll need a hard-wired connection or the $49 wireless Sonos Bridge accessory...

While it doesn't sound quite as good as the larger Play:5, the Sonos Play:3 delivers a superior streaming-audio experience that you can control from any iOS device or Android smartphone.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Bryan Gardiner (wired.com)

Review: Sonos Play:3

 

If there was anything holding the Sonos back, it's been the fairly steep price of admission. But the Play:3 speaker lowers the cost of entry...

Unlike the Play:5, no standard inputs. Requires the Sonos Bridge or a direct Ethernet connection to your router. Bass could be more refined

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Thomas Ricker (theverge.com)

Sonos Play:3 review

 

Wireless Hi-Fi takes on AirPlay

Small powerful speaker ; Wireless convenience ; Really can stream “any song on Earth”

Sonos’ cheapest all-in-one speaker at $299 is still pricey ; $49 Bridge or no $49 Bridge, that’s the question ; No line-in or headphone jacks like the bigger Play:5

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sonos Play:3

 

The Sonos Play:3 sounds fantastic and is finally affordable, but the omission of an aux input or the ability to dock or stream directly from a phone or iPod make the system less versatile than other wireless audio options.

Strong audio performance. Can be paired with a second unit to make a stereo pair. Switches to mono output automatically when in vertical orientation.

No aux input for direct listening from a mobile device. Needs the Sonos Bridge to function wirelessly (not included). Sonos Desktop Controller does not automatically update your music library.

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Aug, 2011

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sonos Play:3 review

 

Following the success of its Play:5 networked speaker--formerly known as the S5--Sonos has added a smaller, less expensive speaker to its lineup, the Play:3. At $299, it's the most affordable Sonos streaming-audio component to date.

You can control the Sonos Play:3 single-speaker streaming-audio system from any iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android smartphone using a free app. It offers good sound, its compact, elegant design cuts down on cord clutter, and it can stream...

The Play:3 has almost no stereo separation and doesn't offer the detail and clarity of the step-up Play:5. Also, while it can wirelessly interact with other Sonos products, you'll need a hard-wired connection or the $49 wireless Sonos Bridge accessory...

While it doesn't sound quite as good as the larger Play:5, the Sonos Play:3 delivers a superior streaming-audio experience that you can control from any iOS device or Android smartphone.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by (europeanconsumerschoice.org)

Sonos Play:3

 

Get ready for some floorboard rattling, heart thumping HiFi sound. In the kitchen.

Expert review by : Max Mutter Steven Tata (techgearlab.com)

Sonos PLAY:3 Review

 

The Sonos PLAY:3 was discontinued in October of 2018. For an up to date selection of home wireless speakers check out our main review. The Sonos PLAY:3...

The is a great starting point if you're looking to build a multi-room, multi-speaker system. However, The lack of Bluetooth is limiting, and if you just want to have one speaker to rule them all, we'd recommend the .

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Brian Kahn (hometheaterreview.com)

Sonos Play:3 Wireless HiFi System

 

If you want multi-room audio but don't want the expense or complications of a custom install, the Sonos Play:3 wireless HiFi system offers an easy-to-use alternative. But are you trading convenience for quality?

The Sonos system is easy to recommend to anyone looking for an easy to use multi-room system. What sets the Sonos apart is its ease of use. There are other systems that have similar or even better specifications, but fail to provide the intuitive, ease...

Sep, 2012

Price comparison for Sonos Play 3

  Store     Price
Sonos Play:3 - Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Home Speaker...
Delivers richer and deeper sound than play:1, making it perfect for spots where you have more room
$289.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Play: 1 - Compact Wireless Smart Speaker...
This speaker has been discontinued and replaced with the Sonos One SL speaker
$179.00 TO SHOP
​​​​​​​Sonos One SL - Microphone-Free Smart Speaker...
Brilliant sound - get rich, room-filling sound with the all-new Sonos One SL, and control it with the Sonos...
$177.00 TO SHOP
Sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker...
Sonos One - The powerful smart speaker with voice control built in.
$183.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Playbar - The Mountable Sound Bar for TV...
The mountable soundbar for TV, movies, music, and more
$439.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Connect - Wireless Home Audio Receiver...
The simple streaming update to your stereo or receiver. Add connect to stream with your existing stereo...
$249.00 TO SHOP
Sanus Adjustable Height Wireless Speaker Stands...
Tool free, fully adjustable height allows speaker to sit at your ideal listening height for optimal...
$79.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Beam - Smart TV Sound Bar with Amazon Alexa...
Beam - The smart, compact soundbar for TV, music, and more.
$360.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming...
Mini but Mighty. Fits in any space, fills any room with surprisingly rich and powerful sound.
$159.00 TO SHOP
Bose Home Speaker 300, with Amazon Alexa Built-in...
Room rocking bass and 360 degree, lifelike sound in a compact size
$199.00 TO SHOP

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