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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, small, great sound quality for size

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    Pablo
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    Let me start off by saying I have had my doubts about Sonos ever since they introduced their first network speaker. At the time, I thought that Bluetooth speakers would be the future as you could just take the speaker to any room you wanted. I didn't see the convenience in buying a speaker and having it sit there waiting for you to use it. But Sonos released speaker after speaker and update after update. Still, when the time came to buy a network speaker, I went with the Bose SoundTouch 10. It was the same price as the Play:1, sounds better, is about the same size, and Bose promised that they would add more music services (I use Google Music All Access and Apple Music) to their SoundTouch speakers. Fast forward a year later and Bose added Amazon music and Deezer while Sonos added more than a dozen music services and continues to add more. I sold my SoundTouch and invested in the Sonos Play:1, I definitely won't be going back to Bose. The Play:1 is extremely easy to setup, all I had to do was plug the speaker in, download the Sonos app, push two buttons at the same time on the speaker, and I was all set to go. I ended up plugging the speaker directly into one of my Wi-Fi stations. I have Google Wi-Fi and didn't want to slow the network down by having a 2.4GHz 802.11g device on it. I really wish Sonos would update their speakers to at least 2.4GHz 802.11n. It's ridiculous that a network device, in 2017, doesn't have 2.4GHz 802.11n let alone 802.11ac. But this can be overcome by plugging the speaker directly into your Wi-Fi router. It will then broadcast a Sonos Boost signal that all other Sonos speakers can connect to without slowing down your main Wi-Fi. The lack of more advanced Wi-Fi is one reason why I took one star off of my rating. The other is audio quality. Don't get me wrong, the audio quality for this is pretty good. It really is a small speaker and can really crank things out. It's a lot better than the built-in speakers with Google Home or Amazon Echo units. But, when compared to the SoundTouch 10, it lacks bass and the highs can be a bit harsh at times. But those are my only complaints. Sonos makes things dead simple with their app and there are tons of services they work with. I was able to add my Google Music and Apple Music accounts without issues. My wife was even able to add her Google Music and Apple Music accounts so that we can switch between the two from within the Sonos app. It's a great feature and means that you aren't tied to one account per service (especially since my wife and I listen to different music). The Sonos Play:1 is a great introduction to network speakers. It's dead simple to setup, offers good (but not great) room filling sound quality for its size, and odds are high it will work with your music service. I recommend either plugging at least one of these into your Wi-Fi router (especially if you have Google Wi-Fi as there are known issues when having Sonos speakers wirelessly connect to Google's mesh network) or buying a Sonos Boost accessory. Doing so will give you a large Sonos network all throughout your house allowing you to connect multiple speakers. I currently have three Play:1 speakers and a Playbase all connected together. I can play the same thing (even TV audio) across all of them or play different content on each one. Sonos did a great job making diminutive hardware that blends in (unless you get the white speaker). This is an easy recommendation for anyone who either wants to expand their Sonos network but doesn't need a larger speaker or they want to buy their first network speaker. Just be warned: these are addictive. It's easy to buy one after the other filling your whole house with audio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hands-down best sound, limited flexibility

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    chad2408m
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    This was my first dabbling in wireless speakers - I wanted something that sounded good at low volume (because I'm living in an apartment), didn't create a rats-nest of wires, and could be expanded into a more full set of speakers once I move out into a house. Note: I bought one speaker, liked it, then bought a second a day later to try it in stereo pair. You should definitely plan on buying two at some point, if not right away, because having two makes a huge difference in sound quality. I know that's obvious, but I think it's important to stress due to the price tag - these speakers only really shine once they are in a pair (and that's a $400 investment). First let me say, these speakers sound amazing. Crystal clear sound (bass too!), even at very low volume. They can get extremely loud as well, I've never turned them up past half-way because at that point the room is filled and my neighbors are probably putting in earplugs. After comparing these to other wifi speakers, I'm entirely convinced that they are the best sounding. They're also criminally easy to setup, and the packaging is great. Now as to why this is 4 and not 5 stars. The Sonos app (iOS) is actually really neat and connects to Pandora, TuneIn, Spotify and my music on device, which is great. It also has a queue feature which lets other people on my wifi to queue up songs to play next, which has been fun during parties. But not having native Bluetooth/AirPlay support has been more disappointing than I original thought it'd be. So many times I'll be watching a video on YouTube and think "Man, I'd love to hear this through my Sonos speakers right now". The bass is so clear and powerful that I'm also constantly wishing I could hook these up to my Desktop via a line-in to play FPS games too, which sadly I cannot. I've gotten over it now, but there was a lull a couple weeks after I got them where I really wanted to use them for everything, but couldn't. These speakers are meant for listening to music at the home, and they do that job great. You'll love the sound and the features the app brings to parties, but trust me when I say they'll leave you wanting more flexibility as well. Now, one thing worth mentioning is that I was torn between these speakers and the Bose SoundTouch 10 (or whatever the comparable model is). These speakers sounded and looked way better, but the SoundTouch had Airplay, Bluetooth and I think line-in. What pushed me to get these is that I also plan to get a new soundbar for my living room to replace the garbage one I'm using now, and I wanted to use the speakers I purchased as satellite speakers for surround. The Bose SoundTouch 10s don't connect to their sound bar product, but the Play:1s do connect to the PlayBar/PlayBase. I plan on purchasing the SoundBase at the end of the year and hooking that up into my living room at some point. Then I'll have an optical-in and can start using it with my desktop/TV for gaming and YouTube. Oh how that'll be nice :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and great utility.

