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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Speaker!

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    RazorR
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    I bought the Play 5 as my first Sonos purchase, and absolutely loved it. Days later I found myself in the store purchasing two of these (Play 1 speakers) to add to my set. Within a week I ended up purchasing 2 of the Play 3 speakers as well as another Play 1, totaling my count to 6 speakers, (one Play 5, two Play 3s, and three Play 1 speakers!) At the start, I had 0 intention of buying so many speakers, especially because they seem pricey, however they are really priced well considering their features. The fact that they connect so easily to my home network, and the software is really easy to use, and I had no static or any issues with the wifi (they are crystal clear even at the loudest settings, and they stream instantly as if they are wired). Additionally, I was originally looking at Bose, but doing a side-by-side comparison in the store, I chose to invest in Sonos because I really didn't hear a difference, plus Sonos was less expensive, and the salesperson told me that the software interface is more user-friendly, which is great because I'm fairly tech-savvy but even the non-tech people in my family have been able to use this system with ease. At first, I thought it would be a set-back that you cannot stream via iTunes, or computer sounds, per say - you MUST use Sonos's app/program, therefore only songs loaded into Sonos's library can be played (as well as the multitude of free, actually extremely useful, streaming radio stations.) However, the program (for pc) and app operate very similarly to iTunes, so it's really intuitive to use. All I had to do is direct Sonos to my iTunes folder (or any other folder where your music is saved) and it saves it to it's library - it won't literally copy the files, so you don't need to worry about it taking up any extra space, it just looks in that directory. I have several wifi devices as well as computers and I can control all of the speakers from any of the devices (even multiple devices simultaneously) without any delay. I have a speaker in my basement, and the moment I click Play while being upstairs (2 stories up, but on the same network) it starts playing instantly, as if it were wired. Lastly, I added on a Seagate Central (NAS) hard drive to my network recently, and decided to move my music library to that wireless hard drive. I redirected Sonos to the folder on there and it works just as well as if it were on my computer - there's no difference...the actual benefit to this is that I don't need to leave a computer on to play from the Sonos. So now my set up can be easily controlled from a tablet, my phone, iPad, iPod touch...pretty much any device with Windows/Android/iOS without the need of accessing my PC. I have about 50 gbs of music and when adding to the Sonos app, it took about 5-10 minutes for it to load - but this is just an initial load to allow Sonos to read all of the album art, and build an index. From there everything else is instant. I tested it out by first only adding a few gigabytes and it took about 30 seconds to a minute to build the index - again this is only for the initial setup of the music directory. All in all I am thrilled with the entire Sonos speaker set, and definitely plan to add more in the near future because I have them all spread out throughout my house so that in times of a party, etc there is continuous flow of music and they are well hidden - at a mere fraction of the cost of what a piped-music system would cost! A final note I forgot to mention above is that all of the speakers can be controlled simultaneously as a group (where you can have them all set to the same volume, or even adjust each volume to different levels) or individually, simultaneously - meaning that from the app, I can play a different song on each speaker simultaneously - there's no sort of "log in" per speaker, each can be controlled on the fly. I definitely recommend any of the Sonos Play Speakers to everyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Speaker for Home

