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Sonos PLAY:3

Sonos PLAY:3
alaScore 93

6035 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6035 reviews of Sonos PLAY:3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are overall positive, but many are negative about the reliability. Views are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers 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 Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sonos PLAY:3 White - The Wireless Hi-FiSonos PLAY:3 White - The Wireless Hi-Fi

Jun, 2018

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 Speakers on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: SONOS - PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Small) - WhiteSONOS - PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Small) - White

Jun, 2018

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 Speakers on Amazon.ca.

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

This summary is based on the products: SONOS Play 3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music, Small, BlackSONOS Play 3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music, Small, Black

Jun, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sonos Play:3

 

Wireless streaming without the usual Sonos wallet worries.

Excellent software ; Great Sound ; Good value

No auxiliary input

Sonos's brilliant streaming solutions are now available at an affordable price. The Play:3 sounds great, gives you access to a dazzling array of content and can be controlled completely with an Android smartphone or iPhone. Even if you have no...

Jul, 2011

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

Sonos Play:3 review

 

Impressively musical ; disperses sound well ; flexible over positioning ; free control apps

Requires a wired connection or an optional extra ; dedicated remote is expensive

Best multi-room streaming system, Awards 2013. Sonos's Play:3 is also a cracking little performer

Oct, 2011

hcc recommended

Expert review by : Adrian Justins (homecinemachoice.com)

Sonos Play:1 & Play:3 review

 

When it comes to wireless audio streaming Sonos sets the benchmark. The company has been the top multiroom dog for over a decade thanks to its consistently good products and ease of use. But there are some aspects of the Sonos system that warrant...

Solid build; tight, powerful sound; impressive app integration; optional subwoofer/soundbar

Possibly a bit too clinical sounding; dull design; ignores hi-res

May, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sonos Play:3 review

 

Can the latest gadget from the wireless streaming pioneer compete with its AirPlay-packing rivals?

Adios, wires ; Surprisingly tasty sound

All that tech comes at a cost

Easy to install, sounds great and won't break the bank. Top marks all round

Oct, 2011

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

Sonos Play:3

 

The Sonos wireless music system is great. It allows you to stream music from the Internet be it Spotify tracks, the radio, or your own collection, in multiple rooms at the same time all controlled by your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or a dedicated...

Sounds great, able to stream stacks of music, small, available in black or white

Need internet connection, need a smartphone for the controller, will most likely need to buy the Sonos Bridge to get the most out of it

The Sonos Play:3 sounds great, is 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 now.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Kate Solomon (techradar.com)

Sonos Play:3 review

 

New wireless music system is cheaper but is it still as cheerful?

Easy to use ; Excellent free apps ; Cheaper than its predecessor ; Compact ; Lots of music options

Lower sound quality than Play:5 ; Still quite pricey ; Software could be better

The Play:3 is an excellent multi-room option and brings the Sonos system slightly closer to the realms of the common man's bank account. Does that mean it's worth saving up for? We think so.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sonos Play:3 Review

 

The Sonos Play:3 is a network speaker that can accept audio inputs from a wide range of sources. The setup is modular, meaning you can buy one Play:3 at first and add to your Sonos range later via a ‘bridge' unit that links additional speakers....

The Sonos Play:3 is a really impressive network music player that is ideal for music fans with smaller homes to fill with sound. Though the need for a separate Bridge unit bumps up the price a smidgen, for £300 you have an incredibly flexible music...

Aug, 2011

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sonos Play:3 review

 

Although there's no doubt that Sonos is the best multi-room audio system you can buy, the downside has always been price. It's something that the company has tried to address over the years, and now with the Play:3 you can get Sonos for less than £300.

Excellent sound quality in a small package, the Play:3 is a good introduction to Sonos and a good way to expand an existing system

Jul, 2011

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Sonos Play:3 review

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The Sonos Play:3 speaker dock is the big brother of the Play:1. We put the Play:3 through our tough lab tests to see whether, in this case, bigger is better.

Dec, 2016

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by : Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

Sonos Play:3 network music player

 

Review Sonos wireless music systems have always been deeply desirable but they have also always been rather expensive. Now Sonos has released a one-box player aimed at those of us who don't own our own Caribbean island.

Sonos has at last built a wireless music box for the less well-off - and built a rather good one too. The Play:3 is physically small enough to be easily sited in any lounge, office or bedroom but produces a big enough sound to act as a primary stereo....

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Housing material:Plastic
Product Type:Mono
Volume Control:Rotary

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-in
Audio output channels:1.0
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of drivers:3
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker Type:1-way
Tweeter: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (cooling) (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70

Other features

Ethernet LAN: Yes
MP3-player: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, LAN (RJ-45)

Performance

Amplifier:Built-in
Amplifier Class:D
Audio formats supported:AAC+, MP3, WMA
Bass adjustment: Yes
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
USB port:N
Wi-Fi: Yes

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 120 - 240 / 120-240
Power source type:AC

Technical Details

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV / MP3, WMA
Built-in storage media: No
Control type:Buttons
Internet radio services supported:iTunes, Last.fm, Pandora, Rhapsody, Slacker, Spotify, TuneIn / Last.fm, Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS Internet Radio, Slacker, Spotify, TuneIn
Network streaming services supported:Pandora / Pandora, WiMP
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16 / 26.8
Height :13.2 / 16
Weight:2.6
Width:13.2 / 26.8