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    Rhostam
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    I bought this unit as demo. I wanted to check out the sound. Why do such a thing for such an expensive device? Well, I also have bought into Samsung's SmartThings Home Automation/ Smart Home platform. I needed a compatible speaker so that I could do announcements for event based triggers. Seems expensive just for that purpose, but I figured this "demo" plus use in my home automation would be a good way to decide whether or not I want to continue to spend on this platform. I want to ultimately replace my tired small Sound Bar now that I've bought my first home and don't have to worry about apartment neighbors. I'd like something movable and flexible. This product seems to fit that bill nicely. PROS: - Great Sound. - Easy to setup provided you have supported devices to do it. - Works great with SmartThings (provided SmartThings itself is working LOL) - There is a good API. Since they won't be supporting Universal Windows Platform (a major CON), at least I can use TheHomeRemote to design a custom app to control my device (and potential expanded system). I will still likely need to keep a lousy Android phone around to do other admin stuff, however. I knew full well what to expect when I bought this unit. There are many limitations, but I wanted to see if I could live with them. Here are my perceived cons: CONS: - While WIFI mesh communication between units is great idea, I think I'd prefer still the option to stream to the "system" via Bluetooth. It's convenient, doesn't require a controller app, etc. I get it's not the same and certainly not what they intend, but it's how I feel. I don't want to ask friends and guests to install the controller app whenever they want to play some music, for ex. If not Bluetooth, then at least Line-In on all of their models to accommodate for this. - Controller app is required for basically everything. - Controller app(s) are rather cluttered and I don't believe is as smooth to navigate as it should be. - Controller app for Windows 10 (desktop/ mobile) is not in the works and is not being considered at-all at this time. This means if you're a Microsoft person, you better settle for Win32 or own an iPhone/Android device to do stuff. This is based on an official reply to community requests on forums 4/15/2016 see (https://en.community.sonos.com/controllers-software-228995/windows-10-controller-6730901/index9.html#post16005816) - With their somewhat recent reduction in workforce and refusal to support new and emerging OS (Windows 10, notably), I'm concerned that their refocused effort to compete with Amazon Echo (i.e. voice control) and the like, will mean a much quicker end to support for existing products. These are pretty expensive speakers to be worrying about support any time soon. I remember when I bought my first JamBox before they became big... not long after they became popular and decided to build bigger units, they just dropped support for updating my model (which was one of the selling points behind the unit for me in addition to super portable audio). I didn't cry too much, I got it a super promotional price at AT&T when they debuted. Final word: I'll be researching competing solutions before considering any additional buys into this platform. If you're an Apple/ Android user, however, this system does pump out some great sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound. Great utility.