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    Justin
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    Great sounding speaker for the size. Gets pretty loud and fills up a small to medium size room well. I have five Play1s in my house and 1 Play5. I was going back and forth between wireless speakers and bluetooth speakers for my new home. I liked the cordless freedom of bluetooth speakers but didn't want to have to turn on/off the speakers every time I started and stopped listening to music. I was also tempted by the flexibility of bluetooth speakers, being able to move them and take them anywhere if I wanted. However, at the end of day, I was buying the speakers for home use and my main goals were music playback throughout the house, sound quality, convenience, and stability. That's where the Sonos Ecosystem shines. You can easily group and ungroup your Sonos speakers to play the same music throughout the house or separate music from each speaker (I primarily use Spotify Premium to stream music), the speakers sound great for the size (I recommend two Play1s in a Stereo Pair if possible, but they sound very good by themselves as well), I don't have to fiddle with power switches every time I want to listen to music (majority of the time), and I haven't had any issues with music dropping or trouble streaming (in comparison, bluetooth range is very limiting and connection would go in and out often when moving throughout the house). The Sonos iOS app works pretty well, but I do have some annoyances. For example, I often switch rooms and want to move the music I'm listening to into the current room while stopping it in the other room; you have to open up the app, select the room dropdown, hit Group, choose the new room, then hit Done. While this can be done pretty easily, it becomes a bit cumbersome when you switch rooms frequently. Spotify Connect through the Spotify app has/had a great functionality where I could just hit the play/pause button on a speaker and it would switch the music over to that speaker/room. This worked great as I could just hit the button when I walked into a room. Unfortunately since then, I've had issues with the Spotify app and it constantly switches speakers and restarts songs. Hopefully they fix this soon with an app update. Until then, I've gone back to using the Sonos App, but like I mentioned, it's a bit cumbersome with how I like to manage music playback. Amazon Echo support is supposed to be coming out this year which could make things a lot easier if you have bought into the smart home route. Cons: -Need Wifi network - having a bluetooth option like the Bose Soundtouch would be nice -Portability not the best - somewhat heavy, has to be plugged in and needs wifi -Hardware buttons on speaker are very limited in functionality - imo they can incorporate more functionality with a future software update -Price - quite a bit more expensive than some bluetooth options, what you are really paying for is the Sonos Ecosystem and experience Overall I'm very satisfied with the Play1 speaker. I have one in my Master bedroom, one in my kitchen, one in my bathroom, two in a stereo pair in my office, and one Play5 in my family room. The Play5 hands down sounds much better (richer/fuller). However, for the price and size the Play1s are great for most applications and smaller/mid-sized rooms.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WIFI AUDIO/NOT BLUEPOOP

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    masterfacialblaster
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    For those of you that are technically challenged this is WIFI AUDIO!, not bluetooth! Bluetooth sounds like caka! You don't carry these around. They stay in the room they are meant to, plugged into power...They sound 1000% better than bluetooth.If you wan't bad sound and speakers to carry around go buy a redbox...still sounds bad, but better than the pill or the other garbage products out there... But the real reason to buy Sonos is to build an audio network. I have a 5 and 2 ones...I plan on getting another 5 and maybe some 3s, but the 1s are almost as good at the 3s for much less so probably not. You can take a 5 and play it horizontal for stereo or vertical with another 5 for stereo pair, but for now I have a 5 with two ones on top of the 5 and facing outward in my studio....THESE BLOW AWAY THE OLD NS-10s and BLOW AWAY GENELECS for the price for a home studio, No point in spending more....You can play something different on each one or pair 2 or pair 3 or how ever many you want....You can have a basic eq, and separate volumes for all... SOUND IS AMAZING!!! BUT IF YOU CAN AFFORD TO GET ONE OR TWO FOR EACH ROOM AND PAIR ALL YOU HAVE FULL HOME WIFI AUDIO!!!!! FRICKIN AMAZING!!!! I am unsure about the 3s....and the woofer is too expensive and is open and loose, ok for home theater but I got my Sonos system for music...same wit the bar, probably for home theater....I would get 5's and 1's and put them in as many rooms as possible and you will have one of the best sounding systems out there, maybe Macintosh will sound better, but has no networking features and Bose, and any bluetooth falls short on quality!!!! The are hard, not cloth and easy to clean check ou my setup. Its really meant to be spread out in different rooms, but man this stuff sounds good!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple setup, great quality, amazing sound!

