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Sonos PLAY:1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10465 reviews of Sonos PLAY:1. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, but 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 Speakers the Sonos PLAY:1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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 Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size also get good views.

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

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (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 Speakers on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The size and usability are also appreciated, whereas comments 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)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (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 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca. People really like the design. The size is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the price. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Adrian Justins (homecinemachoice.com)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

Sonos has been one of the top dogs in wireless audio for some time, where its stylish Play:3 and Play:5 speakers lend themselves perfectly to multiroom use. The beauty of Sonos's proprietary system is that you can have as many speakers as you like...

Solid build; tight, powerful sound; impressive app integration; welcome addition of play/pause button

Possibly a bit too clinical sounding; dull design; a tad pricey

Feb, 2014

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by: Hugh Langley Nick Broughall (techradar.com)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

Sonos goes for a fun-sized approach

Excellent sound ; Reasonably affordable ; Fits snugly almost anywhere

Quite heavy ; Living rooms will want two ; Sonos app can feel limiting

Sonos has delivered again with the Play:1. We're hugely impressed with what it offers for its size, but perhaps more importantly, we're impressed with what it offers for the price. Sonos has cooked up a superb quality speaker at a more affordable entry...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

Sonos, the wireless digital audio solution, offers great audio solutions for the home - but it's also been a bit of a rich man's game. Or it has been until now, as the Sonos Play:1 is a step towards changing that. When we reviewed the Sonos Play:3 in...

Good sound, multi-room support, easy setup, lots of options for streaming services, app for smartphone and tablet

Single unit means mono output, you'll want a smartphone or a tablet and a streaming service subscription to get the most out of it

When we reviewed the Sonos Play:3 in July 2011 we said that it sounded great, was easy to setup, and will happily sit in you kitchen or on your bedside table replacing that digital radio that doesn't do anything apart from play what's being broadcast...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Luke Peters (t3.com)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

The most affordable Sonos system ever, but is it still the cream of the streaming crop?

Can use as PlayBar surrounds ; Great design ; Affordable

It's a mono speaker ; A pair sounds better than one

Oct, 2013

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sonos Play:1 review: The best multiroom speaker for under £200

 

A great addition to the Sonos range, plus you can add to and improve on the sound over time

Great sound quality, glorious build ; Most affordable Sonos player yet ; Incredibly flexible and future proof

Expensive for a single speaker

Adding a SUB into the mix makes another big difference and you get proper thumping sound that's up there with, if not better than, a single Play:5. Given its flexibility and that you can add other components to improve its sound, the Play:1 is a clear...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

Impressively weighty Sonos is every bit as good as we remember

Impressively weighty ; Punchy for size ; Dynamically expressive ; Strong rhythms ; Smooth, simple set-up

No physical connections ; No high-res

Unfazed by time, the entry-level Sonos is every bit as good as we remember

Jan, 2016

PC Advisor Gold Award

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

Sonos has always been an expensive way of doing wireless multi-room Hi-Fi, until now that is. Read our Play:1 review to find out more.

At £169 the Play:1 is compact, versatile and smashes the price barrier to the world of Sonos which previously existed. Amazingly, this speaker retains the excellent build quality and sound quality with which we’ve come to expect.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

The cheapest ever Sonos player sounds so good it might just kill the rest of the range

A new, low price for Sonos ; Cracking sound ; Brilliant usability and endless content

Not portable ; No inputs for other sources

Sonos was already awesome, and the Play:1 makes it way more affordable without sacrificing sound or design quality

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sonos Play:1

 

The best wireless speaker in town?

Small and convenient ; Great sound quality for size ; Good value

No aux input

The Sonos Play:1 is probably the most impressive speaker we’ve seen from Sonos. It offers all the convenience of its streaming brothers in a smaller, cheaper form. Don’t expect it to power a party single-handed, but this speaker is simply brilliant.

Oct, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jason Jenkins (cnet.co.uk)

Sonos Play 1 review

 

Pretty much every review I've read or written of a Sonos product has the same conclusion: love the product, hate the high price. But competition for music streamers is heating up: Spotify is letting speaker manufactures integrate its streaming service...

Price; Looks great; Easy to set up; Sound quality; Lots of music services supported.

Need two to get best sound; Surround sound not the best.

Ideal for first-timers or people with existing Sonos systems that want to expand it into smaller rooms, the Play 1 is a great way into wireless audio. If you've been dithering about getting Sonos, now is the time.

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplifier Class:D

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Graphite / Graphite, White / White
Design:Cylinder
LED indicators:Y
Volume Control:Digital

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-in
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1 / 2
Recommended usage:Universal
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Subwoofer:Y
Tweeter:Y / Yes
Woofer:Y
Woofer diameter (imperial):8.89
Woofer size:8.89

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):-20 - 70
Operating temperature (cooling) (T-T):0 - 45
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

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

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

Package weight:2.43

Performance

Amplifier Class:D
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WMA
Bass adjustment:Y
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y
Bluetooth:N
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Ethernet LAN:Y
Interface:Wi-Fi/Ethernet
RJ-45 ports quantity:1
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Power

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:119.7 / 12
Height :119.7 / 12 / 161.4
Package weight:2.43
Weight:1.85
Width:119.7 / 16.1 / 161.4