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    Rhostam
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    I bought this unit as demo. I wanted to check out the sound. Why do such a thing for such an expensive device? Well, I also have bought into Samsung's SmartThings Home Automation/ Smart Home platform. I needed a compatible speaker so that I could do announcements for event based triggers. Seems expensive just for that purpose, but I figured this "demo" plus use in my home automation would be a good way to decide whether or not I want to continue to spend on this platform. I want to ultimately replace my tired small Sound Bar now that I've bought my first home and don't have to worry about apartment neighbors. I'd like something movable and flexible. This product seems to fit that bill nicely. PROS: - Great Sound. - Easy to setup provided you have supported devices to do it. - Works great with SmartThings (provided SmartThings itself is working LOL) - There is a good API. Since they won't be supporting Universal Windows Platform (a major CON), at least I can use TheHomeRemote to design a custom app to control my device (and potential expanded system). I will still likely need to keep a lousy Android phone around to do other admin stuff, however. I knew full well what to expect when I bought this unit. There are many limitations, but I wanted to see if I could live with them. Here are my perceived cons: CONS: - While WIFI mesh communication between units is great idea, I think I'd prefer still the option to stream to the "system" via Bluetooth. It's convenient, doesn't require a controller app, etc. I get it's not the same and certainly not what they intend, but it's how I feel. I don't want to ask friends and guests to install the controller app whenever they want to play some music, for ex. If not Bluetooth, then at least Line-In on all of their models to accommodate for this. - Controller app is required for basically everything. - Controller app(s) are rather cluttered and I don't believe is as smooth to navigate as it should be. - Controller app for Windows 10 (desktop/ mobile) is not in the works and is not being considered at-all at this time. This means if you're a Microsoft person, you better settle for Win32 or own an iPhone/Android device to do stuff. This is based on an official reply to community requests on forums 4/15/2016 see (https://en.community.sonos.com/controllers-software-228995/windows-10-controller-6730901/index9.html#post16005816) - With their somewhat recent reduction in workforce and refusal to support new and emerging OS (Windows 10, notably), I'm concerned that their refocused effort to compete with Amazon Echo (i.e. voice control) and the like, will mean a much quicker end to support for existing products. These are pretty expensive speakers to be worrying about support any time soon. I remember when I bought my first JamBox before they became big... not long after they became popular and decided to build bigger units, they just dropped support for updating my model (which was one of the selling points behind the unit for me in addition to super portable audio). I didn't cry too much, I got it a super promotional price at AT&T when they debuted. Final word: I'll be researching competing solutions before considering further buy into this platform. If you're an Apple/ Android user, however, this system does pump out some great sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent speaker with a few shortcomings

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    bradshaw6702
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    The Play one is a very good but pricy speaker. It is the smallest offered from Sonos but puts out very solid sound, though a little heavy on the bass (this can be adjusted in the Sonos app equalizer). All sonos speakers are wifi streaming only speakers (2.4GHz only too - no 5GHz). You download the Sonos app and control the speaker through that. You can add all of the popular streaming apps such as Spotify, Pandora, Amazon music, etc. Recently, Sonos has been working with these companies and now you can control Spotify and Pandora straight through those apps without having to open the Sonos app. This feature should be added to more apps in the future. Coming from bluetooth speakers to a strictly wifi streaming speaker took me some time to get used to. There's no auxiliary port, no bluetooth, nothing on the back of the speaker except an ethernet port and a mounting screw hole. After using this for over a month I can highly recommend the play one. It puts out great sound in a compact package. I can only imagine how the larger Play 3 and Play 5 sound. I've got two play ones and the Sonos Playbar. You can create a stereo pair with two identical speakers (play 1, play 1 or play 3, play 3 etc). This plays in separate left and right channels. You can place multiple sonos speakers throughout your house and play the same music through all of them or separate songs on each. I've got the two play ones connected to my playbar as surround sound speakers for my television. It sounds great and I'm very happy with it. You can also hook up an amazon echo device for voice commands if you already have one of those. I highly recommend the Play one and I'll probably add more over time throughout my house as they go on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sonos Play speakers still excellent; app downhill

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    DRMJohn
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    The good news is that the old Sonos Play line of speakers are still excellent and for those super-concerned about privacy, still do not have any microphones. The bad news is that the recent redesign of the Sonos app to support the new Sonos Play One has made the new app all but unusable. For some insane reason, the focus of the app is now around grouping and you need to minimize the current player to access a icon bar along the bottom to access e.g. Rooms or Search. What used to be very simple to navigate now requires multiple clicks and it is far too easy to click on the room group at the bottom and think you can switch rooms (you cannot). I'm not sure about most users, but my family only groups/ungroups occasionally, but very frequently moves from room to room to room and wants to start/stop music in a given room - something that is now at least a four-tap process. Equally annoying is the new browse layout which defaults to large album art views for nearly everything, with certain groupings of sources in a horizontal scrolling list. While traditional simple lists of bookmarked favorites/etc. are still hidden in a deeper layer, the interface is bogged down with the need to preload all of these larger thumbnails and scrolling gets pretty laggy even on a new Galaxy S8. Hopefully Sonos will fix or revert these changes and make the app smooth again. Until that happens, the speaker is still top notch, but ease of use is diminished considerably, which used to be a big strength of the Sonos ecosystem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works very well for the money.