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    DDaren
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    I purchased 2 of these speakers to start off with. Let's just say that I'm so happy with SONOS and their speakers than I now have 4 Play1 speakers, a soundbar, and a subwoofer... and I am planning on purchasing more!!! It is EXTREMELY easy to setup. Just plug into power, install controller app on phone/computer, and connect. To add more speakers, you plulg in the power, go into the app and hit "Add a speaker" and it'll do everything! The quality of the sound is amazing for a tiny speaker. What surprised me the most is the quality of the bass. It has fairly good bass for the cheapest speaker in the lineup. Range all depends on your wifi setup. I have a very strong router with amazing range, so it reaches throughout my entire house, even across the street. Overall, I'm more than happy. Several drawbacks: - Cost. at $200 a speaker, they add up real quick - No bluetooth connectivity. I wish I could just connect with my phone or other bluetooth device and play the audio through that. For example, my Bose sound system had bluetooth connectivity, and I could connect my phone with it and play games with the sound system playing the audio. SONOS system is limited to playing audio from within the app (such as pandora, music files, etc) - Power outlet required. This speaker is wireless, except for needing a power outlet. I wish it came with the option to put in some batteries. I want to put some of these speakers outside in my backyard during parties, but there's no outlets nearby.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Software

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    JoPA
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    I strayed away from Sonos, I though I would try an older Sound brand like Polk. I was wrong. I was just given SOnos Play 1 (2 Pack)!!!!First, I'll say alot of tech hardware lately may be good, but the software you use to control it it ends up being...average at best. The software for the Play, IS PERFECT. I mean REALLY REALLY GOOD and solid, there are so many things you are able to do because of this software. Listen to any music from share drives like WD Mycloud or Synology, find any radio station in the country. On top of that, organize it in a logical, user friendly way. Play one song or station in one room, while playing another in the other room, play the same music on both speakers. AND because the Windows App, and phone App connect, whatever you do on one, updates the other automatically. Extreme Kudos to their software developers. Usually gadget software is the weak link, definitely the strength here, and better and beyond any other maker. If you are willing to take the time to set it up right, it can be really amazing. The sound speaks for itself, crystal clear, as everyone raves. You're not going to find better. After YEARS of trying to find the right software to listen to EVERYTHING I want ...easily, its just so refreshing to know I have more than just a great gadget here. The ONLY Con (minor) - As a wireless speaker, it would really be nice for these to run on some sort of battery, especially as an option; then you could really pick it up and place where you want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Sound!

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    Clshipp91
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    I first heard of Sonos back in January and thought the idea of wirelessly connected speakers was a great idea. At first I thought that for the price I could just get a Bose Bluetooth speaker for the same price and Bose sound better right? Wrong, This thing sounds great and it's loud! The Play 1 has one tweeter and one mid range woofer that pack a punch. The speaker connects to devices through your WiFi network NOT Bluetooth. What this means is that you have to have a home network to use it and Sonos pulls music directly from the cloud not your phone. Your phone is just used as a fancy remote control (except when you play music stored on your phone or computer). So if you get a call or your phone dies, your music keeps playing, pretty cool right! Set up easy a breeze. Connect the bridge to your router, plug in the play 1, download the Sonos Controller App and a few button presses later your listening to crystal clear music. The Controller app contains quite a lot of different services for listening to music including a default radio application (TuneIn Radio). The Play 1 quickly became my go to device for listening to Google Play Music and the radio. Google Play Music is extremely simple to use with Sonos, just use the cast icon just as if you were casting to a Chromecast. The only few drawbacks to the Play 1 is the lack of a line-in jack to connect to a computer or other device to use a service that isn't supported by Sonos, i.e. YouTube, Netflix, etc. This brings be to the next limitation. The Play 1 cannot be used to play audio from YouTube or any other video service. To do that you need a Play 5(and use Line-in), Connect (also using line-in). I hope that this feature is made available in some way in the future. Overall this does exactly what I bought it for, Play music wirelessly. I definitely plan to purchase more over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing speaker! - but you should know...

