Loudspeakers Review: Sonos Play:1
Affordable, easy to use, sounds good. Excellent streaming options.
No aux input. Not portable.
Sonos Play:1 exceeds expectations of all
Sonos is an American electronics company established in 2002 with a focus on designing and manufacturing wireless speakers and audio equipment. Sonos latest product was released earlier this month called the PLAY:1. It is a Zone Player wireless speaker similar to PLAY:3 but smaller in size. Sonos PLAY:1 is very versatile in use, you can use a single PLAY:1, a pair for stereo sound or create a home theatre with surround sound effects by adding a Sub and Playmaker from Sonos. This feature allows you to expand your sound system bit by bit if you do not want to do it all at once.
PLAY:1 consists of two amplifiers, a 3.5” woofer for delivering deep bass and mid-ranges and one tweeter for high tones. Considering its small size it produces excellent rich HiFi sound and can be compared with Samsung’s Shape M7 and Bose SoundTouch 20 which are in fact more pricy than PLAY:1. Sounds are perfectly balanced and clear however heavy bass music is PLAY:1’s shortcoming.
The speaker has a sleek modern design which can easily accommodate with any type of furniture settings. It is available in white and black colours. Sonos PLAY:1 uses an app to amalgamate your playlists from all the music apps such as Spotify, Amazon Cloud Player, iTunes etc in one place. Then you can simply use the app to control the PLAY:1 using your smartphone, computer or tablet. Another useful feature of PLAY:1 is that the device itself has buttons for volume control and skipping tracks hence you don’t have to reach out for your phone or computer to manage a small function.
Priced for around £165 apiece PLAY:1 is very affordable and a great sounding speaker. It is arguably the best worth and convenient loud speaker from Sonos.
The Sonos Play:1 is probably the most impressive speaker we’ve seen from Sonos.
A $199.99 speaker is arguably worth much more when it prompts zero headaches in setup and use, and it means the Sonos PLAY:1 comes recommended
The Sonos app is great, and gets better all the time.
And the biggest compliment I can pay Sonos is that it’s helped me listen to at least 10x more music than I did before, just because it’s so easy to get it delivered the way I want it delivered.
- Speaker Type: Surround
- Crossover Description100hz
- Brand Name: Sonos
- Model: PLAY1US1BLK
- Speaker Type: Surround
- Speaker Connectivity: Wireless
- Color: Black
- Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 4.7 x 6.4 inches ; 4.1 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
- ASIN: B00EWCUK1Q
- Item model number: PLAY1US1BLK