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    GoodVibeMusicManiac
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    It wasn't that long ago that you needed to spend thousands of dollars if you wanted a distributed audio system in your home. Thanks to SONOS, wireless technology, and the power of the internet, almost anyone can enjoy whole house audio. I purchased the SONOS play 1 wireless speaker and got the bridge for free. You will need broadband internet and a wireless network set up. You will also need at least 1 connected PC or MAC and 1 connected smart phone or mobile device to take full advantage of the SONOS system. Be sure all your devices meet the HDWR requirements. I am using a 2011 MacBookPro, 2 iphone 5's and 1 fairly recent ipod. This set up allows remote control from the 3 mobile devices. I am able to access the music files from my laptop. At some point we will add additional SONOS devices and we will have a distributed audio system which will give us the ability to listen to want we want, when and where we want , as long as we have broadband internet and wireless. Thats the rub. All this stuff only works if you’ve already invested hundreds if not thousands in hardware, and an ISP. Fortunately, many households meet this requirement and that means SONOS should sell many of these. The only disappointment was the inability to stream my content from the cloud. I also noticed that after a long period of inactivity, I need to reboot my laptop to stream my audio files. There may be a fix for this but i have not looked into it. This did not affect streaming from the internet which is our primary content source. So, if you already have compatible devices and broadband, and a love for music, I can’t see how you could go wrong with the SONOS Play1. It has decent sound, does what it is supposed to do, sets up easily and only cost $200.00. Enjoy! ENJOY!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You only thought you were an audiophile...

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    TeyaT
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    You only thought you were an audiophile before you owned a sonos player/system. I find myself agreeing with one review I found online...that sonos speakers make you feel like, "yes, as a matter of fact, we could use a speaker in this closet!". Once you buy one, you will probably end up with many. I currently have 5 play 1, a connect and playbar. All are amazing!! Some things are not built in features (like the ability to play any app you want over the speakers--as in through bluetooth for example), but a simple bluetooth adapter plugged into the connect makes the whole world your musical stage. These players allow you to connect your music stored on your computer to any speaker in the house, allow you to access it remotely if you have it saved to a sharable folder. Really I can't say enough good things about sonos and the two negatives I have found so far, are far outweighed by the ability to listen to my old records through the system, listen to tapes, cds, digital music files, and loads of streaming radio apps. The controller is a simple app that works through a phone...really, other than the bluetooth problem, which I have rectified with a bose bluetooth adapter hooked to my connect, and the inability of it to play audio being played on your computer throughout the house on the sonos (which I have also rectified using the jamcast app downloaded to my computer), I have had only good experiences with my sonos's!! Have I said that I love this yet? Cuz I do!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy way for home sound

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    ATBIUC
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    I bought the Sonos Play 1 to add to my Sonos collection. I also have the sound bar, sub, and a play 3. I am using this in the study. The set up is very easy using the Sonos app for the iPhone. Due to the size I have moved this speaker from room to room to add ambient music wherever I go and it take 1 min to set up with the app. The sound is good but not great. It is a good mid range speaker with good clarity even at higher volumes. You can pair it with another play 1 to get stereo sound but I have not tried this feature. Now things I wish it had. Every time you unplug the speaker you will need to set it up. It would be great to have a backup battery just to save the settings. Also there is no in line jack or blue tooth available so you cannot stream directly to it. Meaning you must be on a network to be able to use this speaker. I cannot this speaker on my trip to the beach because there is no internet at the house. Also the need for the bridge just seems like Sonos is trying to squeeze some extra bucks out of customers. Now it is expensive but it does seem to be a quality product and it works great. I was contemplating having my house wired for sound but this is definitely a better way to go in my opinion. Also there is nothing like jamming out to your favorite song and setting it to party mode with all the Sonos speakers blaring in the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    In keeping with the SONOS tradition of excellence