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    JoshmoJoe
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    I want to start by saying that having only purchased a single Play:1 so far, it is unlike any speaker i’ve Owned previously, in quality and usability. It’s Bose level or better in my opinion because it orientates with your room, giving the best acoustics for the spot. The twist with the Sonos system though, is it’s all streamed directly to the speaker, meaning you don’t have anything other than an AC and Ethernet input. I was not fully aware of what this truly means. This means that yes, when you use them, you’ll need to use your phone or device of choice with the Sonos app. They WILL NOT PLAY anything OUTSIDE of the app. Every user will feel differently about this, it has its general restrictions due to certain aspects (ie using a browser - no current option within Sonos App to stream via URL webpage). It takes getting used to I’d say, but for the sheer quality of sound this beautiful little cube creates it’s absolutely worth it. It makes you appreciate the level that Sonos has taken audio to as they cut out the dependency on so many variables (connectivity between device and speaker, latency, control distance (if you are on your WiFi, you’re connected to the speaker... take that Bluetooth!). I feel that only time and further development on their app will only unlock more user interface and ability. My next step is to add a Beam and another Play:1 to give me 5:0 surround sound. Once you have at least this basic set, you can do tv home theater connectivity. Thank you Sonos!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Skeptical but now a believer

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    Vedder

    First of all, I research any and everything to death. I want to make sure I get a deal and that I'm buying a quality item. I went to best buy and listened to these as well as the competitors and was not blown away by anything. However it is important to note that speakers sound different to different people and auditioning speakers is essential in buying speakers. Knowing the great reviews and best buys return policy I decided to buy them and try them out in my household. I bought two play ones so I could play them as a pair; left and right channel. Needless to say I'm very happy with the sound, ease of use, set up and look. I'll be keeping these for sure. I also like that I can expand on this system over the years. Very easy to stream music from my iMac and iPhone to these as well as use my iPad/iPhone to control them remotely. If your on the fence with these, I suggest you try them out in your house and see what it does for you. Again, I wasn't blown away with the sound in the store, they sounded ok. But best buy is huge with lots of noises and customers/distractions. Hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sonos makes it really easy

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    Pineboy
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    I have several Airplay compatible speakers but ended up trying Sonos because I was having trouble finding more Airplay speakers. My wife and I bought two Sonos speakers to check out their system and liked them so much we bought two more as well as one of their Connect units to add my conventional stereo to the system. I'm thinking a couple more purchases may be in my future. One factor that played into trying their products is that they no longer require a separate network to operate. Sonos had marketed this as an advantage in that you would not burden your primary network with the task of streaming music but since I have gone to great pains to put together a good network that includes the main house and my barn/workshop/mancave I was happy to use my primary network instead of buying more hardware to set up another network. The software is what really defines "easy" with this system. There is a seemingly infinite number of source choices that are available; Pandora, iHeart, TuneIn, Apple Music, radioPup, Spotify, music on your computer, music on your phone. You name it, they appear to support it, unlike the limited options Apple AirPlay offer. Want one source for the family room and one source for the kitchen? No problem! It's incredibly easy. It's also incredibly easy to fill the entire house with the same music source. I cannot stress enough how easy the system is to use. I have to admit, we have only purchased the Play 1 (the smallest) units thus far. I would love to purchase the sound bar and the wireless subwoofer but doubt I will ever want to sink that much money into my system. Just being honest here but I suspect anyone who decides to go that route will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice speakers but limited in some ways - read on!

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    kenf
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    First let me say that I'm happy now with my choice to buy these speakers. I was setting up my new house with new electronics and wanted to go wireless. I bought the Total Tech package and had the in-home review. The tach's recommended the Sonos equipment and I'm happy with the equipment but it was not able to be set up as the tech's told me. I wanted to use one Play One, one Play1 and one Play5 (as the sub) with the sound bar and was told I could set it up that way. The iPhone app. will not allow you to use a Play5 as a sub and your rear speakers MUST be a match set. As in a Play1 and a Play One are not the same and the app will not allow you to set the system up using one of each as your rear speakers. I had purchased one Play One to use the Alexa features and one Play1 to be used as the other rear speaker of a surround system. I ended up buying another Play1 and I'll just use the Play One with Alexa as a counter top, stand alone device. I would not have purchased the Play One if I had known this limitation. And I'll use the Play5 as an outdoor speaker for entertaining on the patio. A bit disappointed in the misinformation I received but I really do like the system now that it's up and running. Check the big box stores for packages deals on these speakers before you buy (Costco).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact size, easy setup, big sound

