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:
(4.5 stars, based on 3236 reviews)

Product Details

  • 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.

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


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

74 of 79 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.
5Great sound at lower volume levels
By NEK SNPR
The sound from this little speaker is amazing, especially at lower volume levels. The bass keeps pace with the mid and high sound output at background listening levels. At higher volumes, more bass is needed. Unfortunately, the Sonos Sub is $700, which doesn't make sense as a support component to one or two Play 1's at $200 ea.

On the other hand, pair of Play 1's beats a single Play 5 in listening quality from low through mid-high volume levels. The Play 5 can produce more total sound pressure but a single Play 5 costs $100 more than a stereo pair of Play 1's. Further, the stereo imaging of two Play 1's far exceeds that produced by one Play 5. In fact, there is little if any perceivable stereo separation with a single Play 5 (or Play 3 for that matter).

Hey Sonos, how about at $300 sub to pair with Play 1's & 3's? I'd be a buyer.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Great whole house speakers
By Troy
I can't wait for the promised Alexa integration with Sonos and for Sonos to get Audible working again. Right now we use a pair of Play 1s in my wife's sewing Room, a single Play 1 in our bedroom, and living room, and a Play 3 in our family room. They all sound great with our music collection, Spotify, or Pandora.

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