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    Drumwriter
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    The Play 1 is a nice addition to the excellent SONOS line of products. I'm using it to add music to our master bedroom. I have several zones throughout my house, using nearly all of the other SONOS products (Connect, Connect: Amp, and Play:5). This is the smallest, lightest speaker system they offer, but it still delivers crisp highs and surprisingly deep lows for its size. It's no match for my Play:5, but then again, it's $150 less! My ONLY complaint is that it doesn't offer the "Line-in" function that most of the other SONOS units have. That would allow me to plug a CD Player, MP3 player, or TV into it if I ever needed to have quick access to a small, portable speaker with great sound. But overall, it integrated seamlessly with my network with the touch of a button, offers the option of creating a stereo pair, and does have a CAT 5 jack, so it's hard to complain. I have used wireless speakers using WiFi in the past to bring music to different parts of my house, and they invariably lose signal or just stop working with no warning. The SONOS mesh network never lets me down, and I get a clear, distortion-free signal anywhere I put the speaker. If I didn't already have a full surround sound system installed prior to the launch of SONOS, I would definitely buy a Playbar, a SUB, and use a set of these Play:1s as satellite speakers for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the One

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    Tuju
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    Many people ask me about the difference between the Play:1 and the One and I always tell people to buy this instead. It still works with Alexa when you install the skill but you'll need to buy an Echo or other capable device to make things work. Once you have all the pieces put in place, you can simply tell Alexa what to play and she will. I also recommend the Play:1 for sound quality. Given what this speaker is (a bookshelf speaker), the quality is surprisingly good. Good low end and good high end. The mid-range is okay but it's not terrible. I would definitely recommend getting two to pair them up for stereo. Otherwise, if sound is important to you, move to the Play:3. One more thing: the Sonos software is compatible with a ton of music services including Apple Music and Spotify. So don't worry, as the likelihood of your music service working is high. I do wish it supported Apple Podcasts but this can't be perfect. Otherwise, I use Stitcher for Podcasts and it works just fine. Overall, I would highly recommend because for the price, you can't beat the performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent system

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    Lwfromny
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    I have two of these in the same room. They are extremely easy to set up and directions are simple and straightforward. They function very well as speakers for my iPhone music library and also come with a ton of free radio stations that come in very clearly. I don't really use paid music services but I assume they would work well also. I also don't use them for my TV - I use them for music exclusively. So I don't have the sound bar. The sound quality is pretty decent, but I can't say I'm blown away by it. I definitely don't care for the results of the auto tuning feature. I've tried this feature on my speakers in two different houses and the result has been the same in both places - too little bass and too much treble for my taste. So I manually tune instead. All in all I'm happy with the speakers and they are serving their intended purpose. I really love that they are super portable, and play with absolutely NO skipping hesitation, or sound interference, even when pretty far from my wifi modem (several rooms away). But if you're a sound quality snob, you may not be pleased. 5 stars for function and ease of use, but four stars for sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great intro to the Sonos system!

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    JimD14
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    Bought a pair for my second home which is a small apartment. Loved the fact that I didn't have to run wires all over the place to get decent sound. I set up these units as a stereo pair in about 10 minutes and the sound quality is surprisingly good for such small speakers. I am not using a Sonos bridge as the router is located right next to the speakers so I just plugged one in with an ethernet cable to get the pair up and running. Unfortunately, my Samsung TV is not capable of connecting wirelessly to this Sonos network as I had hoped, even though it is connected to my WiFi router. I believe it's a limitation of the TV and not the speakers. Without an analog audio input, however, I'm not able to access the large music library on my Classic iPod. These would be a perfect 5 stars if I could do that! As of now, I primarily use them to access Sirius XM internet radio and that provides plenty of music. But, I like them so much, I plan to take them to my other home, which will require the use of a bridge--no big deal. Overall, though a bit pricey for what you get, I have no regrets purchasing these speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad, But Expensive

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    JBHall56
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    While this is pricey, it does work very well once it's set up properly. The biggest issue I had was getting it all to work right. It's not clear in the instructions that come with it how to connect it to your Wi-Fi. I had to go out to their Knowledge Base to find out how to get it to work. If your Wi-Fi is on channel 7, then the SONOS gear must also be on channel 7. That is because it is bridging the Wi-Fi network, not using it the way a notebook or cell phone would use Wi-Fi. Once I got that issue resolved, it's worked just great. I have SiriusXM as well as other online "radio" accounts and it's nice to be able to hear them on a decent system. The application integrates well with iTunes and Windows Media Player so you have access to those as well. Download the application from their Web site, iTunes or Google Play as the CD in the box is not the current version (no surprise) of the application and the upgrade can take a bit to get done. Also, both units that we bought had to also have an upgrade which took a while as well, so be prepared to spend some time while the base and speakers update as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I was told I would get points for a review