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    nebo
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    I've had high quality stereo equipment dating back to my college days in the 1970s. So when listening to various systems, I'm often not particularly impressed. But when we moved into our new house this year, it became clear that transitioning to a wireless environment was inevitable. I was hesitant to start with Sonos players, mainly because I wasn't sure how the sound quality would be (kind of pricey too). But we decided to go with a sound bar with a sub for the TV in the family room, and two Play 3s for the bedrooms. I liked the way we'd set it up, but what about the living room? It's a fairly large space with 12 foot ceilings. Was I going to have to spring for the Play 5s? After doing a lot of research, it seemed like pairing two Play 1s might be the way to go, and I am very happy with the decision. Surprisingly clear and balanced sound for such small speakers, and they are aesthetically excellent as well. They have plenty of power as far as I'm concerned, and unless you really need or want to blast a ton of sound in your listening area, these are more than good. The bass is clearly present without being overwhelming. This setup does not rattle anything, particularly my nerves. I'm not going to add a sub because I think these speakers produce a very good overall reproduction of what most artists intended for us to hear. We got them in white and paired them with the Sanus WSS2 stands (highly recommended). They look as impressive as they sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker, and must have!

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    Daniel
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    I just purchased the Play 5, and two Play !'s earlier today. I cannot be any happier with my purchase. Let's start off with the intentions of the purchase. I am a sophomore in college living in a dorm, and love quality music. Are these speakers going to be over kill for my dorm room? Yes. Will I have the best speaker set up in my college? HECK Yes! To start off, SONOS in general is expensive. It is one of the more expensive speakers on the market, but compared to all the other ones that Best Buy has, this is by far the best one I have listened to. I love how easy it is to set up, as well as how expandable this is. I was considering either the $1750 sony sound bar/sub woofer, or the SONOS. I ultimately choose the SONOS because I am not limited to just one speaker, but I can buy as many as I want. I also see it as an investment because when I move out of college into an apartment, I already have an awesome home theatre set up that I can add a sound bar and subwoofer to. Lets get to the quality. It is amazing! If recommend buying two of the Play 1's, because they can then be synced to be used as stereo. It gives a more "surround sound" type of feel. It also doesn't sound too tinny, and for such a small compact speaker, it pumps out a very nice sound and a decent volume. Overall, I give this a 5/5 and would recommend it for anyone looking to add it to their home theatre set up, or just to use as a wireless speaker in their room. This speaker can pump out pretty good volume so it would be fine for a small office or any normal size room in a house!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Pair

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    rshodges2
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    First, do not expect the Play:1 to have comparable sound quality to it's larger (and pricier) brethren. It's not a fair comparison and you will be disappointed. Second, if you're an audiophile, the Play:1 will not meet your expectations so don't expect them to be something they can't. That said, I got a pair of Play:1 speakers for my living room. It's a large room but the pair easily carry the room for what I want and need. The mid and high ranges are really good and although they are small, they have decent enough bass for general listening levels, but with higher volumes the bass gets mushy. This is fine for me since my rocking out is now limited to my car, by myself... The sound is surprisingly good for a small unit, even with more complex and subtle material. I would expect a single Play:1 would be decent in a smaller room but think for a larger room, you should consider a pair or if you need better sound quality go up to a Play:5. Even though I find the units to be attractive, they do keep a low profile and are very inconspicuous in the room. The set up is typically easy, two minutes to fully paired and playing. It helps that my bridge and application were already set up, but add three minutes if this is your first Sonos component. The applications still leave a lot to be desired, but once you're used to the quirks and numerous clicks required to actually play music, you probably won't object so much, the versatility and convenience will more than make up for it. Sonos is a great system and the Play:1 is a great addition to the model line. I have a Play:5, Play:3 and now a pair of Play:1s, and I love them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WORTH THE PRICE! Incredible sound, amazing

