Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music (Black)
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Two custom-designed drivers with dedicated amplifiers Stream your entire music library, popular music services, and internet radio Start with one, add more over time to fill your home with music Simple to set-up; control from anywhere with your smartphone, tablet or PC/Mac
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful.
Perfect as a pair - a bit strange to have just one in retrospect
By T. Chak
Bought this to create a stereo pair. I've had a single Sonos speaker for a few years now - the sound quality is great and it really can fill the room by itself, but I moved it to my desk recently and it was weird just hearing sound from one side. I work from home a lot, so it was worth it for me to invest in a second speaker to create a stereo pair for my working area.
I really love the quality of the sound - crystal clear with and it separates L/R stereo sound perfectly. Bass is just right - deep sounding, but not muddled or overwhelming.
If you're not familiar with Sonos, there are some good and bad qualities - they stream music directly from your router through Pandora, Amazon music, Apple music, etc. You can also stream music from your phone or laptop/computer, but the latter is a bit clunky as it takes forever to index your music library and update it. (Why can't it just use your iTunes library???) The negative include not easily being able to use them with existing devices (e.g. as a speaker for your tv, stream whatever you want from your phone via bluetooth, etc.) without spending an extra $100-200 on other accessories. You pretty much can only control the music from your phone, laptop, or tablet because there are only play/pause and volume buttons on the speaker themselves. (Would have been nice to press play twice to skip forward and thrice to go backwards like on many earphones...)
ALTHOUGH! A new feature is coming in (early?) 2017 that might be a good remedy to that. Amazon's Alexa will soon be connected to Sonos speakers via an Amazon Echo, Echo dot, etc. or Fire TV. I have an Echo, so that will be great. Looking forward to the update!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
Rock solid unit, ordering 2 more now
Incredibly simple and straightforward setup
Able to maintain clear bass response along with clear mids and highs at ultra low and extremely high volumes
Unit is built like a tank and comes with rubber bumpers on the bottom to dampen potential vibrations
29 of 32 people found the following review helpful.
Sonos > Bluetooth Speaker
By Reid Anderson
Originally purchased just one Sonos speaker, it sounded great. I've never really been an audiophile, so what sounds good to me may not be the case for other people. After listening too a lot of music on the Play 1, i wondered if they were worth it... Let me just say I recently went too a friends house and he was playing music on his pretty expensive Bose Bluetooth speaker and that's when I realized the Sonos speakers are incredible and very well worth it. I remember sitting there wondering why the Bose sounded so awful, it's because the Play 1 sounds so much better. Until you compare a Bluetooth speaker to Sonos you won't realize just how much better they sound.
I purchased a Play 1 because after reading a lot of reviews it seemed two Play 1's were better than one Play 3.. Figured I'd try out one Play 1 before purchasing two but I finally made the next step and purchased 2 Play 1's and they really do sound incredible. Together they really create a beautiful sound.
I have not tried the speakers in a larger setup, not sure how they sound in a bigger room. I use them in a home office and the room is 11x10 and they really fill the room perfectly. You can see the setup I use in the pictures.
-Controls on the speaker itself
-Ability to have just one plugged into Ethernet and create a seamless connection between both speakers wirelessly
-A very nice UI on the Sonos app
-Limited to using just the Sonos app
-Having to add everything to a que, which I've become so accustomed to now it doesn't bother me but at first it's kind of annoying
-Obviously pricey but well worth it with the quality
-Bass could be better, but for such a small speaker they really produce a clean sound