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    Jeeves56
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    This item was purchased as a gift for my father. He previously had the “Old HiFi” wired through vents into multiple rooms. He loves the sound and the flexibility between rooms (we bought him two, he wants two more) Sound is good, especially for a the size. Easy to hide without degrading sound. Only complaint I have is setup regarding purchased music. The system seems to be set up for streaming services. My father is in his 70s, these are things he does not have. It would not play music directly from his iPad. I had to turn on the desktop, share his iTunes library folder with the home network and then add the folder to the app. End of the day, ya it worked and he loves them. It was not as user friendly as every other Bluetooth speaker I have used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sonos

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    Dadawg731
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    I really dig the Sonos. I bought mine on Black Friday and it's been great. I've used just about all the streaming service and the work well with the Sonos. Sonos by far is the best sounding of all the speakers in this category.The bass is thumping, the miss humming, & the highs are crisp. I'm still blown away all this sounds comes from this one speaker. No matter where I put it in the house, it just sounds great. I love the fact that you don't need to place it in corner to get that full rich sound. My biggest beef with the product is that is does not play DMR music. If you're like me, and you've had iTunes for awhile, you still have some of those old tracks that were never converted. Well, Sonos won't play those. I find that very disappointing. In saying all that, I'd buy another one in heartbeat so, wouldn't have to move this one around so much. I just need to catch it on a another Black Friday type deal. That way the misses won't beat me up to bad for getting another one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Choice for Small Room or Bathroom

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    mratlanta
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    I use this speaker in my master bathroom primarily for music and online radio in the morning. The alarm clock feature within the Sonos App makes everything easy to setup, and now I wake up to my favorite morning show, and don't worry about turning it off when I leave because I know it will turn off for me in 2 hours. The sound is very respectable considering the size. Some distortion kicks in with some bass-heavy songs, but kept at a moderate volume level this won't be an issue. The Sonos Play 3 takes up a larger footprint, but does a better job of handling the bass if you really want that extra oomph. Overall, when putting this up against a system such as a Bose setup, it clearly holds its own and at a lower price point. The app works great on Apple and Android devices - I did have some issues getting my laptop to work which was fixed with some Windows Firewall changes. Very happy with the purchase - when they go on sale I will be filling each room with at least one of these. This product would get 5 stars from me at a $100-150 price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Big Sound from a Bookshelf Speaker

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    CableguyATL
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    My friend has the SONOS Play 5 and loves it. He ditched his stereo and CD player. The integration with the Pandora, Slacker, Rhapsody, etc is tremendous. I chose the Play 1 because I wanted the option to build a Home Theater at a later date. Initially, I purchased just the one speaker, but liked it so much that I got another and paired them in stereo mode. It throws a lot of sound for a little speaker and I like that I can easily move it to the patio for entertaining. SONOS also does a good job following the "Apple" packaging model. It looks and feels like a quality product right out of the box and you don't mind paying 200 bones for a quality piece of equipment. It's solid and well designed. I need to save my money for the Playbar and SUB, but getting two of these is a good start, especially if you find a deal were you can bridge for free. NOTE - if you only want a speaker for a single room and aren't interested in home theater, then get the Play 5. You really can't go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good addition to the system

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    shopperfornecessity
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    I bought this to go with the new large screen television. I was planning on having the room wired for speakers but decided to do this after so many people said they thought it would do what I wanted. I have only been using it for a short time. I bought a sonos play 1 and will probably also buy a sonos play 3. The play 1 is easy to move around so I move it from kitchen to bath to patio to provided music in those locations. I was told the play 3 is better sound quality but it is also larger. For the price it does a good job. You must calibrate the speakers in the sound bar with the living space. Once I did that the sound quality was a lot better. If you are deep into sound quality, this will probably disappoint but I think it is doing a good job. As soon as I get the subwoofer hooked up I might be more than happy. It certainly is easy to add to and move the speakers around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice little speaker

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    Sweetolive
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    I first purchased one of these to use standalone in a small room, and then quickly bought a second to convert these to rear speakers attached to my Playbar to get surround sound. Based on its size, the Play 1 does a good job on its own for a decent listening experience. However, this speaker sounds considerably better when paired with a SUB and another Play 1 friend. For a home theater surround sound experience I am incredibly pleased. For a solo listening device there are better speakers out there that take up the same footprint. So it is up to you whether you want to get a Sonos for the wireless features, an amazing surround system, or a solo listening experience. When I switched from using the speaker on its own to using it with others I was very impressed. I will get a cheaper and better sounding Bose speaker for the small room that I was originally going to use this in.

    I would recommend this to a friend