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    JamesS
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    In a past life / career, I was an audio engineer in a post-production and live sound environment. I know good audio. Like many people, I looked skeptically at the price of Sonos Speakers for years and wondered why they would cost so much - for essentially what I assumed was just like "any other Bluetooth speaker". In the meantime, I messed around with a whole-house AirPlay setup, experimented with running AirPlay Express stations into Bose Wave Radios' line-in inputs with iTunes on an iMac running the audio to get a great uncompressed sound. There were multiple bugs and issues with this setup. On a whim, I decided I would try the Sonos Play:1 "just to check it out", assuming I would probably end up returning it. My significant other and I were so blown away by the sound quality and the ease of setup that I am now going to setup Sonos speakers throughout the house. It reminds me a lot of my resistance to purchase Apple products a long time ago ... why pay more when I can get products "that are almost exactly the same" for less? Well, once you try a truly well-built product you understand why you are paying more. You're paying for years of headache-free enjoyment of the product. I know I sound like an advertisement (I'm not affiliated with Sonos in any way), and I NEVER take the time to write reviews like this, but we've enjoyed this product so much I thought I would chime in to let anyone else who is hesitating know ... Sonos is TOTALLY WORTH THE PRICE. You will not regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect choice for my home office

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    CC11
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    I work from home and was looking for a quality option to play music in my office. I like to play background music while I work but was tired of cheap laptop speakers.. I am by no means an audiophile but I like quality speakers. I have been a Bose Loyalist in the past, but have heard a few friends complain about current equivalents plus there is a significant price difference at the moment... I am blow away. 1st off, set up is amazingly simple. It was probably 5 minutes from opening the box to having great quality music in the room. 2nd the looks, not that it matters too much but this thing looks great and feels like its quality made. I highly suggest this to anyone looking for a clean simple way to listen to music at a quality level. I also love that I will be able to seamlessly grow my set up as needed. Would and will buy more Sonos products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Give 6 stars if I could.

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    Vrensul
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    This thing sounds incredible. It manages to be loud, crisp and carry bass as well without being drowned out or over driven. Works excellent over wifi or ethernet. I was turned off at first because there was no bluetooth or direct controls on the device (other than the one) but you don't need all that. This thing just works. Setup was fairly easy, it supported my local music library on my NAS (has plex support) and it does iHeartRadio as well as many other sources. If i could give it 6 stars I would. The downside? You're going to pay for it. As far as it's competitors, they can't touch these. Just skip right over samsung and bose. if you want a true networked speaker that sounds awesome, this is the only real choice. You will pay for it though. Other notes: There is a desktop application for this from your computer if you want. The direct library play doesn't require plex. You have the option to do a "room setup" that makes it sound better but i never got that to work. I didn't need to. Pressing play on the top will resume the last action you were playing (this includes a station on your app -- i was using iheartRadio). I highly recommend you download the desktop app for windows. there's a few hidden features it does that aren't on the phone/tablet apps. (at least i didn't find them). Ended up taking mine back because I got one for free from a family member. I plan to get another however.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sonos - Streaming Music Dream

