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Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music. Works with Alexa. (Black)

 
Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music. Works with Alexa. (Black)

Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music. Works with Alexa. (Black)
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List Price: $199.99
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Average customer review:
( stars, based on 3239 reviews)

Product Description

SONOS PLAY:1 Compact Smart Speaker for Streaming Music (Black)


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #97 in Speakers
  • Size: n/a
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Sonos
  • Model: PLAY1US1BLK
  • Fabric type: n/a
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 6.36" h x 4.69" w x 4.69" l, 4.08 pounds
  • Networking: Wireless

Features

  • Play:1 is our compact, surprisingly powerful speaker. It's a perfect fit for bookshelves, counters, and other snug places. So now you can enjoy great-sounding music anywhere.
  • Connect your Play:1 to any Amazon Echo or Alexa-enabled device, then just ask for the music you love.
  • Play different songs in different rooms at the same time. Or, pump one song in perfect sync, throughout your home.
  • Set-up in five minutes using your home Wi-Fi. Easily expand your home audio system over time by adding wireless speakers to additional rooms whenever you're ready.
  • Wirelessly Stream all your favorite music services like Prime Music Unlimited, Pandora, Apple Music, and Spotify.
  • Perfect for home theater rears or a stereo pair. Wall mountable.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

75 of 80 people found the following review helpful.
4I really like it
By Z
I must've read about 250 reviews on the Sonos products to include the Play 1s and the Playbar/sub/5.1 system. I know all of the criticism about the lack of an HDMI input and the lack of DTS support and I absolutely agree with those criticisms. There isn't any reason not to support the best formats on the market. That being said, I bought the Sonos Playbar, Sub and two Play 1s after going through three Sony playbar/sub combos and the Yamaha 203. Understand, I downgraded from a 7.1 system anchored by an Onkyo AV receiver, two Bose floor speakers and a set of Energy 5s + subwoofer. I simply got sick of the wires and wanted a clean look and decided to go with a playbar. After trying the four other systems and not being really impressed with the sound of any of them, I decided to roll the dice on the Sonos with the desire being 1) good sound and 2) wireless as much as possible. I wasn't concerned in the least with all of the hoopla about connectivity with streaming services etc...

So, I install the system on a newer LED tv that has a 5.1 pass through on the optical port and bam! I fall in love with THE SOUND. I get it. I'm not trying to compete with an audiophilic, perfect system nor do I care about specs as much as I do about liking what I hear. And the bottom line is that I really like what I hear. I get the full 5.1 out of the system and the Play 1s sound fantastic as the rear pair of the surround sound set up. They really do sound good. The playbar is a great anchor for the TV when it comes to dialogue and as it acts as a front pair and center speaker for the whole system during movies and music. I apologize to all of the purists out there, but I love the Sonos system.

Setup is just too stinking easy. Wow.

And the streaming piece that meant nothing to me.........well, I played around with Spotify Premiere and what can I tell you? I can watch a boring football game while hoping for something spectacular to occur and instantly switch to listening to any of my 35 kabillion songs while keeping the game on. If something groovy happens on the tube, I just switch the sound back to the TV. There is zero lag between the TV and the system or between any of the separate speakers. outstanding synch. And with version 7.0 of the Sonos app I can stream from the Spotify app instead of having to use the Sonos app. Sweet.

Why only four stars then? As mentioned at the start of this diatribe, Sonos needs to get off their elitist butts and add HDMI connectivity and support for DTS. It is a tough decision to spring this kind of scratch for a system that could be phenomenal "if only....". After reading through countless forum threads about the issue, it almost seems as if the Sonos team takes a certain pride in telling their paying faithful to shut up and colors they decide are in our best interest. Not cool.

All in all it's hard to criticize the Sonos Play 1 as I have it set up in conjunction with the playbar and the sub. But it's expensive and technologically crippled for no apparent reason. I would recommend it if you can afford it, you aren't looking for audiophile ego strokes, you want to scrap the wires, and if you have a TV that passes the full 5.1 through the optical port.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Put my sound system back in the game
By Professoriat
As music migrated to digital and I migrated into multi-room living quarters, my overall sound scenario had degraded badly. Sonos to the rescue! Incredibly easy to set up (takes just minutes from my iPhone or iPad) and easy to use (adjust sound room by room at a touch), expandable, fabulous fidelity ... couldn't be better. I'm back to loving music! Perhaps my only complaint is that the system is capable of playing so loudly, that it's more difficult than I'd like it to be to make small volume adjustments at the lower end of the scale.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5I love this.
By David Dworkin
We were on vacation with a house that was equipped with a Sonos system and were so impressed we ordered it so we would have it when we got home. That night my wife looked at me and said, you're not going to set that up now, are you? I said I was just going to plug it in but five minutes later it was set up and playing. For the record I am an audiophile and while this is no replacement for high end speakers it is a fantastic way to have music wherever you want it.

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