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    Kevin06Vino
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    I have invested heavily in Sonos speakers, with 8 Play 1's throughout my home as well as a Play Sub in my lower level living room (grouped with a pair of Play 1's). These speakers are scattered in the house to provide music through the entire house. Sonos require only a power wire, as they connect via wi-fi. I have a Sonos Boost to create in independent network, with the hope of minimizing any interference with my other devices (I've had zero issues to date). The Sonos app works great and allows you to select either a streaming service or your music library to play to a specific speaker (or a group of speakers, or all speakers). The sound quality is solid and with the addition of "True Play," I feel that sound quality continues to get better with software updates. I have tweaked the EQ to bring them to life, by bumping bass by 4 and treble by 6. These little speakers pack a punch. Bass is decent, and the highs are great. Although the speakers are small in size, they weigh a fair amount. These "feel" like quality speakers, and the build is great. The sound is wonderful. I'm no audiophile as most of my library of 35k tracks are between 128-320kbs, but I am impressed by the convenience and will continue to buy these. They rarely are on sale, but have found Sonos runs promotions near Black Friday and Year-End. I'd like to add a couple Play 5s and a Playbar when I invest in a new TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cannot Say Enough Positive Things

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    Wenis
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    I am absolutely obsessed with this purchase. I don't think I have ever bought something for myself that I have enjoyed this much, honestly! We were considering purchasing a turntable with vinyls along with other speakers, but after hearing the quality of the Sonos Play:1 we decided to give this a try instead. I'm so glad we did! You can use any music streaming service such as Apple Music or Spotify seamlessly. Also if you want everyone in the family to have control, you can simply set up different accounts - which also sync to their music library on their phone! Another thing I was iffy about at first was it being a wifi speaker, rather than bluetooth. However, the fact that it is wifi makes all the difference! I personally like that I can play music via my phone and also watch snapchats/videos if I feel like it and the music won't be interrupted on the speaker as it would with a bluetooth speaker. I have zero negative things to say about this speaker. And it honestly only gets better because for only a little bit more, you can have an alexa built into the speaker (probably not the best way of explaining this, but if you ask at Best Buy they can explain it way better). My only advice: buy this speaker asap!!! Perfect for apartments too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SONOS - Can't go wrong, great speakers!

    Posted
    sowndman
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I ordered this after reading up on it, watching review videos and seeing it in person at a friend's house. I knew I wanted to buy into the Sonos system. I have been wanting a wireless speaker system for a while and Sonos just fits the bill. I have just a single Play 1 with the Sonos Bridge. Both were practically plug and play after a quick download, install of the Sonos desktop software on my Mac (they have it for PC as well). And with a press of a button... wholla!.. I was connected. I was able to add my Pandora account, add other streaming radio accounts as well as add a connection to my iTunes library that I have on a network connected external hard drive. I was listening to my music on a great sounding speaker in literally minutes. It sounded and performed so well that my wife actually wants to purchase at least one more to pair two speakers as stereo left and right speakers... I have an awesome wife... and now I have awesome speakers! I purchased through BestBuy online because I was able to get in on the online special of buying a Sonos speaker and get the Sonos Bridge for free... that was a $50 bonus buy which made this purchase even more attractive. With the bridge, I am not using up my home network bandwidth so I am free to continue to add more speakers in any room and not worry about lag, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2 play 1's in stereo for Kitchen w/sub

    Posted
    crystalclear
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So, decided to give Sonos a try... I give sonos very high marks for ease of set up, it couldn't get any easier unless the boxes unpacked themselves. Appears to be well built too, time will tell... and very stable on the network. 300sqft kitchen w/eating area, L shaped with 2/3 covered in cathedral ceiling. We had to move the units around a couple times to find the best listening spot. Wasn't sure what to go with... 1's 3's or 5's. Settled on two 1's to start. Rather than repeat what others have said, the first thing I noticed was even at the highest volume setting, two play 1's were NOT loud enough for me, left me wanting just a bit more. At much lower volumes, something else was missing too and that's where the subwoofer filled that void very well and also helped with boosting the volume at higher listening levels too, but that was an expensive add on. We got the Sonos sub a couple weeks later. We're happier with they way things sound now- two play 1's and the Sonos sub. If you can afford it, I highly recommend adding the sub to your listening line-up. The only thing I'm little disappointed with is that for a room this size and at this price point, this set-up should be able to really crank when we want to itch that urge... but maybe that's what the play 5's are better suited for?

    I would recommend this to a friend